I have chosen the theme of fashion photography for my main project,however in order for this to be successful and beneficial to me, Ihave researched what is required, and successful when doing fashionphotography. Fashion Photography does require a certain skill, as itimportant to pick up on the unusual aspects of a model, or setting,as well as making sure the lighting, and pose, create the desired'look' or 'feel'.
Experiment with light.
Mix available light with strobe orartificial (tungsten) light. This can be done by leaving theshutter open for longer than normal and let the 'flare' come in.This mixture of lights creates drama and can be very powerful andeffective, making the image instantly bolder.
Making the model move.
Removing the model from the studio, onto abusy street or a rural, wild landscape will give the image morecharacter and make it more personal to the audience. The movementof the background will also enable experimentation of depth offield and shutter speed, to make the background come alive.
Change the angle.
Normally a photographer would shoot from lowdown or close to the ground in order to shoot up towards themodel, having an elongating effect. However in order to get awider variety of angles, the image would be more successful tomove around the setting. For example, moving up onto a ladder andshooting downwards, creates more interesting shapes within thephoto and can create a wider variety of emotions on the audience.
Use of a prop.
Making the model use a prop, and interact with it,makes the image more personal and 3 dimensional. A prop adds a
sense of “reality” to the photo, which consequently lets the
viewer take on a voyeuristic approach, as if they are catchingthe model in a more private and personal moment.