Fashion Photography from the Model: Sunday Workshop

When and Where

22 Mar 2020 - 29 Mar 2020 (10 hours, 2 weeks)
Days and times
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Morley College London Waterloo Centre


Full fee
Concession fee
Senior fee

Quick Facts

Paulina Czyz
Course code

What you will learn

This workshop will explore fashion photography techniques . Work with a professional model and learn how to create concepts and scenes for a fashion shoot using a variety of lighting techniques and experimenting with themes, styling, posing and background setting. On this practical course you will learn about the professional processes of fashion photography. You will learn how to use mood boards and storyboards to develop and present your ideas and themes, which you will take through each stage of production from setting up lighting and shooting to basic editing processes in Photoshop. You will learn how to analyse fashion images, identify their lighting styles and techniques and apply it to your own work. You will also learn about the roles and responsibilities of the production team and how to collaborate successfully.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • produce a mood board and a storyboard in response to specific themes
  • analyse fashion images and apply their lighting styles to your own practice
  • shoot with continuous, flash and mixed lighting
  • control the quality, direction and contrast of light with modifiers and reflectors
  • work as part of a production team and direct a model
  • have a basic understanding of how to edit an image using Photoshop

Class format and activities

With the tutor, you will examine and discuss examples and current work, photographs and other material from photo-shoots, and work on the development of styling concepts to develop your ability and confidence. There will be slideshow presentations, demonstrations, and the practical exercises with an emphasis on sharing knowledge and experience, through discussion and photography workshops. Teaching will be both in groups and on a one-to-one basis, with advice and feedback depending on your existing skills.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

This is an introduction to the specialism of Fashion photography but it would be helpful if you already have a knowledge of the manual functions of the camera (eg. aperture, shutter speeds, and ISO ). The studio also contains Apple MacBooks for uploading and working with images. It would be helpful if you have some familiarity with Macintosh computers and know how to use standard menus and commands, however this is not an essential requirement as these skills can be picked up during the course. The studio also has cameras and lenses which may be used by students while in class. As part of the course you will be asked to read tutorials, take notes, listen to instructions and discuss related topics, therefore students should have a reasonable level of skill in speaking, reading and writing in English. You may wish to revise and practise at home to reinforce what you have learned during the lesson. Information about computers and relevant software will be provided by the tutor. Many of the Art & Design studios have limited accessibility. If you have restricted mobility please contact the Art & Design Administrator on 0207 450 1934 or Learning Support on 0207 450 1835 before enrolling.

What you need to know before you enrol

To get the most from your learning it would be helpful to have your own camera and lens. Your camera should allow you access to manual controls. We have a number of college cameras and other photography equipment for use in class time only. It would be helpful for you to bring a pen and notepad, as you may wish to take notes. Also recommended is a storage device such as USB Memory stick (minimum 8GB) or mini-hard drive. This is for storage of media during the course and of your work at the end. It would be beneficial to your studies if you possess essential software for use at home. As a student of Morley College you are entitled to a discount on Adobe CC Software. Your tutor can advise you on how to apply for this.
The model will be supplied for 5 hrs in total.

What you will need for your class

Please bring your Digital SLR camera (if you have one) to the classes and you may wish to bring a notebook and pen. Morley College has a range of Digital SLR cameras, tripods, lenses and lighting equipment, which you are welcome to use during the hours of the class. It would be useful to bring a memory stick (or portable hard drive – please note: PC formatted hard drives can be read by Apple mac computers, but not written to.) CDs/DVDs are available.

What you can do next

After your course ends why not continue to build your skills? We offer a wide range of courses in Photography running at beginner, intermediate and advanced stages. Develop your passion with yearlong study on our Morley Photography Courses at Levels 1, 2 and 3.
A range of portfolio and specialist-subject courses include Beginners and Intermediate digital camera skills, Urban and Street Photography workshops, Documentary Photography, Contemporary Portrait and Fashion Photography and Photography for Websites. Learn to post-produce and manage your photographs with our NEW Adobe Photography Pack: Photoshop and Lightroom.
To help get your work noticed we also offer Website Building and Blogging courses using Wordpress.Com and Wordpress.Org
Why not see what our students have produced by heading over to the Morley Digital Blog: where you can read success stories and catch up on new course information, news and events.