# 1. i try to avoid sneaking around as this behavior draws attention to one.
u can be sneaky though i.e. i like to pretend to take a picture of something else, when i’m really taking a picture of a person.
# 2. even if u don’t feel confident, pretend that u r, as this stops others seeing u as a potential victim. often when i pretend, the confidence comes after a while.
# 3. have a coffee or a drink with caffeine in it. this helps so much. gives u nrg and the courage to get out there and snap snap.
# 4. when u can, get permission to take the photo. i do this animated thing by pointing to the camera and then pointing at the person. u can often get a nod yes. if u get into trouble, just delete the photo (while they are watching u delete it).
# 5. read people’s body language. this is relatively easy, with some practice. u can’t always get it right, but more often than not i do.
# 6. finally don’t run away once u have taken the photo. (this is very important). stand your ground, and act normal. this is this thing that has been crucial in taking street shots for me.
6 thoughts on “six tips for photoing people”
#3 Can’t stand coffee… 🙂
#4 That means admitting I’m taking a photo of them!
Nice tips! Just a couple for me to work on! 😀
With #4 I felt obliged to say this as I often get the comment: “Did you get a model release?” on my photos of people.
Great tips. Thanks
U R welcome.