How do I capture candid pictures the way I do?

July 21, 2015

This is one very common question I get asked a lot by my couples in various ways. Do you hide? Wow, you seem larger in person. How does the couple not notice you?

In general, while they like the natural, candid pictures, they do wonder if I was hiding or somehow made myself really, really inconspicuous. At 172 cm, I'm not exactly petite and neither do I have Harry Potter's invisible cloak.

Unknown to my couples, I am actually trained in the shadow arts of Bunjingan Ninjutsu to hide myself. "Be there and not there" my sensei will say. Man, it would be so cool to say that but no. Hey it's my blog :P 

It's really down to my personality and photography is an extension of my personality. I possess a curious appetite questioning everything for as young as I can remember and to top it off, I enjoy people watching. Thinking to myself what the conversation may be based on their body language. I started off doing street photography before lending myself to wedding photography and it's a lot of fun. Reading their body language, and with lotsa experience, anticipating and visualizing a perfect frame for the picture, I move to the right spot and thankfully the right time.

It helps very much that I avoid using flashes wherever possible only taking photos in natural light creating a less intrusive condition for capturing my couples.

So how do I capture pictures the way I do? It's just me :)

And hey, I get caught too, sometimes.

Scorecard:

Bride 1 vs Tony 800


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