So people talk about "street photography" and I figure, well, I live in a city, cool stuff happens in the streets, I should check it out. But it turns out that what they mean is mostly "taking pictures of strangers and posting them online" which frankly feels creepy.

I mean I guess you can ask people ahead of time and take posed photos? Only that's not what they're doing. I guess you can ask people after? Or just ignore their wishes and post the pictures regardless?


I think usually they show them the picture and ask afterwords. The candid nature of the photos seems pretty important to the medium

@Miredly @anne usually they take the pictures and I nobody complains they keep them. Most people really don't mind being photographed at all.
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