I like to keep my camera on me on every vacation. You can plan for certain shots, but some will be unexpected. You have to be open to turning down a random street and catching an awesome shot. I have partnered with Olympus® to share my tips on spontaneous photography.
I would say it’s half and half for me: planned vs. spontaneous. The BEST pictures I feel are the spontaneous ones. The ones where no one is paying attention to you. You capture the best moments when you least expect it.
Taking images of people are my ultimate favorite thing to do. Families, couples, people by themselves. You can see people enjoying life and it comes across the camera.
This is my favorite spontaneous image. I was in an impoverished area in Accra, Ghana in Africa and I kept my camera in my bag while I walked around and took in the sites. I knew most people aren’t comfortable with their images taken in that area so I respected their wishes. These little kids came over to me and asked me to take their picture and I obliged. This was THE cutest, random photo I have ever taken. You could see how much fun they were having, it showed their love, and they were so excited to have me take their image.
When we drove around, I would see cool little towns and would take images of the movement.
I love animals and this goat made me pull out my camera while he was rummaging throughout.
Take a spontaneous journey to some great picture taking. Next time you head to the park for a jog, after your work-out grab some shots of the pond you pass daily. Sit and people watch. Watch the animals. Grab the spontaneous images. I never stop clicking. Sometimes it takes alot of shots to get that perfect shot when taking images of people or animals.
Where do you like to take your camera for unexpected picture taking?
The Olympus® OM-D E-M5 Mark II has some awesome features that are great for spontaneous picture taking. I love that it has a lightweight weatherproof body. When you are out on a random walk, sometimes it can get dusty depending on the environment.. You want a body that will be protected.
My favorite feature is WIFI. When I take cool images, I want to post them immediately because I am so excited about the image I got. Lol! Why wait if you can post right there??
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