Archive for May, 2010
The profession of “Glamour Photography” rouses images of living large. Rubbing elbows with the artists of the fashion industry. The business of this industry is made up of designers, stylists, models and photographers, each an artist in their own right. Separately they each have their own talent and skill.
When you combine all their skills and talents together, the result is nothing short of Spectacular!
The Designer can take yards of regular old boring fabric and construct a beautiful dress, or suit. The Model possess the talent to wear the beautiful creation of the designer in a flawless and timeless manner. The Stylists make the model look like a Grecian God. And the Photographer is the artists who has a keen ability to capture an image of the stylist made up model in the designer threads, and make the image not just a new fashion trend but a work of art that transcends words.
Glamour Photography is an exciting business to be involved in. The hours are long and demanding, but the compensation is beyond words. The fiscal reward is usually very good, but there are other perks such as being published and garnering national and sometimes event international recognition. So, you need to find out where your niche in the world of Glamour Photography is.
Do you have an eye and a talent for putting different styles and fabrics together to make a killer outfit? Or are you always sketching designs for outfits? What about sewing, or alterations? If this is you, search out the designers in your area, talk to them about a possible apprenticeship. Contact an accredited Art School to see what kind of courses they offer in fashion design and merchandising.
Are you the person that all your friends come to do their hair and or make-up for special events? Contact your local hair styling institute. Get in touch with other hairstylists in your area that work with photographers for fashion shoots and get their recommendations of who is the best to work and train with.
Are you the tall, unfairly beautiful model? Get in contact with photographers who specialize in fashion/glamour photography. Maybe take some ballet classes to work on posture, and your graceful cat-walk. Eat healthy, and stick to a good work out regime to keep your body in shape and toned. Find the right photographer and stylist and get a portfolio together.
Do you like taking pictures, do you have an eye and talent for capturing even the most ordinary looking person to make them look like they just descended from heaven itself? Find an established, well respected photographer, talk to them and see if they would be willing to work with you; to teach you the ‘tricks of the trade’. Definitely invest in good equipment.
The photographer, stylist, and model should all find a reputable agent to help promote their skills and abilities. Make sure you network and talk to as many people in the industry as possible before signing with one particular agent. When you sign with an agent, you are putting your livelihood in their hands. You want to ensure that you have found someone who is
trustworthy and will go to bat for you.
You sign with an agent, you are putting your livelihood in their hands. You want to ensure that you have found someone who is trustworthy and will go to bat for you.