WEEK THIRTY-FOUR

Strangers

Shoot a complete stranger close up or at distance.  Challenge yourself to step out of your comfort zone this week.

 

I used to be timid about shooting portraits in general, let alone portraits of strangers! It was awkward and daunting. Now it seems I can’t get enough of capturing portraits!

Some tips with shooting street/strangers:

If you find an interesting location, set-up for the shot and wait a bit for something that’ll complement it to come into the frame.

Move quick, moments are fleeting.

If you’re in a public space, it’s fair game for you to take photos, but it’s always a good rule of thumb to ask folks if you can take their picture (you can offer to send them a copy later). If they’re far enough away or wouldn’t notice, I’ll just go ahead and take the shot.

Use your common sense. If a situation seems suspicious, it’s not worth trying to get the shot.