hey yo CSers
nd some help.
i wana take candids of ppl.
so do i juz take a pix of them n walk away? even if they noticed i hav juz taken them?
wad if they stop me? or if i am in a foriegn country wif language barrel?
For me,i also a student come to Singapore to study and don't know Chinese and my favorite is street photography (althought i'm not good at it)
You just take their photo and walk away. If they notice, give them your brightest smile. If they approach you,show them the photo and tell them u that u won't use the photo against their right like post one some *** forum And please delete the photo if they ask u to do so,don't argue,respect them since it is their right to ask u to do that.
But don't be sneaky as well,just hold ur cam in ur hand,wrap the strap around ur wrist and walk around. When take photo,be quick,don't aim the cam at people too long,they will notice and feel uneasy.
Street photography for some is all about getting close and use wide lens, but be sure u don't invade their private zone which mean make them feel uncomfortable. Tele zoom also, if they notice,u look like doing some supicious things.
Just be normal --> u will look normal. Their is nothing wrong when taking people photo,be sure to smile. And if u can see on the subject face the uncomfortable,please change subject or wait for her (him) to stop paying attention to you
Those are just my humble ideas.
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i stealsnap some jap babes.not wellshot though.but i can share my experience.
I found Chinese in gerneral, is the most hostile when being photographed on the street, and Singaporean tops the group.
whereas in japan where he once stayed for a while, ppl are willing to smile to candid shots(err is this still counted candid?) when they spotted him
i guess is becos of having pan-dang mind set and black magic etc here...
that's why, carry a long lens.shoot from far.
else, hang the cam below your chest, point upwards when u walk near them and fire away.
shoot at max reso.
then u can go home edit edit and edit.
i shot so many hunks that way.
but hor...the d200 too loud ah!i think some of them know i shoot them ah.