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Cholera Belts and Stockings: Louise Brown on the Cultivation of Difference in British India

The British in colonial India were obsessed with rank and status. The divide between the British and Indians was pronounced, but so too were the differences between classes of white people. A strict pecking order […]

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Perfecting the group shot

Photographers who photograph people will invariably encounter the group shot at some stage, whether it’s a Christmas party memento or a fashion shoot promo. While they can be great fun, it’s very easy for group […]

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Lara Jade: How to set up an inexpensive home studio

You don’t need a purpose-built studio and an expensive array of lights to achieve amazing results. Top fashion photographer Lara Jade shot these dramatic portraits in her apartment using just one light source. Follow her […]

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Making the most of test shoots

Almost everyone with a camera wants to get paid to take pictures of beautiful people, but the reality is that fashion photography rates work on a sliding scale. In the beginning you will be expected […]

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Haute Covers: beautiful book covers paired with runway looks

Gorgeous dresses and beautiful book covers — what more could you ask for? One should  never look too matchy-matchy, but we think these books and runway looks  are a match made in fashion heaven: Lost […]

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Creating a painterly portrait

What separates a portrait (even a ‘creative portrait’) from a typical fashion image is the notion of a human element. Fashion images are pictures of clothing that happen to contain people, while portraits are pictures […]

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The location lighting secrets of a top fashion photographer

Having graced the pages of magazines such as Vogue, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, and Cosmopolitan, former model Amy Dunn knows what works best when lighting a fashion shoot   Keeping the dress and lighting simple “I love […]

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What you need to know about high-key & low-key lighting

Top fashion photographer Lara Jade explains when to use high-key or low-key lighting and how powerful the technique can be. “You’ll be able to confidently offer the client what he/she needs to create a certain mood and theme within the […]

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Lara Jade: How to book your first model

Whether you’re casting a model for a commercial job or for your next personal project, you should always remember that the model is key to a successful fashion shoot. Top fashion photographer Lara Jade explains […]

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How to use backlighting & flare

“Certain times of day can bring out the unusual and dramatic in your photographs and make for beautiful backdrops, not only for landscape photographers, but also for us as fashion photographers,” says fashion photographer Lara […]

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Lara Jade's Assignment l A day in the life

“Setting yourself personal assignments is important no matter what level of photographer you are. Whether you’re starting out or an experienced professional, you should always be setting yourself new personal challenges, as these are an […]

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