Introduction to Fashion Photography

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Photo shoot on the street with students holding lights on a model standing on a pipe.

Photo by Mark Jenkinson


Introduction to Fashion Photography

IPHTI-UT 1008.001 | 4 units | Instructor: Mark Jenkinson

This J-term class will explore fashion, style, beauty, body representation, and popular culture through photography and imaging. This introductory-to-intermediate course in fashion photography explores composition, studio, and outdoor lighting (with an emphasis on portrait and beauty), industry trends and the use of Photoshop and CaptureOne software in fashion images. Students are encouraged to bring fashion images to be analyzed and broken down during class time.  Students will be encouraged to use any digital and photo-based method or approach that can best serve their individual interests. We will explore the art and production of the fashion shoot, which covers editorial, advertising, and beauty tasks in a hands-on format. Develop lighting techniques for strobe and natural light. Learn how to produce your own photo shoots and scout locations. The program does not provide models, clothes, or makeup artists but students will be guided on resources.

During the semester, we will also attend exhibitions at fashion houses, lectures, view contemporary and historical exhibits, screen documentary films about fashion designers and photographers; and discuss a variety of images in art and pop culture by looking closing at fashion magazines produced worldwide.

Equipment Requirements: Students must provide their own digital SLR Camera or equivalent. (professional quality mirrorless cameras are fine as well) 

They will also need a laptop computer and a separate hard drive with at least 1 TB of memory and Adobe Lightroom software.

Editorial image of a model holding a motorcycle helmet during a photo shoot

Photo by Mark Jenkinson

Program Dates

January 2024

Program Dates TBA


The January 2024 application will open later this summer.

Pre-requisite: Photography I or equivalent experience.

Equipment Requirements: Students must provide their own digital SLR Camera or equivalent (professional quality mirrorless cameras are fine as well).

They will also need a laptop computer and a separate hard drive with at least 1 TB of memory and Adobe Lightroom software.

Please read the following admissions information before starting your application.

Black and white image of a model posing with her arms crossed over her head.

Photo by Mark Jenkinson


January 2023

  • Undergraduate Tuition: $7,644

Additional Fees:

  • Lab Fee: $448
  • Program Fee: $350

Please review the Tisch Special Programs cancellation policy.

Visit the NYU Office of the Bursar for additional information on tuition and fees.

Action shot of a model posed on a red motorcycle.

Photo by Mark Jenkinson


Housing for this program is mandatory. Please note: Your choice of room preference or residence hall preference (if available) is not guaranteed.

Single: $1,071

Students are responsible for their own meals.