True magic can't be staged

November 05, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

If you want to capture true magic, it requires trust, patience and the ability to become invisible. If I think of any great nature photographer, I can imagine the amount of time and patience needed while waiting for that perfect moment. You also need a certain amount of stealth. But the reward is well worth it. As photographers, we are blessed to be totally in a moment while capturing an image that conveys so much depth and feeling. 

As a portrait photographer, there is one other essential component - trust. Only after having built rapport with your subject, will they truly let you into their world. The more time you can spend with a person, the more comfortable they become with the camera. And before you know it, they forget that you are taking pictures. It's only then, that you can capture true magic!

In this photograph, I had time on my side. The official photo session had ended and I got to spend extended time with this family while attending a birthday party. Emily was totally focussed on the mystery of this bubble. Instead of staging a shot, I was able to find so much more in this candid moment. 

Hoping you find some time this week to witness the magic around you. 


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