Practical Tips for Taking Better Lifestyle Photos

What makes a good lifestyle photo? Lifestyle photography has a specific charm to its viewers. Effective photographs allow the viewers to relate and catch a glimpse of what the subjects represent. There are, however, certain challenges that make the process a little bit harder. 

In this video from Filipino lifestyle and wedding photographer Jaja Samaniego, she offers a handful of practical tips to achieve a more organic and authentic feel in your lifestyle photos. These tips are applicable to a wide range of shooting scenarios and don’t require additional gear.

In the video, Samaniego talks about some quick but important lighting tips that give an authentic touch to your lifestyle images. Also included are the use of readily available visual elements on location and practical tips for posing your subjects. She reiterates that most of the time, your subjects are not professional models and that the photographer has to bring out their personal side while making them look good on camera. She also offers some highly valuable tips for composition and visual design that maintain an authentic perspective.

The video was shot on location at a small coffee roaster, photographing the team in their everyday environment. If you are a coffee lover or you find pleasure in watching coffee being made, you might find this video pleasurable.

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