Photo school

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  • Intensive hands-on training with basic digital photography toolkits, documentary to commercial photography skills

  • Acquaintance with the main aspects in the field of history and theory of photography

  • Study with professional photographers


Twelve sessions of an Intensive Course on Photography in the Digital Age. Students immerse themselves in the art and craft of photography, become familiar with the tools needed to take photographs, and improve their skills through the study of digital processing. As students develop their skills, they explore, learn to think and compose their own creative projects in artistic, documentary, or journalistic photography. Expand their knowledge with working with light and shadow, with professional lighting, as well as an inexpensive and unconventional practical light source. The program is designed to intensively study the art of photography and convey the important experience of professional photographers.

Lessons 1

1.Camera. Classification. Gate device. The main

technical requirements for the design. Viewfinders.

Crop factor. Matrix device.

2.Obktivy. Device. Lens materials. Blocks. Wide angle, standard, telephoto lenses. Special

lenses. Mirror-lens constructions.

Zooms and their schemes. Autofocus. Aspherical lenses.

Diaphragm as a construction. Depth of field scale.

3.Plener. Shooting from one point with different lenses.

Shooting at the same scale with different lenses

from different distances. Full open shooting

and a closed diaphragm.

4. Light and lighting. Spectral composition. Measurements.

Devices. Units of measurement. Expopara expotroika.

ISO. Methods for measuring incident and reflected light.

Exposure meter errors.

5.Camera Presets for Color Temperature -

- sun, lamps, shade, etc. Focusing devices

screens. White balance. Metering sensors location


6. Flash and their features. Attached and portable.

Extension cord. Menu.

7. Angle, as a concept and as a technique. Space compression

telephoto and wide angle distortion.

Techniques for filming with wiring.

8. Creative use of the camera during the filming stage.

Slow sync. Light brush. Zoom

at a long exposure. Multiprisms. Etc.

9. Artificial light sources. Mixed lighting.

System and non-system devices. Exposure calculation.

10. Equipment in the studio. Purpose of light streams.

Fill, paint, back, background light.

Leading number. Power regulation.

11.Camera menu. Differences between different systems and devices.

Analysis of all operations in sequence. Settings.

12. Answers to questions about shooting. Analysis of works.


Lessons 2

Theoretical foundations of studio shooting. Spectral
light composition. Inverse square law. Flash meter. Transmitter. Diffusers and reflectors (umbrellas, boxes, strips, plates, etc.).
Box designs. Synchronization.
2.Scheme of installation in space. Reflectors - silver,
gold, white. Portrait. Increasing features. Glasses. Scars.
Accessories. Adaptations.
3.Pair portrait. Positioning horizontally and vertically.
Overlapping shadows. Hands as a closing element.
4. Group shooting. (3 or more people) Ways of placement and
seating people in the frame. Growth. Figure. Color in clothes.
5.High key. Low key. Distribution of highlights and shadows.
Psychological features of hard and soft lighting.
The perspective is tonal, color. Textured surfaces.
6. Composition. First performances. Arithmetic (rule
third). Geometric (golden ratio). Definition
harmonious combination. Rhythm in the composition.
7. Building frame space. Composition on spots.
Cropping. Difference in aspect ratio. Highlighting the main thing. Accents - light, color, focusing.
8. Macro and Micro Scale. Assembly table. Macro lenses.
Macro lenses. Macro rings. Macro prefix.
9.Still life. Building, nesting. Using shadows
as compositional elements. Color and textured combination.
Still lifes are trompe l'oeil.
10. Panorama. Panoramic heads, heads. Nodal calculation
points. Location selection. Circular panoramas. Panorama stitching. Correction of perspective distortion.
11. Effective lighting. Projector and projection. Slide. Masks and
colored filters. Mixed lighting.
12. Legal and Copyright Issues. Release model.
Property release. Features of saving information.