Ask PermissionIntroduce yourself and start a conversation. Allan Lissner points out that you can often guage how friendly and receptive a person will be to having a photo taken by asking then some questions about the place.
Kids' StuffChildren are sometimes easier to approach but it’s a good idea, when possible, to ask permission of a parent or an adult from their community.
Providing your subject with a print of the picture you took is a great way to thank them. For someone living in an isolated village, a durable laminated print may be appropriate. Photographer and regular Verge contributor, Trevor Lush suggests thinking in terms of “giving a picture” rather than “taking a picture.”