Fashion Photographer 101: The 12 Pro Shutterbugs You Need To Know

David Sims

HOMEBASE: Cornwall, England

KNOWN FOR: Sims first rocketed to high fashion acclaim in the early 1990s thanks to his minimalistic backgrounds, flat studio lighting and skill for shooting models in movement.

CAN BE FOUND SHOOTING: Proenza Schouler, Jil Sander, Louis Vuitton

Marc Jacobs, S/S 2014 | David Sims | via Facebook/Alexander McQueen, F/W 2013

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I've always admired those who are enough in the know of the fashion industry that they can identify an editorial's model, season and photographer without having to reference Google. It's a skill many of my colleagues possess, and while I may not be completely there (yet), I'm well on my way to complete fashion fluency.

Enter: this fashion photographer cheat sheet. While a handful of these renowned and iconic photographers are household names (among artistic households, we suppose), others fly more under the radar. But one thing's for sure: these people know how to take a really, really beautiful photo—and can make clothes look really, really great.

Click through above now to study each and every one of them. You'll be quizzed later.

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