Lifestyle photography isn’t new, but digital photography has transformed the genre. Almost since the invention of the camera, photographers have been using cameras to document everyday, slice-of-life imagery. When photographers were dependent on film, however, their lifestyle images were often carefully posed. With the advent of digital cameras, however, photographers had greater freedom over their subject matter. They no longer had to worry about running out of film, or whether an image was worthy of being photographed. This has resulted in a rise of candid photography—and the very best examples manage to capture a specific mood, story, or feeling. Here are tips for creating the best lifestyle photographs.
While digital photography has freed photographers from the limits of film, that doesn’t mean they should throw out all the wisdom gained via traditional photography. Every photographer, whether they’re shooting on film or their iPhone, should understand light. Lifestyle … Read More