Question for street photographers

Started Jan 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
Bob Tullis
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Re: Question for street photographers
In reply to alolywu, Jan 10, 2013

alolywu wrote:

How do you do it? I'm always conscience that people don't want to be photographed without consent so how do you do it? With a 35mm FOV, you really have to be pretty close to people.

I love the street photography that I see people post but always wondered how they do it.

One way is to shoot from the hip - prefocus in MF, and click away.   With practice the ratio of keepers will increase.

Try shooting while looking down on the LCD (might appear less obvious).

A longer FL lens is another way, putting distance between you and the subject.  That's more the voyeuristic approach.

The other way is to get over my your shyness and engage people more directly.    I too have a hard time with street work for being sensitive about my own personal space, and for having an aversion to crowds.  But when I manage to get out of my own shell once in a while I find it most rewarding - and I feel like a real photographer [g].

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