What to Know About Glamour Photography
Magazines, websites, and printed advertisements have grown to prefer using glamour or 'glam' photography for their advertising campaigns and publications. Many professional shutterbugs have focused their lenses on these types of shoots because they can actually pay quite a sizeable sum, especially if you are lucky enough to clinch a big client.
Nowadays, there are also some individuals who want to experience a glamour shoot for their private collection or for an upcoming special event, such as a wedding, birthday, anniversary, and so on. The market for this industry is growing, and if you want to make a mark for yourself, you can get started by studying under a guru who has the experience and talent to teach you a thing or two. But, for the meantime, here are some quick tips on how to brush up on your skills.
In planning your shoot, you should make sure your model is comfortable with you, the wardrobe, and the venue. Building rapport with your object is a plus factor to getting the pose and the shot that you want. Think of a mood you want to create and adapt your lighting to that idea. Make sure your model gets the angle of light that you want and focus on how the elements can highlight your object. The background is helpful in making your picture a success if you know how to adeptly use it. Try to see that your backdrop will aid in giving focus to the model, and not to lose the object to the background. Search for different techniques used by other glamour photographers and continue to practise your craft to create your portfolio. Do not be afraid to experiment and to go with your artistic gut.