15 Way That Candids Can Improve Your Photography

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You might think that making the casual snapshot or candid photograph might not lead you to become a better photographer. You thought wrong. Practice is practice and even the process of making candid frame photographs can help develop your eye for lighting, composition and much more. Here are a few ways that candid photography can help your development as a photographer.

Observing and seeing on a regular basis

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Considering the background as well as the subject.

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Being aware of the quality and direction of light

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Understanding how ISO affects your shutter speed

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Notice how color changes depending on the light source

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Learning how to adeptly photograph a group of people

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Discovering how to effectively photograph under low light

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Becoming sensitive to white balance and color accuracy

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Making unusual perspective choices

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Learning to use flash both as a fill and primary light source

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Great opportunity to get familiar with your camera and lens

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Developing your personal approach to working with people

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Accumulating a number of portraits

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Understanding the high ISO limits of your camera

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