Introduction to the Business of Fashion Photography

This course introduces students to the business of fashion photography. Students will learn how to develop concepts, pitch ideas effectively, create a budget, and build a team of stylists, make-up artists, and assistants for an actual shoot.

Students are guided through what equipment to use, from lighting to lenses, how to get the most out of a model, how to scout for great locations, and how to digitally enhance images after the shoot.  This course is taught by Erin Seaman, Photo Editor of FASHION magazine.

For research purposes, it would be helpful for students to have access to a smartphone, tablet or laptop. WiFi would be provided. Please note, some classes will be held off campus.

This course is offered in partnership with OCAD University to offer a wide range of courses for enhancing your career expertise in web, design, photography, analytics, and technology. 

Working with your OCAD U account

As a student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to the OCAD U learning management system, called Canvas. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course.

Contact for assistance with using your account.

Certificate options

Many OCAD U courses can be applied towards a certificate. Explore to learn more.

Note that students seeking a certificate must register with OCAD U via the APPLY link on the page for the certificate concerned. 

Contact for questions concerning certificates available or to confirm your chosen set of courses will qualify.

Course Requirements

Regular access to a computer with a high-speed broadband internet connection is required.


Course Cancellations

Please note that courses may be cancelled at any time due to low enrolment. Upon cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.

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