So what is a Candid, Posed Portrait? I was taking lit portraits(off camera fill flash) of my daughter on top of a mountain. We used to go hiking every Columbus Day. I must have done something and when I looked back at my daughter was deep in thought. These are difficult moments to get. It is really hard for people to fake. Sometimes you just get lucky.
The key to the image was the clean background and the lighting was already set up. I had one shot to get it right. One aspect of my photograph you will notice are backgrounds. I stress from day one in my beginning photography classes how important clean background are. Photographers use composition lighting, balance movement to achieve dynamic images. The biggest difference between a novice and good pro is backgrounds. I see so many images ruined by horrible backgrounds.
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My niece came down from Pittsburgh because she wanted her senior portrait taken a Ricketts Glen. Ricketts Glen is a 4-5 mile loop full of water falls. We made it about half way before the rain came. This first image is us about five minutes before we got soaked.
The next day I took her to Harrisburg, because I thought it fit her better. She had a totally different look that worked well with the urban landscape. I toned these image all black and white because the color was not beneficial.