Careers after class 12: Fashion Photography

Industry: Fashion 

What is Fashion Photography?

Fashion photography is the genre of photography focused on the display of fashion clothing and items. Fashion photography is most commonly conducted for advertisements and fashion magazines such as Vanity Fair, Vogue and Elle. Fashion photography has developed its own aesthetic by featuring models wearing clothes and fashion enhanced by accessories and exotic locations. Fashion photographers not only focus on the aesthetic and technicalities of photography but also adjust the clothing, accessories, hair and makeup of models to prepare the shot in accordance with the location and the target audience.

Job Description

  • Responsibilities of a fashion photographer include taking= photos based on the clients’ specifications
  • Collaborating with fashion labels, designers and stylists to generate unique concepts for photo shoots
  • Directing on set, instructing stylists and models and coordinating set personnel
  • Using props, back drafts, different types of light and modern photography technologies to produce creative and stylist fashion photo concepts that will engage consumer

Eligibility and Courses
Class 12

Any stream (Science/Commerce/Humanities)

Under Graduate Courses

  • Diploma in Fashion Photography

Career Profiles

Career Profiles Fashion Photography

Top Institutes for Fashion Photography courses

1. National Institute of Photography, Mumbai

Value for Money- 4.5/5

Bachelor Courses- Diploma in Fashion Photography

Tenure- 7 Months


2. JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Hauz Khas Village , Delhi

Value for Money- 4.7/5

Bachelor Courses- Diploma in Fashion Photography

Tenure- 3 months


3. Pearl Academy, Delhi

Value for Money- 3.5/5

Bachelor Courses- Bachelor in Fashion Styling & Image Design

Tenure- 4 years


4. International Business School Washington (IBSW), Bengaluru

Value for Money- 4.8/5

Bachelor Courses- Diploma in Fashion Photography

Tenure- 3 months


5. Maheshwari College of Commerce & Arts (MCCA), Jaipur

Value for Money- 3.6/5

Bachelor Courses- Diploma in Fashion Photography

Tenure- 1 year


Career Progression

Career Progression Fashion Photography


Pay Fashion Photography

Expert View

Dabboo Ratnani“If someone wants to be a fashion photographer they should be extremely sure of the genre they are signing up for as they have to enjoy it the most, more than looking at it as just a career option.”

— Dabboo Ratnani,
Indian fashion photographer


Tim Walker“The most important part about fashion photography, for me, is not the models; it’s not the clothes. It’s that you are responsible for defining what a woman today is. at, I think, is my job.”

— Tim Walker,
British fashion photographer

Also read: Competitive exams after class XII: Fashion and design entrance exams

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