A successful photo shoot is the outcome of innovative collaboration with our photographer and the styling team. Specifically, in fashion photography, your pictures should express the importance of authority and at the same time your models should stay assured and be confident.
Guidelines for the best possible fashion photography
Make your model feel comfortable and engaged. Any sign of lack of direction, anxiety and stress will get reflected in the performance of your model. Coordinating the technique and the composition of every shot will make your job simple. It is also very vital to communicate the goal and agenda in a coherent manner. Preparing the props and the location beforehand of time also assists in proper photography.
This type of photography is all about clothes and beauty. For example, if your shoot emphasizes on dresses, check for the appropriate hair styling and utilization of makeup to compliment the garments.
Proper control over the light plays a vital role in fashion photography. If you are shooting in a studio ambience, don’t forget to measure all the areas of the scene to prevent undesired shadows. Other than this, utilizing a separate light meter may provide more specific reading.
In a situation, when you are shooting in the sunlight or in a low light, you may require an additional light source. If you just have flash, then instead of shooting straight, allow it to bounce off a nearby reflector, a wall or a ceiling. You should experiment with various angles. It assists you to create a wide array of impacts. It is also important to explore what will work best for you and the picture you are shooting. Pay attention to avoid undesired lights and shadows that may spoil your main purpose.
Props are the most beneficial tool in fashion photography. It reflects a story within a shot. For example, a mirror is believed to be one of the best props. Mirror works as an effective tool to enable our photographer to display both the front and backside of the models. Be cautious with the lighting device. Most importantly, position yourself to prevent shooting beyond reflection zone.
Getting the precise location is important specifically if you want to express a story within your shot. For example, if you are looking for photographs of trendy clothes, an urban background would be perfect. Work on the pictures by discovering which angle looks the best by moving all around the frame. This could either imply kneeling down, moving near to the object, climbing any ladder or working on a leant angle.