Some people are very good at this, like some street photographers, who are able to shoot at a decisive, witty or poignant moment to capture that 'precise shot' to tell a story.
I, for one, am camera-shy - behind the lens when shooting strangers. I guess it takes that 'hunter instinct' to become a street photographer, that you are not shy (or feeling uneasy) of simply just jump infront of the intended subject, shoot and walk-away cooly YET (praying hard that) the subject would not be offended and got angry and started bashing me with an umbrella or something...
I kept my distance, and chose to 'shoot safe' at a distance or at a subject I was quite sure would not attack me!
But I'm getting a little bored lately and started thinking I may want to get a little more adventurous and try out real street photography ;)
Any street photographers out there to give me some pointers?