Constance Dickson

This blog started in June 2011 as an extension to my portfolio website, because that website is just made to showcase my photography work. Now I see this as my personal blog about fashion photography where I share my stories and behind the scenes pictures! Besides this, I’ll regularly share photography tips and answer photography related question of my readers.

The search for perfection and imperfection. That’s exactly what inspires me. I love to capture models in a natural way while telling a story through fashion.

I’m Constance, a fashion and portrait photographer. When I was only fourteen years old, I already knew that I wanted to be a fashion photographer. While reading many different fashion magazines, I was fascinated with the series of photographs in them. That’s what made me buy my first camera and I spend all my free time learning how it worked.

At age seventeen my dream came true: I got accepted at the Art Academy. I learned so much: not only in school, but also besides that. I did many portfolio shoots to practice and to meet new, talented people. Photographing people really is my passion, especially the fashion and portrait genre.

Which shoots I love the most? Definitely the ones on a location with beautiful daylight. However, shooting in my own studio with my own equipment also makes me really happy. I always find it very important that the photographer is the one who controls the situation, not only when everything goes well, but especially when an unexpected situation arrives.

That’s one of the things people like about me on set: the fact that I’m always relaxed. I’m always listening to what the client wants and I surround myself with the best team members to do my job as best as possible.

When I’m behind the camera I’m always searching for little surprises. These I can find in my fascination for perfection, unexpected moments and working with daylight. I’m inspired by the beauty of people, better said, what I define as beautiful in a person. That is what makes them unique.

My dream is to work for leading fashion magazines and brands who want to make campaigns in an editorial way. In other words, selling by telling a story.

Right now, I’m making another dream come true: I’m writing a book for the starting fashion photographer. In this book I will tell you all about the camera settings, studio set-ups, how to work with teams and the business side of photography.