Hi all. I've been having this problem for sometime and it's starting to get annoying and hindering the progress of my photography
I believe many doing street photography (esp the newbies) would experience this problem of forcing yourself to take out your camera and shoot when you see an interesting scene, with humans as the main subjects. I was sitting on an MRT towards home today when I came across an interesting scene of 2 kids of different races and age grp interacting. My cam bag was just located under my seat but I couldn't make myself take out my camera and make it a shot. I believe it's totally psychological. It simply felt like a force field preventing me from taking out my cam. Maybe it was due to the fact that the children parents were beside/opposite me. But I think I have a real problem with approaching people, which eventually lead me to regret not taking the photo or even make me think I wouldn't be able to nail the shot even if I tried. Are there anyway of overcoming this problem (no not the telelens solution) or is the only solution forcing myself to be thick skin and approach them. Thanks all.