A fashion photographer needs to be a creative thinker with a good eye for aesthetics and the ability to use sound judgment in implementing out-of-the-box ideas.
Fashion photography is meant to render an elegant, stylish effect on readers mundane and the run of the mill shots will not work. Each photograph is a piece of art in itself and has to be original.
Creating an impact in fashion photography requires the photographer to take a leap in imaginative thinking and to create images that are different and unusual. The treatments that have been tried over the years range from the surreal to muted black and whites, to geometric shapes to brilliant color schemes.
A fashion product has to be portrayed creatively while at the same time conveying style and classiness. A fashion photographer needs a high level of visual sophistication combined with ideation skills. It also helps to try and understand the psyche of models that fashion photographers have to regularly interact with, in order to get the best performances from them.
Your choice of camera and accessories will vary depending on whether your shoot is indoor or outdoor, light conditions, theme of the picture, and other factors. Often the fashion photographer will select accessories based on the effects that they are creating in the finished photo spread.
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