Fun photos

Capturing the feeling of fun in photos isn't always easy - luckily we've got you covered. Browse our collection of fun photos, funny moments and celebratory events.

kid boy on climbing structure

Kid Boy On Climbing Structure

casual boys fashion

Casual Boys Fashion

family games night

Family Games Night

walking in ocean waves

Walking In Ocean Waves

game night property game

Game Night Property Game

beer pong points

Beer Pong Points

family card game

Family Card Game

toddler girl smiling

Toddler Girl Smiling

woman on ride

Woman On Ride

woman playing in yellow tub

Woman Playing In Yellow Tub

pineapple drink holder

Pineapple Drink Holder

ocean waves kites surfing

Ocean Waves Kites Surfing

kids and parents on carousel horses

Kids And Parents On Carousel Horses

sunny beach selfie with friends

Sunny Beach Selfie With Friends

friendship to the rescue

Friendship To The Rescue

carnival in full swing

Carnival In Full Swing

board walking

Board Walking

friends splash and play in water

Friends Splash And Play In Water

girl running

Girl Running

concert audience

Concert Audience

girl using sidewalk chalk

Girl Using Sidewalk Chalk

share ice cream

Share Ice Cream

poker game night with friends

Poker Game Night With Friends

looking dear

Looking Dear

stacking block tower game

Stacking Block Tower Game

cheers usa

Cheers USA

pug dog keeping warm

Pug Dog Keeping Warm

three friends candid laughing

Three Friends Candid Laughing

girl smiles on playground

Girl Smiles On Playground

rock concert audience

Rock Concert Audience

boy on climbing web

Boy On Climbing Web

laughing girl and mom on carousel

Laughing Girl And Mom On Carousel

father and daughter having fun

Father And Daughter Having Fun

a mature woman with sunglasses laughing

A Mature Woman With Sunglasses Laughing

block tower game falling on games night

Block Tower Game Falling On Games Night

girl blowing bubbles at park

Girl Blowing Bubbles At Park

ice cream truck

Ice Cream Truck

boy making sidewalk art

Boy Making Sidewalk Art

cheers canada

Cheers Canada

adult baseball game

Adult Baseball Game

black brown goat

Black Brown Goat

team shares a laugh in modern coworking space in india

Team Shares A Laugh In Modern Coworking Space In India

holding sidewalk chalk

Holding Sidewalk Chalk

fallen block tower game

Fallen Block Tower Game

summer smiles by the water

Summer Smiles By The Water

father playing with his kids

Father Playing With His Kids

father having lots of fun with his kids

Father Having Lots Of Fun With His Kids

woman and girl play with water

Woman And Girl Play With Water

kids sand castle

Kids Sand Castle

boy at park

Boy At Park

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Capturing Fun in Photography

It’s not always easy to capture the feeling of fun in photography. A ton of photographers have gone down the route of snapping shots at a fun event like a wedding or concert - only to have their scenes appear staged and wooden. You might be at the most exciting show of all time - but the act of stopping everyone for a moment and turning them to the camera to snap a quick pic is always going to look like a chore sandwiched between the fun moments you should be capturing.

Candidness is often the best way to instantly capture fun - but even this can be a bit tricky. For one, when snapping candid photos it’s very difficult to get the exact, funny images you want. Someone might be turned away or the lighting might not be quite right. Framing is trickier - plus, there’s always random, unpredictable occurrences with candid photography like the weather.

Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Here are some tips for taking fun, candid photos at your next event.

Avoiding awkward moments

It might be funny to snap a shot of someone else in a vulnerable moment. Maybe they’re in the middle of chewing on a jelly donut or telling a funny story. Of course you want to get a shot of someone in an animated position like that - but just remember that with funny images, timing is everything. A split-second can be the difference between an interesting, funny photo and one that’s just embarrassing and awkward for the subject.

This is why it’s better to use a semi-automatic mode on your camera. Most cameras will have “burst” mode (sometimes referred to as aperture priority mode or shutter priority mode) that will take a rapid series of pictures instantly and automatically to capture each step of a moment. This works best for fun, candid photos because you can go through the photographs and select the one that best captures the moment.

Create a scene with a zoom and auto-focus mode

When you’re taking candid pictures at an event - your framing, timing and situation is always changing. Generally you won’t have time to switch between lenses or reposition yourself - so it’s best to use a zoom lens that covers a wide range. This will allow you to quickly adjust the zoom and framing of your subject in situations where speed is important. Most cameras will also come equipped with an auto-focus mode that will focus the camera automatically on a subject based on movement. This is usually best to use in candid situation because you don’t always have control over the movement of your subjects and their surroundings.

Be Confident

It’s important to be bold when going after candid, funny moments. With things like timing and positioning being so important, there isn’t time to second-guess yourself. You can certainly ask subjects if you can take their picture if you’re not sure if they’d feel comfortable with it - but always have the bravery to ask. You’re never going to get the perfect shot of a funny image without taking those shots in the first place.