Yves Saint Laurent said once: “Fashions fade, style is eternal”.
A career in fashion industry often seems to be an unattainable dream. Photographer’s most important implement is a good portfolio thematically linked to the work he/she try to get and showing photographer’s style. More tips and how to become a fashion photographer in very interesting article I read on https://www.fashion.net/howto/fashionphotographer
There are few things that are independent from us and we can’t control them. One of them is weather. The fashion workshop in which I had the opportunity to participate came at cold and overcast day. The model and the clothes she was wearing were prepared for summer shoot. I know that professional models use to work in difficult sometimes uncomfortable conditions but I also thought about photographer in this case –me and how I am going to use my creativity to handle this session.
I tried to use the time at the workshop effectively and do my best to create interesting shoots. However when it came to chose the final images I had difficulty because most of the photographs looked almost the same with minor differences and that was the first lesson I learned. I didn’t take the opportunities to shoot pictures from different angles. Even it wasn’t fully my fault as the model felt very cold during the shoot and I understand it was difficult for her to move and to try various poses it still doesn’t explain my luck of perception in important matters.
Next step was to convert the photos to make them look sunny and warm. I chose four images as a sequence and I edited them in Photoshop with hazy, dreamy overlays. There were two reasons for this: first one to create atmosphere suitable for the model dress and her romantic posses and the second one to hide another mistake I made in few cases – I didn’t focus on the model face.
I only chose four photos as like I mentioned before most of the shoots look very similar. At the end I decided to add one more picture but it didn’t fit with the others because of wearing autumn jacket by the model. I also edited the color of the tree leaves on this image for more brown and yellow look like to match autumn time.
To summarize I really enjoyed the fashion workshop. This experience broadened my horizons and has taught me to see small details so important in fashion industry. I believe these few mistakes I made also will prepare me to be more careful in my future photography sessions and contribute to the improvement of my skills. On the bright note I like the final images with the hazy, dreamy and soft look.