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Title: Candid portraits
Post by: Crapking on January 08, 2012, 02:36:11 PM
Here's one to start off - I'd like to see more 'candid' portraits, rather than posed.  I'm curious to see what settings people use when they are not really planning on taking a shot, but rather when something interesting occurs and there is not always time to be 'creative' with the lights or the settings.  I was recently shooting a hoops game, and the cutest kid was on the bench teasing the players during a time-out. didn't have time to think, just took a quick shot with my 'action' settings. Love what the 135 2L can do here.
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: briansquibb on January 08, 2012, 02:57:17 PM
I was experimenting with a flash extender at an animal sanctuary. And a keeper wandered past .... this was into the sun

Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: smirkypants on January 08, 2012, 03:29:55 PM
I shot this of my friend Jeanine. She was playing in a tournament and I was preparing to shoot it. I saw her mounting up under some trees and shot her. I accidentally pressed the JPEG button, so adjusting the light was tough. Her face could use a little fill, but it was entirely "candid" from about 30 yards away. Canon 7D, 100-400mm, f5.6, 1/400, ISO 400.
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: wellfedCanuck on January 08, 2012, 03:33:17 PM
daughter's soccer tourney...
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: AprilForever on January 12, 2012, 02:03:45 AM
daughter's soccer tourney...

Did she win? Excellent capture!
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: willrobb on January 12, 2012, 06:15:34 AM
Here are some candid shot from Japan, giving a nice cross section of society

A boy taking part in the "Festival of light" at the controversial Yasukuni shrine.

"Otaku" (geeks) photographing maids in Akihabara.

A novice monk chanting in Kamakura.

And a drunken salary man looking on hopelessly as the train doors close and he hasn't managed to get up or grab his briefcase  ::)
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: JR on January 12, 2012, 08:42:55 AM
shot with 5D mkII and 135L...
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Crapking on January 12, 2012, 09:49:30 AM
Keep em coming, and include body and lens (and settings if helpful) :)
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: macrodust on January 12, 2012, 10:30:42 AM
Here are some candid shot from Japan, giving a nice cross section of society

A boy taking part in the "Festival of light" at the controversial Yasukuni shrine.

"Otaku" (geeks) photographing maids in Akihabara.

A novice monk chanting in Kamakura.

And a drunken salary man looking on hopelessly as the train doors close and he hasn't managed to get up or grab his briefcase  ::)

Gotta love the man on the metro!
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: macrodust on January 12, 2012, 10:44:42 AM
shot with 5D mkII and 135L...

Clothes, furniture, toy and pacifier - all color matched!  ;D
Cute girl! I regret not getting a decent camera until my son was already 7...
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: machingo on January 12, 2012, 10:56:27 AM
Our son at breakfast time.  I was trying out my (now 2 week old) 5D2.  Lens was 50 1.4.


Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Cosk on January 12, 2012, 11:05:37 AM
Street photography in Bolivia, 85 1.8 on a 30D

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7151/6684795777_be22a005c2_b_d.jpg)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7162/6684804975_392d8c9f77_b_d.jpg)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7032/6684805483_5fdbe53656_b_d.jpg)

... and about 1km under ground, in the Bolivian Silver Mines
24mm 2.8 on a 30D

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7161/6684818595_280029c4ff_b_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: NotABunny on January 12, 2012, 01:16:06 PM
I was recently shooting a hoops game, and the cutest kid was on the bench teasing the players during a time-out.

Lovely!


There is something fishy with your export though. Chrome shows the photo green as crap (pun intended), while the other photos are color managed. This happens on both an sRGB and on an aRGB monitor.
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Crapking on January 12, 2012, 01:45:29 PM
Here it is again - not sure why it is different

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7171/6685600395_b4c122f49c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pvc2012/6685600395/)
ButlerJan614 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pvc2012/6685600395/)
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: NotABunny on January 12, 2012, 03:04:41 PM
Here it is again - not sure why it is different

It's the same thing. I've read that Chrome always considers that photos are sRGB.

Here's a photo exported with ProPhoto (I'm curious if it works). Yuck, it doesn't! It's green as hell.

Okay, here's the same photo exported with aRGB. It doesn't work, but the colors are interesting. The orange is muted.

And below is exported with sRGB.

(Oh, they have EXIF: 40D, 70-200 F4 IS)
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: ghosh9691 on January 12, 2012, 04:30:50 PM
Here it is again - not sure why it is different

It's the same thing. I've read that Chrome always considers that photos are sRGB.

Here's a photo exported with ProPhoto (I'm curious if it works). Yuck, it doesn't! It's green as hell.

Okay, here's the same photo exported with aRGB. It doesn't work, but the colors are interesting. The orange is muted.

And below is exported with sRGB.

(Oh, they have EXIF: 40D, 70-200 F4 IS)

Chrome is not a color managed browser. IE9, Safari 5 and the latest versions of Firefox are. That is why your color in Chrome (and I see the same too) look crappy. Ditch Chrome.

Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: DavidRiesenberg on January 12, 2012, 04:40:08 PM
And the weird thing is that there used to be a flag that you could set to enable color management in Chrome but they removed it at some point.
It's a shame really. From a performance and usability point of view, Chrome is by far my favorite browser.
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: NotABunny on January 12, 2012, 04:40:32 PM
Here it is again - not sure why it is different

It's the same thing. I've read that Chrome always considers that photos are sRGB.

Here's a photo exported with ProPhoto (I'm curious if it works). Yuck, it doesn't! It's green as hell.

Okay, here's the same photo exported with aRGB. It doesn't work, but the colors are interesting. The orange is muted.

And below is exported with sRGB.

(Oh, they have EXIF: 40D, 70-200 F4 IS)

Chrome is not a color managed browser. IE9, Safari 5 and the latest versions of Firefox are. That is why your color in Chrome (and I see the same too) look crappy. Ditch Chrome.

Chrome is color managed. Start it with the "--enable-monitor-profile" command line parameter. It's there and it works but apparently only if the  images are sRGB.
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: ghosh9691 on January 12, 2012, 06:12:15 PM
Here it is again - not sure why it is different

It's the same thing. I've read that Chrome always considers that photos are sRGB.

Here's a photo exported with ProPhoto (I'm curious if it works). Yuck, it doesn't! It's green as hell.

Okay, here's the same photo exported with aRGB. It doesn't work, but the colors are interesting. The orange is muted.

And below is exported with sRGB.

(Oh, they have EXIF: 40D, 70-200 F4 IS)

Chrome is not a color managed browser. IE9, Safari 5 and the latest versions of Firefox are. That is why your color in Chrome (and I see the same too) look crappy. Ditch Chrome.

Chrome is color managed. Start it with the "--enable-monitor-profile" command line parameter. It's there and it works but apparently only if the  images are sRGB.

All applications are supposed to handle sRGB correctly. That does not make it color managed. Chrome is not color managed. On my color calibrated monitor, it shows up with terrible colors, even with that command line parameter. A proper color managed browser would display photos with sRGB, Adobe, ProPhoto correctly. If you want to test, go to the following: http://regex.info/blog/photo-tech/color-spaces-page2 (http://regex.info/blog/photo-tech/color-spaces-page2) and you will see how poorly Chrome performs. Now repeat with IE9 and you can see the difference. As you will find out, Chrome completely ignores the embedded color profile!

Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Crapking on January 12, 2012, 07:17:08 PM
I was "working" from the office computer (Chrome), now I'll upload it from Safari (home)

On my screen, it looks fine, did we solve the dilemma or do I need to post-process in PS differently?  My usual work flow is to shoot in max resolution RAW, (7D), download to my MacPro, working with 27" LED screen (not calibrated), select website keepers, then edit only those keepers in Adobe Camera Raw, then "save as" JPEG ProphotoRGB 8 bit, 240 ppi, (usually downsize to ~ 1910x1274) and then "DONE" the original file.  Later I upload my keeper JPEGs to my hosting service (Phanfare) and I've just started 'sharing' some with a new FLICKr account to see how I like that service, and to facilitate copying to this forum.

I've experimented at times shooting sports in native JPEG, trying to save time post-processing, but for sports/lowlight, I find I need to post-process anyways.
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: ghosh9691 on January 12, 2012, 08:30:08 PM
I was "working" from the office computer (Chrome), now I'll upload it from Safari (home)

On my screen, it looks fine, did we solve the dilemma or do I need to post-process in PS differently?  My usual work flow is to shoot in max resolution RAW, (7D), download to my MacPro, working with 27" LED screen (not calibrated), select website keepers, then edit only those keepers in Adobe Camera Raw, then "save as" JPEG ProphotoRGB 8 bit, 240 ppi, (usually downsize to ~ 1910x1274) and then "DONE" the original file.  Later I upload my keeper JPEGs to my hosting service (Phanfare) and I've just started 'sharing' some with a new FLICKr account to see how I like that service, and to facilitate copying to this forum.

I've experimented at times shooting sports in native JPEG, trying to save time post-processing, but for sports/lowlight, I find I need to post-process anyways.

Looks fine to me on a caliberated monitor using IE9...

Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: martinelliminimo on January 12, 2012, 09:24:58 PM
Beautiful!
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: NotABunny on January 13, 2012, 03:20:15 AM
As you will find out, Chrome completely ignores the embedded color profile!

Exactly what I was saying. The support is partial. Chrome is partially color managed because it can still properly display sRGB photos on aRGB displays (when using the above command line parameter).
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: NotABunny on January 13, 2012, 03:26:20 AM
On my screen, it looks fine, did we solve the dilemma or do I need to post-process in PS differently?  My usual work flow is to shoot in max resolution RAW, (7D), download to my MacPro, working with 27" LED screen (not calibrated), select website keepers, then edit only those keepers in Adobe Camera Raw, then "save as" JPEG ProphotoRGB 8 bit

"ProphotoRGB" is the problem. If you'll export it in sRGB, it will display properly in Chrome as well. However, since that requires the browser to be started with a specific command line parameter, the people who don't do that will still not see it color managed (sure, they'll see properly on an sRGB display, but not on a aRGB one).
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Tijn on January 18, 2012, 10:16:43 AM
First one was unexpected, second one was candid. 350D body, 18-55 kit lens. (Still saving for 60D and some real lenses, thats why I came here  ;) )

I'd used a larger aperture if was more aware of the small apertures I was shooting with it at the time. Still, I like how these came out. :-)
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: smirkypants on January 18, 2012, 03:40:10 PM
Miami Airport. Canon 7D + Siggy 50 @ f1.4, 1/250, ISO 1600. Processed in Lightroom 4.
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: JR on February 03, 2012, 08:47:23 AM
The Look!  This picture is actually crop at 100%, otherwise I would have removed the baby's nose...
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: picturesbyme on February 03, 2012, 09:32:58 AM
(http://www.picturesbyme.com/img/s6/v6/p284584012-3.jpg)
The Bird Whisperer I.

(http://www.picturesbyme.com/img/s6/v6/p410722503-3.jpg)
Double Candid

(http://www.picturesbyme.com/img/s7/v7/p456165602-3.jpg)
Packing

www.picturesbyme.com (http://www.picturesbyme.com)
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Beautor on February 03, 2012, 11:58:06 AM
Snapped this of my son on a nature walk. 40D, 70-200 F4L

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7147/6812532335_0c69d13808_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/preteygoodpics/6812532335/)
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: bainsybike on February 03, 2012, 12:54:23 PM
50D, Sigma 30mm@F1.4, ISO 100
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: BL on February 03, 2012, 01:13:12 PM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3058/3060728914_b94ea2a9a3_z.jpg)
5D classic / 16-35 II @ 35mm

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3254/3060749116_640c0b8e8f_z.jpg)
5D classic / 16-35 II @ 35mm

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3058/2983895004_44118fbe41_z.jpg)
5D classic / 16-35 II @ 16mm

Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Wrathwilde on February 03, 2012, 01:52:15 PM
Southern California, Ren Faire.
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: rh18 on February 03, 2012, 02:03:53 PM
The Look!  This picture is actually crop at 100%, otherwise I would have removed the baby's nose...

SOON.
SOON.

 :)
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Wrathwilde on February 03, 2012, 02:06:06 PM
On another note... Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't candid supposed to be without the subjects knowledge? There are some good pics in this thread, but I seriously doubt some of them are "candid", especially the ones where the subjects are looking intently at the camera.
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Beautor on February 03, 2012, 04:48:11 PM
On another note... Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't candid supposed to be without the subjects knowledge? There are some good pics in this thread, but I seriously doubt some of them are "candid", especially the ones where the subjects are looking intently at the camera.

I could be wrong about this, but my understanding of a candid photo is one that is captured in a moment, without being posed. I don't feel that just because the subject of the photo noticed and looked just before the picture was taken its not a candid shot.

I can't speak for any pictures but mine, but in the case of my photo I had just taken my family to a park to go for a winter walk along the river. My son had gotten out of the truck and was wandering around while my wife and I got our equipment out. I took out my camera to check my settings and focused on the only subject nearby (my son) as he was wandering towards the trail. My wife called him told him to wait causing him to turn just as I took the picture. If you think that's not candid, fine. But I think it is.
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Wrathwilde on February 03, 2012, 05:38:02 PM
On another note... Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't candid supposed to be without the subjects knowledge? There are some good pics in this thread, but I seriously doubt some of them are "candid", especially the ones where the subjects are looking intently at the camera.
I could be wrong about this, but my understanding of a candid photo is one that is captured in a moment, without being posed. I don't feel that just because the subject of the photo noticed and looked just before the picture was taken its not a candid shot.

I guess it's open to debate about what constitutes a candid photograph. My dictionary defines it as "(a photograph of a person) taken informally, esp. without the subject's knowledge." So I suppose there might be some overlap. But I tend to take the view that once the subject has awareness of / reacted to the camera then it's no longer candid. Don't know how I'd classify the photo of your son, he may have turned at the sound of your wife's voice, but his eyes locked onto the camera, not above it, or to the side as would be expected if he was looking at the person who was to calling him, demonstrating an awareness of the camera. Grey area is Grey.
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Beautor on February 03, 2012, 06:22:15 PM
On another note... Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't candid supposed to be without the subjects knowledge? There are some good pics in this thread, but I seriously doubt some of them are "candid", especially the ones where the subjects are looking intently at the camera.
I could be wrong about this, but my understanding of a candid photo is one that is captured in a moment, without being posed. I don't feel that just because the subject of the photo noticed and looked just before the picture was taken its not a candid shot.

I guess it's open to debate about what constitutes a candid photograph. My dictionary defines it as "(a photograph of a person) taken informally, esp. without the subject's knowledge." So I suppose there might be some overlap. But I tend to take the view that once the subject has awareness of / reacted to the camera then it's no longer candid. Don't know how I'd classify the photo of your son, he may have turned at the sound of your wife's voice, but his eyes locked onto the camera, not above it, or to the side as would be expected if he was looking at the person who was to calling him, demonstrating an awareness of the camera. Grey area is Grey.

Ah, well I appologize. If my picture offends you, I'll happily remove it for you. It was never my intention to offend anyone, I just wanted to share. My understanding of a candid photo was slightly different, and who am I to argue with Webster?
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: wockawocka on February 03, 2012, 06:45:16 PM
(http://www.chrisgilesphotography.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Claire-and-Jeffs-Specials-31-of-74.jpg)

(http://www.chrisgilesphotography.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Claire-and-Jeffs-Specials-18-of-74.jpg)

(http://www.chrisgilesphotography.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Claire-and-Jeffs-Specials-29-of-74.jpg)

(http://www.chrisgilesphotography.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Claire-and-Jeffs-Specials-58-of-74.jpg)
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Wrathwilde on February 03, 2012, 07:24:06 PM
On another note... Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't candid supposed to be without the subjects knowledge? There are some good pics in this thread, but I seriously doubt some of them are "candid", especially the ones where the subjects are looking intently at the camera.
I could be wrong about this, but my understanding of a candid photo is one that is captured in a moment, without being posed. I don't feel that just because the subject of the photo noticed and looked just before the picture was taken its not a candid shot.

I guess it's open to debate about what constitutes a candid photograph. My dictionary defines it as "(a photograph of a person) taken informally, esp. without the subject's knowledge." So I suppose there might be some overlap. But I tend to take the view that once the subject has awareness of / reacted to the camera then it's no longer candid. Don't know how I'd classify the photo of your son, he may have turned at the sound of your wife's voice, but his eyes locked onto the camera, not above it, or to the side as would be expected if he was looking at the person who was to calling him, demonstrating an awareness of the camera. Grey area is Grey.

Ah, well I appologize. If my picture offends you, I'll happily remove it for you. It was never my intention to offend anyone, I just wanted to share. My understanding of a candid photo was slightly different, and who am I to argue with Webster?
I didn't say it offended me, I thought I was implying that your photo fell into a grey area based on your description of the event. The dictionary didn't state that only pictures taken without the subjects knowledge qualified as candid, but that it related especially to pictures where that was the case. Hence the "grey area is grey" comment. 

 Sorry if I'm being too pedantic, I tend to treat words as having fairly strict meanings instead of fluid ones.
My love for words and meanings gets me into trouble fairly often.  ;)

Cheers,
Wrathwilde
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: the-ninth on February 04, 2012, 12:15:47 AM
My sister in a small boutique in Berlin.
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: briansquibb on February 04, 2012, 02:59:20 AM
Setting up an event for next week, I was 'checking the light levels' when this person 'walked infront of the camera'  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: NotABunny on February 06, 2012, 04:27:47 AM
I guess it's open to debate about what constitutes a candid photograph. My dictionary defines it as "(a photograph of a person) taken informally, esp. without the subject's knowledge."

I don't know for whom and why this would be open for debate, but the dictionary says "Candid = Informal or natural; especially caught off guard or unprepared" not "unaware".
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Crapking on February 06, 2012, 07:48:59 AM
As the OP, let me add that MY intent was to share images we took 'spontaneously', not those where our subjects posed, not those where we artificially adjusted lighting, and definitely not those with models. If the subject happened to look at the camera, that is ok by me, but if the shooter asked them to look, smile or say cheese, not so much....

I would like to learn from those with more experience, and in particular, I was curious as to how shooters 'quickly' decide on settings, etc.  A much older thread discussed custom settings which can be preset, but I was hoping to add to that discussion with candid examples, so keep posting and feel free to add to the 'practical' technical discussion on settings, and quick setup procedures.  We all have our own visions, composition styles, etc, but the newbies who follow along might benefit from how we set our equipment.
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: briansquibb on February 06, 2012, 06:12:22 PM
This was in a Dickens event so I was set up for those in costume .... I had setup 2 flash by a window. This lady had sat in the chair in the middle of it all when I was out and she was talking to the Dickens people ... so that was an easy one  ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: jeffryTanudjaja on February 13, 2012, 02:31:12 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7192/6866551299_65ec8de0de_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Tijn on February 15, 2012, 06:25:34 AM
60D with 70-200 f/4L IS.
ISO 100, 127mm, f/4, 1/640s.
Ice skating outside at sunset. The light was gorgeous.
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: candyman on February 15, 2012, 07:01:51 AM
Canon 7D
TV 1/80
AV 6.3
ISO 400
Spot AF
Tamron 18-270
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Crapking on February 15, 2012, 11:01:21 AM
Nice shots, looks like a little catch light in the eyes - off camera flash or ambient lighting ?
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: candyman on February 15, 2012, 11:05:20 AM
Thanks.
Ambient lighting. I have a favourite corner in the house with good light ....when the sun is shining ... :) [size=78%] [/size]
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Kamera Obscura on February 18, 2012, 01:05:19 AM
summer.
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: smirkypants on February 18, 2012, 10:43:43 PM
I guess it's open to debate about what constitutes a candid photograph. My dictionary defines it as "(a photograph of a person) taken informally, esp. without the subject's knowledge." So I suppose there might be some overlap. But I tend to take the view that once the subject has awareness of / reacted to the camera then it's no longer candid.
Soooo... if I have a person in the studio and I am shooting her. Then we start chatting and she's not expecting the shot, and I snap it when she's giggling, is that candid? Even though she's in makeup and surrounded by lights? Avedon was actually quite famous for tricking people into letting their guard down and then snapping a shot. Were these candid?
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: smirkypants on February 20, 2012, 09:48:01 AM
Clementina waiting...
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: bchernicoff on February 20, 2012, 10:13:36 AM
7D, Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 OS
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: wellfedCanuck on February 20, 2012, 10:27:32 AM
I love both of these last two shots. They each capture the essence of childhood, that sweet innocence that burns off somewhere in the teens. I'm a father of 3, my oldest has long since passed that stage but my youngest is still there, hopefully for another year or two...
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: bchernicoff on February 20, 2012, 10:32:54 AM
They each capture the essence of childhood, that sweet innocence that burns off somewhere in the teens.

Well, that innocence wore off two seconds later when she made the face she always makes while being photographed. The only keepers with her are the candids ;-)
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: wellfedCanuck on February 20, 2012, 03:37:25 PM
haha... awesome!
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Sc0tt White on February 21, 2012, 03:04:33 AM
Crazy Frenchman
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: rebelphil on February 21, 2012, 11:56:02 PM
7D, EF 85mm 1.8, f/ 2, 1/100 sec, ISO 1000

I sat on my living room floor by a window, my granddaughter came by, gave me a quick glance, and I took the shot. After that, all I saw was tail lights and a cloud of dust…she was gone!   :)
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: facedodge on March 20, 2012, 02:45:33 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7266/6851618748_6aabb2e8b2_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Crapking on March 21, 2012, 10:04:22 AM
Don't forget to include camera settings, situation, etc.  We are trying to learn from each other how to quickly capture candid moments, NOT how to set up lights, position models, etc.
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: theqspeaks on March 21, 2012, 10:37:31 AM
Here's a couple of my favorite candid portraits:

A kid having fun at the Maryland Renn Faire
http://www.flickr.com/photos/theqspeaks/5055254913/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theqspeaks/5055254913/#)

Another Renn Faire attendee
http://www.flickr.com/photos/theqspeaks/5061808077/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theqspeaks/5061808077/#)

A Communist sympathizer
http://www.flickr.com/photos/theqspeaks/4453686254/#in/set-72157623668853168 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theqspeaks/4453686254/#in/set-72157623668853168)

An angry woman at the 2010 Glenn Beck rally in DC
http://www.flickr.com/photos/theqspeaks/4944691233/#in/set-72157624836727518 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theqspeaks/4944691233/#in/set-72157624836727518)

A patriotic woman at a 2010 Tea Party rally at the Capitol
http://www.flickr.com/photos/theqspeaks/4456168208/#in/set-72157623550298395 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theqspeaks/4456168208/#in/set-72157623550298395)

A girl at a bar
http://www.flickr.com/photos/theqspeaks/4617002685/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theqspeaks/4617002685/#)

Jane Rigby of NASA, at the TEDx MidAtlantic event (what perfect light!!)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/theqspeaks/6334033668/#in/set-72157628102038646 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theqspeaks/6334033668/#in/set-72157628102038646)

For most of these shots, I was planning on getting candid, spontaneous pictures, so I usually preset my camera to be prepared for when the moment arose.  These days, that either means setting my shutter speed to something that I know will freeze the action w/o costing too much in noise or setting the aperture wide open to decrease DOF and maximize shutter speed and ISO. 
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: smirkypants on March 21, 2012, 10:54:50 PM
Canon 7D & 70-200mm/2.8 II & 580EX II. f2.8, 1/2000, ISO 100 with high speed sync on camera flash. AV mode, -1 exposure to the background, 1/4 color temperature orange gel.

Next time I'll shoot this with my new 5D3.

Edit: I swear it doesn't look that crappy and gray on my computer. Any clues what the upload problem could be?
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: briansquibb on March 22, 2012, 02:27:46 AM
Michael Laverty, British Superbike rider in the pit garage at Brands Hatch.

1D4, 400 f/2.8@f/2.8, iso 400, 1/250 on tripod/gimbal
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Narcolepsy on March 26, 2012, 04:14:28 AM
5D2 24-105 1/640 f10 ISO400
Shot in RAW - NikSoft RAW presharpener and Dfine. Cropped
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: keithinmelbourne on April 08, 2012, 01:34:43 AM
Here are three candids of greengrocers in the Melbourne market

Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: briansquibb on April 08, 2012, 03:11:20 AM
Handheld, uncropped, no pp

Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: rcarca on April 11, 2012, 05:21:19 PM
Here is a candid photograph of my daughter...

This is my first attempt at posting here. Be patient while I get this sorted!
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Crapking on April 12, 2012, 10:04:05 AM
I enjoy checking back from time-time to see what others are seeing.  Still curious as to the 'go-to' settings people use.  I just set up my Custom functions button on my 5d3 this AM as a trial to:

1/120s,
F5.6,
auto ISO (limit at 3200),
Single shot AF with center point and surrounding 8 point expansion

and will be doing some 'crowd' shots at a VB match tonite - hope to have some to display  :)
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: dans_perspective on April 12, 2012, 03:20:35 PM
From a recent trip to Jerusalem.
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: JR on April 12, 2012, 04:19:28 PM
Lots of great shot posted recently here.  Sure is different from talking about equipment delays!  Nice to look at some nice pictures for a change...wha am I saying, am going back home and shoot some of my own now!  Lol
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: KitFireburn on April 12, 2012, 04:48:19 PM
Here are three candids of greengrocers in the Melbourne market

Oh wow, i absolutely adore that third shot, amazing lighting!
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: bornshooter on April 12, 2012, 05:26:33 PM
One of a little girl from i party i was photographing the venue was extremely low light this was taken with a 5d mk2 + 70-200 f2.8 L is usm mk2 at 6400 iso.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7056/7042760111_b2120e1feb_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/7042760111/)
Dreaming (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/7042760111/#) by abledestroyer (http://www.flickr.com/people/36538298@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: CHL on April 12, 2012, 05:40:12 PM
Barcelona, Canon 40D, EF 70-200/2.8 IS @ f/2.8, 1/3200, ISO 200
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Crapking on April 13, 2012, 09:01:46 AM
My 'preset' candid settings didn't work out as planned, but in a break in the action, I caught one of the players messing around with the ball...maybe not exactly a candid, but shows off the 5d3 135/2 combo.

Camera   Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Exposure   0.001 sec (1/800)
Aperture   f/2.2
Focal Length   135 mm/F2 lens
ISO Speed   2500

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7052/7073548281_3161cce5af_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pvc2012/7073548281/)
SV5D0316 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pvc2012/7073548281/#) by PVC 2012 (http://www.flickr.com/people/pvc2012/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: the-ninth on April 14, 2012, 12:41:33 AM
Two candids from a recent trip to Iran.
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: untitled10 on May 04, 2012, 03:29:41 PM
Setting up an event for next week, I was 'checking the light levels' when this person 'walked infront of the camera'  ;D ;D
I really like this, little less motion blur would be wonderful, but hey, its candid, what can I say?
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: briansquibb on May 04, 2012, 03:52:07 PM
One from Wednesday - she was just walking by our shoot :D


Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: lady on May 13, 2012, 02:31:33 AM
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6149/5986543774_ae5c2200d9_z.jpg)
Exif data can be found here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kreebby/5986543774/#in/photostream/).

Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: jtee on June 01, 2012, 09:57:51 PM
From the 2012 Kentucky Derby

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t47/ahuxman58/2012/904e56fd.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t47/ahuxman58/2012/29f4e164.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t47/ahuxman58/2012/316cf49c.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t47/ahuxman58/2012/4882b0da.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t47/ahuxman58/2012/5ae15ed3.jpg)
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: dturano on June 01, 2012, 11:13:40 PM
good point, I love the thread, nice posts, always interested in the settings.  I have some great candids that my wife grabbed with my 5dmk3 while im not home, she is trained to always spin it to "green" and fire away, if the flash is mounted to turn it on.  Im curious to see others settings or what they used in a pinch.  While not all candid are completely random and can be captured with some pre thought to settings if they are in manual and require an adjustment.  For example a 2nd/3rd shooter whose goal is a photo journalistic approach is setup for getting great candids, im assuming your goal in getting settings was making adjustments in a pinch.  even an expected situation requires an adjustment.  Although, I had a good laugh with a friend who is an amazing photographer, he handles sales for a photography studio and found out he has a gift for grabbing shots, he does branch into manual settings but has no problem when doing 2nd/3rd shooter, especially 3rd using all auto and jpg.  When all the shots are reviewed with the clients they (like many today, whole diff post, take for granted of good portraits and posed shots at events and are thrilled by the shots from a 3rd shooter off in the distnace capturing random moments.) use most of his shots for the album or request digital proofs to show off and post on facebook/etc

anyway sorry for the long reply, nice thread, keep the photos coming.

Don't forget to include camera settings, situation, etc.  We are trying to learn from each other how to quickly capture candid moments, NOT how to set up lights, position models, etc.
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Tammy on June 15, 2012, 01:49:43 PM
(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/415808_4132727639735_2097388564_o.jpg)
200mm, F/5.6, ISO 500
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: DianeK on June 15, 2012, 02:32:56 PM
Captured this of our granddaughter just as my husband was wheeling her out of the shadows along a nature trail in the late afternoon. 60D, 300L f/4 IS, Av priority, spot metering, ISO 200, 1/1600, f/5.6
This is a crop of the original.
Diane
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: RobertG. on June 15, 2012, 03:16:08 PM
My nephew Jonas seeing my 5DII for the first time  :D

5DII with EF 85mm f1.8 at f1.8 1/100 ISO 800
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: distant.star on June 15, 2012, 06:43:27 PM

.
I LOVE this. Gorgeous picture! Thanks for posting it.


Captured this of our granddaughter just as my husband was wheeling her out of the shadows along a nature trail in the late afternoon. 60D, 300L f/4 IS, Av priority, spot metering, ISO 200, 1/1600, f/5.6
This is a crop of the original.
Diane
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Jettatore on June 15, 2012, 07:06:34 PM
First one was unexpected, second one was candid. 350D body, 18-55 kit lens. (Still saving for 60D and some real lenses, thats why I came here  ;) )

I'd used a larger aperture if was more aware of the small apertures I was shooting with it at the time. Still, I like how these came out. :-)

Here's a sample of what your 2nd image (http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=2753.msg60449#msg60449) would look like after some added cropping...  I think it helps focus the image and give it a more intimate character this way, bringing more interest to the subject.

(http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2753.0;attach=18301;image)
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Northstar on June 15, 2012, 07:22:29 PM
i like this shot i took of a little girl sitting on dad's lap.  we were on a boat, while heading down the river.  this particular boat has a rear view mirror and i took several shots while they gazed at the beautiful scenery along the river - river bluffs, beach, tall hardwoods and wildlife were all out that day....this was my favorite shot though.

i'm sorry, gasp....i took the shot w/ my Nikon d7000 and the 28-300, which is my vacation/travel camera.  (of course i much prefer my 5d3 though)

Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Cfunkexplosion on June 15, 2012, 09:44:12 PM
Trying out my new 5D3 and 85L
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: DianeK on June 15, 2012, 10:05:17 PM
Thank you for the compliment.  I consider it one of my best "accidental" captures.

 

.
I LOVE this. Gorgeous picture! Thanks for posting it.


Captured this of our granddaughter just as my husband was wheeling her out of the shadows along a nature trail in the late afternoon. 60D, 300L f/4 IS, Av priority, spot metering, ISO 200, 1/1600, f/5.6
This is a crop of the original.
Diane
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: dr croubie on June 21, 2012, 10:59:41 PM
I think it was Briansquibb was talking somewhere about using a tripod-mounted 400/2.8 for taking candid street-portraits at night.
I always thought that was a bit over the top ... until I read this (http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/lenses/Pentax-800mm.shtml).
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: briansquibb on June 22, 2012, 02:12:13 AM
I think it was Briansquibb was talking somewhere about using a tripod-mounted 400/2.8 for taking candid street-portraits at night.
I always thought that was a bit over the top ... until I read this (http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/lenses/Pentax-800mm.shtml).

I have done some with the 600 as well during the day. Hardest thing is to get a good line of sight.
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: gary samples on July 04, 2012, 08:31:56 PM
He Love's to shoot   
but he is a little heavy on the trigger finger

200mm f2 great-grandson Trayvin take's after his papa
Start them young
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: gary samples on July 04, 2012, 09:00:48 PM
START THEM YOUNG.  GIRLS RULE
granddaughter she is a shooter for sure
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: dr croubie on July 04, 2012, 10:29:33 PM
I just wish my grandparents had gear like that... (although, at least my mum had some nice Pentax Spotmatic and Takumar lenses that i'm, uh, "borrowing")
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: gmrza on July 05, 2012, 07:33:22 AM
I just wish my grandparents had gear like that... (although, at least my mum had some nice Pentax Spotmatic and Takumar lenses that i'm, uh, "borrowing")
I wish that too!  My grandfather reckoned "Wer zuviel Geld hat fotografiert oder hält sich Tauben" (Those who have too much money either get into photography or keep homing pigeons), so unfortunately, no gear from him!  At least I got a Zeiss Ikon from my father!
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: nightbreath on July 05, 2012, 08:44:35 AM
We started experimenting with self-portraits few weeks ago, here are first examples:

(http://cs304112.userapi.com/v304112534/f7a/_QWrS8dOxa4.jpg)

(http://cs323116.userapi.com/v323116534/3b7/05bJJIRn0i4.jpg)

(http://cs317931.userapi.com/v317931534/13bd/kg-KWLENYx4.jpg)

(http://cs323116.userapi.com/v323116534/403/yEv8xuno7fw.jpg)
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Northstar on July 05, 2012, 10:23:31 AM
START THEM YOUNG.  GIRLS RULE
granddaughter she is a shooter for sure

I like both of those shots Gary, cute kids.  Is that a 1.4 extender on a 600mm? 
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: gary samples on July 05, 2012, 10:30:07 AM
START THEM YOUNG.  GIRLS RULE
granddaughter she is a shooter for sure

I like both of those shots Gary, cute kids.  Is that a 1.4 extender on a 600mm?
   1.4III   and it works great most of my work is at 840mm here in Utah you need all the len you can get. but I just don't like  the 2x  would like the 1200mm but my wife like's living indoors I would have to sell the home to get it LOL 
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: n0iZe on July 05, 2012, 01:18:36 PM
Here's one "candid portrait".
Shot with a Canon EOS 450D and a 50mm f/1.4 USM mounted to it.
ISO 100, f/1.8, 1/60sec

Let me know what you think.
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: gary samples on July 05, 2012, 07:08:20 PM
old pro
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Andy_Hodapp on July 08, 2012, 12:53:04 AM
I take all of my portraits with a Canon T1i and 50mm 1.8 II because thats pretty much all I have.  I find the most beautiful pictures of my girlfriend and just people in general to be when they are not paying attention to the camera.  Here are some of the photos I've taken of people, many my girlfriend when they were not paying attention.

(http://i.imgur.com/fPwuD.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/0y8U9.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/8KhlD.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/5zgtt.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Slk6G.jpg)
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Crapking on July 08, 2012, 09:05:57 AM
We started experimenting with self-portraits few weeks ago, here are first examples:

(http://cs304112.userapi.com/v304112534/f7a/_QWrS8dOxa4.jpg)

(http://cs323116.userapi.com/v323116534/3b7/05bJJIRn0i4.jpg)

(http://cs317931.userapi.com/v317931534/13bd/kg-KWLENYx4.jpg)

(http://cs323116.userapi.com/v323116534/403/yEv8xuno7fw.jpg)

Nice images, but not exactly 'candid' portraits.  Every now and again, we debate the meaning of 'candid', but as OP, I am really hoping to keep on-thread by having posters display and discuss settings/strategies used to quickly capture unplanned/unposed moments in time.  My intent with the thread is to see/learn what and HOW others use their cameras to spontaneously and quickly make memories worth sharing. 

I guess using a self-timer is a strategy I hadn't thought about till now, so maybe it actually does meet the criteria. :)

Just hoping all posters remember to describe their settings/situation more in detail so we all can learn to step out of our comfort zone of controlling the lighting/posing, etc.
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Crapking on July 08, 2012, 09:17:51 AM
Here's one "candid portrait".
Shot with a Canon EOS 450D and a 50mm f/1.4 USM mounted to it.
ISO 100, f/1.8, 1/60sec

Let me know what you think.

Nice composition, thanks for including exif info!  Love it when they are unplanned and spontaneous. I guess indoors and hoping for some bokeh you needed to shoot more wide open (1.8,  but ISO only 100?  I'd thought you be willing to go a little higher to allow quicker shutter speed, but that's what making these candids is all about.  Quickly setting camera, do you remember which mode you had set?

My only 'critique' is post-processing (lack thereof). Skin tones look a little off. But, this thread is NOT the place to get into that?
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: briansquibb on July 08, 2012, 09:36:29 AM
Here's one "candid portrait".
Shot with a Canon EOS 450D and a 50mm f/1.4 USM mounted to it.
ISO 100, f/1.8, 1/60sec

Let me know what you think.

Nice composition, thanks for including exif info!  Love it when they are unplanned and spontaneous. I guess indoors and hoping for some bokeh you needed to shoot more wide open (1.8,  but ISO only 100?  I'd thought you be willing to go a little higher to allow quicker shutter speed, but that's what making these candids is all about.  Quickly setting camera, do you remember which mode you had set?

My only 'critique' is post-processing (lack thereof). Skin tones look a little off. But, this thread is NOT the place to get into that?

Do you mean bokeh or bg blur?
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Crapking on July 08, 2012, 09:44:36 AM
The bokeh around the lights in the mirror, intentional or just good luck ;)
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: RLPhoto on July 08, 2012, 04:48:11 PM
My new assistant. Saw good light and took the photo. 8)
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: gary samples on July 08, 2012, 07:52:45 PM
pixel peeping
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: wickidwombat on July 08, 2012, 09:00:41 PM
window shopping
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: wellfedCanuck on July 08, 2012, 10:32:51 PM
pixel peeping
love the look of concentration... ;)
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Northstar on July 08, 2012, 11:25:07 PM
window shopping

This is a great candid portrait.
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: wickidwombat on July 08, 2012, 11:52:47 PM
window shopping

This is a great candid portrait.

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Kamera Obscura on July 09, 2012, 07:24:26 PM
sad.

dario./
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: briansquibb on July 10, 2012, 04:40:18 AM
1DS3, 200 f/2

Yes her hair really is that soft and silky
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Northstar on July 10, 2012, 07:17:57 AM
sad.

dario./

 I'm curious about this photo....could you expand on "sad"?
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: RichATL on July 10, 2012, 08:49:21 AM
Getting into street photography with the shorty 40.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7269/7542612228_227df68d4c_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richmeade/7542612228/)
Peanut Connoisseur (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richmeade/7542612228/#) by RichMeade (http://www.flickr.com/people/richmeade/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8422/7512208830_ed7994cb4a_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richmeade/7512208830/)
Tucker Market (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richmeade/7512208830/#) by RichMeade (http://www.flickr.com/people/richmeade/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8161/7542611980_ebbb8c322c_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richmeade/7542611980/)
Watermelonman (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richmeade/7542611980/#) by RichMeade (http://www.flickr.com/people/richmeade/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: cemsen on July 10, 2012, 11:23:08 AM
have been following CR for a very long time now. time to stop being a lazy arse and post something, for what it's worth.

Mark III / 135mm
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: westr70 on July 10, 2012, 11:28:31 AM
@samples. Is that kid on this forum?  I bet he is.  Great shot and well done.
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Kamera Obscura on July 10, 2012, 11:44:58 AM
That's the first thing that came to my mind after I took the picture.

May I kindly ask what prompted you curiosity? It could help my Photo eye ball.

Thanks,
dario.
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: bornshooter on July 10, 2012, 11:57:27 AM
one from george square in glasgow during queen visit
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8164/7501053218_3772ea92e4_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/7501053218/)
proud to be british (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/7501053218/#) by abledestroyer (http://www.flickr.com/people/36538298@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: bornshooter on July 10, 2012, 11:58:46 AM
one from edinburgh a girl having a good phone call by the looks of it :)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8143/7160796097_28d343aac3_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/7160796097/)
It's good to talk (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/7160796097/#) by abledestroyer (http://www.flickr.com/people/36538298@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: tphillips63 on July 10, 2012, 12:22:40 PM
Here it is again - not sure why it is different

It's the same thing. I've read that Chrome always considers that photos are sRGB.

Here's a photo exported with ProPhoto (I'm curious if it works). Yuck, it doesn't! It's green as hell.

Okay, here's the same photo exported with aRGB. It doesn't work, but the colors are interesting. The orange is muted.

And below is exported with sRGB.

(Oh, they have EXIF: 40D, 70-200 F4 IS)

Chrome is not a color managed browser. IE9, Safari 5 and the latest versions of Firefox are. That is why your color in Chrome (and I see the same too) look crappy. Ditch Chrome.

I never noticed until I read this but comparing IE and Chrome side by side it is obvious.
http://mansurovs.com/is-your-browser-color-managed (http://mansurovs.com/is-your-browser-color-managed)
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: bfmawhinney on July 10, 2012, 12:37:57 PM
Howdy
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: candyman on July 10, 2012, 02:45:50 PM

I never noticed until I read this but comparing IE and Chrome side by side it is obvious.
http://mansurovs.com/is-your-browser-color-managed (http://mansurovs.com/is-your-browser-color-managed)


There is color difference as well when using IE 9. However, it is minor compared to Chrome. Wow.
I, however, worry more about seeing/working on color in post processing of my photos. I sometime deliver a photo that looks good on my laptop, but looks less good on someone elses laptop. That worries me. I want to make sure that my post processing is coming out in a way that it looks good on other screens as well. Don't know how to manage that...... :-\
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: robbinzo on July 10, 2012, 02:59:00 PM
Took this with 550D and 100mm L f/2.8 macro through a glass screen.
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: dawgfanjeff on July 10, 2012, 04:25:45 PM
Can you really have a "candid portrait"?  Assuming a portrait is posed, it seems impossible:)
Anyway,
7D+70-200 f/4 L IS, 0.008 sec (1/125), f/4.0, 70 mm, ISO 160 Exposure Bias   -1/3 EV

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7096/7339998382_72ecdcbdce_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffd/7339998382/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffd/7339998382/#) by dawgfanjeff (http://www.flickr.com/people/jeffd/), on Flickr

Couldn't resist this one:
7D+70-200 f/4 L IS, 0.003 sec (1/400), f/8.0, 183 mm, ISO 100 Exposure Bias 0 EV
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7248/6887129084_c5aa01f746_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffd/6887129084/)
Portrait Outtake (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffd/6887129084/#) by dawgfanjeff (http://www.flickr.com/people/jeffd/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: AprilForever on July 10, 2012, 04:57:59 PM
have been following CR for a very long time now. time to stop being a lazy arse and post something, for what it's worth.

Mark III / 135mm

Thanks for sharing! Post some more! This picture says a whole lot.
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: cayenne on July 10, 2012, 05:16:47 PM
Just curious about most of these...

Are they only for your private collection and enjoyment...or, did you get signed waivers and try to make some $$ for these?

I noticed many have watermarks and copyright symbols on them, so that made me think they were likely trying to be protected for sales reasons.

I'm trying to learn what and when you need as far as model releases, especially if just taking street photos....and possibly wanting to market them.

Thanks in advance,

cayenne
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: briansquibb on July 10, 2012, 05:32:15 PM
Just curious about most of these...

Are they only for your private collection and enjoyment...or, did you get signed waivers and try to make some $$ for these?

I noticed many have watermarks and copyright symbols on them, so that made me think they were likely trying to be protected for sales reasons.

I'm trying to learn what and when you need as far as model releases, especially if just taking street photos....and possibly wanting to market them.

Thanks in advance,

cayenne

Mine are not commercial so do not need model release
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Kernuak on July 10, 2012, 05:42:16 PM
In a legal sense, you only need a model release for commercial use and not editorial (if taken from a public area). However, if a portrait appears in a magazine, it can cause issues, that complicates things, so I think publications are getting a bit more careful, therefore it's always better to have one for either purpose, especially if it doesn't fit as an event photo or fits a specific purpose/article. It's one of the reasons I mostly steer clear of people, as I try to avoid comlications as much as possible. Also, sometimes people can get a bit annoyed at having their photo taken and there is always the chance of problems (especially with children of course)
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: wickidwombat on July 10, 2012, 06:10:59 PM
Just curious about most of these...

Are they only for your private collection and enjoyment...or, did you get signed waivers and try to make some $$ for these?

I noticed many have watermarks and copyright symbols on them, so that made me think they were likely trying to be protected for sales reasons.

I'm trying to learn what and when you need as far as model releases, especially if just taking street photos....and possibly wanting to market them.

Thanks in advance,

cayenne
if you have an iphone the easiest way of dealing with model releases is to use this app

http://www.vmrelease.com/ (http://www.vmrelease.com/)

you can customise it with you businese logo and its sooo much more convenient than carrying papers around which tend to blow everywhere in the wind. and you will always have it with you, unless you lose your phone that is. it would be good if they made it back up to the icloud though.
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: newbieshooter on July 10, 2012, 08:36:20 PM
she sad that day
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: roumin on July 11, 2012, 01:20:28 AM
Santa Monica Beach, California.  Canon 5D3, 24-70 f/2.8,  ISO250, 1/640, Aperture-priority AE.  I did not think she noticed me, until I saw the picture.
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Jotho on July 11, 2012, 02:51:22 AM
window shopping
Wickid, I love this pic. It leaves you thinking.
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: ddhacor on July 11, 2012, 07:10:15 AM
One of my favorites. My daughter decorating her little brother's birthday cake. Canon AE-1P, 400 iso, 50mm 1.8.
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Kathode-Ray on July 11, 2012, 12:01:21 PM
Here's one of my 2.5 yr old daughter.

Shot with a 60D and EF-S 60mm macro.

Ray
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: distant.star on July 11, 2012, 01:20:05 PM


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I love this guy's look. Take a few pictures of him every time I go to the farm market. This one's better than most because of EF-135mm L.

(http://wetracy.smugmug.com/Society/Farm-Market-2012/i-pVR43kt/0/M/IMG0719-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: wickidwombat on July 11, 2012, 07:32:52 PM
have been following CR for a very long time now. time to stop being a lazy arse and post something, for what it's worth.

Mark III / 135mm

nice first post!

I like the composition of this even though her head is in the center of frame the oof british flags and underground symbol kept in the top provide nice context and fill that space nicely
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Northstar on July 11, 2012, 09:56:09 PM
That's the first thing that came to my mind after I took the picture.

May I kindly ask what prompted you curiosity? It could help my Photo eye ball.

Thanks,
dario.

Hi...I guess I noticed the background images first...they're unique and "crazy".
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Kamera Obscura on July 16, 2012, 02:24:43 PM
and the cat came back.

dario.
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: blaydese on July 18, 2012, 12:01:09 AM
I never noticed until I read this but comparing IE and Chrome side by side it is obvious.
http://mansurovs.com/is-your-browser-color-managed (http://mansurovs.com/is-your-browser-color-managed)

Ha ha, tested this on IE both on my work PC and on my home PC, and both times the pictures looked different.  I'll try chrome at home and see what happens.

Peace! 8)
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Tammy on July 23, 2012, 10:36:18 PM
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/488105_4388467633075_1206550926_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: MrKorney on July 24, 2012, 11:30:35 PM
Don't Know if this is considered candid or not, but hope you enjoy nonetheless :-)
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Ew on July 25, 2012, 07:16:27 AM
Another one heavy with a heavy trigger finger... just have to teach 'em to review and delete the duds before the card fills up..
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: sandymandy on July 27, 2012, 04:54:44 AM
Not sure if this is called candid but i just played around with my 50/1.8 and my friend in the park
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Northstar on August 05, 2013, 09:09:37 AM
Don't Know if this is considered candid or not, but hope you enjoy nonetheless :-)

Really great shot...love the face!
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: BoneDoc on August 05, 2013, 12:08:27 PM
Don't Know if this is considered candid or not, but hope you enjoy nonetheless :-)

Love the facial expression :)
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Northstar on August 05, 2013, 03:09:10 PM
A candid portrait...i  couldn't make up my mind about whether to leave the other two young ladies in the picture or not, but finally decided it would make the image more interesting as a sign of the times.

1dx
300 2.8
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: matt2491 on August 05, 2013, 04:02:48 PM
A candid portrait...i  couldn't make up my mind about whether to leave the other two young ladies in the picture or not, but finally decided it would make the image more interesting as a sign of the times.

1dx
300 2.8

Haha, good shot!
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Eneade on August 05, 2013, 05:12:37 PM
I used to take lots of candid portraits with 600D + 70-200 f/4 IS but finally stopped. It is not really honnest to take pictures of people with such a zoom (equivalent of 320mm on FF).

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8176/8050752517_4c4888616d_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eneade/8050752517/)
hair twisting (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eneade/8050752517/#) par Eneade (http://www.flickr.com/people/eneade/), sur Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8035/8062297409_19540dcd62_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eneade/8062297409/)
297-RTC-2+bandes (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eneade/8062297409/#) par Eneade (http://www.flickr.com/people/eneade/), sur Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8460/8037281403_6e07f82d71_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eneade/8037281403/)
641-RTC-1-2+bandes (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eneade/8037281403/#) par Eneade (http://www.flickr.com/people/eneade/), sur Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8320/7895846054_0cd3046381_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eneade/7895846054/)
184-1-RTC3 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eneade/7895846054/#) par Eneade (http://www.flickr.com/people/eneade/), sur Flickr
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: cayenne on August 05, 2013, 05:27:48 PM
I used to take lots of candid portraits with 600D + 70-200 f/4 IS but finally stopped. It is not really honnest to take pictures of people with such a zoom (equivalent of 320mm on FF).

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8176/8050752517_4c4888616d_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eneade/8050752517/)
hair twisting (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eneade/8050752517/#) par Eneade (http://www.flickr.com/people/eneade/), sur Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8035/8062297409_19540dcd62_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eneade/8062297409/)
297-RTC-2+bandes (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eneade/8062297409/#) par Eneade (http://www.flickr.com/people/eneade/), sur Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8460/8037281403_6e07f82d71_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eneade/8037281403/)
641-RTC-1-2+bandes (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eneade/8037281403/#) par Eneade (http://www.flickr.com/people/eneade/), sur Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8320/7895846054_0cd3046381_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eneade/7895846054/)
184-1-RTC3 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eneade/7895846054/#) par Eneade (http://www.flickr.com/people/eneade/), sur Flickr

Well, if you're doing it for personal shots, and not doing anything commercially (I'm guessing by reading your post you didn't talk to them and get a released signed)...what's the problem with taking these shots in a public place?

I think they look wonderful...thanks for sharing!!

C
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: BoneDoc on August 05, 2013, 05:36:44 PM
I was the "third" shooter at our neighbor's wedding :)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3726/9447680568_7917260611_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9447680568/)
IMG_0288 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9447680568/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: BoneDoc on August 05, 2013, 05:41:36 PM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2863/9444936247_c44ca54fc2_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9444936247/)
My Sister - Version 4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9444936247/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2838/9447690934_04136488ab_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9447690934/)
IMG_0090 - Version 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97417947@N08/9447690934/#) by BoneDC (http://www.flickr.com/people/97417947@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Eneade on August 05, 2013, 05:42:09 PM
@ cayenne : you got it, I did not talk to people. I took so many pictures of people at that time and only keeping a few that it would have been a terrible waste of time to ask to every single person I took a picture of. Only the first shot uploaded made it to my Flickr page, the three other ones I had never shown.

As far as using the zoom, it was not really honnest as people don't see you taking the picture from that distance. It's more of an honest battle to go with a shorter lens. The old "street photography" thing...

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8453/7983457761_65cf2a1954_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eneade/7983457761/)
361-RTC-1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eneade/7983457761/#) par Eneade (http://www.flickr.com/people/eneade/), sur Flickr

Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: sarakoth on August 06, 2013, 12:03:01 AM
Was trying out my 100mm macro lens for portraits when I first got it and captured this pic of my son sitting down playing. I loved the sharpness and shallow DOF.

http://500px.com/photo/3810990 (http://500px.com/photo/3810990)
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Lloyd on August 06, 2013, 12:54:33 AM
These are from photos I took at a friend's wedding reception a few years ago from which I cropped out this brother and sister.
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Harry Muff on August 06, 2013, 01:18:03 AM

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8125/8640943587_18bf6d3236_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marked_improvement_photo/8640943587/)
Bowler Man (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marked_improvement_photo/8640943587/#) by Marked Improvement Photo (http://www.flickr.com/people/marked_improvement_photo/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Harry Muff on August 06, 2013, 01:21:35 AM

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8250/8643332562_a057754bc4_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marked_improvement_photo/8643332562/)
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: niteclicks on August 06, 2013, 10:31:12 AM
Don't know why I like this muddy pic.
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: niteclicks on August 06, 2013, 10:42:25 AM
and a couple more.
Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Jim O on August 18, 2013, 11:05:15 PM
My daughter...

Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Jim O on August 19, 2013, 12:01:03 AM
No one said they had to be human, did they?

This was taken with a 60D and a 300mm f/4 IS wide open. She was probably 60 feet from me, or so. Focus point was at the dog's nose and you can see the narrow depth of field. Even with her very small snout her left eye is slightly out of focus.

Title: Re: Candid portraits
Post by: Jim O on August 19, 2013, 12:13:42 AM
One more of the same dog, same setup.