My two middle kids have been best friends all their lives. I call them “The Bobbsey Twins”, even though they are two years apart. They have shared so many adventures and continue to be “besties” as adults in their 30s. And you can definitely tell that they swim in the same gene pool!
Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet. – Vietnamese Proverb
My final shot for “Seeing Double” is a tribute to the creepy holiday coming up – Halloween!
May all the pairs of things you begin to notice after looking at “Seeing Double” challenge entries remind you that you are not alone. May that comfort you and bring you joy!
Ann-Christine is hosting this week’s photo challenge with the theme Candid. She invites us to share pictures of people and animals who had no idea they were being photographed.
Stealth shots seem to require that the subject is comfortable with the photographer’s general presence or that the photographer has a lens that allows clear shots from a distance. I cannot claim the long lens, but I can claim that I know a few people and animals who don’t mind me stalking them.
The challenge in candid photos is to be able to capture spontaneous moments when the subject is simply doing their thing, preferably something interesting.
Another challenge is in setting up the shot without too many background distractions without “staging” it. Serendipity and shutter speed definitely become factors in the results.
Patti is our host this week for the Lens-Artist photo challenge, and she posts a good tutorial on framing your shots so that the subject is treated with the importance it deserves. How does framing make a difference? Consider:
If this is a shot of two people engaged in conversation about the land, getting a lot of land in the picture might be important. But this also has a truck bumper, distant telephone poles, and other distractions. How about this? You still get the feeling that they’re working on the land, but now it’s about their interaction.
Photographing a monarch in its habitat can be scaled down to photographing a monarch at its food source.
The petals of a fringed gentian make it distinct from other gentian varieties. Why not make that the focus of the photo?
And finally, even if giving a small portion of the subject a full frame might make the object unrecognizable, creating an abstract might make a better shot.
Experimenting with framing opens up new possibilities for making photos more dramatic. Thanks for the tip, Patti!