Fashion photography is an interesting and challenging field. Imagine the joy of transforming an ordinary looking girl into a gorgeous diva.The key is to create visual stories. The ways to progress in this direction includes working in advertising companies, fashion magazines, fashion house and opening a studio.

If you are a budding photographer and has always been mesmerized with fashion and photography, you may want to make fashion photography as an option.

Imagine yourself traveling around the world and setting foot on exotic islands and breathtaking historical sites, working and hanging out with famous, most creative, and talented people in the fashion industry, taking the photos of international supermodels to have them published in various popular fashion magazines, having your named renowned internationally, and to top it all, you are paid a fat salary while enjoying these perks.

The Road to becoming a renowned fashion photographer

If you want to be a fashion photographer and shoot for in demand magazines; you’ll need a good level of competence with a good grasp of the technical aspects of photography. Moreso you should be able to take a well-lit well-composed shot consistently but most important of all you’ll need a big dose of talent too. You’ll also need tenacity and persistence. Perhaps you have gone to art school, maybe you’ve studied photography. Maybe you’ve just picked up a camera and worked with a photographer. You certainly won’t get anywhere in the highly competitive field of fashion photography without a good level of competence.
Today, where almost everybody can become a fashion photographer through the use of good digital cameras, Softwares, and other photo editing gadgets, more people, and fashion enthusiasts are into the lucrative business of fashion photography. A fashion photographer is known to be able to create magic with the ability to capture the beauty in absolutely anything under the sky. Woven with his excellent creativity and incredible imagination his photographs echo the most enchanting sight of timeless beauty.

A fashion photographer is known to be able to create magic with the ability to capture the beauty in absolutely anything under the sky. Woven with his excellent creativity and incredible imagination his photographs echo the most enchanting sight of timeless beauty.

A fashion photographer also must know how to build immediate rapport with people because he works with models of all kinds in the business. You can never know what kind of model you come across and if they would be able to translate your feelings and imagination into your perfect picture. You must possess an extraordinary amount of patience to go through your schedule in a calm and relaxed manner. Besides all this, the fashion photographer should also obviously have the basic knowledge of camera composition, lighting, composition, darkroom procedures and the properties of different types of camera films.
He must be well versed with the positions of the camera that would decide how well the shot has been taken. For example, when you shoot someone for a full picture you need to position your camera at a relatively low camera height. This will also ensure that the height of the individual shot is enhanced and it makes them look good. Hence, there are many such positions through which you create the magic that is expected out of you. A portrait or fashion photographer would know how the subject would pose to create the mood and scene that are needed to be seen in the photo. The best poses for portraits highlight the assets of the face or body of the model. For commercial fashion photography, the clothes, shoes, mood, whatever is being sold in the photo should be accentuated.

Conclusion

You see being a fashion photographer has a lot of perks and requires a lot of knowledge and experience. Master the 3 key ingredients: patience, knowledge of fashion photography and competence and you’re well on your way to becoming a sought-after fashion photographer.