Photography has existed since decades and has taken over a stronghold as a field of growing and credible profession. Rather, it has evolved as an art that can be aesthetically depicting in various unique ways. It can be categorized by a lot of branches as Aerial, Commercial, Documentary, etc. Fashion Photography is one such enormously grown and highly appreciated form of photography. It has become an effective means to promote fashion, accessories and even products. And yes, it is lucrative with all the elements you may connect it with. One wonders that it brings fame, adds luxury to life, acts catalysts to making relationships with renowned faces and is an easier access into the world of glamour and fashion.
However, the important thing to notice here is the fact that there is no shortcut to success. It may seem that the easiest part of your job will be to simply photograph. But what people at large don’t understand is that it’s as difficult as becoming an author or being excellent at any other profession. Be it any field of work, having a strong base of the basics is a must; understanding how the technicalities for the same function is another requisite.
Cracking one’s own identity in the world of fashion photography is hard. Literally. But certainly, not impossible! So many people have struggled from the scratch and made it to the peak in the industry. If you are prominently driven by passion for fashion photography and have a zeal to make your pictures be the spotlight, then there are ways you can make your dreams come alive.
‘Cultivating A Portfolio’ is the best and primary advice to pursue fashion photography to the core. Having about 20 pieces of your clicked photographs, inclusive of ones already published makes as the initial step. The idea is not just to showcase your photography skills but ‘You’. Any hiring authority of magazines or even local newspapers are likely to judge your portfolio in the context of what it tells them about you as a budding photographer. Not just amateurs but a portfolio of any photographer should tell a story. And by story, experts don’t mean a series of one shoot, the pictures should be related and can give a taste of your versatility.
‘Know How to Use a Camera’. Well, ensuring that you keep your hands firms on the camera is an unsaid rule for photography. No matter if your visualization is on point but until and unless your photography speaks that loud, it’s all vain. Your camera is your support to tell your story to the world.
‘Actively Participate in Photography Clubs’. Gaining knowledge from different people who are in the same race as you, is a great opportunity to explore the subject in depth. Extensive practice, dedication to proactively researching about the same, exploiting newer techniques, following leading fashion photographers, will assertively add to your dream path. And if by any chance, you have fallen for a rumor of spending a huge amount to get that 5-mega pixel camera, please unlearn it! Don’t waste your earnings for a thing that won’t make any difference to the kind of photographer you become. Trust your instinct, work hard and ace your game in the world of fashion photography.