- Ronski - PRO 12:47pm, 10 June 2007
Hi,

I got set a challange to take a photo of someone I dont know in the street in another group. I dont speak Hungarian & I'm working here for a few months.

I'm fairly shy in this kind of situation as I've never done it, how would someone react to be asked to take their photo here? I want to take shots of interesting faces & that tends to mean older people, Is it worth learning a phrase or getting it written down? Would they just walk off or worse, should I not bother?

Any thoughts or ideas most appreciated?

Cheers
Davescunningplan 11 years ago
I havent done much of this either, if it was me i would probably take one from a distance and then crop so not needing to ask.. but no harm in learning a few phrases just in case someone got offended..
- Ronski - PRO 11 years ago
I'd like to use a 50mm 2.8 Sigma lens as it has a really nice shallow depth of field, so I'd need to get fairly close. I dont think I've ever asked anyone if I can take their photo before so it will be interesting if I manage to go do it :)

Anyone have any handy phrases for me? Best I can muster is "photo igem?" & smile :)

Cheers
Davescunningplan 11 years ago
I guess they may ask why? so having a handy and reassuring Hungarian reply might be useful. Remember the sensitivity to such things may be high here what with its history, Police state etc.. for older people anyhow..
- Ronski - PRO 11 years ago
Yeah I appriciate that, I'm sure they would, it's a strange thing to just walk up to someone & take their photo. Plus there's less chance the older generation will speak English I guess.

I can see me chickening out for sure :)
Davescunningplan 11 years ago
nah go for it man! whats the worst that can happen.. lots of other people seem to get away with it, I reckon its all about confidence and just blagging it reall! Believe that you are entitled to do it! project confidence! Having said that I dont do it much..
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