The one-year fashion photography course by John Kaverdash offers a fresh and up-to-date education in fashion photography and in all the other related areas essential to pursue success in this career.
The one-year fashion photography course begins with a focus on the basics and lays the foundations from which students will later develop fashion-related creative projects. Lessons are held by qualified teachers who are then joined by other professionals, such as art directors, editors and agents. Students also have the opportunity to use the top-notch equipment provided by the Academy.

During the first semester, from October to February, students are taught about shooting technique and photographic composition, both in studio and outdoors. Together with digital photography students learn about black-and-white analog photography and by discovering the darkroom they develop and print at a fine-art level.
Post-production is taught with the latest versions of the softwares used in professional work environments, such as Photoshop, Camera Raw and Lightroom.
Students also learn art history end expand their cultural background, always keeping an eye to analogies and parallelisms that can be found photography.
Contemporary photography topics are discussed through the analysis of international magazines, editorial guidelines and distinctions in the shootings according to fields and types: editorials, campaigns, catalogs, individual projects.

In the second semester, from March to July, strong from all the skills acquired during the first semester, students develop and fulfill their own creative projects.
Students work together with stylists, make-up artists and other industry professionals developing a fashion service from the idea, through the moodboard and all the way to the shooting, that could be a trendy editorial, a look book, a catalog, or more.

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Lessons | 135, 4 hours each
Hours | 450
Certificate | Certificate of attendance
Language | English
Cameras, lenses, models, make-up artists, stylists and equipment are provided by John Kaverdash Academy of Photography.


  1. Photographic technique
  2. Photo shootings
    • studio shootings
    • outdoors shooting
  3. Analog shootings
  4. Editing
  5. Post-production
    • Photoshop
    • Camera Raw
    • Lightroom
  6. B/W darkroom
    • development
    • printing
  7. Visual communication
  8. Art and photography history, with a focus on fashion
  9. Trend research and moodboards
  10. Shooting under the guide of an art director

By the end of the one-year fashion photography course students will have a great variety of shots that will be selected by the teacher and will become part of their portfolio.