I have recently been looking at street photography and what can I say it has really blown my mind some of the pictures I have seen and it’s something I would like to pursue. I am a friendly type of person, pretty easy to talk to and laid back although shy at times, I am hoping my personality would help when doing street photography especially when talking to people or putting people at ease when taking photos.
I saw this the other day on the train I catch home from work and it kind of blew me away here is what happened.
If you know Melbourne Metro trains there is the seat for the people with special needs there was this beautiful girl sitting there and a guy I see on the morning train and heading home as well always with a nice , nice my guessing is he is a semi professional photographer he was waiting at the door as he was pulling up the station he asked this guy to move slightly and started snapping pictures of this beautiful girl on the seat I think he took about 4 or 5.
He immediately went up to the girl and said something along the lines of your very beautiful and said he was a photographer and asked if he could keep or use the photos she asked what are they for? He just said art and handed her a card must be his details and hoped off the train I thought man this guy has balls I don't think I could ever do that.
Anyway getting into street photography is not to take pictures of beautiful girls sitting on trains but it got me thinking should I get some of the following:
A photography card to hand out to people with my details on it?
A website domain where I can host photos like my own domain name.
Can the guys here into street photography let me know how they go about people approaching them like any confrontations? Or are most people generally cool about it and do you hand out your details where people can go and see their images?
Any advice of getting into this would be appreciated