Building up your Fashion & Beauty Portfolio takes a lot of time, patience and serious commitment. Having a strong Fashion & Beauty Portfolio will help you gain clients within your industry and doing test shoots are a great way that you can build your portfolio.
Endless phone calls, piles of comp cards and a photo shoot fast approaching can send any photographer into a panic. Securing excellent talent for a shoot may seem like an insurmountable task, however, like anything in life, having a well-thought out plan can make even the most daunting task doable.
Whether you're creating a professional fashion shoot or capturing a family portrait, learning how to pose your subjects for the camera is one of the most important photographic tools you can have in your kit of photography knowledge. Before you begin, you’ll want to have some key equipment on hand to make posing your model effortless.
Fashion photography can be both fun and tricky since there are many factors to consider. Lighting set-ups, angles, propping and model poses are all extremely important aspects that need to be thought out before hand. Having an idea for the shoot is the first step, but being able to execute your idea is everything.
W.C. Fields was famously quoted as saying that actors should never work with children or animals because they always steal the show. And, you know what? He was pretty much right, especially when it comes to children.
Street photography allows you to freeze a moment in time, creating some of the most alluring and narrative photography out there. These impromptu slice-of-life images can oftentimes be both voyeuristic and intimate, allowing the viewer of the photograph to commiserate with the subject, seeing a visual story that isn’t staged and thus inherently organic.
This month we asked our Facebook fans for some advice on working with models. How do you get them to warm up to the camera? Do you have any tips for making the shoot run as efficiently as possible? Here are our 5 favorite answers.
Nowhere is the gender gap more blatant than in the modeling world. If you want to delve into the portraiture or fashion photography business, knowing the best practices in how to hire and direct these two genders is a must. Here are a few pointers to help you navigate the sexes.
Working with Actors & Entertainers is a really fun job and what I do as a headshot photographer is so important to the success of my client’s career. A headshot is a valuable marketing tool for people in the entertainment industry. You need to understand how to capture someone’s personality in order to create a strong headshot portfolio for your clients.
As a Portrait & Fashion Photographer, having a solid roster of professional hair & makeup artists (HMUA) should be at the top of your priority list for your business. I’ve been taking clients since 2009 but it wasn’t until a few years ago that I started to really understand the value that hair, makeup and styling bring to each shoot.
In photography there are many factors that go into making a great photo. One of those factors is the TEAM.
Beauty Photography is used to sell things like makeup, skincare, hair products and jewelry. For inspiration, look in magazines and in cosmetics aisles, observe advertising with beauty shots. Notice how the makeup is applied, and look to see how the photos were edited and retouched. Look for the beauty trends that are on the runway.