Fashion photography shoots require careful planning – from the choice of models, clothes, make-up and overall aesthetic, to the specific cameras, lenses and accessories used to capture proceedings. What are the key creative and practical steps that pros take to progress a fashion shoot from concept to final images? Here, professional fashion photographer Evely Duis mentors young pro Killian Jouffroy through the process.
Belgium-based Killian is nearing the end of a cinematography course in Brussels. Although he's passionate about the moving image, he also has a long-standing affection for stills photography. "I'm a photographer first, and then a cinematographer," he explains, "but both worlds help with each other. In stills photography you have to freeze the moment, whereas in video you have to capture more but still control your focus and framing."
Killian started his own portraiture and lifestyle photography business three years ago and has found himself increasingly busy. Working alone through the Covid-19 pandemic has had its drawbacks, however, especially for a young photographer eager to keep developing his skills and knowhow. So, when seasoned professional Evely offered Killian the chance to experience a fashion shoot for the first time, he leapt at the opportunity.
Born and based in the Netherlands, Evely runs her own fashion photography studio and has worked with some of the biggest fashion brands in the world. Renowned for her meticulous planning, creative flair and penchant for introducing pre-loved items into her imagery, Evely was excited to give Killian a glimpse into the world of fashion photography.