One of the things I like about taking portraits is capturing those moments between poses that really emote a sense of a personâ€™s character. The best shots are usually captured when someone is acting goofy, talking, looking away, thinking, or just forgets completely that I am there for a moment… and *SNAP* – Iâ€™ve got the shot. I DO NOT consider these shots to be â€˜accidentsâ€™ because Iâ€™m fully aware they will happen. I set up for the shot, I pose the subject, and get all the settings on my camera ready ahead of time. Then I start the hunt!!!
Usually the subject starts off very aware of the lens pointing at them, they make their â€œcamera faceâ€ for the shot and hold it just long enough to fire a few off. What they donâ€™t realize is that I’m really waiting for them to lose their focus just long enough to squeeze off a few frames. Most of the time I canâ€™t see the actual moment Iâ€™m photographing, but like black holes in astronomy or tiny particles in physics, Iâ€™m aware of itâ€™s presence and I just have to trust my equipment to freeze the evidence. If you know what you are hunting for and trust your instincts……*SNAP*
…..Thatâ€™s where the magic is.