In Better Photography this issue, join Roby Lazar on a photographic walk through a city street, comfortably photographing people and events that are a part of the environment around you.
Writes Roby, “Many photographers don’t want to intrude on other people’s lives. Or perhaps they don’t want to spend the time becoming accepted by the locals, a process of gradually becoming integrated in the local environment so you can capture the real lives of your subjects.
“Fortunately, there is another way to enjoy capturing life and action on the street – and it’s all a matter of attitude. Why not take your camera and photograph what you see while walking around the streets in your city, without feeling that you are intruding too closely into the lives of others.
“If you don’t want to stand out or intrude, start by being subtle with your choice of camera and lens. It’s also your choice of what you photograph, so you can choose to always respect the feelings of the people you’re sharing the street with.”
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