Taking Photos Of Strangers in Public Places
Photographing strangers without their consent is a thorny issue.
Many photographers feel awkward, shy or embarrassed when they first attempt street photography.
Many are worried about people's reaction to being photographed.
Many are afraid or uncertain about the laws concerning privacy and photography.
Since street photography is candid by definition, these issues can't be avoided.
Let's examine them and find some possible solutions.
"The practice of observing and photographing people in candid situations is a direct expression of human curiosity. A street photographer recognizes in a split second the visual potential of any number of human interactions, individual expressions, and patterns occurring in a public space and typically attempts to keep a decisive moment undisturbed by not alerting the subject".
"Photographing without the subject's knowledge lays at t