Growing Your Network and Building Your Fashion Photography Portfolio

How to meet the right people and make the right connections.

Are you curious about how to become a fashion photographer? Do you find the world of fashion photography both enticing and intimidating? If so, we’ve got good news: as long you’re willing to work hard and put yourself out there, you can definitely find your place in that world.

In this video, Georgie talks to fashion industry professionals –  including professional photographers Christin Snyders and Ian Jacob, model Suzannah Tostevin and makeup artist Chloe Holt – about how they got started.

This class is full of invaluable advice on how to get into fashion photography, how to network as a photographer, finding models and assistants, and how to make a fashion photography portfolio – even on a tight budget.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to get started in fashion photography
  • How to find models for photography
  • Networking in the fashion industry
  • Tips for collaborating with a team
  • How to source clothing on a budget
  • How to work with aspiring fashion designers

Visuals from interview with fashion and beauty photographers Ian Jacob, Christin Snyders, MUA Chloe Holt and Model Suzannah Tostevin.

If you want to know more about how to be a fashion photographer, don’t miss these replays of our fashion photographer interviews with Daria Belikova and Rachell Smith. Our classes on ‘Developing an Online Portfolio‘ will also be helpful.


  1. Thank you so much for this class! This was a great discussion with loooots of valuable advice, especially on being perseverent and not giving up with your work, especially for the photographers which are just starting in fashion photography or wanting to learn more and expand their horizons and portfolios ( just like me :p )
    Thank you all for this and thank you Karl for this amazing platform!
    You are a lifesaver and a great mentor 😀
    All the best!

  2. I shot mostly Jewelry Models/Product Photography for myself for fun and in case I work for merchandising company does social media. Decide to join your company just in case I am missing something. Good tips to network with volunteers and paid work in Fashion or other industries.

  3. Good refresher seminar. I have worked with experience traveling models who have also done Fashion Jewelry Photography or Fashion has been a blast. Maybe next year work with a model again or just practice product photography if looking for work or volunteer work is a plus.

  4. DougHowell

    Chock full of info! Now I will never do fashion photography, but this is fascinating, totally totally fascinating, in that I read Harpers Bizarre I read cosmopolitan I see the shoots and I marvel at them. This is a really good tutorial in how to accomplish these on location shoots and in studio shoots, via actual feedback from working professionals.

    1. Hi, I think these are released next week. As with all our productions they may have a lead time to them but we like to post them on the site so our members can see what’s coming. We also have the ‘calendar’ in your home page that shows you when courses are expected to be published.

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