Editorial photography refers to photography that tells a story. It is the art of illustrating a narrative. Using pictures to accompany words can achieve this. It can also be achieved by photos evoking a feeling in the viewer.

Why editorial photography? Who needs it? Editorial photography is typically used in articles, magazines or newspapers. These photographs are used in statement pieces, narratives or stories in order to make readers feel emotions. They give life and further imagery into the stories they accompany.

Editorial photos require more than just placing images to written words. Photos like these are not used to promote or sell a product. They are meant to make readers feel emotions and add to the story being told. Therefore, it is important to take in consideration photography elements and principles of design. This includes atmosphere, lighting, composition, and more. 

Careful planning, resourcefulness and connection are important when shooting editorial photos. This style of shooting allows for a great amount of creative freedom and expressionism. It is a favourite of many photographers. 

Hotelier Magazine

 Recently, Derek showcased this style in Hotelier Magazine, capturing photos of leaders in the hotel industry.

While shooting for Hotelier Magazine, the main focus was to support the story of these leaders in the restaurant world. Derek Ford Studios captured these legend’s personal and friendly styles. In addition, it was important to capture the good humour and hardworking spirits of those involved. Little creative direction was given for this project. Derek Ford Studios did all the logistics, including picking the locations to pose subjects.

Editorial photography is a great way to represent a person, place or thing. Portraits done this way can make the image more familiar to the viewer. In addition, it reveals something more personal about their character.

In conclusion, using editorial photography for your article, magazine, or newspaper feature is essential. Are you interested in having editorial photographs taken for your business?

Connect with us to discuss your project needs! Contact Derek at 250-508-3762 | derek@derekford.com