One of the intimidating things about candid photography is summoning one’s courage to unabashedly point the camera at the subject of interest. Depending on the culture of the local society, you might be rewarded by unwelcome stares, or worse still, swears and curses from the subjects involved. One thing about the Balinese is that they are often quite happy to have their pictures taken, to the extent that the mother in the above scene was even able to breastfeed comfortably in public, and despite knowing that our cameras were trained on her and her child. Taken at a traditional market in the Bedugul area (click the geotag icon on the top left of the picture to see the location).

Canon EOS 7D + EF70-200mm f/4L USM : f/5.0, 1/1250 sec, 154 mm, ISO 800. Click for location
Category: Candid and TravelWednesday, 09 Mar 2011 10:54 pm