How to Photograph Complete Strangers (VIDEO)


posted Monday, June 18, 2012 at 7:51 AM EST

Hickey-stranger-videoOne of the most intimidating things for aspiring photographers is taking pictures of people you do not know. It can be an uncomfortable experience that often doesn't result in the candid, revealing portraits you may have hoped for.

That's why we like Portland, Oregon-based photographer Jimmy Hickey's video "How to Photograph a Stranger."

Hickey breaks down his formula for getting great images of complete strangers into four steps in this 11-minute video :

• The idea

• The approach

• The creation

• The closing

Check out the video below and learn how he does it.