Today's tip: Respect the subject.
Having good equipment will help you get good people pictures. But another factor is to follow the advice that I was given early on in my career by National Geographic photographer Sarah Leen: "Respect your subjects – and they will respect you.
I have followed Sarah's advice over the years, and I encourage you to do the same. If you do, your subjects will sense that feeling of respect – and you'll have a better chance of getting the kind of photographs you seek.
Of course, the opposite is true.
For more on people photography, see my book, Face to Face.
Explore the light - and respect your subject,