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, makeup artist, and modeling agencies.

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


Milan, Italy

• Istituto Italiano di Fotografia, via E.Caviglia 3, Milan www.istitutoitalianodifotografia.it

• Istituto di Moda Burgo, Piazza San Babila 5, Milan www.imb.it


1 -12 July 2019


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

The language of Instruction:



• 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

• Learn about the postproduction used in fashion photography

• Interact with established fashion photographers and stylists

Cost of Course:

€ 1.500 (IVA tax included)

Early booking

You can save 225 euros on the course fee if you make the full payment by March 31th 2019. This means that the course price reserved for early enrollments would be 1.275 euros instead of 1.500 euros, tax included.


• Photographic skills and ability to use camera manually (e.g. knowledge of aperture, time,

composition, etc)

• Knowledge of the principles and function of photographic composition and

• File management (raw and jpg) and skills for Adobe Photoshop

Required Equipment:

• Digital SLR Camera with Memory Card and 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 22 May 2019

Number of Participants:

The minimum number of participants for the course to initiate is 7 people. We will confirm by 4 June 2019 the initiation status of the course with those who have enrolled so that travel arrangements can be made. In the event the course does not initiate, enrollment fees will be 100% refunded.


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

• Cancel by 23 April 2019, student receives 100% refund (not including enrollment fee)

• Cancel by 23 May 2019 student receives 50% refund (not including enrollment fee)

• Cancel on 24 May 2019 or after, no refund is given to student

Modes and Options for Payment:

• Modes of payment: cash, check or bank transfer (the instructions for the payment will be sent via email after compilation of the enrollment form)

• Enrollment fee: € 300 upon 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 22 May 2019

Option 2: two payments, paying the full amount by 22 May 2019

- pay an initial enrollment fee of € 300 upon enrollment

- pay remaining € 1.200 by 22 May 2019

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