The objective of the course is to give the participants the basic and most important techniques in order to shoot and understand digital photographic images. In addition it will seek to develop a critical approach to the image and stimulate creative ability.
Treatment of the digital image.
■ Download and file saving
■ Dpi and resolution
■ The digital reproduction of colour-RGB and CMYK
■ Understanding Photoshop (icons, the menu bar, options and instruments)
■ Manipulation: distortion, filters and (photoshop)
■ Editing software
■ Manipulation: Photomontage
Contrast and brightness:
■ Burning and dodging
■ Understanding color
■ Selective focus
■ Cleaning the image
■ Electronic noise reduction
The digital camera
■ The functioning of analogue (film) and digital cameras (sensors, formats, diaphragm/shutter, depth of field, movement, lenses.
■ Use of the basic software of the scanner
■ Most important parameters
■ Choosing the best resolution
Visual history of photography
■ The invention of photography and its technical progress
■ Photography and art
■ Documentary photography
■ Digital photography: from mixed medium to the web
Light and photography
■ Light: Properties of light and photography
■ Correct exposure and lightmeters. Natural light
■ Artificial light in comparison to natural light.
■ Seting up a shooting in a studio (lighting)
■ Exploration of the surroundings
■ Photographing around the city
■ Night photography
■ Architecture photography
The lessons are taught in English language.
During the course students will work in order to produce a portfolio to be presented at the end of the course.