5 Thins Every Fashion Photographer Should Know to get Published (Lone Wolf Magazine)
Post on 13-Apr-2015
DESCRIPTIONThere is a lot of mystery around publishing your fashion photography in a magazine. How do I get published? you ask. Here are five essential photography tips, so you can produce the best editorials youre capable of and have your photographs published by a fashion magazine like Lone Wolf.
There is a lot ofmysteryaroundmagazinesubmissions.HowdoI getpublished?youask,Ive tried everything I could think of and my fashion pictures are just not getting picked up by magazines. Here are five great photography tips, so you can produce thebesteditorialsyoure capableofandhaveyourphotographsfinallypublishedbyafashionpublication.
1. Unless youre shooting fine art, remember to always work with only the very best (agency represented) models. Youre shooting editorial photography, which calls for an extraordinary subject. So choose a model that has an otherworldly essence. We know your sister/friend/neighbour is abeautiful girl, but is she so beautiful she kindof looks likesomething from another planet? Casting the right model is an integral step in getting your pictures published. 2. Switch up the wardrobe and submit at least 8 images! Frequently photographers submit 6 images, half of whichfeature the same outfit. Which means half of thoseimages areunusable from a publications perspective.Ifyourerunninglow onclothes,weadvisethatyoubroadenthe scope of your shoot.Whynot photograph your modelshands?Herfeet?Whynotgrabashotof the location? Sometimes these non fashion images carry a story in beautiful ways you never wouldhaveexpected. 3. Get a hair stylist. There is nothing like a pro hair stylist to add that perfectiontoashoot.Lets face it, from a photographers perspective, makeup and/or skin is easy tofixinphotoshop,but hair is next to impossible. A holy truth about humans is that we are endlessly fascinated with good hair. This is in part because it is such a rare thing toseeinreality,andpartlybecauseitis incredibly difficult to achieve without the help of a professional. When you see a beautiful
hairstyle you instinctively know how hard itwouldbetopull offon yourownhair.Makesureyour model has difficult to achieve hair and youre guaranteed to have editors gushing over your photos. 4. Be cohesive! Your approach to every editorial should be similar to a movie directors. Each shot helps to tell the overall story.This is what we mean by fashion editorial photography a series of cohesive images thatservesomekindofnarrative,usuallyfashionrelated.Sometimes things dontwork out the wayyou planned it happens! So carefully edit out any wardrobeand makeuplooksfromyourshootthatdontflowwiththerestofyourtheme. 5. Editors love nothing more than the good old analog camera and film combo. Throw insome pretty clothes and a beautiful model and youre ready for publication. Its sort of foolproof strategy. Theres something irresistible about the texture and gritty quality of images that were taken the oldschool way. As we all know, in the age of digital photography shootingfilmcan be such a pain in the ass. But keep in mind that, generally speaking, the more effort you put into your images, themore that effort is reflected in the quality of the artproduced.Aboveallothers, this is the golden rule forgetting yourworkintoamagazine:Theharderyouhadtoworkforyour images,themorelikelythattheywillgetpublished.Simpleasthat. ALSO WORTH NOTING: there are exceptions to every rule, but if you want to play it safe we advise steering clear of the following fashion cliches: Flower wreaths in hair (every month we receive hundreds of photography submissions with this accessory featured throughout) Bathtubs (especially with flowers floating in them) Traintracks HDR: Broken Doll Black balloons ona rooftopoverlooking a city/emptyparkinglotModelasmagicalwoodlandcreature inH&Mclothes.