Taking Practical Images
Recently I signed up for five different stock agencies. Which are Shutterstock, Adobe Stock, 123RF, Big Stock, and iStock. Stock photography is really different from all other types of photography. While taking these photos you are focused on what is practical and what someone would buy. Stock photography is also different because you can’t have any identifiable logos or trademarked items. You also need to have signed releases for identifiable models and locations. Your photos also require keywords for people to use to find your images. Stock is also interesting because your images have to be approved for sale. This means that there are a panel of people who go over your images and are looking for imperfections. This means that you need to take high quality images, that are properly exposed, ect.
Stock photography really changes your perception of photography. I often find myself going wow, how could I sell that. All stock photos are extremely planned and staged. This means you have to truly be aware of each shot you take, because if it looks weird potential clients won’t buy it. So on that note, feel free to buy one of my images. *cough, cough*
Amazing Event Hall
All of the fashion photos I posted were taken in at The Venu, Rigby. It is honestly such an amazing building. They are located at 142 E Main St, Rigby, ID 83442 with the phone number (208) 313-4159. I highly recommend this location for any event or photo shoot you plan on hosting. It is a very nice open space and is absolutely stunning inside. If you don’t believe me check out these amazing fashion photos I took. Women, Men, Group, Accessory
The main point in accessory fashion photography is to sell a product. Whether that is a watch a ring or shoes it all matters and the styling of a photo can really communicate to buyer that they want this product. Fashion Accessory Photography is an interesting crossover between portraits and product photography. To be completely honest I love it. I also love how it can incorporate the principles of graphic design.
The styling for this shoot was by Gerardo Sumano (IG: @good_society) or Kim Mackenzie (IG: @kimmyk_15) or Vanessa Godfrey (IG: @van.godfrey). Makeup Artist: Melanie Pina (IG: shanik_beauty)
Etienne Bernard (IG: @ thisisfrenchie)
Noelle Helm (IG: @noellehelm)
Mckenna Wilson (IG: @kennawilly)
Ana Glazier (IG: @aglazier1)
If you want tips on how to avoid mistakes with photographing jewelry click here.
Using Lights to Enhance Architecture
This is actually quite hard. I had some problems with my tripod so my photos didn’t align perfectly so my example is not going to be the greatest. Now someone who is great at this is Mike Kelley. He is great at combining lights architecture. He even wrote a great article on it, and you can find it by clicking here. I highly recommend you read that because I am not much of a pro at this. I struggled because my tripod moved. Also photo shop was being weird so I couldn’t get rid of the heater of tv. Anyways without further ado here’s my example.
Capturing the Beauty of the Outside
Outdoor photography is fun, but can offer quite the challenge. It’s hard to get shots without people, cars, and other objects. Once you are able to get over those hurdles it’s not that bad. For this project it took me two days to get these images. I went out to Saint Anthony, Idaho because they had some cool looking old buildings. I think their court house is very cool looking, especially with it’s dome. I also loved the door of the post office, and how you can tell both of these buildings are old and have been around for quite a while. The last image is the outside of the apartment complex I took photos of for my indoor photography. If you want some tips on architecture photography the digital school of photography has a great article.
Capturing the Beauty of the Indoors
Honestly I was happy to take pictures of the indoors because it’s warm. So I realized that my apartment complex is really nice and has lots of beautiful lobbies and sitting areas. If you want a pro tip take pictures of public places way late at night or early in the morning because no one will be there. I decided to take my pictures in the middle of the night. So I set out at 2:00 am to take these pictures. My tips for this are to bring a tripod (bracket your photos), use a wide angle lens (if you have one), set up your shot. If you want some more tips on indoor architecture click here. If you want to see the outside of this apartment complex click here.