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3 Key Factors Of Stunning Yoga Photography

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3 Key Factors Of Stunning Yoga Photography

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Yoga has become a part of life for most of us nowadays. With the increase in yoga-related articles on the internet, the demand for yoga photographs has also risen multiple folds. The photographs contain an excellent blend of aesthetics and perfection of the art. Some photographers mistake yoga photos with any other form of portrait photographs. If you also possess that idea, you will miss the essence of the ancient, spiritual series of exercises. This article will guide you to do that. Before heading to capturing yoga postures with your camera, you should research well about various yoga poses. It will help you to plan each picture better. Let us see the prime factors you need to keep in mind to take excellent yoga photographs. 

3 Key Factors Of Stunning Yoga Photography 

The Proper Settings 

 

 

You can play a lot with the camera settings while doing yoga photography. You can keep the shutter speed within a range of 1/250 and 1/125 per second. You can even use a shutter speed slower than that if you shoot with a tripod. Some photographers prefer yoga photos to be sharp overall. So they keep the aperture narrower, at around f/22. Some like to have a bokeh effect and so, use a wide aperture such as f/2.2. You can use an aperture that is in between, like f/8. It will make the background clearly visible, yet your subject will appear sharper than it. You should keep the ISO low, but not at the cost of aperture and shutter speed. Fix these two first. Increase the ISO value if you need to do that, to have a faster shutter speed and narrower aperture. After all, the ultimate goal is to get a well-exposed image. But be cautious about not increasing the ISO so much that the photo becomes noisy. 

Your Distance From The Model

 

 

 

By experimenting with your distance from the model, you can create photos with varied dimensions. For example, If you want to tell a story through the photo, you should take wide-angle shots to incorporate a large section of the background. If you want to focus on the pose instead, take medium shots. In such shots, the model covers most of the frame. You can even take close-up shots to show some details that typical yoga photographs do not show. 

The Right Location 

 

 

Yoga calms a stressed mind. Similarly, yoga photos should soothe the souls of the audience.  For that, you must pick the right location to shoot. It might be a riverside, forest, beach, park, or even your studio, decorated in a way that generates the feeling of freshness and comfort. Most photographers like to click a yoga photo in a natural environment to emphasize the relationship between yoga and mother nature. Some photographers, on the other hand, like to enhance their yoga photos by adding contrast between the yogi and urban background. 





Capturing yoga photographs is a pretty challenging task. The way you click photos of still poses is not the same as when you click moving poses. The settings, distance from the model, and suitable location changes considerably with it. The more you practice, the better you get at capturing the yoga poses. All the best for your next yoga photo session!!

 

Written By Sanga Basu, Content Writer, WPC. 


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Yoga has become a part of life for most of us nowadays. With the increase in yoga-related articles on the internet, the demand for yoga photographs has also risen multiple folds. The photographs contain an excellent blend of aesthetics and perfection of the art. Some photographers mistake yoga photos with any other form of portrait photographs. If you also possess that idea, you will miss the essence of the ancient, spiritual series of exercises. This article will guide you to do that. Before heading to capturing yoga postures with your camera, you should research well about various yoga poses. It will help you to plan each picture better. Let us see the prime factors you need to keep in mind to take excellent yoga photographs. 

3 Key Factors Of Stunning Yoga Photography 

The Proper Settings 

 

 

You can play a lot with the camera settings while doing yoga photography. You can keep the shutter speed within a range of 1/250 and 1/125 per second. You can even use a shutter speed slower than that if you shoot with a tripod. Some photographers prefer yoga photos to be sharp overall. So they keep the aperture narrower, at around f/22. Some like to have a bokeh effect and so, use a wide aperture such as f/2.2. You can use an aperture that is in between, like f/8. It will make the background clearly visible, yet your subject will appear sharper than it. You should keep the ISO low, but not at the cost of aperture and shutter speed. Fix these two first. Increase the ISO value if you need to do that, to have a faster shutter speed and narrower aperture. After all, the ultimate goal is to get a well-exposed image. But be cautious about not increasing the ISO so much that the photo becomes noisy. 

Your Distance From The Model

 

 

 

By experimenting with your distance from the model, you can create photos with varied dimensions. For example, If you want to tell a story through the photo, you should take wide-angle shots to incorporate a large section of the background. If you want to focus on the pose instead, take medium shots. In such shots, the model covers most of the frame. You can even take close-up shots to show some details that typical yoga photographs do not show. 

The Right Location 

 

 

Yoga calms a stressed mind. Similarly, yoga photos should soothe the souls of the audience.  For that, you must pick the right location to shoot. It might be a riverside, forest, beach, park, or even your studio, decorated in a way that generates the feeling of freshness and comfort. Most photographers like to click a yoga photo in a natural environment to emphasize the relationship between yoga and mother nature. Some photographers, on the other hand, like to enhance their yoga photos by adding contrast between the yogi and urban background. 





Capturing yoga photographs is a pretty challenging task. The way you click photos of still poses is not the same as when you click moving poses. The settings, distance from the model, and suitable location changes considerably with it. The more you practice, the better you get at capturing the yoga poses. All the best for your next yoga photo session!!

 

Written By Sanga Basu, Content Writer, WPC.