Fashion Photography



Start date

January 2024




On campus


5 Months

Course Coordination

Roberto Tomesani


1.950 €

A practical and professionalising course to work independently in the sector at every stage

To acquire the technical skills of the industry and become familiar with the business and creative rules of fashion photography.

A Fashion Photographer combines technical skills, the ability to relate effectively with other professionals and a high knowledge of communication dynamics. Essential creative and design skills complete the skill set. The objective of this course is to train future experts in the field, providing them with a wide range of tools, both practical and theoretical, suitable for the practice of their profession. By the end of the course, you will have acquired the fundamental skills to be able to independently manage a photographic set - from the conception to its production - and become familiar with all the necessary tools.

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During the photo studio shoot, you will be assisted by professional photographers

After an initial theoretical introduction concerning lighting techniques, the relationship between subject and environment and the study of current trends, each lesson includes practical photographic exercises in the photo studio. The shots will then be analysed in the next lesson to identify critical points and room for improvement. This will enable students to understand not only the best techniques, but also how to perfect their style and overcome the difficulties of the trade. For each set supervised by the lecturers, students will be supported by professional Make-up Artists, Stylists and Models. These three key figures in fashion photography will ensure that the sets built in the IED studio have the same characteristics and dynamics as those encountered on real working sets outside the classroom. 

By the end of the course you will be able to professionally design and co-ordinate an entire project, from the organisation and execution of the photo shoot to the management of relations with professionals.

The course of study is aimed at all photographers who wish to specialise in the fashion industry.

Proficiency in the illustration programmes Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Camera Raw is required to attend the course.

The course provides the advanced skills needed to excel in the fascinating yet complex field of fashion photography.

Through fashion shooting exercises with professional photographers, you will develop autonomy and creative skills and have the opportunity to build a unique professional portfolio that is always up-to-date. Thanks to the course's comprehensive and quality training, you will be able to work as a freelancer or as a collaborator in the fashion industry and have access to collaboration opportunities with photo agencies and magazine editorial offices.


During the lectures, a critical and analytical analysis of the use of fashion images in publishing and advertising will be presented. Subsequently, by means of photographic exercises, the participant will acquire a broad knowledge of the techniques used in fashion and beauty photography and the relationship with models.


Roberto Tomesani

Coordinator of the National Association of Professional Photographers

Course Coordinator

Stefano Babic