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Are we creepy?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by T N Args, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. I always knew it

  2. It's news to me, but if they say so

  3. Definitely not!

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  1. T N Args

    T N Args Agent Photocateur

    Dec 3, 2013
    Adelaide, Australia
    call me Arg
    An interesting news item turned up today about what makes people 'creepy'.

    Take a look at the last personality trait listed, and the last hobby listed.

    I don't know why people are so negative about taking photos. (or why wanting to take a picture is linked with sexual interest....!)
     
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  2. Gerard

    Gerard Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 12, 2015
    Vleuten, Utrecht
    Je suis creepy
     
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  3. NCV

    NCV Mu-43 Regular

    69
    Mar 9, 2016
    Italy
    Nigel
    The newspaper le article comes from is a bit creepy too.

    Seriously. "No photography allowed problems here" are getting worse and worse.
     
  4. MoonMind

    MoonMind Mu-43 Top Veteran

    627
    Oct 25, 2014
    Switzerland
    Matt
    Chorme throws a security error when I try to access the article :D

    M.
     
  5. StefanKruse

    StefanKruse Mu-43 Veteran

    349
    Jan 28, 2015
    Denmark
    Stefan
    If so what does that say about landscape photography?... and why do I like macro :)
     
  6. janneman

    janneman Mu-43 Veteran

    414
    Dec 6, 2012
    Netherlands
    Jan (John) Kusters
    I am not creepy!

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  7. carlosfm

    carlosfm Mu-43 Veteran

    230
    Oct 3, 2015
    Lisbon, Portugal
    "Having long fingers"?
    Really??!
    We need them to change our big lenses. :hide:
     
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  8. MoonMind

    MoonMind Mu-43 Top Veteran

    627
    Oct 25, 2014
    Switzerland
    Matt
    My thoughts exactly - or more precisely: What's wrong about a deep sexual interest in plants and stones? :p

    Honestly, as long as selfies are an accepted genre and publishing them unscrupulously ain't a hanging offence, we're entitled to a little creepiness ...

    M.
     
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  9. GBarrington

    GBarrington Mu-43 Veteran

    Even creeps need love . . . and a hobby. And golly! If we can find a way to combine the two, what's the problem?
     
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  10. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    It's an occupational hazard. We look intensely at things and that induces paranoia. It will be interesting to see how some attitudes change since we now take so many pictures of ourselves and others.
     
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  11. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    You would fit right in with a Harry Potter movie.
     
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  12. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin Mu-43 Veteran

    329
    Jun 10, 2013
    Dublin, Ireland
  13. T N Args

    T N Args Agent Photocateur

    Dec 3, 2013
    Adelaide, Australia
    call me Arg
    Except it does reference a legitimate study.
     
  14. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin Mu-43 Veteran

    329
    Jun 10, 2013
    Dublin, Ireland
    A legitimate study that couldn't find a better place to publish their findings than in a tabloid...? That would get me thinking...

    Sorry to disagree on this one... The results aren't really more than a collection of clichees too.
     
  15. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 7, 2011
    Somerville, NJ
    Welcome to the age of fear. Be careful, the sky is falling.
     
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  16. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin Mu-43 Veteran

    329
    Jun 10, 2013
    Dublin, Ireland
    Looking at your first post again, I may have missed the point of your thread.
    You're asking why people have these negative associations, which is a valid question... (no matter what the source :) So I'll shut up )
     
  17. carlosfm

    carlosfm Mu-43 Veteran

    230
    Oct 3, 2015
    Lisbon, Portugal
    I have this creepy feeling that I need yet another lens.
     
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  18. vrojt

    vrojt Mu-43 Rookie

    10
    Apr 6, 2016
    I think it depends. Unless you're really trying to be creepy and you have a huge lens, i guess so :p
     
  19. flamingfish

    flamingfish Mu-43 Top Veteran

    771
    Nov 16, 2012
    Emily
    I find it both sad and annoying that people wasted time and money conducting that ridiculous survey.

    (But then, I've been called creepy over in the "Photo Association" thread -- which I richly deserved.)
     
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  20. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN