Sunday, March 18, 2012

Becoming a Fashion Photographer: More Than Just Photography

We see the fashion magazines lining the shelves at various stores. We see fashion tips and designers featured on celebrity shows and Hollywood publications. We take a look at the reviews of each designer throughout each high profile fashion week. These are all images captured by a fashion photographer. Fashion photography is among one of the most highly coveted careers in both the fashion world and the photography world. It requires a photography degree and plenty of experience.

When paging through publications such as Vogue or Vanity Fair, few take the time to think about the time, work, effort, and talent that was required to capture each photograph. It requires having a strong eye for fashion, style, art, and of course, photography. A fashion photographer uses all they have learned while obtaining their photography degree and utilizes it to create an exceptional portfolio of their talent and experiences in the fashion world.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Mysterious World - Fashion Photography

If you have ever purchased various fashion magazines, chances are you look at some pictures in awe, and wonder how some of the models and the clothing can look so perfect. Well, nothing is perfect, of course, so fashion photography is truly considered a mysterious world for those who are not familiar with it.

Fashion photography all starts with a concept. For example, a famous designer is promoting their latest spring fashions, so the goal of fashion photography is to make the fashions looks as desirable as possible so that they will be purchased.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Ideas For Fashion Photography

There are a million different concepts and ideas when it comes to fashion photography. It is a highly searched term, and many of the ideas really depend on if you are doing an editorial or fashion project for kids or adults. I have listed below some ideas, that may help you get your ideas going as well.

White Backdrop.

One of the most classic fashion photography settings is a simple white backdrop. It is one of my personal favorites! So clean and classy, you can't go wrong, or can you? Well yes you can, unless you are a professional photographer, you probably shouldn't attempt a white backdrop. It is so simple, yet so difficult to edit. The RGB color for white is "ffffff" and that is very difficult to get without blowing out your subject. Do your research, or if you already know how to shoot against a white backdrop, then don't over think "fashion photography", sometimes simple is best.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Fashion Photography - An Art Form Aimed at the Perfect Shot

A picture is worth a thousand words because photography tells a story without the need for words. Visual images have the power to cross boundaries and borders, but what does it take to get that perfect shot?

Often times it takes a skilled staff of trained professionals with a clear vision, a smart itinerary, combined with a beautiful human form to recreate a dream, a fantasy, a campaign, art. To get that "image," a poignant proposition usually requires meticulous lighting, a stylist, makeup artist, hair stylist, accessories, a beautiful model, a brilliant photographer, a set, inspiration and a dedication to art.