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KBSTUDIO

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STATEN ISLAND, New York, US

What would be the ultimate Canon kit for a fledgling High Fashion Photographer? (Omit Phase One's and Hassalblaads)

Oct 06 12 04:06 pm Link

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Paolo Diavolo

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Martinez, California, US

KBSTUDIO wrote:
What would be the ultimate Canon kit for a fledgling High Fashion Photographer? (Omit Phase One's and Hassalblaads)

a Rebel and a 50mm 1.8

Oct 06 12 04:34 pm Link

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KBSTUDIO

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STATEN ISLAND, New York, US

...Very subtle but straight to the point.

Oct 06 12 05:01 pm Link

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Loki Studio

Posts: 3023

Royal Oak, Michigan, US

Lighting will be just as important for serious fashion photography as your camera.  A 5D3 with 24-70/2.8 lenses is very flexible, but the 70-200/2.8 lenses are industry standard perhaps with 16-35/2.8 for wide angle.

Of course, all the gear in the world will not take good fashion photos without great talent, clothing, and styling.

Oct 06 12 05:07 pm Link

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Orcatek Photography

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Tempe, Arizona, US

5DIII 24-70 2.8L, 70-200 2.8L and 85 1.2L

Oct 06 12 05:16 pm Link

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Leonard Gee Photography

Posts: 16422

Sacramento, California, US

Paolo Diavolo wrote:
a Rebel and a 50mm 1.8

Close, but actually a Rebel XS with a 18-50mm kit lens is "ultimate".

For only 2 images and no fashion shots, it's fine. Much of what you need depends on the style and final use... Just like with the Phase One and Hassy, it's the photographer that makes the shot.

Oct 06 12 05:41 pm Link

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Paolo Diavolo

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Martinez, California, US

Leonard Gee Photography wrote:

Close, but actually a Rebel XS with a 18-50mm kit lens is "ultimate".

For only 2 images and no fashion shots, it's fine.

true dat.

Oct 06 12 05:47 pm Link

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udor

Posts: 22387

New York, New York, US

KBSTUDIO wrote:
What would be the ultimate Canon kit for a fledgling High Fashion Photographer? (Omit Phase One's and Hassalblaads)

Hi KB!

I know that "high fashion" (haute couture) is a term that is often misunderstood.

High fashion is a very particular style, or styles and any of those styles vary widely from glamour shots.

The two photos that you show in your current portfolio (granted, you announced a revamping) are as far from (real) high fashion as it can be.

This doesn't mean that you have not good quality photos, it just means that your genre has nothing to do with high fashion.

Again, maybe you have high fashion shots in your port, but... well... anyway...

Your camera has nothing to do with the style you are shooting, so, the camera that you shoot the booty-up-in-the-air, will do just fine for the ones that you'd need for high fashion.

Hope that helps in some ways!

Good luck!

udor

Oct 06 12 05:58 pm Link

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Paolo Diavolo

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Martinez, California, US

Leonard Gee Photography wrote:
For only 2 images and no fashion shots, it's fine

Well I have a feeling he didnt shoot 1 of the 2, because the magazine cover is actually credited as shot by Ramon Vincent.
video of the shoot:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njpSnYSmMo8
and is as credited here, in the models profile:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/1670192
and is in ramon's
http://www.modelmayhem.com/2158497

found it in another profile too!

Oct 06 12 06:06 pm Link

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Bay Photo

Posts: 734

Brooklyn, New York, US

could be a point and shoot camera or you could get 100K in Profoto packs and accessories.


you need to develop your style first and then decide what gear you need to accomplish your vision. just having a bunch of gear you don;t know how to use or why you want to use it will distract you

most any large city will have a place to rent just about anything you would want to try out

Oct 06 12 06:10 pm Link

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Image Magik

Posts: 1068

New Orleans, Louisiana, US

Loki Studio wrote:
Lighting will be just as important for serious fashion photography as your camera.  A 5D3 with 24-70/2.8 lenses is very flexible, but the 70-200/2.8 lenses are industry standard perhaps with 16-35/2.8 for wide angle.

Of course, all the gear in the world will not take good fashion photos without great talent, clothing, and styling.

So what do you like for lighting? And 2, is the 70-200/2.8 really that good to beat out a prime. I have a 70-200/4.0 which I love but it doesn't compare to my 135/2.0 in clarity. Just curious.

Oct 06 12 06:15 pm Link

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Bill Jones Photography

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Los Angeles, California, US

More important than your equipment is your knowledge of fashion and what the agencies want to put up on their board. My advice would be to invest money into understanding what real fashion photography is about before purchasing equipment.

Oct 08 12 10:02 am Link

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Leonard Gee Photography

Posts: 16422

Sacramento, California, US

Paolo Diavolo wrote:
Well I have a feeling he didnt shoot 1 of the 2, because the magazine cover is actually credited as shot by Ramon Vincent.\

Then the OP is gone and doesn't need a camera to steal images anyway.

Oct 08 12 10:40 am Link

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udor

Posts: 22387

New York, New York, US

Paolo Diavolo wrote:
Well I have a feeling he didnt shoot 1 of the 2, because the magazine cover is actually credited as shot by Ramon Vincent.\

Leonard Gee Photography wrote:
Then the OP is gone and doesn't need a camera to steal images anyway.

When the OP was still on MM, I checked his profile and it's my understanding that he didn't claim that he shot the cover, but that he was published in that issue of that magazine.

Oct 08 12 10:45 am Link