In Candid Photography the Keys Are Persistence and Quantity

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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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14 thoughts on “In Candid Photography the Keys Are Persistence and Quantity”

  1. 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.

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