For this week's Shooting Challenge, I asked you to capture moments without all the posing and preplanning. And I will say, every one of the results offers an interesting look into the life of another.
The lady in the photos name is Tammy, she works at a Waffle House in North Carolina. She was one of the nicest waitresses I've had the pleasure of being helped by. My technique just involved me pretending to read something on my iPhone and wait for a great opportunity to take the shot
35mm Nikkor (fixed focal length)
I was out with my girlfriend (Leslie) and her adorable twin girls at Wendy's.
Photograph taken with a Nikon D700 and a 70-300mm Nikon lens at 250mm, f/5.6 at 1/200.
I walked by and wanted to capture an sincere image of the street performer, so I set myself on the other side of the bridge where she was performing, and waited to capture the moment.
Friday night a couple of my closest friends and i went out to coney island for a band we knew and a few drinks, we forgot that the fireworks show was every friday night at 930pm.
Taken with Android phone
I shot this with my Canon 30D at ISO 1600, 28mm, f/3.5, 1/60 sec.
I was at the right place at the right time. This picture is of my little cousins whispering secrets to each other.
My Gran, in Nürnburg - Germany.
It was Dark, High ISO was used, ISO3200.
This was a family reunion and she was looking at some old family photos.
Shot with a Nikon D90
18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikkor Zoom Lens
shot at ISO 400, 105mm, f/5.6, with a shutter speed of 1/100
I was walking around NYC earlier this week with my camera, pleasantly enjoying the summer weather when I decided to sit down and take a break from so much walking. I forget specifically where it was that I took this, but there were a lot of tourists around and with a small group there was this very shy looking girl, curiously looking at people around me.
Canon S90, F3.2 ISO 80 1/125sec. Imported, edited, sized, and emailed from my iPad, MBP is in the shop (faulty nvidia graphics card).
Taken Saturday night in Boulder Colorado at the 1940's WWII Ball at our local airport. 800+ people staring up at the sky watching a trio of skydivers descend with huge American flags hanging below them. I just happen to be standing next to these two.
If you'd like to be a normal member of your friends and family rather than just their photographer, I do think it can be tough to incorporate the candid shot into your daily photographic arsenal. But as you've all proven again, candid photos can just be so much richer than the posed variety. And flipping through my own family photos, it's almost always the candids that are my favorites.
Full galleries are below, plus even bigger sizes on our flickr page.