Experience and participate in the creation of a real fashion shoot with a professional team. From styling the shoot to lighting set up, shooting, editing and retouching. Learn how to work on a precise brief, get comfortable working on location whether with sunlight or strobes and directing the model to achieve the results you have in mind. Learn new creative shooting modes and find out about the editing steps that will make your images stand out. Time spent creating an editorial with professional lighting equipment from Elinchrom and advice from your tutor, will enhance your confidence and skills in such a demanding and sometimes unfamiliar environment. Key topics are related to fashion photography industry such as contact building, approaching clients and networking will also be covered, together with your portfolio review. But there will also be opportunity to photograph cityscape exploring the ancient Rome and street photography in the historic centre. Look into fashion & portrait photography editing techniques with the latest Photoshop CC, to provide an all-round acquaintance with all possible aspects of such a competitive field. You will gain knowledge in editing, retouching, colour correcting and airbrushing your favourite photos you have taken during your stay in Rome. All workshops include the collaboration of  professional agency represented model/s, highly motivated hair and make up artist, stylist and professional tutors. Also you will have the use of a vintage car, a vintage vespa and an helicopter (if available). Enjoy and relax at Villa Aranova a luxury villa just 15 min from Rome and the beach. Indulge with a glass of wine in the garden patio while watching the sunset.

Workshops hold in association with Elinchrom and The Flash Centre

Main topics of the photography workshops in Rome:

  • Creative shooting – directing your model – lighting set ups
  • Photoshop editing techniques -Introduction to fashion retouching/airbrushing
  • Work with a professional team
  • Common fashion photography terminology -arranging a fashion shoot
  • Finding and approaching a creative team to collaborate with
  • Advertising your work and create contacts
  • Effective use of networking websites to your advantage-creating and printing a winning portfolio
  • Approaching clients

Technical topics:

  • Shutter speed, Aperture and Depth of field (brief guidance)
  • Lighting
  • Flash and speedlite
  • Composition
  • Questions and answears during break times

Photographic gear needed:

  • Your own DSLR, mirrorless or compact camera, fully charged batteries and memory cards (If you don’t have it can be hired from us)
  • 50mm and a zoom lens. Wide angle lens could be useful but not essential. If you are not sure on which lenses or equipment to bring, please contact us to get advise. (Lenses can be hired from us)
  • A tripod
  • For editing and retouching you will need your laptop (a mouse or graphic tablet would be a bonus).

Learn to shoot like a pro!


Autumn dates coming soon. Please watch this space

Limited to 8 photographers

(All candidates will get complimentary accommodation based on a shared twin room, breakfast and light lunch)

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