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The owner, the lady with the dog: " Are you taking pictures? "
Me: " Yes, Madam, but of the dog ".
Her: Oh, no, please, don't take pictures of my dog! Have you already taken pictures of it?
Me: yes, one.
Her: Please, delete it!
She comes towards me and wants to see the picture. I showed her my cell phone and I deleted the picture I had already taken of her dog.
I was listening to music. I raised the volume in order to not hear anymore what she is saying and went away. I was disappointed
Maybe she was right, the dog is hers and if she doesn't want someone takes pictures of her or her dog, it's okay, obviously. I shouldn't. I took soo many pictures of so many dogs. I just adore taking pictures of dogs. I adore dogs! That lady is the first person who told me not to take a picture of her dog.
I saw other dogs after that but I didn't dare to take a pic anymore. It is 'ugly'.
Okay, as I already said, the person decides if someone may take a pic of their dog or not. Right! I ask you for permission to take a pic of your dog. I can use the pic as I want even if I ask for your permission even if not. You cannot even notice me taking pictures of your dog. Is not that the point here.
The question is: for what purpose am I going to use the pic? I watch them because I like watching pictures of dogs because I like dogs or share them with other dog lovers. What else can i do? I watch Fox Crime everyday, but I'd like you to tell me too what a person can do with a pic of a dog who doesn't know. There might be in the world at least one other million of dogs like that one. It is not a baby. We are talking about a dog.
I wouldn't have tried to understand. There's nothing to understand.
One thing is clear though: maybe it won't be anymore a pleasure taking pictures of dogs, but I'm sure that on mysmelly I can see many cute dogs or other animals .
Anonymous:Also as a photographer you should offer them a copy of the photo of their pet as a courtesy for taking their pet's photo. It really works quite well. Just email them the image.
People are waiting to help.