Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tech Talk Tuesday

One Way to Get Great Candids

Sometimes it's possible to catch great candids when you are supposed to be doing formal portraits.   You've already asked them to look at the camera, smile, reposition the hands,  change poses, etc.  So now you tell them to take a break while you change your camera settings, clean your lens, check your exposure, etc.  Because they are 'on a break' they often become more relaxed, less self conscious about having their picture taken, and start interacting in a natural way.  This works great with family and couple portraits where you want to show connections or relationships with people.  The following are a couple of 'out takes' from previously posted portraits.







5 comments:

Loyce said...

I love your outtakes. This is a great idea. Maybe even the kids will sit still for this kind of ploy. Thanks, Karen.

Larsen said...

My favorites are the candids!!

janc@mac.com said...

I think I like them more than the formal shots.

Sarah said...

Beautiful.

Saratoga Six said...

Aunt Karen, I would absolutely LOVE for you to shoot our family picture sometime. We haven't had one taken since the reunion in Park City, before Amy. If that is even a tiny possibility, please let me know. Thank you! :)