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Fashion Photography 101

via CreativeLive


In this fashion photography course, learn every stage of a fashion shoot, from casting your styling team and model to the shoot day itself: shooting in-studio and on-location, lighting techniques, model direction, and finally, retouching, business, marketing, and social media advertising.

Whatever type of photographer you are and whatever your experience level, you can learn something from this fashion photography course -- the elements of fashion photography and how to integrate them with your own business techniques! Lara will instill you with confidence as she shares her personal experiences of her journey in the industry thus far, guiding you towards making your own mark within the industry.


  • Class Introduction
  • What is Fashion Photography?
  • The Fashion Photographer's Kit
  • Elements of a Successful Shoot
  • Day 1 Creative Team Q&A
  • Shoot: Vintage (One Light, One Model)
  • Shoot: Vintage (Two Models)
  • Shoot: Natural Light (Two Models)
  • Shoot: Mod Look (One Model)
  • Shoot: Deck Lifestyle (Two Models)
  • Shoot: Beauty
  • Image Review
  • General Q&A
  • Testing and Personal Work
  • Developing Your Photographic Style
  • Interview: Haley Maybury, Editor of Papercut Magazine
  • Day 2 Creative Team Q&A
  • Shoot: Natural Window Light, Crown
  • Shoot: Natural Window Light, Leaves
  • Student Shoot: One Light Setup
  • Shoot: Model Interaction, One Light Setup
  • Shoot: Outdoors
  • Image Review
  • General Q&A
  • Introduction to Retouching
  • The Image Selection Process
  • Beauty Retouching
  • Dodge and Burn Technique
  • Interview: Tim Paton, Owner of Balcony Jump Management
  • Selective Color and Curves
  • Retouching Q&A
  • Black & White Processing
  • Retouching an Outdoor Image
  • Target Markets, Branding, and Marketing
  • Submitting and Pitching; Business Q&A
  • Pricing Your Work
  • Social Media
  • Fashion Portfolios
  • Lara's Final Thoughts

Taught by

Lara Jade

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