Fashion photography is devoted to displaying clothing and other fashion items. The first fashion photographer is considered to be Baron Adolphe de Meyer who was hired by publishing house Conde Nast in 1913 to take experimental pictures for Vogue magazine. Over time, fashion photography has developed its own aesthetic in which the clothes and fashions are enhanced by exotic locations and story lines. Fashion photography is most often conducted for advertisements or fashion magazines.
Now a days the demand is growing for fashion photographers drastically. It's a field which needs a lot of creativity and also a lot of passion towards fashion. The increase in growing demand for he professionals with those special skills has opened gates to many universities to satrt courses in fashion photography.
If you want to enter this so called glamourous field of fashion photography , you not only need a passion for it but also you should be a qualified professional.
Some of the prestigious schools that offer fashion photography as a diploma course are:-
1. Gibbs College, Norwalk, CT
2. Wood Tope-Coburn School, Fashion Design Program, New York, NY
3. Lehigh Valley College, Fashion Merchandising, Center Valley, PA
4. McIntosh College, Fashion Merchandising Program, Dover, NH
5. International Academy of Design & Technology - Fashion Programs, Las Vegas, NV
6. American InterContinental University - Fashion Programs, London, UK
Al most all these colleges and many more are offering courses that range from the introductory level to advanced level. Be sure while choosing the college and the course as this is going to be the decision that's going to decide your future in the fashion photography industry.
If you are a professional who already has got some experience and if you want to improve your skills with an advanced diploma, then the online courses are the best suitable ones for you.
Apart from the above listed colleges there are even more number of courses offered online. You can choose one that suits your requirements.
Now that you have got the passion, attitude and the required qualification, now it's time to take on the universe of fashion photography and reach greater heights in this ever growing and fascinating industry.