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.

pineapple party

Pineapple Party

child playing in fall leaves

Child Playing In Fall Leaves

brother & sister on swings

Brother & Sister On Swings

young woman riding swings at fair

Young Woman Riding Swings At Fair

tall swing ride

Tall Swing Ride

model poses casually on ride

Model Poses Casually On Ride

boy blowing bubbles

Boy Blowing Bubbles

boy at park

Boy At Park

smiling girl at playground

Smiling Girl At Playground

siblings smiling at park

Siblings Smiling At Park

little girl laughing behind hands

Little Girl Laughing Behind Hands

kids power posing

Kids Power Posing

kids playing at park

Kids Playing At Park

kids draw with chalk on sidewalk

Kids Draw With Chalk On Sidewalk

kid boy on climbing structure

Kid Boy On Climbing Structure

holding sidewalk chalk

Holding Sidewalk Chalk

girl using sidewalk chalk

Girl Using Sidewalk Chalk

girl smiles on playground

Girl Smiles On Playground

girl running

Girl Running

girl playing on park swings

Girl Playing On Park Swings

girl in power pose

Girl In Power Pose

girl blowing bubbles at park

Girl Blowing Bubbles At Park

boy on climbing web

Boy On Climbing Web

boy making sidewalk art

Boy Making Sidewalk Art

boy hanging at playground

Boy Hanging At Playground

pug dog & pumpkin

Pug Dog & Pumpkin

pug dog keeping warm

Pug Dog Keeping Warm

pet keeping warm

Pet Keeping Warm

happy woman jumps on trampoline

Happy Woman Jumps On Trampoline

carnival in full swing

Carnival In Full Swing

french bulldog on grass

French Bulldog On Grass

crowd surfers feet

Crowd Surfers Feet

family using computer

Family Using Computer

goat laughing

Goat Laughing

black brown goat

Black Brown Goat

goat on roof

Goat On Roof

slide ride at night

Slide Ride At Night

slide at the fair

Slide At The Fair

giant colorful slide

Giant Colorful Slide

woman on ride

Woman On Ride

fun at carnival

Fun At Carnival

couple laughing

Couple Laughing

his & hers pool floats

His & Hers Pool Floats

flamingo float fun

Flamingo Float Fun

donut float fun

Donut Float Fun

concert goers hold hands

Concert Goers Hold Hands

feet in beach sand

Feet In Beach Sand

beach boardwalk selfie

Beach Boardwalk Selfie

friendship to the rescue

Friendship To The Rescue

laying on the beach

Laying On The Beach

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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.