- regardless (adv.) 不管怎樣，無論如何；不管，不顧
- pro (adj. /n. informal) 好處，益處
- vertically (adv.) 垂直地；直立地；陡峭地
- horizontally (adv.) 地平地；水平地
- selfie (n. informal) 自拍照
- slight (adj.) 輕微的；少量的；微小的
- profile picture (n.) 個人照
- statue (n.) 肖像
- attempt (n.) （尤指為完成難事而進行）努力，嘗試
- exposure (n.) 曝光；接觸；面臨；遭受
- aperture (n.) 孔徑，光圈
- to snap a photo/picture (phrs. v.) 拍照
二、常用句型 Common Phrases
To be frank, it’s probably never totally okay to approach a stranger to take your photo, but we’ve all been there and done that, regardless of that slight guilt we feel in our stomachs. However, you can definitely try make things easier on yourself and sound friendlier by using some of the following examples.
Asking for a favor. 尋求幫助
Sorry to bother you, but can you take a picture for me?
Hi there, could you help us take a picture?
Would you mind taking a photo of my family and I?
I’m really sorry to bother you, but I’m having trouble getting everyone in a selfie. Can you help us take a photo?
Asking for adjustments. 提出調整的請求
Sorry, but I think I blinked. Can you take another one, please?
Oops, I was not looking. Sorry! Can we take one more?
Oh, could you turn it the other way? Vertically/horizontally?
Please try to get the entire statue in the picture if possible.
Thanking others. 謝謝對方
Thank you so much! This is a fantastic photo, you’re so pro!
I can’t thank you enough, would you like me to take one for you as well?
Oh, this is so nice, I am so changing this to my Facebook profile picture!
Oh wow, thanks! This is amazing, it’s going on IG!
三、尋求幫助的小撇步 Tips for Getting Help
1. Look around. 四處看看
Usually, when you need help with taking a picture, you’re probably around a tourist attraction or a place where a lot of other people are busy taking pictures. Find someone who is in the same situation as you: looking a little frustrated from failed picture attempts.
2. Offer to snap a picture for them first. 先幫別人拍照
When you are in a popular tourist attraction area, it’s extremely highly possible that you’re not the only one looking for help with pictures. It’s also smart (and polite) to offer to take one for them first.
3. Set the lighting and give as much direction as possible. 設定好亮度及給予完整的指示
If you’re a picky person when it comes to photos, then make your life (and theirs) easier by setting things up for them first. Lighting, exposure, aperture, and anything technical that most people may not understand.
While the article provides help with mostly verbal communication, you should also know that your body language can do a lot of work for you. For example, if you’re having trouble taking a satisfying selfie, your frustrated looked will probably be seen by some people, and by the time you open your mouth to ask them if they can take the picture for you, they’ll probably already know what you need. If they don’t want to help you out, they will probably have already left or looked away, but if they maintain eye contact, they likely won’t mind. However, make sure to read their body language! If they look like they’re busy or in a rush, that’s a big sign to find someone else.