Fashion Photography 101 by Lara Jade

In this fashion photography course, learn every stage of a fashion shoot, from casting your styling team and model to the shoot day itself: shooting in-studio and on-location, lighting techniques, model direction, and finally, retouching, business, marketing, and social media advertising.

Whatever type of photographer you are and whatever your experience level, you can learn something from this fashion photography course — the elements of fashion photography and how to integrate them with your own business techniques! Lara will instill you with confidence as she shares her personal experiences of her journey in the industry thus far, guiding you towards making your own mark within the industry.

Lara Jade is a fashion and advertising photographer from England who currently resides in New York City. She was fortunate enough to chance upon photography at the age of fifteen, taking early fortes in self-portraiture and fine art photography. At only seventeen, she decided to start her own business – Lara Jade Photography.

Fashion Photography 101 by Lara Jade

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Supermodel Magazine

The publication where the world’s great photographers and models come together to display their most stunning images. Features world renowned supermodels and photographers and as well as newcomers. Also featured are various modeling agencies from around the world and select clothing and gear companies.

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Supermodel Magazine
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MyAlternative

Portraits from MyAlternative Magazine

Model: digitaliss demiwolf
Instagram: @digitalissdemiwolf
Photographer: rob neal
Instagram: @rob_neal_photographer
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Model: selina hall
Instagram: @_soulbeautiful
Photographer: rachel mehan
Instagram: @ladymehanphoto
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Model: allie valentine
Instagram: @bellamuerta
Photographer: rachel mehan
Instagram: @ladymehanphoto
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Model: sam howlett
Instagram: @samhowlett
Photographer: rachel mehan
Instagram: @ladymehanphoto
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Model: gwen anastasia
Instagram: @hairmetalx
Photographer: william joseph photography
Instagram: @williamjosephphotography
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Portraits from MyAlternative Magazine

Mastering the Model Shoot: Everything a Photographer Needs to Know Before, During, and After the Shoot

For the first time ever, world-famous photographer and fashion lighting instructor Frank Doorhof takes you behind the scenes to reveal every step of his model-photography workflow–the same workflow that has made him a hero to photographers around the world thanks to his practical, budget conscious, no-nonsense approach.

In this groundbreaking book, Frank starts right at the beginning with how to find models, find great locations, work with backgrounds (you’ll be amazed at his tricks for creating stunning backgrounds for just a few bucks), and work by yourself or with a team (stylist, hair stylist, and makeup artist) to create an image that will get your photography noticed. Then, it’s on to an in-depth look at the lighting setups and looks that made Frank famous (complete with diagrams and detailed explanations).

You’ll see how Frank lights his images (you’ll be shocked at how simple most of his lighting setups are and you’ll be able to create these same setups yourself), plus he covers the critical little stuff nobody else is talking about, including: how to calibrate your monitor (and why it’s so important); how to use a color target to nail your color every single time; and why (and how) to use a light meter to get consistent, reproducible lighting each and every shoot.

Frank also shares his own retouching techniques through step-by-step tutorials, and he takes you from start to finish through a number of different looks so you can see exactly how it’s done, and recreate these same looks yourself. If you’ve ever wished there was one book that covers it all, the whole process of photographing models from start to finish, not leaving anything out, then this is the book for you.

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Mastering the Model Shoot: Everything a Photographer Needs to Know Before, During, and After the Shoot

by Frank Doorhof

Portraits by Erica Rockabella Lundin

Before I got behind the camera, I was standing in front of the camera as a model. I thought it was really fun, but I did not feel that I got an outlet for my own creativity and ideas. So I finally decided to get my own camera and started shooting and I loved it. I started shooting 8 years ago now, and I still have the same passion and love for photography today as then.

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Luxury and Fashion

Arcadius Mauritz is one of the most inspiring polish experienced & recognized photographer & filmmaker working regularly with polish celebrities. Published locally (InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Gala) and globally (Practical Photoshop UK, IT, PL, BLUR Magazine, Fashion World Magazine, Vegan Italy…). Successfully mixes artistic mood with pinch of luxury and fashion, and focusing a lot on features of beauty of his models. Great supporter of simplicity. Particularly talented in communication skills. His models underline his ability to come into real bond with them within very short time, creating warm and one-of-a-kind atmosphere.

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Luxury and Fashion
by Arcadius Mauritz

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Find your Muse

Professional photographer Sean Archer reveals the difficulties faced while searching for the perfect model.

There’s a question I get every day: “Where do you get all these models? Where do you ind these gorgeous girls?” This is the most popular question at my workshops. A few days ago, I asked my followers on Instagram what the most dificult part is for them as portrait photographers – and again, the most popular answer was ‘inding models’. More than 70 per cent chose this one. So it’s a real problem.

This is because the term ‘model’ often refers to a highly attractive, extremely photogenic young girl. When you work with such models you can get a lot of good-looking – and probably popular – shots. But I believe that popularity is secondary. Ahead of that, you have to be a good portrait photographer; and to be good, you have to train with real people around you – with a lot of different people.

Five years ago I started to work with my friends – because who else will pose for you if you’re an absolute beginner and don’t have a portfolio? Of course, my first shots were bad. We all have to start somewhere. After three months, I realised how to use natural light, understood camera settings and found a good way of post-processing. And again, I asked my friends to pose for me. They didn’t complain – usually the photo shoot is a lot of fun – and the quality of my work rose a lot. My friends were happy to upload my portraits to their Facebook and Instagram profiles.

That was the turning point. A lot of people started to ask them who the photographer was – they found out it was me, and that I worked for free. Yes, photography is my passion and I was ready to work for free. Really, I never thought about money at all, and I worked for free for my irst two years, shooting anybody who wanted to do it. Absolutely anybody – male, female, different ages, weights and heights. It was a great experience for me. I would say it was necessary for me to grow as a portrait photographer.

I know it’s much easier to make good portraits of attractive and photogenic professional models – but if you’re really good, you can make a good portrait of real people around you. So don’t wait for the perfect model: they are already around you. Work with people you’re comfortable with: your friends, girlfriend, boyfriend, parents, children – anyone. Learn light and camera settings, posing and postproduction, composition and colour, then try to make it better every time.

Your skills are more important than everything else. That’s for sure.

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Find your Muse
Professional photographer Sean Archer reveals the difficulties faced while searching for the perfect model.

via Digital Photographer – Issue 189