My experience in capturing real human emotion and relationships was overall pretty fun for me. It started out with me over-thinking the assignment and putting myself into a panic attack worrying what strangers would think about me photographing them.
To prepare, I cleaned my camera sensor, inner mirror, and lenses. The quality came out much better. Raw was the only mode I used this time and I made sure to capture the subjects without them knowing until after the fact.
Next time I photograph I will practice taking photos in general during the week so that I am “photographically exercised and limber” so that I can photo-shoot effectively and ease everyone’s nerves.
I respond depending on how my subject responds. It was so fortunate to capture energetic subjects who were friendly and curious about my project. I ended up meeting some cool people that I would not have otherwise!