Discussion in 'Photo Assignments & Technical Challenges' started by gk fotografie, Sep 13, 2020.
People get upset because they're passionate. We're all passionate about our own photography. Some, like @gk fotografie, are passionate about others' photographic journey as well. Passionate enough to plan and conduct a weekly learning exercise for the benefit of others- without compensation. For that reason my opinion is that Gerard can use the definition of "candid" that he posted in the OP and he can be grumpy about his rules if he wants.
The kids certainly knew I was there taking photos (so, not candid?) but they were playing with each other without regard for making a pose for the camera (candid?). To be honest when I see someone smiling directly at the camera that doesn't make me think "candid". But I can see it may be harder to define.
Merriam-Webster definition: relating to or being photography of subjects acting naturally or spontaneously without being posed.
A candid can look into the camera on the subjects own term, without being posed as in a portraiture.
Reading back, I can see we are all willing to provide our interpretations of the definition.
The OP chose his interpretation as the basis for his challenge...
Another from last Monday. After receiving my purchase I went into this store looking for Kim.
I caught a few photos before the guys setting up the window display knew I was shooting.
Do we know when this theme finishes? Is it one week (and now past) or two?
Reminiscent of the one room school house w/ outdoor plumbing...if you know what I mean.
yes this is exactly how it was back in early 1800's.. this is a drive by of Amish children playing outside of their school..... thank you.. Imagine these children have no idea of what a different world it is around them...
I personally think this is perfectly reasonable for a contest organizer to do for their own contests. If people don't like the OP's definition, couldn't they organize their own contest thread with their own definitions and requirements for entries?
Great let's redefine portrait photography to only studio, only shot with Nikon, and only shot with a 105 mm lens.
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