TWO DAYS CRASH COURSE - Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th of January 2019


Our Fashion Photography Crash Course is fun and informative introduction to the fundamental elements of fashion photography with an emphasis on the importance of how to get published. The course is suitable for all photographers wishing to learn about controlled lighting and working a professional environment to producing high quality fashion photographs.

This course will introduce participants with the practice of Fashion photography; from camera handling, shooting and developing film and darkroom practice. The course is creative and experimental with assignments that will encourage you to expand and develop your practice.

Welcome to the wonderful world of photography. LPW is proud to say that with the new premises we can finally start to run proper photography courses. As You know our photography workshops are different from any other else, and our course will be different too !!!
Instead of just imparting knowledge, we give it meaning and value by applying it to real world projects. All photography courses are led in small groups by our tutor Luca Monti that is very happy to share his experience and know-how.

WHAT IS THIS COURSE ABOUT ? This course is aimed at students who have a good knowledge of the technical elements of photography and want to learn the concepts and techniques to take great FASHION images, to properly run a fashion shoot production, and to understand how editorials work.

Whether you are a photographer, designer, stylist or art director, or even a complete beginner, this fashion photography course aims to help you develop your skills in researching, producing and managing fashion photo shoots. You will start with exploring the history of photography and art, before going on to plan a shoot and work as a team to create an original fashion image.

During this two days long Fashion Photography Crash Course, students will be introduced to the work of key practitioners and will have the opportunity to work with individual subjects.

The course will help you develop your own style of photography, with the guidance of the tutor, Luca Monti, a contemporary photographic artist and fashion photographer. You'll leave the course with some beautiful fashion photographs and invaluable advice about your next steps toward mastery of fashion photography.We will focus on the importance of light and how to control it, as well as the relationship between photographer and the subject, and photographer with the editorial industry. The resulting images can then be used as a foundation for a fashion portfolio.

THE TUTOR - Luca Monti is an award-winning fashion and creative photographer based in Paris. He is also a very well known printer for many of the most important photographers worldwide. Luca was born in Roma, 1972. His career as an artist began whilst still at High School, and shortly following, offered solo and collective shows at the age of sixteen. 

Luca has now been working in the photography industry for over 25 years; and is also continually active with events and talks, and invited to judge photography competitions. Luca has been successfully teaching photography workshops for most of his career, refining and adapting his teaching techniques, collaborating with famous photography schools in Rome, Paris, NYC and in London and with a professional and talented creative team of models, wardrobe stylists, make-up artists and hair stylists.


  • Introduction to Fashion History

  • Key Practitioners – a study of the great master

  • Composition rules and techniques

  • Studio Lighting techniques for Fashion Photography

  • Lighting for Beauty Photography

  • How to run a fashion shoot : working with agencies, creatives and clients

  • Advanced Studio Lighting techniques for Fashion Photography

  • How to shoot editorials and hot to get published


  • Light – explore the role of light in this type of photography and learn the different styles (hard lighting, soft lighting, low key, high key).

  • Light Meter – metering your subject and metering modes explained in depth.

  • Lighting equipment – discover the different studio lighting equipment you can use.

  • Technical aspects – improve your images by exploring your camera settings in depth, including the light meter and metering modes.

  • Lenses – what type of lenses are best for nude photography? We’ll discuss focal length and lenses classification.

  • Props – learn how to use a range of props for nude art photography.

  • Working with a model – develop the skills needed such as composition, posing, directing.

  • Studio set up – you’ll be taught how to set up the studio for a nude art shoot including backdrops, props and lighting for your mood or style.

  • Composition Techniques – understand the compositional elements of a photograph and how they can be used to create stronger images..

  • Filters – understand the effects and appropriate use of different filters for different types of photography (fashion, portrait, landscape etc)


During this Fashion Photography Crash Course, students will be introduced to the work of key practitioners and will have the opportunity to work with individual subjects.  We will focus on the importance of light and how to control it, as well as the relationship between photographer and the subject.  The resulting images can then be used as a foundation for a portrait portfolio.


The course is a stimulating combination of presentations, demonstrations and discussions. Students will learn the foundations of fashion photography through talks, demonstrations and practical exercises.. Please note this is a very practical course then students are expected to be comfortable with their cameras and lenses, and to their equipments ready from the first lessons.

The course is divided into two days :during the first part of this course our tutor will cover the history and concepts behind photographic representation of fashion industry, the equipment and methods used in professional fashion photography. Next will be a guided practice with a model, tips on lens choice, composition, metering and how to control flash in different studio lighting scenarios.

During the second day


Day 1

COURSE INTRODUCTION - In this preliminary session we will set a technical common ground to start and operate all from the same level. We will discuss the cultural aspect of portrait photography and as well the technical aspect of it. We will focus our attention over the fuldamentals of camera and studio ighting.

  • Fashion Photography – PRE-SHOOT – The importance of the brief

  • Working with the your crew : The stylist, the make up artist, the hairstylist and the studio/camera assistant

  • How to run a model casting / working with models

  • Studio preparation

  • Fashion Photography – THE-SHOOT – The importance of time schedule

  • Basic fashion light

  • Lunch Break

  • Working with models. Manage the styling, directing the crew.

  • Advanced fashion light

  • Q&A


Day 2

THE GRAMMAR OF FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY - Photographs tell stories. A writer might use cadence, sentence structure, or even the sounds of words themselves to convey meaning. In a similar manner, photographers use light and shape; they make choices about where to stand or how to frame a scene in order to make meaning clear.

  • Fashion Photography – THE-SHOOT – Shooting for commercial vs shooting for magazine

  • Lunch Break

  • Processing, retouching, managing the page layout

  • How to get published

  • Portfolio and pictures review

  • Q&A

WHO's This course for ?

The course is suited to those with an interest in developing their knowledge and skills beyond a basic level. A basic knowledge of camera operations is a prerequisite. This course is not suitable for complete beginners with no camera basic skills..

This course is for anyone who is looking for new directions for their fashion photography, would like to enhance their technical and creative skills, or maybe thinking of purchasing own studio lights and would like to have an introduction to studio flash and flash metering..


The only thing you need to take part in this workshop is a basic knowledge of a camera including aperture, shutter speed, camera lenses and ISO including exposure modes. 
Participants will also be required to use a professional or semi-professional camera, either a DSLR or a compact equivalent with manual exposure. If you don’t own your own camera then you can hire one of our spares for the course duration. Please let us know in advance if you need to borrow our equipment so we can make sure we have it ready for you.



Course Date and Time -  Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th of January 2019
Class size - minimum 4 people, maximum 8 people
Price - £349

All session will be held at Beltcraft Studio - 458 Hackney Road - London -

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The price for the course is £349, if you book before 31st of December 2018, you will get an early bid discount of £50 and pricing the course at £299 only

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