In recent past most architectural and real-estate photography was photographed devoid of people. This was in an effort to showcase the space itself. Even some furniture was often removed. Now, we are seeing a return to ‘life’, or real life, in what has been dubbed as lifestyle photography. The idea is to show the space in use and add some humanity back into the photography. While some lifestyle photography may actually be candid, much is staged. The best lifestyle photography will look natural – even though lighting is often necessary and prompting direction to the subjects required. Lifestyle photography may have a stock-photo appearance, however stock photos often showcase the people, while lifestyle photography often still tries to highlight the space around the people so framing and lens choices may be different.