Learning how to approach your subject, feeling confident and making them feel relaxed is the secret to good Portrait Street Photography. The viewer should be able to smell the street through the photograph. Most people don’t actually mind be approached by photographers as longs as they are done so correctly. Many amateurs feel the need not to intrude, so they buy telephoto lenses and shot from a distance- ‘steal the photograph’. I teach the opposite approach, take an extra three or four steps forward. Be within the subjects zone of awareness, be confident and have your settings correct for the exposure. Then calmly indicate your wish to take a picture. Once accepted and in most cases you will be accepted, quietly proceed in taking photographs. Sounds easy because it is easy. If your subject isn’t happy with being photographed, just walk on.