Photography with Kristen Duke~How to get great candid shots
Although when you hear the word “candid” it seems rather spontaneous, but truth be told, as a photographer, I often have to set up those moments that lead to great candid images. I’ll tell people to do certain things. Sometimes it may be awkward, but the laughs around the awkward moments are worth capturing!
Here are some one word ideas that I like to use:
Just think of this list of words that evoke emotion (and write them down on a cheat sheet if you want). You can set up a scene with these words and create an atmosphere that lends itself to beautiful candid moments. I love interaction between loved ones. I think it is in those moments that we can really see how we are as a unit. The laugher, the love, the fun, the happy.
I will leave you with one of my favorite shots of my family that was taken in our home by my friend, Katie Evans. I love it. We were reading a book on the couch. I made it into a canvas, it show us in our natural state hanging on the couch (I think I posted it on here before, but here it is again):
Any words you can think of that would help evoke emotion? I’d love to hear!
P.S. I did my first mod podge crafty project around Decorating with Portraits. Go see the tutorial on my blog.
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