My cousin loves to take photos of almost everything. She said that you can create great stories out of pictures. You can also express your feelings without even using words by just showing images, or you can collect them as part of your treasured memories.
Moreover, she loves to take candid pictures of people, places and things. The emotions you will see on the images, especially if it’s a candid picture of a person, is more natural and real. They don’t pretend because they do not know when your camera will click. They don’t even know that you are taking pictures of them.
My cousin even gave me tips on how to take better candid shot which I would also like to share with you.
To get beautiful candid shots anytime and anywhere, carry your camera anywhere. That way, you’ll be used to it and taking candid shots will become natural to you. You will never know how many good shots you can make. Plus your skill in taking photos will improve faster.
DO NOT USE FLASH
If you want to do your thing and that is to take pictures without being noticed or seen, lose the flash! All you need to do is just raise your ISO. This will already allow you to take well exposed photos indoors which have low light conditions.
If you happen to have a telephoto lense, use it! You may be very far away and yet, still capture the subject as if you were in front of it.
You must have patience if you want to have the perfect candid shots. If it’s a person, you have to wait for that perfect smile/laugh, or for your subject to turn to you before you can click your camera.
DON’T FORGET TO ADD CONTEXT
Position your subject either to the left or right of the frame to show some of where they are or what they’re doing. That way, the people will understand what you want to convey in your photos.
Now that you know some of my cousin’s secrets, go and try to take candid pictures of people that you know. Or you can bring your friend and go to Flinders Ranges and get candid Flinders Ranges photos.
To learn more on how to take the best candid shots, join The Sentimental Bloke’s informative photographic workshops.
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