Behind the Scenes of a Photo Shoot with an Academy Award-winning Actress

Cover photos for well-known magazines tend to have an air of sophistication. The talented photographers creating them must be highly skilled at working with models and shaping light, and they must work under pressure to please their editors.

Mario Testino was assigned to shoot the cover for Vogue’s September 2013 issue, which features Jennifer Lawrence, the actress most recently known for her role as Katniss in The Hunger Games. Take a quick peek behind the scenes at the photo shoot at Cornelia Guest’s home in Templeton:

While meeting and photographing celebrities certainly includes some glamour, hours of time and work go into these types of fashion shoots. In this case, Testino worked on a team that included a fashion director, set designer, makeup artist, and hair stylist. And there are still hours of post-processing to worry about after the excitement of the shoot itself.

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Photographers who want to get into the fashion magazine scene need to prove their skills with a strong portfolio that lives up to images such as those created by Mario Testino. With enough hard work and experience, fashion photographers are rewarded for their troubles when they see their images featured prominently at the newsstand.

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One Comment

  1. James says:

    I wouldn’t really call this ‘behind the scenes’. It’s more of a short ad for Vogue

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