Photography is a most vast category in the creative fields, one that is home to several extensive and diverse subfields, catering to the various limbs and extensions of production and lifestyle. While the many subfields of photography are often found to be merging and fusing with one another in countless compositional ways, it is found that the stunning combination of fashion and portrait photography is one that works together most stunningly and glamorously. The successful implementation of fashion photography and portrait photography as one has today popularly come to be known as glamour portrait photography, and is also what we will be looking at today.
Portrait photography is a most personal and beautiful kind of photography that really looks into the subject’s soul. When paired with fashion and glamour, it allows for a remarkable amount of creative visual control to be yielded. This form of visual control can be subsequently planned in an effort to glamorize the model and ultimately the image and includes several elements including but not limited to a wide selection of themes, make up art, costume art, props, location and several other conceptual elements along with the essential control of lighting and framing. Glamour portraits are often built around a certain theme or concept, which is then further emphasized by the color palette used, the costume, location, props and most importantly the models themselves. The portrait of the model, being the focal subject of the photograph, is most relevant and carries the greatest responsibility in conveying a theme or concept successfully. It must be remembered however, that delivering the concept (even via the model) is most essentially the job of the photographer when it comes down to the final resulting photograph.
We have collected for you a collection of 20 of some of the most beautiful examples of glamour portrait photography. The images below will help you in opening your mind and seizing the creative opportunities before in producing stunning glamour portraits. The examples below should also be help you in understanding your model’s presence, what model would be most appropriate for what theme and what look is right for them, and how to make the model and the theme complement each other and work together.