Photographing People: A Guide For Shy Photographers
A Powerful Guide to Overcoming
Your Hesitation to Photograph People
What You’ll Learn when you Read this Book
About The Author
I am a photographer and photography teacher. Now, I am also an author. Photography has been my passion since purchasing a second hand Nikon from a friend in the early 1980s. I started my first photography job at a daily newspaper a few years later. I worked as a newspaper photographer for many years before starting my own freelance business. I photographed for commercial, editorial, wedding, and portrait clients. In 1997 I won the Best New Business award in Waitakere City, New Zealand.
In 2002 I moved to northern Thailand. Here I have worked in photography and video production. Most of my work has been providing photos and videos for non-profit organizations working among rural poor communities.
Since 2014 my wife and I have taught photography workshops. These are now based at our rural home, from which we also offer bed and breakfast accommodation. I have also branched out into online teaching and photography writing.
Message From The Author
Photographing People – A Guide For Shy Photographers, is intended to encourage you to take photos of people. Experience has taught me to overcome the feeling of not wanting to impose when I point my camera in the direction of a person. It’s also taught me this fear is common, particularly amongst shy photographers.
This book is a collection of life stories and teaching. It’s my journey, and may be yours.
I am a photographer of people. It took me decades to find confidence with my camera and be bold enough to take portraits. Now I love having people in front of my lens. Whether it’s in a studio or in the street. People I know or complete strangers. Candid or posed.