Photographing models on catwalks has often been the dream of many of us photographers at the onset, before their professional specialization. The fashion world is shiny and alluring, for its luxury, beauty, splendour and richness that surround the image. Even if you did not choose to become fashion photographers, however, can happen in their careers to have to photograph a parade or a set fashion; even the amateur photographer can exist in this situation, both for personal pleasure, both to satisfy the demand of favor from a friend or acquaintance. So here are 10 tips to deal with models and fashion.
BE AUTHORITATIVE AND PROFESSIONAL
The fashion photographer, to its essence, is often to convey an authoritative essence, and thus also to your models, you appear confident and sure of yourself. Show signs of anxiety, stress or a lack of ability to set direction will irremediably affect the performance of your model. So to speak on the subject involved and comfortable, but also to be present and authoritative. Plan a list of shots to take before beginning your work, and experience the technical presentation and composition for every shot that’s in your mind. Prepare the location and clothing previously, and for a truly effective result try to position the lens and get directions to pose with consistency and calmly.
MAKE-UP AND HAIR
Usually a fashion set includes the presence of a makeup artist and hairdresser. If there are, you’ll have to handle you by drift of this aspect. Fashion photography is based on clothes and on the beauty of the model, try to combine all the elements of the scene with the model to reflect this. For example, if the shot focuses on clothes used make-up and hairstyle for your hair going to be complementary with the garment, and vice versa. If you want to get a provocative or seductive effect, opt for a dark, heavy make-up and a particular style for the hair; Alternatively, for a natural feeling innocent or choose pastel tones and sweet and soft hair style. Unusual-looking individuals offer interest and personality to the product, while female models with big hazel eyes, big lips, small symmetrical verging on cheeks and face are considered “more commercial”.
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