Thursday, July 01, 2010

Candid Black & White Photos of People - Cam Theme - 54

I was recently inspired by a You Tube video I saw of black and white photographs set to music - and wondered how some candid practice shots of mine would look on this blog.

Candid photography needs to be done quickly, so you can capture that moment which drew you to it in the first place. This often means that 'technique' plays second fiddle to 'impulse'.

One thing I've learnt when taking candid photos is: set your ISO to 400 - the photos wont be so blurred when you raise your camera in a hurry to get that all important shot.
Don't have the ability to set your camera to 400? No problem, just choose High ISO instead.
If you don't like the results, change it back to what suits. Give it a go though and see what happens...

Oh, and try not to have your flash on when you are taking candid photos of people.
Giving a friendly smile (to the unsuspecting subject should they realise they indeed ARE the subject) can often be helpful too.

There are 11 photo sets in this "CAM" series and one guest photo.
If you would like to see all images of Candid Black & White photos  - click on the label at the bottom of this post

Click on any image for a larger view.

Previous posts can be viewed by clicking on the "BLOG ARCHIVE" section to the right.
If there is a particular subject you would like to see - it just may already be on my blog.
Check the top right of this main page to search it out.


Anonymous said...

Hi there! It's Nick!

Peter said...

Bonjour Nick

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look

kwpang said...

very nice image, the grain make it very film like.

Peter said...

Hi K.W.
Thanks for noticing...
All the best on your photography

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