Capturing Candid Portraits-4 tips

posted on 2nd of july, 2013

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...

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Posted by Chanevy on July 05, 2013
Thanks! I am doing the best I can to get more online, but with two jobs and two other businesses-it's hard! I definitely hear you about the accidental discoveries-I love it when something finally clicks and I find a better way to do things than I have used before.
Posted by Robinstockphotos on July 05, 2013
Most of the information is accidental discoveries. Most of my stuff isn't from the internet or any sources. :)
Try out and see how the photos come out. You have a very small port, try to upload at least 15-20 photos a week. Good luck!
Posted by Chanevy on July 05, 2013
Thanks Robin! I read it and it is full of great information. I am trying some of the suggestions out already.

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