Candid Dating Phone Photography: 10 Tips from Ruxi.photo
Hey there, it’s me – Ruxi.photo – and I’m about to spill some serious tea on the enchanting world of mobile phone candids. Buckle up because we’re breaking free from the norms of photography and diving into moments that are as authentic as they come. No more posing – just pure, unfiltered joy.
Crafting Candid Perfection: The Real Deal
Get ready to experience candid shots like never before. I’m all about those genuine, in-the-moment vibes that make you want to join the party. Let’s put you in the spotlight, showcasing the most incredible, most intriguing version of you. Oh, and the background? It’s not just a backdrop – it’s your co-star, adding depth and character to every shot. Whether it’s the buzz of a cafe or the energy of a city park, we’re capturing the natural world around you.
Pro Tips: Your Candid Weaponry
Embrace the New: Casual doesn’t mean compromising on quality. Rock a newer phone model for images that stand out on dating apps. Even though we want a casual vibe, we still need a high-quality image.
Let There Be Light: Flash? Nope. Natural light is where it’s at, giving your photos that genuine, effortlessly chic vibe. In a moment with soft light, keep the light source in front of your subject and behind you, the photographer. Try to keep in the shadows (or “open shade”) in a moment with harsh light. Look for a building or tree to hide the sun behind to diffuse the hard light.
Use the rule of thirds. Even though these are “candid” shots, this basic compositional principle should still be applied as it makes pictures more aesthetically appealing. Because these photos are used for online dating, the background is *almost* as necessary as the client. The image must instantly communicate, “I’m a fun/intriguing/calm person to spend time with.
Background & Props: Your backdrop is your story. Frame yourself against it to add context and depth to your moments.
Props are a great way to make a picture seem more candid as long as they’re integrated into the shot naturally. Although you might think using a cell phone as a prop is a good idea, it gives potential matches the impression that the client is chained to their phone, which isn’t ideal.
Angles with Attitude: Mix it up with angles. Go high, go low – let’s make your candids pop.
Genuine Vibes Only: No posing, please. Let’s capture you in your natural element – genuine laughter, interaction, and concentration. Move around or have your photographer move around you until you find the perfect composition, then take the photo. Candid photos should be spontaneous. We’re all about movement. Walk around, interact, and let’s catch you at your realest.
Bursting with Energy: Burst mode? Heck yeah. It’s your secret weapon for catching those unposed micro-moments that define you.
Zoom Lite: DON’T Zoom. Use the optical lenses of your phone instead of finger-pinching to enlarge your subject; there will be a noticeable loss in image quality the more you zoom in.
Lens Clarity: Clear lens, clear pics. A quick wipe is all it takes.
Below is a collection of awesome client candids that’ll light up your imagination. Even if some were taken miles away, they’re here to inspire your local escapades.
Have you got questions? Need a pro to turn your iPhone into a candid powerhouse? I’ve got your back. Let’s chat, capture, and create candid magic that’s as real as you are. Reach out, and let’s embark on a journey to effortlessly awesome snapshots, Ruxi.photo style! 📸✨
Great pictures with style, soul and pop. Highly recommended for theatre and private pictures!
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Me and my sister had a very nice and relaxed photoshoot in Klagenfurt, Austria. we had a lot of fun although it was... raining a lil bit.
Ruxi had great ideas and instructions for us how to pose. We felt like models for one day. Thank you, Ruxi! <3read more
Meine Schwester & ich hatten ein wunderschönes Fotoshooting im paradiesischen Klagenfurt mit der empathischen, lustigen... & einzigartigen Ruxi. 🥰 Es war ein entspannter Nachmittag. An verschiedenen mit Liebe zum Detail ausgewählten Locations in und um Klagenfurt am Wörthersee in Österreich entstanden wunderschöne Fotos. Ich freue mich schon aufs nächste Mal! 😃read more
Nicole Anna Stadler
I already had several photo shootings with Ruxi and am superhappy with the way she works. She is always encouraging her... clients and makes them feel comfortable and relaxed in front of her camera. And the outcome is just awesome! :)read more
I cant recommend Ruxi highly enough! We had a very professional and fun photo shoot and I am very, very happy with the... stunning result. Many thanks again Ruxi!read more
Ruxi makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera because she is such a charming and relaxed woman. She is... incredibly professional and so talented! I'd definitely recommend working with her if you're lucky enough to be able to book a session with her!read more
Sara Cecilie S-Eriksen
Dear Ruxi, thanks for a great photoshoot. It was amazing with all your ideas for posing and your professional guidance-... you really made me feel in good hands and I could relax. And wow the final result- absolutely love it. You really captured what I wanted and I am so satisfied with the pictures. Top rating from my side. A very happy client- Sararead more
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Nina-Thao Zanetti Martin
Nach mehrere Versuche hat unsere Familie (2 Erwachsene, 2 Zwillingssöhne, geb. April 2015) in Ruxi endlich ihre... offizielle Fotografin gefunden :-) Die Anlässen, an denen wir mit Ruxi Highlights in unserem Leben festgehalten haben waren bereits vielfältig. Und immer erfolgreich: - Outdoor Photoshoot
- Studio Weihnachts-Shoot
- Event Shoot (an einem runden Geburtstag)
- Mini Studio Fotoshoots (weil die Mama es sich gewünscht hat) Ruxi hat eine speziell angenehme, freundliche und jedoch wirksame ;-) Art, ihre Sujets vor der Kamera zu "steuern". Das Resultat spricht von sich alleine: unsere Erinnerungen wurden mit WOW-schönen Bildern verewigt. Wir planen bereits das nächste Fotoshoot. Dass sie auch einen sehr guten Humor hat macht sie noch beliebter!read more
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Ruxi takes superb photos, she's patient and friendly. I highly recommend her!
Ruxi is a talented photographer. She is honest, direkt and cares a lot about the staff aswell as clients. I can really... recommend all the workshops aswell as a private session with Ruxi. Its not just coming in for a photo. Its a experience, feeling comfortable, beeing together. I'm usually the visa, but she managed to take photos of me too and its a great result :-) Thanks a lot.read more
Natalie von Harscher
Ruxi ist zwar eine Fotografen-Freundin von mir, aber ich habe sie als meine persönliche Portrait-Fotografin auserkoren.... Gerade wenn man selbst in dem Genre tätig ist, ist man überaus kritisch. Sie hat das phantastisch gemeistert und wundervolle Fotos für meine Homepage und FB-Seite von mir gemacht. Ruxi ist ein so toller und herzlicher Mensch, es macht Spass sich von ihr fotografieren zu lassen.read more
Adelina Davie Zivkovic
HERZLICHEN DANK RUXI - Danke, dass wir kurz vor Weihnachten noch einen Termin bekommen haben. Das Shooting hat richtig... Spass gemacht, die Atmosphäre war toll und locker und die Bilder die wir bis jetzt gesehen haben fantastisch! Wir sind so froh dich kennen gelernt zu haben und freuen uns jetzt schon auf die Bilder und auf das nächste Shooting mit dem Baby dann! �
Man kann dich nur weiter empfehlen - hast wirklich ein Auge für Fotografie und hast genau das umgesetzt was wir uns vorgestellt haben!
Auf diesem Weg möchten wir dir und deiner Familie noch schöne und besinnliche Weihnachten wünschen!
Sarbatori fericite!read more
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Maria Oana Sarkadi
Ich habe Ruxi für einen Lebenslauf Fotoshooting gebucht und bin begeistert von dem Ergebnis. Die ganze Erfahrung war... toll; wir haben uns toll unterhalten und ich konnte mich schnell entspannen. Ich kann Ruxi herzlich empfehlen.read more
Ich habe Ruxi für ein People-Fotoshooting in Zürich gebucht und bin überwältigt vom Ergebnis! Hervorzuheben ist, dass... ich ihr das Setting, Motiv und Umfang am Telefon erklärt hatte und sie ohne grosse Vorbereitung sofort die Bilder umgesetzt hat. Ihr Auge fürs Detail, Bildideen, Einsatz der Location, Licht und szenische Darstellung ist hervorragend! Die grossartige Retusche rundete das Paket ab, gab den Fotos die gewünschte Stimmung und Qualität. Ich werde Ruxi auch bei anderen Projekten buchen, an die Community meine wärmste Empfehlung!read more
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On wednesday the 1st of June I gave a concert at Barfussbar and Ruxi came to make performing pictures.
It was very... great!
After the concert we did a short shoot at different places at the location and it was nice and easy going to work with her!
I am very happy with the result of the pictures!read more
Ruxi took great photos of our boys and our family. She was so relaxed and kept us at ease throughout the shoot. We love... the results, and it was hard to choose our favourites!read more
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Hey! Thanks for stopping by! My name’s Ruxandra Balea, but you can call me Ruxi. I’m a professional photographer based in Zürich Switzerland, where I make cool things for families and entrepreneurs. If you like my work then don’t hesitate to reach out.
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