Fashion Flair for Portrait and Wedding Photography, 1st Edition

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Fashion Flair for Portrait and Wedding Photography, 1st Edition

Fashion Flair for Portrait and Wedding Photography teaches photography students how to take the concepts of fashion photography (including preparation, styling, props, lighting, posing and post-processing) and apply these techniques to their portrait and wedding photography. By adding fashion flair to their work, photographers can distinguish themselves from their competition and demand a higher price for their images and creativity. Fashion photographers use preparation, styling, props, lightin

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  1. J. Dassaro "Dassaro Imaging Photography" says:
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    From a part-time professional, May 19, 2011
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    J. Dassaro “Dassaro Imaging Photography” (Tennessee, USA) –
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    I am best classified as a part-time professional location based shooter who shoots without use of assistants. I shoot all Nikon gear and typically do event, portrait, intimate, and children’s sporting events. I do not do weddings due to the complexity of the event (that is a confession by the way). I love photography and would do what I do for free but I happen to get paid most of the time.

    For this book to have any value to you, you must have the fundamental basics of photography mastered. Well, maybe not “mastered.” But you must have the fundamental knowledge to apply those basics to various situations before you can apply the lessons in this book. So, if you are just starting out or just a hobbyist, focus on books that cover the basics such as exposure, metering, gear, natural lighting, aperture,etc… If you are still using the scene settings (program mode) on your camera, don’t even think about this book. You should know how to shoot manually first.

    That being said, this book, despite the constant use of the word “flair” is extremely valuable for portrait shooters leaning toward the fashion/glamour side of photography. It has some of the best visual examples (I like to deconstruct shots)from which to work. Adler presents the information so coherently that if you have a at least the fundamentals of photography down, you will easily benefit from even just browsing this book (the shots are inspiring).

    Although the book has the word “wedding” in the title, the lessons and samples are easily applied to any portrait shoot (in studio or on location), especially with women. Adler does a great job of explaining gear and lighting so that even a hobbyist moving up should be able to use many of the techniques on their next shoot.

    Nealry every aspect of “fashion” photography is covered in this book including makeup and hair. The book is well written that lend sitself to a thorough read to portrait shooters. Strongly recommend adding this to your library.

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  2. Jesse D. Walker says:
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great for intermediate photographers, April 27, 2011
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    Jesse D. Walker (Logan, UT) –
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    This book is targeted to the hobbyist or professional portraitist, and will not teach you how to shoot for Vogue Italia. But once you’ve got the basics of photography down, this is a great resource for adding to your photographic repertoire. It covers how to incorporate elements of fashion photography into portrait shoots (nothing in the book is wedding-specific, though the suggestions can be implemented by wedding photographers as well). The author covers “fashion flair” (she can’t seem to just use the word “fashion” without its cheesy counterpart) from a variety of angles: the best gear (lenses, lights and modifiers), shooting techniques, pre-shoot preparation (getting ideas/props/locations, finding and working with MUA’s, stylists, models, etc), posing, lighting techniques, post-processing in Photoshop, photography business tips, and more. All in all, a nice compilation. I wouldn’t recommend it to someone new to photography, as it would be wise to be grounded in the basics before getting too much to think about (so if you’re still shooting on “P” mode, learn your gear first!). But for anyone a little further along the learning curve and wanting to lean towards fashion photography, this makes a nice resource, and contains plenty of tips to help you get started.

    Another book worth considering would be Siegel’s Fashion Photography Course: Principles, Practice, and Techniques: An Essential Guide, which is a bit different: it’s more brief, more “professional” (if you actually want to *BE* a fashion photographer), and a bit less directly applicable to generic portrait shoots. One of the nice things about Adler’s book is the hand-holding walkthrough she gives you. After reading it, you won’t scratch your head and wonder how any of it might be applicable to you. Siegel’s book is perhaps a little less down-to-earth.

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  3. Michael E. Comeau says:
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
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    Excellent Primer on Fashion and Portrait Photography, February 28, 2011
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    Michael E. Comeau (Brooklyn, NY) –
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    Assuming you are not seeking advanced information and concepts, Fashion Flair is an excellent book for those interested in portrait, fashion, and wedding photography. It reads like an entry-level textbook for fashion shooting, and thais should be taken in a positive light.

    There is a lot of information here – lighting, planning, logistics, equipment choice, Photoshop retouching, and the book is much deeper than expected.

    I would like to see an advanced version with more lighting diagrams, but overall this is a great book for beginners.

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