One of the beauties of photography is being able to catch someone in the act. It’s what I would call still video, because it adds so much life to an image.
Here are a few tips that will help you magnify he effectiveness in your shot.
- Always have your camera cued up before you find a subject
- Keep your camera on the appropriate settings
- Being still and making observations is most important
- It’s imperative that you have your subject in viewing range while not paying attention.
A great example is this is exemplified in the shot I created. I was in Whole foods grocery store. I had my camera on hand; when I captured one of the most moving images of a mom and her five children. She gave the boys instructions on where to find items she wanted. They were listening very carefully . I’ve held on to this photo for many years. Often times I wish I could have sent her a copy. It is just a precious time spent with her little ones.
Capture your children while there sleeping , having a conversation amongst one another or at play. Don’t let them see you. The best shots are the natural expression and mood. Honestly anyone can shoot candids, because there is so much freedom. As a photographer I take it to another level looking far and wide, for that one in a million shot. Like this one. Most people would have been afraid to be this up close and personal without any awareness. That’s what makes a great candid shot! Get out there and try it. You’ll create better images.