People photographed on candid shots either ignore or accept the close presence of the photographer's camera without posing. In some cases they may not even realize that they are being photographed.
My favorite "candid" photography is "sports photography". Yes, people may know I am there. They see me with camera in hand, but they aren't really sure about what I am taking photos of. They are not POSING, they are PARTICIPATING. I may or may not get eye contact. AND I may have to shoot 100 photos just to get a handful of engaging photos. But as a Photographer, isn't that what it is all about ... getting that 1 extraordinary photo.
Here are a few of my favorite "candid" shots.
Take a peek at more Candid Photos here.