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.
Lessons and assignments
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.
Upon starting the English Basic Photography Course, you will need a digital (SLR) camera with a wide-angle, standard and short telephoto lens (converted to full frame: 28/35 mm, 50 mm and 85/105 mm) or a zoom lens with corresponding range. The camera must be able to be set entirely manually, have at least 12 million pixels and the ability to store files like RAW and JPEG. To work on the assignments at home, a computer with an image editing program such as Lightroom or Photoshop is required. You can print the photos yourself, but you can also outsource them. The teacher will provide further explanation during the lessons.
The cost of the Basic Photography course for the Spring 2019 € 1.420,- including literature. The approximate material costs (photo printing, etc.) are +/- € 100,-.
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