This is something which has been bugging me for quite a while... I rarely take pictures of people, as I feel sort've rude without asking first? And generally I'm not the sort of person who goes around asking others can they let me take a shot. Also I prefer natural rather than posey shots, and once someone knows your taking their photo, vanity tends to strike and the essence of the shot is lost. I've missed loads of good shots of children too, through fear of snapping and getting whacked by their mothers handbag... ok so I'm a 19year old female... so I could look more perverted.... but still... I see a lot of shots on here where the subject doesn't seem to realise theyre being taken... how do you go about this? I feel really uncomfortable about pointing my camera at someone in case they come over and belt me one ... all jokes aside though... whats the best approach? Where I'm from I'd probably get a funny look if I did ask to take someones picture... so I'm a bit stuck as to how to get around this? Whatsmore, I really want to get some practice at photographing people! I mean if I take someones picture and post it on here without them knowing is that wrong? Or is it perfectly my right to take pictures and do what I like with them? Comments/suggestions/similar thoughts?