An Amish family on a Morning Stroll

I am a professional storyteller and this is a morning shot at one of the events I participated in the "Trail of Courage" near Rochester ,Indiana. This Amish family was walking along with the father backing everyone up. It was a telephoto shot since the Amish do not like their photos taken.

  • Adam Kowalik 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Religions - freedom of religion, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • bikerdan_sc 6y

    Why don't you responsibly recognize their desire to not have their pictures taken and act respectfully to these people, instead of violating their beliefs. It's really no different from you taking a picture in your neighbor's bathroom window of them in the shower.
  • Melody 6y

    Oh Biker Dan, it's a lot different. They're in a public place, for one. If my neighbor were showering in the street I'd have every right to photograph him.

    Plus, it depends on the community, but they're not nearly as persnickity about it as you'd think. I'm illustrating books of Amish stories and have been given a bag of photographs the Amish took themselves so I can get a feel for their family!
  • Eye Shutter to Think ® Photography PRO 6y

    Personally I'm with Dan. It's just wrong & inconsiderate to their beliefs. They should be able to freely walk anywhere they want without having to worry about having their photo taken & then shown for all to view.
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Taken on September 16, 2006
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