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Fashion Photography Basics for Newbies

When it comes to fashion photography, everyone wants to know what they are doing. Fashion photographers should always show a lot of confidence and authority when dealing with models. If you are starting to show the sign of stress, anxiety or overall misdirection, your model will start to feel uncomfortable, so make sure that you make the model feel comfortable and at the same time, make them feel like they are involved. Make a list of all the shots that you want to do before the shoot begins, then start to practice your technique and structure that go along with each of the shots within your mind.

Make sure to set up the location that you are shooting at before hand. That means that you have to make sure that all of the props, clothes, lighting and everything else are put into place and ready to be put into action. No one wants to deal with having to set everything up while the model is impatiently waiting for them.

When it comes to fashion photography, the object of the game is the beauty and clothes, so you have to make sure that you set up by molding the scene and the model together until they reflect the kind of beauty that no one can resist looking at. If the goal of the photo-shoot is the clothes, then you should probably create a unique hair style and makeup look for the model that are able to go along with the clothing that they are wearing perfectly. If the goal of the shoot is to make the model look seductive, then make the makeup more on the dark and heavy side, while making sure to over-style the hair of the model. If the goal is to make the model look natural or have an innocent nature, then it would probably be best to go with pastel tones that are subdued, makeup that has a gentle feel to it and a hairstyle that is soft and flows naturally.

Posing might seem like it is not for everyone to master, but it does not have to be that hard. Look through some of the women’s and men’s magazines that are recent so that you are able to get some inspiration and at the same time, be able to recognize what is currently being called fashionable. Some fashion photographers like to use poses that incorporate body shapes that are angular, also known as broken down poses. This type of posing can help with lengthening the models look. Another thing to try is adding a mirror to the equation, this adds a bit of life to the picture that is being taken.