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Editorial Fashion Photography (with No Budget or Team)

Learn how to create professional, quality fashion images all by yourself with little to no cost using natural light.
Instructor:
Steven Leone
622 students enrolled
English [Auto]
Orchestrate an exceptional photoshoot, take professional pictures and edit them to fashion industry standards using natural light.
Natural Light Photography

This course will show anyone with novice to intermediate experience how to produce professional fashion images using natural light that will look like as if an entire team participated in the shoot with little to no cost. Starting from scratch, from choosing equipment to finding models to scouting locations to shooting protocol to editing in fashion industry standards to submitting to magazines and representation, this course will assist in pursuing your passion.

Adhering to the theme of no budget, this course does not cover the use of artificial light (strobes or constant lighting), which you would have to purchase or rent and/or have team members assist you with.

Introduction

1
Background and What to Expect

In this video I touch on what the student can expect to take away from this course and what it takes to create exemplary images. 

Gear

1
Camera, Lenses & Accessories

In this video I lay out the bare essentials needed for an adequate photoshoot and also explain how brand names really don't matter when it comes to results. I place side by side pictures taken by two different cameras of the same brand (consumer entry level versus professional) to prove as much. I also briefly touch on lenses and which I used and still use for photoshoots. 

Pre-Production

1
Models

The importance of picking the right model.

2
Model Agencies & Test Shoots

In this video I describe what a test shoot entails, the many tiers of modeling agencies--good and bad, what agency represented models you as a beginner have access to and which you do not, alternatives to agency represented models and where and how to find them.

3
Styling Team

How and where to find a styling team (make up artist, hair stylist & stylist). Which if any will fork for free? Are they even necessary? Here I explain if any or all are a necessity and provide alternatives in the event you don't or can't secure one. This includes getting your own new wardrobe at no cost to you. 

4
Contacting Agencies

How to contact modeling agencies, what they'll ask if they reply and how to respond. 

5
Locations

Where and what to look for when scouting a location. 

Photoshoot 1

1
Location Scouting

Scouting the first location for shoot one for the tutorial. 

2
Pre-Shoot Notes

A few tips on pre-shoot protocol. 

3
Day of the Shoot

I give a preview of what I bring on a typical shoot and also revisit the "Buy & Return" method I showed earlier where in the absence of a stylist I purchased clothes to use on the shoot. 

4
The Shoot

I touch on camera angles, camera settings and the position of the sun when using natural light and also a brief technique of using off-camera flash. 

Post Production 1

1
Reviewing and Selecting Images in Lightroom

Learn what to keep and what to trash. Less is more. 

2
Editing with Photoshop: Image 1
3
Editing with Photoshop: Image 2
4
Editing with Photoshop: Image 3

Photoshoot 2

1
Location Scouting
2
The Shoot

Post Production 2

1
Reviewing and Selecting Images in Lightroom

In the video I mention how the pictures with the model sitting on the window ledge aren't any good, but during the shoot I also shot on film (that wasn't recorded) and the composition and shot with turned out to my liking. I've attached the image as a downloadable material for your viewing. 

Photoshoot 2.1

1
The Shoot

Post Production 2.1

1
Reviewing and Selecting Images in Lightroom
2
Editing Part 1
3
Editing Part 2
4
Editing Part 3

FYI's

1
Watermarks

To watermark or not to watermark? That is the question. 

2
Submitting to Magazines

Learn the protocol to submitting your images to fashion magazines without being disqualified.

3
Sending Images To All Involved

Honoring your world and sending the images to everyone who contributed. 

4
Website

The importance of having a website to host your work. 

Case Studies

1
Composition

Image placement that draws the eye in and the rule of thirds. 

2
Composition With Lines

How to use leading lines to draw the attention to your subject. 

3
Composition With Shadows

How to divide the frame using shadows. 

4
Rim Lighting (Halo Effect)

Backlighting your subject to separate them from the background making them pop more. 

5
Using Shadows

Using shadows to give your model more depth and dimension. 

6
Using Reflections

How to use reflections to shoot your subject and making sure that the light source is in a correct direction to assure that your subject is lit so that they're the highlight .

Bonus

1
Extra Tips

Making sure you have fun while shooting, making sure the models are comfortable, being aware of your surroundings for lighting purposes, using reflectors, monitoring camera settings while shooting with natural light, etc. 

Conclusion

1
Finale

Thanking you for your time! 

Course Previews

1
Photoshoot 1 Preview

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2
Insight on Models, Agencies and Styling Team Preview

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Photoshoot 2 Preview

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Shaping with Light Preview

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Composition Preview

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Working hours

Monday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 3.00 pm
Sunday Closed
Editorial Fashion Photography (with No Budget or Team)
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