FINDING THE CONFIDENCE to approach strangers for their story, their photo or permission to film can be a challenge.
There are many emotional and mental stumbling blocks that can prohibit you from approaching strangers for your travel media.
You may not want to be rejected or bother anyone. You may not want to interfere or draw attention to yourself. Perhaps you are questioning your ability to assert anything meaningful.
These are some of the foibles I may encounter when creating media that involves interacting with other people on camera. But they can be the same fears that are associated with shooting photography or gathering a story.
I had to face some of these feelings of uncertainty head on while filming this video for MatadorTV.