Since we are photographers, we look at our environment differently. Everything is a potential subject. The images that appear in our photos already exist and it is our job to find them and put them on film. Sometimes, the potential subject is a stranger and we are too afraid to take a photo. if you want to get over this fear, this is the tipster for you.
The solution is so simple that it sounds stupid but it can change the way you take photos forever.
This is what you do:
- Walk up to your “subject” and ask them if you can take a photo of them.
- If they say yes, take a photo.
- if they say no, it’s over but you will be happy knowing that you tried.
I’m not going to lie, it is a little bit awkward because you don’t know the person but the results are worth it.
And always keep in mind: The worst thing they can say is no!
They will say “no” if they do not want to be photographed. That’s it! Never let that stop you from taking an excellent photo.
Just be confident and think of the results. Don’t let a few seconds of awkwardness stop you from taking an excellent photo! I have only taken a few portraits of strangers because I am still new to lomo, but I am happy with all the results.