Fashion photography is best described as a branch of fine art photography. It has the capacity to bring the styles in photographs. Movement is one of the things that makes a photograph amazing. It also makes a photograph come alive. Movement is one of the hardest things to portray. Newer photographers and the newer model have a lot to deal with. Photographer needs to adjust their settings and know how to tell the models to move. The newer model needs direction during the photoshoot. You have to keep certain things in mind to capture good photographs.

Taking a perfect picture is not an easy task and gets frustrating when you aren’t getting it. It takes some time more than one shot to get the motion effect you want. So, here are a few tips by Haythem Lafhaj that help you to show motion in your photo that you want. So try these tips to get the movement in fashion photography.

How you can show motion?

Motion can be shown in the picture in many ways such as you can stop the motion in the mid-move or have a motion around your model while she is standing still and so on. Dancers, gymnasts and many more have a basic understanding of movement but it is important that you have an idea of where you are going and you are ready to accept new challenges.

Here are some steps to show motion:

  1. You have to plan everything. You should set your goal and know what you want the end result to look like. You can buy a simple camera with manual mode or an expensive camera that tells you what it wants to do instead of you telling it what to do.

  2. Knowledge of camera setting is important. Your camera shutter speed has to be at least 1/250 of a second. On the other hand, if the speed of the subject is very fast than the shutter speed of 1/500 is even better. If you would like to do a blur or want that your background is in motion then you need a tripod and a shutter speed of 1/15th of a second or slower.

You can move objects around your model because in that way they can concentrate on their pose and help you to get an amazing photo.  Being a model is a tough thing and get creative or wonderful images is not an easy task. It is important that you have to prepare your models and don’t surprise your model is never a good thing. Creating wind, movement of garments, throwing the dress and so on.

Creating wind

The model stood still in her pose and with the help of a fan, blow dryer, etc. you can create wind. This creates a different but still valid kind of motion.

Movement of garments

If you don’t have a lot of space to move than you can just create an illusion of a model moving by moving the dress. You have to grab your dress from the bottom and pull it out as far as you can. Then fling it in an upward motion and this helps you to create motion.

Haythem Lafhaj