Photography has come a long way from the pinhole camera to the snazzy options available today.
Photography is an art of translating the visual before us and giving it a whole new meaning. As a profession, it has scaled new heights. With new techniques being introduced, photographers have more options today to try out various experiments and create new styles.
It completely depends upon the thinking of the lensman and how he uses his skills to translate the scene before him in the best way possible. A talented one would know how he could best frame the subject in many ways.
It also has a great importance in the world of advertising today. The beautiful compositions created by the talented lensmen have taken fashion to such great heights. It has definitely come a long way from the darkroom techniques to the digitized version. Even then, there are many who still prefer the age-old technique of developing pictures on bromide paper in the darkroom. The joy of picture developing and the effect of the hazy forms finally taking shape, cannot be replaced by new techniques for some of the lensmen.
Glamor photography is one of the many offshoots of picture taking that has completely revolutionized it as a profession. It has reached new levels with the advancement of techniques and of course, the use of software such as Photoshop. It requires many more factors to be able to obtain a good picture apart from being an excellent lensman. Furthermore, it is often thought to be on similar lines with fashion photography; glamor being the common factor. Even then, both genres are different in their own way.
Fashion picture taking is used mainly to highlight the clothing and other such items connected with fashion. This form is mainly used in the field of advertising to promote fashion-related products, ranging from cosmetics to clothing, and snazzy accessories. It is also used for creating amazing visuals splashed on the covers of the leading fashion magazines. Glamor photography, on the other hand, is less about the clothing and more about the person or people being portrayed on film. It highlights the model that remains to be the main subject. Scantily clad ladies on the covers of the magazine ‘Playboy’ can be the best example where nudism is an integral part. This would also depend upon the subject and the concept being used to click the particular picture. Concepts are developed as per the requirement of the client, sometimes; the concepts depend entirely upon the creative imagination of the lensman.
Today, one can find many studios that specialize only in these two forms. Therefore, getting a picture perfect portfolio is an easy task now with the popularity of this profession. In case, you are planning for the same, then there are a few things you would need to bear in mind before you take the plunge. Here’s a look at some factors connected with the same.
- Plan with the photographer about different types of looks.
- Look for a good hairstylist and makeup artist.
- Plan the outfits in advance and hold a meeting with the photographer to discuss the same.
- Get to know the particular style/specialization of a photographer by studying his/her portfolio.