When I think of photo shoots, the first image to pop into my head is the movie, The Devil Wears Prada. The stunning performance of Meryl Streep and also Anne Hathaway’s struggles in the fashion industry are the scenes that run through my mind; as the character of Anne Hathaway develops and she realizes the art behind the fashion in the scene of the urban jungle photo shoot. As photographers the ability to convey stories through a still image, is a reflection of his/her talent.
A truly talented photographer is one who can center him/herself in just the art of the photo shoot and let the image come to life in front of the camera. This allows the image captured to be interpreted according to each individual’s moods and feelings. But it is also the talent of a photographer to capture the mood they want to portray and have it reflected in the photo they shoot. Some are naturally born with this skill to convey the feelings and moods in the images they shoot. For those who need to develop this skill, it can easily be learned by joining a photography class and learning to capture images that express stories in a single frame.
While many may believe a photo shoot or the fashion industry is shallow and don’t realize its importance since there are so many problems in the world that need to be addressed. However, it is art that allows a person to escape the madness and into something beautiful Being a photographer is a noble profession, and you have the power to follow in the footsteps of other famous fashion photographers such as, Atul Kasbekar, Ellen Von Unwerth or Peter Lindbergh. Learn to create works of art in your own photo shoots by first enrolling in fashion photography classes and learning the tools and building your skill at capturing images perfectly. Capture images that will tell a story for years to come.