That’s awful johomeowner – it sounds like a true sign of a faux to be so threatened by anyone with a better camera. What a twat!
Once in class, we were talking about rights photographers (not ‘OFFICIAL’ but just people taking photos etc.) have to take photos in public places. It was more to do with using tripods as that’s a no no in some places after the terrorism act etc. My teacher told me that one of his students was taking photos in the middle of London, along the river Thames, and a photographer came up to her – in a completely public place – and said she wasn’t allowed to take photos and made her delete all of them in front of him. She was young and intimidated so the sad thing is she did – whereas most people would tell the guy where to go. Just unbelievable.