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Capture your subject in the best light with these photography tips that cover everything from nature and still-life photography to fashion photography.
You Will Need
- A camera
- An 80mm lens
- A model
- Fashion accoutrements
- And a storyline or concept
- Props (optional) (optional) (optional)
- Makeup (optional) (optional) (optional)
- Clothing (optional) (optional) (optional)
- An assistant (optional) (optional) (optional)
Select your model
Select a model that is willing to pose for you.
Brief your model
Brief your model on the concept and storyline -- the more the model understands your idea, the better.
Style your model
Style and prop your model making sure their hair, makeup, clothing and accessories are exactly what you want; every detail helps illustrate your vision.
Set up lighting
While the model is prepping, set up any artificial lights that you may be using.
Try eliminating any unwanted shadows on the model unless it is part of your stylistic expression and concept.
Grab your camera
Grab your camera with a minimum of an 80mm lens attached.
Choose your film and settings
Select your film, aperture and shutter speed that is appropriate for your shooting conditions.
Compose the shot
Compose your shot and meter on your subject.
Focus on your subject
Focus on the desired object or on a captivating part of the subject like the eyes or lips.
Reiterate the scenario
Reiterate the scenario and start snapping as your model lets the storyline and concept unfold.
Shoot as much as you can.
Thank your model
Thank your model, and go check out the results.