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  1. Foto izziv 2015: portret
    August 19, 2015 @ 5:05 pm

    […] How to Photograph Strangers […]

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  2. richard warren
    April 14, 2016 @ 12:49 pm

    Apart from telling you that I love the shot titled “From London at Dawn”, just above the section on Posed Portraits.

    Putting that to one side, your opening paragraph makes me feel a whole heap better about a similar episode in my own life. I was faced the a dilemma – in front of me, there was a once in a lifetime shot, a brilliant opportunity to take a photo worthy of the cover of National Geographic. I had the camera there, ready. It was all so easy. And yet . . . I found myself torn, by the moral issue – was it right, to intrude like that into someone else’s space, someone else’s life? After driving myself nuts, I decided it would be the wrong thing to do – so I left the restaurant and instead of that photo, I treasure the memory. Sigh – I can’t share it – but at least I have it.

    (Asking might have been an option – except there was a language barrier and in any case, asking would have destroyed a fundamental aspect of the image).

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    • Anthony Epes
      April 18, 2016 @ 3:39 pm

      Moments like that still happen to me. Just not as often anymore. Also, there is something to be said about treasured memories. Priceless!

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  3. Brucee Heid
    January 28, 2017 @ 5:04 am

    I have been doing Street Photography for about 5 years – mostly in Australia & a little in Turkey & Russia. I have come across only a very few hostile people & when I explain my interest in street life they invite to take their photograph. Not speaking the same language is no barrier – a smile speaks all languages! Thanks for a great blog.

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