Do any shots you take make you uncomfortable? If you’re taking street photo’s of people, do you think about people judging you? Or giving you a strange look? If so, welcome to a photographers life 😅
I can’t even count how many times people have given me a judgy look when I’m in a strange position to take my shot. Why do you think that is? Is it because in general people are more closed in, and don’t want to embarrass themselves? 🤔 Or it just might be a finnish people thing…
What’s your thoughts on this subject? Should you push through this uncomfortable feeling? Should you switch to landscape photography instead, or any other kind of photography?
I personally just keep doing what I like. I also think, that it builds character while being in uncomfortable situations, but that’s just me 😅 Don’t get me wrong, it took me a while to get here. I’m a shy person by nature, so it wasn’t easy.
But enough of my rambling! Here’s one of my favourite shots in a while 👇🏻
Before and after shot. I just love those blue & pink tones! Add a little dutch angle and it becomes quite a decent looking photo 😁
I could just feel people staring at me from behind and thinking to themselves; “what a goofy person”, because I had to squat down and position myself in a very awkward way to make this shot 😅 Whenever I go to shoot, I always bring my headphones with me, that way I can immerse myself in my own world and concentrate on the photography.
That’s one tip for you if you’re struggling with photography because you can’t concentrate, bring your headphones with you!
I have heard worst case scenarios though, that someone can get aggressive if you’re taking photos of them (taking photos on the streets is legal by the way, at least in Finland), people asking you to delete the photo’s you took etc. Luckily I have never encountered those kinds of situations 🙌🏻 I hope I didn’t scare you!
In conclusion, do what you like and don’t care what other people might think of you. Enjoy taking photo’s and improving! 😊
This post was a little longer than I thought it would be at first, I hope I didn’t bore you 😅 I really would like to hear your thoughts about these kinds of things, so please do comment if something comes to mind!
That’s all for today, I hope you liked this topic and the photo’s! I will see you soon! ✌🏻
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