Need Counseling?

Using form and texture in fashion photography

Posted on: May 20, 2017 at 4:38 am

Whatever category of photography that you work in, the basics always remain the same. Lighting and composition play a crucial part in practically any genre. Form and texture of course fall under the composition element, and they are just as important in fashion photography as with any other kind.

Check out this image of a model shot for Naidu Hall by Karthik Srinivasan. While this effectively styled photograph neatly conveys the intimacy theme, notice how the basics of composition lend a great deal to it. The silky fabric is a perfect texture for this theme. The corner to corner positioning of the model creates a diagonal composition – again, one of the basic rules of composition that KAPA students are taught right at the beginning of their course.

Add to this a good make up and stylist for the model’s hair and skin, and you have a highly appreciable fashion image. Fashion photography is often about the right team in terms of photographer, art director, stylist and make up artist. However, the basic feel of the image created is primarily in the photographer’s hands, and this is why it is crucial to get a good foundation of basic photography before you move on to fashion shoots and such…