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What is Meant by Candid Photo?

What is Meant by Candid Photo?

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When it comes to photography, there are different styles of shooting. Candid photography is one such style. There are some misconceptions as to what it stands for, what is needed in terms of equipment, and the legal aspects.

candid photo of a man on the phone

In this guide, I will explain candid photography in detail. I will also share some useful tips to take your candid shots to the next level based on my experience.

What is Candid Photography?

Candid photography in simplest terms is the photography style where you photograph people without them knowing you are photographing them. This includes both circumstances where you are at an event as a hired photographer and shooting in public.

When you normally do a photoshoot, you will ask the person to pose for you. But in the case of candid photography, there is no planned posing part. Here, the person will not be aware of the fact that there is a camera pointing at them for photography. Thus, the photographer will be able to see the natural poses of the person and capture them.

Candid vs Plandid photography

In the case of candid photography,

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