This is the sort of advice I wish I had been given years ago! Spending time developing your skills shooting faces, expressions and gestures while not wussing out shooting backs definitely makes better street photography. Your photographs are richer, more interesting and connect with your audience much better. This short guide will help you overcome the fear!
There are literally thousands of spots in Melbourne that the city's street photographers hit each and every day. But, it's a great start and hitting these locations once or twice on a trip will give you a pretty good taste of Melbourne's colourful characters, more than enough to get a few choice street shots.