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.