Photography Editiorials Done Right

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Breaking into editorial photography is a great way to get more exposure, build your portfolio, and receive unique assignments that will allow you to work with models, real people, and even allows you to travel the world.a13

If you’re already an accomplished professional, transitioning to editorial photography can be fairly easy if you can remember a few things that makes it different than typical portraits.

There may be an angle or a specific item or location the writer talks about in the article that you should focus on. Your images are to compliment the article. So giving the story a quick glance can help you look for specific items in stores, or to help you visually set a tone for the shoot. If it mentions an old antique chest, ask where it is located. If it describes a specific dish, request it to be made, because often readers will want a photo to reference.

Being overly prepared and educated on what you are shooting will help you prepare when you’re on site shooting and will also impress the art director.

Some editors already have an idea of layout for the story content. Don’t be afraid to ask for the predicted size for the feature or orientation preference they have in mind. However, still shoot horizontally and vertically for every shot for options as content can change.

Knowing that the story text will overlap the image can also help you go into a shoot looking for a clean background or shoot with a shallow depth of field that won’t compete with text.seniorfashion20

Something else to remember that you may also not know, if the content will be on the right or left, so make sure you shoot with the subject looking in both directions so they don’t look off the page.

If you’re not a vertical shooter, get used to shooting verticals. Especially if you want to do magazine work. Typically magazines know what their feature story is for the publication so if you are shooting a part of the assignment, there’s a fairly good chance you can land the cover. Make sure you leave space for the magazine header. Do this by avoiding busy backgrounds and keeping signage out of your shot.

If you’re not used to shooting verticals, consider investing in a battery grip with a vertical release. It will help you make straighter shots.

There is still only so much that can be done in post. Editorial art directors like smart, sharp images with straight lines and clean composition. Sometimes fixing crooked horizons in a post can’t fix it as well as just taking a step to the left or right.

The new Upright Tool in Lightroom can do wonders for straightening out lines in architecture, but it’s not perfect. Throw a couple curves in with the lines and you might be out of luck. Get it all right before you leave the scene.

Often photographers are in the habit of cropping in the camera. The difference with shooting for magazines is that the images often take up the entire page and need bleed room. You can avoid any images from being thrown out by simply giving extra room along the sides. Take a step back before taking the shot.  It might be hard to get used to, but remember extra space is needed for the bleed. You don’t want your images to be unusable because you’ve shot too tight.

Your assignment might require models and you could be given access to a modeling agency’s talent database. If this is the case, know what the magazine’s demographic is. While most of us are attracted to youth, a magazine’s readership might be more sophisticated therefore it’s important to find subjects that fit the editorial’s readership.boobs

Don’t be afraid to ask to look at the models with the art director and give feedback on preference.  You can also recommend stylists and makeup artists that you prefer that may help strengthen your shot.

By knowing your subject’s profession or role in the story, you’ll be able to capture them in a way that compliments the tone of the article. Your images of a comedian should not be shot in the same way as your images of a CEO. With every photo, make the environment, props, pose, outfit, and mood of your subject all match the overall message of the shoot.

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Art directors enjoy working with photographers who work quickly, just as any other boss would. The sooner you can wrap up a shoot, the less likely you are exhaust the subject or take up too much of the art director’s day. This all goes toward getting the more jobs from these people later.

You’ll also need to edit well and deliver quickly. I find that my editing for editorial is not as soft or romantic as my fashion  photography, but more bold, clean and saturated, which is how all work should be! See more at www.TheFashionRadio.com 

By: Sir Fashion

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The Begining of Coffee Grounds ( Austin Tx )

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The start of everything for me.. It was a love story that became just that; A story. So long ago. The pain is no Longer there, but the adventure did begin from this very moment. It was my dream to have the abilty to share my experience and knowledge. As well bring other’s out about and let everyone know they are not alone. WE all make mistakes, and in due time I wanted to figure out why we do those things and such. I loved Jamie Frost, but did I love her enough to chase her down and prove how much I loved her? No, of course not. I figured she didn’t love me enough to stay and figure things out. Why should I.. See I could go, could’ve or she should bullshit lol. What I did figure out though I needed to search  out why we do the things we do in the name of love. Im so tired of not knowing or feeling empty at moments. Knowing I’m not the only one person out there searching for answers. While thus for many who are dealing with what style they call being in a relationship to trying to do a professional career. For many of us we want both, for many so can’t handle it, while other’s plainly cheat to just lies as well. I never understood why would one lie to that person they supposedly loved or cared about? And  the list goes on with why I created this, Coffee Grounds. I could go on and on, but truely I don’t. I have been asked sooo many times what is Coffee Grounds about? Well here is the starting point of it all, well the video part anyway lol . Much Love and Respect.

Mr.BlackTie Goes Timeless with a Blend of Nature with NokTurnal at WWD Magic ..Project

Spice101While DJing at some very cool spots at downtown locations such as Bonze Café at the Market to new sensation Eureka!; I had the Pleasure of getting a glimpse of Nokturnal Designs while at WWD Magic. Nokturnal is a priceless wooden watch made from 100 percent wood and featured with a Japanese quartz movement. They offer a perfect blend of high fashion, natures truest form with a classic look. A one year limited warranty is standard on every watch they sell. Nokturnal has four styles. One I will go into is the Maple. It’s a hardwood that ranges in color from gold to off white. Many can say they have seen maple being typically a straight grain in maple but waviness isn’t uncommon. It’s mostly as odoriess wood that has been used for hundreds of years in everything from buildings to watches!IMG_20180213_111636

With a lifespan of 300 years and over 200 species it’s a no brainer why Nokturnal picked Maple to be one of the four designs for those of the Fashion and nature world to pick from. To see the other three of four go to www.Nokturnalwatches.com 

Written By: Mr. Black Tie

Rebel Spirit A Royal Way Of Life …at Project Las Vegas Fashion Week ..!

 

 

 

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In 2010, a Rebel Spirit Street Team was formed to hit some of the busiest cities in order to party with the locals and to give away tons of money, Rebel Spirit “CASH” to be exact. This Year Rebel Spirit Clothing plans on giving away over $20,000.00 in usage Rebel Spirit Dollars (this money can only be spent on the Rebel Spirit Clothing website, but the customers do not have to buy anything in order to use the Rebel Spirit Dollars). You can find our street team walking in the downtown area of Hollywood, California mixing it up with the people, passing out Rebel Spirit Dollars, taking pictures with people, doing live photo shoots and hitting some of the busiest clubs. Rebel Spirit Clothing has armed itself with one of the sexiest groups ever assembled for a street team. Using our models that have been hand selected by Mr. Green of the Rockstars of Photography, our street team is sure to turn a few heads. Using the resources of one of our county’s leading entertainment websites, clubdistrict.com has joined the Rebel Spirit cause for “A ROYAL WAY OF LIFE”. Clubdistrict.com has opened the doors to the nightlife that our team craves. It’s VIP status all the way. Once the Rebel Spirit Street Team arrives at the club they are taken to their pre-loaded table where they will find drinks and thousands of Rebel Spirit Dollars to share with everyone.

 

Becoming a member of Rebel Spirit Street Team takes a real love and understanding to “A Royal Way of Life”. It doesn’t just mean sexy people, parties and drinking. It means much more. Our team’s dedication to the cause goes much further than that. Yes, they hit the clubs in order to pass out thousands of dollars a night, but the team also attends events that give back to communities and charity foundations. Our street team helps to raise thousands of US Dollars by participating in these charity events such as walking for breast cancer, feeding the homeless and even cleaning up local communities. I am telling you, our street team is simply the best rounded team ever assembled. So if you are planning on becoming a member of the Rebel Spirit Street team, make sure you bring your A-GAME because you will be asked to show it every time!

By Sir Fashion see more fashion at http://www.thefashionradio.com