Originally Posted by CraigB
That last Sayre shot looks like a model from a catalog. Seriously. Was that posed, or candid?
Candid. He wasn't aware I was taking a photo.
I try not to pose subjects since they 'freeze' and lose the natural quality I look for. As an example, TheStoutDog and his son (apologies for the overexposed photos):
Taken 1 second before the posed photo:
The second photo is much better in my opinion, since it not only represents both subjects but also captures the feeling between father and son.
Anyway, the Sayre photo, despite the fact his head is slightly out of focus, captures the quiet confidence the man had at that moment.