The key is you have to make these photos look like a snapshot. The typical idea is to cut of the head, feet, or arms, but there are certainly other approaches. Holding the camera upside down usually works pretty well.
#2. "RE: Rejected from Street Snaps" In response to Reply # 0 Thu 13-Jun-13 05:13 AM by ZoneV
I just happened to watch this video yesterday while browsing youtube. Coincidence. Btw, that girl is the same age as me. It's good to see someone our age making fun of situations like this for once.
An undeniable paradox: To think that there is any such thing as an absolute rule is at worst naïve, and at best, shortsighted. There is no such thing as an always-true, all context- or situation-salient, absolute rule that always holds true…including this one!
#4. "RE: Rejected from Street Snaps" In response to Reply # 0
While it's a sarcastic/humor clip, I'm actually surprised that anyone still gets solicited for snaps. The current trend is to do "selfies" (self-portraits). The equipment is small enough & lenses wide enough to do it without the help of a second party. In fact, the last time I helped to take a picture of someone using their camera was because my wife saw a family trying to take a selfie and elbowed me hard to help. I grimaced when I saw what she was pointing at and believe me, I was reluctant and the other party was equally so. I took the snap, and they went right back to trying to get their selfie.