DPA instructor Rick Gerrity recently shared a brief narrative on how to photograph strangers.
(Click Here) to read it.
If you don't know DPA, you owe it to yourself to check it out. I have attended DPA workshops in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, PA, and New York City. In fact, when I'm traveling to a new city in the US, or don't already have a photographic plan, I always look to see what DPA workshops are available.
In fact, I met Mr. Gerrity when I attended one of his workshops in Hoboken, NJ. He led us on a tour around Hoboken, centered on the old train station, and the awesome view across the river to the New York City skyline. Rick is a Panasonic Lumix enthusiast, just like me.
By the way, DPA is run by Mr. Richard Rabinowitz, another really great guy. We've met via telephone only, but I hope to rectify that one day. He's in the NYC area, as well.
So, if you ever want to get out with a professional photographer in an unfamiliar city (or even a familiar one), look up DPA and see what they've got going.
(Click Here) to go to DPA's website.