I mean, the poses are picked by the model/art director, the model is styled by the stylists, the clothes are provided by the designer, everyone is fed by the caterer. What distinguishes a fashion photographer? The only thing that comes to mind is the style of lighting but even that may not be the most significant factor on a shoot. I'm thinking they have the general look, mood and style for the shoot already planned out. So, aside from the fact that the photog is lighting and shooting, what else does he do? I was discussing this with my prof. who has done many a magazines shoots and plenty of years of experience under his belt, and he says its more of the personal factor; the amount of fun everyone has. But aside from that, what makes one fashion photographer stand out from another?