Alamy Contributor Source May/June 2006 edition has some really good tips from Alamy’s leading photographers on portraying the diversity of real life.. Here are some tips from Ersoy Emin;
“Keep your equipment simple. I usually just carry a SLR with a couple of fixed lenses – maybe a 50mm and 35mm lens. Also, in some cities security can be an issue. Carrying lots of gear can attract unwanted attention.
Try to respect people’s culture and religions. For example, some Jewish people don’t like being photographed on the Sabbath. Also, perhaps ask if it’s ok to shoot near a mosque, synagogue or temple. And be very careful photographing women in particular.”