Studio photography is meant to deliver enhanced images through proper lighting, neat backgrounds and readily available photo enhancing programs. When producing your images in a studio you need to be flexible and let your creativity take control. There is no single magic bullet for improving your pictures in a studio, a number of factors come in play. In order to produce stunning images in a studio here are some factors to consider:
Interesting camera angles
This is the perspective at which a subject is captured. Some camera angles will perfectly bring out the details of a subject while others can help you achieve a dramatic effect. For instance you can photograph a short person from below; the warms eye view angle. This will appear the subject appear taller than they actually are. Play around with other angles to perfectly bring out the subject.
The importance of lighting in studio photography cannot be underscored enough. Lighting is not only used to make the subject visible but to set the mood of the subject and to achieve special visual effects. Interesting lighting should not only be on the subject but also on the background. Soft light is best for studio photography but you can also light your subject from behind to achieve a silhouette effect.
A sharp photo looks crisp and professional. Put the focus point of the lens on the eyes of the subject you are photographing. Zoom in onto the subject to a desired angle to have them fit two thirds of the screen. Even though the background tells a story, too much of it will throw the subject out of focus.
some lenses give aberrations to the subject, for instance making their face appear bigger. Find a lens with a focal length of between 70mm to 135 mm to allow you maximum flexibility in zooming and focusing.
There are many ways to regulate how your images get exposed to light, these include shutter speed, aperture and neutral density filters. A high shutter speed reduces the amount of light hitting the aperture. This reduces the exposure of the image. You can also reduce the exposure by closing the aperture by turning clockwise the iris ring your camera and vice versa.
The above listed are just some of the ways you can enhance your pictures in a studio. Also remember post processing. There are many photo editing programs like Photoshop that can help you achieve what you missed out during the shoot.