Aspiring street photographer Alex Belkin chooses crowded locations to capture the essence of Russian society. In his blog post, he gives some tips on street photography while comparing it to hunting. He dresses up the way not to draw attention. Passers-by slip behind his lens without even noticing him. He listens to the city noise while blending into the crowd. He is relaxed and attentive to the surroundings simultaneously. His best pictures are made at waist-level, without attracting unnecessary attention. He notices the importance of non verbal communication. “It’s important to stay friendly and to look at the person you’re about to take a picture of. Sometimes, just a smile is enough and people smile back, posing naturally for that perfect shot you were looking for”.
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