Fashion Photo Shoot
What is a fashion photo shoot?
The first thing any photographer needs to take into consideration when doing a fashion photoshoot, is the choice of location for the shoot. This is where location scouting comes into the picture. As a photographer, you have the option of either searching for a location yourself, or you can hire a location scout to do it for you. When organizing your fashion photo shoot, you have to take multiple factors into consideration, such as location fees, lighting, props, travel costs, and to know that you have the right location for the fashion pieces you are shooting. So for a truly functioning and successful photo shoot, you should think of every single detail and plan ahead as much as possible.
There are many different types of fashion photo shoots depending on the location of the shoot. You could have a fashion shoot which is shot in an urban setting or you could have one that's been shot somewhere in the countryside. Based on the theme of the shoot and the theme of the clothes being photographed, you could be looking at pretty much any kind of location which, of course, corresponds with the budget of the fashion shoot.
As a model, on the other hand, what you need to know about fashion photo shoots, is simple. In fashion photo shoots, the photographer, location scout and the fashion shoot coordinator are in charge of the shoot. They are also the ones who are accountable for the shoot. So as a model, your job is to bring your talent to the photo shoot, and try to make their life as easy as possible. Fashion shoots can either turn out to be easy and fast or tedious and long, largely based on the model's talent and how much the photographer needs to guide the model through the shoot. For that reason a model should always come prepared and help the photographer and the rest of the crew to finish the fashion shoot as quickly and efficiently as possible.