Everyone who comes to town for Fashion Week, whether it’s New York, London, Paris or Milan, are likely to be making a statement with their fashion.
It’s a great way to get some fresh and interesting images for your portfolio. The locations of the events are listed online, so you can catch people arriving on the street. They’re all expecting to see photographers, so they’re very willing to be photographed. Plus, everyone has made an effort, and dressed in their most interesting outfits.
In fashion it can seem like anything goes, so feel free to be really creative. Doing something out of the ordinary can help you develop your creativity. As many of our professional photographers have told us, it’s often your personal creative work that people will see and hire you for, especially if you’re aiming to find work as a commercial photographer.
If you’re lucky enough to get in to a catwalk event then you’ll get even more opportunity to capture the latest fashions, but it’s the candids you’ll capture on the street.
If you’re not yet ready to brave the crowds at fashion week, but you’d still like to get some images for your portfolio, and experience the fashion show atmosphere, try looking for a smaller event you could get in to first.
Try searching for free events you can attend during fashion week, or try going to an event out of Fashion Week first, when the crowds, and the atmosphere won’t be so intense.
Check out the free fashion show every Friday afternoon at Galeries Lafayette, in Paris.
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