The Camera Loves The Theatre

a presentation given to the RA Photo Club

BinaryRhyme - Theatre Photography v0.1

The Theatre serves up intense images – fabulous scenes, sets, dramatic poses, human drama and subtle expressions. Mike takes us on a journey through theatrical photography. This presentation is a mix of history, portfolio and how-to techniques.

Some of the things covered in this presentation:

  • So many reasons to shoot – How photography is used in the Theatre
  • Visual characteristics the Theatre – A highly distinctive, influential look
  • Theatre’s Influence on Photography – A studio is a “flash” version of the stage
  • Live production photography – The play’s the thing
  • Character photography – We dress up and play make believe
  • Studio Photography – Marketing, marketing, marketing

You can download a .pdf version of the presentation here.