The fear of photographing strangers prevents many from trying street photography. The genre is commonly associated with getting into people’s face and invading their personal space. Yet, there are many ways to approach street photography and one of them will surely fit your personality and your creative vision.
Be an observer
This is one of the most common ways to approach street photography. You simply walk down the street and react to situations. What catches your eye may be as simple as the physical appearance of a person, an interconnection, a juxtaposition, a facial expression or body language. Other times the way the light falls on someone may draw your eye, it may be a reflection, a shadow, etc.