One of the most commercially viable careers as a photographer can be fashion or beauty photography. In fashion photography, you are mostly shooting people, and you have details like clothes, makeup, and mood that you can capture in creative ways. You can create fantasies, capture a personality, and really build a name if your images are unique, and you will get people asking for you if you’re able to portray a certain feeling or mood. How to get started is often most aspirational photographers’ stumbling block. I can tell you that it is the ones who "show up and shoot" who build the careers and names for themselves from it. So, how do you do it?
I’ve always aspired to become a photographer. In my seventh year at school, I started taking pictures of people and places around our town. I focused on textures and used lines as compositional element — not that I was very good then or made images of value for anyone else, but I didn’t care about that. The images were for me and me alone. After school, I bought the gear, the camera, and spent a considerable amount of time watching online tutorials to understand light, exposure, and what modifier has what effect. I’ve spent a lot of time beside top photographers in South Africa, I’ve shot my own share for clients, and I can give you a good idea of how it was done.
1. You Need to Get Good Photographs
2. Getting the Team Together
3. How to Get the Stylist and Makeup Artists to Buy Into Your Idea
5. Arrange the Day
Model to bring along: Any basics you might own, like jeans, jackets, white basic t-shirts, vests, retro apparel, heels, and anything they think would work well for the shoot.
Hair and Make-up: