What have I learned by taking 100,000 photos?

I will soon reach the figure of 100,000 photos made by me. Some conclusions?

  • You’ll get all the possible reactions when taking someone a photo by surprise – from being happy about it, to being very upset, to ignoring the process, and everything in between.
  • Normality varies. As an average, people in different countries react differently when they are photographed. Also, what is normal for a person is totally abnormal for others.
  • Two methods of photographing:
    • Without asking for permission – more photos. Some shots can only be taken like this.
    • Asking for permission – you’ll be happier, but with much less photos taken. When posing, people tend to look better.
  • Posing too much, actively trying to pose, might lead to poorer results. Some person posing might actually look worse than when not posing.
  • Fame is addictive.


I am a Digital Marketing freelancer. My expertise is in SEO (Search Engine Optimization) / UX (user experience) / WordPress. Co-founder of lumeaseoppc.ro (series of events on SEO & PPC) and cetd.ro (Book on branding for MDs). On a personal level, I like self-development - events, sports, healthy living, volunteering, reading, watching movies, listening to music.

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