Candid photography is photography captured through motion mostly, without creating a posed appearance. This is achieved by avoiding prior preparation of the subject and by either surprising the subject or by not distracting the subject during the process of taking photos.
Focusing on spontaneity rather than technique can easily highlight the beauty of the moment. Unlike prepared photo sessions, candid photography captures a unique element: LIFE.
Subjects are not focused on the camera; they are focused on what they are doing, providing the photographer the chance to capture spontaneity and beauty in motion. Candid photography depicts the inner core of the subjects and their personality. It is not about people looking straight into the camera and smiling; it’s about surprising them in natural actions, un-posed and unplanned shots. Candid photography doesn’t require setting up the décor, rearranging a stray hair or measuring the light. The photographer becomes a subtle chameleon that glides around unnoticed in order to capture the essence of naturalness. For spontaneous people who like unplanned shots yet quality photography, candid photography promises to capture that “joie de vivre” (the beauty and happiness of life).