In order to grow strawberries, a glass construction is created to keep them warm by providing an artificial atmosphere. In doing so, the fruit can be cultivated in colder places, far from their ‘comfortable’ zone. Likewise, studio photography takes away the risks of outdoor shooting and allows control over light and scene.
When a model is booked, often there is styling and make-up present as well, potentially changing a model’s look drastically. But the decision to make the capture, is up to the photographer. It is best practice to share mood boards to the team beforehand, to increase the chance of a successful photoshoot. Like a strawberry farmer, the photographer cultivates an atmosphere and grows a strawberry in it, or a top photo.
What I find important in my work as a photographer is a creative use of nature. A field of wheat can create an amazing depth of field and leaves allow for an interesting dialog. I also like to bring in foreign elements in the scene. A dinosaur next to the model on a background of storm clouds conveys a powerful message.
Dino Encountered with Kay Morgan
Taking things even further, photography can be made entirely virtual. Camera, light, scene, even model en styling is now happening completely inside a computer program, like DAZ 3D. And with it, our strawberry is digital, too.
Thanks for reading, see you in the next project!