Another strange psychological problem we face as street photographers and human beings:
We feel guilty for taking photos of strangers.
But why do we feel guilt?
We feel guilt because we think,
If you take a picture of a stranger without their permission, you are somehow ‘stealing their soul’ and that is somehow ‘morally evil’
Do you like to be photographed?
Some of us don’t like to have our own picture taken, and therefore we assume that everyone else doesn’t like to have their picture taken.
This is false. I love to have my picture taken.
So this is funny, that according to the mental psychology of ERIC KIM,
Because I like to have my picture taken, I assume everyone else likes having their picture taken.
Now obviously, not everyone is like me.
But this is the psychological bias we all fell victim to:
We assume that everyone else thinks like us. (Which isn’t true)
But— what if you had the mental mindset that everyone liked having their picture taken? I bet you would have more confidence in your street photography.