I’ve been interested in fashion photography for the colors, dynamism, and just how fun it is.
I’ve also noticed, some of the best street photographers also shot fashion. Gordon Parks, Richard Avedon, William Klein, Guy Bourdain.
Fashion photos are fun. Models jump around. Colors are vibrant.
Fashion has a lot of money. More room to innovate and create.
I shot fashion (thanks Bil Brown, who inspires me). It was hard. But fun.
If you want to make more dynamic photos, study Harper’a Bazaar. I’ve been shooting images from it with my iPad and using Procreate to trace over the images. It helps improve my composition and eye for color.
- Analyze color combinations in fashion photos. What color palettes do you see and like? I like blue and gold, black and yellow, gold and black, as of late.
- Look for curves, circles
- Study low angle wide angle shots. Study perspective. Why do model legs look so long in photos?
Study not to buy fashion shit, but for composition.
Photography Composition Inspiration
Take your composition to the next level:
- Center Eye
- Dutch Angle
- Deep Depth
- Leading Lines
- Figure to Ground
- Fibonacci Spiral
- Composition by Eric Kim
Street Photography Composition 101
For distilled lessons on composition, read the free ebook: “The Street Photography Composition Manual.”
Further articles to improve your compositions in photography:
- Composition Lesson #1: Triangles
- Composition Lesson #2: Figure-to-ground
- Composition Lesson #3: Diagonals
- Composition Lesson #4: Leading Lines
- Composition Lesson #5: Depth
- Composition Lesson #6: Framing
- Composition Lesson #7: Perspective
- Composition Lesson #8: Curves
- Composition Lesson #9: Self-Portraits
- Composition Lesson #10: Urban Landscapes
- Composition Lesson #11: “Spot the not”
- Composition Lesson #12: Color Theory
- Composition Lesson #13: Multiple-Subjects
- Composition Lesson #14: Square Format
Learn compositional theory:
- Why is Composition Important?
- Don’t Think About Composition When You’re Shooting Street Photography
- How to Use Negative Space
- Street Photography Composition 101
- The Theory of Composition in Street Photography: 7 Lessons from Henri Cartier-Bresson
Compositional lessons from the masters of art