How to Defuse Confrontations in Street Photography

What do you do if someone gets pissed off with you taking a picture of them?

Here are some personal strategies:

1. Pretend like you’re shooting something behind them

If you take a picture and your subject looks pissed off, DON’T drop the camera and walk away.

My suggestion: hold your ground, and hold the camera up. Keep clicking, and don’t make eye contact. Then pretend like you’re shooting something behind the person.

London, 2014. The first picture, with a flash at night.
London, 2014. The second photo. I pretended like I was shooting the sign behind her.
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