Originally Posted by dieworkwear
So how does that work? Shaya mentioned vendors being very protective over what photos could be published. Do they allow you to freely take photos, but they dictate what can be published online?
Also, is this why the only photos you ever see come out of Pitti are close-up shots and not full product views? (or at least the majority of the time)
It depends on the vendor. Both Unbelragazzo and I got permission for any type of shot from Belvest. I volunteered to get the photos okayed, as a professional courtesy, since they were gracious enough to let us run amuck. There are 2 reasons for close up shots.
First is that a lot of more traditional menswear is really about the fabric and the details, so we put on a lens that is good for that and portraits, and shoot away. When you are outdoors and shooting people, like the street bloggers, you need a telephoto lens. It would be a huge pain to keep on switching out lenses.
Second, the composition is more difficult to get right on a full product. You often do that if you are buying, but the shots, unless the piece is moved around, or already properly styled on a mannequin, often don't look great. The angle is off, the shoulders are not set correctly on the hanger, you didn't leave proper whitespace, your focus is on the wrong part of the garment, etc....