Photography is a form of Art, there are different types of photography and this field has a lot to be explored and one of them is fashion photography that’s what we are going to talk about in this blog. Being a fashion photographer over 6-7 years I understand the demand for fashion photography and what is the best camera to do fashion photography. Before going into details we have understood that fashion photography is more of commercial thing and images a fashion photographer takes are mostly going to be used in advertisement, be it clothing, jewelry, beauty product or fashion portfolio. So details and size of the images matter a lot.

The first thing to keep in mind while working on Fashion Photography is the camera to choose. If you have the best camera in your hands; the rest could be managed easily. Are you a new bee in fashion photography? Confused about which camera to use? Your entire confusion can be cleared with few tips to choose the best camera.

There are 2 types of DSLR available in the market Crop sensor and full frame. I will give you some tips to choose which one is best for you.

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  1. Finding the Right DSLR Camera

Your first investment should be on a camera. Before you go ahead with anything else, you need to set a budget to purchase a good camera. When choosing a camera, you need to understand its usability. All digital cameras are not the same; each one has a different functionality and adaptability. Hence, before you purchase any camera, ensure you read all about it or ask a professional.

CAMERA2. The Decision of Cropped Sensor & Full Frame

In fashion photography getting a clear perspective is important. When it comes to cropped sensor cameras, the size of the frame is reduced, hence showing a low-quality image. Therefore, to support this, you have an option to use multiple lenses to help you achieve the desired result. Such cameras are apt for an amateur photographer as they are less expensive, but give you a good result. Full frame cameras are a toy for the experts. The clarity and sharpness in such cameras ensure your output is of the best quality. This would be an ideal choice for fashion photography. If you are just starting your career in this field, stick around with a basic camera, but as you progress, ensure to have a gadget that is perfect and fits in your budget.

crop vs full frame3. Choice of Lens

Camera lens plays a prime role in photography. Once you’ve decided on your camera, you need to focus on the right lens. In most fashion photography shoots, a 50 mm lens and one zoom lens and one wide angle are exclusively used. You can also opt to use an 85mm f/1.2 lens for great bokeh.

Choice of lens4. Megapixels

Digital images, as we all know, are made up of pixels. Each of these tiny tile-like elements makes our picture appear sharp or blurry. Megapixels have a wide range, therefore higher the number better the results.

Canon 5D-SR 50 megapixels is quite efficient to capture specific details like expressions, textures, light, etc. So this makes it quite ideal for fashion photography.

So these were some tips to help you understand and acknowledge the importance of investing in the right camera. If fashion photography is your call, choose to learn professionals photographers like Sajid Shahid. He is a renowned celebrity photographer and you will have a great time learning from him.

Now all you need to do is explore your opportunities in photography classes and create a unique platform for yourself.

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