There are some people who love hanging around with celebrities, are you one of them? If yes, then you might want to take some photographs with as well. Then fashion photography is just your thing to either take it as a career or as a hobby. To be a fashion photographer, you will be required to take photos of models, celebrities or even portraits.
To go about this type of photography, the first thing you need to have is a good mastery of marketing skills. This will enable you to sell your pose, feelings and even face. Fashion photography is a very competitive form of business, this is due to the fact that it is not easy to get the public to notice your work since most of the magazines and news agencies rather prefer to work with professional photographers with a lot of status or reputation.
However, this should not discourage you from aspiring to be a fashion photographer. This simply means that you definitely need to work extremely hard to see that your work is published, seen, and recognized by many people. To begin your fashion photography, you need to first of all start by working with clubs or agencies and some models that are not that popular.
This will slowly but gradually increase the portfolio and thus increase you popularity. Also, you will need to create and build a reputation by being a professional photographer and a creative shooter.
Fashion photography requires the use of studio lighting, the design setting and to an extended shooting in a controlled environment. You need to work alongside with your crew to give them directives on how to use your light, make-up and even the background. This however you need first of all to be aware as an individual, and sensible as a photographer.
It is often very challenging to work with models as setting the mood for your model can be a daunting task. This intricacy can be overcome through effective communication, tolerance, and patience. So in this light, fashion photography does not only that you take photographs alone but you have to interact totally and communicate with the people around you.
However, the basic skills of photography are all the same. Also, you need to have some basic knowledge of camera operation, lighting, darkroom procedures and the features of the different type of camera film. There are many different combinations of cameras, films, lenses, and lighting to produce an effect and a good picture. There are different backgrounds like nature, wildlife, wedding, and fashion with varied requirements.
In fashion photography, your main subject or focus should always be on the model or celebrity. If what you want to do is to shot a completely full body photo of a model, then you need to take a shot at a low camera height, this should not exceed the photographer’s hips.
Usually, the popular headshot or head to shoulders portrait should be taken from an angle slightly above the model’s eye level. This will help in bringing out the well defined facial characteristics so that you can avoid the problem of a distorted view. Thus making you subject to actually look good and taller in the photos.