HOW2 – Capture the ‘Candid’ moment

Welcome to The Aperture Club’s HOW2 tips.

Today we look at one of the most exciting genres of photography; portraiture and the ‘candid’ moment.

Good portraiture is about the photographer knowing how to obtain the desired expression from the model. A great tip for striking a ‘candid’ portrait is to fire the shutter when the model thinks the shooting has stopped. When directing, you control the energy of the model, therefore when you direct the model to ‘take 5’ they will relax and be off-guard. This is the ‘candid’ moment you might want to capture. When shooting children, you can ask them to wait while you focus your lens and while they are waiting and off guard, click the shutter.

This fantastic ‘candid’ moment was taken by our very own Daniel Kukec.