Photographer vs Sales Assistant

riggwelter 13 165 United Kingdom
14 May 2008 5:06PM
Today whilst photographing Southport town centre, I was approached by a sales assistant/manager from Phones 4 U. He asked what I was doing and asked if I would delete any Images of Phones 4 U.

Out of politeness and to avoid any conflict I deleted the file and said words to the effect of I don't have to but out of politeness and courtessy I will do so.

He then went on a rant about how I did have to delete the file, had no right to take it etc...etc... all in an aggressive manner.

Unfortunatly I had already Deleted it when his rant started or I would have refused.

I am now going to write to Phones 4 U (Both branch and HQ) demanding a written appology.

Someone who works in a shop has no right to demand anything of me when I am going about my business on a public street, let alone order me to refrain from photography and delete images!

Does anyone have any Ideas as to how to word my letter to them??

Thanks in advance.

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cambirder 16 7.2k England
14 May 2008 5:13PM
You really should have stood your ground, otherwise he will just do the same again.
riggwelter 13 165 United Kingdom
14 May 2008 5:27PM
I should have refused in the first instance and I really wish that I did.

It didn't bother me though untill he started with the 'you have to and I demand it' attitude.

I photograph Towns and Cities for a living and enevitably, every now and then someone asks 'what are you doing'.

This is the first time though anyone has ever demanded deletion.

(and as you can tell, it has really p'd me off)!!!!!!
Simon_P 13 487 4 United Kingdom
14 May 2008 5:31PM
Should have shot another as he went back to his little hole Grin
BEVZED 13 1.1k United Kingdom
14 May 2008 5:33PM
Did you swap cards in the camera so you can recover the deleted pic when you're back home?
riggwelter 13 165 United Kingdom
14 May 2008 5:36PM

Quote:Did you swap cards in the camera so you can recover the deleted pic when you're back home?

During the day I filled that card to capacity so I don't think it will be recoverable.
uggyy 14 2.1k 9 Scotland
14 May 2008 5:41PM
Its ironic we dont have the right to ban their dire TV adverts getting stuck down our necks every time we turn the TV on Wink

Ive heard some nice things about that company and Im not keen on their sales methods....
redsnappa 17 2.0k United Kingdom
14 May 2008 5:53PM
use recovery software to get the deleted picture back and and send prints to the manager of the phone 4 u shop just to wind him up.
mad-dogs 17 2.2k England
14 May 2008 5:57PM
Sounds like a 'Monday night challenge' to me. Best image of a 'Moans 4 U' shop.

Bonus points if the manager is included in the picture Smile
14 May 2008 5:58PM
You should organise an epz meet Wink
cameracat 16 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
14 May 2008 6:33PM

Quote:Unfortunatly I had already Deleted it

So go back and take it again.....Only this time be more obvious....Smile
zed 15 551 United Kingdom
14 May 2008 6:39PM
Lets all go there!
Shutterbybaby 12 529 England
14 May 2008 6:48PM
He was probably picking his nose and inspecting his findings.......and embarrassed youd caught it with your camera!
i saw it once, ive never left a shop so fast
User_Removed 16 17.9k 8 Norway
14 May 2008 6:53PM

Quote:You should organise an epz meet

Way to go K...

Personally?... I'd print out an A3+ print of the image and whack it on his window - facing inwards.

Then stand outside the with the EPZ Meet members - and watch his face.

14 May 2008 6:55PM
LOL Mike! Wink

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