How to Approach a Stranger and Ask to Take Their Portrait – Free Quick Guide

Many photographers struggle with the idea of photographing people.

This fact is especially true when you’re talking about approaching a stranger and asking to take their portrait.

There is no magic button for this part of photography.

It requires adjustments to the photographer’s demeanor and a healthy dose of self-confidence.

In this free guide, Kevin Landwer-Johan shares his journey on the path to photographing random strangers and techniques that he has found helpful along the way.

Here are some of the tips he’ll discuss:

  • Overcome your internal fear.
  • Become mindful of body language and energy.
  • Set the tone that you’re creating a portrait and not just taking a photo.
  • Use your camera as a bridging mechanism between yourself and the other person.
  • Be determined. Don’t make excuses.
  • Develop an introduction.

Grab your guide today.

Photo Credit: Kevin Landwer-Johan

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