How close can you go?

2009_071_las_vegas_april-6Sometimes people ask me how i “dare” to go so close to people when I’m out shooting on the streets. The simple answer is that i don’t dare, it has taken me several years to be able to approach people on the streets without looking like a deer caught in the headlights. I remember that i started out using a 70-200mm lens on the long end and then worked my way down to 70mm. Now days i use my trusty x100s that have a 35mm equivalent lens. Its often good to be close to your subjects but sometimes you just get too close, like the picture above. At first this guy got really upset but after a few minutes of explaining what i was doing and why i was taking the picture he calmed down. They usually do…

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