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The Fashion Photography Course

First Principles to Successful Shoot - the Essential Guide

Eliot Siegel

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A practical foundation course in fashion photography, offering key advice on its principles, practice and techniques


Here is an indispensable guide to becoming a professional fashion photographer, from organizing a fashion shoot to presenting your portfolio to a potential client. This structured coursebook uses practical exercises and student assignments to teach a range of fashion photography skills that will help you get started in the industry.

Tutorials build up your experience, guiding you through the tools of the trade and choosing the essential equipment, to using software, lenses and lighting, and you will learn how to take professional pictures, from finding the most dynamic composition, to working on location or in a studio, and evolving a unique artistic style of your own.

All photography students, as well as anyone interested in magazine or promotional design, will find this book an invaluable tool and reference.

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 22.2 x 22.2 cm

Extent: 144 pp

Publication date: 13 October 2008

ISBN: 9780500287699

Contents List

Introduction • Inspiration • Tools of the Trade • Lighting • The Studio Creating Great Pictures • The Portfolio • Going Professional • Resources

About the Author

Eliot Siegel has been a photographer for 25 years, working as both a fashion and a fine art photographer. During his career he has worked for many international magazines, advertising campaigns and catalogues, including Harpers & Queen, Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Selfridges.