7 Tips All New Fashion Photographers Need To Know

Any type of photography can be hard to master. However, there is one particular type of photography that is harder than most. This is fashion photography. That said, just like many other forms of photography, once you know what you are doing, then you can easily master it. To help you along the way, we have put together 7 tips that all new fashion photographers should make the effort to know.

Be confident
When you are at a fashion photo shoot you are going to be responsible for making sure that your models are in the right place, the right position and are just generally following direction. This means that you are going to have to give off an air of confidence, even if you are feeling nervous and anxious about the photoshoot. That way, your models will trust in you and will listen to what you have to say.

Prepare everything in advance
Fashion photoshoots move at a fast pace, which means that you are going to be rushing around just to get it done. The last thing that you are going to want is to heap more stress on yourself. This is why we think that it is a good idea to try your very best to prepare as much as you can in advance. Think about the looks that you want to create and have everything that will create that look put together. This will ensure that you feel a little less stressed about everything as the day goes on.

Take a look at posing ideas
Posing is a huge part of any fashion shoot and whilst some models may know the best ways to hold themselves, it might be a good idea to take a look at some current magazines and photo shoots that are already out there, which will give you some ideas on how you should expect your models to carry themselves and pose.

Start in a studio
Whilst some fashion photo shoots are out and about, if you are brand new to photography then you might want to think about starting off in a studio instead. A studio may not always seem like the most interesting of setting, but it is the ideal place to get used to the process. Within a studio, you will always have the right lighting, and you will have your equipment to hand. Best of all, there are plenty of studios up for rent out there, which you can hire as and when you need to use them.

Always have more light than you need
If there is one key element that every photographer should get to grips with it is lighting. Lighting is key to ensuring that your photos look the best they can and thankfully, light is something that you can control yourself. Of course, the very best light comes from natural sources, however, if these are not available then you can turn to artificial sources and still have the same impact. Just make sure that you always have more light than you need.

Move around to get different viewpoints
One thing that you will quickly realise about fashion photography is that in order to get the very best photos, you are going to need to move around and take the pictures from a number of different viewpoints. You simply cannot stand still and hope for the best, you are going to need to get up high, crouch down low and take pictures from all angles, that is the only way to ensure that you capture the best shot.

Get some help
Everyone likes to think that they can do things alone, however, when you are first starting out in fashion photography, you may find that it is worthwhile having a helping hand. It might just be to ensure that you have everything that you need, to fetch over things and perhaps to hold lights or reflectors. Believe us, you will be grateful to have them around in the long run.

If you are just starting out on your fashion photography journey, then you might want to make sure that you have the basics set out first. One of the best ways to do this is to take a photography course online. These come in a variety of different shapes and sizes, which means that you are definitely going to find one that matches in with what you need. Then, who knows what you can do? You might move on to fashion photography, wedding photography or anything else in-between.

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  1. Photography seems like a good skill to have.

    Rachel Craig

  2. Be Confident :- Confidence surely comes (builds up, or accumulates) with experience. Otherwise I would think that it is an aire of (or appearance of) Professionalism one is aiming to portray. Whilst working it is important / relevant to be "in work " mode (i.e. Professional).

    I very much agree that if you want or expect others to remain calm, then it is important that you have that disposition / manner / appearance yourself. As it is so easy for people to pick up and express the emotion /s of those around (nearby) them.

    Rachel Craig

  3. Great tips

  4. i love photography these are great tips