Tip of the Day – Walk up and back

Tip of the Day – Walk up and back

Shooting from a long way back and zooming in with a telephoto lens is a great way to include the surroundings, while reducing the pressure on people to “pose”. I often send them off for a walk – saying to walk up to a certain point and then walk back again towards me – and I just hang back and snap candids as they’re walking. They often forget I am there and act naturally, talking and laughing with each other privately, while their dogs just hang out with them. The “walk up and back” is a great technique to use for capturing candids!

Canon EOS 1D X, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L @ 90mm, ISO 800, 1/500 sec, f/2.8

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