Fashion photography is a type of photography that focuses on clothing and other fashion items. It is most often used for advertising and marketing purposes, as well as editorial use in magazines. The goal of fashion photography is to capture images that showcase the clothing in the most attractive and eye-catching way possible. Often, fashion photographers use creative and unique props, backdrops, lighting, and styling to bring out the best in the clothing being photographed. Fashion photography also often involves models, either posing as real people wearing the clothing or as mannequins wearing the clothing.