Shooting strangers 101

Film photography is an amazing way to capture memories and moments. It’s a process that involves taking a negative and printing it into a photo. The great thing about film photography is that it’s very versatile. You can use it for a variety of purposes, such as portraits, landscape shots, or even action shots.

One of the great things about film photography is that it forces you to slow down and really think about each shot. With digital photography, you can take dozens or even hundreds of photos in a single day, but with film, you have to be more selective. That’s why I love using film for street photography. It really makes you think about each frame and how to best capture the mood and story of a scene. And because you’re working with a limited number of shots, you’re also more likely to challenge yourself to get out of your comfort zone and photograph strangers. For me, that’s one of the most exciting parts of film photography. It’s not always easy to approach someone and ask to take their photo, but it’s always worth it when you capture that perfect moment on film.


Taking photos of strangers can be a great way to capture the diversity and energy of a cityscape. However, it’s important to be respectful and considerate when photographing people. 

Here are a few tips for taking photos of strangers:

  1. Ask permission before taking a photo. A polite request will usually be met with cooperation.
  2. Be aware of your body language and make sure you are not invading personal space.
  3. Be prepared to be patient, not everyone is as confident as you are

I take a lot of photos with my film camera, and I love nothing more than sharing them with the people I’ve shot. I’ve found that the best way to do this is to post them on Instagram. Whenever I post a new photo, I make sure to include a caption that invites people to share their thoughts. This approach has led to some great conversations, and it’s also helped me to build up a network of potential clients. In fact, I’ve even had people reach out to me after seeing my work on Instagram and ask if I’m available for private shoots. So if you’re looking to impress strangers with your photography, don’t be afraid to share your work on social media. You never know who you might reach.

With these guidelines in mind, go forth and create some magic with street photography

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