Don’t Always Have People Smiling and Looking at the Camera. You May End Up With Just a Snapshot.
Think about the shot you are about to take if it involves people. Remember that as soon as you have a person or people looking at the camera smiling you are in danger of creating a “snapshot.” In the viewers mind you run the risk of having your photograph lumped in with a million other snapshots they have seen.
When You Are Taking Photos of People Don’t Be Afraid to Move In Close. Zoom With Your Feet.
Standing back and trying to get in close using your zoom is often necessary when you are in stealth mode for candid shots. However it does leave you open to camera shake the more you zoom. If the opportunity presents itself the preference here is to move physically closer to the subject and increase the sense of intimacy.