WHAT IS THE AIM OF THIS FASHION EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITY
The aim of the day is to create an opportunity for photographers wishing to gain experience in producing high-end images for fashion editorials and shoot alongside top UK Fashion Photographer James Nader learning how to produce a successful fashion story suitable for a magazine submission. Images captured in this experience will give the Photographer a major boost or update in their portfolio. Currently there is an explosion of online magazines whom require fresh content from photographers to add into their publications. This offers more opportunity to photographers wanting to gain a submission. “The Creed” can help you find your path for shooting creatively for a submission.
Editorials are a way of allowing pictures to tell a story, a fashion story which allows the brands featured in the shoot to be seen and achieve recognition for their products or outfits. We create a realistic fashion shooting scenario, the same as experienced by James in various submission shoots. These scenarios will be of benefit to you, the photographer, when you are booked to create your own fashion editorial.
HOW YOUR DAY IS PLANNED
Your day will begin first thing in the morning and introduce you to “The Creed” team involved in the days experience. You will meet and greet James who will make you feel comfortable about the day and give you a overview of what to expect during the flow of your experience. We discuss requirements for make-up, styling, hair and of course the model and what is needed from them. We look at some basics of setting up your own fashion editorial and run through some of the important factors to work on in advance such as. James will give you access to some of his shooting skills and techniques used in his own work for clients and magazine submission.
WHAT WE COVER ON YOUR DAY
- Setting the Studio
- Lighting choice for this shoot and why
- Setting up your team
- Going through stylist mood board
- What is the style – does the model suit the look
- Pull letters and working with stylist
- What happens if things don’t map out
- You will learn one to one with James Nader
- Model posing techniques
- Your own individual shooting time with the models and lights
- Take your pictures home for your own portfolio and editing with sign off for shots for your own book
- Intimate photographer numbers make a fun and relaxed shooting environment
- Meet and network with other like minded photographers and creatives
As a team we will discuss the mood board, clothing and style for the day and run through the makeup with the make-up artist. Whilst the team begin the process of making up the model and styling them, James will run through the basics of the lighting and look of the session. Lighting on location can be interpreted in different ways, James will explain why the light matters for the types of looks your are shooting and how this can be adapted to suit the environment. We plan to start shooting around 11:00am and everyone will get the opportunity to shoot their own pictures for each different setup.
The aim of this experience is for you the photographer to dive right in and shoot with the confidence knowing that James is close to hand to offer advice and support in learning how the light is working with model and how to get the best out of them on set. James working closely with you during your photographic experience will give you confidence in model direction and lighting control helping you capture superb images. At the end of your experience there will be time for questions and answers and an informal chat about anything that you may wish to ask James and by the time you finish your day you will have a newly acquired skills in shooting models and directing them to create a set of fashion editorial images of 6-8 looks ready for inclusion in your portfolio.