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How to take good candid photos?

Playing and having fun is a good start for a candid photo

A candid photograph is a photo captured without creating a posed appearance. It is more about capturing the moment and emotion in that moment which can be somehow tricky to do...

So much emotion in that simple act of ticklish family fun

Here are few tips that can really prepare you for capturing those fleeting moments;

1. Always keep your camera ready!

The most important tip I can give you is that candid moments are captured when you least expect them to happen, so make sure your camera ready. Either you hold it in your hand or on you with a strap. You don't want to miss those special moments.

2. Photograph people when doing their everyday things

Little girls love to dance. Parents will cherish those moments for years to come.

When people are doing their own things it will make the picture much more interesting and stress free from the presents of the photographer lashing a camera in their face.

This picture was taken when I have just announced I am adjusting my camera settings for the next shot.

How natural and beautiful they look.

People look more calm and natural when they are not aware.

3. Use zoom lens