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February 20, 2014

Exploring Jodhpur

Today has involved exploring Jodphur a little more, including visiting some villages and trying to create some portraits. When I got into photography in 2009, creating travel and humanitarian images was a big part of my motivation. The opportunities, photographically speaking, came elsewhere for me. But, I do still enjoy trying to create these kinds […]

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Today has involved exploring Jodphur a little more, including visiting some villages and trying to create some portraits.

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When I got into photography in 2009, creating travel and humanitarian images was a big part of my motivation. The opportunities, photographically speaking, came elsewhere for me. But, I do still enjoy trying to create these kinds of images and do justice to the people I meet on these travels.

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Paul Fox (Foxlore) 6 years ago

These are some great shots. It’s photography like this that makes me wish I had a talent for taking pictures.

I am always curious though, how does a person go about getting a shot like the ones above? Is it a matter of request? Or just being in the moment and clicking? Shooting from afar without being intrusive? Anytime I have a camera in my hand (usually my iPhone).

I always feel like I am being intrusive if there is a person in the frame I don’t personally know.

Is there an etiquette to photography?

PS. I am enjoying reading your life and adventures in Tokyo, but I really wish you were still in Hong Kong so I could pick your brain…on so many topics. 🙂

Paul

    Fernando Gros 6 years ago

    Paul – thanks! There is most certainly, as far as I’m concerned, an etiquette to making these kinds of images. As you can imagine, I’m close to my subjects, so I can’t create these images without them being aware I am making the photo. So, I always ask for permission. It’s something I’ve written about before. To be honest, one just has to get over it, much like talking to strangers because, well, one is talking to strangers (and taking their photo).

    Broader photos are less of an issue, when shooting street scenes, though again, I won’t take a photo if someone clearly doesn’t want me to.

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