Lens-Artists Challenge #67 – Candid

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The Lens Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Leya//Ann-Christine.

A-C says: “Taking photos of people or animals when they have no idea that you’re doing it is called candid photography. One of the beautiful things with photography is being able to catch someone in the act. It adds natural life to your pictures.”

  1. Actors Dennis Quaid and Scarlett Johansson filming a scene for an unknown movie at New York University.

When I searched on ‘people’ in my Apple Photos library I had more than 17,000 hits!  A large majority, of course, were posed.  Me, us, or them, in front of who, what, and where.  ‘Strike a pose’ (RE: Madonna the singer) might make a future topic.

2. The Ron Carter Trio, I believe, at the Blue Note Jazz Club and Restaurant in Greenwich Village.

Candid selections from my library were considerably less.  I did have some statuary that was very cooperative, some on pedestals, some on benches or free-standing, perhaps also suitable for a future topic.  The nearly countless pix of largely unnamed statues might seem a wooden portrayal, if they weren’t mostly bronze.  😉

3. Picture taken of a picture taker, likely atop the Empire State Building.

I barely got into the 17,000 before I decided on a handful from a May 2004 visit to New York City.  At least they were digital, rather than some print to digital conversions like many of my older photos.  These were taken with a Sony DSC-V1 camera, capable of a searing 5 megapixels resolution and 4x optical zoom.  Don’t get me started on my first ‘digital’ camera, a Sony Mavica FD91, I believe, that used 3.5″ floppy disks for media.  That was another lifetime ago.

4. Hoda Kotb and Lester Holt of the NBV-TV Today Show, outdoors on the Rockefeller Plaza for a show segment.

5. Have twins??  Another segment of the Today Show, something about twins!

6. Linwood ‘Linny’ Boyette wrapping it up.  He was a Today Show outdoor audience visitor on a near-daily basis for some 20 years.  He passed away in 2013.


Weekly Challenge info from Tina:
“Each Saturday at noon EST we will publish a photo challenge similar in form to the now-defunct WPC. If you choose to participate, please make sure to tag your post with the name of our group LENS-ARTISTS so that all of the responses can be found together in the WP Reader. Please also include a link to the challenge moderator’s post. One of our 4 moderators will host the challenge each week.”
Week 1 – Patti of https://pilotfishblog.com/
Week 2 – Ann-Christine aka Leya of https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/
Week 3 – Amy of https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/
Week 4 – Tina of https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/
Check them out.  Also search for Lens-Artists to find posts.

About JohnRH

Retired, avid winter skier, avid reader, traveler (avidly). :)
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21 Responses to Lens-Artists Challenge #67 – Candid

  1. Wow, John, how did you follow the filming of shows? I can understand of your files of 17,000 or more photos. Great selection for the post.


  2. Wow, John, you take way more photos of people than I do, that’s for sure! I have more candid animal and flower shots. 🙂 Enjoyed your choices today.



  3. Tina Schell says:

    John – who knew you were a star-seeker!!! Good job on these. Are you sure Mr. Boyette wasn’t murdered by an ardent Yankee fan for wearing a Red Sox hat in NYC?!?!?!


  4. ralietravels says:

    I carry around a pack of permission slips in case I think I might use a photo later for a show or painting. But I rarely use them as most such candid photos are for pleasure, and I don’t have any movie or TV stars in the collection.
    I enjoyed your choices John.


  5. Leya says:

    Well, amazing shots – living over there gives you some opportunities indeed! Well done! And thank you for the theme tip!


  6. Amy says:

    Very cool, John! Wow, 17,000 hits!!! Hoda Kotb and Lester Holt, that is so incredible.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Smruti R. Kar says:

    Great photos John 🙂 I don’t click enough photos with people in it, now I’m sure from your numbers 😀 And a digital camera with floppy disk! I need to look it up …

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Raj says:

    Great find from the set of 17k photos john! It must be a ‘lifetime reviewed’ mission! But to be frank I love these kinds of street candids. Each time you look into them different things you will discover in them!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. pattimoed says:

    Great candid shots of the Today Show, John! I love your street shots.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Olga says:

    Really interesting candid shots, John. I don’t get close to celebrities usually, but I did get a few photos of our Canadian prime minister when he was first elected and still had the aura of being a celebrity.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Great choices for the challenge.


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