I am curious: have any photographers yet run into any issues with kids/adults looking to catch Pokemon in popular photo spots such as the barns in the Tetons or elsewhere?
Last week, before Pokemon Go was released, we were photographing the Milky Way above the John Moulton Barn at 11:30pm when someone’s headlamp walked into our shot and stayed there. We initially thought it was another photographer but when I walked up to the person to let them know where we were photographing from, it turned out to be a young adult playing the Ingress game (another VR game in which the map for Pokemon was based off of).
You can see the light from a young gentleman’s phone under the trees in this photo. he was playing the VR game Ingress, similar to Pokemon Go.
He said he had to stay in position for a while to do whatever he had to do in the game (this was the first time I ever heard of these VR games). So we had to wait for a bit while his game did it’s thing.