Marta Syrko’s “Dot” Is a Very Clever Take on Fashion Photography

Feeling stuck in your fashion photography projects? You might want to draw some timeless inspiration from the work of Marta Syrko.

Fashion photography can sometimes look bland and repetitive these days. What usually works to remedy this is trying something new, or drawing inspiration from a totally different style. If you’re looking into shaking up your practice with more timeless imagery, we think you’ll find the work of Ukranian fashion, portrait, and fine art photographer Marta Syrko inspiring.

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Ingrid Alice Irsigler Creates Stunning Afro Asian Fashion Photography

If you’re into colorful fashion photography, we’re sure you’ll love these unique and vibrant snaps by Ingrid Alice Irsigler.

Looking for some creative inspiration and ideas for your next fashion photography projects? We found just the right stuff for you. Ingrid Alice Irsigler, a photographer and art director based in Cape Town, shot a couple of impressive sets showcasing the beauty and artistry of Afro Asian fashion. This mind-blowing fusion of two cultures resulted in some pretty stunning imagery which is totally different from what we usually see (especially on Instagram) or think about fashion photography.

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Shooting Creative Night Fashion Photography with Rear Curtain Sync Flash

In case you’re looking for fun ways to play with rear curtain sync flash mode for your next fashion photography project, this video could give you some ideas.

Thinking of upping your flash game with some creative night photography? Night fashion portraits is certainly one of the fun projects you can do with flash. If you need some ideas, you might want to check out this quick video showing how to achieve cool creative effects using rear curtain sync flash!

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Plunging Into the Hypnotic Fashion Photography of Derrick Freske

All images by Derrick Freske. Used with permission.

Colors often play a big part in fashion photography, and the work of Los Angeles-based Derrick Freske is dripping with them. In fact, his images are brimming with colors that bring both a youthful energy and a hypnotic vibe to his chosen genre. However, this wasn’t always how his photography looked, and it took him a while to realize that this vibrant style fit both his personality and creative vision the most. He may only be five years into his career, but he has already worked with a number of big clients — Aeropostale, Bershka, Chevrolet, Gap, Hollywood Records, and Under Armour, to name a few.

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Cheap Photo: 50% Off Advanced Fashion Photography Lighting Tutorial

Have you been struggling to up your fashion photography game? Maybe lighting is your missing link.

Those of you who are into fashion photography or are interested in learning more about it and how those looks are achieved are going to like this deal today. Photowhoa is currently offering 50% off an advanced fashion photography lighting tutorial series and this is going to be a great resource for anyone who is looking to improve their fashion photography.

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Osborne Macharia Fashion Photography Focuses on the Iconic Rude Boy

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After featuring a handful of work showing daily life around Africa, it’s time for us to go deeper into its pockets of culture that most of us rarely see. Today’s featured project by Nairobi-based Osborne Macharia is an colorful inspiration for both fans and practitioners of fashion photography. If you liked his vibrant portraits of an old school hip hop heads who call themselves Kabangu, this new project by Osborne will definitely catch your eye. Aside from its cheeky title, The Return of the Rude-Boy is a showcase of Nairobi’s ghetto fashion scene and careful balance of bright colors.

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I Find Fashion Photography So Boring; But Not Street Photography

For work I shoot commercial and fashion photography and really, it is so fucking boring. So in my own time I just love to photograph humanity. I want to turn the mundane into something beautiful. I think this helps me cope with life, making the ordinary extraordinary. I have a Leica Q and like to take my camera out when I walk my dog every day. At school I wanted to paint photos realistically but I was crap, so I figured I could just take photos instead. I really enjoyed it and got a rush from the results and I just never stopped.

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Zeno Spyropoulos: On Polaroids, Fashion Photography and Poetry (Slightly NSFW)

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Zeno Spyropoulos is a photographer who has been working on portraiture for a while, but is also into analog means for a number of reasons. He’s very much against the Photoshopping trends, loves poetry, and involves emotions in his portraiture. All of this is clearly evident in a lot of the work Zeno does. Polaroids have always been looked at as something fun, simple and great for many moments in life. And as Zeno tells us, he’s finding ways to combine it with his love of poetry.

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Alex Galmeanu’s Pinhole Fashion Photography on Kodak T-Max 400

All images by Alex Galmeanu. Used with Creative Commons Permission.

When photographer Alex Galmeanu loaded up a pinhole camera with Kodak T-Max 400, he…wait. Yes. Kodak T-Max 400 is a film that is designed to helped render as much detail as possible and it was paired with a type of photography that isn’t exactly known for its detail rendition. But in turn, T-Max 400 loans itself to pinhole photography well simply because of the way that it works.

According to Alex:

A Pinhole Camera is a simple camera without a lens and with a single small aperture, effectively a light-proof box with a small hole in one side. Exposures can typically range from few seconds up to as much as several hours. The effect was noted in the 5th century BC in China and has been refined over the centuries.

This fashion story was shot on a home-made designed 6x7cm format pinhole camera and every picture was exposed several seconds on an Kodak T-max 400 ASA 120 roll film.

The camera itself was made from several machine-cut Forex layers installed on a Mamiya 120 Roll Film Magazine. The focal lens distance was set at 52mm (similar angle to a 26mm lens on a full-frame DSLR camera) with an aperture close to f173.

The images are also fantastic in terms of composition and technicalities. T-Max loans itself to being able to work with a fair amount of details in either the shadows or highlights while not working so much with the midtones. And if you’ve looked at a low of pinhole photography, that’s perfect. While Kodak Tri-X also does a pretty good job, the nature of T-Max lends itself to the more ethereal look that pinhole photography is known for.

C. Stephen Hurst: Fashion Photography on the NYC Subways

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All images by C. Stephen Hurst. Used with permission.

“The real turning point though was when I was diagnosed with cancer.” says C. Stephen Hurst about how he got into photography. I accepted the possibility that the lymphoma would kill me but I couldn’t accept that my work as photographer, and not a painter, would end.” Indeed, when you’re on a deadline like this, you try to do as much as you can in the time that you have left.

C. Stephen Hurst is a photographer based in Brooklyn, NY and instructs at ICP. Luckily, he’s a cancer survivor and can go about creating some of the most inspiring work that I’ve seen so far this year. Part of this stems from the fact that he’s a former painter. While he shoots weddings, some of this work includes his fashion shoots on the NYC subways.

“Usually I’ll time the ride several times and then base my calculations of setting up, shooting, and breaking down on the average time between those stops.” says Stephen. “It evolved out of a desire to shoot during winter in a free ‘non studio’ space. NYC at any time has a wonderful abundance of models to collaborate with but none of them are as unique, unpredictable, or iconic as the streets/subways/random people (and animals) of our great Metropolis.”

This specific body of his work is about documenting worlds as they collide.

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Gina Manning: Stylized Editorial Fashion Photography

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All images by Gina Manning. Used with permission.

Photographer Gina Manning is a high-concept fashion photographer that brings a cinematic quality to every shoot she designs–and many of her photos remind me of comic books and similar stylizations. She’s also a huge lover of film.

Moving between NYC and Boston often, Gina is inspired by many of the things around her. From her earliest days, she used to drive for a while and get lost in photographing landscapes. That work and mindset evolved into doing portraiture and editorial work when we took a gig at the Boston Phoenix.

According to Gina, lots of work and concepting goes into the process of making a single image.

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The Fine Art Fashion Photography of Jvdas Berra


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Jvdas Berra is a Mexican photographer who studied film production but became quickly bored of it. Upon taking a leap into photography, he discovered his true calling. We discovered his work on Behance and after falling in love with his fashion photography we found out that he has shot for Vogue, ELLE, Nylon, Marie Claire, InStyle, Image Amplified, Vanidades, Photography Master Class, and NatGeo among others.

“I have no limits, not even the sky is…” says Jvdas about his potential. His fine art work is now exhibited at the prestigious Fine Art Gallery “These Fine Walls” in New York. Also his work is represented by the highly recognized gallery “Art Angels” in Los Angeles, California, alongside the work of Andy Warhol, David Lachapelle, Banksy, Michael Moebius and other world-class artists.

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Ken Kiefer: Underwater Fashion Photography

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Photographer Ken Kiefer has an incredible speciality as a creative: not only is he an underwater photographer or a fashion photographer, but he specializes in underwater fashion photography. In fact, he’s won a number of awards for his work. Ken tells us that a few looks can take up to three hours and that the work is so complex due to lighting scenarios and getting exactly what he needs from the talent.

We talked to Ken more about underwater fashion.

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Chad Sexton: The Effectiveness of Lighting and Posing in Fashion Photography


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Bio – My name is Chad Sexton and I am a photographer based in Phoenix. I’m not sure if I would be considered a portrait or fashion photographer, but I love taking pictures of people. I prefer to photograph outside on location, but when it’s 110 degrees outside that’s not always possible. With my own personal shoots I always try to add another element to the photos. Sometimes I have to find that element, and other times I am forced to build it. But there is nothing better than building something for a photo shoot and watching it all come together.

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This Big Tip Will Help You with Fashion and Portrait Photography!

Been looking for your next fashion photography inspiration? This short video featuring Australian fashion and beauty photographer Max Papendieck will give you just that.

Whether you want to do fashion portraits as a hobby or you want to do it professionally in the long run, it always help to get some tips and be inspired by those who are already successful in the field. In this quick video by Henry Thong, we get our fashion photography inspiration from Australian fashion and beauty photographer Max Papendieck, who has photographed a good number of high-profile personalities for an impressive list of brands and publications.

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Benjo Arwas Combines Photography and 8mm Footage for a Fashion Campaign

All images and videos by Benjo Arwas. Used with Creative Commons permission.

It’s been a while since the vintage look has made a comeback in many creative aspects, but the visual appeal hasn’t waned. In the realm of fashion, for example, we see that nostalgia sells, not only in style itself but also in how it’s presented to the fashion-forward. Case in point is the beautiful Holiday 2017 campaign done by Los Angeles-based Benjo Arwas for designer brand Anine Bing.

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Alexander Berdin-Lazursky Merges Photography and Digital Art in Futuristic Fashion Portraiture

All images by Alexander Berdin-Lazursky. Used with Creative Commons permission.

Creative projects that blur the boundaries between digital art and photography may be pretty common, albeit somewhat controversial these days. But once in a while, we come across bodies of work that are simply surprising and amazing, it doesn’t matter how they were made. Today, we bring you one such collection of images, by New York-based Alexander Berdin-Lazursky.

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Street Photography: A Short Guide to the Ethics for New Photographers

If you’re unsure about ethics in street photography, we’ve got you covered.

Street photography is a polarizing craft. Peaking into the world of others – albeit in a public space – is rejected by many. Street photographers are often mistaken for aggressive, disrespectful, voyeuristic oddballs by those who are unable to accept the practice. But alongside this mentality, are people that don’t bat an eyelid when a photographer is hard at work. They’re intrigued by the process. But love it or hate it, street photography is fair game in most developed countries, and you don’t break laws by practicing it. But even if you’re in line with the legalities, there are ethics that you need to uphold. Not to be safe from the authorities, but for the good and longevity of the genre.

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Marta Syrko Uses Water and Glass for Creative Portrait Photography

All photos by Marta Syrko. Used with Creative Commons permission.

Looking to be inspired by creative approaches to portrait photography? We’re sure this featured series deserves a spot in your bookmarks and moodboards. Our spotlight is back on Ukranian photographer Marta Syrko, whose clever fashion portraits we’ve previously featured. In a new series, she explores the idea of narcissism as inspired by Greek Mythology and creative use of the fluid visual effects of water and glass.

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Hannah Gabrielle More’s Travel Photography Is Beautifully Calming

All travel photography images by Hannah Gabrielle More. Used with permission. 

“I see, experience, and notice things that are calm and serene,” says Hannah Gabrielle More. She adds, “…so I funnel all that into what I capture.” Hannah is a London based travel photographer. However, she’s often finding a home away from home as she travels the world on a variety of assignments. We connected to her minimalist themed travel photographs: they’re easy on the eye and calming for the mind. They’re beautiful, and they make us want to live in the world she is capturing – or at the very least purchase a print and put it on the wall! While they’re simple in design, they’re complex in creation. Hannah is an extremely hard-working travel photographer, and she is meticulous in her approach. She ensures no stone is left unturned during the process of developing her work.

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Exploring the Bigger Creative Roles of Film Photography and Print (NSFW)

For Nick Sabatalo, film photography is less about the cool factor and more about its role as a bastion of fine art alongside the print.

With film photography still having a place in our creative arsenal, we’re always curious about how fellow film photographers are going against the grain and making the most out of the unique medium. So, when (currently) Los Angeles-based fashion photographer and casting director Nick Sabatalo got in touch with us to share the latest in his film photography forays, we were curious. Five years after picking up a film camera, he’s now venturing into a major component of the medium that most of today’s film photographers are skipping: making fine art prints of their images. In our chat with Nick, we asked him to tell us more about his insights on print (specifically darkroom printing), the plans for his all-film photography magazine, and what roles film is meant to fill in the realm of fine art photography.

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