Second year - Professional Photography Course - Advanced training


Program Description

Objectives and methods of access

The second year of the Professional Photography Course is a specialization course for those who already have experience in photography and want to deepen it and improve it by attending a professional school. To directly access the second year of the Professional Photography Course it is necessary to present a Portfolio including portrait photography and still life, in order to assess the quality of the images and the level of preparation. The portfolio must be sent via WeTransfer to Proceed to the end of the available places.

Educational program

The specialization course deals with the various photographic languages in detail - from fashion to food, from artistic nude to reportage, from beauty to video with the reflex - with a complete, practical and working approach. The course is then completed by meetings with professionals in the field, such as the lawyer, the agent, the accountant (etc.) to prepare the working reality and teach them how to propose themselves to the market.

Commercial and artistic collaborations

The teaching of the course includes the participation of students in exhibitions, publications, photographic festivals and partner events and the realization of commercial photographic projects for clients of different sectors (fashion, food, design, music, events, etc.), offering students the opportunity for a concrete encounter with working realities. This allows the students to finish the course with a portfolio full of images that not only covers all the languages of photography, but that already includes many shots taken for clients and real events.


Istituto Italiano di Fotografia collaborates with various brands, agencies and publishers selecting students and former students for assignments and commercial collaborations. The first ambassadors of the success of our teaching formula are our former students who work a lot and in different sectors, from fashion to food, from events to reportage.


  • Duration: one year, from early October 2019 to July 2020.
  • Frequency: from Monday to Friday, from 2.30pm to 5.30pm / 6.00pm, with exercises on reservation on Saturday.
  • Start date of the lessons: Tuesday 1 October 2019


€ 7,900

Early booking promotions are provided for the balance in a single solution, in installments and at zero-rate loans.

Open day

Get to know the Professional Biennial Photography Course at the next open day on Saturday 5 October 2019. We will present the course program and set up three sets of fashion, portrait and still life to let you try to shoot!


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Second year

The teaching is structured in seminars and constitutes the completion of the training acquired in the first year of the course. The program provides for a constant verification of the student's technical and design growth and is aimed at creating a personal portfolio. Each seminar is held by a professional photographer in a specific sector and is divided into the following phases: analysis of the topic, realization of the assigned theme, critical reading of the images with evaluation. The second year so structured allows students to increase the sensitivity, critical skills and techniques needed to develop their own personal style capable of capturing reality and conveying their meanings.

Program at a glance:

  • Technique 2
  • Visual communication 2
  • Post production 2
  • Planning 2
  • Video acting
  • Beauty
  • Art nude
  • Studio and outdoor fashion
  • Wedding
  • Portrait 2
  • Landscape 2
  • Geographical and documentary reportage
  • Food
  • Sculpt the photograph
  • Video with the reflex
  • Photo curating
  • Photo editing and publishing landscape
  • Cataloging and archiving
  • English for photographers
  • Entering the professional world

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

SCHOOL Istituto Italiano di Fotografia has been for 20 years a school leader in the field of vocational training in Italy. Training in IIF is characterized by its completeness and for its practical an ... Read More

SCHOOL Istituto Italiano di Fotografia has been for 20 years a school leader in the field of vocational training in Italy. Training in IIF is characterized by its completeness and for its practical and professional approach that ranges among the most important sectors in the world of photography. OUR MISSION IIF’s mission is to provide a preparation in photography that is solid, complete and modern expressive language of style and innovation. The primary objective is that students develop sensitivity and critical insight necessary to approach the market of photography in a more expressive and dynamic way as possible. Read less