It's hard to not notice the glossy world of fashion photography, announcing itself to the world through the sleek and polished magazines, mall windows, and billboards. Appearing quite an easy task on the outer level, it is indeed a serious job that requires utmost concentration and skills. Fashion is less about what one is wearing and more about how he presents it. This tough part of presenting fashion in the right manner is the task entrusted to fashion photography. Rigorous training programs are available in all leading colleges and universities for those who wish to take up fashion photography as a serious profession. It is more of an art than a skill, and is therefore acquired through a person's taste and choices.
There are a number of factors that contribute to a great picture. These factors when considered together and ensured in a picture render it beautiful and timeless. When working with models, it is extremely vital for a photographer to establish a good rapport with him. This ensures that the model is at ease and is able to copy the photographer's directions and thus project the right emotions and expressions without feeling shy. The location of the shoot is another important thing. The location must complement the product or the model to be photographed. It should not obstruct the view or take the focus away from the main photograph.
At times, models are required to portray emotions relating to the product line, or in sync with the brand image of the product line. For example, if a brand wants to portray itself as a sporty brand, the model must project the sporty look. Similarly, if the brand has an image of being elite, the model must exude grandeur. This is vital in order to keep the brand image the point of focus through the image, and help the brand sell its products and its brand identity. These points when taking into consideration produce a perfect shot.
It is important for a photographer to collaborate well with his team. A perfect photograph is not always a photographer's hard work materialized; it is the combined effort of an entire team. This includes the makeup artists, the strategists, the people in charge of the light, the cosmetic changes to the location, and also the people who design the concept of the shoot. A team that collaborates and cooperates well to produce a good shot makes the work easier.
A photograph is a powerful tool that can project the right emotions in a single flash and thus relay what a thousand words cannot.posted by michaelabela.weebly.com