I like taking candid-style photos on the streets; I’m always fascinated by the little moments of raw expression that often go unnoticed.
My three favourite lenses for this style of photography are 18mm, 23mm, and 35mm (on a 1.5x cropped sensor). Robert Capa once said:
"If your pictures aren't good enough, you’re not close enough."
I like to try and be in the middle of what’s going on and I often felt telephoto lenses detached me from the story—but it’s all relative. I prefer to shoot with prime lenses; they keep me thinking and allow me to shoot with a shallow depth of field. Just like Ernst Haas once said:
"The best zoom lens is your legs... Best wide-angle lens? Two steps backward and look for the ah-ha."
Regardless of technique, there’s something amazing about the unfiltered expression of candid portraits, right?
Your photo is great by the way - love the colours 👌🏼.