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Fashion Photography 101

with Lara Jade

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  •   01 Class Introduction

  •   06 Shoot: Vintage (One Light, One Model)


Class duration: 12h 1m

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About The Class

In this fashion photography course, learn every stage of a fashion shoot, from casting your styling team and model to the shoot day itself: shooting in-studio and on-location, lighting techniques, model direction, and finally, retouching, business, marketing, and social media advertising.

Whatever type of photographer you are and whatever your experience level, you can learn something from this fashion photography course -- the elements of fashion photography and how to integrate them with your own business techniques! Lara will instill you with confidence as she shares her personal experiences of her journey in the industry thus far, guiding you towards making your own mark within the industry.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

  2. 02

    What is Fashion Photography?

  3. 03

    The Fashion Photographer's Kit

  4. 04

    Elements of a Successful Shoot

  5. 05

    Day 1 Creative Team Q&A

  6. 06

    Shoot: Vintage (One Light, One Model)

  7. 07

    Shoot: Vintage (Two Models)

  8. 08

    Shoot: Natural Light (Two Models)

  9. 09

    Shoot: Mod Look (One Model)

  10. 10

    Shoot: Deck Lifestyle (Two Models)

  11. 11

    Shoot: Beauty

  12. 12

    Image Review

  13. 13

    General Q&A

  14. 14

    Testing and Personal Work

  15. 15

    Developing Your Photographic Style

  16. 16

    Interview: Haley Maybury, Editor of Papercut Magazine

  17. 17

    Day 2 Creative Team Q&A

  18. 18

    Shoot: Natural Window Light, Crown

  19. 19

    Shoot: Natural Window Light, Leaves

  20. 20

    Student Shoot: One Light Setup

  21. 21

    Shoot: Model Interaction, One Light Setup

  22. 22

    Shoot: Outdoors

  23. 23

    Image Review

  24. 24

    General Q&A

  25. 25

    Introduction to Retouching

  26. 26

    The Image Selection Process

  27. 27

    Beauty Retouching

  28. 28

    Dodge and Burn Technique

  29. 29

    Interview: Tim Paton, Owner of Balcony Jump Management

  30. 30

    Selective Color and Curves

  31. 31

    Retouching Q&A

  32. 32

    Black & White Processing

  33. 33

    Retouching an Outdoor Image

  34. 34

    Target Markets, Branding, and Marketing

  35. 35

    Submitting and Pitching; Business Q&A

  36. 36

    Pricing Your Work

  37. 37

    Social Media

  38. 38

    Fashion Portfolios

  39. 39

    Lara's Final Thoughts


Meet Your Expert

Lara Jade

Lara Jade is a fashion and advertising photographer from England who currently resides in New York City. She was fortunate enough to chance upon photography at the age of fifteen, taking early fortes in self-portraiture and fine art photography. At ... read more

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  • Creativelive Student

    Creativelive Student

    April 2019

    It was an amazing class. I have seen many fashion photography courses in Creative Live and I find this one was one of the best and very easy to follow. Lara was very clear about the fashion photography industry, explaining the differences between editorial, commercial and advertising fashion photography and when/why you work for free, the process, the importance about experimenting solo or with a creative team. It was very inspiring and loved her!

  • James

    July 2017

    Having dusted off my camera after a 3 year inspiration slump I decided to head toward the fashion/editorial/Fine art/Portrait route. I discovered this course and after researching Lara Jade's work and seeing the course content I decided to buy the course. I'm completely new to the fashion world having mainly shot personal stuff. Anyway, for anyone reading this review who might be thinking 'should I, shouldn't I book this course?' I'm only up to video 6 - the vintage natural light look. I've learned so much already, even if I'd paid the same and got the first 6 videos I'd have been happy. So far it's covered so much about planning shoots, directing models. I like the fact that Jade is a working professional photographer rather than a want-to-be-but-failed or a long time passed has-been. I like that she's British (as am I). I like how she teaches and how down to earth she is and how happy she is to answer questions. I like how humble she is. The content, the teaching style is nothing short of being an assistant on set and learning first hand. Don't think about buying this course, just do it. You will not be sorry, I promise you!

  • Creativelive Student

    October 2012

    Lara's course was very well put together. She covered so many aspects of her shoots, including letting her creative team have the perfect amount of input; so she demonstrated how important it is to surround yourself with the right people and consistently getting their input. I'd love to be able to work with her hair stylist and wardrobe stylist for future editorial shoots. For being as young as Lara is, she is beyond her years in preparedness, experience, and aptitude to instruct. I thought she handled situations, like some "dead air" during live shoots very well by explaining in detail what was going on. Needless to say, I was super impressed.

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