Just bought my first DSLR in May, and been lurking here quietly learning from the experts here and looking at the pictures for inspiration.
I love roaming the streets and snapping, so I do have a question: What are the "rules" you guys (and girls) follow when taking pictures of strangers? Do you use a longer focal point lens so that you don't have to get so close, do people mind you taking their picture, do you smile and say thank you, etc? Obviously one thing I guess you won't do is to ask their permission, because then it won't be candid anymore.
I guess shops can be particularly sensitive to this? Do people in general mind, any bad experiences?
Thanks for all the pointers! I'd like to get started on this but a bit apprehensive about how people react to being photographed without permission.