Babies and dogs – they are my two weaknesses when it comes to street photography and the two I find easiest to do. When approaching someone with their child I don’t come at them with camera at the ready, it is usually hanging on it’s strap or I’m holding it down. I will start a conversation with the parent first about their little one while I talk or coo at it and then I work in the may I photograph their child request. If they say no I walk away end of story. With dogs it’s so much easier; humans love having their furbaby photographed. I’ve found that some dogs are so used to having their pictures taken by their human that they will actually strike a pose when I come up to them with my camera like this cute Pomeranian did.
I was so busy playing with her, I forgot to ask what was her name but she was a diva the way she worked the camera.