So I went to France and London with some of my brothers recently, and it was awesome.
Before I left I thought about what I wanted to get out this trip photographically. I set my targets to do some awesome self portraits of myself and my brothers at cool sites, and take really nice photos of people I never knew. I often take photos of strangers when I'm on holiday because, well, I don't really know actually.
I guess I just find it cool to take photos of people I don't know anything about.
The difference this time would be that I would ask them if I could take a photo of them first, then I would take their email address and send them the photo's later. It's a challenge because I find approaching a total stranger and asking them something like this is quite scary, and they might reject me. I recently did a work shop with Ett Venter and he said every human being should force themselves to approach strangers and talk to them because it's good for you.
I'm so glad I did it, it meant that I got some awesome photos of some awesome people.
If you're one of these awesome people please would you post a comment in the box at the bottom telling me what you thought when I approached you, and what you think of the pictures. It would be really cool to know.
Karlien Murray from @Photo was kind enough to lend me a full Fuji X-T1 kit to test out. These were all shot on it. This camera is blowing my mind. Having full DSLR equivalent quality imaging combined with incredible glass in a lightweight mirrorless camera that I could comfortably just keep slung on my shoulder the entire trip was amazing. But more about that another time.
If you're one of these awesome people pictured in this blog post please would you post a comment in the box below telling me what you thought when I approached you, and what you think of the pictures. It would be really cool to know.