In this blog post we will be formally introducing Unit 25. Unit 25 Studio Photography is my second brief of my second of photography. I will be producing a recreated advert that will be printed to A2 and framed. This brief will be about understanding technical lighting within complex advertising/still life shots.
So we first will be looking at the basics of Studio Photography. Studio Photography at its core is shooting images in a room (that can be purpose built or just re-purposed)(this studio maybe yours or leased or partially owned(for example in my case, I take advantage of my college’s studio for my college photography). Your studio is where you go to shoot images that you can control more of the shooting environment than a location shoot.
Portraiture or Portrait Photography is photography of one person or a group of people that displays the expression, personality or mood of the subject. Portraiture usually focuses on the face of the subject for the image although the portrait can be full length and can consist of a background (If the context of the image needs it).
Fashion photography is the art of photographing clothing and other fashion items, these images can be presented as full body fashion shot or fashion portrait ect. Fashion photography has been in existence since the earliest days of photography. Fashion photography is most often conducted for advertisements or fashion magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, or Elle. Fashion photography has developed its own style and design, the clothes and fashions are enhanced by the presence of exotic locations or accessories.
Fashion Portraiture is a sub genre of Fashion Photography in which photos are showcasing the clothing the model is wearing. As with glamour portraits, fashion portraits tend to focus on the face or upper body. This means they could be showcasing shirts or jewellery.
Still life photography is the art of capturing an inanimate subject matter, typically a small grouping of objects. Still life photography, more than other types of photography, such as portraiture, gives the photographer more leeway in the arrangement of design elements within a composition. Still life photography can be a demanding art, the photographers are expected to be able to form their work with a refined sense of lighting, and compositional skills.
This was a little introduction blog post with a little summary on some types of photography that can be captured within the studio. This is by no means all of them but a simple generalised list.