The passion for fashion is what will keep you alive and going in the fashion photography industry. Fashion photography is fun and hectic. You must know the very basics; starting from ‘Tool kit for Fashion Photography’
Fashion photography is in our faces everyday; on television, billboards, online either showcasing clothing, footwear or accessories. I dare say, it is a thriving genre in photography.
Fashion photography emphasizes portraiture, posing, lighting and beautiful locations. Many new and creative approaches are coming up from various photographers.
In fashion photography, patience to learn is key. So, in this article, knowing the Tool kit for Fashion Photography will help you take off on a good note.
Your choice of camera in fashion photography is important. But this depends on what you are doing with your final images. Are they for editorials? Will they be enlarged for use on billboards? Or for social media?
The answers to these questions will lead you to the right choice of tools you need. The kind of fashion photography you choose to do, will also determine your camera choice. It is key to note that lighting, clothing, hair and make-up carry as much importance as your camera choice in fashion photography.
Here are other basic tool kit for fashion photography you will need to get it right the first time:
Light Meter: Make use a flash meter to get the correct exposure . Flash meters are not so expensive.
Mono lights: Mono lights with modeling lights will give you the fine control you need for your studio assignment. Start with a pair of lights and build from there.
Beauty Dish: reflects the direct flash into a larger, circular shape to create a more flattering light.
Tripod: Enables you to gain adequate control and balance over camera angle.
Reflectors: Illuminates and fill in shadows and bounce light into your subject’s face.
You will need a background and background stand. Just start simple with a basic White backdrop.