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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:58 am 
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Very similar to many of the points I make in my street photography seminar:
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I photograph a tons of strangers when I travel. You don't need to be shy about. Find a person you like and ask. OR just take a picture and you get yelled at move to the next person.
You will be rejected,screamed at, thanked and hugged. You haven't had all that, you didn't photograph enough strangers :D


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I don't think I've ever asked to take someone's photo. Before I travel to a new country, I make sure I understand the laws of that country in relation to photography.

If the laws don't permit me to photograph freely, I just wouldn't do street photography that trip. There's something about asking permission that would alter the scene.


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With a long lens


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People usually just stare and don't say anything when I accidentally get them in my shots


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I typically will just ask someone if I want them to be looking at the lens, if not Ill get close enough and take a shot.
If/when they notice me I'll just smile. You'd be surprised how far simply smiling can get you :)


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I've always wanted to do street photography, but only that that stops me is confrontation with a stranger. Maybe one of these days, ill get over my fears and go out and take some shots.


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I always believe strangers are not just strangers, they are potential friends.. So don't be shy, talk to them first.


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In street photography. I never ask upfront. Once you interact with the person, it stops being candid and takes away from what made the shot so great.

Also... never been chastised for taking a picture.


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It's hard to find if photography of a strange is gonna be a good experience or bad... it can be difficult to control


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Has anyone had a bad experience in Toronto? I feel like most people would grumble but not say anything if they noticed you taking a photo of them.


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Like someone mentioned before, a smile goes a long way. Works well in Toronto and in Mexico (inside the resort) and with the neighboring Mayans. Worst I've got was people covering their faces. Lots of times we would talk after the shot and sometimes I take their email to send them a copy. One of these candid shots turned into a vacation buddy. I'd say don't be shy, snap away!


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I am really shy to ask. But I think it is one of the best ways. Also it gives you a chance to take a great picture


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