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Photographer
Original Sin Photos
Posts: 77
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Hi all

I'm just wanting to see what you all think of my fashion photos and what I'm doing good and what I could improve on.

Thank you in advance.
Apr 14 13 06:54 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
B R U N E S C I
Posts: 25,319
Bath, England, United Kingdom


You don't have any fashion photos in your portfolio!

There are a few pleasant commercial shots and lots of pretty girls but nothing that most in the actual fashion industry would call "fashion".

Check out the following links to see where you need to be heading if you really want to shoot fashion.

www.fashiongonerogue.com
www.fashioncopious.com
www.models.com




Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com
Apr 14 13 11:45 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Philipe
Posts: 5,189
Pomona, California, US


It's not fashion it's more portrait. Not sure if its
Commercial.
Look at what some girls get for senior portraits.
It's almost the same style.
Don't label your self so many who pound their chest
Boasting they do fashion and for some it is not even close.
As far as your work its good it just is not fashion.
With fashion it either is or it isn't.
Labeling your self makes no difference.

Again your photography is good but its more
Maxim bikini and portrait.
Which is not a bad style to do.
Apr 14 13 12:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lee_Photography
Posts: 8,400
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110420/09/4daf0bc82f3f1_m.jpg
All the space behind her but you chose to cut her foot off

Usually if you show the knees its best to include the feet
Apr 14 13 01:33 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Erlinda
Posts: 7,036
London, England, United Kingdom


Just because your models are wearing clothes doesn't mean it's fashion hmm

You need to do more research!
Apr 14 13 02:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
AJScalzitti
Posts: 12,187
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Erlinda wrote:
Just because your llamas are wearing clothes doesn't mean it's fashion hmm

You need to do more research!

QFT

Apr 14 13 02:39 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Original Sin Photos
Posts: 77
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


-B-R-U-N-E-S-C-I- wrote:
You don't have any fashion photos in your portfolio!

There are a few pleasant commercial shots and lots of pretty girls but nothing that most in the actual fashion industry would call "fashion".

Check out the following links to see where you need to be heading if you really want to shoot fashion.

www.fashiongonerogue.com
www.fashioncopious.com
www.models.com




Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

Thanks for taking the time to give me some links and examples.

Apr 14 13 05:51 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Original Sin Photos
Posts: 77
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Lee_Photography wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110420/09/4daf0bc82f3f1_m.jpg
All the space behind her but you chose to cut her foot off

Usually if you show the knees its best to include the feet

Thanks for the advice. I had a prime lens at the time and it made it a difficult shot.

Apr 14 13 05:52 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Cole Morrison
Posts: 3,958
Portland, Oregon, US


You need to work on how you are framing models. Better to shoot wider and crop later.
Apr 14 13 06:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Marin Photography NYC
Posts: 6,585
New York, New York, US


Not bad at all. Just practice composing your shots.

Careful around here calling something "fashion" - danger sir...use other words like glamour...lol  Heck I don't know what I shoot either, don't feel bad, just have fun!


Ruben
Apr 14 13 06:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Original Sin Photos
Posts: 77
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Philipe wrote:
It's not fashion it's more portrait. Not sure if its
Commercial.
Look at what some girls get for senior portraits.
It's almost the same style.
Don't label your self so many who pound their chest
Boasting they do fashion and for some it is not even close.
As far as your work its good it just is not fashion.
With fashion it either is or it isn't.
Labeling your self makes no difference.

Again your photography is good but its more
Maxim bikini and portrait.
Which is not a bad style to do.

Thank you for your thoughts, opinions and kind words. Everyone has their own style and yours is very different but nice. I definitely have room to improve and will take this constructive criticism to mind.

Apr 14 13 06:04 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Original Sin Photos
Posts: 77
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Cole Morrison wrote:
You need to work on how you are framing models. Better to shoot wider and crop later.

Thank you for the advice. You have some very nice work.

Apr 14 13 06:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Billy Pegram
Posts: 261
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Not fashion to me.  What is the subject of each image?
Apr 14 13 06:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Original Sin Photos
Posts: 77
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Marin Photography wrote:
Not bad at all. Just practice composing your shots.

Careful around here calling something "fashion" - danger sir...use other words like glamour...lol  Heck I don't know what I shoot either, don't feel bad, just have fun!


Ruben

Haha apparently so sir! I guess the word is very relative in certain countries. You have very nice composition and lighting skills. I don't feel in the very least bad as my style is warm and inviting compared to a lot of others who is cold and photo shopped to hell. Thanks again!

Apr 14 13 06:21 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Timothy Wagner
Posts: 56
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US


not  fashion but overall its very beautiful and nice blend of pose.
Apr 14 13 06:25 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Cole Morrison
Posts: 3,958
Portland, Oregon, US


Original Sin Photos wrote:

Thank you for the advice. You have some very nice work.

smile thanks~!

Apr 14 13 06:26 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Scarlett de la Calle
Posts: 414
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia


This is not fashion it is glamour at best. I would say to me personally its pretty but its not appealing. I can glance at it and look away. I would study more and look up other peoples work. Maybe find inspiration and muses.
Apr 14 13 06:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Original Sin Photos
Posts: 77
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Erlinda wrote:
Just because your models are wearing clothes doesn't mean it's fashion hmm

You need to do more research!

You are correct that I need to do more research and fine tune my shooting style. I wouldn't consider at all that my whole port is a representation of fashion. Only a handful I would consider being close to that category.

You have a nice dynamic range of portraits and one nice fashion shot in my opinion.

Apr 14 13 06:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Original Sin Photos
Posts: 77
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Billy Pegram wrote:
Not fashion to me.  What is the subject of each image?

I don't consider all my work to be fashion at all. If anything just a handful would be close. My main goal is to highlight each models look with my style. Simple, warm and inviting.

You have some very nice images among a lot of other ones.

Apr 14 13 06:33 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Original Sin Photos
Posts: 77
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Timothy Wagner  wrote:
not  fashion but overall its very beautiful and nice blend of pose.

Thanks for the input. You have good use of natural light in your work and I honestly think it beats artificial lighting any day of the week. Perhaps throw in a bit of color to give your work some more range? Just my immediate thoughts when I checked out your port smile

Apr 14 13 06:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Original Sin Photos
Posts: 77
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Scarlett de la Calle wrote:
This is not fashion it is glamour at best. I would say to me personally its pretty but its not appealing. I can glance at it and look away. I would study more and look up other peoples work. Maybe find inspiration and muses.

Thank you for the input. I definitely have room to improve on my work. You have some nice shots but don't let the styling overtake your look.

Apr 14 13 06:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
AJScalzitti
Posts: 12,187
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Original Sin Photos wrote:
I don't consider all my work to be fashion at all. If anything just a handful would be close. My main goal is to highlight each models look with my style. Simple, warm and inviting.

You have some very nice images among a lot of other ones.

That is the issue, you are backwards with that thinking.  The style comes first and the model comes second.

Apr 14 13 06:50 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Scarlett de la Calle
Posts: 414
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia


AJScalzitti wrote:

That is the issue, you are backwards with that thining.  The style comes first and the model comes second.

This ^^^ The model is there to sell the concept the image or the fashion. Not to be the image.

Apr 14 13 07:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Scarlett de la Calle
Posts: 414
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia


Original Sin Photos wrote:

Thank you for the input. I definitely have room to improve on my work. You have some nice shots but don't let the styling overtake your look.

The style does not take over my look the style is my look.

Apr 14 13 07:04 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Mark
Posts: 2,889
New York, New York, US


take a look at DNAMODELS.COM  the new faces board where many are llamas just starting out with tests. It a good guide.  You can see at times even with no super outfits the look of the shoot is fashion. And some of the shots are by newer photographers a few years ahead of yourself. 

Try shooting in the shade/shadows, better to have a blank wall as a background, try to start a team - MUA/Hair and stylist for you testing.

Good luck- you are headed to Europe?  ahhh lucky you.  llamaed there for 7 years.
Apr 15 13 02:10 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Original Sin Photos
Posts: 77
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Mark wrote:
take a look at DNAMODELS.COM  the new faces board where many are models just starting out with tests. It a good guide.  You can see at times even with no super outfits the look of the shoot is fashion. And some of the shots are by newer photographers a few years ahead of yourself. 

Try shooting in the shade/shadows, better to have a blank wall as a background, try to start a team - MUA/Hair and stylist for you testing.

Good luck- you are headed to Europe?  ahhh lucky you.  Modeled there for 7 years.

Thank you very much for the advice. I will certainly apply it to my upcoming shoots. Yes I will be in Europe early next year staying for at least 2 years smile 7 years? Wow that must have been incredible in every respect of the word. I'm very eager to see the different kinds of beauty each country has to offer. Thank you again!

Apr 15 13 07:58 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Darren Brade
Posts: 2,746
London, England, United Kingdom


Original Sin Photos wrote:
Hi all

I'm just wanting to see what you all think of my fashion photos and what I'm doing good and what I could improve on.

Thank you in advance.

I agree with the others,  not really fashion, more portraits than anything, but then we all had to start somewhere.

Try finding small local designers,  graduates,  etc and shoot their clothing rather than what the model brings.  You could also see if there are any runway shows you can participate in.

Great start,  research some more,  and look forward to seeing some more.

Darren
www.darrenbrade.com

Apr 15 13 03:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Erlinda
Posts: 7,036
London, England, United Kingdom


Original Sin Photos wrote:

You are correct that I need to do more research and fine tune my shooting style. I wouldn't consider at all that my whole port is a representation of fashion. Only a handful I would consider being close to that category.

You have a nice dynamic range of portraits and one nice fashion shot in my opinion.

Thank you....

You have no fashion at all in your portfolio, the quicker you realize that the better it is for you to move on and change the idea you have about what fashion should be like or is like etc.

Apr 15 13 03:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Marin Photography NYC
Posts: 6,585
New York, New York, US


Apr 15 13 04:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Marin Photography NYC
Posts: 6,585
New York, New York, US


Apr 15 13 04:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Original Sin Photos
Posts: 77
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Darren Brade wrote:

I agree with the others,  not really fashion, more portraits than anything, but then we all had to start somewhere.

Try finding small local designers,  graduates,  etc and shoot their clothing rather than what the model brings.  You could also see if there are any runway shows you can participate in.

Great start,  research some more,  and look forward to seeing some more.

Darren
www.darrenbrade.com

Thank you for your input. That is a very good idea and I will certainly work on that.  You have some great work! Thanks again.

Apr 15 13 06:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Eyesso
Posts: 652
Ormond Beach, Florida, US


Well.....that was educational. 

So FASHION is not about the model, nor is it about a model simply wearing clothes.  It's about the clothes, the clothes, the clothes....but not without the model, although he/she doesn't really matter. 

It's not the food or the presentation.....it's the SMELL. 

Fashion is just straight up PANACHE and nothing less.

Maybe?
Apr 15 13 06:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Original Sin Photos
Posts: 77
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Marin Photography wrote:
http://www.google.com/search?q=fashion+ … 40&bih=775

Some inspiration....

Thank you for the links. Very dynamic range of photos that have opened my eyes. Can't wait to apply it to my upcoming work. Thanks again!

Apr 15 13 06:50 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Original Sin Photos
Posts: 77
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Eyesso wrote:
Well.....that was educational. 

So FASHION is not about the model, nor is it about a model simply wearing clothes.  It's about the clothes, the clothes, the clothes....but not without the model, although he/she doesn't really matter. 

It's not the food or the presentation.....it's the SMELL. 

Fashion is just straight up PANACHE and nothing less.

Maybe?

Apparently so mate. Some cool work you got there! Bring back film I say! I have a Hasselblad 500CM that I'm waiting in the mail for and can't wait to see what results I get with it smile

Apr 15 13 06:53 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Darren Brade
Posts: 2,746
London, England, United Kingdom


Eyesso wrote:
Well.....that was educational. 

So FASHION is not about the model, nor is it about a model simply wearing clothes.  It's about the clothes, the clothes, the clothes....but not without the model, although he/she doesn't really matter. 

It's not the food or the presentation.....it's the SMELL. 

Fashion is just straight up PANACHE and nothing less.

Maybe?

that is correct, fashion photography is about selling clothes and not about the model. This doesn't mean the model is unimportant, its just not the focus.

not sure why that's so hard to comprehend on MM.

Apr 16 13 12:30 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Erlinda
Posts: 7,036
London, England, United Kingdom


Eyesso wrote:
Well.....that was educational. 

So FASHION is not about the model, nor is it about a model simply wearing clothes.  It's about the clothes, the clothes, the clothes....but not without the model, although he/she doesn't really matter. 

It's not the food or the presentation.....it's the SMELL. 

Fashion is just straight up PANACHE and nothing less.

Maybe?

Yes, you are selling the clothes, the life style of a fashionista. You are selling a mood, never the model. That doesn't mean the model isn't important just means they aren't the focuse of the shoot. The clothes/story is.

smile

Apr 16 13 12:38 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
E H
Posts: 511
Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Lee_Photography wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110420/09/4daf0bc82f3f1_m.jpg
All the space behind her but you chose to cut her foot off

Usually if you show the knees its best to include the feet

This^^^^^^^

Apr 16 13 12:44 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
B R U N E S C I
Posts: 25,319
Bath, England, United Kingdom


Eyesso wrote:
It's about the clothes, the clothes, the clothes....

No.

Fashion photography is about creating aspiration. Clothes are the product that advertisers sell on the back of that but they don't make a shot a fashion shot or not.



Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

Apr 16 13 02:22 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
B R U N E S C I
Posts: 25,319
Bath, England, United Kingdom


Darren Brade wrote:
that is correct, fashion photography is about selling clothes and not about the model. This doesn't mean the model is unimportant, its just not the focus.

No again.

Fashion photography is ALL about the model, but not in the same way that a portrait, glamour or commercial shot is.

Yes, fashion is about selling clothes, but you don't do that by focusing on the clothes - focus on the model, the mood, on creating aspiration to be the model (as opposed to glamour when you're creating aspiration to fuck the model) and you will sell anything (including clothes) to the target audience, which is of course 99.9% women.


Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

Apr 16 13 02:28 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
WIP
Posts: 15,107
Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom


Define fashion ? it's what people are wearing, be it in a 'Vermeer, The Maid' or 'The Night Watch by Rembrandt' to Vogue or radical POP it's all fashion.

So in that respect the op's images fulfil fashion the question being who do they appeal and target.
It could be Kmart to Ralph Lauren.
Apr 16 13 02:34 am  Link  Quote 
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