Eightlake

Eightlake

Gene Wintersole
Retired from DoD and FAA
Reside in central Ohio - Holmes County
Started digital photography with Sony Mavica
Graduated to Nikon Coolpix 4500
then Nikon Coolpix 5700 then Nikon D70 DSLR
Now primarily use Nikon D7000 and D5300 DSLR

My Amish Photographs:
Everyone asks;Isnt taking photographs of the Amish against their religion?
Answer; NO, its not against an Amish persons religion to be photographed. The Amish religion does, however, prohibit POSING for photographs..
If you ask an Amish person for permission to take their picture, they will politely say no, as this could be construed as a willingness to pose. Most of my Amish friends say they could care less if people take their picture ... provided the photographers are respectful. Many have recounted stories of tourists driving up their driveway and boldly walking onto their front lawn to take a photograph. One woman recalled a time when a tourist stopped her buggy and held the reigns of the horse until his wife could get a photo! Horror stories like these arent the norm, but keep in mind a few disrespectful photographers can generate a great deal of bad feeling within the Amish community.
Quoted from Amish Heartland July 2007 A Guide to Photographing the Amish by Wade Wilcox
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