Fashion Photography


Saban Kumar Maharana


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Course Name : Fashion Photography

Code(Credit) : CUTM2408 (0-2-2)


Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to: 

  • Communicate an awareness of social and cultural issues in relation to fashion photography. 
  • Evaluate your own work and that of others. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of historical and contemporary fashion photography through your practice.
  • Create fashion photographs that explore ideas through methods and practices of photographic image making. 
  • Demonstrate the appropriate selection, control and understanding of technical and practical skills in fashion photographic production.


Project List

  • Fashion Photography Lighting (Picture)
  • Product Lighting.
  • Framing and composition



Peter Lindbergh: On Fashion Photography, 40th Ed. Hardcover, Publisher: Taschen

Course Syllabus

Module -1

Introduction to Photography, Aesthetic of Fashion Photography & Fashion Industry, Digital Photography, Different Types of Photography Gadgets, DSLR, SLR, Point and Shoot Camera, Different Camera Modes.

Module – 2

Exposure Triangle, Understanding Shutter, ISO & Aperture, Types of Lens, Image Production, Depth of Field, Shutter Speed Techniques, Composition & Different types of Shots & Camera Angle, Camera Equipment’s, Outdoor Photography, Understanding the Light & Shadows, Outdoor Lighting, Portrait Photography, Color & Black & White.

Module – 3

Architecture & Monuments Study, Shapes of Product.  Photo story, Quotes Photography, Macro Photography, Architectural Photography, Sports Photography, Documentation & Event Photography, Product Photography.

Module – 4

Studio Photography, Indore Lighting, Understanding Lights & Uses, Direct & Bounce Light, Color Temperature & Color Correction to get Proper Skin Tones , Types of Lights, Three Point Lighting,  Backdrops, Retouch Methods for Skin, Product Photography & Lighting, Model As Prop  & Post Production.

Session Plan

Session 1

Introduction to Photography, History.

Session 2

Stages of Development, Fashion Photography Aesthetic &

Requirements of Fashion Industries.

Session 3

Digital Photography, Advantages, Different Types of Camera Using for Photography.

Session 4

Types of Camera Equipment’s using for Photography Advantages & Limitations, DSLR Camera Introduction.

Session 5

Different between DSLR & SLR Camera, Limitations, Advantages &

Disadvantages of All Gadgets.

Session 6

Point & Shoot Camera, Limitations Advantages & Disadvantages.

Session 7

Different Camera Brands & Their Modes. How to use different Modes effectively.

Session 8

Understanding the Shutter, ISO, Aperture & there usages in Photography, Depth of Field, Controlling Depth of Field. Shutter Speed Techniques By using the Camera & Subject.

Session 9, 10, 11 & 12

In this Practice session Students will take photos by using the Exposure Triangle & Controlling the Depth of Field.

Session 13

Shutter Speed Techniques & its use in creatively, Composition, Rule of Third, Outdoor lighting, Equipment’s & Using, Portrait Photography. Color & Black and white Photography.

Session 14 & 15

In this Practice Session Students Will Take Photograph by using camera shutter speed Creatively & Some Photographs by using Composition Rule.

Session 16 & 17

Understanding the Lens, Normal / Prime, Zoom, Telephoto, Wide-angle, Macro, & Using their Characteristic Using of Lens. Usages of different types of Lens in photography.

Session 18 & 19

In this Practice session Students will take photographs by using different types of lenses, Also there’s an analysis session.

Session 20, 21 & 22

Outdoor Photography Practical -  to learn the Natural lights, Using of outdoor Lighting equipment like Reflector, Thermocool, Black Cottons.   In this Practice Session Students will take Photographs on Different types of Shots & Take Portrait Photographs both Color & Black and White by using outdoor lighting equipment’s.

Session 23

Types of Shots, Extreme long, Long, Mid, Mid Close, Close, Extreme Close, Camera Angle – Eye level, Lower & Upper.  Observing Subject Movement, Architecture & Monument Study Shapes & Size of Product.

Session 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 & 29

In this Practice session student will take photographs on different types of shots & Camera Angle. Sports Photography, Building & Architecture Photograph, Event & Documentation Photography, Product Photography in Outdoor.

Session 30

Importance of Studio Photography, Different Types of Indore Lights & Usages.

Session 31, 32, 33 & 34

Practical session Understanding Lights & Usages, Direct & Bounce Light, Color Temperature & Color Correction to get Proper Skin Tones, Types of Lights, Three Point Lighting, Backdrops.

Session 35, 36, 37 & 38

Retouch Methods for Skin on Fashion photography, Student will take photographs of a Model with Makeup and Without Makeup to compare both.

Session 39, 40 & 41

Practical session - Product Photography Techniques & Indore Lighting.

Session 42, 43, 44 & 45

Practical session - Fashion Photography with a Model by using Different Lights.

Session 46

Post Production, Importance of Post Production in Fashion Photography, Image Coping, Skin enhancing by using Photoshop.

Session 47, 48, 49 & 50

In this session Student will submit assignments on Fashion Photography.

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Our Main Teachers

Mr. Saban Kumar Maharana, working as Assistant Professor in School of Media and Communication, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, He has completed M. Phil. from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, He has more than 17 years of experience in the field of Graphics and Animation in the leading channel and Production Houses in […]