Fashion photographer

Tips to become professional fashion photographer by Varun Patel

How to become a successful fashion photographer?

A career in fashion photography doesn’t have to be an impossible dream. With its huge audience, high pay-checks and glamorous international lifestyle, fashion photography may seem like one of the world’s most sought-after professions. But for every fashion photographer who makes it through the door of a top magazine, a thousand others find their niche fashion advertising, art photography, celebrity portraiture or even paparazzi work to make a living.


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Setting up a fashion photography portfolio.

A photographer’s most important tool is her portfolio, and this is particularly true for beginners who don’t have an established reputation. In Ahmedabad I have seen many new photographers who are looking forward to be a ” Successful Fashion Photographer ” does not even have single fashion shot in their profile. The images you choose to showcase in your portfolio should be thematically linked to the job you’re trying to get stills or product shots if you’re going for an advertising gig, for example. But also throw in one or two other images to demonstrate your range. Strong portraits are always a safe bet, as they tend to stay in the mind of the viewer.


Camera gear

Selection of your weapons.

You do not need a huge kit to shoot fashion photography, but it certainly helps if you have a high quality digital camera and good lighting system to start with . Fashion photographs need to be crisp at a high resolution, so your digital camera megapixel count (which usually is not particularly important) matter a lot more for fashion photography than it does for street or artistic photography. Would you like to become an expert fashion photographer? Learn more about the equipment and techniques you gonna use as a fashion photographer with our Master for Fashion and Glamour Photography course. 


Fashion photography is a demanding profession, but its also a very rewarding one for photographers with the creative talent and work ethic to succeed. From fashion labels to magazines, fashion photographers are in demand with many employers.



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Varun Patel is big name when it comes to Fashion Industry. His work has been published in magazines like FTL, Femina and many others. He also conducts Fashion Photography Workshops and shares his knowledge with other photographers. He mostly shoots Fashion and Commercial Portraits, during his free time he also likes to experiment with the conceptual editorials.

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