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Leica M6 camera and Leica 35mm f2 Summicron-M Aspherical lens with Kodak Ektachrome Professional E100VS film

Leica M6 camera and Leica 35mm f2 Summicron-M Aspherical lens with Kodak Professional Ektachrome E100VS film

I made this shot at a local market in Yangon, Myanmar. The variety, color and texture of the goods caught my attention, as did the circular and triangular shapes formed by the baskets and the produce on display.

While I wanted to include the store operator in the image, she wasn’t too keen on being directed, or standing closer to the camera. Knowing I wasn’t going to be able to make a really interactive environmental portrait I was happy to make the shot, thank the lady and move on. While not a great result, I had successfully interacted with a local and made an image. My confidence received a boost and, as a result, I wanted to make more pictures of a higher standard. It wasn’t too much longer before I was well and truly in the zone making good images.

Look out for an upcoming article on how to approach strangers. This is particularly important for those folks interested in travel, photojournalism and documentary photography.

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Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography

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2 Responses

  1. Great images you take. Can’t wait to read the article on approaching people for pictures.

  2. Hi and thanks so much for your feedback. I’II get the article on approaching strangers together as soon as possible.

    All the best,

    Glenn

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