Wikipedia defines Lifestyle Photography as:
“A style of portrait/people photography which aims to capture and document real-life events, situations, or milestones in an artistic manner and the art of the everyday.”
Lifestyle photography is the perfect way to document your everyday. But where do you start? What do you need to do?
Today I’ve got 5 easy photography tips for shooting Lifestyle Photography, and capturing your everyday.
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1. Have your Camera Ready
Now whether that is your mobile camera, your point and shoot or your DSLR: have it ready. Because there is nothing worse than having that perfect moment unfold in front of you and you don’t have your camera! I usually have my camera out and readily assessable at home or with me when I go out to the park. And even if I don’t have my Canon 6D with me, my iPhone is ALWAYS in my pocket! Because everyday eyecandy happens at anytime.
2. Change Your Perspective
Part of Lifestyle Photography is telling a story from different points of view. Don’t forget to get shots from all perspectives:
On the same level of your subject
And from behind
3. Always be aware of the Light.
Be aware of your light and know how to work with it. Going about your everyday, the light will not always be perfect. But learn to work with what’s there. Use it to your advantage.
4. Capture the Details
Don’t forget the close ups and the details of the story: the little hands, the untied shoes or in this case, the acorns in the little hands….
5. Be Creative with your Focus
Finally, bring it all together: Have your camera ready, think about those details, and change your focus. Think about those moments of the day and focus on them. Use a wider aperture to make one thing the focus of the photo.
I hope these tips for Shooting Lifestyle Photography in your shooting everyday helped! Especially with your kids! ! Shooting for a 365 or even a Project 52 is a great way to incorporate Lifestyle photography into your everyday shooting! Go out and practice! I’d love to see what you shoot!