I’m shifting into passing gear on a mission to learn more about photography, lighting, and technique even faster. More importantly, I want to overcome the slight reluctance to shoot in public thinking people are afraid I’m going to exploit them or something (don’t worry, I’m not). So my camera is going to become like a new appendage. Before heading out the door, grabbing my camera will become as common as grabbing my keys.
For the record, many times when I’m out on my own shooting, I’m not focusing on people at all. If they happen to be in the shot, as you can see by the reflection in the above photo, they are usually lost in the bokeh and unrecognizable.