When we talk about fashion we may be referring to a popular or the latest style of clothing, hair, decoration, or behavior. it has been called vogue, trend, craze, rage, mania, style, look, tendency, convention, custom, practice, etc … relegated to the special sense and it is about the culture of human societies and involves so many regional, history, education, religion, or believe that makes some styles or behavior popular socially and appropriate in the certain location or time and period and its very thin line between fashion and anti-fashion.
Fashion photography is generally to displaying clothing and other fashion items and most of the time is for advertisements or fashion magazines, but a revolutionary artist to may create some shots to express a message and make a change in the society.
Understanding patterns, composition, lines, curve, negative spaces, tonality, color. lighting, makeup, and mood are just very basic few factors of professional fashion photography
Successful fashion photographers mainly they have bachelor’s degrees in photography and art from colleges or universities, where they learn about the techniques, processes, law, and equipment to use and have a knowledge of the work and responsibility they are going to face.
They may learn from some mentors or joined some photo clubs to practice it by themselves and be naturally artist but as this days world will be very difficult to learn it all in the old school way,
Mainly regional open-minded pioneers with artistic sense and vision were more capable to deliver the message, in the shots as they know the culture inside out and meaning of the beauty is not the same everywhere in the world, in some country young girls they will be kept in the camp to get so fat that young men can love them as they believe slim people will get sick faster and cant work well or be good healthy mother.
Copyright law and photography
They have to know the law and regulation of the region and understand the effect and outcome of their work with some emotional careless message in the photo it can end up with violence outcome, and respond of some society.
Politics and Fashion
Many movements they have been expressed themselves by the power of the color, pattern, and fashion.
In many places, dress code became tools of the control and politician always been using it for their own purpose while some used The crown to show the power and some mini skirt to increase the birthrate of the society to have more workforce, a younger generation, more population, bigger army … And as times passed by the not many people will even think about it as many will leave in a dream world created by mass media and propaganda, even pattern became a symbol of the society and group or cult.
Music, lights, locations, and power of the art and creativity being used to express the fashion style, promote the artist, designer, models and brand to creating a new market for all of them and at highest level be able to create the new culture.
These are just little topics of this huge ocean of the fashion world, so jumping in it as a fashion photographer, you will need to start taking many steps to become a professional one, and make a living from income of it, and first of all you have to think that if you are capable financially to cover the cost, or not !