The video above is only about one minute long, but in that minute The Face host, former model and well-known photographer Nigel Barker fires off some very valuable tips for photographers who would like to reach the level of success he has enjoyed.
From being confident in your abilities and taste as a photography, to being your own editor, to specializing in one or two specific looks/styles so that the clients you’re pitching know what it is they’re going to get, the tips offered in the short video will come in handy for all photographers, not just those who want to break into the fashion industry.
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In a perfect world, we’d all have the studio of our dreams, and it would be filled with all of the best of gear. Unfortunately, we don’t live in such a world, and more often than not we’re constrained by a (sometimes very tight) budget.
Here to help overcome that challenge is Jay P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens, who has put together a video that shows just how easy it can be to build a very viable studio out of fairly cheap materials/products in a spare bedroom. Read more…
On set, Lewis seizes opportunities to talk with subjects themselves. “I’ll walk up like I’m going up to check the light. I’ll have an exchange with the subject that no one else hears.” He might talk to them about their work, or a common interest he’s researched. Says Lewis, “It creates a micro moment that only you and the subject have, and I’ve found the subject is more open to direction.”
One of our favorite Photoshop tutorial websites, Phlearn, yesterday put out a tutorial that is both incredibly useful and a bit scary. Useful because making eyes pop in post is probably one of the most sought after Photoshop skills. Scary because this kind of manipulation is a slippery slope that could lead to photographers getting lazy and using the “fix it in post” excuse… so proceed with caution. Read more…