Fashion photography is a genre of photography devoted to displaying clothing and other fashion items. It's often an incredibly experimental medium, and results in innovative and high-concept photography. Today we've collected a range of stylish and beautiful examples of fashion photography, and a few tips to help you shoot your own fashion images!
Fashion photography is one of the most important fields of photography. It ranges from the amazing fine art images of Mert and Marcus that grace the pages of Vogue to simple studio shots on an e-commerce website. As long as some of the focus is on clothes, or at least a sense of identity that goes along with a clothing brand, it counts as fashion photography.
Bad fashion makes it all about the clothes. The models are unidentifiable, generically attractive clothes horses for the latest range to hang on. If you're going to try your hand at fashion photography, don't do that!
Good fashion photography makes it about the people. The best is indistinguishable from fine art portraiture. It can cross so many genres and lines that the only limit is what you're prepared to try.
- FashionNew Course: Capture One for Fashion PhotographersAndrew Blackman
- RetouchingOpen Assignment: Beauty and Glamour Portrait RetouchingJackson Couse
100 Shots of Fashion
To inspire you, I've gather 100 stylish fashion images from around the internet. As always, some of these are awesome shots while others are flawed. It's often easier to learn what doesn't work than what works. Check them out below.
I imagine that by now you're wanting to read more about how some of these effects are created, and whether you have the kit to re-produce this type of image at home.
Fashion photography often requires quite a bit of equipment, and lots of time dedicated to practice and shooting. We've gathered a selection of tutorials below that should help you get on the path to shooting stunning fashion images in no time!
- Stepping Into the Fashion Photography Industry
- 10 Fashion Photography Tips
- Shooting Glamour in the Studio
- How to become a fashion photographer
- How to Do an Editorial Fashion Photography Spread
Have you captured any of your own fashion-style images? I'd love to see them. Feel free to share a few links in the comments below!