Lifestyle photography

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Lifestyle photography is a genre of photography that mainly aims to capture portraits of people in situations, real-life events or milestones in an artistic manner and the art of the everyday.[1] The primary goal is to tell stories about people's lives or to inspire people in different times. Thus, it covers multidisciplinary types of photography together.[2]

Even though lifestyle photography is about telling a story and documenting the subject's natural environment, lighting and posing still plays a huge factor. Lifestyle photography is "posed" in an informal way such that the photographer gives some prompts and then documents the natural responses and candid moments that follow. Most lifestyle photographers prefer to position their subjects strategically in natural lighting for a “real-life” effect, but some often external lighting as well in a manner that looks as if it was pre-existing in the environment.[3]


  1. ^ "How I define lifestyle photography". Clickin Moms blog: Helping you take better pictures one day at a time. 2014-10-10. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  2. ^ Ricart, Judit Ruiz (2019-11-12). "What is Lifestyle Photography and How to Capture Beautiful Scenes". photography blog. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  3. ^ "What is Lifestyle Photography". Mark DeLong Photography. Retrieved 2020-12-17.