I had the pleasure of taking a Fashion Photography Class with Melissa Rodwell and I can't say enough about what I learned during the 2 day session. This is an advanced class, not basic lighting, etc. Melissa walks you through a number of lighting setups and most importantly explains when and why you would want to light your fashion shots using these setups. She is wonderful in taking questions and making sure your dumbest questions are answered intelligently with her own experiences in the fashion world.
The second day is mostly about editing and touching up your photos to give them a fashion look. Again, this is an advanced class and when I attended this session was taught by Tyler who has assisted on many shoots with Melissa and he shares his expertise with Photoshop and some other tools. Tyler welcomes questions and give great feedback. I also had him help me go in the right direction on some shots from one of my own fashion shoots and his advice was spot on.
In many ways, the most important things I learned from these 2 fantastic teachers was a sense of confidence that I brought to my own sessions and all the information Melissa and Tyler shared really sticks with you and helps out incredibly during my own shoots. I often times find myself thinking of a look and then going through the lighting setups and post processing techniques in my mind in order to get the final product that I or my customers want to see!