Date: 2008-04-09 03:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snakesinspace.livejournal.com
I really love your photographs. They make me smile.

I have been meaning to ask you about any tips you have for photographing people. I always feel so weird. I think it is my autism and not being able to connect to people so I always feel like I am doing something wrong.

I will be going to South Korea soon, only for a few days, and eventually I would like to hit up Cambodia, Vietnam, and other places. I want to take photographs but I have a difficult time with people. :(

Date: 2008-04-09 04:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anomalon.livejournal.com
1,2,3) learn how to ask in their language.
(Cambodia- K'nyom sohm tadhu bahn, te? = Me please photography do, no?)
4) become acutely conscious of your apprehension and move it to your fist, squeezing it for a minute, and then just ask, (and have your camera ready to shoot).

The WORST thing that will happen is they'll move away from you, or say no... but chances are, they'll like you because you've been more polite than they expected.

5)Raise your camera and if they aren't moving away or being explicit with the NO-ness, just take the picture(s).

6) thank them like their unique beauty has just made it worth bringing the camera out today.

Your appreciation means a lot to me. I really love your work as well.

I hope this helps.
Edited Date: 2008-04-09 04:18 pm (UTC)

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