As an entrepreneur or fashion student, you know that high fashion photography is a key component to a successful career. Great styling can take a photo from good to amazing.
The core job of the stylist (whether you do it or hire it out) is to make sure that the clothes fit well and are flattering on the model. You should also pay attention to the small details, such as making sure that the garments are steamed and look clean. It is also important to style the hair and makeup in a way that compliments the clothing and overall aesthetic of the shoot.
Here are 7 tips to help your high fashion photography shoot be on point.
Pay Attention to Fit
The first step is to make sure that the clothing fits well. This may seem like a no-brainer, but it is one of the most important aspects of styling a high fashion shoot. The clothes should be tailored to fit the model’s body perfectly. If they are too big or too small, it will show in the photos.
In addition to fit, pay attention to how the clothes flatter the model’s body type. Certain cuts and silhouettes will work better on some body types than others. For example, if the model is very thin, you might want to stay away from boxy or oversized pieces. Instead, opt for something that will accentuate their figure.
Hair and Makeup
The hair and makeup should complement the clothing and overall aesthetic of the shoot. If you are going for a natural look, then keep the hair and makeup simple. If you are going for a more glam look, then go all out with big hair and bold makeup. Just make sure that whatever you do works with the clothing and doesn’t clash with it.
Confidence is Key
Last but not least, confidence is key when styling a high fashion photography shoot. If you are not confident in your choices, it will show in your photos. The best way to be confident is to be prepared before the shoot by doing your research and selecting clothing that you know will look good on camera.
Use a Clothing Steamer
A clothing steamer is a necessity for any fashion shoot. It helps to remove wrinkles from clothing and gives it a fresh look. You don’t want your photos to look like you just pulled the clothes out of the dryer. Take the time to steam each piece of clothing before the shoot.
Pay Attention to Detail
When styling a high fashion shoot, it’s important to pay attention to small details. Once you have selected the clothing for the shoot, taking care of the details includes:
- making sure that all labels are facing the correct way
- there are no lint or pet hairs on the model’s clothing
- steaming out any wrinkles
- and fixing any loose buttons or snaps.
These small details can make a big difference in the overall look of the photos and could even potentially ruin a photo.
Don’t forget about accessories! They can really make an outfit pop. Make sure to style the model with jewelry, belts, hats, etc. that compliment the clothing. The right accessories can really take a photo from bland to wow!
Layer Clothing Items
One way to add interest to an outfit is by layering different clothing items. This could include adding a jacket over a dress or layering a tank top under a sheer blouse. Be creative with your layers and don’t be afraid to mix different patterns and textures together.
With these seven tips, you’ll be on your way to nailing high fashion photography styling! Just remember to pay attention to detail, accessorize, choose the right shoes, and layer your clothing items for maximum impact.
Thank you for reading this guide to high fashion photography styling.
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