This program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in photography and is English spoken. Finally the FOTOfactory is happy to annonce that there will start a new Course on a Thursday!
Your first year establishes a solid foundation in photographic craft and visual communications.
You will be trained in camera/flash basics and usage as well in output techniques (traditional and digital).
Some modules are Analogue photography, History and Analysis, Lightroom, Photoshop, Collage technique.
The second part of the first year will cover the modules Studio Techniques -part I ( including product shots as well as portraits.), graphic design, photographic development I, as well as working towards your first years final assessment. During this first year your work will transform from producing single shots into complete storytelling series.
The second year will include also conceptual fashion and advertising photography, documentary, developing your portfolio and artist statement as well as signature development.
Through study assignments and presentations by experts in each field, you will gain detailed insight into each area of photographic endeavour.
The third year allows you to focus on the area of photography that interests you most and developing your own professional portfolio, with the continual guidance of our mentors. Writing your thesis will also be part of it.
When you successfully finish the third year, you will receive your certificate and will be part of the Graduation Show exhibition.
To enter the F3Y course you need to be admitted.
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.
Making good images is one thing, post-production is another thing. Learning to do that with Lightroom and Photoshop will improve the quality of your images. Masking, retouching, multiple selection techniques and working non-destructive will help you. But also learning how to archive your precious images is an important part of being a photographer.
Good photography doesn’t need a specific camera, but it sure helps to have a good camera. That’s why we advice to buy a full frame D-SLR from one of the two leading brands. What kind of lenses you will buy in the future is related to your type of photography. But starting just with a 50 mm fixed lens would already make a good camera lens combination.
History of Photography & Analyses is led by Daria Tuminas. In these classes, the history of photography is placed as compared to the various art movements. A lot of attention for image analysis, ways of seeing and analyses. Exhibition / Museum visit is part of the curriculum. Museum Card is recommended.
The use of light and being a photographic designer. This module discusses working under poor lighting conditions, the use of artificial light, on location and in the studio. Also focus for combined light. The workshop is for advanced photographers and builds on the studio skills learnt in the Basic Photography Course.
In the modules PD I & II you will work with different teachers to make various visual stories. Taught is how atmosphere, story, technology and composition all come together. Storytelling is everywhere. From photographing for magazines (travel, interiors, portraits, etc.) to create the atmosphere of reports (business) celebrations and parties.
During the module Signature Development you will learn to talk and write about your work and also develop your ways of working consistent to who you are as a photographer. Writing an artist statement and building a body of work. Developing yourself, developing a signature.
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.
ABOUT F3Y COURSE (dutch)
Gedurende onze driejarige fotografie opleiding F3Y Course, wordt je opgeleid tot een professioneel fotograaf. De eerste twee jaren bestaan uit een curriculum dat voor iedereen hetzelfde is, het laatste en derde jaar is een specialisatie jaar. Tijdens onze opleiding leer je diverse kanten van de fotografie kennen, studiotechniek, camera kennis, conceptuele modefotografie, documentaire fotografie, maar ook kunstgeschiedenis en analoge fotografie maakt deel uit van je studie. Je medestudenten komen uit alle landen van de wereld en dat maakt het studeren bij ons nog leuker en beter. Elke cultuur kijkt en evalueert beeld namelijk anders. Omdat er bij ons op school vaak naar je foto’s gekeken wordt en ook veel over gediscussieerd wordt, leer je dus ‘wereld’ fotograaf te denken en werken. Dit geeft je een nog beter fundament in je latere fotografie carriere.
A Low-key image
for the module Photographic Development I
(First Year) as part of a serie about food photography.
ISO 320 – 1/20 sec – F. 2.8 – 50mm f/1.4
natural light use