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09/27/2005 01:01:00 AM · #1
What is the difference between a Snapshot and a Candid?

I understand the difference between a Snapshot and _____ (what is the opposite of a Snapshot called anyhow?) is that a Snapshot has no premeditation or planning and such is evident in the photo.

A Candid is a shot that is taken of a moment that has no premeditation or planning (?)

Uhm. I'm a little confused.

Please help little uneducated me get a clearer understanding of these classifications of photos.

Thank you!
09/27/2005 01:06:55 AM · #2
Originally posted by eschelar:


A Candid is a shot that is taken of a moment that has no premeditation or planning (?)


i'd say that a candid is a premeditated shot without the subject knowing you are planning something.
09/27/2005 01:12:25 AM · #3
A snapshot is a picture that is taken in haste or quickly without much thought to the composition, background, etc.

A candid is just as longlivenyhc said, "i'd say that a candid is a premeditated shot without the subject knowing you are planning something."
09/27/2005 01:16:06 AM · #4
Super! Thanks!
09/27/2005 01:47:33 AM · #5
I think of a snapshot as having less artistic value and is more just about capturing the moment (like what you do with a disposable camera). And the others have described a candid shot very well.
09/27/2005 02:02:33 AM · #6
Snapshot:
"Hey!" *click*

Candid:
"Aha... Interesting... Hmm... Let's see... Aaaaaand..." *click*

I could make a fortune writing dictionary entries :-)

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