5 Tips To Capture Perfect Candid Shots

by Subodh Bajpai Top Wedding Photographer in Delhi

Real and raw emotions captured in a perfect click, candid photography is all about immortalizing the spontaneous moments at their very best. Candid photography is so much more than just clicking pictures. Unlike posed photographs, a candid photograph captures the moment as it really is. A candid photographer feels each and every moment and works constantly for not letting any moment slip by. Taking care of all the nuances always is definitely not an easy task. Breaking down the secret of capturing the best candids for wedding photography, here are some proven tips to capture every memory through your lens:

1. Stay Alert

The first and foremost tip for a wedding photographer is to all be alert. So much goes on during wedding ceremonies and events that even the slightest miss can be a loss. It is advised to understand the proceedings of the function well in advance. Also, be prepared with the right settings on your camera according to lighting and the moment you wish to capture.

2. Know Your Camera

You got to know your equipment inside out. Make yourself familiar with its settings and tips & tricks to quickly change them when required. Take a close look at the venue and take note of lighting to adjust your camera’s settings accordingly. Be ready with a trick up your sleeve- have a smaller camera with you for moments when your bulky DSLR doesn’t work the best.

3. Telephoto Zoom Lens- A Must

A boon for every candid photographer, telephoto zoom lens is essential in your kit. Candid photography is all about capturing moments at their raw best. This zoom lens helps in capturing candid photos at a distance without disturbing the aura and hence intimacy in wedding pictures gets preserved. Best lenses that have proved instrumental in capturing mesmerizing pictures are 100mm, 70-200mm and 100-400mm.

4. No Flash

A flash or external flashgun simply draws attention to the photographer and hence meddles with the natural serenity of the moment. Technically speaking, the flash makes pictures look boring and unappealing. In situations where there is not enough lighting, the setting should be adjusted to get the desired click. Opening up the aperture, increasing ISO, decreasing shutter to the required range are some of the alternatives. If you feel a little noise can add to the beauty of the picture, then increasing the ISO can be a great call. Some of the best photographs the world has ever seen have significant noise in them.

5. Planning and Some More Planning

Candid shots are so authentic and aren’t always easy to capture. As a candid photographer, it is your primary job to be fully prepared on the day of the event. Understand the event completely and know the schedule before the celebrations kick off. Visiting the location of the event beforehand goes a long way. Scout the location to find good angles and analyze the lighting. This will help you come prepared for anything that may come. On the day of the event, reach the venue earlier to set up your camp and make yourself familiar with the surroundings to get the best clicks.


With these tips, best genuine moments are sure to be captured in a marvelous way to be adored for a lifetime.


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About Subodh Bajpai Freshman   Top Wedding Photographer in Delhi

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Created on Oct 3rd 2019 02:19. Viewed 377 times.


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