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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #45 on: February 15, 2012, 06:25:34 AM »
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« Reply #46 on: February 15, 2012, 07:01:51 AM »
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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #47 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 ?
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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #48 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]
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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #49 on: February 18, 2012, 01:05:19 AM »
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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #50 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?

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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #51 on: February 20, 2012, 09:48:01 AM »
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« Reply #52 on: February 20, 2012, 10:13:36 AM »
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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #53 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...
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« Reply #54 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 ;-)
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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #55 on: February 20, 2012, 03:37:25 PM »
haha... awesome!
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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #56 on: February 21, 2012, 03:04:33 AM »
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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #57 on: February 21, 2012, 11:56:02 PM »
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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!   :)
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« Reply #58 on: March 20, 2012, 02:45:33 PM »
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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #59 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.
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« Reply #59 on: March 21, 2012, 10:04:22 AM »