Taking pictures of people is still not easy for me, especially strangers. I don't want to be invasive, and when I think of blogging about a picture of someone, I'd like to keep other people's privacy. I also want to keep Kaefer relatively private, and that includes her friends.
So over time I have come to take pictures of people from behind - and I found that these can turn into rather nice pictures that tell their own story. Like this 4H girl waiting for her turn.
Runners on the beach - yes, it's Kaefer and the Geek.
Adding some atmosphere...
This kid in London's Trafalgar Square is not necessarily from behind, but enough to keep his privacy.
I loved this old man who was building a sandcastle with his grandson at the end of the day on the isle of Sylt, Germany. The little boy was much more interested in watching the waves. This picture says so much about the special bond between a grandparent and a grandchild.
And here she is again, my favorite girl.
What do you do when you take pictures of people? Are you comfortable photographing strangers? Do you try to keep their privacy? Do you ask for permission? (Oh, the picture of Kaefer and her friend and their fancy hairstyles? I asked the mom whether I can put it on my blog...). Let me know in the comments.