People techniques

As I have been saying for years in my Travel Photography workshop: when you shoot travel, you are in the business of “building-prevention”. Meaning – do not just shoot buildings, but shoot people.

You can do this in various ways. One is to shoot events. Like the Stockholm Palace guard:

You can also use a wide lens (no-one notices what you dover) or a long lens (sneak a shot from afar). But those are last resorts.

The main way is: be a people person. Talk first, shoot later.  Talk. Laugh, Interact. Buy something. Admire. Then ask.

That’s how you get interesting travel photos!


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