Editorial Fashion Photography (with No Budget or Team)
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Editorial Fashion Photography (with No Budget or Team)

Learn how to create professional, quality fashion images all by yourself with little to no cost.
4.8 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
24 students enrolled
Created by Steven Leone
Last updated 8/2017
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  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Orchestrate an exceptional photoshoot, take professional pictures and edit them to fashion industry standards.
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  • You should have general knowledge about camera settings, i.e. ISO, shutter speed, aperture and focal lengths. You should also have a basic knowledge of Photoshop. But most of all you should possess an open mind and a positive attitude!
  • Photoshop, DSLR

This course will show anyone with novice to intermediate experience how to produce professional fashion images that will look like as if an entire team participated in the shoot with little to no cost. Starting from scratch, from choosing equipment to finding models to scouting locations to shooting protocol to editing in fashion industry standards to submitting to magazines and representation, this course will assist in pursuing your passion. 

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to do fashion photography without the assistance of a team or a budget.
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Curriculum For This Course
35 Lectures
1 Lecture 04:35

In this video I touch on what the student can expect to take away from this course and what it takes to create exemplary images. 

Preview 04:35
1 Lecture 08:19

In this video I lay out the bare essentials needed for an adequate photoshoot and also explain how brand names really don't matter when it comes to results. I place side by side pictures taken by two different cameras of the same brand (consumer entry level versus professional) to prove as much. I also briefly touch on lenses and which I used and still use for photoshoots. 

Camera, Lenses & Accessories
5 Lectures 37:07

The importance of picking the right model.


In this video I describe what a test shoot entails, the many tiers of modeling agencies--good and bad, what agency represented models you as a beginner have access to and which you do not, alternatives to agency represented models and where and how to find them.

Model Agencies & Test Shoots

How and where to find a styling team (make up artist, hair stylist & stylist). Which if any will fork for free? Are they even necessary? Here I explain if any or all are a necessity and provide alternatives in the event you don't or can't secure one. This includes getting your own new wardrobe at no cost to you. 

Styling Team

How to contact modeling agencies, what they'll ask if they reply and how to respond. 

Contacting Agencies

Where and what to look for when scouting a location. 

Preview 08:39
Photoshoot 1
4 Lectures 21:49

Scouting the first location for shoot one for the tutorial. 

Location Scouting

A few tips on pre-shoot protocol. 

Pre-Shoot Notes

I give a preview of what I bring on a typical shoot and also revisit the "Buy & Return" method I showed earlier where in the absence of a stylist I purchased clothes to use on the shoot. 

Day of the Shoot

I touch on camera angles, camera settings and the position of the sun when using natural light and also a brief technique of using off-camera flash. 

The Shoot
Post Production 1
4 Lectures 01:19:08

Learn what to keep and what to trash. Less is more. 

Reviewing and Selecting Images in Lightroom

Editing with Photoshop: Image 1

Editing with Photoshop: Image 2

Editing with Photoshop: Image 3
Photoshoot 2
2 Lectures 06:41
Location Scouting

The Shoot
Post Production 2
1 Lecture 07:16

In the video I mention how the pictures with the model sitting on the window ledge aren't any good, but during the shoot I also shot on film (that wasn't recorded) and the composition and shot with turned out to my liking. I've attached the image as a downloadable material for your viewing. 

Reviewing and Selecting Images in Lightroom
Photoshoot 2.1
1 Lecture 12:57
The Shoot
Post Production 2.1
4 Lectures 01:30:10
Reviewing and Selecting Images in Lightroom

Editing Part 1

Editing Part 2

Editing Part 3
4 Lectures 08:53

To watermark or not to watermark? That is the question. 


Learn the protocol to submitting your images to fashion magazines without being disqualified.

Submitting to Magazines

Honoring your world and sending the images to everyone who contributed. 

Sending Images To All Involved

The importance of having a website to host your work. 

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About the Instructor
Steven Leone
4.8 Average rating
4 Reviews
24 Students
1 Course
Fashion Photographer

Steven Leone is a fashion photographer from New York City. He's been traveling for the past three years throughout Europe shooting in cities such as Paris, Milan, Barcelona, London, Stockholm, Prague, etc. for modeling agencies and magazines. He's a self-taught photographer whose style consists of outdoor locations and the use of natural light and shadows. Organic images is his motto.