Day 28 | Lifestyle Photography
Be Prepared For Everyday Life Moments
Be sure to include your subject's surroundings in lifestyle portraits. The background gives context and meaning and can explain what your subject is doing. But be very sensitive to your subject's facial expressions. Try to capture different moods such as, excitement, concentration, shyness, anger, or even happiness. These emotions do not last long, so be prepared to act quickly and get that shot.
When shooting lifestyle portraits, you will take more pictures. I want you to try to focus in on high and low perspectives and close-in and distance shots that will catch rapid changes in expression and movement. Lifestyle portraits are similar to family snapshots, so look through your family photos for inspiration.
Today's Takeaway and To Do's:
- Grab your camera and capture a spontaneous, slice-of-life photograph of someone engaged in everyday activity, showing the subject in his or her natural setting. The subject should be in focus and should not be posed.
See you tomorrow!