Photo365 – Day 310 – Almost a candid

I went to the Whitby Goth Festival today. I decided to travel light with the Olympus Pen E-P2 and used its 40-150mm zoom. The intention was to take candids, but as usual as soon as you point the camera at anyone and they spot you they switch into pose mode. I lost count of the number of times I asked them to look elsewhere. I prefer natural looking shots than posed ones, as posed expressions in such situations tend to look false.

I got lucky with this one. It’s cropped and for some reason the bloke didn’t think I was taking his photo and only realised when I’d pressed the shutter. So what we have here is a really natural glance that fortunately looks right into the lens.

A really enjoyable day, and I got one of my favourite portraits to date taken with the iPhone, when the Olympus’ battery was exhausted. I’ve uploaded it to my ePHOTOzine portfolio

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