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    • you could try my line that has woked so well in the past, I tell them I shoot for major magazines and felt their natural image should be seen by more people...with a corny tag line of "you are very beautiful/ handsome". If they are still not happy I show them the photo first and if they still object I delete it in front of their eyes

      This lady was objecting until she saw her own image then she walked away giggling like a little girl, and said thank you

    • Mostly.....I don't have the time to engage unless I do. So, I like to shoot like a voyeur mostly because it does not require a model release. BUT, rtwP, your photos capture 10000% more by capture the face and mostly the eyes.

    • I didn’t even think of the cultural differences. I do actually notice it in some places even close to home. Street photography is so easy in Edinburgh, for example, because it’s so touristy and no one bothers about what you’re doing. But in Glasgow, things are a little different, people seem more aware of you and what you’re doing. And those cities are only 25/30 miles apart. So that makes sense, for sure.

      Great photos though, I’m kinda envious 🙂.

    • Wow, that's a beautiful photo, Paul. Everything works—the light on her face, her expression, the colors, depth of field. She looks very pretty and happy. No wonder she went away giggling.

    • This subject came up on another forum and the people who responded -- all of them male, I believe -- were angry and confrontational about being photographed without their permission. I think they assumed that the shooter would be a male. It would be very interesting to see how they responded to a female phoographer.

    • When I first got a camera and shot a movie theater exterior in Sacramento, a homeless person was in the vicinity (but not in the shot.) He came over and wanted money. So there's that possibility too. lol (Back in the film days it was hard to convince somone you hadn't taken their picture. He was angry.)

    • I struggled to find anyone with a scotish accent in Edinburgh, I had to call a friend who lives near the forth bridge to convince me there were some locals left

    • she had a secret and loved that she knew how to escape and the kids didn't, she was selling finger traps she makes for a couple of dollars, I watched her catch out a few adults too

    • Huh. I don't think I have been either, except when people want to get a pic with me. I remember a few pics of me surfaced in magazines and newspapers when I was totally anonymous and giving blood as a 23-year-old, but I don't remember anyone asking permission. But I never mind.

    • that was interesting, thank you...not so easy for me though as I'm often in countries where I don't speak the language.

      I could learn to say a few lines but if the subject came back with words I didn't know I'm screwed...lol

      one thing i did like what they said was about an IG channel, so at least then you could show people what and why you want their image

    • My conversation with a perfect stranger in a street caught by a friend. I had no camera that day, i just waved at guy and asked about banners hanging around... it started from banners ended at what i was doing there, he became eager to help us with photographs!