I've always been told that the Amish did not like their pictures taken and so have never brought my camera out in their presence. But I was watching a PBS documentary on the Amish last week in which I thought I heard that they would not pose, nor did they like closeup shots, but that the use of long lenses from a distance was a separate issue. Also that their youngsters, having not yet been baptized, were not under those constraints.
My dogs were playing at the time and with all the ruckus I might have misheard, but the film clearly showed faces of the Amish taken with long lenses, and they seemed aware of the cameras but perfectly okay with it. That really surprised me.
So what's the scoop?