If you are trying to get your head in the game as a beginner photographer and are looking for things that will help you improve and get better, you have come to the right place. It can be a little overwhelming not knowing a great deal about photography when you have chosen it as a passion for yourself, but everything takes time. When it comes to the fashion industry and its changing landscape gripping the right knowledge or technique and making it work can become a little harder, especially if you are a beginner.
The world of fashion is continually changing, and if you want to progress and move forward, you have to upgrade your photography talent. Following are some of the tips that will help you to move forward and get the best of fashion-oriented photos and shots;
Keep your lighting simple.
At the end of the day, it all comes down to the lighting that is getting reflected in the clothes or the fashion items that need to be promoted. Lighting can either make or break you as a fashion photographer, but it doesn’t mean that you have to spend a lot on professional gear. Everything needs to look natural and organic for the buyer to believe or want to buy the product that you are promoting as a fashion photographer, and thus keeping your lighting simple is the trick here.
Use a single light source and a white reflector to shoot photos; many beginners make the mistake of stomping the set with different flashes at odd angles, and if anything, it makes your picture worse.
Try to work with daylight.
Artificial light, no matter how costly or sophisticated it gets, will never be a comparison for the daylight. You can practice with daylight by requesting your model or any of your friend or family member to sit before the window from where the sunlight is barging in. Shoot different pictures from every possible angle and try to learn the very pattern using which the light falls on them and how it affects your photograph. Turning them around at different angles and studying the effect of light over time will help you to become a better fashion photographer and not only bring your model to life but the fashion items that he/she is representing.
Never try to mix light.
The only thing worse than shooting in the dark or not so sophisticated lighting is trying to mix different lighting and then hoping that it would work somehow. You should never try to mix daylight with any artificial light as the end result is not appealing and much less appetizing to your customers. This is something that you want to avoid at every cost, so work with a single mode of light and refrain from mixing it up, or else you will ruin not only the photographs but also the very image of the brand or business you are currently representing.
Use these tips and see your skills improving over time. The parameters such as attention to detailing and improvising certain elements when needed will develop within you, and you will not remain an amateur anymore.