It occurred to me that if you are at a fashion event, no matter who you are or what you are doing there, it’s important to be fashion conscious. So, thanks to the very talented Maria Scard and The Urbanspotter, it’s time for photographers to get some paparazzi fashion revenge while they were focused on taking the shots, running around and competing. Most photographers understand that first impressions count. I realize that you need to be comfortable and flexible in what you are wearing to be able to get your best shots, but as far as I am concerned you are representing yourself to the world, so when at a fashion event dressing well should be a priority.
Why First Appearances Count
Studies focused on meeting people, revealed that most people make decisions about a new acquaintance within the first thirty seconds to two minutes of interaction. This does not give you much time to make your desired impression. When you step out into public the majority of your message is communicated non-verbally. Don’t allow new relationships to be unfulfilled just because you haven’t made the effort to make a good impression.
Maria Scard, a photographer, asks; Do you need to have style to spot style? Look for unique and unexpected shots. Because it’s a REAL moment. Shots that aren’t posed are usually so dynamic!
How many photos does it take to get the perfect shot
Mitch Stringer recounted how, for last years Super Bowl – an event that lasted two and a half hours – Sports Illustrated recruited 12 of the very best sports photographers. On average, their equipment was worth $50,000 – in other words – lots of very expensive long lenses. Collectively, those 12 photographers took 16,000 shots. Of those, how many were considered Sports Illustrated quality? 75!
What They Wore
My message to the photographers is simple. Stay focused because someone is always watching you, especially when it comes to fashion.
John Jarrett giving us some Eye Respect