Quote Originally Posted by markbarendt View Post
. . . So, onward to considering the example shot you provided, why not just step closer to your subject? . . .
Good point and one I've tried in the past.

There's two main reasons. Any closer and I start entering their space and I/they begin to feel uncomfortable. Secondly, because (especially with such a sensitive subject) I like to show the whole and include some of their 'world' in order to emphasise and bring awareness to their situation.

If I shoot head and shoulders, it comes out as 'look at this guy, he's dirty/bad teeth/tatty clothes' etc . . .