BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE with EMMA FIACCHINI

The basic photography course consists of an opportunity of growth for those who approach photography for the first time or for the ones who want to consolidate the technique and potentially undertake a subsequent professional path.

The course includes learning the photographic basics through theoretical and practical lessons, so that each topic addressed is sufficiently explained in order to allow students to acquire autonomy in the use of the camera and in the observation and creation of the image.

The camera is in fact just a tool, the ultimate goal of the students will be to learn to visualize an image and consequently know how to recreate it through the techniques learned during the course.

The final part of the course will be the creation of an individual editorial project on which each student will work on and finally print.

Lesson 1

The first lesson will focus on a first introduction to the history of photography and on the analysis different types of cameras (reflex, compact, mirrorless) and the technical parts that compose them

Homework assignment

Lesson 2

In this lesson the students will learn how to set the camera, shooting mode and different types of file (jpg, raw)

The second topic of the second lesson will be an introduction to light and exposure, mentioning the main factors that influence it: shutter speed, ISO sensitivity and aperture.

Multiple photographic examples of natural and artificial light will be shown 

Homework assignments 

Lesson 3

In this lesson of the course the students will learn more in depth about shutter speeds, aperture and ISO. 

Review of the Homework & Discussion

Lesson 4

Let's Shoot! from 18:00>22:00

Lesson 4 will be the first shooting session! The students will have the opportunity to practice what explained in the previous lessons: setting the cameras and working with light and exposure. 

The photo shoot will last a few hours starting in the late afternoon in order to have the chance to take pictures with different intensities of light and consequently evaluate different camera settings 

Lesson 5

Lesson 5 will focus on depth of field, focal length, different categories of lenses, optical distortions of photographic lenses and the concept of equivalent focal length for APS-C sensors and

Every topic will be explained through examples 

Homework reviews and new assignments 

Lesson 6

Let's shoot! 

In this practical lesson the students will learn how to use a tripod and the advantages and disadvantages of shooting with it, concentrating on long exposures. 

We'll also practice the concept of depth of field through exercises and practical assignments 

Lesson 7

Lesson 7 will focus on white balance, color temperature, color or black and white photography and composition. 

Exercises in class and homework assignment

Lesson 8

Lesson 8 will be about telling the story and explaining the difference between different styles of photography, showing the elements that characterize them. 

The goal of the lesson will be understanding the different techniques but also that each type of photography shows a different perspective on things 

Homework assignments 

Lesson 9

The aim of this lesson will be to illustrate how to tell a story in the language of photography. 

Students will learn how to develop their own personal project from scratch, turning a concept or idea into a serie of pictures. 

Homework Assignment based on a concept for a team publication

Lesson 10

During this lesson we will start developing each student's personal project. 

In order to do that, we will illustrate how to edit a Raw file step by step, by using different photo editing softwares. 

Lesson 11

With Emiliano Vittoriosi

Selection & use of photographs in a editorial project

How to make a fanzine?

Lesson 12

Fanzine production workshop with Emiliano Vittoriosi

End of course with Fanzine of the class

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The course will be on a weekly basis for a minimum duration of 3 months, in the following 9 months you are free to continue the course for an ongoing project. The course consists of 3 hours / 1 day per week.

It will also include an archive of information that will be released during the classes, all here on this platform, plus you will have access to the rest of the content we offer to our donor members.

The course will only be available to 20 people, upon reaching that number, the course will begin on Friday 18 June 2021.

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BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE