We are still in the pre-parade phase of the Dia de los Muertos celebration in Austin. Unlike the portraits from the last two posts, today I’m featuring candids — behind the scenes of both the preparation and hidden moments.
Comparing portraits and candids, I prefer the latter — there’s an element of discovery and timing to candids. That’s the fun of documentary photography, requiring both observation and anticipation.
The slighting hunting of the Fuji GF63 f2.8 lens made it feel less confident. In actual usage, I nailed focus on most and didn’t miss the decisive moments. The faster focusing Fuji GF50mm f3.5 would’ve felt more reassuring. However, the larger aperture of the 50mm equivalent allowed me to better isolate subjects, especially during the parade.
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