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    noob and very interested in street photography . like everyday thngs and daily life. was wondering if u wanna take of ppl and stuff do u ask them 1st? coz if u do in the end its like posed. but if u dont its rude. advise pls and i use an slr so cant be discreet. thanks

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    Just sharing on my views, not sure if it would help you or anything.

    I think it really depends...

    when I do have enough range and I feel a candid would be good enough I just snap and run
    when times I do not have enough range and I feel that I wanted a 'eye contact shot' I would ask, then again it depends on my mood

    Think its down to what you really want in your picture...
    Sometimes I want this, sometimes I want that... are you like me?

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    eh...usually i stand far far away zoom and run haha......
    if the person notice u, juz focus lock, pretend to shoot in another direction, then wait for the person to drop his/her suspicion then quickly turn ur lens back and snap . then move ur lens to another subject pretending to be looking for something else to shoot. hehe.
    Last edited by esmondng; 3rd June 2006 at 03:20 AM.

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    I practice a "Shoot first, talk later" mentality.
    If you miss the chance, you might never get it again.
    If being noticed or not, I politely show him/her/them the picture that I took.
    And if he/she/they mind, I would delete on the spot as a sign of respect.

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    In the context of street photography, why run if one had done no wrong?

    And if one had knowingly done wrong, why do it in the first place?

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    Nothing but good ol' rhino hide and knowing you did nothing wrong in the first place.

    In short, *whistles innocently*. Strangers are like dogs, if you show you think you do know you did something 'wrong', they'd go all the way.



    It's a public place, and frankly I find singapore one of the easiest places to work on.

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    just shoot
    you can buy better gear but you can't buy a better eye

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    Quote Originally Posted by naresh666
    noob and very interested in street photography . like everyday thngs and daily life. was wondering if u wanna take of ppl and stuff do u ask them 1st? coz if u do in the end its like posed. but if u dont its rude. advise pls and i use an slr so cant be discreet. thanks
    Shoot first talk later I don't want to miss the moment.

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    Shoot first.... talk later.. hehe
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    if you want candid shots, just shoot.

    if you want posed shots, ask.


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    Quote Originally Posted by madmacs
    if you want candid shots, just shoot.

    if you want posed shots, ask.


    It is also possible to get candid shots after asking.

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    just shoot. if the person minds, he / she will signal you to stop taking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by student
    It is also possible to get candid shots after asking.
    possible...but i think wont be as candid

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    You have the right to take photographs of anything in a public place. http://singaporephoto.blogspot.com

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    Just dont behave suspiciously

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmacs
    possible...but i think wont be as candid

    Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by student
    Really?
    yeah really...but then you would think otherwise

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