There’s a major misconception that candid imagery is about sneaking in the woods and waiting. This cannot be any further from the facts. You can get personal, touch your subjects, and yet take full advantage of the principles of candid photography. The first important question to ask is what’s candid photography? Candid photography is any kind of photography that is real and spontaneous. No photo is taken when the subject is actually aware, and there are no false smiles. Just true, actual sensations. Yet it’s not the sight of the camera that brings them out of the moment. Spotting a false smile or false look is so straightforward, and that’s the fastest way to get a bad picture.
Perhaps the safest way to take spontaneous photos is always to be prepared to do so. When people around you are aware that you always carry your camera with you, they automatically become more comfortable around you. Clearly, the farther removed you are from your topic, the less probable they are to realize you’re taking photographs of them and the more normal and comfortable they’re going to behave. Use a telephoto lens or a large zoom and always keep one in your camera accessories kit. It helps you to capture their personal space from outside but maintain the sense of intimacy in the picture you’re snapping. Maybe the most logical way you can demonstrate to someone else that you are taking photos of them is to use a flash. The flashlight has the reputation of destroying the auspicious moments because they cause you to blink abruptly. So, avoid using flash whenever you plan to capture candid photos.
Candid images are vulnerable to inaccuracies. Your view will always be off. Clear composition on the fly is hard to reach. When you switch places, you will still fail to change the white balance, and for that, you need to learn about photo and image processing. It doesn’t matter if you want to stay a rookie or go pro with your photography venture, you must learn post-processing. Several applications help you in boosting the image quality, and you’ll be able to deliver impressive images. If you want your images post-processed, you must capture photographs in raw format rather than JPEG format. Raw files provide much more detail about images than JPEG files and offer you more freedom to edit.