How to Photograph a Complete Stranger

Street photography... One of the most intimidating things can be to just walk up to a complete stranger, and ask them to take their photograph. It can be an uncomfortable experience that often doesn't result in the candid, revealing portraits you may have hoped for.

Oregon-based photographer gives some great tips in his video below. People: This is well worth watching!


Hickey breaks down his formula for getting great images of complete strangers into four steps:

  1. The idea
  2. The approach
  3. The creation
  4. The closing