When a Fashion photographer has to set up multiple briefings for the many other eliminates of the creative industries to be able to succeed in a photographic project or assignment. I have made a spider diagram to show just a few as an example.
Another thing that not just Fashion photographers, every freelance photographer running a business will stumble across some legal safety which by law needs to be put in place by the business owner. Also some saftey precautions and procedures that should be taken out when with a client and shooting. Again I have put together a spider diagram to show a few examples
Expanding on a few of the above points; Having the correct health & safety knowledge is crucial when running a business and dealing with the general public and in some cases larger firms. Here is a few of the rules that I have sourced, that the photographer, the staff involved and the clients:
- Ensure there are no loose cables, using hazard tape or duct tape secure all loose cables to prevent them becoming a tripping hazard.
- When setting up the studio lights take care that all tripod stands have the single leg aligned with the light fitting and the other 2 legs at the back, this prevents the stands tipping. Also take care to allow enough room for staff and models to manoeuvre in a safe manner around the studio ensuring that all lightstands are positioned accordingly for the desired effect but also in a safe manner.
- When changing attachment such as a soft box to a snoot, extra care needs to taken as the model lights become very hot and can burn. If moving to a different location ALWAYS place the protective cover back onto the light unit, this prevents damage to the bulbs and burns.
- When using the light fittings such as snoots etc please ensure that they are secured correctly before moving the stand and using.
- Never leave the studio unattended
- When packing away, ensure all light fittings are put away securely, if hung up please ensure that they are secured to the wall and above head height to prevent them falling and people banging their heads.
- Place the light unit covers on securely before packing away into a secure place such as a cupboard or box, taking extra care to wrap any loose wiring.
Having the appropriate certification for the appropriate types of photography. When shooting with children and babies, some clients would possible expect you to have a PVG certificate and first aid for example, as a small business owner you would be expected to know basic first aid as a photographic studio can be a dangerous place for someone who isn't familiar with the studio environment, which is the vast majority of clients that any photographer may work with.
Equipment is basically the back bone to any photograph career. You can't take any photos without a camera for a start. I found this photograph when doing my research which i thought would be good to show an example of some equipment that most freelance photographers would have to start them off as a photographer.
When it comes to fashion photography the equipment used is there to accentuate the clothes worn by the subject in the photograph, so using thing like reflectors, snoots and barn doors to direct light on the garment draw the eye more to the clothes more than the model. Also in fashion photos, detailed photographs are needed to show either the fabric or detailing on a garment, so having the correct lens for this would be of great advantage to a fashion photographer. A 35mm or 50mm prime lens would be perfect of fashion photography as you can get sharp crisp images, close up or a full length portrait.
MY PORTRAIT SHOOT
I took to pintrest to get some inspiration for my portrait shoot.