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Claim your place at the forefront of fashion photography

A 10-month accelerator for 200 ambitious fashion photographers. Led by some of the biggest names in the fashion industry, delivered online and in-person, you’ll create work, get feedback and access the network you need.

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Meet the experts


Fabien Baron
Creative director

Inez and Vinoodh
Celebrated photography duo

Lydia Pang
Brand aesthetics director, Anomaly

Megan McCluskie
Bookings director, Harper’s Bazaar UK

Alessia Glaviano
Senior photo editor of Vogue Italia and L’uomo Vogue

Mimma Viglezio
Creative consultant

Kenneth Richard
CEO, Editor-in-chief, The Impression

Biel Parklee
Digital photo editor, W Magazine

Sophia Li
Entertainment media editor, Vogue.com

Krista Prestek
Director of photography, GQ US and GQ Style

Buffalo Zine
Editor-in-chief, Managing editor

Annabel White
European director, Rosco Production

Personal development experts
New for 2017

Polly Morland
Award-winning author

Samantha Clarke
Coach and consultant

Eric Maisel
Psychologist and creativity coach

Who it’s for

The program is for 200 fashion photographers who want to be at the forefront of image-making. You will have proven technical ability. You will be constantly experimenting. You will be versatile enough to take on changing client demands, but with your own distinctive vision and signature style.

If you are ready to push your craft to the limit and collaborate with a creative network of 2,500+ global fashion professionals spanning eighty different countries across the world, then this accelerator is for you.

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Your year ahead

Over ten months, you will be set tasks by leading industry figures, create new work for your portfolio and collaborate with the world's best emerging fashion creatives. You'll get expert feedback, work with a personal coach, access exclusive opportunities, and be seen by the industry.
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Develop a unique voice.
To succeed as a fashion photographer you need to know yourself and have a body of work that reflects who you are. In this part, we'll help you define what success looks like for you personally and professionally, and understand what makes you different.
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Tell better stories. Make better pictures.
By the end of this phase you will have defined the main seminal themes behind your work, broken down your own research process and mastered how to visually translate your initial references and ideas, into a final picture that makes an impact.
Image: Liselotte Schuppers
Find collaborators. Rise together.
A successful shoot never comes from the effort of one person - this is why in this phase we will cover the basics of collaboration, from finding the best team to enhance your vision to developing the skills you need to direct everyone on set.
Image: Chiara Predebon
Excel across all briefs.
The secret to getting rebooked by existing clients and wowing new ones is simple: understand and work to their needs. This phase covers how to build solid relationships and communicate clearly, how to pitch, devise and edit your imagery – plus non-traditional, innovative outlets for your work.
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Get paid for the work you love.
We’ll help you identify the recurring stylistic and aesthetic elements in your work. You will start thinking of yourself as a brand and understand the importance of consistency when sharing your imagery. This phase will also cover essential administration and business considerations to help you get the best deal from archiving and syndication, image rights and where you stand legally when your work is reproduced.
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Get advice and exposure from industry experts.
This is your chance to show your work to an international lineup of industry experts, critics and potential clients who will be looking to see your progress and identify future tastemakers. You’ll leave the program with clarity on who you are as a photographer and how best to represent your voice and vision in your portfolio and across digital.
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Develop a mindset for success.
You’ll build an understanding of why making a mistake or failing is not a bad thing, but a crucial part of the learning process. Rather than being paralysed by stress, you’ll reframe challenges as opportunities and develop a method to succeed in any working environment.
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Claim your place at the forefront.
Fashion is saturated, but conversely there are more opportunities than ever. You’ll understand what’s really going on and how changes will determine where the industry goes next. Your ability to adapt will put you in a position to take on the new opportunities as they arise.

You'll leave the accelerator with
A portfolio developed with feedback from leading industry figures
Four fresh creative projects for your book
A new global network of 2,500 collaborators in 80 different countries
Guaranteed exposure from the industry showcase at the end of the accelerator
Connections from exclusive Mastered Live events
The mental strength and confidence needed to thrive in this competitive industry
Clarity and confidence in you and your goals as a fashion photographer

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Get the full breakdown of what happens in this program

How it works

The first of its kind, these accelerator programs have been built to get you 
the skills, network, exposure and attitude you need to succeed in a
 rapidly changing fashion industry.

Includes an invite to exclusive global event

We believe in blending online and in-person learning, which is why during your program you’ll be invited to attend one epic and extraordinary event from a choice of three iconic global locations. Attend Mastered Live and you will experience an incredible weekend of collaboration, connection and creation.

One-to-one coaching sessions on-demand

We passionately believe in the importance of developing the right attitude and mental approach. Which is why on our accelerator programs you will be able to book unlimited coaching sessions throughout your 10-month experience. These will help you develop the resilience, confidence and mental strength needed to take your talent to the next level.

Fund your future

With our range of flexible payment plans, no-one should let finance stand in their way of making it. We’ll be on hand after you’re accepted to find the plan that’s right for you.

Remember, investing in this accelerator is tax deductible as a business expense.

10-month program
Starts early 2017
$6,300
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