David Whitney French Photography | The Candid

The Candid

July 10, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Boy Scout Troop in Huntington Beach, CaliforniaBoy Scout Troop in Huntington Beach, California

Many times, getting a large group of children to pose for a photograph can be a daunting task. Making a group look natural is an art as well as a science. That’s why, when you are one the street, candid shots sometimes look the best.

On a trip visiting my sister over the 4th of July, I happened upon this group of scouts just prior to the start of a 5K race in Huntington Beach. I watched them get ready to post the colors and in an instant, they seemed to form a line. I didn’t want to disturb them, so I just snapped this quick shot.



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Photography, Lessons Learned, and Cycling.



I have been taking pictures since I was about 6 years old.  I started with a Kodak Instamatic.  Just holding that Kodak was fun back then. Today, the camera badge may say "Nikon", but the fun of taking someone's photograph is still there. 


Times have changed regarding photography over the past 20 years.  My first business was in in Corpus Chirsti, Texas back in 1992.  I went under the same name, my name, David Whitney French Photography.  One of my favorite photo gigs was doing weddings.  Why?  Well, besides being a challenge at times, with the stress of getting the right shot in the age of film, everyone was happy!  It was a happy time for the groom, bride, attendants, everyone.  What more could I ask for?  Hanging out, with a camera for a few hours or more with a bunch of happy people.


Oh, and I like riding my bike!