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Fashion Photography 101 is written by Lara Jade, a fashion photographer who started showcasing her photos on ePHOTOzine a few years ago.
She is now a big name in the fashion photography circle, and this book shares her knowledge of the genre with you.
The book is marketed as 'A complete course for new fashion photographers', and it does not let the reader down. It starts with the very basics – equipment. To be a good fashion photographer, you need to have the right equipment to create those stunning, atmospheric shots. And it's not just about the camera, as Jade explains, you also need to use the correct lenses, and have some form of post production software.
After this, the book goes on to preparing for your shoot, and the creative team needed to make your photos a success. We then move on to shooting on location and scenarios, both sections are packed full of tips for getting you shots perfect in both of these situations. Everything is explained, from how to set lighting up to create flattering light, to how to use props and surroundings effectively in scenario shoots.
When you read this book, it becomes obvious that to make it big as a photographer you really do need a team behind you to help out with all the different aspects of model photography, from make up to set design, it will be a hell of a lot of work for one person.
There are also a lot of technicalities in the industry, from copyright to model releases. Knowing where you stand is really important, and the book makes sure to fill any newcomers in with what is required for a professional shoot.
This book is ideal for anyone wanting to make a career in modelling. It covers everything right down to the marketing and promotional side of the business, which will be really helpful for anyone wanting to set themselves up in the industry.