« on: April 21, 2014, 09:10:24 AM »
Also, if a photographer is "free" to take photos in public places, people in the area are equally "free" to express, even in very strong terms, their disapproval of his public photography. Having a camera in hand does not exempt a person from being the recipient of someone else's "free speech."
Absolutely correct and this is why I said in my previous post that the best response is to just politely respond such as "thanks for the advice" or "I'll keep that in mind". There is no law prohibiting others from speaking to us, what is in our control is how we respond and react. Getting angry and/or escalating the situation is what is going to ruin your day. We live in a society. There are other people and we are going to "bump into them from time to time" whether that is in a verbal interaction, a disagreement, a difference of opinion, or even physically bumping into someone. I just read in the news some kid got shot in the foot because some other kid thought he was cutting into line to buy shoes. In the words of Chris Rock... "if someone scuffs your Puma, let it slide".