Over the past few weeks I have been very intrigued between the difference of photography for design and portrait photography. As I’ve worked with Jordan on projects, my prospective has changed. As a portrait photographer I have found myself tuned into the details of portraits, catchlights, angles, framing, and depth of field… just to name a few. While all of these details play a huge role in portrait photography, I realize simplicity is always in style – especially when it comes to design. Here are a few of the key aspects I have learned while photographing for designers and blogs vs. portraits.
1. Space: In the world of design, open space is key. Without open space the photo and type often compete.
2. Composition: It sets the stage for design. If the subject is centered, the space is cut in half and the eye gets stuck on the subject.
3. Background: Every object in your photo should be taken into consideration. Background is key. Embrace the plain, clean and fresh backgrounds.
Thinking outside of the box and trying new things helps every artist refine their art.