There are a number of different kinds of fashion photography types that you could be shooting on any given day – from studio shoots to outdoor set ups. It’s important to properly plan out the photoshoot beforehand and have an idea of what you will be working with, in terms of lighting, backdrops, etc. This plan should include deciding the technical tools you will need to bring on the day of – like the camera, lenses, and lighting options.
Prior to the shoot, you need to understand what the purpose is – will your photos be used for catalogue, editorials, or high-fashion? You need to understand whether the photographs will be used solely for social media or blown up to display across a building wall. This will help with coming up with the creative designs and also with developing the technical tool kit you will need in your camera bag.
Fashion photography is shot both outside on the streets and inside of studios. If you don’t have your own studio or are shooting in a new location, do your best to get yourself acquainted with the location before the day of. When you do have the ability to choose, make sure you arrive at pre-planning meetings with some location options you are comfortable with. This will help you get the most of the fashion photography photoshoot because you’ll know the kind of natural light you have and what you need to bring with you. The more you can limit surprises that may come your way, the better.
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