Photographers, make 2019 count

Register your interest in a 10-month accelerator to get support, clarity and recognition to help you commit to your career goals in 2019.

Starts early 2019

Places by application only

Industry leaders
Learn from the best

From £550 per month
Payable over 10 months

3500 alumni network
95 different countries

Get better clients. Tell better stories. Get better work

You chose a challenging path, don’t make it one you’re walking alone. You want industry feedback on the work you create, personal support as you develop, and an insider's insight and understanding of how to progress your career further into the world of fashion photography.

Take this chance to put all your hard work into practice. To make your potential count.

Places are strictly limited to the most talented and committed to apply.

How it works

Mastered accelerators are a completely new model for talent development. The 10-month experience takes place online and in-person. You'll get access to world-class experts, valuable feedback, performance coaching, industry opportunities, and the network you need to break through. 

See how it works

Photographer:: Grazyna Gudejko

Hair: Christina Kolovos

Makeup: Fajer Fadjel

Makeup: Elisabeth Peclard

Styling: Tania Dioespirro

Art director: Nancy Herrmann

Grazyna Gudejko, Photography: Mastered, shot at Mastered Live Croatia

Online and in-person experience

The accelerator materials are available online, so you can access them anytime, anywhere, on your mobile. The experience is designed to come to you and fit around your professional career.

But this is more than just an online course. You will also be invited to local meetups and to Mastered Live, a weekend of learning and creativity, hosted at a stunning global location, such as Iceland, Croatia or Canada.

Insight from industry leaders

Throughout the 10-months, you'll get high-quality video content featuring insights and advice from established experts, image-makers who are succeeding in the industry today, and the people you need to impress. 

The experts' knowledge and insight will help you complete practical projects that you need to fulfil your vision. 

One-to-one feedback and personal coaching

The backbone of the accelerator is regular feedback from industry insiders, to give you the direction you need to achieve your personal goals and attract the right kind of work. 

In addition, you will get access to a personal development coach who will help you act on this feedback, and hone the winning mentality you need to unlock your potential and grow personally and professionally. 

A network of opportunity

No one succeeds alone. Which is why you will join a global pool of art directors, stylists, brands and beauty professionals to network and collaborate with. Creative briefs set by industry legends will give you the stimulus to discover and work with local and international peers. 

Then it's time to put it all into action. We leverage our industry connections to provide opportunities for work and recognition from photo editors, agents, creative directors, commercial brands and more. 

Case study: George Fok

Fashion photographer and film maker George Fok was on the original Photography: Mastered and enrolled again on this year's accelerator. 

A film he shot at Mastered Live: Iceland entitled The Visitor from Inner Space is part of the official selection at Milano Fashion Film Festival 2017. He also shot a film entitled The Joy of Experimentation as part of Collaboration: Mastered for the Johnnie Walker Blenders Batch brief, which has been shortlisted for the Berlin Fashion Film Festival 2017.

George is always looking for future collaborators and interesting projects.

Meet the experts

You’ll get high-quality knowledge, insight and mentoring from industry leaders who understand what it takes to breakthrough as a fashion photographer today. Here’s a selection of experts who have worked with our talent network.

Fabien Baron
Fabien Baron
Creative director
Inez & Vinoodh
Inez & Vinoodh
Celebrated photography duo
Nick Knight
Nick Knight
Image maker
Megan McCluskie
Megan McCluskie
Bookings director, Harper's Bazaar UK
Alessia Glaviano
Alessia Glaviano
Senior photo editor, Vogue Italia and L'uomo Vogue
Lydia Pang
Lydia Pang
Creative director, Refinery29
Kenneth Richard
Kenneth Richard
CEO and editor-in-chief, The Impression
Biel Parklee
Biel Parklee
Digital photo editor, W Magazine

Your year ahead

The accelerator has been built to give you the insight, feedback, coaching, and network needed to claim your place in the industry of the future. Take a look at what the next 10 months could hold.

Your aesthetic & public profile

The starting module of the accelerator is all about goals and your aesthetic. You'll be working out who you are as a creative and defining the fashion magazines and brand clients who are right for you and what you want to achieve – both on the accelerator, and in your career.

Creative process & trends

Once you’ve defined your voice and unique signature as an artist, refine your process so that you can deliver consistently, while putting your own stamp on any project.

Fashion fundamentals

In the previous module you will established your aesthetic; here you’ll learn the fundamental skills needed to adapt your craft across the industry. You’ll discover how to work with the titles and brands that align with your goals, so they book you - and rebook you.

Alternative and new outlets

This module is about thinking holistically about your practice and showcasing your work to the world through new channels. Considering yourself as an image-maker, not just a fashion photographer, will enable you to forge a sustainable and relevant career.

Your brand and career ahead

In this important final module, you’ll learn how to promote yourself, how to present your work and how to thrive in the industry and achieve your goals. You’ll understand how to plan your career, so you can continue to create and achieve your goals while remaining motivated, inspired and excited about your future.

Case study: Rob Rusling

Fashion photographer Rob explains how taking Photography: Mastered in 2015 helped him to strengthen his creative identity and build a cohesive body of images. Since completing Photography: Mastered, Rob was retained by Nick Knight as his second assistant following his work being spotted in our classroom.

What some of our 3,500 alumni say

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"The Mastered program helped me push boundaries and explore new territories. It's been a wonderful personal and professional journey."

Renaud Cambuzat

Photography: Mastered alumni

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"The program has taught me about myself and my style and hence developed my focus and made me more determined to succeed."

Tina Eisen

Photography: Mastered alumni

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"My work was featured by Vogue Italia. The photos were shown in an exhibition during Milan Fashion night out and as a print feature in the September issue of Vogue Italia."

Lydia Gorges

Photography: Mastered alumni

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"It has opened up my world to new possibilities, to experimenting and not being afraid, to diving in and helping out on set even if it's not within my "role", to being a leader and helping others."

Keziban Barry

Photography: Mastered alumni

Register your interest

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10-month

Starts early 2019
Limited places
Enrolling soon
From £550 per month
Payable over 10 months