In Candid Photography the Keys Are Persistence and Quantity

street-scene

Shoot Often and Keep Shooting.

Cartier Bresson was the king of candid photography.

He would sometimes scout a location for days before he even took a shot.

You may not have the time or inclination to do that but what you can do is look around to observe your environment and thanks to digital cameras, take a mountain of shots.

Persist, you will strike gold eventually.

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12 Responses to In Candid Photography the Keys Are Persistence and Quantity

  1. Great advice……thank you and love that shot!

  2. Ah but Cartier Bresson was waiting for ‘the decisive moment’ and took only one shot when he saw it. That was his genius. He also said if you need to bracket for exposure you don’t know what your doing. Trying to emulate him is a challenge I enjoy, one reason I like to use film for ‘street photography’ so I cannot take dozens of shots. Of course I almost never manage to get the shot I’m looking for.

  3. pdlyons says:

    Reblogged this on Pdlyons's Explorations.

  4. Anne Sandler says:

    Thank you for visiting and following my blog. My problem is patience–I don’t have any. I have persistence!

  5. ellie894 says:

    Love this one šŸ˜Š

  6. This is great advice. I love capturing candid moments at events, but it can be hard when the subject wants to pose and look at the camera. It does take a lot of patience!

  7. Great shot…great advice!

  8. mariexceline says:

    I would love to take better photos. Iā€™m a new follower of your blog and looking forward to reading more of these great tips. Thank you for sharing.

  9. I adore this photo!
    Thanks for the follow.

  10. This looks like quality work to me.

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