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Fashion Photography: A Quick Guide

Photography is not a strange word or term. It is a term we are familiar with already. In the layman's understanding, it deals with the taking of pictures.

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Fashion photography is a kind of photography. Since the common knowledge is that photography deals with taking pictures, that is, bringing images to life in the forms of pictures; fashion photography then deals with displaying or advertising clothes and other fashion items. It brings images of clothes alive with beautiful accessories and locations.

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The photography will feature models wearing these clothes or fashion items to be displayed. Fashion photography is a big part of the art world and a profitable area of photography. To venture into fashion photography, the first thing needed is camera equipment.

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The kind of camera equipment you will need will depend on what you will be doing with the final images, whether they are for editorial purposes or to be shown on social media for the online world, among other purposes.

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   In this kind of photography - lighting, make-up, clothing, and hair might be more important than the camera itself. It means that even after getting a good camera, you should not neglect the importance of these former aspects as they all contribute to the final image. Lightening is crucial in fashion photography either you are taking the pictures in a studio or other locations, it's vital to perfect the various conditions of lightening.

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There are many lightening systems available, there are big, powerful units like strobes that can be used in the studio and plugged into the wall, but there are also smaller versions known as Speedlight, which are portable and can run off AA batteries, amongst others. Remember, the purpose of quality-lightning must not be neglected, so it is, therefore, important for your portrait photography to be properly lighted, and reflectors are a cheap and easy way of adding light to it.

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   Shooting is very imperative in fashion photography, and it can be very challenging. A lot is involved in finding the right person to photograph and getting the perfect pose. Get in high spirits, even as you manage the models and their different personalities for hours, the same energy is needed to manage your team. After shooting the pictures, comes the editing, which can also take much time and be challenging.

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   "Show up and shoot" are the watchwords for the fashion photography industry. The business pays off in the long run as it is a very lucrative one. Some aspects of fashion photography you can belong to include: catalog, editorial, or high-fashion.

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