On June the 1st, we ran a special Fashion Photography Course in London and we wanted to share our experiences from the day.

We were joined by a team of 4 amazing people on the day; our two models, Michaela and Tiago, as well as clothing designer, Kristina from De Rien, who was on hand to give styling tips. And last, but by no means least, the wonderful Helen Andrew was our makeup artist.

Much of De Rien’s incredible line is inspired by vintage clothing, and on the day we were lucky enough to be working with the latest pieces from their collection: a minimalist, unisex, raw edged tunic and trouser set.

The stripped back nature of the clothing was perfect for this workshop and showing students how to capture more subtle and natural tones.

At the start of the workshop, while Helen was working away on the model’s makeup – which has hints of war-paint almost, and really accented the clothing nicely – Ion gave the students an introduction to fashion photography.

During the introduction, Ion covered lighting, which is always one of the most important elements of photography, but can make or break a fashion shoot, as well as tips for composition.

When Helen had finished applying the makeup, we began with our first outfit, the trousers and tunic modelled by Michaela.

We chose a dark brown muslin as our background to compliment the style and tones in the wardrobe.



While Helen adjusted Michaela’s make up for the next set, we captured some images of Tiago’s outfit.

The dark colours of the pieces, and Tiago’s presence lent themselves really well to the powerful stance that he took.


Then we took a few shots with both models.fahsion-photography-workshop-june-7fahsion-photography-workshop-june-8fahsion-photography-workshop-june-9

fahsion-photography-workshop-june-10Once the students had finished taking pictures of the models, we turned the camera on them, and as is Photoion tradition, ended the day with a group selfie.

We had a fantastic day, and the students got a lot hands-on experience of a fashion photography shoot.

If you’d like to get involved in our next course, be sure to keep an eye on the fashion workshop course page.

Until next time, keep capturing those beautiful images.