A popular and glamorous genre in photography is Fashion. This field is devoted to showcasing clothes, shoes, accessories; makeup, theme of the season or collection and various designer brands. A fashion photographer tries to bring out clothes, colors and accessories as stylish as possible. Over the years fashion photography has become even more glamorized, with moving out of the studio and at shooting at exotic locations. Fashion photographers work closely with big brands, fashion designers, stylist and models.
There is a lot of scope in this field as fashion photographers can be employed by ad agencies, fashion houses, fashion catalogs, fashion websites, newspaper supplementary and fashion magazines. Famous fashion magazines in India are Vogue, Vanity Fair, or Elle, Harper’s Bazzar, Grazia, Verve, Cosmopolitan, Femina etc
A career in this field requires basic technical know-how of photography, understanding lighting, composition, and an attentiveness of style and photographic trends. A good fashion photographer translates his artistic visions into photographs. Good communication is also required as fashion photographer’s work with teams of fashion stylists, hair dressers make-up artists and fashion professionals.
To become a fashion photographer you need to have the right attitude and aptitude. Be able to work under pressure, have knowledge of the fashion world, technical and creative aspects of photography, understand the work of various camera equipment, and develop a sense of visual composition.
To get into fashion photography you will have to enroll yourself into any good institute offering Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication; where photography is also taught as an integral subject. If you are already a graduate then you can enroll yourself into Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication. There are various institutes that offer certificate and a professional diploma in Mass Communication. One of the premier Mass Communication College in Delhi-NCR is NBA, where you will be taught all aspects of Mass Media and photography.
If you have an eye for detail, love for fashion, a keen sense of style, passion to bring out the soul and persona of a fabric or its cut, have a fascination for colors… consider becoming a fashion photographer