Candid Photography along my travels

When I travel I often take candid photography. In fact, it is rare when I don’t. That’s because I think that showing people is a good way to get the sense of a place. You can see this in many of my previous posts. A few evident examples are: theΒ  Kuna Vendors in Panama, or the Indigenous craft vendors in Guatemala. The post on Belize City is also worth a visit πŸ™‚

This is a photo in Panajajel, Guatemala of a family having a good time on one of the piers at Lake Atitlan, uploaded to my Fine Art America gallery:

Guatemalan family having a good time at Atitlan Lake, Panajajel, GuatemalaDocumentary photography, describing travel destinations

Here are some tourists embarking on boats to cross Atitlan Lake in Panajajel, Guatemala. I also uploaded this travel photo to my Fine Art America gallery:

Tourists At Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

In the streets of Santiago Guatemala is a travel photo I transformed into a painterly image using the digital media, for my Fine Art America gallery:

In the streets of Santiago Guatemala

Many of my candid photos ( they are all candid images as matter of fact), shows an exciting tourist experience riding the authentic Italian gondolas of the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. I also altered my original travel photograph as a watercolor, using the digital media, for my FAA gallery:

Gondola rides at the Venetian Las Vegas by Tatiana Travelways

Candid photography of people in their daily activities

In the early years of my life I was fascinated by fine art masters capturing people in their real life. The impressionists were in my total admiration. Have you ever seen for instance Vincent van Gogh drawings of people? That was something that really fascinated me… I even made some drawings on my own, but nothing serious. However, the idea of capturing people in their daily activities followed me for many years to come:

Tailor in Orange Walk, Belize – Uploaded to my Fine Art America gallery:

Tailor at work in belize tatiana travelways

Woman carrying wood in the rural Guatemala

Woman carrying wood in the rural Guatemala

Coffee Pickers In Guatemala – image also available in my FAA gallery:

Coffee Pickers In Guatemala

Guatemalan woman doing laundry in Atitlan Lake, Panajajel, Guatemala – travel photo from my Fine Art America Gallery:

Guatemalan woman doing laundry in Atitlan Lake, Panajajel

Candid Street and documentary photography

When I first got involved with photography I was always fascinated by the genre of photojournalism. I think that in the 60’s and 70’s everybody was. The master of street and candid photography of all times will always be Henri Cartier-Bresson.Β  I have to admit that it’s not easy to capture good street photography… but I keep trying πŸ™‚

Here are some of my candid (“street”) photos – I have lots of them:

Young man carrying heavy merchandise in the streets of Mexico City.

Young man carrying have merchandise in the streets of Mexico City* I also made this as a watercolor in the digital media, for my Fine Art America gallery:
Box convoy in Mexico City

At the Bistro in Quebec, Canada

At the Bistro in Quebec, Canada

In the streets of Nuremberg, Germany

In the streets of Nuremberg, Germany

Poor distressed man in Belize City:

Poor distressed man in Belize City

Shoe polisher in San Cristobal De Las Casas, Mexico:

Candid photography - Shoe polisher in San Cristobal De Las Casas, Mexico

** Candid photography is mostly described as taking shots of people without them being aware of you. It is however more about capturing people without requesting them to pose. For those who really like classifications, there are some fine lines between candid, street photography and photojournalism. They are however part of the same genre of real honest artistic expressions.

Here are some more from my travels:

Laundry day in Cozumel, Mexico:

Laundry day in Cozumel, Mexico

Sunday morning in Guatemala – this was the first ever travel photo I sold from my Fine Art America gallery πŸ™‚

Sunday morning in Guatemala

Old man and his dog in front of their house in Paderne, Portugal:

Old man and his dog in front of his house in Paderne, Portugal

Some candid photography from the streets of Ottawa, Canada

Discount shopping on the sidewalk in Ottawa:

Discount shopping on the sidewalk in Ottawa

Kissing goodby at the airport in Ottawa, Canada

Kissing goodby at the airport in Ottawa, Canada

Well, before kissing you goodby, I want to post one more πŸ™‚ It’s a short story featuring a work day of a street musician in Ottawa, Canada. He didn’t look jaded at the end of his performance πŸ™‚ I made it for a contest on a photography contest.

Musician street artist in Ottawa, Canada

Musician street artist in Ottawa, Canada

I took thousands of candid photography shots along my travels. It looks like I have to make many more pages to show at least part of them. Stay tuned! πŸ™‚

Thank you for visiting!

16 Comments on “Candid Photography along my travels”

    • Hi Maddy,
      Thank you for your intention of following my blog. I’m on WP self hosting where the “Follow” works by subscribing with your e-mail.
      This way you will be notified of any new posts. Thanks again πŸ™‚

  1. Tatiana, reblog should be up after 12 cst tonight 😊 ps- the Nuremberg photo’s not showing up, so just a heads up, lot of times it’s just my iPad etc 😊

  2. Lovely images. That laundry day in Cozumel is brilliant with the sunshine and colours. But my favourite is that huddle of people around the bar in the bistro in Quebec.

  3. So powerful in the presence of these people, Tatiana! A sense of place indeed! And a sense of our oneness as humanity I felt! Wonderful images! πŸ’• Am retweeting + saving for a future reblog if OK 😊

    • Thank you very much Becky for the comment!

      And, sorry for the confusion. The two squares are from Ottawa. I know I uploaded them in a big size, so it’s difficult to tell which is which… glad you saw them πŸ™‚

    • Thanks a lot Leya for the comment! You have a very good eye – the laundry in Cozumel got a lot of likes and comments over the years in my original photography and also in a contest I posted it πŸ™‚

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