ckale1 wrote in post #11001980
What I think people dont understand with Fashion Photography, is it's not always about the lighting or the model. With people and G&N, the focus is the person. With fashion, I think it can be more about the Idea. Look at Misha's work on here. It truly does not fit in either group. He now post more in lighting. There are several sites out there with beautiful Fashion photography. I know that if some of the shots were posted in the current thread's the people would get told how bad they are. Then you pick up an issue of Vouge and the shot is on the cover.
ckale1 wrote in post #11002024
Look at almost any American Eagle or A&F ad. Feet, hands, faces all cut off. No eye contact....
So what. It was about the clothes.
Also this could be a place to talk about breaking into the business of fashion.
I agree 100%. But quite frankly, this could also be said about nearly all sections of POTN. I cannot tell you how many times I've looked in a magazine (fashion, automotive, etc.) and thought, if I had posted that on POTN I'd be ripped a new one.
The more I've looked at the work of pros & commercial work that's found in the real world (magazines, ads, etc.), the more I've realized to make it you need a combination of skill & ability, creativity, marketing & connections, and luck / being prepared & being in the right place at the right time....& pixel-peeping and rules are not critical, their just guides.
I really like this shot. Love the tension created by her leaning forward.
Sorry I cannot contribute myself, but I'd love to this thread make it...as I'd like to learn more about fashion & editorial. So, thanks.