|Maya, Graphite, 6 x 8", TMDD Series|
Note the measurement lines. Very important for drawing figures that can stand
on their own two feet.
These weeks of drawing from reference photographs I shot in Mexico I've learned as much about candid photography as I have about drawing.
For spontaneous candid shots, my digital camera doesn't seem well suited. It's not quick enough or I'm not quick enough? It's not like my old SLR where I could set the f-stop to cover lighting conditions without even looking and change the shutter speed just as blind and just as quickly. The digital has a "menu." I have to open the menu, choose the little icon picture that matches my situation, get to it and set it. It's a fuss around while the subject is moving on and taking whatever interested me with them. The solution is: Set the camera on continuous shot and fill the memory card. Hit and miss--or jackpot! Candid photography is a crap shoot.