The Fashion Intensive

Workshop Overview

Explore the exciting world of fashion photography with Lindsay Adler as your guide! During this 3 day workshop Lindsay will provide you with a breadth of knowledge on topics ranging from directing fashion models, concept development, bidding on commercial jobs, essential setups for commercial fashion/beauty photography, control of lighting in editorial fashion, retouching, color grading and much (much) more! 

You will learn to see light in a new way as we build from single light set-ups to far more complex scenes (5+ strobes). Furthermore, on day 3 we go on location to a unique location for a completely different shooting experience!  

Attendees will have the opportunity to work with top agency models, incredible hair stylists, makeup artists and wardrobe stylists, all while learning important lessons in the realm of lighting, posing and business.

This workshop is perfect for someone interested in learning about the world of fashion photography or simply looking to take their portfolio up a notch!

Whether you’re a fashion, beauty, or portrait photographer, the techniques you’ll learn in this workshop can be universally applied to create gorgeous images! 

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Day 1
Day 1

Introduction to Fashion Photography, Beauty Photography Shooting

Time: 9am-5pm

Our day begins with a lecture on Fashion & Beauty Photography essentials include building your creative team, creating mood boards, working with modeling agencies and more. After the morning lecture we will focus on the tools and techniques for beauty photography including modifiers, top commercial setups, editorial techniques, posing tips, lens choice, camera angles and more.

Throughout the day attendees will capture 6 different lighting setups and build their portfolio with striking beauty looks.

Day 2
Day 2

Business of Commercial Photography, Fashion Photography Shoot

Time: 9am-6:30pm

Our second day begins with a lecture on the Anatomy of a Commercial Shoot. We’ll discuss bidding on commercial jobs and all of the logistical elements like casting, call sheets, estimates and more. The shooting opportunities on this day focus on fashion photography including essential setups for look books, editorial fashion, and atmospheric lighting.

Attendees will capture 6 different and stunning looks with couture clothing. After shooting has concluded there is an optional demonstration of Lindsay’s post-processing workflow and color grading techniques.

Day 3
Day 3

Fashion on location

Time: 9am-6pm

On our 3rd and final day of the workshop we’ll head out of the studio to an incredible location where we’ll explore a variety of different setups. You’ll learn how to use and augment natural light as well as how to completely overpower a scene with strobes and gels. You’ll capture 6 diverse looks for jaw-dropping results!

Hear What Attendees Are Saying

"If you're considering joining one of Lindsay's workshops, the answer is YES! I am so glad I attended this workshop. The energy among the participants and Lindsay's team was amazing. Each day was unique and I walked away with some new skills that will apply directly to my business. There was never a moment where I felt afraid to ask a question and the atmosphere overall was really fun. I will be joining more workshops in the future."

Upcoming Workshops



Our workshop is held in beautiful Historic Downtown Jersey City, minutes away from the Holland Tunnel and Manhattan as well as only 20 minutes from Newark International Airport.

Our workshops cater to a variety of different experience levels ranging from beginner to advanced level topics and vary depending on the format. A basic understanding of how your camera operates is required, however you do not need to be overly versed in lighting or equipment as Lindsay provides explanations and instruction. If you still have questions about whether the workshop is for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out. 

We have a variety of flexible payment options available from our partners such as Affirm, Afterpay, Klarna, and PayPal which you can select at checkout. 

We also offer a ‘no qualifying required’ installment option which you can contact us for more info about. 

Transportation and accommodations are the responsibility of the attendee and not included with the price of the workshop. We may however have rates with hotels in the area so please check with us before booking.

First and foremost you’ll need a camera, since the majority of this workshop is about portfolio building and we’ll be taking plenty of photos. 

You’ll also want to bring plenty of memory cards, and batteries.

You do not need to bring any lighting equipment or modifiers as that is provided. 

We prefer attendees not bring tripods as they can be obtrusive and get in the way of others. If you do require something to stabilize your camera, we recommend bringing a monopod. 

A laptop is also not required, although we do have follow along portions for retouching so you can bring one at your own discretion. 

Please also refer to our pre-workshop information email that is sent out several weeks before the workshop for any updated or additional information.

We will provide a meal each of a workshop as well as snacks and beverages. If you have certain dietary restrictions we have a full sized refrigerator so that you can bring and store your food.

You may find information regarding our refund policy here:

We recommend that attendees look into travel insurance as an extra added layer of protection should you have to cancel your spot. 

I would love to take another workshop with Lindsay! Everything was so efficient and well organized and I was blown away by the talented teams and models we worked with. Thank you for such a fun experience!
Top notch from A-Z!! You know how people will share a recipe you love, but then it never turns out the same...b/c they likely didn't include their special ingredient?!? Well, it's just the opposite at Lindsay's workshop! She breaks down every set up with easy to understand explanations of the hows and why behind every lighting/styling/posing/post decision she makes. She's an open book eager to make the commercial world photographers better! Lindsay and her whole team made this an incredible experience that will certainly help take my skills to the next level! Can't recommend this enough!
The workshop exceeded my expectations. Lindsay is an amazing instructor! And the creative team did an outstanding job
Lindsay is the best of the best and can teach simultaneously to intermediates and advanced level photographers so that everyone walks away with what they need. She is full of energy but focused and determined to get through a ton of setups. As a studio owner and full-time professional for nearly a decade, I find her style and approach to photography refreshing and inspirational. Can't wait to work with her again!
If you're trying to become a fashion photographer, this is probably the most in depth workshop jam packed with information you'll need if you're serious about making this your full time job. Classes are small, staff is extremely helpful, and Lindsay is a joy to learn from and makes things simple enough for anyone to catch on quickly and get the most out of. This is the best "head start" into this industry you could ask for.
If you are second guessing taking a workshop, I'm here to tell you to BET ON YOURSELF. This course taught me everything it said it would and then some and I am soaking it all up to perfect for my own business. Lindsay teaches you that it's possible to shoot and make money but also shoot for passion and I think many photographers have a hard time navigating the two, I know I did. But now I know it's possible and I am ready to make the changes. If you're unsure, don't be, trust the process!
Lindsay's teaching style is very detailed yet in a very understandable and approachable style. She works with the attendees to individually to be sure they understand and if not, helps them correct what they are doing. Her creativity at combining photo techniques, suggestions for working with models and set ups is outstanding.
The planning, choice of models, staff, assistants, and Lindsay herself were perfection. I extended my capabilities, image impact, creativity and overall quality substantially, and got great images for my portfolio.

Payment Options

In addition to being able to pay with your credit/debit card, via Apple Pay or Paypal, we also offer a variety of different payment options through our partners like Affirm, Klarna, Afterpay, iDEAL and to name a few.  Some of these partners offer qualified buyers low or no interest payment options. Please see these available options at checkout that may be specific to your region. payment option

Our payment option allows you to pay over time with your existing credit or debit card and does not require qualifying to use. If you’d like to use this option please contact us so we can walk you through setting it up. payment option

Our payment option allows you to pay over time with your existing credit or debit card and does not require qualifying to use. If you select this option, please note that you can only have 1 item in your cart at a time and must checkout via the “Purchase with” button. You can definitely purchase a ticket for more than 1 workshop, however our system is only tuned at the moment to handle 1 ticket for one specific workshop when using this option. 

If you have any questions about specific payment options please contact us.