I joined a bunch of photographers from Capture Dallas on a meetup to the Dallas Farmers’ Market on Earth Day weekend. And what a perfect place to shoot the vegetables and the people who grow some of our produce. But an unfortunate thing happened. As we were shooting the fruits and veggies, a security guard came up to one of our members and said that no photography is allowed in the market and that we would need to leave.
Say what? We saw no signs and we know for a fact that a photography club was previously there at another time to shoot the market. I, as an individual have also shot the market in years past. And believe me, that market could use some positive free publicity which they would have gotten as Capture Dallas is sponsored by the Dallas Morning News.
Needless to say we were frustrated with the situation and left the market to roam the streets of Dallas instead. BTW… I wrote to the Dallas Farmers’ Market about this incident and asked what their policy is on photography, as it is a public place. I am still awaiting an answer and when I hear, or should I say… if I hear… I will let you know.
So… we roamed the streets of Dallas and I found this little dog behind bars. He was a cute little guy but quite protective of his territory. Actually, I think he just wanted some attention. He looked lonely and in need of some love.
I think he was truly behind bars!