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Photographer

MeganJeanne

Posts: 53

San Clemente, California, US

I want to be a fashion photographer. Currently I work full time in an office, and all time outside of that is spent doing photography like a crazy person. I'm trying to get to that breaking point but feel as if I have hit a plateau. Any advice would be really helpful!

I can give you honest, constructive feedback too, though I'm no expert smile

Nov 15 12 09:15 pm Link

Model

Stephanie Yakir

Posts: 81

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

Hello! I don't know too much about the photography end of all of this, but if you'd like to be a fashion photographer your port should probably focus on fashion rather than the artsy vibe your port gives off. The picture look interesting and well done no doubt, but other than the first picture and the wedding dress I can't really remember what anyone is wearing. I guess what I am trying to say is, its a different beast when you take the focus away from the model and to the clothing.

Nov 15 12 09:19 pm Link

Photographer

The Effective Image

Posts: 3943

Lansing, Michigan, US

All but one of your posted images is landscape orientation... People are usually vertical... they fit better in portrait orientation.

Ever wonder why magazines are taller than wide? They could be wider than tall with no problem.

Nov 15 12 09:29 pm Link

Photographer

Images by MR

Posts: 7826

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

MeganJeanne wrote:
I want to be a fashion photographer.

Than shoot more stuff like this.. maybe keeping in mind the rule of thirds
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120613/23/4fd97ebf106a3_m.jpg


And nothing like this
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121115/20/50a5c709db8f3_m.jpg

Just my thoughts ~ MR

Nov 15 12 09:33 pm Link

Photographer

Fotografica Gregor

Posts: 4124

Alexandria, Virginia, US

Right now you have two images that are recognizable as fashion shots:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/12 … 06a3_m.jpg

and

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/12 … 09e3_m.jpg

perhaps the latter especially


My best suggestions are -


work with fashion models wearing fashion

read read read read read  fashion magazines -  study the fashion stories -  find those that really speak to you and dissect them - what is going on in these images?  models - moods - posing - light - perspectives - story

check out agency websites and study their editorial and commercial fashion work - when you can make your work look like theirs you've taken a step forward

by the way - there is much in the way of very interesting fashion work in indie zines of the sort that are printed on demand through magcloud and issu etc.

Nov 15 12 09:44 pm Link

Photographer

MeganJeanne

Posts: 53

San Clemente, California, US

Thank you everyone for your great feedback! I really appreciate it!

Nov 26 12 06:24 pm Link