How to Conquer Your Fear of Shooting Street Photography Presentation (Gulf Photo Plus 2014)

Today I just gave a talk titled: “How to Conquer Your Fear of Shooting Street Photography” at Gulf Photo Plus 2014 in Dubai. You can see the slides above or on on Slideshare. Unfortunately the talk wasn’t recorded, but I will try to re-record it for YouTube in the near future!

You can also check out my free-ebook: “31 Days to Overcome Your Fear of Shooting Street Photography“.

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  1. Thanks for sharing, just returned from Mardi Gras in New Orleans and used many of these suggestions when shooting people around the French Quarter during the craziness of the party day and night :)

  2. The “pretend you’re shooting something behind them” has definitely worked for me a few times. Also a big fan of zone focusing. The Olympus 15mm f8 “body cap lens” is ideal as long as (a) there’s enough light for f8, and (b) you can get close enough to your subject, which is still the toughest thing for me unless I ask permission, at which point it’s a portrait instead of a candid. I like both, but would like to get more practice shooting candids, and for portraits I’d rather use a higher quality lens even if it’s bigger.

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