My first day out and about with the new side handle was incredible. It's extremely nice not to have to be tethered to a cord (cue: Free Bird) So there I was shooting some random shots outside a local grocery store, when in less than 5 minutes a cop drops by to question me for "suspicious behavior" while in the store's parking lot. Where I was just taking shots, and talking to a friend.
"Hey buddy, what you got there?"
"Well officer, this may be the only camera of it's kind in a 100-mile radius."
Then he listened very intently as I gave him a brief rundown on RED and HDRx. After that he looked me in the eye with a tinge of jealousy and said, "Carry on." Haha.
Then I had a harrowing thought: If I'm getting reported to local police within minutes of being on location, I can only imagine the kind of questions or stares I'm going to get when I'm out every other day.
What's your line when someone confronts you about shooting in a public place?