powershot that has video capability. That is one reason I love a camera that can shoot video. You never know when there are sounds or movement that you just NEED to capture! I need to play more with the video capabilities on my new 7D.
transportation of an area. Above I came across this scene with the bicycle that just said "Paris!". I used Picasa to create the one spot of color on the window box. I have more examples of transportation that I will share later.
Brugges, Belgium, I was taking a shot of the town when all of a sudden someone started screaming at me. A Muslim lady thought I was taking her photo (I didn't even see her) and she was not happy! I don't think she was even in the view finder!
Anyway, this is something you have to treat delicately. You can smile and ask permission, if language is not a problem. In poorer countries you might even offer to pay someone for a photo. I don't have enough experience to give you a lot of suggestions but I do know that if you are at a street market and you are willing to purchase something from someone, they are much happier to have you snap their photo. This is even true in America. For example, the basket makers at the market in Charleston....don't take their photo unless you are buying a basket!