We see them everywhere, in Magazines, on the Run Way, in advertisements on TV. They are the slender women strutting their stuff or extra ordinary Beauties with their sultry looks flashing their pearly whites while wearing the newest Styles from the hottest Designers. We are talking about the fashion models of today, yesterday and tomorrow. They are everywhere we look, but who brings them to us? Their images are captures with care and precision, patience and that special look for style, color and lighting composition. I am talking about the fashion photographers.
In the fashion circles famous names like Mario Testino (easily one of the hottest names out there) and Eva Mueller (photographer for Fashion Magazine Allure) are just as sought out if not more then those men and women sauntering their way into our conscious.
High Paychecks and glamour’s Lifestyle of hob nobbing it with the rich and famous might be the dream of many young shutterbug, however it is not easy to reach the golden Staircases of the well-known fashion houses and magazines. For every one talented photographer, hundreds are left panting at the sidewalk, only dreaming about the moment that their photo will be chosen.
Here are a few tips for the novice and dreamer of dreams in getting started in fashion photography. Study your subject. You can never learn enough. Read and look at any fashion Magazine you can get your hand on. There are fantastic books on Fashion and fashion photography available. Amazon.com has a true treasure trove available.
You need one or two good cameras, tripod and a lighting system. Always make sure that you have plenty of film and batteries available. SLR and digital cameras take different photos, so make sure you find the best for your field.
When submitting your work, hopefully to give a chance you have to have a portfolio on hand, just in case the editor of the fashion magazine wants to see samples of your work. I assure you if they consider working with you that is going to be a fact.
The sharp, bright images of a 4X5” transparency show of your work to its best effort. If you have already had a publication, no matter if, it was a small neighborhood magazine/paper or a contest a tear sheet (literally a sheet you tore out of the magazine) works well. If neither is at hand a good high quality 8 X 10 “is acceptable as well. You want to make sure that you have a minimum of 20 photos in your portfolio and preferably different styles. You want to show your expertise in full figure or just partial body parts.
Remember, fashion includes jewelry and accessories. Sometimes a watch from a famous maker on the slender wrist of a beautiful woman is a good fashion shoot. If you are applying for the job, be prepared to leave your Portfolio behind for an extended period of time, sometimes as much as a couple of weeks. I would advice you to make copies and have several on hand. This comes in handy when showing your work to many different people for consideration for fashion work.
In the time of modern technology, it is good to display your talent as a fashion photographer online as well. Set up a website; submit your photos to contests. Submit them to an online fashion gallery. This helps with getting your work seen and people can see what type of work you actually do and can do for them.
Most editors are looking for your personality in the photos you take. Each fashion photographer captures the soul of the fashion and its model differently. There are a couple of very good “how to get started” websites on the net. You might wish to start out with http://www.fashion.net/howto/photography/ or http://www.stylecarrer.com/fashion_photographer.shtml. Most importantly, if this is your dream, don’t give up. Keep trying and I hope to see your images on the cover of my next hot fashion magazine.
The internet is currently the leading money making forum in the world. You need to keep an internet business right down as far as overheads are concerned which will boost your eventual profits. You are potentially aiming at millions of customers regardless of what service you offer or what product you wish to sell. You could even start your internet business right now as most of the tools and resources required are free, but as I said at the beginning, we are trying to generate a SUCCESSFUL internet business where time means money.
Yes, all you really need to get your internet business up and running is time and the resources to spend your time wisely to achieve optimum results sooner rather than later. I think you can probably understand the logic in those basic business principles and I will now go on to present you an internet business that virtually anybody could set up and promote successfully, even if you haven't used a computer before and from the comfort of your very own home.
Now this might not be the best internet business out there, but I know for a fact that many people are earning good regular income, even if their work input is reduced. So what is this winning internet business that virtually anybody can start up? The answer is Digital Photography
- An industry in changing times.
All you need is a digital camera, an internet connection and a computer and you are half way to starting your own internet business. The other half is the complete inside knowledge on how to make money through digital photography which is where Dan Fieldsman will help you. Dan has long been established on the internet as a "Digital Photography Guru" and now wishes to share his skills and knowledge with anybody who is looking to start up a digital photography internet business. Times are changing in the Digital Photography sector due to the very internet itself that allows digital images to be shared by everyone, regardless of where they may be. You don't need to go to an expensive local professional photographer anymore as digital images become available on the internet for a lot less. You can still make money locally as explained in Dan's free report, but the internet is the key to making your regular income with digital photography.
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