The secret to taking pictures of people in a foreign country - for me at least
Somewhere someone said that the photographer's attitude is the key to getting good street photos, as opposed to the size or obviousness of the camera, and I agree with that completely.
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This is the most helpful thing I have ever read on photographing "strangers". I was once the subject of a photographic/journalist for two weeks while in Danli Honduras. I found it a very intimidating experience. I am now preparing to walk El Camino Frances starting in St Jean Pied de Port and, while I am not a photographer, I do so want pictures of the people.
While physical conditioning is paramount for this endeavor, preparing to capture the experience is also important. Sucess depends on weight of the pack so I will only be using a cell phone. Therefore training the "eye of the beholder" is vital. Unbeknownst to you, your work has been my classroom.
Engagement of the subjects or the general population who the subjects are included with is likewise an incredible thought.
Great ideas that work. The problem of walking with another photographer into a busy spot to take phots really looks like a parade. Good advice. Engagement of the subjects or the people who the subjects are involved with is also a great idea.
Very useful ideas!!!! Now if I can only have the nerve to practice them.
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