Presented and written by a leading fashion photographer, and serving as a practical self-teaching course, this book offers a series of tutorials designed to build a beginning fashion photographeras experience and get him or her started on a rewarding career. It begins by acquainting readers with the work of trend-setting photographers in the fashion industry, and points out how trends are controlled by magazines and editors. It also presents tutorials that deal with cameras and their controls, and offers advice on buying film cameras, digital cameras, and camera equipment and accessories. The following chapters and their tutorials instruct on lighting, setting up a studio, creating professional quality pictures both in studio and on location settings, approaching and working with fashion model agencies, developing a portfolio, selling oneas skills to the fashion industry, working effectively with magazines and advertising agencies, and becoming a photographeras assistant as a valuable entrA(c)e to the fashion industry. The enlightening text is supplemented with more than 250 color photos.