Growing Balls

Last Saturday, I got an invitation from a photography club here in Phnom Penh to join their meeting and discuss about the organization. I got to meet fellow photo enthusiasts and talk about photography. After the said meeting we went to an informal settlers area in Phnom Penh and tried my hand again in street photography. It has been a while since I walked around the urban spaces here in Cambodia’s capital and I must say I really missed it. I don’t speak Khmer, and if I do it really sounds funny at it has caused me problems interacting with people. But if there is one thing that I learned from this photowalk is that sometimes a smile and and huge amounts of observation and patience can really help. I was able to get closer to people than I used to and get a few decent shots of environmental portraits. I know street photographers really know this by heart, but experiencing it is a different thing.

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