Shouting “say cheese” kills the mood of a candid photo, as things don’t work like that in candid photography. Candid photos are very natural, where the people are relaxed and add context to a photo.
Some tips to capture relaxed and natural photos of people are shared below. Many of the professional photographers and photo editing services makes use of these tips to capture candid photos.
Do Not Use Flash
Using a flash is a giveaway and if you need to capture images unseen, raise your ISO and widen your aperture. This will help you capture well-exposed photos in low light conditions, without being noticed.
But what if the photo is not well lit? In such a case, you can get in touch with a professional photo editing service provider, and let them work on the images to make it appear bright and vivid.
Patience is a very important factor in candid photography. You will need to wait for the perfect smile or for your subject to give a great pose. You may need to wait for 10 seconds or 10 minutes to get the right shot.
Make Use Of A Telephoto Lens
Telephoto lenses are great way to go unnoticed. These lenses will help you capture your subject from far away as though you were up close. These lenses will also help to force the perspective to your subject making the image more about the subject, and not about the scene.
Adding context offers more depth to images. It is good to place the subject to the left or right side of the image to show where they are or what they are doing. Shooting through the environment is also a good way to add context to images.
Shoot In Burst Mode
This is a very good method to capture people in the moment. You may get only one chance to shoot a candid photo, so it is better to take lots of shots and select the one that you like the most. Shooting in burst mode will end up with something spontaneous and funny at the same time, as it increases the chance of capturing the best shot.