Fashion and portrait photography. Any advice?

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  1. sincere

    sincere TPF Noob!

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    These are the areas i want to get into and besides doing an apprenticeship or so, i wouldnt know what/where to look into in these areas.

    Sorry for my vague explanation but i simply dont know what to know:)
     
  2. Cuervo79

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    well, first of all I'm in the same boat as you, what I've been doing is I offered my services free on a local model agency to get some actual practice experience. What I see I need is to do is strart informing people in the bussines of myself, giving cards and flyers. I plan to start with models and keep geting more experience, so when someone actually wants my work I won't be frozen with fear. hehehe
    Its a good question man I still ask it to myself sometimes

    Also on the portrait thing its a little more direct, start asking your friends to start posing and tell them to spread the word. I've seen that's the easiest way to do it. Also allways offer your work to people you talk to. You never know who you're going to bump into.
     
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    Thanks for the info on this!:)
     
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    I think perhaps it's a good idea to buy some proper lighting equipment and learn to use it before offering your services. For fashion photography, you'll need to master the use of strobes. There's no way around that. I'm sure you have friends that will pose for you and allow you to practice.
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I suggest check out strobist.blogspot.com They have very good info on how to get exceptionally good shots using just a single external flash unit. You can also get creative too (I built a softbox from cardboard and tissue paper). The only thing left is to get over the anxiety of going to take a picture of a model when your equipment is made of cardboard :D
     
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    That was hillarious!

    Keep it coming you guys.
     

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