Watched Eric Kim and Kai on Youtube talking about street photography and how Eric went on the streets of Hong Kong doing his style of street photography.
I used to fear being scorned at if people found that I am taking their photos.
Especially so in hostile Singapore where people are generally more self-defensive (note that I used 'generally', not 'all'!). You do get some piercing stares from these people. However, after watching Eric go about shooting people right in the face, I got more inspired and encouraged. Maybe street photography is not that scary after all. All you probably need is a smile and a 'thank you'. I've been to Hong Kong and I have to say Hong Kong is also a pretty scary place to do some street photography because of the hostility of their people. I remembered I gave up my seat to an old lady and all I got back from her were scoldings which I can't comprehend because my Cantonese is not good. But her body language says it all.
To me, street photography is something I wanted to do for a very long time. I've always enjoyed watching people go by in their lives. To me, it is therapeutic at times when I just want to clear my mind and indulge in some free thinking about people's body language. But I haven't got the guts (yes, you can say I've got no balls in this!) to do it. You can laugh at me, but ask yourself this question: Are you daring enough to do it?