The Do’s and Dont’s of Fashion photography

Fashion photography is pretty exciting. This is because you get to work with a lot of interesting people and you get to learn some hard lessons about photography as a business. There are certain industry norms that are expected of you when shooting in the fashion sphere. Here is a look at some few do’s and dont’s of fashion photography.


Do carry enough memory cards

When shooting in the fashion photography sphere, chances are that you are going to be shooting a lot of photographers. You will need to store all of these best helmet cam photographs somewhere, this is where your extra memory cards will come in handy. Be sure to have enough of them to carry you through the day or the event. High capacity memory cards, such as 2 and 4 gigabyte cards are pretty cheap now so there really is no excuse to not have a few around you.

Do not be obsessed with the models

This applies to almost any photographer out there. Yes, the models may be beautiful or handsome but it is not your job to oogle. If you do, you will not only look unprofessional, you will also look stupid. Just keep shooting and let the models do their thing.

Do learn to use Adobe Lightroom

Lightroom is one of the best things to ever happen to photography. This is because it has made it possible to make a wide range of changes to photographs in a single click. This is especially useful if you need to process and send or post your fashion images fast. If you are pressed for time, you can also decide to use Lightroom Presets. There will not only help you save a lot of time, they will also improve your photographs and make them look a lot better.

Do Adjust your camera for the photo shoot

There is a huge difference between photographs taken for a magazine, for the Internet and for printing. Learn the difference so that when you adjust your camera, you adjust it for the exact type of photography you need to be doing.

Do not shoot in one format

Photo1Two of the most common formats that you can shoot in are RAW and JPEG. Be sure to shoot in both of there formats. This is because each of the formats has its own strengths: if you are shooting fast and want to share your images immediately, you can use JPEG. If you want to do some post production work on your images, maybe using Adobe Lightroom Presets, then shooting in RAW s best. This is because RAW images are very easy to edit and they are usually of a much superior quality over JPEG images.