Puslinch Camera Club’s Candid Photo Submissions

Our members were given the task to practice photographing Candid photos. The suggestions for these submissions were that they were not to direct their subjects in any way and photo submissions had to be current.

Here’s some great tips on how to capture your own Candid moments:
When it comes to photography, there’s something truly special about candid moments. These are the photos that capture your subject’s personalities, quirks, and dynamics in a way that posed portraits simply can’t. While candid photos may seem spontaneous and effortless, there are actually a few tips and tricks that can help you capture those authentic moments that you’ll treasure for years to come.

Be patient and observant

The key to capturing candid moments is to be patient and observant. Instead of trying to direct every move, take a step back and watch how interactions happen naturally. Look for the moments of connection, laughter, and love that happen organically.

Use a fast shutter speed

Candid moments often happen quickly, so it’s important to use a fast shutter speed to capture them. This will help you freeze the action and avoid blurry photos. If you’re shooting indoors or in low light, consider using a wider aperture or increasing your ISO to ensure that you have enough light for a fast shutter speed.

Get down on their level

To capture truly authentic moments, it’s important to get down on your subject’s level. This means kneeling, crouching, or even lying down on the ground to get the best angle. By shooting from their perspective, you’ll capture the world as they see it and create a sense of intimacy and connection in your photos.

Use a longer lens

Using a longer lens, such as a 50mm or 85mm, can help you capture candid moments from a distance without being too intrusive. This is especially helpful if your subjects are camera-shy or self-conscious.

Keep your camera handy

The best way to capture candid moments is to keep your camera handy at all times. Whether you’re at home or out and about, be ready to snap photos at a moment’s notice. This means having your camera charged and ready to go, and keeping it easily accessible so you can grab it quickly when a moment presents itself.

Remember, candid photos are all about capturing the beauty and authenticity of everyday moments. By being patient, observant, and ready to snap photos at a moment’s notice, you’ll be able to capture those precious memories that you’ll cherish for years to come.

Our Puslinch Camera Club Candid Submissions

Submission By Harvinder Singh



Submission By Danielle Stiles

Submission By Harvinder Singh



If you would like to read more about how to create great Candid photographs follow these links!


A link from Adobe.com about Candid Photography