"The art or practice of taking and processing photographs." "Fashion photography is a genre of photography devoted t...

My A to Z of Fashion - P

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Fashion Photography

"The art or practice of taking and processing photographs."

"Fashion photography is a genre of photography devoted to displaying clothing and other fashion items. Fashion photography is most often conducted for advertisements or fashion magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, or Elle..."


We see a lot of photography in the fashion world, whether it be in magazines, catalogues, newspapers, websites or even billboards in the street, it is seen all over the place! One of the main reasons for it is for advertisements purposes.The emphasis on photography in this area is to share the clothing and accessories, and make the public aware of what's new or the latest collections and trends. Also, many people look at what celebrities/style icons are wearing or being snapped wearing, being inspired by them and searching for similar items to look like them.

Rihanna in Fashion

So how does photography in fashion influence us you might ask? The way in which we dress and present ourselves can depend on what we see everyday in newspapers, on the internet, magazines, billboards and television. It can create slightly conflicting ideas about what's socially acceptable to look like physically and what clothes to wear. From being surrounded by fashion related photography, we are made aware of what trend and styles are current and the latest collections and new arrivals. Photography is used to inspire and share fashion ideas with the public, trying to persuade and intrigue people to take a look or shop with that specific company.

Fashion Photoshoot

Does seeing clothing/accessories photographed in exciting ways make you intrigued and want to purchase these items? Does good photography from companies/brands for adverts want you to shop with them?

*Images used in collage are from google images / not my own photography

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