To make it clear, candid photo means photos that were genuinely unplanned and unposed. Like the photo of a group gathering, beach trips, family activities, etc.
Here I am assuming that you are shooting using a DSLR. Some of the tips and tricks can be applied to smartphones as well, but it would be best with a DSLR. So let's get started.
1. Aperture Modes
Most of the DSLR out there in the market have something called aperture modes. Use them for candid photographs. Manual modes are too slow to capture a candid photo.
2. Use a zoom lens instead of a prime lens
The problem with candid photography is that it is fast changing. Within minutes you can go from a group photo to a cake photograph to another group photo. You don't have time to change lenses. So it is better to use a zoom lens instead of a prime lens.
3. Make use of ambient light and not flash
In candid photography, the photo scene changes very frequently. Whenever this happens, you should try to measure the quality of the light and then expose the camera accordingly.
4. AI Servo AF
Most DSLR has two autofocus modes. One is called Single Point AF-S and is the most widely used model. The other mode is called AI Servo AF, which is best for candid photographs. Remember on Nikon this mode is called Continuous AF-C.
5. Click lots of Photos
You can try shooting in Burst mode on Nikon or Drive mode on Canon. These modes allow you to click photos after photos in regular interval. This makes sure you do not miss that one "perfect shot". Once you let go the button, the snaps are stopped. This feature is a boon for a photographer working in a high-action shooting. Try it once and thank me later.
7. Never put down your camera
I simply cannot tell you how important it is to hold the camera. In the interval of finding the
Do you know anything about shungite? Have you ever heard of it? Until recently I hadn't! It is a carbon mineral that can only be obtained in Russia from Karelia, in a small settlement called Shunga, which is a town near Lake Onega where scientists believe an asteroid landed over 2 billion years ago. Some scientists believe shungite is derived from this asteroid. But it gets even more amazing!
The asteroid formed a lake bed where many people bathed and healed in these waters. Russian Czar Peter was in ruler-ship in the 1800's when he noticed the health healing benefits of the waters of Lake Onega.
Once he made the discovery of the healing benefits of shungite he built structures turning the area into a spa. He instructed his soldiers to carry shungite water with them into battle for their continued good health; as they were healing faster than their enemies of their injuries and remained disease free during battle.
To make a long story short, this carbon mineral is a black rock containing what are called fullerenes. It is the only substance on earth that contains fullerenes. These fullerenes have many benefits. The first is that it purifies water, and most importantly to our society at large, it blocks harmful EMF's that come from our cellphones, televisions, WIFI, and all electrical outlets including microwaves.
There is scientific evidence to support these claims. Further, wearing shungite has been helpful in healing of cancer patients, high blood pressure, diabetes, pain relief, arthritis, schizophrenia, poor blood circulation to name a few.
Additionally it is good for enhanced mood and for attracting blessings and accelerating achievement of goals immediately. This is because it grounds the first chakra which makes one more dynamically focused.
Shungite comes in basically three forms. There is Elite or Noble shungite. It has the most carbon fullerenes at around 90-95%. There is silver and there is black shungite. Each containing their own quantities of carbon fullerenes. I recommend you start out with Elite (Noble) shungite if you will be using it mainly for healing purposes.
I'm no scientist nor am I a gemologist. However, I can tell you from my own experience that I have found relief from leg and foot pain brought on by a recent diagnosis of diabetes. The discomfort in my legs and feet had become constant. But from the first day I put on my shungite necklace I never experienced the pain in my legs and feet again to date.
Further, my mom has a rare blood cancer called Polycythemia which makes her very weak and therefore, she has been bed-bound. But immediately upon putting an Elite shungite bracelet on her arm she was up and about moving hither and fro! Her general mood and frame of mind
You can do your own research on shungite. Just make sure that you are getting your shungite from a reputable dealer who is importing it from Russia. There are books on Amazon about the scientific research found on this amazing stone. Better yet, try it yourself. You might just be amazed!
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