Styles 101: What is Candid Photography?

Clients often aren’t aware of the intricacies of photography, especially when it comes to the multitude of styles out there that some professional photographers offer. To help them better understand the types of photography that can be illustrated in their carefully created images, this series of posts provides explanations and examples of every photography style listed in Photographer Central.

Example of candid style of photography by Ashley Durham Studios

Candid photography is exactly what you think it is. It’s photography that’s shot in motion and as events happen naturally, instead of focusing on posed subjects.

While it may seem like an easy task, candid photography requires a very skilled photographer who is adept at blending into his or her surroundings while also being hyperaware of what’s going on around them so that they can capture those spontaneous moments.

By choosing a photographer who can shoot in this style, clients get images showcasing people in much more relaxed situations. In turn, the images can often become a trigger for a great memory from that day. 

Example of candid photography from Fete Photography

Example of candid photography from Cindy Harper Photography

Example of candid photography from JLundin Photography

Example of the candid style of photography from Ashley Durham Studios

Photo credits: Ashley Durham Studios, Fete Photography, Cindy Harper Photography, JLundin Photography


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