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By paulbroad  
Happy or sad. I know how I feel when shopping. My wife was in a dress shop and I was, as usual, propping up the wall outside. I take a camera to ease the boredome and shoot by guesswork often.

This was from the hip and later straightened and cropped a little. They look really happy.

Tags: Shopping Bored People Seat Sit Wait Portraits and people Humour and fun

Voters: Picture_Newport, NeilWigan, freybird and 5 more

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Picture_Newport 13 659 19 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2010 9:12AM
Nice candid work.. I think the girls in the background have rumbled you.
NeilWigan Plus
11 17 16 England
29 Sep 2010 12:23PM
Nice shot .
BarryC123 13 43 25 Ireland
30 Sep 2010 1:59PM
Great candid. Some really nice expressions captured.
rayjac 12 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2010 8:13PM
That is a great shot, I try and do that but all I get from my wife is ,you can't take photo's of people like that, one day some one will lick you down, so I have given up, but I know it can be great fun when you get back home and load them up to see what you have got.
Thanks for the comments again.
xwang 13 56 8
30 Sep 2010 10:21PM
Happy? Indeed,it made me laugh...Excellent capture.
paulbroad Plus
14 131 1294 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2010 8:15AM

In 50 years of photography and many candid sessions, I have only been approached twice. One was a chap at a car boot sale selling concrete garden items. He was upset I had photographed him which tells me he was doing something illegal - tax dodging, working on benefits or something. The other was a stall holder in our local market who thought I was press.

For the above shot, and most of my candids now, I set the camera to auto focus on the centre spot, auto exposure and auto ISO. I hold it at my hip supported over my shoulder with my hand so that I can press the shutter button. I set a focal length to suit. I then aim by guesswork, trying to keep the camera horizontal, and shoot. The only problem is shutter noise on an SLR. if sat down, I use the liveview feature if possible, which gives a better return.

Tell your wife she can shop, you will photograph. Mine tries to pretend I'm not with her!

Take-a-View 18 293 5 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2010 8:49AM
Great body language going on here.

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