London College of Style creates new fashion photography course

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The London College of Style is launching a new fashion photography course with a strong emphasis on work placements and job opportunities. Designed to fill the gap in other photography courses, students will be taught how to engage with the fashion industry and launch their photography careers.

The course was created in response to demand for more career-focused courses and feedback from photographers already working in the fashion industry. There has also been an increased demand in fashion photography courses, partly due to the rise in social media, online influencers, and fashion e-commerce sites.

Based in Fulham, the course is designed for beginners and new photographers and combines theory and tuition with practical placements at fashion brands and industry events.

Tutors will include celebrity photographer Leigh Keily, who wrote the course, and several other professional fashion photographers.

Wendy Elsmore, co-founder of London College of Style, said: “Many people might start taking pictures with their smartphone, become interested then want to develop their creative flair into a proper career. We expect equal interest from both women and men – generally in this sector there are currently more female fashion photographers than male.”

Dan Blake, director of education, added: “We teach students how to engage properly with fashion editors, model bookers and stylists, how to network effectively, introduce yourself to new contacts and how to edit work for ‘go see’ appointments so that it appeals to the client. Having completed the course, students will have developed their vital signature style across a carefully curated portfolio and know how to launch their career.”

The course runs for three months and starts on Friday 7th September 2018. It is priced at £3,650 and requires a time commitment of three days a week. For more information and to reserve your place, visit

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