Tips for boosting your confidence doing people photography ...

DAN WATERS, DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOOL:

"We all know most people aren’t comfortable being photographed. What’s less well documented is many photographers actually feel nervous about photographing people.

"It’s understandable when you think about it. Since we know that the people we’re photographing don’t want to be photographed, we feel we’re invading their space. We also feel just as ‘on show’ as the subject. We have to perform, be charming, build rapport, make people smile, effortlessly change the settings on our camera and ultimately show them how great they look in the photo. It’s a lot of pressure!

"But hey, there’s never going to be a big sympathy movement for photographers, so we have to overcome our confidence demons on our own. I know how you feel. I used to quiver with fear when photographing people, too. Over the years I’ve picked up many helpful tricks and now I can actually enjoy the spotlight and hectic pressures of a large wedding."

Read the tips, here.