First, students discuss what Fashion Photography is all about (style, advertising, and sales $$), and how it differs from Portrait Photography. We learn new terms – Model, Pose, Prop, Backdrop, Studio, Make-Up Artist, etc. Magazines photo spreads inspire fun discussion, while photos of studio set-ups familiarize students with the equipment, process, and crew positions.
This leads into our lesson on Lighting.
Students learn to distinguish Natural vs. Artificial Light, Continuous vs. Strobes, and to see where the light came from.
Then it’s time to head outdoors for our fashion photo shoot! In addition to photographer, students take turns playing the roles of Model, Reflector Holder, and Art Director.
Dress up is always fun, at any age. Giggles abound.
We had so many great photos from Samy’s Camera Photo Camp’s Fashion Week that we couldn’t resist putting more up to share in the gallery that follows: