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For wedding functions, are "tele photography" and "candid photography" the same?
If not, what are all the similarities and dissimilarities?

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    Can you give a little more context? Where did you hear these terms in a way that made you think that they might by synonyms? – mattdm Apr 25 '15 at 12:11
  • I'm going on the assumption that you are hiring a wedding photographer, and saw these terms in a brochure, website, or even contract. Correct? – mattdm Apr 25 '15 at 14:09
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You are comparing apples and oranges here.

Candid photography, as defined in this wikipedia article

A candid photograph is a photograph captured through motion mostly, without creating a posed appearance.

A telephoto lens, as defined in this wikipedia article

a telephoto lens is a specific type of a long-focus lens in which the physical length of the lens is shorter than the focal length.

The subjects of the photo (in your case, a wedding) is yet another totally unrelated variable in the equation.

You can combine any of the three (or their opposites) in every possible way.

  1. staged photos of a wedding with wide angle lens
  2. candid photo of a landscape (not a wedding) with a tele photo lens
  3. etc

There are 8 possible combinations, each one yielding infinite possibilities for photos.

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