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The official blog of RichPointofView is to inform, educate, and inspire in all things photography related. Original articles showcasing the behind the scenes of various photography styles. Richard is a photography enthusiast and entrepreneur based in Harlem, NY.

35+ Glamour Photography Examples

If you’re a professional photographer, you’ve had a chance to participate in a studio photo shooting session. Quite frankly, this one can be really exhausting since the quality of the photo depends solely on a photographer. On top of that, the photo you’ve taken can drastically influence the look of the person on the photo! This mainly depends on the camera settings that a photographer will use. So, what are the ideal camera settings for studio photography?

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If you’re in doubt over which settings to use for your studio photo shoot, we’re here to make your life a bit easier.

Also if you came here in a hurry, here are the best camera settings for studio photography, that you can’t go wrong with – a shorter version:

  • Portrait photography – ISO100, f/8, 1/125.

  • Product photography – ISO200, f/2.2, 1/200.

  • Fashion photography – ISO100, f/2.8, 1/400.

  • Food photography – ISO100, f/2.8, 1/80.

  • Action photography – ISO1600, f/2.8, 1/500.

This is really the short version and it doesn’t contain all the camera settings. If you want to learn more about ideal camera settings for studio photography and other tricks for better photos keep reading this article. Camera settings for studio photography can change depending on many factors but we will talk about this later. For now, let’s see what types of studio photography are currently popular.

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Super Blood Wolf Moon Close, New York City
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Did you miss the rare Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse of 2019???

Each print is signed and numbered. This is a first edition of this fine art print and is limited to 50 pieces altogether, ranging from various sizes and prices.

The Super Blood Wolf Moon takes place during a supermoon. A full moon in January has been called a Wolf Moon ever since colonial times, which is where the “wolf” part of the name comes from. This is the last lunar eclipse until 2021.

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The Main Advantage of a Studio

When outdoors, you mostly depend on the weather conditions and time of the day. If it’s cloudy outside, there’s nothing you can do about it, except for waiting another day. However, a studio is an environment prone to changes. Those changes can, of course, be induced by the photographer himself.

The beauty of the photography studio is that you can control every single thing!

You can use a reflector or use a softbox – it’s all your choice. This allows for versatile photos but also comes with plenty of camera settings to work with.

Portrait Photography

Portrait photography is the most common type of studio photography. All you need for this kind of photography is a person willing to pose for you. Of course, there are other things such as equipment, but we’ll talk about it later.

Also, the photos used in portrait photography are rarely used for making money. Since it isn’t commercial photography, the photos you’ve taken aren’t sold to anyone, at least not on your behalf. Portrait photography requires some serious dedication and knowledge to be done right.

Red October, Dubai Desert
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Are you a lover of contemporary art or of nature photography??

Each print is signed and numbered. This is a first edition of this fine art print and is limited to 50 pieces altogether, ranging from various sizes and prices.

With the help of a week long trip to Dubai in 2015 and the Lightroom program, a manipulated photo was born. Taken in a desert during a safari trip, the landscape and just the overall beauty of what Dubai has to offer was captured. After numerous edits of this photo and listening to Kanye West, you have what I like to call Red October, an ode to the Red October Yeezy sneakers.

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Tips and Tricks for Studio Photography

  • Use Additional Lighting Sources

Use a diffuser. It has a purpose that’s very important for indoor photographs and that’s evenly spreading the light. From there, we have two variants of diffusers – softbox and umbrella diffuser.

A softbox is usually the most used solution, producing the best results overall. It’s also quite bigger than an umbrella diffuser, but with much better light diffusion, thanks to a reflecting silver layer. On the contrary, this is a more expensive option and to put it to best use, you should have two of them.

Umbrella diffuser is less robust, it’s easier to carry around, and still does a decent job. It works in a whole different way. The light is pointed towards the inner side of the umbrella, reflecting back of the inner side. Since the light has the freedom to “move” outside of the umbrella, the amount of light scattered is increased. You can, however, compensate for it by bringing it closer to the subject.

  • Use Remote Flash Triggers

Many professional photographers use wireless flash triggers and for a reason. It’s much more reliable and decreases the chance of physical obstructions preventing it from working properly. Just connect your transmitter to the flash shoe on your camera and your receiver to the studio flash. Now you’re ready to go!

  • Use Reflectors

Having to shoot your photos without the reflector is like having to drink a hot beer. You can still drink it, but the taste is just awful. Reflectors are vastly used in studios around the world and they are here to brighten up the shadows. Furthermore, photographers use it to reflect the light onto the subject, which can also be a handy option.

The main thing is that there are tons of different reflectors, varying in shape, size, and color. Still, buying a few of them shouldn’t be an expensive investment. And they are important for making the best use of the light.

  • Get the Right Lens

If you have a DSLR or a mirrorless camera, swapping lenses is easier than saying “cheese”. Well, there are tons of lenses out there, each of them having a significant impact on the quality of your studio shots. For example, a wide-angle lens (20mm) is great for capturing a wide angle of view. On the contrary, there is a telephoto lens which can go up to 100mm, and this one captures a narrow field of view. But, what lens is perfect for studio photography?

In my experience, the best option is everything between 50mm and 200mm. As you see it all depends on the studio photography type. For action photography, you need to go even higher 300mm or less. There is no ideal lens that you can buy it all depends on what type of studio photography you specialize in.

  • Experiment

You can’t always get a perfect shot the moment you grab a camera. Experimenting with various lighting conditions, camera settings, environments or even subjects can help you a lot. The conditions aren’t always perfect, but you can make them perfect by experimenting and improvising, which are some of the reasons I like photography.

Autumn Road, Storm King Mountain, New York
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Are you someone who loves fall weather all year round or loves nature in general?

Each print is signed and numbered. This is a first edition of this fine art print and is limited to 50 pieces altogether, ranging from various sizes and prices.

New York offers more than just subways and cityscapes if you look at the news. Outside of Manhattan, upstate New York provides endless landscapes and breathtaking views. One of the longtime upstate destinations is Storm King Outdoor Museum. Acres of land with various sizes of sculptures provide the tourist attraction with a lot to see and photograph.

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