Yes you got the point there, hmm....looks like i will need to learn from you from now onOriginally Posted by ed9119
I totally agree with yeocolin... in Japan its pretty common. You can just point and shoot. The good thing is that most will actually pose for you. The kids love it and so do the general public (guys AND gals and all in between).
In Singapore, it depends... some like it, it most don't. Usually a smile helps. Also the equipment helps. Somehow a SLR type will invite less stares. As for kids, be smart... if the parents are nice and friendly they will usually allow it. If its a traditional auntie, or a "ah chek", you better back off.
sorri guy, you will have to look within yourself.....my comments are just that....comments and hot air....Originally Posted by ammox77
Look within yourself and make that commitment to step out of your comfort zone. ....if sincere....90% of time, you'll get green light....if the reply NO.....so what? You've given it a try and you still alive, right?
NiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiceeeeeeeeeeeOriginally Posted by ed9119
GO SEE GO SEE!
I like this.Shooting on the street to me....means social anthropology and a willingness and thirst to know more about other fellow humans....not just snap and go....these are people and humans you're making images of....so dont treat them like innate objects.
I can relate to that since i have the S602 but hey, i've got people who asked me if i was a professional when i was using my S602 with a Nikon SB24 mounted.Originally Posted by louis
"High Wired, Dream Sired"
Me too...!! I also have the same feeling like wat helmetbox has described.. but i guess for me is i will try my best to be thick skin to take the shot... if im really awkward of the enviroment or people giving me stare... then i will just leave...Originally Posted by ed9119
just too bad ...!
Im still learning a better method to take street photos... ed9119's advise is very good to try and follow...
this maybe the learning path all will go throught when taking street photo's.... am i right?
My fave shots are those taken of people's expressions and those going about their usual life. The candid shots, I guess. So, I truly understand the thing about STARES.
Bottom line is that people are generally friendly to tourists
Always wear casual (but decent looking) clothes. Maybe wear a hat but never temper with sunglasses. Bring a backpack. If you get stares, just give them a casual "hello, how do you do" smile. If the parents ask, just tell them how adorable their kids are.
ah pek photographers like us got no problem with stares, coz skin oredi thickened!Originally Posted by SuRfTeC
little children will stare at us coz of our white hair and they may be thinking that ah kong is taking their pics, so no problem. old people dont bother us coz they thought that we may be the "official" photographers for events, coz white hair equates experience/good shooters! old aunties will be glad that still got ppl want to take their pics! young babe will let us take their pics coz they thought that all these hum sup ah peks dont have a chance to go near them unless we have very deep pockets! anyway where to find ah peks who know how to post their pics in the internet? :-)
some benefits of ah pek photog.
Originally Posted by lauLEE
Impt thing is to always stay young in within!
You not only know how to post pictures on the web but also know how to use animated gif for your avatar! Not many know that wor! heheheheeee......... Must vote you for the "learner's choice award"
Now I know what disguise to put on when I go snap snap
Going to bleach my hair white tomorrow! Need experience badly
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hahahahahahahahahaha................Originally Posted by HelmetBox
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Donnoe lehOriginally Posted by lauLEE
U bleach hair white oso no use with the helmet always ON. HelmetBox black black everyone scares!Originally Posted by HelmetBox
Anyway I tried taking photos with my helmet on, that way people stare at me I also not paiseh. But then no go leh. The viewfinder cannot reach my eyes....... Thot of an extended viewfinder....... in the end I decided to take my helmet off and thus started this initial post! wakakakaka!!!Originally Posted by lauLEE
Today went sentosa beach to do some 'across the sea street photography'
I overcame much of the stares issue. Used alot of tips you guys conjured But then its apparent that everyone thinks I'm a pervert just because I'm young and carrying a camera with a long lens, sad to be stereotyped.
Smiling at parents did however help them conclude that I'm no harm to their kids.
Smiling at men and women though did not have the same effects.
One guy even confronted me! After I told him I'm a nobody and just want to snap him playing volleyball, he concluded its no point hitting a gay. (GAY?!?!?!?!)
Some girls waved, only because my face was partly covered by the camera. Once they see me, they turned away. Damn.
Its sad though that many commented that I'm there to take pictures of girls. They apparently said things loudly so that I can hear them. Maybe I shouldn't have been to a beach. Argh. Must adopt the ah pek make up or dress up like a girl.
Anyway it was fun! ALL FUN!
used to go around TP campus taking pics... guess no 1 thought it stranged cause it was the campus... and its tp... lol anyway, i usually use my 300 when i go taking candids and hide in the shadows... or buildings... so no much problem with stares. :P
Haha..you really made me laugh... One of the methods i use is to bring my dog along with me. I place him on a sit stay command in the direction i wanna shoot then pretend to shoot him but actually shooting something elseOriginally Posted by HelmetBox
wah idea! Nvr thot of bringing props along! And puppies are good female magnets too! Though as an exception, I got attracted to a few dogs on the beach. Couldn't resist, too cute. Thought it was rude to ignore their owners. Oh well.......Originally Posted by leebl
Now how to resist?
Screw the L lens! I'm getting a dog!