Ok, so we can't take photographs in public at the moment. But after lockdown ends, the opportunity to go out and photograph will be overwhelmingly exciting! But what if you find yourself feeling shy taking photographs in public? Pierre T. Lambert has 5 great tips on how to overcome this fear — well worth a watch!
Feeling nervous about taking photographs in public can really hold your photography back. I personally can remember at least a year or so of photographing "interesting details" on walls and pavements because I just didn't quite have the guts to photograph the people and scenes all around me. I wish I'd stopped to think about that at the time, and especially about how to overcome that fear!
One of Pierre's tips is to keep the shot in mind — focus on what you're trying to photograph, and not the people who are all around you. This is so true and applies to a lot more than photography. By not worrying about what people think, you can get on with achieving your goal. Get the shot!
I also really love his suggestion of creating your own soundtrack — plug your headphones in to create your own environment. Choosing happy, upbeat songs will keep your energy up, and give you the bounce in your step you might need if taking photographs in public makes you nervous.
I'd love to know if these tips help!