It happens... everywhere! not only in Singapore. Matter of fact, in Singapore, people will just knn but saves you from the physical
To me, before you take that shot, try to put yourself in that person's shoes, and ask yourself whether you would like to be snapped at that particular moment? If you don't like, what makes you think people like?
Sometimes, i am just too concerned to get that shot and forgets about the subject's privacy and feelings which made me felt like a robber later.
If you wanna do street shot, do intro yourself to the subject, your intention and seek their permission even though it's a public place
I was once scolded by a lady at a bazaar in South Africa, Capetown, for taking photograph of her without her permission. It wasn't a nice feeling at all. Since then, I always make it a point to seek permission before shooting. I believe in taking photographs of a person without taking away his/her dignity.
Sometimes i shoot without using the viewfinder. It helps to avert all the attention.
younger people dont mind much too. once i wanted to take a picture of a couple then i noticed the guy was posing. so i just smiled and shot them.
but to me , its the old people and young kids who are most interesting to take
but they (older people ) are the most sensitive and so are parents usually.
In the good name of Photography.......Be nice, smart and courteous.....Let's have some everyone
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i shoot without looking through the viewfinder.
inspired by Joe Wigfall.
he said " learn how to see through your camera"
My camera is my eye when i take streets.
The advantage is, people around you would be very oblivious.
just hang ur camera along your neck or hold ur camera at waistline or any comfortable place and shoot lah.
u dont know whats ur after product will be like.
this is a video of him.
I brought my japanese friend to chinatown 2 weeks ago.
We both took photos, and were not walking together. A lot of the shopowners saw me and gave me the 'begone vampire' gesture.
She was some distance behind me, and I saw a lot of shopowners inviting her into their shop, while she was snapping away.
I was not scolded but was starred at angrily.
This photographer shot directly at the people and somemore with flash..
The people culture there seems different..
Don't want to be seen to be captured, please stay at home indoors. Period.
one advice from me, for those who think shoot candid in overseas is better, yah but dun try at Indonesia, jakarta city ... especially shoot on local... you life will be on danger.. serious, this is not joking.. trust me..
Enjoy the photo shooting and learning forever