Fashion photography with meaning with Diane Villadsen(@dvilladsenphoto)

This episode features an interview with California-based fashion photographer @dvilladsenphoto (Diane Villadsen). Diane's fashion shoots images break all the stereotypes of fashion photography. Focused on pastel colours and creating her own location sets, Diane has a thriving Instagram community of over 47K followers and a popular YouTube channel, where she shares all her knowledge and experience in shooting unusual fashion with more than 15k subscribers. We talk about how to get your first clients as a photographer, when should you make a transition to being a full-time creative, should you do free work and why your works should have a meaning behind them. I really hope you enjoy it! 

Show Notes

Things we talked about:


  • How to get fast recognized as a photographer and get your first clients
  • Living as a full-time photographer: when should you make a transition?
  • Why sharing your knowledge is important
  • Where to search for inspiration
  • How to discover your personal style
  • How to find a balance between artistic and commercial work
  • How to market your own work
  • Should you follow trends or run away from them



Diane's Instagram

Diane's websiteDiane’s website

A work from Diane's series of senior portraits

Model Mayhem, where Diane found the first designer to work with

Michal Pudelka, an example of a good mix of fashion and conception

The Broccoli tree, an example of consistency

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