It is customary for most good photographers to capture the very mood of people that are taken in a given photograph. Thus it goes without saying that the right atmosphere at the shoot can influence the way the photograph comes out. There are a number of ways the atmosphere can bring to bear certain qualities at a shoot either at a studio or in the outdoors even.
The atmosphere as a prop
The most experienced of photographers do succeed in creating moods out of even black and white prints. This is done by using the expressions and any other suitable help that can be had from the people and at times from the animals being used in such settings.
It is usual to create a cheerful feeling by using a sunny backdrop and a more serious outcome by making use of a darker setting. This is a very old technique that has been in use for ages and could well predate to the advent of still photography itself.
Thus the possibilities that moods of pictures can be created by getting to have the right air or atmosphere at the shoot was found to be important enough to warrant a closer look by the experts.
Getting people to look the way it is needed to
That people can be made to emote any particular feeling is true only to a limited extent. Often an attempt at creating a feel to a picture by just having the models turn on and turn off smiles can produce efforts that are best regarded as amateur at best. It is when the feeling in a shoot are made to come from within the person posing in the photograph as well as the same emotion be produced in the photographer that a correct feel to a photograph is created.
Thus as far as human emotions are concerned the collaborative efforts are best what brings out the best results no matter the situation at hand. The better photographers have long realized this aspect to taking a photograph and pays a good bit of attention to getting everyone to corporate with each other. Friction can only bring about smiling faces without the same smile in the eyes to go with it.
The importance of direction in good photography
Although the concept of direction is not exactly a match in photography, it can be related to still photo shoots by considering it the mainstay of a shoot that does produce the effects on people viewing a photograph. This is brought about by framing the subjects properly to achieve best results and also to integrate the different parts of the components in a frame all together.
On short, this is what the right atmosphere tends to do to a picture be it still or the moving variety. It binds together the entire picture to create a whole presentation that is best felt rather than seen with just the eyes alone. It thus completes the entire process of viewing a picture.