Fashion photography (or fashion photography) is a genre that refers to the shooting for advertising purposes of clothing, hairstyles, makeup, jewelry or other fashion products. To become a successful fashion photographer, you need a team – models, assistants, hairdressers and makeup artists, dressers and just extra eyes and hands. Fashion photography involves high-quality stylized photo shoots.
Proper lighting, posing and facial expression, and most importantly creativity – all this helps to become a successful fashion photographer. A good start would be to look at fashion magazines and fashion sites and learn the techniques by which photographers draw the attention of viewers to a specific topic or product. “Boring” – this does not apply to the fashion industry. Continue reading
The Japanese island of Hokkaido in winter colors is a treasury of objects for photography. Even if you wanted to shoot exclusively winter landscapes, your choice includes a number of mystical, but extremely impressive phenomena that occur only in conditions of extreme cold. These include solar poles. Landscape photographer Toshiki Nakanishi shared some tips for shooting them using examples taken in the Hokkaido region of Bi-Furano. (Toshiki Nakanishi, Digital Camera Magazine.)
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EOS 5D Mark IV / EF100-400mm f / 4.5-5.6L IS II USM / FL: 188 mm / AE with aperture priority (f / 11, 1/125 sec, EV ± 0) / ISO 100 / WB: daylight; Taken on January 13, 8:00
In this image, it was very important to ensure that sunlight reached the trees in the foreground so that the frost on them was reflected as sparkling white.
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Behind every good lighting is a shadow that gives shape and size to the subject. The complex interaction between what you illuminate and what you keep in the shadows – this is what brings visual interest and brings creative sharpness to the images. In studio lighting, this is the raw material with which to work and with which to create the right one.
The main or key light source simply provides the main lighting for the subject. You can create some amazing portraits using a single light source, but what if you want to add something else? Here comes the time when accent lighting comes into play. What is it like?
Accent lighting is usually created by a controlled light source that highlights specific areas of the subject. He can lighten the model’s hair to visually separate it from the background, or it can be a side light that illuminates sweat drops on the athlete after an intense workout. This light is necessary to give a certain form to the elements of the photo, allowing the eyes to feel the various dimensions of the image. Continue reading