To become a better writer, I read the words of writers I admire so, to become a better photographer, I will look at the images of photographers I like.
Having the confidence to take photos of people is hard. It’s something I’m going to practice this summer: snap the shutter quickly, before they realise I’m there and then smile empathetically whilst hoping they don’t mind and kick off. Here’s some good advice suggesting you take cards out. It was posted on the #streetphotographers community on Google+ for anyone expecting any resistance from their subject.