How To: Survive Fashion Week In the Media Pit
I’m talking to you today about “How To Survive The Media Pit” at Fashion Week! Now if you manage to get a media pass and access to the media pit, congrats! Be aware that when you’re in the media pit, you rubbing shoulders with some massive media outlets. Usually the larger corporations will be located right at the back, with massive camera’s and all that jazz. So where do you fit in as a smaller company/ freelancer or blogger?
I recommended following these tips below!
1# GET THERE EARLY
Check in early, give yourself sometime to capture some street style shots of attendees, and head backstage to get a few behind the scenes shots. It is VERY important that you get a variety of shots to really capture all the layers to Fashion Week. You’re on your way to surviving Fashion Week!
2# GET UP FRONT
So you want the BEST shot from the runway, obviously. So, because you’ve taken my advice and are at fashion week early, you can make your way over to the media pit, and sit right down in front of that runway!
I say sit down because no one is going to tell you to move because you’re not blocking their way.
3# SET UP YOUR TRIPOD + LIGHTING
The runway lights won’t be on yet, so it might be hard to set up your lighting accurately at the start, but it will allow you to get the right angle with your tripod, and assess the environment so you can take superb shots under the pump once those models start strutting their stuff! Remember, it’s all about how to survive Fashion Week!
4# ROUTINE + CONSISTENCY
Create a routine for each brand. Get a shot of each outfit at similar points of the runway. Also get shots of those in the front row.
Everyone likes a sneak peak of who’s sitting in front.
5# GET A SET LIST
So you’ve taken all these beautiful photo’s… but you can’t remember the designer order! Make sure you take a set list home, so when you are publishing your photos, you can write the correct caption. Might seem obvious, but when you get caught up in the rush of fashion week you can forget!
What are your tips for Surviving Fashion Week?