How to Take Pictures of Strangers
If you like to take portraits of people but you are a bit shy, you certainly understand the frustrating feeling of nervousness allows you to ruin a unique opportunity to photograph the outside.
The next time you are in public and see someone you want to photograph, here are some things to keep in mind:
Do not Be Shy – Carrying someone you do not know is a daunting task for many people. Ask someone who does not know if you can take a picture, for many, greatly intensifies discomfort. You may worry about being intrusive or afraid, but our best advice is to remember that at worst the worst case, the subject could say no. We recommend that you simply explain that you are a portrait photographer practicing the day and asked if you wish to be a subject. If they feel uncomfortable or say no, do not ask for it anymore, or try to convince them. Happen. What we tend to find the place, however, is that most people are excited about the change to participate and flatter that they found them interesting enough to want to include in their wallet.
Be prepared – If you are going to spend the day in a public place like a park or a subway platform creating a series of pictures of drawings, it is advisable to determine a specific distance to which it will take everything. This way, you can find a coherent set of camera settings that work for the look they are trying to achieve, and whenever they leave a subject with their application, they will not have to wait for their camera search.
Be respectful – Let’s say you see someone interesting at the station, you are told they would take your picture, and you agree. This person was otherwise obvious way, but decided to delay his trip to fulfill his request. As mentioned above, if you take portraits of a certain distance and constant during the day, the configuration of your camera should already be good to save time. But let’s say you take the first shot and that’s not a distraction in the background. Therefore, you are asked to take a second shot, but the subject blinks. Consider thanking him and cutting his losses, according to his apparent state of mind. If they seem to be spicy, be respectful and do not take more of your time. If you seem happy to work with you and seem to want to stick, do not hesitate to take more. Be sure to check with them. Say something like “I do not want you later” or “Do not stop,” to be sure to annoy anyone.
Be smart – Maybe the person you want to take a moving picture, like a runner in the park wearing a bright yellow pants that stands out an otherwise sad winter’s day. In this case, you do not have to stop and ask permission, you just have to make smart technical adjustments on the fly. Depending on the speed of the runner, visit our cheat sheet to find the best shutter speed to use to move people.