Diploma in Fashion Photography Details

Fashion photography is one of the most sort after courses for the new generation who want to transcend line between passion for work and creativity this course is meant for creatively inclined individuals who want to make a career in a multibillion dollar industry from photography, creative designers, merchandisers and fashion advertising. Boutique Management is a part of the Retail Marketing Industry which is one of the most sought after. The Creative angle of yours, can bring laurels for every skilful handling of objects through lenses. Practical guidelines for covering Glamour. Training along with photography skills will develop the quality of ace photographer in you

Diploma in Fashion Photography is a Diploma level Photography course. Diploma in Photography has been designed keeping in mind that the photographer is an artist as well as a technician. A balance of theory and practical sessions aim to produce students who define and recognize creative process, Analyze photos in terms of their artistic style and expression and have an advanced understanding of digital photography. Diploma in Photography from the Institute of Photography is designed for beginner and intermediate photographers who want to enhance their photography and composition skills as well as learn about image editing.
The course is beneficial to produce photographers that reflect on artistic aspects and develop competence in evaluating briefs with critical eye to give best professional result expected.
This course is ideally suited for people who want to take up professional photography very seriously and want to start their work soon after completion of the course (given the time period of internship) and have more time available for learning the subject as much as possible.

Diploma in fashion Photography Highlights

Course Duration

1 year

(10 Months course and 2 months Project)



Delivery Mode

Classroom Training

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Principles of Photography, Photography as an art and a Science. Types of Photography. Components Involved in Photography. light and light sensitive materials. Types of Film - sensitivity and Formats.
History of Costume. Clothing, culture and Communication, What is Fashion Photography Its objectives and importance Techniques of recording Fashion
Essential Parts of a Camera. Lenses of different focal lengths - Merits and demerits Various accessories and uses. Composition and general principles. Filters different types and uses.
Quality, temperature, effects of different light sources and effects in Photography
Handling different types of cameras and taking pictures. Practical in taking pictures in day light.
Equipments used in developing films and getting enlargements printed. Practical in taking pictures in day light.
Visible Colour spectrum, colours - Primary, secondary and complementary, Colours in photography.
Importance of certain parts of the body in recording fashion, concept of Body Language, Fashion - Glamour, Feelings and Emotions.
Theory and practical. Measuring Light using a Flash Meter Effects Theory & Practical. Measuring Light using a Flash Meter.
Corrective and Glamorous. Its importance and application with specific objectives. Theory + Practical FAP : 112 - Different Lightings in the Studio and Effects Lighting with specific purpose. Lighting for different types of photography. Theory + Practical on a Dummy / Model. importance of Background in an studio.
MRecording Fashions, Effective ways of taking pictures of textures, Textile materials and other. Presenting best in pictures of ornaments / table tops of different types. Still life photography.
Critical Study of the Photographs taken during Studio Photography Analysis, advantages, disadvantages, Objective achievements, Success points, Failure Points.
Hints to the fashion photographer Successful photographers. Discussion on techniques.
Display of the work of the renowned Fashion photographers. Discussion on techniques, success and failures.
Scope and Prospects Markets, trends and opportunities available to a fashion photographer.
Students with creative bent of mind
Anyone with a live for photography
Amateurs of even beginners
Professionals seeking degree
Anyone in fashion industry.
Fashion Professionals
Fashion Designing Enthusiasts
Garment Industry Professionals

1. Photographic Optics and Equipment’s

  • 1. History of B/W Photography: Early experiments and later developments
  • 2. Photographic Optics :
  •  alt text Reflection and refraction of light, dispersion of light through a glass prism, lenses, different kinds of image formation, principal focus and focal length, size of the image, speed and power of the lens, depth of field, angle of view and perspective
  •  alt text Defects of images formed by lens: Chromatic and spherical aberration, curvature of field, distortion and astigmatism, methods of reducing the above defects.
  •  alt text Aperture of diaphragm, its function, f notation, different kinds of aperture and their construction, dependence of depth of field and focus on distance and f number.
  • 3. Types of camera lenses: Single (meniscus), achromatic, symmetrical and unsymmetrical lenses, telephoto, zoom, macro, supplimentry and fish-eye lenses.
  • 4. Photographic camera types: Pin-hole, box, folding, large and medium format cameras, single lens reflex (SLR) and twin lens reflex (TLR), miniature, subminiature and instant camera, choice of camera and sizes, rising, falling, cross movements and swing back devices
  • 5. Principal parts of Photographic cameras: (a) Lens (b) Aperture (c) Shutters, various types and their functions, focal plane shutter and in-between the lens shutter, shutter synchronization, self-timer.
  •  alt text View-finders and focusing systems: Direct vision and ground glass view finders, frame view finder, plane mirror and penta-prism view-finder, fresnel prism focusing, split image focusing , range finders and range finder focusing , mechanism focusing distance scale
  •  alt text Film chamber: Film transport mechanism, manual and auto winding, film speed setting device.
  • 6. Exposure counter, self-timer, tripod stand, panning tilt head, lens hood, cable release, extension tubes and bellows, tele converter and changing bag.
  • 7. Enlarger: Different types, construction, working
  • 8. Exposure: Correct exposure and its determination, exposure meters- Types and function, exposure tables
  • 9. Colour Filters: Different kinds, Red, yellow, green, neutral density, half filters, filter factor, colour correction filter.
  • 10. Photographic Light Sources :
  •  alt text Natural source, the Sun, nature and intensity of the sunlight at different times of the day, different weather conditions.
  •  alt text Artificial light sources: nature, intensity of different types of light sources used in photography namely; (i) Photo flood lamp, (ii) Spot light, (iii) Halogen lamp, Barn doors and snoot, lighting stands.
  •  alt text Flash unit: Bulb flash and Electronic flash, main components, electronic flash units, studio flash, slave unit, multiple flash, computer flash, x-contact, exposure table.
  • 11. Perspective and composition, rules of composition

2. Photographic Methods

    • 1. Photographic dark room, layout and equipments.
    • 2. Photo sensitive materials: Photographic emulsions, structure of B/W film, types of emulsions and their constituents, grain size and its effects on the image, speed of the film, ASA, DIN and ISO etc., Latitude and resolution, types of negative films, photographic papers, Bromide and Chloride papers, different grade and weights, contrast, surfaces and their use, spectral sensitivity of films and papers.
    • 3. Film (B/W) and Paper Processing:
      •  alt text Developers: Constituents of developers and their functions, kinds of developers for specific purposes, e.g. universal developers, fine grain developer, contrast developer and their formula, effect of temperature and time on development
      •  alt text Stop bath: Its function
      •  alt text Fixer: Constituents and function, effect of temperature.
      •  alt text Hardener: Its function
      •  alt text Mechanism of washing, methods of illumination hypo and testing its presence, drying, dish and tank developments.
      •  alt text Processing of reversal B/W films, method employed, monobath processing
    • 4. Printing: Contact printing, projection printing using an enlarger, enlargement on Bromide paper, selection of papers, technique of enlargement – Burning, dodging, vignetting, flashing, diffusion or soft focus, distortion creation and correction, making cartoon and multiple photograph on the same paper, making giant enlargements, glazing and drying
    • 5. Trick Photography: Methods, effect box, photomontage, wire screen-star effect, use of diffraction grating, texture effect, photolith, Bas-relief, solarization and photo grams.
    • 6. Defects of negatives and prints: Causes of thin and dense negatives, flat or hard prints, various stains and spots etc. and their removal or prevention
    • 7. After treatments of negatives and prints: Intensification, reducing, toning and colouring, constituents and methods employed in each case, retouching and finishing methods, fill in, mounting and framing of films
    • 8. Portrait Photography: What is portrait, principle of portrait lighting, use of one, two and three photo flood lamps, use of spot light, use of barn doors and snoot, main light and fill in light, bounce and reflected light, umbrella lighting, photography of full and ¾ portraits, arrangements of models, backlighting, control lighting for tones and textures, multiple lighting, profile and silhouette photograph, lighting interior, low and high key lighting
    • 9. Still life, table top photography, methods and enlargements employed.
    • 10. Photography in available light: Meaning and methods, problems, exposure, movements, depth of field, selection of film compensating exposure, special techniques of developments.
    • 11. Close-up: Accessories and techniques
    • 12. Photomicrography: Photography using a microscope, essential equipments and methods, use of polarized light.
    • 13. Colour Photography: Basic principle, idea of colour, primary and secondary colours, colour and colour temperature, additive and subtractive colour synthesis, colour films, negative and reversal structure, colour film types, processing of colour negatives and reversal films, colour developer its constituents, colour printing dark room and essential equipments, colour printing, constituents of colour enlarger, methods of colour printing on colour papers using colour negatives, steps in obtaining colour prints.
    • 14. Copying equipments, suitable camera and light arrangements, preparation of negative and duplicate transparencies
    • 15. Cinematography: History, basic principle and technique, constructional details of a movie camera, time laps photography, processing techniques and equipments, editing, tilting and presentation
    • 16. Sound Recording: Sound recording on line film, techniques and methods employed
    • 17. Video Photography: Basic principle of a video camera, various line camera, differences and similarities.
  • alt text Study of different types of camera.
  • alt text Working with different cameras: Holding camera in hands, film loading, unloading, winding, large format cameras, rising, falling and cross movements and swing back.
  • alt text Study of apertures: f-number and their effects, opening and closing.
  • alt text Study of shutters, focal plane and between the lens shutters, different shutter speeds, controlling shutter speeds and movements.
  • alt text Effect of aperture on depth of fields.
  • alt text Effect on the image due to use of normal, wide angle, telephoto and zoom lenses.
  • alt text Use of extension wires, self-timer and shutter release.
  • alt text Determination of exposure, its relationship with shutter speed, aperture number and film speed.
  • alt text Use of tripod stand, study of panning tilt head.
  • alt text Use of exposure meter and determination of correct exposure.
  • alt text Study of electronic flash, its components.
  • alt text Study of filters and its effects on images.
  • alt text Study of enlarger, operation of its different parts and examination of easle.
  • alt text Taking photographs: Outdoor and indoor subjects on films.
  • alt text Developing and fixing of negatives, washing and drying.
  • alt text Printing of negatives on different grade of papers.
  • alt text Contact printing.
  • alt text Examination of effect of different developers and varying exposures.
  • alt text Making enlargements employing an enlarger.
  • alt text Techniques of enlargement, use of dodging, burning, flashing, vignetting etc., making cartoons.
  • alt text Photographing a subject with different lenses.
  • alt text Making enlargements of different sizes.
  • alt text Preparing full and ¾ portraits under different lighting conditions e.g. use of one lamp, two lamp and high front and low front lighting (ghost lighting), its effect.
  • alt text Photograph, use of bounce and reflected lights.
  • alt text Obtaining group photograph, arranging groups.
  • alt text Still-light photograph and table top photography, arrangements of lighting and effects.
  • alt text Use of colour filters: Its effect on photograph, preparation of lighting and objects.
  • alt text Preparation of B/W transparencies.
  • alt text Colour film processing- Negatives and reversal.
  • alt text Printing of colour negative on colour paper, use of colour developer and colour enlargements.
  • alt text Copying of documents.
  • alt text Creation of illusions, view camera, wild life, fashion photography, photojournalism.
  • alt text Intensification and reduction on films and touring of prints.
  • alt text Handling movie and video cameras.
  • alt text Prepare photomicrograph using a micrograph and camera attachments.
  • alt text Tour to study operations in a colour laboratory, movie and TV studio to get the first hand knowledge of their working.