Still-life, as a subject of art, has existed for thousands of years. In that time-frame still-life photography is relatively new. When the first cameras were developed, still-life photography was preferential due to the length of time it took for one photograph to be shot (the first cameras took too long to capture moving objects). Still-life is the practice of arranging inanimate objects, using light and compositional skills to generate a beautiful photograph that captures the essence of the objects. The objects are prepared and in this regard still-life photography is the exact opposite of photojournalism which captures events as they happen. In many ways a photographer “makes” still-life photography instead of “taking” pictures as they happen. Some would believe that still-life photography is simple, but it is anything but. A photographer who is aiming to capture still-life really has to have a precise sense of lighting, atmosphere, angles and spatial awareness. A photographer, like those at JSPStudio, trained properly in still-life techniques can combine it with other disciplines to capture the essence of weddings, events and other life achievements. As the photographs below show, still-life photography can be quite catching.
In the disciplines of photography portraiture is probably the most recognized form along with photojournalism. Portraiture captures the likeness of a person or group of people while focusing on their face and expressions. Capturing the likeness of individuals has been in practice long before there were cameras. Anyone who has ever walked into a museum will see the portraits of kings, queens and other historical figures lining the walls. Today, most would recognize the use of portraits to immortalize families. In weddings, portraiture can be used along with photojournalism, to create a group of solid memories. Don’t be fooled into thinking that portraiture is a simple process of having someone stand somewhere and clicking a picture. True, portraits are planned and are not candid like photojournalism, but a skilled photographer, like those at JSPStudio, will produce images that are breathtaking. In the pictures below you will see that posed pictures can capture a certain feel. Lighting and other environmental factors are controlled to give a particular look.