30 Perfectly Captured Examples of Candid Photography

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We are social beings, but often find ourselves isolated. While it’s in our nature to gather together, getting close to anyone takes effort and skill. Nowhere is this truer than in the world of photography. A candid picture that really captures an honest moment can be shockingly hard to shoot.

Candid photography is growing increasingly popular and refers to photos taken without the subject knowing they are being photographed. Some might refer to candid photography as paparazzi-style photography that aims to capture the subject in the act.

Candid photography is yet another photography style where posing has no place. You want the photo to be spontaneous and genuine. This means you will need to spend some time working on your speed to ensure you can capture that candid moment. Having a camera with a fast lens is also a bonus.

Make sure your camera is set up appropriately so you don’t have to fiddle with settings before taking your shot. You will also want to be prepared to spend long times blending in and waiting.

The best part about candid photography, though, is the fact that you never know what kind of photo you’ll end up with. The end result can be quite surprising.

Regardless of the fact that candid photography is one of the most challenging photography styles, we have found 30 images that do exactly that. They take a moment from the life of a living breathing human and save to it be experienced by others. A candid expression of what it is to be a human being. Enjoy them and use them as an inspiration.

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Photography Comes First…
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Candid
photography camera candid Candid

Tenderness
candid shot image Tenderness

Catch the Wind
photography camera candid Catch the Wind

Candid Photograph
photographer candid Candid Photograph

A Face in the Crowd
photography camera candid A Face in the Crowd

Danny Photography
candid photography Danny Photography

Lady and Bike
photography camera candid Lady and Bike

A Gentleman of the Road
photographer candid A Gentleman of the Road

Candid Photograph by Chiril
photography camera candid Candid Photograph by Chiril

Dannys Candid Photography
candid shot image Dannys Candid Photography

Play
photographer candid Play

Angelic Dance
photography camera candid Angelic Dance

Day Seventy Seven
candid photography Day Seventy Seven

Its all about the Baby
photography camera candid Its all about the Baby

Fine Feathered Friend
photographer candid Fine Feathered Friend

All is not as it seems
photography camera candid All is not as it seems

A Tale of Two Cities
candid shot image A Tale of Two Cities

Candid Street Photography
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Women On the Move & Carefree
photographer candid Women On the Move & Carefree

This way!
photography camera candid This way!

The Soloist
candid photography Life

Smoke
photography camera candid The Soloist

Future Discussion
photographer candid Future Discussion

Spiner Spinster
photography camera candid Spiner Spinster

Jogging With My Iguana And Hat On
candid shot image Jogging With My Iguana And Hat On

Cheesee
photography camera candid Cheesee

Life on the Road
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Love will keep us Alive
candid shot image Love will keep us Alive

City Strollers
photography camera candid City Strollers

Hot Town, Bubbles in the City
photography camera candid Hot Town, Bubbles in the City

Smiling Eye
photographer candid Smiling Eye