Assignment #5 – Fashion Portrait

Due: Wednesday, 5/8

Discover a fashion or high-profile portrait photographer you want to emulate the style of. Research them fully and discover their preferred tools, methods and visual aesthetics.


Make a rockin’ fashion portrait using controlled studio or location lighting which either mimics their style or is at least inspired by it. Really nail this one. Kill it. Do it.

You will turn in:

All Raw photos (at least 72)
one final jpeg, fully processed and retouched
Your PSD file

You will be graded on the following:

20pts – Use of sophisticated lighting worthy of publication in a fashion magazine

20pts – Technical excellence in terms of sharpness, exposure and color balance

20pts – Styling and pose of the subject/setting

20pts – Expression of the subject which makes a statement or emotional connection with the viewer

20pts – Post processing to enhance the image at a professional level

Work will be shown in a critique. All students must attend the critique. Have a blast!