Each and every tip listed in this article will greatly improve the quality of the pictures produced, and, therefore, keep yourself apprised of them. So, without further ado, here are five fashion photography tips you should know:
1. Conveying authority is essential
Fashion photography must essentially display a sense of authority, and that is why the direction of your model is critical to photography.
Your model must not display stress, lack of direction, or anxiety during the photo-shoot, and therefore, it is important to keep your model comfortable.
Before the actual shoot, it is better to have your model rehearse a number of times to create confidence in her/him.
2. It is all about beauty and clothes
It becomes all the more important to make the best use of all elements present in the scene and the model together so as to reflect the niceties of beauty and clothes.
If your shoot majorly focuses on the outfit, then apply appropriate hair styling and makeup to create a complementary effect, and vice versa. If the background is provocative, employ heavy make-up.
3. Keep your studio awareness on alert
If you are shooting in a studio, then you must maintain spatial awareness.
When shooting, make sure you remember to measure all areas of the setting in order to avoid unnecessary shadows. It is recommended to employ a light meter instead of the one fitted to the camera so as to provide a more precise reading.
4. Location is what that makes a difference
The location is what that really creates a huge difference in fashion photography. The clothes express a message, and the message can be made more profound if captured against a suitable, complimentary background.
For example, if the styling and clothing are provocative, you can consider shooting against an urban setting. In case the fashion resonates of summer, rural environment is best suited such as meadow, river bank or woodland.
While shooting against such background, make sure that the model is not unduly overshadowed by the background—the focus should remain on the model who is the subject of the shoot.
5. Working alone is good, but a couple of helping hands is not a bad idea
Fashion photography does not necessarily involve a team—it can be easily achieved alone. However, despite that, it is advised that you consider inviting friends, family or photography professionals to collaborate to produce better results.
You will inevitably require hands to do a number of technical tasks such as positioning of reflectors, resetting of lighting equipment, clearing the scenes, etc. So, get help!