For those that still read my blog (I know, I’ve been a little slow at getting things together on here.. let’s ignore the fact that the last post was in January!) you’ll be happy to know that I’m now going to be actively blogging again – sharing behind the scenes, experiences, events and new releases!
I’m excited to share with you my first ever book, ‘Fashion Photography 101‘! My goal when writing the book was to create a workshop-style guide that would be easy to follow and catered to every level of photographer (from the technicalities – camera settings, lighting techniques, studio and location environments to the organization – model direction, casting, retouching and marketing!). My inspiration was clear – referencing back when I was keen to start as a fashion photographer and trying to find guidance. I found that there were a limited number of resources on how to get started within the industry, what tools and tricks you needed to know, and most importantly – noticed. Whilst I referenced as much as I could and put it into practice, I found a lot of what I learned was through self-teaching, experimentation and picking myself up when I made mistakes (and believe me in the beginning there were a lot of them!). When the publisher approached me to write a book over a year ago, it took me some time to think about exactly what I wanted to share and how I would inspire an audience through the content. After much thought, I came to the conclusion that a clear, concise guide was exactly what I would have needed to help me avoid those mistakes in the beginning, and give me a clear vision on what I needed to do to start making my mark within the photo and fashion industry.
There’s a lot of fantastic technical and fashion photography guide books on the market, but with ‘Fashion Photography 101′ I’ve tried to share as much personal knowledge as I can whilst also trying to simplify modern techniques that are overwhelming to many at first.
Thank you to everyone involved in the making of the book & to those that are featured amongst the pages (models, styling teams and assistants). This could not have been possible without your hard work!
If you’re interested in grabbing a copy of the book for yourself then head on over to Amazon, or your nearest major book store (WhSmiths, Waterstones, Barnes & Noble, and Chapters, just to name a few, all stock the book in stores, and online). Please note that the cover featured is the UK edition.