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I thing I am getting good at taking pictures and am enjoying taking shots of the desert (as I live in the desert) but I want to take pictures of people doing normal things.

Since I live in Vegas I thought I would start by going to the strip or Freemont expreience and hanging out there for awhile and shooting some candid shots of people doing everyday things. But what I am looking for is good pictures not just touristy point-n-shoot. How do I actually do that without looking like an idiot?

How do you people who actually take very good pictures of people and post them here do it without wigging people out?

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Personally, I see these kind of pictures taken with a wide angle lens such as a 12-20mm lens. You can create some large photos and in this way, you shoot photos that you can't with normal DC. It could be an option, if you have that kind of lens of course

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Point the camera at them, wait five seconds and wait for their reaction. By then, you'll have a gauge of whether you'll get a "natural" shot.

I don't think you'll have any problems with shooting people doing every day things, since they'll only notice after you've taken a shot (if you have a P&S... even better, turn off the shutter sound).

Also, I've noticed that people are more comfortable with SLRs than compact point and shoots.

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Yeah. Like Monkeh said, make sure youve got a bigass camera. People get creeped out with little regular ones cause then you seem like a weirdo. Also, make sure you're wearing pants at the time and none of your genitalia is exposed. Good luck!

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I actually had a fun time yesterday and took a few good pictures. I should have them online sometime tonight. Out of the 25 or so I took I only liked about 6.

Who knew that going to the casinos that you couldn't take pictures of people on the casino floor :blush:, actually got talked to by security....no biggy though.

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That's what it's all about, going out and having fun, and hopefully not looking like a weirdo.

Would like to see the shots.

(Y)

P.s I know exactly what you mean, about not wanting to look weird or whatever.

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Yeah. Like Monkeh said, make sure youve got a bigass camera. People get creeped out with little regular ones cause then you seem like a weirdo. Also, make sure you're wearing pants at the time and none of your genitalia is exposed. Good luck!

Hahahaha! :laugh:

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