What is the difference between portraiture and fashion? Often there is a fine line between the two. While portraiture is about the person, and specifically their face, fashion is about the clothing and accessories that the person is wearing, and how they wear it. For this assignment, the focus is creating a strong design with both model and clothing. The photograph above is a great example; it would be impractical to wear the clothing on the street, but in a photograph and as a design, it works well. The use of positive and negative space will need great attention on the fashion project.
- Due Dates: 3/14: Minimum of 50 unedited Raw images due: (10 points)
3/16: Rough Draft (10 points)
3/19: Online critique (10 points)
3/23: Final 10 images (100 points)
- Option to use natural or artificial lighting; artificial is preferred and often produces the most striking images.
- Careful attention given to: lighting, skin, hair, and clothing. Clothing cannot be everyday wear, (think in terms of formal wear, “Sunday Best” If using makeup, go heavy.
- The elements of design need to be incorporated into the photos. Emphasis should be placed on: color, shape, line, space, (positive and negative space), and texture.
- Images must be shot from different vantage points: above model, below. Step stools help.