Here are a few tips to capturing candid portraits. I thought I would share and post this favorite picture of my granddaughter at the park.
1) Go somewhere fun and interesting. You can't control candid photography, but you can control your setting and maximize your odds of success. The greens of the park background here make a nice background for the side of my GD that I wanted to capture. That was one reason for choosing this location for our play time that day.
2) Be ready. I usually shoot on AV priority and start with an AV of F8 to F11. Take a few test shots and adjust to taste. Think about your shutter speed and ISO. The above image was captured at 1/125 with a focal length of 70. That speed worked well for this shot, but would have been way... [ Read more...