Fashion

Specially used in advertising purpose, fashion or studio photography is one of the most chosen type where every photographers love to end their career in. There are people who come in to a studio to get their photographs captures; family photos, couple photos, personal photos and more. Plus, this indoor photography promotes or endorses several clothing products, techs and gadgets, modern marvels, cars, etc. Also, fashion or studio photography comes under your control; everything about the equipment, cameras, lights, backgrounds can be selected as per the photographers creativity and you are the master of everything inside your studio.

Beauty & Fashion Photography | The Specifics That Divide The Great From The Mediocre

Posted by on Apr 15, 2016 in Fashion, Featured, Photography Tips, portrait

Beauty & Fashion Photography | The Specifics That Divide The Great From The Mediocre

I have always been fascinated by the beauty of human faces and in how many different ways it exists. This fascination alone has been fueling my love for Beauty photography for years. Beauty is a wonderful genre of photography that includes commercial and editorial imagery, as well as simple beauty portraits, so almost any professional or aspiring photographer who appreciates female beauty can find something in it for them. While a hobbyist can enjoy taking beautiful portraits of their female friends and family members, there are more ways in which a professional Beauty photographer can grow: makeup, skincare, jewelry and accessory advertising, hairstyling and hair care products. And within those directions, one can aim to shoot for global high profile brands, or thrive on shooting for small local companies that are easier to approach and acquire as a client. As an additional avenue for growth, there is an abundance of big and small magazines that accept and publish beauty editorials. There are many things that anyone who is interested in commercial and/or editorial Beauty photography needs to take into account when starting out, and I’d like to share with you a few points that I think are very important. SPACE The great part about Beauty photography that opens a door into it for many aspiring photographers is the possibility to shoot in the smallest places available. Unlike in Fashion photography, you don’t have to rent large studios with big light modifiers to shoot full body images. In Beauty you can build a strong portfolio literally in a corner of your living room. Model Tori Tracy and Makeup Artist Mikala Jean Vandenbroucke, shooting in my living room All you need is a couple of strobes with a few different light modifiers. Over time, you can get yourself a background support system, start with a gray seamless backdrop and grow your collection from there. And even this part is simpler for a Beauty photographer: seamless paper rolls are typically available in two widths: 53” and 107”, and for Beauty the narrower backdrops are perfectly sufficient, so you don’t need to buy and store large backdrop rolls. Model: Carolina Urrea, Miss Santa Monica 2016, photographed in my living room TEAM In Beauty, just like in Fashion photography, the photographer must rely on a strong team of creative professionals to achieve top-quality results. While it is possible to shoot beauty portraits for local individual clients without the help of a professional Makeup Artist, it is uncommon to attempt to produce a commercial beauty shoot without at least a Makeup Artist and a Hairstylist. The larger the production the larger the team, but regardless of how big or small the creative team is, it is often the photographer who will receive most of the praise if the images turn out amazing, but equally all of the blame if, despite the collective effort, the images...

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How a photo shoot happens on the streets of NYC from start to finish

Posted by on Apr 14, 2016 in Fashion, Featured, Photography Tips

How a photo shoot happens on the streets of NYC from start to finish

Watch and learn as fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski takes us on a journey from concept to completion of a photo shoot on the streets of New York City. While the video does build on the foundation of a magazine shoot, almost all of the tips and suggestions mentioned can apply to pretty much any session you might shoot, […] The post How a photo shoot happens on the streets of NYC from start to finish appeared first on DIY Photography.        Share...

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Nikon Full Frame Cameras At Discounts Up to $700, & More Savings From Canon & Sigma (Deal Dash)

Posted by on Apr 10, 2016 in Astrophotography, canon, Fashion, Featured, lightroom, macro, nikon, Photography Tips, portrait, Portraiture

Nikon Full Frame Cameras At Discounts Up to $700, & More Savings From Canon & Sigma (Deal Dash)

If you’re reading this you’re aware that in our field, gear matters, and you’d have to have a bank balance bigger than your bank account number for you to acquire all you likely would want when the whim takes you. However, if you keep your ear to the ground like we do, you come about the best photography deals currently on the market, and within our Deal Dashes, we share them with you: NikoN D610 The Nikon D610 is the Nikon ‘entry’ full frame camera, and is probably one of the best buys for those wanting to get into full frame since it came out. It is, in fact, my workhorse of choice, and despite the agility and speed of it’s big brother the D750, the D610 remains a staple for many pro photographers, and coming in now at $1,296, a cool $700 less than typical list, it’s an exceptional buy. You can see our full review here, and get yours here. NIKON D810 The D810 is one of the most accomplished cameras to come to market in recent memory, with wide adoption from wedding photographers, fashion photographers, portrait shooters, architectural and the rest. There’s a reason for that: With 36MP, no optical low pass filter, 51 point AF system and in a robust body, competitively priced, it’s now an industry staple for many. You can see our full review here, and right now you can score one for $500 off dropping the price from $3,296 to $2,796. It’s the largest savings we’ve seen on the D810 to-date. Get it here. D750 This is the jackknife DSLR at the moment and the one I found almost no fault in when reviewing it (full review here). With its 24MP sensor, low light capability, extended exposure comp, speed, and video capability it made you stop to wonder if you really needed a D810, and if you didn’t need the extra resolution, this was your answer. Typically $2,296, it’s currently going for $1,996 for a $300 break in price. Get it here. D5300 The Nikon D5000 sparked a bit of a small revolution because the series was so small, and so capable, and adopted much from its much larger more expensive brothers. The D5300 is a highly capable camera, and the series is one we refer to in our Photography 101 workshops because they are so good, and for so little. With 39 AF points, 24MP CMOS sensor, built in wi-fi and GPS, no optical low pass filter, and 1080p video at 60fps, it’s impressive. Typically listed at $1,096, it can be had right now for only $796, shaving $300 off the list. Get it here. Canon CANON 5D MK III The venerable 5D’s third iteration comes from a lineage whose reputation precedes it, and is loved the world over. It can be found along the sidelines at major sporting events, weddings,...

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10 One-Light Setups For Fashion Photography| Michael Corsentino

Posted by on Apr 10, 2016 in Fashion, Featured, Photography Tips

10 One-Light Setups For Fashion Photography| Michael Corsentino

Who doesn’t love a one-light set-up? Aside from the fact that I only own one light, using minimal gear makes set-up and take-down quick and easy. Many times, one light may be all you need to get the job done and done well, as evidenced in some of these posts from our author Miguel Quiles. But how many different looks can you actually get with one light and can you shoot fashion photography with such a small set-up? [REWIND: Check out more of our One Light related articles here] Lifestyle photographer, Michael Corsentino says yes in the following video for Shutter Magazine, and shows us how to get ten fashion looks using only one light. Michael explains that when using one light a few things contribute to different looks: direction; the distance of the light; how the light is modified, and the various reflectors and diffusion panels that are used. In the 22 minute video, Michael talks through the ten looks as follows: Loop Light Pattern: This is a simple look and is often used; the set-up consists of a bare Mola Demi beauty dish, undiffused. Loop Light: Using the Beauty Dish with a Diffusion Sock as he did above; the added beauty sock broadens the light source which gives us a subtle, softer look. Loop Light: Adding white V-Flats to set-up number 2 opens all the shadows and adds fill. Loop Light: If you add black V-Flats instead of white ones, you will subtract the light and add more shadows. Loop Light: The addition of a 10-degree grid spot constricts the light and eliminates spill on the background. Paramount Light: to get this type of lighting, change the direction of light to the center, positioned above the subject and angled down at about a 45-degree angle. Clamshell Light: Using the same set-up as the Paramount Light, add a white fill to get more light on your subject. Clamshell Light: By moving the subject and the light farther away from the background and using a silver reflector as a fill, you’ll get a brighter look with a larger catchlight in the eyes. Clamshell Light: You can move your subject closer to the background (middle and back), and keeping the same set-up as above to begin lightening the background around the model. As a final bonus look, Michael suggests adding in two white V-Flats to brighten the overall look and moving the model close to the background. As you can see, there are so much variety you can achieve with one light just by moving the light around and adding different modifiers. Go and experiment and see how many more looks you can come up with! See more of Michael’s work on his website here. If you are just starting out with light, be sure to check out our Lighting 101 and 201 workshop tutorials in the SLR Lounge store...

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Food Photography Tips & ‘How Tos’ From A Young Instagram Dominating Photographer

Posted by on Apr 9, 2016 in Adobe Photoshop, Fashion, Featured, Food, lightroom, nikon, Photography Tips, photoshop

Food Photography Tips & ‘How Tos’ From A Young Instagram Dominating Photographer

In the same menu, click “Reverse Frames” to obtain the right order. Adjust the timing to your specifications To export: GIF: File >> Export >> Save for Web mp4: File >> Export >> Render Video [REWIND: I know someone who recently compared photographers to possible suitors for dating. She said she has trouble finding someone because people tend to be relatively one-dimensional, or at least easily pigeonholed. He could be handsome and athletic, but then what if he wasn’t funny? The good looking ones rarely are, she claims, “God doesn’t give with both hands.” Now, I don’t know about all that, but it was an interesting comparison because in photography you tend to be defined by what you shoot, and known for that genre: If you’re a fashion photographer you’re typically not considered to cover Wimbledon. Betty Liu, is a bit of an anomaly that way. Her bread and butter is wedding photography, a vocation both she and her husband are accomplished at, but on the side, so-to-speak, she’s a food photographer, and that’s a bit of a problem. So let me swivel the Rubik’s cube of your day and explain how this is odd, and it’s because wedding photographers don’t usually have images on Instagram that get millions of views, and hundreds of thousands of likes – of food. Betty, trailing streamers of success behind her, has managed to not only become great at more than one genre, but to become highly marketable in both. She and I spoke last night about her work, and she’ shared her story, her gear, and how she leveraged Lightroom presets (her own) and a simple technique to gain massive traction. She even breaks down how to do it. Photography Gear Nikon Bodies Mostly (but it changes)Leica M9 Contax 645 Medium Format Film Film Of choice: Fuji 400H Betty’s voice and vocal demeanor are reflective of the presence she has online. She’s soft spoken but well spoken; unpretentious and unassuming; eclectic and unapologetic about it. Perhaps the last part comes from being American of Chinese heritage from California now residing in Boston. A photo posted by betty | (@bliu07) on Mar 9, 2016 at 9:05am PST Her food photography work, however, strikes more a European vibe than American. It’s moody, often dark with soft directional light, and an almost monastic environment. The look of her images is from a Lightroom preset she and her husband created from their experience with wedding photography, and it’s reminiscent of film, as many are. If it’s a look you like the SLR Lounge Preset System can achieve similar results with a single click. In fact, her film of choice is Fuji 400H, and the SLRL system has a 1-click 400H preset. Find it here And as many of you may know, Instagram has been making a major push for video in the last year, introducing view...

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8 Must Have Photography Products for Mom Photographers + Aide de Camp Camera Bag Giveaway

Posted by on Apr 9, 2016 in Fashion, Featured, Photography Tips, portrait, sony

8 Must Have Photography Products for Mom Photographers + Aide de Camp Camera Bag Giveaway

I used to loathe the term “mom-tographer” (ok, I still think it’s annoying) but I’ve come to embrace the fact that yes, I’m a mom and a photographer and that comes with certain challenges and blessings. Are there diapers in my camera bag? On occasion, yes. Do I always have a cute model at hand? Yep. Are my kids always willing to be photographed? Nope. Do I have to call 10 babysitters before I can find someone available so I can go out and do a shoot? Yes. But I make it work and I love it. Here are 8 of my favorite & wish list photography products for mom photographers, plus a giveaway of #1, so make sure you read all the way through. 1. The Nadine Travel Tote from Aide de Camp Casual luxe meets functional utility with Aide de Camp’s new collection – the Nadine Travel Tote. Crafted from premium European canvas, this stylish, lightweight tote is designed to meet the carrying needs of busy, active women. Whether you are a traveler, mom, photographer or a creative-type, you’ll love its versatility and clever features. So what makes the Nadine different from the other myriad camera bags made specifically for women? Aide de Camp sent me the Nadine to try out and I’m totally in love with it. First of all, my favorite feature of all the ADC bags is that the customizable camera padding insert is removable, so you can use it as a “regular” bag if needed. It would be perfect for a gym bag, travel tote, diaper bag or shopping bag with or without the camera insert. Secondly, I love the fact that the padding in the laptop sleeve is removable and can double as a baby diaper changing pad (brilliant!). You could also use it to kneel on if you happen to be shooting down low on hard floors or use it as a seat cushion at a concert or baseball game. Seriously, so clever. I love the generous size and light-weight nature of the Nadine; Many large camera bags made for women are leather or faux leather and tend to weigh a ton on their own without any gear inside, and lighter weight nylon bags often feel too flimsy to carry a large load. The Nadine is made of a premium, lightweight, water resistant European canvas, and this durable canvas has an upscale, fashionable feel. It’s perfect. Hyper-organizers like myself will love the two zipper compartments and Aide de Camp’s signature flap pockets, which are handy for stowing away small items such as SD cards and accessories. By popular request from its customers, Aide de Camp has included a rear trolley sleeve for slipping onto the handles of your rolling suitcase. So you can say goodbye to fumbling with multiple bags as you navigate through airports! I recently took a weekend road...

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