Thursday, June 7, 2012

52 on Fridays (23/52) Candid



If you are a current or potential client, please stop reading at this time. Seriously. Go play on Pinterest or do something else productive. Once you are gone, I can tell everyone else a little secret about how to get some natural, fun shots of people. I can tell people that the secret is to lie. Tell subjects that you are just setting up your camera and testing the lighting when you first start a session or when you change locations. Then snap away. When people don't know the camera is really working, you can get some honest images of people like the one below.
Doesn't it just perfectly capture how a teenage girl can feel about affection from her younger sister? If I had asked them to be natural, it wouldn't have happened. Do we really know how to "act" natural? Don't be afraid to lie to people to get a good image. And if you are a current or future client, please believe me that I would never do this to you. If I tell you I am adjusting my settings, I promise I really am during your session. Okay?

Please visit Leslie at Week by Week to see how she captured candid.

6 comments:

reneej said...

lol. sneaky! this is fantastic!

Jodie Carson said...

That's a great shot (and a trick I am going to try).

Kathy Guzman said...

So true! Great shot!

Jackie P said...

I love this, I bet they did too! It is hard to be natural in front of the camera, you seem to be able to get your clients comfortable though so they can relax and have fun.

Sarah Jo Foodography said...

So sweet!

Chay Hastings Photography said...

Bahahahaha got em! This is awesome. :)

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