Everything is under your control-
Lights, camera, hair, background! Use these 4 studio photography tips to obtain
(1) Using directional Lighting
Light is one of the keys to great photography.
One of those is using the direction the light to your advantage.
Directional lighting can reveal the details that “normal” (overhead)
lighting can’t. Lighting a subject from one side, fills in some areas and
creates shadows in others creating depth and showing contours. This careful
control of lighting can hide and reveal exactly what the photographer wants the
viewer to see.
Good window light is always beneficial in good photography. Place your subject
next to a window so that the light is directional across their face, or
whatever the subject may be. Or using a reflector could be good idea, which
bounces little bit of natural light and some of the artificial light as well in
a direction that you want.
(2) De-focus the
Sometimes the subject is part of a portrait. Try to bring out the story of the
picture by focusing on some other thing related to the subject. Try focusing on
the subject’s hat and have a person standing a few feet away, reaching for this
hat. You could try this with a kid’s toy or a woman’s shoe. Be creative!
(3) Use a polarizer to minimize glares (reflections) on glasses. Using a polarizing filter in studio can
also help reduce the glare on people’s skin. Not everyone comes to a shoot with
makeup, especially men. If, like me, they have an oily skin, the
light can reflect on it. The polarizer can help reduce the retouching work
creative…always be fresh. Always be looking for a new angle, or a new way of
looking at things. A good camera is always a good tip. Today, most
manufacturers make great cameras at a great affordability rate. There’s a wide
range of products available, all of which can help you make a fine photograph.