One of the most intimidating things when we travel is taking pictures of people we don’t really know. Even if that stranger is fascinating to us, perhaps we feel embarrassed to approach him or her and ask for a pic. We have two options: we can “steal” a shot, or we can get ourselves together and ask for permission to take a portrait. Every time, choose the second option. Some people like to hide behind the zoom, but I strongly recommend avoiding that.
By following these steps, you’ll go back home with not only portraits of locals but also a more holistic experience after your photographic journey.