The Approach

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  1. jocose

    jocose TPF Noob!

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    Hi. I just joined the forum (so you can read my intro in the welcome section). I just recently got into photography, and created a photoblog. I've been spending a lot of time on the photoblogring, checking out other people's pics to get some ideas of good shots, places, etc.

    I'm fascinated with pics of people, but I'm a little intimidated about taking pictures of strangers. I was wondering how people do this. I'm not shy, so if the simple answer is just walk up and say, "Hi, mind if I take your picture?" that's fine, but then you will never get that candid shot.

    So, I guess my question is can y'all share how you approach people either before or after or what when it comes to taking strangers pictures.

    Thanks!
     
  2. DocFrankenstein

    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

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    There's a lot of threads here about this topic.

    For myself I find it easy to photograph people at local events, when everybody takes pictures.

    Not entirely. If you spend some time with them, people relax after 2-3 minutes and you get lots of candid opportunities.
     
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    Check out a very recent post I made in this same section called "rude to photograph people?".... where theres alot of great replies dealing with this topic.

    And welcome! :D
     
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    thanks for your posts.


    Becky, I read the thread you started....have you done it? Are you out there taking pictures of people?
     

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