English Basic Photography course
Are you looking for a strong photographic foundation? Then the Basic Photography course will provide the ideal basis to help you on your way.
The Basic Photography course is an intensive introduction based on three important themes: composition and design, camera technique and digital image processing.
Technique and vision are key in this short (preparatory) course. You’ll become familiar with three main themes: composition and design, camera technique and digital image processing.
The course is based on the digital single lens reflex camera. A new aspect of photography will be introduced in each lesson. The following technical topics will be covered:
- shutter speed and aperture
- light metering
- exposure and corrections
- focus and depth of field
- lenses and angles
You’ll also be learning how to edit your photos digitally from exposure to print, with emphasis on a good digital workflow. Not to mention the creative side: composition, concept development and visual communication are all important aspects of the syllabus.
The lessons will take place in the digital classrooms at the Fotoacademie. It’s recommended to have access to a computer and a photo printer, but you can also use the computers at the Fotoacademie to work on your assignments. All assignments will be discussed in the classroom. These group discussions will provide a source of inspiration that will help to bring you to the next level in your study.
Your teacher can also help and guide you outside of the lessons. Good planning is essential. You will have the support of a team of mentors, who are available for critiques, guidance and questions regarding theory. The course includes a number of assignments and a project to complete, as well as two tests (camera technique and digital image processing). You will receive the Basic Photography certificate once the lessons, assignments and tests are completed successfully. You will then be able to proceed to the first year of the Fotoacademie.
The cost of the Basic Photography course for the Spring 2018 is € 1345,- including literature.
The approximate material costs (photo printing, etc.) are +/- € 100,-.