Photographing people you meet on the street can be a daunting experience, but it doesn't have to be, says popular TikToker and photographer/videographer Kym Moseley, who has amassed more than 180K followers on the social platform.
Kym is no stranger to street portraiture. In fact, approaching people he hasn't met and asking if he can take their portrait has contributed hugely to his online success. He's found that while some people might be shy about having their photo taken, others are flattered to be asked and will happily pose for him, especially if he offers to share the image with them afterwards so they get something in return.
Here, Kym, who uses a Canon EOS R6, discusses how he developed the confidence to approach people, the benefits of embracing unpredictability and the value of honest feedback. He also demonstrates how, with the help of a Canon SELPHY Square QX10, it's possible to go beyond showing your subjects a photo on your camera's LCD screen and instead present individuals with a print to keep and preserve the experience.