First Love Never Dies: Theater Photography

   The lights turned off and only calm, silence and distinctive scent of theater remained in the air. Excitement is growing.

  Before photographing the theater play, gaining insight into the topic of the play can be very helpful for its better understanding and perception of all the elements. A well-regarded performance makes good theatrical photography.

   The beginning of the show also advertises the beginning of a complex process of photography. Through a comprehensive observation of the scene, the photographer's personality is fully committed to the play. A sense of ubiquity has been created on the boards that life means. Of great importance is to follow the entire course of the play in order to memorize its most important segments. A theater play is a series of related and inimitable moments and depending on the performance it can be very dynamic. Concentration and speed in those moments become the photographer's best friends.

   Actors, as the main protagonists of the play, with their appearance on stage, become the main focus point in the composition of theater photography. Their acting, expression and style, artistic skills, emotions, overall posture fill the photographic frame. The actor’s portrait is creating.

 

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                                            Kadri Özcan, Overcoat, 42th Festival of monodrama and mime 2017.

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                                            Kadri Özcan, Overcoat, 42th Festival of monodrama and mime 2017.

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                                              Kadri Özcan, Overcoat, 42th Festival of monodrama and mime 2017.

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                                              Kadri Özcan, Overcoat, 42th Festival of monodrama and mime 2017.

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                                              Kadri Özcan, Overcoat, 42th Festival of monodrama and mime 2017.

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                                             Kadri Özcan, Overcoat, 42th Festival of monodrama and mime 2017.

 

   Depending on the theme and type of the play, a certain role carries with it a certain dynamic of the body that builds on the acting itself and its expression. Body movements are part of the overall theatricality of the actor and the play itself, so playfulness on the stage or forcing body position in one part of the stage are an inseparable part of any composition of theater photography.

 

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                          Marko Nektan and Lidija Antonovic, Dream-Vision, 43th Festival of monodrama and mime 2018.

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                          Marko Nektan and Lidija Antonovic, Dream-Vision, 43th Festival of monodrama and mime 2018.

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                          Marko Nektan and Lidija Antonovic, Dream-Vision, 43th Festival of monodrama and mime 2018.

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                         Marko Nektan and Lidija Antonovic, Dream-Vision, 43th Festival of monodrama and mime 2018.

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                          Marko Nektan and Lidija Antonovic, Dream-Vision, 43th Festival of monodrama and mime 2018.

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                          Marko Nektan and Lidija Antonovic, Dream-Vision, 43th Festival of monodrama and mime 2018.

 

   During a photo session of theater performances, motifs of scenography are as one of the elements that plays an important role for both the play itself and its image. The very ambience of the play and its form, design, interior and exterior, costumes, properties and special effects give the photo a decorative and complete representative frame.

 

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                           Katarina Orlandic, I am the bird, I am everything, 44th Festival of monodrama and mime 2019.

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                             Katarina Orlandic, I am the bird, I am everything, 44th Festival of monodrama and mime 2019.

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                            Katarina Orlandic, I am the bird, I am everything, 44th Festival of monodrama and mime 2019.

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                           Katarina Orlandic, I am the bird, I am everything, 44th Festival of monodrama and mime 2019.

Copyright by Sanja Veljkovic

                         Katarina Orlandic, I am the bird, I am everything, 44th Festival of monodrama and mime 2019.

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                           Katarina Orlandic, I am the bird, I am everything, 44th Festival of monodrama and mime 2019.

 

   In process of photographing theater photography, photography touches on the art of theater. It is made up of all elements of the play and shows her expression and style, theme, artistic skills, overall artistic reach. In addition to the great role of the whole team, which is responsible for the theatrical performance, its visual memory is also due to the photographer, his personality, creativity and artistic affinities. The active search for good angles and frames plays a significant role in the more expressive and impressive presentation of content on stage. Take full advantage of all the elements of the show in the best possible way to confront and saving from oblivion, its representation and popularization within marketing campaigns. The theater play is getting its own photographic portrait.

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