Currently I go to a university studying computer engineering and japanese but recently I have become unhappy with computer engineering (but not Japanese) and I was thinking about getting into fashion photography. I was looking in fashion magazines and just seeing this beautiful art form. I just wanted to ask if anyone else was also in or studying to become affilated with the fashion photography industry and how it was? Is it over saturated with photographers and also how demanding and competitive is it? I find this art form so beautiful and breath taking that I just want to start doing it. I don't know anything about photography though but I just would like to know just about the demand for photographers in that industry.
you need to keep upgrading your tools of trade (cameras) its expensive and risky if you dont have an eye for composition/colours etc
I think I might have been the one to post that, not sure.
Anyway, strongly seconded.
I've always wanted to be in the fashion career but now that >>3 says that, it's sounds like that's not the greatest thing for some people. If you would like some advice on that career then, I mostly agree with all of the posts because they are all true, but the good thing is you would be making the models feel good about them selfs everyday and that's what fashion photography is all about.
Unless you're talking about some sub-culture photography such as cosplay etc
The real fashion photography is completely closed world of gay/rich/aristocracy so its unlike you will archive anything
Gay fashion is wild enough to drive me mad
Don't do it. Nobody gets in.
Everything this guy is wearing, I want.
You know that really chemical smelling stench that you get with new jeans? Particularly black coloured jeans. I want to get the smell out without having to wash the goddamn thing to shreds.
Wash them and then put one of those scented liners into the dryer.
Roll them in shit.
if you wear them for a bit, over time your body will naturally neutralize that smell. then wash with whatever detergent you like
no special technique unless you wanna wash them right away. but id suggest you wear them first so the material is a little worn before you go ahead and wash it to get a better wash
If you don't want to lose the pure black, wash it in vinegar. It helps the dye attach to the fabric and sure as hell takes the smell out of it.
cuz that sure as hell is going to help the jeans smell better
Just wash it and put a good smelling fabric softener in. use liquid AND the sheets. That's all.
And wash it alone so the dye wont get in other clothes, and you'll have a better chance of it smelling good.
That's what i did. Came out smelling like Downy :3
After you finish with the vinegar, give it a wash in water with a bit of baking soda. Neutralizes it.
Or to save time, do both vinegar and baking soda at once.
then u'd be neutralising the acid before it can take the smell out of the jeans...defeating the whole purpose..
Just tried baking soda & vinegar. It works! Had 5 stinky pieces.Used full load, dissolved 32 oz B.Soda in warm, added 3/4 Cup white vinegar, switched dial to cold water, filled tub until all clothes were covered, stopped cycle & let soak for 1 hour, came back & added capful of Woolite for darks and let the cycle run. WOW. It works. clothes are line drying now and NO SMELL. YAY!!
I got a plain black old peacoat, but it's got this extra turtleneck-like part on it. Been doing scarves a lot lately but I can't really figure out what color scarf should go with black peacoat. White, red, black, I dunno. I never really wear much for pants other then blue or black jeans either. What would be better for winter? I've gotten into gelling up my hair a lot too, something I've never done before. Though I keeps me from wearing hats which kind of sucks considering the temperature.
I could never stand those who valued appearance more than attitude. It's like, you're standing in the middle of the club wearing a Moncler's jacket and you don't even TAKE IT OFF! I grew up and blew away. Now it's all about being volatile and having no dependency on particular garment.
Synergy. Walking on to a good bargain, waking up two hours earlier in the morning just to pick a coat, being fabulous, enhancing inner beauty.
I also have a black peacoat! I like wearing circle scarves with mine. I've got a mauve one from Urban Outfitters that's textured kind of, and one of those classic ones from American Apparel in purple. Otherwise, anything looks good with a peacoat, I think. Especially tights!
As for boots, I had a pair of grunge boots I got from Value Village that were brown and from Club Monaco, but they started getting stinky fast. Now I wear a pair of David Bowie style boots that are black and god-awful, tbh.
Winter time for me means sweaters. Lots and lots of cute sweaters.
I'd like to get this headband/earmuffs combo thing that the lead singer of this band is wearing, but I don't know what it's called and thus do not know what to google. Can anyone help me?
My typing is awful
Fedoras. You've seen them on every college campus, atop the heads of every gangly pencil moustached fool that thinks they are stylish. What the hell is the deal?
Goony idiots saw one too many old movies and wanted to emulate the style of the 20s. That they look like complete fools in them? Why, my dear OP, you just don't understand: they're being UNIQUE!
You really have to have the body, face, and general style to pull off a fedora properly
This thread started in 2008.
I have a black-ish fedora with a medium-sized feather in it. A lot of people say it looks awesome.
Don't wear one. No excuses. For every person who says it looks nice ten think it's ridiculous.
Now in everyone's honest opinion (and no blind patriotism please), which Asian country do you think has the best looking people? And which, the best dressed?
No flame war please. Just want to find out what everyone thinks.
Japanese then Korean then Chinese. The other countries are not very different to chinese in fashion, or are not that rich to care about.
EXCEPT FOR >>8, THAT GUY IS PREJUDICED AGAINST THE CLOSED-MINDED
Japs then Chinese
I like the Japanese look a little more, I guess, but it's really hard to say since you have such a wide range of looks within every ethnicity.
Well, the skin/bodies I would say South Koreans and Japanese. Chinese and Northern Koreans are not that great.
When it comes to clothing however, Japanese have the best fashion.
As a round-faced Anglo-Saxon male I am very jealous of Koreans with their tight cheekbones. But that's where my Korea-envy ends.
At the beginning of the year i finally decided to stop warring crappy, hot topic, baggy pants and video-game tees. Well anyway i started shopping at urban outfitter, seeing as at the time it was the only store with clothes of my taste, long story short, can anybody think of a store with clothes of that style, because im kinda getting board with their selection
H&M is okay, but I find that the quality of there clothing is usually sub par. I've had shirts and shorts from them start to thread after 1 week :/
All the things I've gotten from them have lasted marvelously. Just follow the cleaning instructions.
Then again, maybe there is a difference in quality depending on country. I have items from the US and from Ireland that have all lasted well, but maybe other branches don't do as well?
This thread should be read by more 4chers.
yep, i'll always go for AA - good cuts, perfect quality, no logo, pretty good corporate philosophy. H&M is okay too, but don't expect the stuff to last long.
op here American Apparel has an online store. but what about the rest ? uniqlo seemed kinda nice, but it doesn't look like you can buy online, and it looks like the only store in the us is in NYC. I live in Houston Tx. thats a long way to go just for cloths. know of anything closer to me? or maybe something with an online store?
>>15, if there is a specific item you want from Uniqlo, you can usually order by phone. I did that to order one of their manga-style editions of shirts. worked fine.
there's definately a huge difference from country to country when it comes to H&M. the H&M in canada is a pile of shit compaired to the ones in america and the one in Japan.
I only say Japanese because most people are familiar with them. But it seems all East Asians nowadays have this really nice soft hair that looks cool when long. My hair looks clumpy and thick like in those old Hong Kong movies. So I know it's not just the genes, it's mostly what I do.
But I'm a guy, and as desperate as I am to get that nice texture, I don't know what is "going too far". What do most males who care about their hair in Asian cities do? Do they commonly get it chemically treated? Or is it simply that their products are better for Asians because it's Asia?
Hai, I might have a similar problem; my hair is pretty thick and dense, so are my mother's, but it isn't the typical "Asian" type. Besides I'm only half Asian, and my hair tends to get some waves when it's long, at least this is what I think as I never had really long hair. As a kid and until the age of ~13, I had no waves or curls at all, and I wonder if this may be because of puberty, hormones, skin lipids and so on.
Never mind I was always going for an "out-of-bed" hairstyle with short or semi-long hair, but never got content with it. The problem is that I cannot seem to style my hair the way I want, here I must admit that I never got any experience in hair styling, since I was very shy as a teeny and hardly had any friends, got a little bullied and so on. However as I've grown older, I actually pay much attention to my looks, and now that I'm in Taiwan (on vacation), I see and admire lots of guys whose hair just seems to be so pretty by nature. I can't explain to me how some Taiwanese boys can have spiky or fringy hair that doesn't look as if they apply much gel to it. Perhaps somebody can disclose the secret for me on how they do their hair, do they actually straighten it? Even if most people think Asians have straight hair, I see a lot of people in Taiwan whose hair is wavy and curly, even more than I've ever imagined. Do they use hair wax or gel without me knowing?
I, for one, wouldn't like to straighten my hair by a daily base, as I don't want to interfere with my "nature", and I don't want to use much gel/wax because my GF doesn't like my hair to be gluey. Hence I put emphasis on the haircut itself, one thing I know is that getting a fringy cut really makes a positive difference. However because of my teenage experience, I have some kind of phobia to look into the mirror or at my face, because my hair never seemed to suit me. At the hair stylist I'm very shy and quiet, and let them do their work--all I can say that some use razorblades, some layer and thin my hair, some use gels … but I never have the heart to explain to them what I'd like. Here are some styles that I admire:
TL;DR (sorry I exaggerated a little bit)
To sum it up,
Look up Gatsby products.
do you use a drier after taking bath? it is basic though that is very important for your hair.
Get a haircut at Omotesando area in Tokyo.
They charge you \6000～ for a haircut, but they are good.
They can probably find a hair style suit you and give you some advice for maintaining it.
Nice fashionable clothes are so expensive. I don't know how people afford to look good. I sometimes think if I have to be rich to look like that.
Any suggestion for where or how to buy nice clothes?
You can have your clothes cheap and good quality, but not fashionable.
You can have your clothes fashionable and good quality, but not cheap.
You can have your clothes cheap and fashionable, but not good quality.
I agree with >>8 it does take time, but then you can have it be your personal clothes
There is a 4th aspect to clothes. Cheap, good quality, and fashionable are incomplete: it is missing your personal taste. A person could like the clothes, but the quality of the fabric is bad, and everybody else hates it.
Fashion sucks. Make your own fashion. I've found some beautiful stuff in second hand clothes stores, etc., there's something from every era so mix and match to suit your tastes. I've got a nice hippy vibe going on, and you wouldn't be able to buy these clothes anywhere else.
Time or money.
Money is like paying for a fish.
Time is like learning to fish.
Both can be combined.
Live in the UK?
Stores to Look out for:
Some accessories such as:
yesstyle.com is amazing
Browse around thrift stores and the clearance/sale sections of department stores
There's a brand called Jiniy worth checking out.