Blow Your Photos Away: The Best Fans for Glamour Portraits

At some time, if you’re shooting glamour photos, you are going to need to perfect the blowing hair technique. This type of shot is inexpensive and fun, but does take a little more talent than merely throwing a fan in front of your model. This excellent video shows you the different fans and techniques that can be used to give your model that windblown look.

In this video, Joe Edelman shares his knowledge on how to achieve the classic blowing hair look. We’ve all seen those photos of a terrific-looking man or woman with beautiful, thick hair blowing as if there was a gentle ocean breeze during the photo shoot. While Edelman’s video is filmed in his studio, his fan recommendations and techniques can just as easily be used in outdoor settings.

The use of fans doesn’t have to be limited to hair flying in the wind. The approach can be used for numerous other looks, such as a model wearing a flowing evening gown, where the fan gives the dress a fuller look. Or perhaps you want to give the impression of a rescuer battling a storm to rescue an injured victim. Or maybe you just want to photograph good old Fido with his long ears flapping in the wind. 

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Doug Turney is a Connecticut based photographer who specializes in non-ball sport types of photography such as motocross, sailing, and cycling. But that doesn’t stop him from shooting other types of photography too. Doug believes photography is photography and doesn’t like to be typecast. Doug loves to travel and often shoots when traveling.

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