De beste fotografie opleiding of fotocursus. Photography education for beginners or advanced photographers.

BASIC PHOTO GRAPHY COURSE

Group size: max. 7 persons
Language: English
Date: Sunday 11 June 2017
Duration: 5 days
Time: 10.00-18.00
Total hours: 40
Level: Beginner (Fase I) BOOK

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One time payment 2017:
€ 875,- total
€ 775,-* tuition fee &
€ 100,-* stud. service & amenities fee

or Instalments 2017:
€ 930,- total
2x € 415,-* tuition fee &
€ 100,-* stud. service & amenities fee

*automatic payment and excl. 0% VAT Without automatic payment + 2% BOOK
Training: no need
Application: no need
Condition: own (SLR) camera
(see technical conditions)
Lesson 01: 11-06-2017
Lesson 02: 18-06-2017
Lesson 03: 25-06-2017
Lesson 04: 02-07-2017
Lesson 05: 09-07-2017
Included: materials and equipment, tea and coffee
Not included: lunch, batteries.
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STARTING: 11 JUNE 2017

 

 

 

The Basic Photography Course is a perfect start when you want to learn a lot of different photography techniques.

We will give you all the necessary information and help needed to become confident with your digital or film camera.

All aspects of basic photography are covered including technical and compositional know-how and skills. This course is for beginners or photographers who are moving from film to digital.

The first day you will concentrate on the camera, aiming to give you the confidence that you are getting the most from it.
Some topics are : Exposure, ISO, D.O.F., grey card, focal length, movement, vanishing points and composition.
Day two and three you will learn the fundamentals of analogue photography. You will will be taught how to develop your own films and make contact sheets. With these negatives you enter the black & white darkroom and learn the principles of black & white printing. You will learn to make a technically good print which reproduces all the tones in the original scenes. Dodging and burning, colouring sepia, printing on PE-based paper etc. During day four it is digital, studio and location day. Day five, you will work with Photoshop and learn to basics of producing and correct/manipulate images, working with layers, making selections, adjusting color balance, retouching etc. Pop-art, panning technique, abstract photography, sequences, you will learn it all.
We will also take you on location and start our project on Street Photography. The last day you finish your portfolio and present it to the other students and teacher(s). It aims to demystify your digital camera and the basics Adobe Photoshop by concentrating on practical, real world problems, enabling you to shoot more and worry less. During the course picture taking sessions are included.
It is also possible to join only either the darkroom lessons or the digital lessons.
De beste fotografie opleiding of fotocursus. Photography education for beginners or advanced photographers.

ANALOGUE
PHOTOGRAPHY

Often we hear the question “Why still film, I have a digital camera and I’m not planning to work analogue”. But to really learn photography, you have to learn it from the ground up, and darkroom principles are at the core of photography. When you use photoshop, but also to understand the real meaning of contrast, even when you work in the Studio. And really.. you will love it.

DIGITAL
PHOTOGRAPHY

Selfies, Instagram, pictures with your phone, tablet, GoPro, compact camera or D-SLR.
But how do you post process them? Learning to do that with Photoshop will improve the quality of your images.
But also understanding how your digital camera works, being able to read a histogram, so you’ll never under or overexpose anymore.

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EQUIPMENT 
NEEDED

To benefit the most of this Course it would be great if you have your own digital SLR camera. If you have a compact, it should at least have the option to select the Manual mode. Otherwise you can work with one of our cameras. Of course during the analogue part we have lots of cameras to work with. If you want to work on your own laptop, you should have Photoshop software.

CAMERA & COMPOSITION

You will learn how your camera works. Aperture, shutter speed and ISO, and how they relate to each other. But the most important moment is when you use this knowledge, to improve the quality of your images.

Vanishing point, DOF, perspective, the decisive moment and movement. And let’s not forget.. walk instead of zoom.

De beste fotografie opleiding of fotocursus. Photography education for beginners or advanced photographers.

STUDIO
EXPERIENCE

Working in a studio and being in control over your lighting circumstances is fun. To see how a portrait changes when you change the softbox for a snoot. Being able to create Low-key or High-key pictures, with a sense of drama or crispiness. And all based on histogram reading. Maybe your start as fashion photographer?

De beste fotografie opleiding of fotocursus. Photography education for beginners or advanced photographers.

DARKROOM 
EXPERIENCE

We want to keep your first time in the Darkroom simple and it should be fun. So we invented a new way of analogue printing. You only need to bring a mobile device,

Preferably your phone, but a tablet will also do.

Start creating your own analogue experience!

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De beste fotografie opleiding of fotocursus. Photography education for beginners or advanced photographers.

BASIC SUMMER PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE’17

The Basic Summercourse is for anyone who is interested in photography. A great way to learn how to work with your camera and at the same time enjoying beautiful Amsterdam during the Summer. In a small group, you will learn about visual language, digital technique, studio and even B&W analogue photography. Printing in our Darkroom included.

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DARKROOM
LOUNGE

The Darkroom Lounge is extracurricular and the place to meet if you are into analogue photography. A limited group of students come together once per month to print there negatives and discuss their images. Skills are practiced and contacts are made often combined with a good glass of wine.

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ABOUT BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE (dutch)

Ook dit jaar organiseren we diverse allround basiscursussen voor beginners in de fotografie. In deze 5 daagse intensieve basiscursus fotografie leer je niet alleen hoe je camera werkt, maar ook hoe je het maximale eruit kan halen. Na een lesdag ben je al in staat op op pad te gaan met een van onze analoge camera’s en correct belichte negatieven te creëren, die je vervolgens zelf gaat afdrukken. Op deze manier leer je vanaf de basis alle vaardigheden die je als fotograaf in Photoshop en in de studio ook weer gebruikt. Tijdens de vierde dag ga je op pad met de docent en leer je in een studio de beginselen van studiofotografie. Op dag vijf doen we post-productie. Alle beelden gemaakt gedurende de opleiding worden vakkundig in Photoshop verwerkt en evt bewerkt. Deze basiscursus fotografie is de ideale opstap naar een beroepsopleiding fotografie.

STUDENT WORK – IN PROGRESS

De beste fotografie opleiding of fotocursus. Photography education for beginners or advanced photographers.

MADELEINE BOLLE

A selfportrait

made by
Madeleine Bolle
for the module Photographic Development I
(First Year) as part of a serie portraits.

ISO 400 – 1/40 sec – F. 4.0 – 50mm f/1.4

natural light use

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