Updated: Apr 1
Editorial photography helps to educate readers through imagery. The photos are printed in publications alongside a story and focus on a particular mood or tone. Finding the right setting, the right colours and the right props are just a few things a photographer needs to prepare for. Every detail adds to the story.
The Carlton Terrace House in London is an outstanding location for an editorial shoot. The classic colourings of the rooms are ideal for providing the perfect canvas to create an editorial fairy-tale Wedding. By using bright and vibrant colours, it brought the entire setting to life. The stark contrast of pinks and deep purples against the neutral colours of the room added a modern twist to an otherwise elegant and soft room.
5 Reasons Why I shoot Editorial Photography
Editorial photography is one of the most popular types of photography to learn and explore. It illustrates the concept of a story and encourages connection with the subject. If editorial photography interests you, here are 5 reasons why you should try it:
· It helps master my skills: Editorial photography allows me to express and create something out-of-the-box. It’s nothing like a wedding where the location and style are already picked for you. These images need to be well thought out and prepared for. Elements such as theme and aesthetics, setting and props, lighting, styling, hair, makeup, and models all need to connect and flow to create an image that tells the overall story. This can help to master my skills in the creative process, but it also gives me experience working with, briefing, and directing a team.
· It allows for creativity: The creativity process is extreme when it comes to editorial photography. An important part of this is learning how to tell the story through expression and styling. Styling creates a deeper meaning in a photo that captures the attention of the viewer. It allows me to experiment with visual elements to convey the mood and tone of the story, so hairstyling and wardrobe play an important role here. Stories based on certain periods or cultures require styling to be even more thought out allowing for further creative freedom.
· It encourages connections with people from the same industry: In most cases, photography can be a lonely job. Editorial photography, however, is quite the opposite where a team is needed to bring the images together. Learning to direct and lead a team without being difficult takes practice. It allows me to master my communication skills, work to deadlines and be proactive, which are all traits that others will want to work with. When a team flows well, connections will flourish. Remember to be personable too. That what I always do to keep my style.
· It gives exposure in the photography industry: These days, anyone can take a good photo simply by using their phone. Being part of an editorial shoot means it’s more likely that your photos will gain exposure simply because they are relevant to someone who enjoys reading that publication or website. Every story, every picture is money to the company or business that publishes it, which means more traffic for them and more exposure for you.
· It provides opportunities to showcase all of my skills: The more your work is exposed, the more work you’ll most likely be offered. Start small. I Try to get my work published in local papers or other small publications. Many editorial photographers have found success by starting small and working their way up. The more experience you have in editorial photography, the more likely it is you’ll be chosen to work with larger companies.
List of Suppliers for Styled Shoot at 10 – 11 Carlton House Terrace,
London, SW1Y 5AD
10 – 11 Carlton House Terrace
Couture Wedding Tales
5. Cake Maker
Bal Cakery. www.BalCakery.co.uk
7. Hair & Make-Up Artist
Brides By Aina
9. Artisan Ornamental Egg Artist
12. Wedding Dress Supplier
Morgan Davies Bridal
13. Hair Accessories & Jewellery
Saint Beth Official 2