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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)08:36 UTC+1 No.2359798 Report

What is the etiquette on shooting strangers?

How do I ask a person on the street if I can take their photo?

Or is that too creepy?

pic unrelated
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)08:41 UTC+1 No.2359801 Report

Just take the fucking photograph. Ask, or don't. The import thing is that you hit that fucking shutter button like your life depends on it and focus on capturing what you see in that decisive moment.
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)08:47 UTC+1 No.2359805 Report

>>2359801
>capturing what you see in that decisive moment
Oh you~
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)08:49 UTC+1 No.2359807 Report

>What is the etiquette on shooting strangers?

If they don't know, they don't care. That said, don't be creepy, and be as friendly and understanding as possible. I know that can be hard for you /p/ people.

>How do I ask a person on the street if I can take their photo?

"Excuse me sir or ma'am, would you mind if I took your photograph for a social photography project?"

99% of responses:
A) "Yeah, go ahead."
B) "Please don't."

Have a card with your portfolio website ready to give to people who want it. It helps to rehearse some information about your project, because very very often (1/3 or more) people who say yes want to talk about it. (In my experience.)

As an added bonus, I find that asking strangers for their photograph is simply an amazing way to meet new people.
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)08:59 UTC+1 No.2359810 Report

"Excuse me, may I take a photo you?"
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)08:59 UTC+1 No.2359811 Report

>>2359798

Just do it. If a black woman attacks you for accidentally getting her in frame, don't rant about it on Twitter. You might lose your job as a shock jock because the cunts at Gawker hates that you work for Fox News.
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Ayya 07/10/14(Thu)09:02 UTC+1 No.2359815 Report

General guidelines:
-Don't act like a creep
-Be honest and say "you have green eyes and there's a green background and I thought it was cool" if asked why you're taking photos
-Having a business card sometimes helps
-Know your rights, not illegal in most places
-Practice both asking and shooting without asking and see what works
-Practice both candid and reaction shots

Modify as needed, some people like to shoot moving subjects and keep their camera still and shoot as they move past. The subject assumes you're shooting something that was behind them.

Some people like to shoot facing away from the subject but aiming the camera towards them.

Make up white lies to give to people
"I got this new camera and I want to learn"
"it's for a school project"

Realize that you can change how people perceive you and in reaction style shots you can change their reactions. I intentionally wear my red skinny jeans, glasses and a scarf and act dazed out and I'm immediately a dumb harmless artsy girl. Consider acting a tourist or acting a bro etc.

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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)09:07 UTC+1 No.2359820 Report

>>2359815
>"it's for a school project"
>lie

This actually is for a school project
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Ayya 07/10/14(Thu)09:12 UTC+1 No.2359828 Report

>>2359820
Then you have no reason not to try that excuse at least 30 times.

Pic related: said it was for a project, didn't specify it wasn't a school project.

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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)09:17 UTC+1 No.2359831 Report

>>2359828
>those teeth
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)09:22 UTC+1 No.2359834 Report

>>2359828
how old are you, ayya?
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Ayya 07/10/14(Thu)09:28 UTC+1 No.2359838 Report

>>2359831
Intentionally composed for the teeth even though it was rather rude to the subject.
I'm glad people keep noticing.
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)09:36 UTC+1 No.2359844 Report

>>2359798
Hi can I take your photo please?

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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)09:55 UTC+1 No.2359850 Report

>>2359838
Aslong as he never sees the photo it's cool.

It's a good photo, but seriously, those teeth.
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)10:09 UTC+1 No.2359855 Report

it's always different and depends on the situation
and if you realize that the person will act up about it you can still shoot and see the "depressed" mood of strange passengers lol

but let's say you're in the park, not many people around... you want to shoot 2 old men sitting on the bank....
>find a position
>stand there and check your camera as if you're doing something
>old men losing attention
>you shoot
50% they
>notice it and ask you
>explain one of the reasons from this thread i.e.: hobby, school project

but most importantly !
Always be nice and kind
don't be like the cocky murricans u see on youtube
>wtf lel it's my right... and here i take another one what u wanna do bro, it's public so fuck you

>pic related..sneaked up,acted as if i was doing something on camera bang

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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)10:17 UTC+1 No.2359861 Report

>>2359855
Nice photo, but what's with the pink outline on the guy in the brown?
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)10:21 UTC+1 No.2359865 Report

>>2359861
looks like chromabs to me
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)10:21 UTC+1 No.2359866 Report

Find your subject, hide in some bushes and take what you want.

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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)10:22 UTC+1 No.2359867 Report

>>2359866
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)10:24 UTC+1 No.2359868 Report

>>2359861
lol i just resized the photo
and
>let's throw a filter effect on it , no mask lol

original image

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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)10:28 UTC+1 No.2359870 Report

>>2359868
That's very bleak and dull.

I like the colourful one better.
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Cupid 07/10/14(Thu)10:38 UTC+1 No.2359876 Report

You will be amazed how many people say yes. If someone says no, be polite and move on. Have your answers ready for their objections and say them with a bit of confidence and even a bit of humour if it feels right:

"Why do you want to take my photo?" and "What are you going to use them for?"

Were the two biggest objections I came across. I found jokingly saying "To sell them for millions" helped break the ice well - then explain you're a fine arts photographer, hand them your card, explain you are working on a project and thought [insert visual object here] looked striking. It's kind of a sales pitch, the more confident and relaxed you are about the whole thing, the more willing they will be to buy into it. Repeat and rinse.

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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)11:03 UTC+1 No.2359880 Report

>>2359876
What if I don't have a card?

I'm not a professional or anything.

Is the card important to the plan?
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)11:05 UTC+1 No.2359881 Report

>>2359880
Cards are pretty important. They're cheap as fuck, they massively spread how many people see your images (they are much more likely to check it out after meeting you in person) and they make you look like you know what you're doing.
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)11:08 UTC+1 No.2359882 Report

>>2359881
Oh.

Sounds like I need to clean out my flickr account and look like a proper photographer.
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)11:11 UTC+1 No.2359883 Report

>>2359882
There's nothing wrong with mundane pictures, snapshots, and goofing off, but if you want to make a very bold and impressionable appearance to your viewers and subjects, I would avoid mixing that stuff if with serious work.
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Cupid 07/10/14(Thu)11:26 UTC+1 No.2359887 Report

>>2359880
Give it a go without them, it's not a massive issue but will definitely help the cause. Also this: >>2359881 >>2359883 is sound advice.
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)11:27 UTC+1 No.2359888 Report

>>2359883
I might just make a new account.

My current has heaps of crap and contacts (they all post Lego; I don't want to offend them by removing/blocking them) that I don't really want to get rid of, but it's not very 'professional' either.
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)12:09 UTC+1 No.2359902 Report

>>2359876
>I'm going to take your photo and use it as proof of angels

Do you think this will work?
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)12:10 UTC+1 No.2359904 Report

>>2359798
>What is the etiquette on shooting strangers?
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)12:12 UTC+1 No.2359905 Report

>>2359904
/pol/ pls
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)12:12 UTC+1 No.2359906 Report

>>2359904
>being social ?
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)12:28 UTC+1 No.2359915 Report

>>2359902
not on a man.
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)12:35 UTC+1 No.2359918 Report

>>2359915
Only on men
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)12:40 UTC+1 No.2359920 Report

>>2359915
>photographing men

Where's the fun in that?
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Cupid 07/10/14(Thu)13:49 UTC+1 No.2359967 Report

>>2359902
Ha, do it and film their reaction :3
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)14:02 UTC+1 No.2359974 Report

>>2359967
I don't think I could do it with a straight face.

I'd just laugh at the ridiculousness.
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)14:06 UTC+1 No.2359978 Report

>>2359815
>dat colorbanding
goddamn ayya, did you underexpose that and try to jack it up during the scan?
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)14:09 UTC+1 No.2359980 Report

>>2359978
Probably why it says 'shit scan' in the filename you doughnut.
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)14:10 UTC+1 No.2359982 Report

I generally never, ever ask permission. I find it usually ruins the photo, however, I'm always pretty friendly, with inviting body language, and make eye contact. Sometimes I'll just walk right up to a person and start shooting at the same time I strike up a conversation.

"Hey, *snap* that shirt you're wearing is pretty awesome *snap* what's the story behind it? *snap*"

pic semi-related. I don't even think these two saw me before or after this picture was taken.

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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)14:12 UTC+1 No.2359983 Report

>>2359982
I don't know if I could take photos of people without asking.

I just think it's creepy.

Treat others as you would be treated and such.
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)14:16 UTC+1 No.2359986 Report

>>2359983
I had the same problem too. You have to work up to it, but what I found is that if you dress like Joel Meyerowitz, in all black like a cat burglar, you're going to creep people the fuck out.

If you dress normally, take a shower before you head out, and keep a smile on your face- 98% of the time people just don't care. It helps if you're in an area with lots and lots of people.

If you want to get started I'd go to the most populated place that's reasonable close and start small. Maybe start by asking people, and when you get comfortable, wean yourself off.

It doesn't happen overnight.

Pic semi-related. If I'd have asked, I wouldn't have gotten this shot. Again, I don't think they noticed me either before or after this was taken.

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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)14:17 UTC+1 No.2359987 Report

>>2359982
>>2359986
>tumblr filenames

u almost had me there
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)14:21 UTC+1 No.2359992 Report

>>2359987
what do you mean? They're from my tumblr if you're >implying they're not my pics.
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)14:24 UTC+1 No.2359994 Report

>>2359992
I was a joke.

Anyway, won't people hear the button/shutter click when you photograph them?
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)14:28 UTC+1 No.2359995 Report

>>2359994
They might, but by then the picture is already taken. I'll tell you that the subway pic I took was with a <name redacted> rangefinder, which is really quiet. The color pic was taken with a <name redacted> film SLR.

People like to get irrationally maddened about x vs y camera and z camera is unsuitable for street because it's too big and loud, and it's a factor. It's a factor that can be mitigated though.

But really I don't think it's that big of an issue.
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)14:30 UTC+1 No.2359996 Report

>>2359995
>taken with a <name redacted> film SLR.
I should add, a film slr with a loud ass motor drive and flappy mirror
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)14:31 UTC+1 No.2359997 Report

>>2359995
Why do digital camera have shutter sounds anyway?

It never made any sense to me as to why they manufacturer would add them.

Unless they're useful in taking self-portraits, or they were designed to prevent people from taking sneak pics.
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)14:32 UTC+1 No.2359999 Report

>>2359997
I think you can turn them off, but I heard on here that in japan or something like that there's actually a law that there has to be a sound because of pervs or something. I'm not sure if that's actually true.
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)14:33 UTC+1 No.2360000 Report

>>2359999
Japan has some weird laws and even weirder people, it wouldn't surprise me.
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)14:34 UTC+1 No.2360001 Report

Why do you want to take a person you don't know's photo?

Answer the question honestly.
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)14:34 UTC+1 No.2360003 Report

>>2359995
>watch as I humblebrag about my gear while pretending to act like gear is massively unimportant

Dude, fuck off with your <name redacted> shit. If you're so anti-upsetting-anyone-by-spurring-a-gear-argument you can easily rephrase shit to not make it so prominent like
>the subway pic I took with a quiet camera, the color one not so much.
(if that's the point you even meant to make about the color picture because by doing the stupid fucking <name redacted> horseshit and not saying anything else you literally gave us no fucking information whatsoever to go on)

So yeah, fuck off and die.
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)14:37 UTC+1 No.2360006 Report

>>2359997
Why indeed.
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)14:42 UTC+1 No.2360009 Report

>>2360003
Are you upset? You seem like the guy that's llurking /p/ so that you can jump people's shit because they shoot with xyz camera.

The point I'm trying to make here is that it doesn't actually matter if you're using an SLR/TLR/Rangefinder/Point and shoot/Mirrorless camera.

I gave plenty of information for the situation, but if you didn't catch it, I'll rephrase it for you.

In both of those pics, they didn't know I took the pic. The loudness of the camera, in those situations, was not a factor. In other situations it could become a factor, but it's not going to kill the moment like people on here love to argue, because the moment is already captured.

On the other hand, it might ruin a follow-up shot, so there's that. The camera you have is a *small* factor, but the attitude you have, and more importantly, learning to be proficient with the tools you have is the biggest factor. You're right, I didn't want to start an argument based simply on brand names, which happens all too frequently on /p/, but I guess there's always shitheads that will argue about anything.

Anyway, here's another picture, taken with a very quiet camera, but it doesn't matter because I looked this dude in the eye, framed up, and took the picture. Doesn't matter if it was a loud shutter or quiet.

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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)14:45 UTC+1 No.2360011 Report

>>2360003
You're a retarded rage monster looking to be mad at someone on the internet. He literally expressed his point in the least "braggy" and gear-fag way possible.
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)14:48 UTC+1 No.2360015 Report

>>2360009
>Are you upset? You seem like the guy that's llurking /p/ so that you can jump people's shit because they shoot with xyz camera.
Nope, I don't actually care about the specific gear used beyond what settings were used.
>In both of those pics, they didn't know I took the pic. The loudness of the camera, in those situations, was not a factor. In other situations it could become a factor, but it's not going to kill the moment like people on here love to argue, because the moment is already captured.
which could have been stated without your <name redacted> horseshit Look, you JUST did it.
>>2360011
>I don't know what humblebrag means
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)15:02 UTC+1 No.2360023 Report

>>2360001
Honestly? Well, uh, I put them into my "art collection" and then use them for... things... later on.
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)15:06 UTC+1 No.2360026 Report

>>2360001
Maybe they're good looking or interesting or something.

Maybe they'd make for a good portrait.
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)15:27 UTC+1 No.2360043 Report

>>2360001
sometimes because they are so ugly that they are interesting
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)15:33 UTC+1 No.2360049 Report

>>2360043
Sometimes they're so ugly it comes back around and they become oddly beautiful.
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)16:02 UTC+1 No.2360063 Report

>>2359798

I once carried a small book of my photos that I could pull out to show to people I approached for photos. Advice: If you want to shoot someone's young daughter as a model, DO NOT show them any pics of girls in bikinis beforehand, no matter the artistic merit. Double that if they are with a pack of bikers.
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)16:05 UTC+1 No.2360065 Report

>>2360015
>>I don't know what humblebrag means
A humblebrag is "I had to make do with only $100 shoes which made it pretty hard to run my marathon, but I did it anyways. Your $250 are really cool!"

not "I shot photos with a camera and the brand doesn't matter"

I can buy a rangefinder and an SLR for a total of $30. There's no bragging involved.
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)16:06 UTC+1 No.2360066 Report

>>2360063
I'm guessing this actually happened.

Are you a retard?

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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)16:14 UTC+1 No.2360075 Report

>>2360065
>not "I shot photos with a camera and the brand doesn't matter"
Except the whole <name redacted> is actually pretty much a statement that name does matter, especially since the rangefinder that is massively famous for being quiet is a Leica. The message was anything but "the brand doesn't matter", especially considering that there is a multitude of ways to express the exact same idea without any mention of brand whatsoever.
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)16:17 UTC+1 No.2360080 Report

>>2360075
So again, you're looking to be angry. If he DID shoot it with an M9 and a $10,000 lens, and a 1Dx with the 24-70 L mk2, he's being much LESS braggy by removing the brands.

You're looking to be angry because like he was sort of trying to avoid, you got hung up on the gear he used, rather than the sentiment he was expressing, which is that it doesn't really matter what type of camera you use, despite what Leica-Fags will tell you about street shooting.

You are very firmly in the wrong here.
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)16:18 UTC+1 No.2360082 Report

>>2360075
Hey, I'm the <name redacted> guy.

I just wanted to point out, that while that pic may or may not have been shot with a leica, that the Electro 35, or canonet, or any other leaf-shutter camera like a TLR is much quieter than a leica (or any other focal plane shuttered camera).

My point still stands: The camera doesn't really matter, but fags on 4chan get thrown into irrational arguments when you bring up brand names.
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)16:19 UTC+1 No.2360083 Report

>>2360080
>So again, you're looking to be angry. If he DID shoot it with an M9 and a $10,000 lens, and a 1Dx with the 24-70 L mk2, he's being much LESS braggy by removing the brands.
>You're looking to be angry because like he was sort of trying to avoid, you got hung up on the gear he used, rather than the sentiment he was expressing, which is that it doesn't really matter what type of camera you use, despite what Leica-Fags will tell you about street shooting.
>You are very firmly in the wrong here.
>implying I'm the same person from before.
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)16:21 UTC+1 No.2360086 Report

>>2360003
>>2360009
>>2360011
>>2360015
>>2360065
>>2360075
>>2360080
>>2360082

Holy shit, shut the fuck up you idiots, no one cares. We just want to talk about photographing strangers.

Stop fighting, this is supposed to be a good board.
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)22:34 UTC+1 No.2360419 Report

Man it's so depressing.

I live in Germany and here taking photographs of people is forbidden without permission. But even if it wasn't I wouldn't have the balls to take pictures of people. I am socially awkward, introvert and not good looking. I understand why people would find it weird having their picture taken by some stranger. That makes it even harder for me. Even though I don't take pictures of people I still can't relax while taking pictures. I think this cripples me creativly. Like when I take a picture of a building I am afraid someone will ask me why I am doing that and won't understand my explanation. Because I shoot film I won't be able to show them the picture or delete it to calm them down. I am thinking of more or less giving up photography and learning how to draw and paint instead. This way I wouldn't have my bad social skills and my environment hold me down.
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)22:43 UTC+1 No.2360439 Report

>>2360419
Here, reqd this article all the way through, and study the pictures.

http://digital-photography-school.com/a-cowards-guide-to-street-photography/

And once you're done reading it, read it again.

And never do anything the author is suggesting, because it's all pretty much the opposite of what you should do.
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)22:47 UTC+1 No.2360447 Report

>>2360439
Eh, some of them aren't particularly bad...mainly the 2nd one because that can be a good way to use an interesting location you find.

But yeah, that's generally shit advice.
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)22:48 UTC+1 No.2360449 Report

>>2360086
>this is supposed to be a good board.
HAHAHAHAHAHA
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)23:02 UTC+1 No.2360471 Report

>>2360439
>And never do anything the author is suggesting, because it's all pretty much the opposite of what you should do.

I know that. I wouldn't want to half-ass as a photograph because of my anxiety. Either I do it properly or I don't do it at all.

But that's the thing. When taking pictures of buildings they don't mind. I can take like 10 pictures from different angles and the building won't care. Usually I photograph instinctivly and then think if I should keep a photo or not at home. But with people I may have to explain why I took the picture and I may not be able to because I took it instinctivly.
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Anonymous 07/10/14(Thu)23:11 UTC+1 No.2360477 Report

>>2360419
I'm the same boat. I will never quit photography, but I end up only shooting/snapping nature and landscapes.

Somewhere deep down I really want to shoot people.

Been watching this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IO1N9mkmGmA
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Proxiee 07/10/14(Thu)23:13 UTC+1 No.2360479 Report

>>2359807
>2359807
this
or
>>2359801
this

/thread damnit.
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Proxiee 07/10/14(Thu)23:16 UTC+1 No.2360481 Report

>>2360477
>Somewhere deep down I really want to shoot people.

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Anonymous 07/11/14(Fri)04:32 UTC+1 No.2360796 Report

For those seeking more candid shots without a tele:
>electrical tape over logos
>black body
>smaller camera if you can
>wait in the same spot for a while
>be near but away from something distracting
>wear pedestrian clothes
>look clean and tidy
>don't smile
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Anonymous 07/11/14(Fri)05:04 UTC+1 No.2360807 Report

>>2359855
School policy is no-unauthrised photos.
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Anonymous 07/11/14(Fri)05:10 UTC+1 No.2360808 Report

>>2360043
f-fuck you anon
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Anonymous 07/11/14(Fri)05:53 UTC+1 No.2360825 Report

>>2360796
>electrical tape over logos
Why?
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Anonymous 07/11/14(Fri)05:56 UTC+1 No.2360830 Report

>>2360825
People don't know what expensive cameras look like so they just look for anything that says "Nikon" or "Canon."
If you tape over that part they just don't notice the 3-pound piece of photographic equipment in your hand.
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Anonymous 07/11/14(Fri)06:00 UTC+1 No.2360831 Report

>>2360807
That's just goofy.
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Anonymous 07/11/14(Fri)06:01 UTC+1 No.2360832 Report

>>2359855
>don't be like the cocky murricans u see on youtube
>>>/int/ will really like this advice.
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Anonymous 07/11/14(Fri)06:20 UTC+1 No.2360846 Report

>>2360477
that video......
wow dude
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Anonymous 07/11/14(Fri)06:21 UTC+1 No.2360848 Report

>>2360477
I watch that video on loop once a while, it's great.
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Anonymous 07/11/14(Fri)20:33 UTC+1 No.2361305 Report

>>2360796
What about wearing a ninja suit and waiting in a dark corner?
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Anonymous 07/11/14(Fri)22:52 UTC+1 No.2361366 Report

>>2359807
>>2359807

>Excuse me sir or ma'am

lrn2 gender neutral pronouns you insensitive fuck.
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Anonymous 07/11/14(Fri)22:59 UTC+1 No.2361372 Report

>>2361366
Sorry faggot did I forget to trigger warn you?
Cockblasters.
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Anonymous 07/11/14(Fri)23:01 UTC+1 No.2361374 Report

>>2361372
Stop pretending to be me
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Anonymous 07/12/14(Sat)01:03 UTC+1 No.2361421 Report

Compliment them on something, say that you think their jacket looks rad or something, don't be awkward. don't be a fucking bitch and make sure not to EV +3 it.

Take one or two, it isn't a photoshoot. make sure you think of composition and shit quickly or beforehand. Be nice and ask them if they want to see it afterwards (hence the don't fuck it up part) if its really good ask if they want a copy emailed to them or something.

Pic related, taken on some island in scotland of some american tourists who I had talked to on the boat (pro tip: talk to them for a bit before even suggest photos. It'll make you and them feel alot more comfortable in my experience) I approached them afterwards and just asked how they were getting on and when it felt right I just brought up the fact that I sniped them from across the hill like a total creeper and asked them if they wanted to see.
> tfw happy amerilard
Asked him if he wanted me to email it to him later, done so and he really liked them. Made me happy considering I've only been doing this for around 8 months.

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Anonymous 07/12/14(Sat)01:35 UTC+1 No.2361433 Report

>>2359798
>What is the etiquette on shooting strangers?
Wait until they're fucking unconscious, blast them with flash.

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Anonymous 07/12/14(Sat)01:52 UTC+1 No.2361436 Report

>>2361421
>excuse me m'lady, tis a fine day and I was wondering if I may get a photo of an even finer lady, that being yourself
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Anonymous 07/12/14(Sat)01:57 UTC+1 No.2361439 Report

>>2361421 You'd make a great britbong you smooth bastard.

I'm a haggis eating degenerate so it's usually more like "awryt hen, yer tits r fucken top sweg ya dirty cunt, kin a pyer tak pics ae yer hole?"
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Anonymous 07/12/14(Sat)02:12 UTC+1 No.2361444 Report

>>2361439
Translated:

"Hello, I'm doing a project on portraiture and I see that you have a very nice figure, would you mind smiling so I could take you photo? Thank you."
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Anonymous 07/12/14(Sat)03:04 UTC+1 No.2361464 Report

why would you randomly shoot a stranger? it'll only end up being a crappy snapshit.

street photography is a fucking disgrace, but stick to it if you're a talentless photographer
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Anonymous 07/12/14(Sat)03:30 UTC+1 No.2361476 Report

>>2361464
Clearly too beta to actually take genuinely good photo's of strangers
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Anonymous 07/12/14(Sat)05:28 UTC+1 No.2361498 Report

>>2361464
Get a load of this basement dwelling social anxiety guy.
Post a photo you've taken which doesn't scream "Talent-less".
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Anonymous 07/12/14(Sat)22:51 UTC+1 No.2361931 Report

>>2361464
Wow I'm guessing you've tried street photography and been to much of a fucking autist to produce anything "talented" and now hate anything to do with it
> kek
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Anonymous 07/13/14(Sun)00:12 UTC+1 No.2361967 Report

Almost all my favorite photographs have people as subjects. I thought I could make photographs I like without people but I am a poorfag who can't travel the world so I am limited my city and the cities around it. I feel like I've already exhausted all subjects. I mean what is there on a street? Houses that all look the same, cars, posts, street signs... it gets boring fast and it doesn't change. At least if you take pictures of people you could spend days in one street and get a lot of different photographs. But I just can't get over the fear.
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Anonymous 07/13/14(Sun)00:57 UTC+1 No.2361987 Report

>>2359798
Now see what you want to do is to set your camera on continuous shooting, you'll want a big lens as well so everyone knows you're a serious photographer and not just some r/upskirts creep. Then when you see your subject, just start shooting as you walk up to them, first from your belly button and then finally from eye level, gradually lifting the camera. Then you go ask if you can take a photo of them. If they say no, you've already got at least ten shots of them anyway. Be sure to put them into black and white because only serious street photographers use black and white. Also, wear a photo vest. It adds credibility.
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Anonymous 07/13/14(Sun)00:58 UTC+1 No.2361989 Report

>>2359815
>I intentionally wear my red skinny jeans, glasses and a scarf and act dazed out and I'm immediately a dumb harmless artsy girl.
You're a girl. No one is gonna say no unless you look like Sloth from the goonies
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Anonymous 07/13/14(Sun)01:00 UTC+1 No.2361990 Report

>>2359838
>even though it was rather rude to the subject.
How is it rude to depict reality? It's not a glamour shot.
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Anonymous 07/13/14(Sun)01:30 UTC+1 No.2362002 Report

>>2361967
Trust me, eventually the people get boring too. People tend to use public spaces in a very conformed manner. You'll see a nice shot, take it, then see it again day after day. Eventually you'll want to see the subject react to your presence.
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Anonymous 07/13/14(Sun)03:34 UTC+1 No.2362045 Report

Public events. Tourist posts. Middle of city. I don't shoot too many locals but have been known to on occasion. I am a coward too. But I try to challenge myself when I can. Went to a local event yesterday.

Shooting strangers all day long. Not giving a fuck.

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Anonymous 07/13/14(Sun)03:36 UTC+1 No.2362048 Report

>>2362045
>posts=spots (3:35am here)

Asked this dude. Did not give a fuck.

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Anonymous 07/13/14(Sun)05:00 UTC+1 No.2362070 Report

>>2361967
I want to do nude photography but I'm afraid I'll drop my spaghetti.
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Anonymous 07/13/14(Sun)16:07 UTC+1 No.2362274 Report

>get the want to play around with shadows and light after looking at Trent Parke's photographs
>sun only shines once in a blue moon where I live
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Anonymous 07/13/14(Sun)19:31 UTC+1 No.2362402 Report

>>2362070
I know that feel
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Anonymous 07/13/14(Sun)19:36 UTC+1 No.2362406 Report

>>2360481
>shoot people
>tfw I am now probably flagged by the NSA
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Anonymous 07/13/14(Sun)22:59 UTC+1 No.2362470 Report

>>2361987
>Also, wear a photo vest. It adds credibility.
this

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Anonymous 07/14/14(Mon)00:01 UTC+1 No.2362505 Report

>>2362406

I'm planning to shoot people at the mall or at a school, or some large public gathering. A demonstration is a great place to shoot. You can select people from both sides, and have a point counter point theme. When I do shoot this type of theme, during the post, I tend to crush the black, boost the white, and if there is too much red, I desaturate.

Shooting people is sometimes the hardest thing to do. Your typical targets: rocks like Arches, animals like at the zoo, sunsets like near the ocean, are different. If you shoot people, you gotta be ready for the inevitable questions. I find that the poeple who's picture you have taken respond better if they have the digital rights to their image.

Either way, enjoy the shoot, cause you will learn a lot about how to shoot people the more you shoot people.
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Anonymous 07/14/14(Mon)00:07 UTC+1 No.2362507 Report

>>2362505

>>>/k/
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Anonymous 07/14/14(Mon)07:22 UTC+1 No.2362719 Report

I am total social retard so I can't ask without dripping spaghetti right through my aperture. So I just take the shot and suffer the consequences.

My experience tells that only two kinds of people are problematic: old people and the homeless. Old people (men in particular) will some times scream at me. I just apologize and shoe them that I have deleted the photo (of course that's just a lie).

The homeless will be a mixed bag because people ignore them so much and they are fucking starving for attention (and actual food). A guy tried to throw a trash bag at me once.


(Children are amazing cause they don't give a fuck)
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Anonymous 07/14/14(Mon)07:37 UTC+1 No.2362727 Report

>>2362719
People tend to act weird when you OC a camera.

They either get really excited and happy or very paranoid.
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Anonymous 07/14/14(Mon)07:43 UTC+1 No.2362732 Report

>>2362719
Me too.

I tend to blush and stutter, or just talk in very short sentences. I did it with teachers as well, I hope it didn't make me look retarded.
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OSiRiS 07/14/14(Mon)08:13 UTC+1 No.2362741 Report

>>2362505
This reads kinda crazy.
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Finch 07/14/14(Mon)08:38 UTC+1 No.2362757 Report

>>2359798
I like to take pictures of other photographer's and people in general taking pictures of things.
It's like I'm capturing a moment of creativity and/or curiosity.
Then I open it on my computer and jerk off to it, absorbing their photographic power.
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Anonymous 07/14/14(Mon)11:58 UTC+1 No.2362862 Report

>>2362719
>(Children are amazing cause they don't give a fuck)
though, their mothers fucking do, and so do police officers said mothers gonna call
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Anonymous 07/14/14(Mon)12:01 UTC+1 No.2362863 Report

>>2362757
>Then I open it on my computer and jerk off to it, absorbing their photographic power.
I'm somewhere between amused and vaguely disgusted, even if JK
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Finch 07/14/14(Mon)12:27 UTC+1 No.2362870 Report

>>2362863

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Anonymous 07/14/14(Mon)15:41 UTC+1 No.2362963 Report

>>2362870
MLMLML
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Anonymous 07/14/14(Mon)16:23 UTC+1 No.2363003 Report

>>2362963
Que
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Anonymous 07/14/14(Mon)23:44 UTC+1 No.2363305 Report

>>2362870
m8 kookas are fearless
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)01:23 UTC+1 No.2363402 Report

>>2359798
I have gone 5-6 times on a "photograph a stranger" run in the past 6 months. The concept is to get their permission for the shot, not do it from far away. Photo is from the 2nrun. What I have learned:

> People of different culture react in different ways
In my home country, people are usually very suspicious when they see a guy with a camera. I usually had to get them to talk for about 4-5 minutes before they relax enough and see I won't mug them. But if you got that initial few minutes, almost everyone agreed and they were friendly. Eager to give you contact details [facebook/email usually] to see the pic.. In the UK people usually agree relatively easier, but they leave just as fast. Personally I don't like that, but you might prefer it that way.

> Start by introducing yourself, in a friendly way.
Give them your name, make a handshake with the man, look the girl in the eyes. Be social. Don't start with common seller lines like "Can I speak with you for a minute?". Start with "Hi, I'm Anon, do you mind helping me with a photographer project?"

>If you have a friend who's into photography, take him with you.
1 guy with a camera = potential weirdo
2 guys with camera = photographers

>Look normal

>Plan the shot
Find the spot where the lighting is perfect, frame your shot, wait for the person to come to you.

>1 or 2 shots maximum
Don't become a bother. If you planned your shot ,you won't need more than these anyway.

>Girls agree more than guys
Probably because they're more narcissistic? Maybe cause I'm a dude? No idea

>Strangers don't rush to see their photograph in the preview
That's one of the things I love. Every time I photograph a friend, after every couple of shots, (s)he rushes to see how they come off. People you just met never do that. I don't understand why.

I bring my tablet with me with previous photos to show, but I have found that this rarely helps. I think people decide on the first 10" if they will let you take the shot or not.
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Finch 07/15/14(Tue)08:22 UTC+1 No.2363579 Report

>>2363305
That they are.
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Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)08:27 UTC+1 No.2363580 Report

>>2363305
Yeah you can go right up to them, they dgaf.

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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)02:03 UTC+1 No.2364213 Report

>>2363402
>landscape orientation
>strong split-toning
>no EXIF

I'm surprised /p/ hasn't flipped a table over this yet.
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)02:04 UTC+1 No.2364214 Report

>>2364213
*shrugs*
I like it.
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K 07/16/14(Wed)02:22 UTC+1 No.2364219 Report

>>2364213
>Portraits must always be in portrait orientation
I hate this mindset. Actually the main thing to criticise would be the skin and eye retouching. Composition and colour-wise I like it, and he's actually going out regularly to shoot portraits of strangers so he gets respect for that.
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)09:21 UTC+1 No.2364372 Report

>>2359801
Pretty much this.

But I'd say don't ask because while they may be willing, you will end up having an unnatural pose. The more candid the better
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)10:59 UTC+1 No.2364407 Report

>>2364213
Realising how much pain I will get for this, I'll just admit I have no idea how to attach EXIF info [never bothered to upload one of my shots before]. Feel free to enlighten me. Second time a sinner with this photo.

>>2364219
They eye retouching is there indeed. I find that people who are not into photography are really impressed by it, and it helps to sell the idea of "this was just a normal person on the street, let me take yours now". (Justifying my own need to touch it up I suppose). No skin retouching though.
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07/16/14(Wed)11:25 UTC+1 No.2364416 Report

>>2362470
>Ilana
Hey.. I know you don't I?... I saw this shot in someones photo stream recently too... but I can't remember who.
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Anonymous 07/16/14(Wed)11:55 UTC+1 No.2364426 Report

>>2364407
If exif were in your file, it would display aautomatically. Yours either never had any or was stripped.
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)07:36 UTC+1 No.2365964 Report

>>2359798
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqgB8QCr8FI

what's up STREET TOGS? lulz!
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isi 07/18/14(Fri)07:50 UTC+1 No.2365977 Report

>>2365964
He's as bad as Jared with that shirt...
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)08:02 UTC+1 No.2365985 Report

>>2359999
>>2359999
>>2360000
>>2360000

This quads cant faze

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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)08:43 UTC+1 No.2366013 Report

>>2365964
>>2365977
I think I hate him more than Jared now
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)02:27 UTC+1 No.2367973 Report

>>2359999
korean phones have the shutter sound so ppl cant sneak pics of uner girls skirts and stuff
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)05:38 UTC+1 No.2368097 Report

I shoot street stuff a lot and yes people are usually more friendly then you think. Be prepared to know what you want from them when they say yes. I usually ask them something about themself and play off that. One time on vacation I asked a guy who worked on a boat what stuff he does and he got excited to show off boat shit and I just snapped away.

You'll get some no's and you just have to shake them off. Just say oh that's ok thanks anyways.

When photographing candids on the street I usually just shoot without a care. If I take a shot and I know the person took notice I will usually, as I take the camera from my eye, look past them so when they see my face they see me looking at something else. That or I just walk away.

I've only had one guy get mad at me. I was in a city and he was looking under the hood of his car as I walked by. I snapped a shot as I walked and just kept walking. I could hear him going "what was that asshole!" I just ignored him and walked away. *shrug* it wasn't illegal.
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Anonymous 07/21/14(Mon)23:22 UTC+1 No.2368696 Report

Has anyone else ever been yelled at for street photography?
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)03:27 UTC+1 No.2368843 Report

>>2359798
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OSiRiS 07/22/14(Tue)03:33 UTC+1 No.2368845 Report

>>2368843
Why did you give her hepatitis?
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)03:47 UTC+1 No.2368853 Report

>>2368843
what are you doing
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)03:54 UTC+1 No.2368854 Report

>>2368843
this isnt twilight, control yourself
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)04:15 UTC+1 No.2368869 Report

>>2359815
>red skinny jeans

pics

of you in them

preferably from the rear
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)16:36 UTC+1 No.2369216 Report

>>2368843
I know this pic is just for trolling, but damn I'm mad.

I r8 9/11 for getting me good with this shit editing
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)16:49 UTC+1 No.2369220 Report

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9vI79uflMY

here's eric kim pretending to be bruce gilden; it's better to ask for forgiveness than permission.
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)17:28 UTC+1 No.2369231 Report

>>2369220
eric kim is a worthless hack incase you didn't know that already.
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)17:42 UTC+1 No.2369237 Report

>>2369220
he totally bitched out at the end there.
like the bitch he is.

delete a photo? pff never, cunt.
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)17:51 UTC+1 No.2369243 Report

>>2359798
>etiquette
>shooting strangers
pick one OP

>>2369220
>it's better to ask for forgiveness than permission
I agree but I wouldn't even ask for that

1. you are in a public place
2. they are in a public place
3. your camera is in a public place
4. nothing else is relevant, ignore them, they can call the cops and have the law explained to them
5. if you get bashed or have property damaged, that's a crime and you should call the cops
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)17:53 UTC+1 No.2369244 Report

>>2369243
>5. if you get bashed or have property damaged, that's a crime and you should call the cops
I've said it before, and I'll say it again.

Carry pepper spray. If some seedy motherfucker wants to try and smash your camera or punch you in the face, you just blind them, plain and simple.
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)17:58 UTC+1 No.2369247 Report

>>2369244
Unfortunately, pepper spray is an illegal weapon where I live. (South Australia)
But OP should take note as that is a great idea.
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Anonymous 07/22/14(Tue)18:03 UTC+1 No.2369249 Report

>>2369247
to bastardize roosevelt, "speak softly and carry a leica."
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