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Having recently had the pleasure of visiting Brisbane in Queensland, I have to say that I felt safer wandering round there with my cameras than I do at home here in Hereford (England). One of the last early mornings I went out with my camera here, I was followed by two drunk homeless looking chaps and was worried my camera might be paying for their next pint. Luckily for me, as they were half cut they couldn't walk as fast as me so I made a hasty retreat to my car without incident. I rarely go out alone early in the morning or late at night here now....................................going out photographing at night?
I'm sure that the phenomenon of young gangs roaming city streets is not isolated to my part of the world (Melbourne, Australia) and that the mainstream press love to make a big deal out of such behaviour, it has certainly changed my togging habits. I used to love going in to the CBD and doing night shoots, both on my own and with friends, but I have not done so for about five years now, personal safety being my main concern.
As this is truly a global forum I was wondering what other members of our community feel about going out at night pursuing our hobby. Do you feel safe, is street violence not a problem where you live?