I'll be honest. I've never cared much for taking pictures of people unless its taking pictures of friends and family. The main reason is mainly to the awkwardness and concern about the individual's rights of whom I'm taking the picture of. The type of picture taking I want to address is where pictures are taken of individuals in their environment. Say taking a picture of a confectioner( I think thats what they call them) making homemade candy in a shop or someone playing an instrument on the street. Taking a picture of a street performer is pretty easy in terms of consent because they are perfrorming, in the first place. Usually eye contact and a smile and nod confirms the OK to take the picture. But what about non-performers? The ideal picture is one of the individual acting naturally in their environment. But if I ask consent to take the picture, many times the person, even if they say yes, retreats or becomes more consious of what they are doing, even if what they are doing is their way of life. What is the easiest way to address this? As I stated, I've never been one to take pictures of people. However, I think that some basic understanding of the best approach is still important because many times people are in my shots. I've looked at the street thread and looked at many of the pictures and the one's with people, and I am unclear about what permission is required to take those pictures.