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Fashion Photography Short Course

Course description

With the expansion of the internet, fashion photographers are increasingly in demand. In this course you'll learn the fundamental skills involved in taking original fashion images for a variety of commissioners, from magazines to designers. You will focus on the practical photography techniques and develop your photographic eye, in order to deliver fashion photos to a professional standard.

The course includes daily feedback critique sessions, practical tips about cameras and studio lighting, a retouching workshop, discussions about presenting work (websites and iPad portfolios), practical mood-board development, and industry level guest speakers for Q&A sessions.

Lastly, working as part of a creative team, you will produce and execute a day-long fashion shoot using a professional industry team of models, fashion stylists, make-up artists and hair stylists, adding valuable content to your fashion photography portfolio.

Who should take this course?

  • Students with an interest in fashion styling and photography
  • Photographers, stylists and art directors

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.
  • Experience life on campus
  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

This course is scheduled to run on campus in a face to face delivery format. Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic situation this course may be adapted in line with UK government guidance or other operational requirements. This may include changing course location (to another UAL site), cancellation of the course, or moving part or all of the course online. In the event of any changes being required we will inform you as soon as possible and support you in any changes required. Please bear this in mind when making any travel, visa, or accommodation arrangements.

Available dates

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Topics covered:

  • Selection of location sets
  • Set construction
  • Propping and accessorizing
  • Camera settings and lighting control
  • Use of backdrops and reflectors


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • A digital SLR camera, with memory card
  • One notebook A4 size or larger
  • On the first day please also bring a UK fashion magazine of your choice.  Some suggestions include: Vogue, i-D, Dazed and Confused, Vice, Harpers, Sheer, Phoenix, SID, Another, GQ, Ponystep

Meet the Tutor:

Learn the fundamental skills involved in taking original fashion images for a variety of commissioners. Students will focus on practical photography techniques that are needed to be mastered in order to deliver fashion photos to a professional standard.

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