Fashion and Lifestyle Photography

Secrets of perfect fashion & lifestyle photography

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Author: Dixie Dixon

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 1781575533

Category: Photography

Page: 192

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Succeed in the commercial world and become a stand-out fashion & lifestyle photographer. "If you are interested in pursuing fashion and lifestyle photography, this book, from this rising young star of the field, is a must." - Joe McNally Only a few years ago, fashion photography used to be a stuffy world for a tiny elite. Now an explosion in social media and lifestyle advertising has created opportunities for a whole new breed of professional photographer. Fashion and Lifestyle Photography is based on the talks Dixie Dixon, a Nikon Brand Ambassador, has given to crowds at major international trade shows. Expanding on the subject in the book, she reveals how to succeed in this exciting marketplace, covering key topics such as: · Professional case studies · Behind the scenes · Lighting diagrams & gear · How to build your career From finding your vision, to building your dream team, this book will provide you with the essential gear and know-how to capture the looks of the media world that leap off the page or screen. "Dixie Dixon is a truly wonderful, vibrant young talent in the field of fashion and lifestyle photography. In this book, she takes you on a lively, complete tour of not only how to make compelling, beautiful photographs, but also how to grow a business, develop a signature look, make your own breaks, gather clients and keep them, use social media well, and assemble a great support team. And that's the short list. This book is full of gems about the seemingly small details that are essential to success." - Joe McNally

Fashion and Lifestyle Photography

Secrets of perfect fashion & lifestyle photography

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Author: Dixie Dixon

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 9781781574225

Category: Photography

Page: 192

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Only a few years ago, fashion photography used to be a stuffy world for a tiny elite. Now an explosion in social media and lifestyle advertising has created opportunuities for a whole new breed of professional photographer. The Soul of Fashion Photography is based on the talks Dixie Dixon, a Nikon Brand Ambassador, has given to crowds at major US trade shows and at B&H, America's largest photography store. Expanding on the subject in the book, she reveals how to succeed in this exciting marketplace. From finding your vision, to building your dream team, this book will provide you with the essential gear and know-how to capture the looks of the media world that leap off the page or screen.

Fashion and Lifestyle Photography

Secrets of perfect fashion & lifestyle photography

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Author: Dixie Dixon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1781575533

Category: Photography

Page: 192

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Succeed in the commercial world and become a stand-out fashion & lifestyle photographer. "If you are interested in pursuing fashion and lifestyle photography, this book, from this rising young star of the field, is a must." - Joe McNally Only a few years ago, fashion photography used to be a stuffy world for a tiny elite. Now an explosion in social media and lifestyle advertising has created opportunities for a whole new breed of professional photographer. Fashion and Lifestyle Photography is based on the talks Dixie Dixon, a Nikon Brand Ambassador, has given to crowds at major international trade shows. Expanding on the subject in the book, she reveals how to succeed in this exciting marketplace, covering key topics such as: · Professional case studies · Behind the scenes · Lighting diagrams & gear · How to build your career From finding your vision, to building your dream team, this book will provide you with the essential gear and know-how to capture the looks of the media world that leap off the page or screen. "Dixie Dixon is a truly wonderful, vibrant young talent in the field of fashion and lifestyle photography. In this book, she takes you on a lively, complete tour of not only how to make compelling, beautiful photographs, but also how to grow a business, develop a signature look, make your own breaks, gather clients and keep them, use social media well, and assemble a great support team. And that's the short list. This book is full of gems about the seemingly small details that are essential to success." - Joe McNally

Fashion Photography 101

A Complete Course for the New Fashion Photographers

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Author: Lara Jade

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 1781570892

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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Fashion photography is one of the most appealing markets for any new photographer, but also one of the most challenging, combining as it does a group of disciplines, from the more technical makeup and editing roles to the photography itself. With digital technology and good planning, however, you can tackle as many of these as you please, and offer the best possible service to your client, whether that?s an international magazine taking your career to the next level, or a friend needing to look good on Facebook. After all, they?re just as important to you. This book will teach you everything there is to know about fashion photography in the digital age, including the roles of the whole creative team, making it the only book you?ll ever need, whether you?re taking your first ever shot, working with a pro model for the first time, or taking on major clients.

Fashion Photography

A Complete Guide to the Tools and Techniques of the Trade

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Author: Bruce Smith

Publisher: Amphoto

ISBN: 9780817427214

Category: Photography

Page: 192

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Today's glamorous world of fashion photography is hotter than ever, so if you intend to make your mark, you'll need trusted information and advice. Here, industry veteran Bruce Smith offers an indispensible collection of tips and tricks of the trade.

The Fashion Image

Planning and Producing Fashion Photographs and Films

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Author: Thomas Werner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474240887

Category: Photography

Page: 256

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Great fashion photography, at its best, reflects and shapes the era in which it is made. Whether you are a student, aspiring photographer, or working professional, building a fashion portfolio that aspires to this standard can be daunting. The Fashion Image will help you develop your style through practical advice for image makers. Beginning with a history of fashion photography, Thomas Werner offers advice on assembling your creative team, casting models, developing shoot concepts, and producing photographs and fashion film for editorial and advertising. Professional practice, including self-promotion, social media, set etiquette, and fashion in a global context are also discussed. This is 'how to' at the highest level, with interviews from working fashion photographers, magazine editors, producers, fashion designers, and more, with around 200 color photographs that illustrate the fashion image at its best. With an extensive list of international resources, including Instagram accounts and several assignments, this book is an essential guide for fashion photographers and film makers.

Fashion and Its Social Agendas

Class, Gender, and Identity in Clothing

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Author: Diana Crane

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226924831

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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It has long been said that clothes make the man (or woman), but is it still true today? If so, how has the information clothes convey changed over the years? Using a wide range of historical and contemporary materials, Diana Crane demonstrates how the social significance of clothing has been transformed. Crane compares nineteenth-century societies—France and the United States—where social class was the most salient aspect of social identity signified in clothing with late twentieth-century America, where lifestyle, gender, sexual orientation, age, and ethnicity are more meaningful to individuals in constructing their wardrobes. Today, clothes worn at work signify social class, but leisure clothes convey meanings ranging from trite to political. In today's multicode societies, clothes inhibit as well as facilitate communication between highly fragmented social groups. Crane extends her comparison by showing how nineteenth-century French designers created fashions that suited lifestyles of Paris elites but that were also widely adopted outside France. By contrast, today's designers operate in a global marketplace, shaped by television, film, and popular music. No longer confined to elites, trendsetters are drawn from many social groups, and most trends have short trajectories. To assess the impact of fashion on women, Crane uses voices of college-aged and middle-aged women who took part in focus groups. These discussions yield fascinating information about women's perceptions of female identity and sexuality in the fashion industry. An absorbing work, Fashion and Its Social Agendas stands out as a critical study of gender, fashion, and consumer culture. "Why do people dress the way they do? How does clothing contribute to a person's identity as a man or woman, as a white-collar professional or blue-collar worker, as a preppie, yuppie, or nerd? How is it that dress no longer denotes social class so much as lifestyle? . . . Intelligent and informative, [this] book proposes thoughtful answers to some of these questions."-Library Journal

Pixel Surgeons

Extreme Manipulation of the Figure in Photography

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Author: Martin Dawber

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781845331573

Category: Art

Page: 224

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Fifty years ago, fashion photography was perceived as the elite preserve of glossy magazines. Today it is part of 21st-century life, seen everywhere from billboards to shop windows, to the style magazines that dominate the newsagent's shelves. This exposure has encouraged photographers and stylists to strive to create images that are more striking than the last, to stun a demanding public with an increasingly sophisticated palette. Creative technology is opening up vast new territories in fashion photography by introducing a new level of digital image manipulation. Pixel Surgeons is about that emerging talent.

Africa Rising

Fashion, Design and Lifestyle from Africa

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Author: Robert Klanten,Clara Le Fort

Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV

ISBN: 9783899556414

Category: Africa

Page: 256

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Vibrant, bold, and enigmatic. Africa Rising showcases the work of Africa's young creatives alongside more established artists from the voluptuous continent's vibrant metropolises.

Focus

The Secret, Sexy, Sometimes Sordid World of Fashion Photographers

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Author: Michael Gross

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476763488

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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“This thoroughly absorbing narrative dazzles with the most profound investigation and research. Focus is an enthralling and riveting read.” —Tim Gunn “Smart, well-researched…engaging…canny” (New York Times Book Review), Focus is a “fast-paced—and clearly insider—look at the rarefied, sexy world of fashion photography” (Lauren Weisberger, author of The Devil Wears Prada). New York Times bestselling author Michael Gross brings to life the wild genius, egos, passions, and antics of the men (and a few women) behind the camera, probing the lives, hang-ups, and artistic triumphs of more than a dozen of fashion photography’s greatest visionaries, including Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Bill King, Helmut Newton, Gilles Bensimon, Bruce Weber, Steven Meisel, and Bob and Terry Richardson. Tracing the highs and lows of fashion photography from the late 1940s to today, Focus takes you behind the scenes to reveal the revolutionary creative processes and fraught private passions of these visionary magicians, “delving deep into the fascinating rivalries” (The Daily News) between photographers, fashion editors, and publishers like Condé Nast and Hearst. Weaving together candid interviews, never-before-told insider anecdotes and insights born of his three decades of front-row and backstage reporting on modern fashion, Focus is “simply unrivaled…a sensation….Gross is a modern-day Vasari, giving us The Lives of the Artists in no small measure” (CraveOnline).

Senior Style

Fashion-Forward Photography Techniques for Studio and Location Portraits

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Amherst Media

ISBN: 1682030210

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Teens want portraits that speak to who they are-, images in which they look their best from head to toe. So, how does a photographer go about creating trendy, “now” photos with style and substance, capturing the essence of the student, while pleasing their parents too? Teen photography guru Tim Schooler paves the way to success as a teen photographer, showing you how to attract clients, build rapport, and plan for a session that pleases teens and parents. From there, he’ll present tips for location selection, incorporating props, and choosing flattering wardrobe options. You’ll also learn strategies for better lighting using natural light, studio lighting, and mixed lighting sources. Finally, you’ll learn how to enhance your portraits in postproduction, present your images, and close the sale. With myriad professional insights and 180 gorgeous images, readers will take away a new appreciation for the art and business of teen portrait photography.

The Photographer's Guide to Posing

Techniques to Flatter Everyone

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Author: Lindsay Adler

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1681981963

Category: Photography

Page: 448

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When photographing people, you can have a great composition, perfect light, and the right camera settings, but if your subject doesn’t look right—if the pose is off—the shot will not be a keeper. Posing is truly a crucial skill that photographers need to have in order to create great photographs. If you’re looking to improve your ability to pose your subjects—whether they’re men, women, couples, or groups—best-selling author and photographer Lindsay Adler’s The Photographer’s Guide to Posing: Techniques to Flatter Everyone is the perfect resource for you. In the first half of The Photographer’s Guide to Posing, Lindsay discusses how the camera sees, and thus how camera angle, lens choice, and perspective all affect the appearance of your subject. Lindsay then covers things that ruin a pose—such as placement of the hands, and your subject’s expression and posture. Next, Lindsay dives into “posing essentials,” outlining her approach to start with a “base pose,” then build on that to create endless posing opportunities. She also discusses posing the face—with specific sections dedicated to the chin, jaw, eyes, and forehead—as well as posing hands. In the second half of the book, Lindsay dedicates entire chapters to posing specific subject matter: women, men, couples, curvy women, families and small groups, and large groups. In each chapter, Lindsay addresses that subject matter’s specific challenges, provides “go-to poses” you can always use, and covers how to train the eye to determine the best pose for your subject(s). Lindsay also teaches you how to analyze a pose so that you can create endless posing opportunities and continuously improve your work.

Magnifeco

Your Head-to-Toe Guide to Ethical Fashion and Non-toxic Beauty

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Author: Kate Black

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550925903

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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American Dreamer

My Life in Fashion & Business

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Author: Tommy Hilfiger,Peter Knobler

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 1101886226

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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In this tale of grit and glamour, setbacks and comebacks, business and pop culture icon Tommy Hilfiger shares his extraordinary life story for the first time. Few designers have stayed on top of changing trends the way Tommy Hilfiger has. Fewer still have left such an indelible mark on global culture. Since designing his first collection of “classics with a twist” three decades ago, Tommy Hilfiger has been synonymous with all-American style—but his destiny wasn’t always so clear. Growing up one of nine children in a working-class family in Elmira, New York, Tommy suffered from dyslexia, flunked sophomore year of high school, and found himself constantly at odds with his father. Nevertheless, this self-described dreamer had a vision and the relentless will to make it a reality. At eighteen he opened his own clothing store, parlaying his uncanny instinct for style into a budding career as a fashion designer. Through decades of triumph and turmoil, Tommy remained doggedly optimistic. To this day, his approach to commerce is rooted in his positive view of the world. American Dreamer brims with anecdotes that cover Tommy’s years as a club kid and scrappy entrepreneur in 1970s New York as well as unique insights into the exclusive A-list personalities with whom he’s collaborated and interacted, from Mick Jagger and David Bowie to Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. But this is more than just a fashion icon’s memoir—it’s a road map for building a brand, both professionally and personally. Tommy takes us behind the scenes of every decision—and every mistake—he’s ever made, offering advice on leadership, business, team-building, and creativity. This is the story of a true American original, told for the first time in his own words, with honesty, humor, and the insatiable appetite for life and style that proves that sometimes you have to dream big to make it big. Praise for American Dreamer “A unique look into the fashion world . . . an honest, straightforward, mostly entertaining autobiography of the man who created a classic yet hip line of clothing.”—Kirkus Reviews “Fashionistas and business gurus alike will glean important lessons from Hilfiger’s rags-to-riches rag-trade story.”—Booklist “Tommy burst onto the fashion scene at the height of hip-hop and was instantly taken up by rappers and rockers alike. Since then, year after year he has been ahead of the curve with his elegant and stylish looks. His creative energy has always been an inspiration to me. He’s really himself in American Dreamer.”—Mick Jagger "In American Dreamer Tommy shows how he has taken the (rock) stars and the (preppy) stripes and come up with a look—and a label—that are recognized globally as being quintessentially American, as well as a brand that constantly keeps time with pop music.”—Anna Wintour “Tommy is an inspiration to many people. American Dreamer shows how he has managed to be successful in business and done so with integrity.”—David Beckham “Tommy is one of the most genuine people I know! In American Dreamer you can feel his passion pour through everything he does: fashion, fatherhood, family, and friendship!”—Alicia Keys “Tommy Hilfiger is an American icon who was able to transcend fashion and blend it with pop culture and take it to a worldwide audience. American Dreamer documents how, unlike any other designer, Tommy was able to tap into music, its subculture, and its influence on society.”—Tommy Mottola From the Hardcover edition.

The Dramatic Portrait

The Art of Crafting Light and Shadow

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Author: Chris Knight

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1681982161

Category: Photography

Page: 240

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Without light, there is no photograph. As almost every photographer knows, the word “photograph” has its roots in two Greek words that, together, mean “drawing with light.” But what is less commonly acknowledged and understood is the role that shadow plays in creating striking, expressive imagery, especially in portraiture. It is through deft, nuanced use of both light and shadow that you can move beyond shooting simply ordinary, competent headshots into the realm of creating dramatic portraiture that can so powerfully convey a subject’s inner essence, communicate a personal narrative, and express your photographic vision.

In The Dramatic Portrait: The Art of Crafting Light and Shadow, Chris Knight addresses portraiture with a unique approach to both light and shadow that allows you to improve and elevate your own portraiture. He begins with the history of portraiture, from the early work of Egyptians and Greeks to the sublime treatment of light and subject by artists such as Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. Chris then dives into a deep, hands-on exploration of light, shadow, and portraiture, offering numerous lessons and takeaways. He covers:

    • The qualities of light: hard, soft, and the spectrum in between
    • The relationships between light, subject, and background, and how to control them
    • Lighting patterns such as Paramount, Rembrandt, loop, and split
    • Lighting ratios and how they affect contrast in your image
    • Equipment: from big and small modifiers to grids, snoots, barn doors, flags, and gels
    • Multiple setups for portrait shoots, including those that utilize one, two, and three lights
    • How color contributes to drama and mood, eliciting an emotional response from the viewer
    • How to approach styling your portrait, from wardrobe to background
    • The post-processing workflow, including developing the RAW file, maximizing contrast, color grading, retouching, and dodging and burning for heightened drama and effect
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    • How all of these elements culminate to help you define your personal style and create your own narrative

This is Not a F*cking Street Style Book

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Author: MENDO,Adam Katz Sinding

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783961710782

Category: Fashion photography

Page: 224

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The first publication of major Instagram influencer @le21eme Brings together street and fashion show photography to explore the ascent of streetwear into high fashion A must-have book for all those passionate about contemporary fashion, street style, and luminescent, candid photography

Tattoo Street Style

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Author: Alice Snape

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147355215X

Category: Art

Page: 480

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Celebrate your uniqueness. Inspiring and captivating, Tattoo Street Style is a tribute to creativity and self-expression, a celebration of body, beauty and style, a manifesto for redefining the rules. Over four hundred original portraits capture extraordinary tattooed people from around the world, in New York, LA, Melbourne, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, London and Brighton. A curated and eclectic snapshot of today’s modern tattoo culture. Features profiles and interviews with some of the world’s most creative and exciting artists and studios. Also includes comprehensive infographic-style directories; perfect if you’re looking for inspiration.

Advanced Style

Older and Wiser

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Author: Ari Seth Cohen

Publisher: powerHouse Books

ISBN: 9781576877975

Category: Design

Page: 272

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The follow-up to our bestselling Advanced Style features more senior street style and inspiration from all over the globe. In this new edition Cohen shares his work from the past few years and now including some of the world's best-dressed older gentlemen. Similar in format to the original, with dozens of images from cities all over the world including: Los Angeles, London, Cape Town, Rome, Florence, Tokyo, San Diego, Palm Springs, Melbourne, Sydney, New York, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Stockholm, and Geneva. The book will also feature around 10 short essays (by the subjects of the book) distilling the wisdom and lifestyle secrets of some of Cohen's favorite Advanced Style ladies. Plus an introduction from the always fabulous and witty Simon Doonan makes for a celebration of smashing senior style! "...I must tell you that I am not really an old lady; just cleverly disguised as one. Art and colour keep me young, keep me sane. Working as I do as an untutored 'outsider' artist is my therapy, my medicine, my joy and my purpose in life. Colour surrounds me: I revel in it, splash it everywhere, gulp it with a spoon. I am immersed in art. I make it, collect it, it fills and defines my existence. Childish, shamanistic, wild and anarchic, it is as far outside the box as it is possible to be. Box?? There is no box! Be bold, be adventurous. Do profound things, dazzle yourself and the world. Don't wear beige: it might kill you. Contribute to society, and live large. Life is short, make every moment count. It is never too late to find your passion." -- Sue Kreitzman

Erik Madigan Heck

Old Future

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Author: Erik Heck

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419725913

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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The influence of art, notably painting, is a thread that runs through the history of fashion photography. From Edward Steichen, Irving Penn, and Horst P. Horst to Guy Bourdin and Sarah Moon, the great fashion photographers have often positioned their work as art. Erik Madigan Heck's work explores this intersection of fashion, painting, and classical portraiture. Erik Madigan Heck: Old Future presents more than 100 photographs in a flowing, chromatic sequence. The photographs featured--published in the New York Times Magazine, New York, Harper's Bazaar UK, Porter, and more--show his range and vivid use of color, and his ability to produce evocative and seductive images that are simultaneously timeless and futuristic. With essays by Susan Bright and Justine Picardie that look at Heck's place within the realms of both art photography and fashion, this book is the essential introduction to a future master of fashion photography.

The Flash Book

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Author: Scott Kelby

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1681982757

Category: Photography

Page: 208

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