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Glamour Photography

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There are many people as well as photographers who might find any
difference between glamour or fashion photography. Although they are
similar in certain aspects, but glamour photography is about
photographing a model to bring out certain key aspects of the subject and
is not for endorsement purposes. The standards of this area of
photography have changed over the time and today it reflects changes in
social morals. In the early 1920s, photographers from the US like Ruth
Harr...


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Glamour Photography


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There are many people as well as photographers who might find any
difference between glamour or fashion photography. Although they are
similar in certain aspects, but glamour photography is about
photographing a model to bring out certain key aspects of the subject and
is not for endorsement purposes. The standards of this area of
photography have changed over the time and today it reflects changes in
social morals. In the early 1920s, photographers from the US like Ruth
Harriet Louise took pictures of celebrities to add glamour to their
stature. During the World War II, glamour took another form and was
displayed in the form of pin-ups of scantily clad movie stars. This was
extremely among US soldiers.

The most important change came through Playboy, which was the first
magazine instrumental in giving a new name to glamour photography. This
was the first magazine to focus on nude models and its target was the
mainstream consumer. Hugh Hefner published the first issue of Playboy in
December 1953 with Marilyn Monroe on the cover. Nude photos of Monroe
were printed in the inside, which enhanced her image and also subdued the
public outcry. Off late several popular glamour magazines have started to
reverse the trend by focusing more on glamor and less on nudity. Some of
these magazines include Maxim, and FHM.

Photography of models has been through transition over the years and as a
photographer you need to possess the knowledge of these transitions
before you can step into the professional world. As a glamour
photographer, there are certain key aspects that you need to master and
understand. You need to understand that the sharpness of your models eyes
is very critical. As a beginner with auto-focus cameras, most budding
glamour photographers tend to focus on the nose, chin or shoulder. The
important lesson here is learning how to focus on the subject or models
eyes while shooting. This is an emerging problem with photographers using
auto-focus cameras. The auto focus camera focuses on the center of the
image by default.

Focusing starts first with finding your subjects eyes in the frame. Once
this is done, you should ideally depress the shutter-release button
slightly, hold the focus steady, compose the subject in the frame and
push the shutter-release button to take the photo. This technique can be
quite slow in the beginning but once you develop an understanding and a
feel for it, you’ll always find subject’s eyes in focus.

One of the second most important elements of glamour photography is the
background. It is the second most important visual element after the
subject. If you don’t have the right background then no amount of make-up
and clothes can get you a good picture. As a glamor photographer, you
should not ignore these elements as they are very crucial for getting the
right image. You need to be aware of the background and should be able to
foresee how it will look or appear in the final photograph. Some of the
best backgrounds to shoot in include natural surroundings, your back and
front yard, a bathtub, studio, beach and even inside the home. You can
always start by experimenting to find the right combination of elements.

				
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