Fashion Photography


Students will learn how to light, shoot, and pose fashion photos. We will learn techniques on how to: (1) position indoor studio lighting and (2) how to work with reflectors for outdoor shoots. Students can bring their own camera or phone for pictures, and they will be given the opportunity to shoot on a professional DSLR camera. This course will be collaborative in the sense that students will take turns with roles as models*, lighting technicians, stylists, and photographers. Each day will have a different styled theme for the shoot such as zany, vibrant, glam, and retro. Students are encouraged to bring their own fashion accessories and garments to style, but some will be provided. Photos at the end will be compiled into a fashion lookbook. *Note that poses will be kept modest and age appropriate, and students who do not wish to be photographed may opt out of modeling roles.


Ages 13+

9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Studios 2-3

Instructor: Elise DeSomer

Elise is an MA student at University of Notre Dame studying aesthetics, book history, and intersections of art and literature. During her undergraduate studies, she majored in studio art with emphasis in photography at Saint Mary’s College. She specializes professionally in creating visual advertising content for writers, and doing fashion photography for small businesses and startups. In 2018 she graduated from the Spark program for women’s entrepreneurship at Saint Mary’s prior to launching her abstract painting business, Elise DeSomer Studios LLC which offers affordable custom luxury decor for homes and businesses. You can find her work at Apothica Teas, and Create Bar and Grill in Niles, MI.

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