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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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!