Toufic Araman Fashion Photographer from Dubai Releases 8 Tips for Fashion Photography
Toufic Araman a trained painter and award-winning beauty and fashion photographer release 8 amazing tips for Fashion Photography.
1. Develop Your Concept And Don't Give Up
Before coming to a photo shoot, a professional fashion photographer must have a concept in mind. Reading books on hair and makeup. Browsing the photoshoots of your colleagues. Watching your favorite movies. Whatever you need to do to get inspired, do it.
2. Always Experiment With Lights
The light can make or break your photoshoot. You already know how different your photos can look with various lighting. Don't hesitate to take the time to change the lights, mix them, remove them, and so on.
3. Find a Perfect Team
As a beginner in the fashion photoshoot world, you may need to work with different teams. However, with time, you'll understand that your own team is priceless. By choosing the people who help you work, instead of wishing they wouldn't impose their opinions, you can enhance the output.
4. Start At The Studio
Studio shoots are the simplest since they are built to help you play around with the lighting. If you are a beginner, don't agree to underwater or horse-riding in the snow shoots. No matter how talented you are, anything out of the studio is bound to be botched.
5. Break The Rules
All famous fashion photographers break the rules. All amateurs try to do the same and most fail. Why? Because breaking the rules is a tough job, which needs many preparations. Coming up with something new and fresh is a step toward recognition. However, such steps often fail.
6. Get Emotional
No, not yourself. Ask the model to portray different emotions. Playing around with these emotions can help you get truly amazing pictures. Remember, it all depends on the model you are working with. Some look perfect when smiling only. Others can be more pliable.
7. Take Peeks
A smiling model, who is looking straight at the camera, is outdated. Try to catch a moment when the model is doing something ordinary like tossing her hair or tying her shoes. More often than not, such shots turn into masterpieces. You can use them as inspiration for your next shoots.
8. Filter Or No Filter?
While back in the day a filter, like UV for instance, was an essential element of any photoshoot, these days cameras are so advanced that you do not really need to use a filter anymore. In fact,
So be careful when using filters and make sure that you really do need them.