Sometimes you make interesting pictures by being invisible and using a long lens.
I was at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair today, as for the last few days and the next seven, and I grabbed a few quick people “moment” shots with the long lens, while I was invisible:
The secret to grabbing pictures of “the right moment” is:
- Get close. To do this, use a long lens. I used a 200mm lens on a crop camera; that makes it effectively a 300mm lens. This is long enough to be out of the way, unobserved, and yet close.
- Use available light. Flash will not reach.
- Do not be afraid to go to high ISOs. 3200 ISO is usable on a modern camera with a little Lightroom noise cancellation,
- Use a stabilised (IS/VR) lens if you can,
- Shoot a lot! You will get some interesting shots out of hundreds.
Have fun. Go and try some moment photography!