& Lessons learned in photography
It's a bit of a challenge to get people who are not of the over-modeled Instagram lot to strike a pose in pictures whenever you whip out a camera. I'm guilty of falling into that pattern too, though. When asked to pose while shooting alongside other photographers, I instinctively look to one side and lift my chin. I totally get it. Instagrammers are trained for these types of things.
Let's not discount the beauty of candids; I love the idea of having just one moment captured. Don't get me wrong-- it's handy to have a slew of shots on your camera roll to choose from to put forth the one that's truly perfect. But candids are comforting to me since it feels like that the moment exists singularly in your own-- and in your camera's-- memory.
And so I find myself taking almost entirely only shots of this nature during my stay in Montreal, Canada. Mostly because I feel like going with the flow and seeing what pictures will come out from it. I end up taking around 25 total pictures from my four days spent here. The result? Shots that are off focus or misaligned (or both) and facial expressions caught offguard, slight smiles, and moments in thought.
Montreal is the perfect place to capture these types of shots. There's a classic and authentic feel to the streets, eats, and people. We bop around from place to place wandering and eating. And repeat.