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  1. #31

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    I personally never liked to have my picture taken although if someone on the street just takes a picture of me or if he/she asks me I would say yes. But I never take picture of any one uless I was asked to do so by the person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    If you have examples of what you intend to do with the results, it can help allay fears.
    +1. Sound advice! A few other things I have picked up over the years: 1). Dress appropriately (I generally do the chino/buttondown thing); 2). Keep the equipment simple or unusual (i.e. a view camera on the street will almost certainly pique the curiosity of folks); 3). Be respectful: NO means NO; 4). If you are in a situation where you happen to shoot first, talk to the person afterwards (why/what, etc...); 4).Offer a print or d@*&#l file of the shot; and 5). Attitude: "street photography" is about capturing the business of life, it is not about hunting humans or picturing them in embarrassing/humiliating/unflattering situations (i.e. respect has to be part of your modus operandi).
    An assortment of F-series Nikons (F to F6, excluding the F4) with quite a few Nikkors, a pair of M6s with some Leitz glass, a pair of 500c/ms with a wide range of Zeiss optics and, just to help keep Duracell solvent, a D800.

    Favourite films: (1). KE ("Kodachrome Era"): 35mm: PKM25 and PKR64, HP5/Tri-X; 120: PKR64, PanF, FP4. (2). PKE ("Post-Kodachrome Era"): (a) 35mm: E100G, HP5 Plus/Tri-X and Delta 3200; (b) 120: E100G, PanF Plus, FP4 Plus, TMax 100.

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    Well first off it is not illegal (US) to take a picture of anyone on the street regardless of how upset or violated they may feel.

    Set your exposue, lift your camera, focus n fire.

    If the person seems reasonably calm n curious... Offer a print... But then keep moving if your subject is looking for an argument... If they get boligerant... Call a cop n not argue in the steert or then you can and will get yourself in hot water.

    Have fun!
    Anyone can make a Digital print, but only a photographer can make a photograph.

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    I usually complement the person in some way and then ask if I could take a photo of them. Like " I really like your outfit, would you mind if I take your photo?" I've found that works very well. Also I love the resulting photos, people have the most glowing expressions when they have just received a complement from a stranger

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    I''m always asking myself why do I want to do something that makes me feel uncomfortable. Photography is suppose to be fun. Take a picture of a tree. They don't care.

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