Do you want a different twist on taking lifestyle photos? Rather you are taking photos yourself or having someone else take them, I hope you find these tips on taking lifestyle photos helpful.
Don’t be afraid to take more photos than you need, just delete the ones you don’t want.
Tell a story
What do you want your readers to know about you? Let your personality shine through, are you quite, funny, or maybe business like? Capture the little details and Shoot from all angles.
Never leave home without a camera or cell phone. Take photos of what you do during the day. Examples would be, working out of a coffee shop or park, riding your bike or running in the park (of course someone else will have to take these) your readers want to know what their favorite blogger is doing and of course, it depends on what kind of blog you have. If you are a style blogger you might want to show what you wear while working, going out on the town, or maybe shopping. If you are a DIY blogger take photos of you making a popular craft. I think you get it!
Leave empty space
You never know when you might want to add another photo or words so leave some space. Look up and down, point up and down. Try to use a solid background rather inside or outside.
Don’t always pose for the photo
Get caught in the moment. Compare these two photos below. Oh, ya did I tell you I like to use actions, overlays, and be creative. I’ll cover that another time.
Hook up with other photographers
Some of my best shots are when I went on shoots with other photographers. You can learn so much from each other. Sometimes we bring in a makeup artist and models. We end up paying $35 and get hundreds of amazing images. You can find photographers on Meetup.com or check with your local camera store.
Here are a few photos that I shot with a group of photographers. The first and last one were models. The middle one is a friend.
Let me know your secrets for taking lifestyle photos. Do you do think about any of the above while shooting?