ART BTEC 2015 intake!

ART BTEC 2015 intake!

Friday, 4 December 2015

Fashion Photography - Your Shoots & Research Guidance.

In the final week of term we will be arranging studio shoots with some of the second year students who are specialising in Fashion Photography - we will then get them to edit and distribute the best shots for you to include in your projects. It will be useful to ensure that you have a USB memory stick available to copy shots from the Photographers as hi-res PhotoShopped images are usually too large for sending via email or saving to your limited college network space.
Thinking a little way ahead you should start giving some thought to your location Photoshoot - this could be completed over the Christmas break, but your planning should start now. You should be aiming for a professional approach with this that results in great imagery for your portfolio.
Consider who will model for you (or who will take photos if you are modelling your own garment), where you will base the shoot (what will complement the garment?), will you need props/make up?

In order for you to plan and execute effective final Photoshoots for your garments it will be helpful to make yourself aware of the work of some top Fashion photographers.
When looking at these Photographers work you should look for the following things and comment on them:
  • Use of location/studio - how does this relate to enhance the garment?
  • Use of make up.
  • Use of props.
  • Use of the model(s) consider things like body posture, what mood is the photographer trying to create?
  • Use of lighting - natural/artificial? harsh/gentle?
  • Composition/cropping - how is the figure placed within the image?
  • Use of post production - has the image been manipulated via software such as PhotoShop to achieve the final result, how subtle/dramatic is this process?
You should look at 2 of the following photographers and provide a little background biographical information before analysing at least 3 images by each one in detail (2 pages per photographer, print out decent size reproductions of their work).

Steven Meisel
Corrine Day

Mario Testino


Ruven Afanador

Nick Knight

Perou

Tim Walker
Steven Klein

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