Course in Photography and Fashion

Istituto Italiano di Fotografia

Program Description

Course in Photography and Fashion

Istituto Italiano di Fotografia

With our Early Booking campaign you can obtain a 15% discount on the course fee if you make the full payment by February 28th 2017.

This unique course brings together the key concepts of both photography and fashion to provide students with introductory knowledge and skills in fashion photography. Emphasizing both technical photography skills and fashion industry insight, this course gives the student a well rounded understanding of the business of fashion and the role of the fashion photographer within the industry. To provide the student a real ‘insider’ perspective, this course also includes interactions with established fashion photographers, fashion designers, fashion magazines and modeling agencies.

Offered by: Istituto Italiano di Fotografia (IIF) & Istituto di Moda Burgo (IMB)

Location: Milan, Italy

Frequency: 2 weeks, 5 days per week (Monday-Friday)

Hours of Instruction:

  • 60 hours in total (each day of instruction consists of morning and afternoon sessions)
  • Morning session hours: 9:30-12:30
  • Afternoon session hours: 14:00-17:00

Language of Instruction: English (there will also be a English speaking tutor present during lessons)


  • Understand the key concepts and styles of Fashion Photography
  • Learn lighting and exposure used in Fashion, including studio and natural (on location) lighting
  • Learn shooting techniques and management of a fashion shoot
  • Conduct a Fashion Shoot in studio and on location
  • Learn about fashion styles and trends
  • Learn about hair and make-up for fashion
  • Learn about fashion collections, the structuring, timing and themes
  • Learn about brand charter and what this means for the photographer
  • Learn about products and fabrics
  • Learn about model casting for a fashion shoot
  • Interact with established fashion photographers, designers and magazines


  • Basic knowledge of photographic technique and ability to use camera manually (e.g. knowledge
  • of aperture, time, composition, etc)

Required Equipment:

  • Digital SLR Camera
  • Memory Card compatible with your digital camera
  • Battery compatible with your digital camera + battery charger (and adapter to European power source if coming from outside of Italy)
  • Optional: USB Key or external hard drive to facilitate file transfer

How to Enroll:

  • Complete the Enrollment form online
  • Provide a copy of your passport
  • Pay the course fee of € 1.500 by 23 May 2016

Number of Participants:

The minimum number of participants for the course to initiate is 7 people. We will confirm by 3 June 2016 the initiation status of the course with those who have enrolled so that travel arrangements can be made. In the event the the course does not initiate, enrollment fees will be 100% refunded.


Students may cancel their enrollment to the course at any time. Enrollment fees paid are non refundable. Upon cancellation, the amount refunded to the student will depend on when the student cancels. Refunds given upon cancellation are as follows:

  • Cancel by 25 April 2016, student receives 100% refund (not including enrollment fee)
  • Cancel by 31 May 2016, student receives 50% refund (not including enrollment fee)
  • Cancel by 03 June 2016 or after, no refund is given to student Modes and Options for Payment:
  • Modes of payment: check or bank transfer (see enrollment form for details on bank transfer and credit card payment)
  • Enrollment fee: € 300 due within one month of enrollment (The enrollment fee guarantees you
  • a place on the course and is non-refundable).

Options for payment:

Option 1: single payment of € 1.500 on or before 23 May 2016

Option 2: two payments, paying the full amount by 23 May 2016

  • pay initial enrollment fee of € 300 upon enrollment
  • pay remaining € 1.200 by 23 May 2016
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated July 18, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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July 2017
60 hours
Full time
1,500 EUR
Italy - Milan
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