Updated: May 5, 2021
Street Photography is different from studio photography.
Wow! What an understatement. Photographing people on the streets randomly, candidly, or even spontaneously posed, offers a glimpse of humanness and relationships and sometimes vulnerability. These are set against a constantly changing backdrop of colors, textures, and light. The vibe is real and raw and immensely interesting.
Studio Photography strives for a more controlled atmosphere of static backgrounds, staged lights, and planned poses. Sometimes beautiful things come of this type of set up, but it’s usually not thought of as spontaneous, right? How can there be any correlation at all between these two styles?
Street Photography, but in a studio
My studio is my creative world. I love to invite people – families, into my world. To set up an experience with which they can interreact. The lights in my place do not flash. To me a flash defines when the photograph takes place. It becomes the end of the process for me and for my guests. Once that happens there is no need to play through to the end of the story.
I guess I’ve come to think of my “always on” lights as “streetlights”. Therefore, what happens under the lights at WrenPhoto Studio could be a bit closer to “Street Photography”.