How To Do A Fashion Photo Shoot
How To Do A Fashion Photo Shoot
A must-see video if you ever consider doing a fashion shoot. Step by step, these easy instructions will help you set up your location and other factors for a fashion photo shoot.
We're now going to talk about how to create a fashion shoot. The five key considerations when planning the shoot itself - they are the location, the type of lighting that you want to employ, the style of the makeup, the models that you decide to use and also how they're going to be posing on the day. Location: The selection of where you're going to want to actually take the shoot is going to have a very dramatic impact on the way that the finished photographs look and feel. You can take your shoot indoors, should you have a studio to hand. Alternatively, there's increasing demand for on-location shots out and about. In many ways, it is actually easier to take a shoot out on location than it is in the studio. Personally, I find that many models are able to relate to the location so much better and you end up with a better result. It is essential when choosing a location that there are no distracting backgrounds. If you're working in a studio, this is often easy to manage. Out on location, you can't always plan those elements that may creep into your photographs when you least expect it. Lighting: The choice of the lighting style itself will determine how etchy your finished images are going to look. You may decide that you want a very soft feel to the images. Alternatively, you like that edgy high contrast feel to the images, although a word of advice, don't make them too contrasty and edgy if they're going to take away from the finished product themselves. Makeup: Don't underestimate the value of makeup being continuously applied throughout the duration of the shoot. It's only during the middle of summer you may find that some of the models may themselves get a little hot and sticky and you start getting some really nasty reflection coming on your photographs. A makeup artist at hand at all times is a very useful asset on any shoot. The choice of the makeup itself also needs to be considered, that it's going to compliment the look and feel that you're trying to achieve. Models: You need to give some serious consideration to your choice of models during the day. Models are actually very readily available now. They don't have to be costly and expensive. There are a number of social media sites available on the web that you can go to, where you can find models both professional and amateur, keen to help you out on any shoot. Give due consideration that the models and their very unspecific look ties in with the overall look and feel you're trying to achieve on the day. Some are available for a whole range of budgets. As I said, amateur models available through to professional that may want to charge anything up to forty, sixty or eighty pounds an hour. Posing, if you want professional models, they're probably going to have a good range of poses that they actually like to strike themselves. Professional models know how to stand and really to show off the items that you're hoping to use. Sometimes, it's worth paying a little bit extra to use professional models than it is to tie in your family and friends, although cheaper may not yield the best results. If you decide to go down the route using family, friends or inexperienced models, then here are a couple points that may well help you out. It really works out well if the models facing directly toward the camera for the full frontal. Get your model to turn a little bit to one side or another and you'll find that you start to animate the images and the pictures come to life a little bit more. It also helps that the models will then start to look a little bit thinner which works well in these types of shoots as well. By getting the model to move her foot forward toward the camera, it also elongates the legs as well which is often a great result when you're trying to take fashion style photographs. In summarizing, when undertaking a fashion photography shoot, there are five key elements that you need to consider: the choice of location, style of lighting you're going to employ, the type of makeup you're going to be applying during the day continuously, the choice of your models is going to be absolutely fundamental as is the way they pose during the day. My other advice to you would be, have fun during the day, enjoy it. With a digital camera, you have the benefit of taking numerous, multiple shots. It isn't going to increase the cost for you and you never know you may catch a couple of gems. And that's how to undertake a fashion photography shoot.