Some aspiring photographers belittle those that take pictures in studios because it isn’t same as going out and taking photos. They don’t know what they are talking about. Dream of almost every upcoming photographer to have the freedom to travel and take pictures and sell them to turn a profit. But, life isn’t as easy as that.
A professional photographer will have to use the studio in his career, whether they like it or not. So, it’s better to learn how to set up the studio for the photo shoot. Different types of photo shoots require different settings, and you should know about all of them.
Why is light so crucial for successful studio photo shoot?
Several prominent elements will decide whether your photo shoot will be successful or not. Lighting is one of them.
First of all, you must understand that there are two types of light in the studio, soft and hard. Dim light is achieved through the introduction of the light source that is larger than the subject or closer to the same. The other way to produce soft light is to bounce it off something. Soft photography is excellent for portraits as it doesn’t accentuate rolling contours of the face.
On the other hand, hard light is excellent for taking pictures of subjects that have a lot of textures and rolling contours. It brings out those irregularities, and that works excellent with landscapes and similar images.
The other thing you have to consider is the color of the light. If you want to take images of various products, then you should use blue. But human skin works best with warm yellowish colors.
How to set up the background
Many amateur photographers fail to create great studio shoots because they fail to create a believable background setting. The environment shouldn’t be too close to the subject and vice versa. A minimum of 6 feet should be between those two as it will give the picture the sense of depth.
The background setting won’t work if your subject isn’t in the mood for the shoot. It’s important to make the subject enjoy the photo shoot, and you can achieve it in several ways. Their favorite music is one of those ways, and joking is another.
Check the equipment before the shoot
You always have to know in what condition the equipment is. Checking it at least twice before the shoot begins. The first check-up should be at your home, where you should check whether all settings on the camera are right. The second and the final check should happen in the studio. All elements that could influence the shoot should be checked, and the shoot should begin only when everything is OK.