Last week, I got to do women’s fashion photography at the Sand Dunes, St. Anthony, Idaho with COMM316, Professional Imaging.

Last week, our awesome COMM316 class headed out to Egin Lake, by the sand dunes to have a high fashion photo shoot. Fashion photography is a genre of photography devoted to displaying clothing and other fashion items. It’s different from portraits photography because the focus is in the clothing and the accessories. Lindsay Adler is one of the experts in fashion photography. Below are the women that I photographed for this theme.

The below image is taken to advertise for Gucci clothing brand. Andrea Bradley taught me that if I want to become a fashion branding photographer, make it look like I’m doing it already. That’s what I;m doing with Gucci.

I posed my model in in a close-up head shot. The way she positions her arms shows some of her accessories. Even though it’s looks like I’m taking a regular portrait but I’m actually trying to show case her clothes.

Douglas Phan's high end fashion photograph of a posing women wearing gucci brand clothing. The gucci logo is visible in the corner of the image. The image has beautiful contrast and was taken at the sand dunes in st anthony, idaho with COMM316, BYU-Idaho

In fashion photography, don’t be afraid to take some low angle shots with a wide angle lens. Even though it breaks the rule of portrait photography. It’s a really powerful technique.

Douglas Phan's women high end fashion photography shot. The women in the image. posed facing the sun. with the epic background of the sand The image was taken with COMM316 from BYU-Idaho

Douglas Phan's women high end fashion photography shot. The women in the image. posed facing the sun. with the epic background of the sand. Douglas shot from a low angle using wide angle lens. The image was taken with COMM316 from BYU-Idaho.

ISO 200; Focal Length: 18mm; f/4.5; 1/200s

Try to get your model from some creative angles with help a lot in fashion photography. Always keep in mind that you are trying to show the clothing brand. That’s what you need to always remember when going out on a fashion shoot.

Douglas Phan's women high end fashion photography shot. The women in the image posed facing against the sunset. with the epic background of the sand. Douglas shot from a low angle. The image was taken with COMM316 from BYU-Idaho.

Don’t be afraid to shoot into the sun. In fact, shooting into the sunset while adding a pop of flash can really make the difference. Check out a feel of my fashion images below. Again, low angle with wide angle lens create some cool effect in fashion photography. The refection of the sunset on Egin Lake looks magnificent.Douglas Phan's women high end fashion photography shot. The women in the image posed facing against the sunset. with the epic background of the sand. Douglas shot from a low angle using telephoto lens. The image was taken with COMM316 from BYU-Idaho.   Douglas Phan's women high end fashion photography shot. The women in the image posed facing against the sunset. with the epic background of the sand. Douglas shot from a low angle using wide angle lens. The image was taken with COMM316 from BYU-Idaho.   Douglas Phan's women high endfashion photography shot. The women in the image face ack to the sunset and there's beautiful reflection on the water at Egin Lake. The image was taken with COMM316 from BYU-Idaho

Megan Kelly, the awesome teaching assistant in my photography class, suggested that a cool reflection in the sunglasses would really showcase the product. I don’t hesitate and start posing my model in the way that the sunset scene reflect in her sunglasses. This shot turned out EPIC!Douglas Phan's women high end fashion photography shot. The women in the image looks towards the sunset so that the sunset scene reflect on her shades. The image was taken with COMM316 from BYU-Idaho