Mujahid Urrehman gives some great suggestions in 7 Tips and Etiquette for Taking Portraits in Public. Interesting comments enrich the conversation. The tips include:
1. Show your presence
3. Ask permission
4. Remember people
5. Show the results and make people feel good about themselves
6. Respect their possessions
7. Say goodbye and inform them of the use of their photo (legal)
Interesting comments add to the discussion. I have been surprised by how many times I am asked to take someone’s photo when I’m on a photo shoot, often they are just happy to pose and then walk away. If circumstances seem appropriate I offer to email them the photograph – I’ve done that a few times and they seemed to really appreciate getting them.