I’m not a shy person by any stretch of the imagination but photographing people in the street with either a fixed lens or wide angle lens makes me slightly nervous, actually rather nervous. My nervousness stems from either approaching someone and asking them ‘Do they mind if I take a photograph of them?’ or just snapping one of them without their consent. I am not worried about getting told No by someone., however I am not afraid to fit a 300mm long lens to camera and shoot like I’m a sniper. It certainly is a lot easier that’s for sure.
I will overcome this fear, I suppose you could call it that, somehow and until then I might have to do some Street Photography in a group to put me at ease. What I did learn that Street Photography is hard and I take my hat off to photographers who do this type of photography on a daily or regular basis.
Would love to hear your thoughts on how anyone else has overcome this.