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Candid Portrait Photography

Candid Portrait Photography. Get yours at bighugelabs.com/flickr

What is CPP?

According to Wikipedia, "Candid photography is snapshot photography that focuses on spontaneity rather than technique, on perfecting the immersion of a camera within events rather than focusing on setting up a staged situation". This group will highlight images catching naturally smiling faces, catching ordinary people, catching life in the act.

Photo Criteria

There are three criteria for photos in this pool. Each criteria is represented in the group's name.
1. Candid: This means no posing, no studios, no lighting set up and no models. Images should attempt "perfecting the immersion of a camera within events". As much as possible, the camera must be unobtrusive to the subject or, at least, to the context of the image. A smile and a glance at the camera is fine, but no more.

2. Portrait: This means that people are the focal point of the image. This group is not meant as Street Photography, which looks for candid shots of people in the context of their environs, though there is strong overlap. Here the people are more important than the context.

3. Photography: This means arresting, interesting, engaging, quality photos. Generally, this means a clear, sharp, nicely-lit, unobstructed and uncluttered image. No snapshots.
Rules

Each photo in CPP must meet each one of the above criteria. To ensure this, each accepted submission requires either an admin invite or admin approval. CPP uses the Flickr moderation tool, meaning that all photos submitted to CPP must be vetted by an admin/moderator before appearing in the group pool. Also, photos approved by one admin my be later removed by another. Admins will do their best to vette all submissions within twenty-four hours.

Feel free to submit your photos, but do not feel bad if they are not accepted!

CPP Photo Contest

Every other week a photo will be chosen as the CPP Photo of the Week. Winning photos are featured and the rules detailed in the Showcase thread.

Group Signature

You can be lazy (like me) and use the Flickr-Add-referer-into-comments Firefox tool or you can use the following html to identify pictures seen in this group as "Found in Candid Portrait Photography.":

Found in <a href="https://flickr.com/groups/cpp/ ">Candid Portrait Photography</a>.

Group Rules

There are three criteria for photos in this pool.

1. Candid: This means no posing, no studios, no lighting set up and no models. Images should attempt "perfecting the immersion of a camera within events". As much as possible, the camera must be unobtrusive to the subject or, at least, to the context of the image. A smile and a glance at the camera is fine, but no more.

2. Portrait: This means that people are the focal point of the image. This group is not meant as Street Photography, which looks for candid shots of people in the context of their environs, though there is strong overlap. Here the people are more important than the context.

3. Photography: This means arresting, interesting, engaging, quality photos. Generally, this means a clear, sharp, nicely-lit, unobstructed and uncluttered image. No snapshots.

CPP uses the Flickr moderation tool. This means that all photos submitted to CPP must be vetted by an admin/moderator before appearing in the group pool. All submissions require either an admin invite or admin approval. Also, photos approved by one admin my be later removed by another. Admins will do their best to vette all submissions within twenty-four hours.

Feel free to submit your photos, but do not feel bad if they are not accepted!


Please submit no more than five photos to the group each day.

Additional Info

  • Members can post 2 things to the pool each week.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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