Everything is under your control-Lights, camera, hair, background! Use these 4 studio photography tips to obtainbest photographs.
(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 andcreates shadows in others creating depth and showing contours.
This carefulcontrol of lighting can hide and reveal exactly what the photographer wants theviewer to see. Good window light is always beneficial in good photography. Place your subjectnext to a window so that the light is directional across their face, orwhatever the subject may be. Or using a reflector could be good idea, whichbounces little bit of natural light and some of the artificial light as well ina direction that you want.(2) De-focus theSubjectSometimes the subject is part of a portrait. Try to bring out the story of thepicture by focusing on some other thing related to the subject. Try focusing onthe subject’s hat and have a person standing a few feet away, reaching for thishat. 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 canalso help reduce the glare on people’s skin. Not everyone comes to a shoot withmakeup, especially men. If, like me, they have an oily skin, thelight can reflect on it.
The polarizer can help reduce the retouching work (4) Always becreative…always be fresh. Always be looking for a new angle, or a new way oflooking at things. A good camera is always a good tip. Today, mostmanufacturers make great cameras at a great affordability rate.
There’s a widerange of products available, all of which can help you make a fine photograph.