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Lumix Fashion Photography Workshop by Abhishek Singh

The morning of April 14, 2019 saw a large turnout of photographers at NewDelhi. The reason for this turnout was none other than Travel & Lifestyle photographer and Panasonic Lumix Luminary and Ambassador, Abhishek Singh. This Fashion Photography Workshop was conducted by Abhishek Singh in collaboration with Chiiz and Panasonic Lumix.

Why Fashion Photography?

With the increasing craze for fashion, brands and businesses are in need of good fashion photographers. Now, these photographers should not just be good photographers but should also be able to come up with creative ideas that sell. The aim of this workshop was not only to train photographers for a fashion shoot but also to think creatively. The end goal was to teach photographers to pitch those ideas and make photography a lucrative profession along with a creative one.

The Fashion Photography Shoot

The Fashion Photography Shoot

Importance of Lighting

Lighting in Fashion Photography is one of the defining factors of a good photograph. The participants were taught the different lighting practices for different effects. Flat, soft, rim, butterfly, loop, etc were all taught and practiced in the fashion photography workshop. The use of strobes and reflectors were also told to the photographers at the workshop.

Lighting in Fashion Photography

Lighting equipment by Elinchrom

Presentation by the Mentor

Abhishek Singh is as good a mentor as he is a photographer. He not only teaches the nuances of photography but also motivates us think of creative ideas that sell. Many photographers find it difficult to do well . He inspires you to do better and make a successful career out of photography. His presentation on fashion photography and a special screening of his latest fashion shoot with Panasonic Lumix  in Ladakh was all the inspiration the photographers needed.

Fahion Photography Shoot

Abhishek Singh screening his Lumix Fahion Photography Shoot in Ladakh

Model-MUA Conversation

The Fashion Photography Workshop

Talk on how to brief models and makeup artists

In a Fashion Photography Shoot, it is very important for a photographer to communicate well with the model and the Makeup Artist. If you can communicate your idea to them, half your work is finished. We had Makeup Artist Manisha Sharma and Model, Shubhda Malhotra talk to the photographers as to how to brief the models and makeup artists.

Fashion Shoot

After the talk and tutorials, it was now time to put theories into practice. The participants all photographed the model under the mentor’s guidance . They had a hands on experience with the lights, instructing the model, etc. It was a fun practice that everyone enjoyed the most.

One-on-One Session with the Mentor

This is the most important part of any workshop. While group lectures are informative, true knowledge is achieved only when all the doubts are resolved. One-on-one sessions with the mentor helps to clear any doubts which a photographer may have. It might even lead to a much enlightening discourse which happened in this workshop.

Abhishek SIngh on a one-on-one session with a participant at the workshop.

“LEARNING IS NOT ATTAINED BY CHANCE, IT MUST BE SOUGHT FOR WITH ARDOR AND ATTENDED TO WITH DILIGENCE.” ―ABIGAIL ADAMS

Following the words of Abigail Adams, we at Chiiz, are always working to provide the best to the photographer’s community. We have a range of photography workshops and photography tours lined up for the learning of both amateur and professional photographers. Click here to register!

 

 

 

 

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7 Ways to Set up Your Own Home Studio

Do you have a predilection for photography? Do you want your own studio? Do you have a space that you can turn into a studio? Most of us think that we can have a photography studio only when we have achieved a certain level of fame and success, but a home studio is a great option if you’re a photographer trying to establish your business. However, before setting up a home studio, make sure you have a setup that will meet the expectations of your clients and give them a great result.

Here are 7 ways that will help you create your own home studio –

  1. Look for a dedicated space

Spacious studio

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The most important thing before setting up a studio is to look for space and clear it out. It could either be a guest room or an unused room in your home. A dedicated space is not only important for accommodating your photography gear but also to keep you away from all those distractions that you face while working. A personal space is also essential for the clients to avoid the subtle tension and awkwardness in the room. It might seem difficult to arrange this space initially, but it is completely worth the effort.

  1. Basic equipment

equipment for home studio

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You don’t need high-end studio and photography gear to start off with your home studio; a good camera and some lighting are enough to get you going. Work hard and focus on your clients’ requirements and the technical execution of the photographs that you are capturing.

  1. Add light modifiers
light modifiers

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Light modifiers like flash blenders, umbrellas, beauty dishes and many others can be used as artificial light sources for your studio. You’ll need to buy these easily accessible modifiers to achieve amazing light. One can also use the window light i.e the light that comes through your window as the natural light assuming the window is in an ideal location.

  1. Use beautiful backdrops
backdrop accessories

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Try building various unique backgrounds using the leftover materials. Displaying colourful artwork and hanging curtains and fabrics of various colors high up on your wall will enhance professionalism and upgrade your studio.

 

  1. Add some props

stusio Props to enhance your final output

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At times, the photos captured in a home studio appear to look similar. Adding new elements to the photo can spice up your portraits and make them different from the rest. You can either purchase the props from a store or you can find them all around your house- it can be anything from an empty photo frame to balloons to furniture or accessories.

 

  1. Invest in a printer

Invest in a printer

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Owning a printer along with capturing photographs is like an icing on the cake. You can easily please your clients if you have your own printer by instantly producing the prints.

  1. Showcase your best work

Showcase your best work

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Show off some of the best work on your studio’s walls. Showing your clients printed photographs leaves a really good impact on them. Let them fall in love with the work you have done and impress them by the large prints. You will be able to build a good reputation in front of your clients which will further help you grow your business at a very fast pace.

All these tips will help you set up a home photography studio and deliver the professional photographs that every client is looking for.

 

 

writer: Urvi Bareja

Urvi Bareja grew up in New Delhi, India and is always fascinated by literature and photography. In her spare time, she enjoys eating good food and watching web series.