The Basic Summer Photography Course is a perfect start when you want to learn a lot of different photography techniques and want to experience Amsterdam during the Summer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
ABOUT SUMMER PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE (dutch)
Ook deze zomer hebben we weer een zomercursus fotografie gepland. In deze 5 daagse intensieve basiscursus leer je niet alleen hoe je camera werkt, maar ook hoe je het maximale eruit kan halen. Daarnaast ga je met ook analoog fotograferen en je eigen negatieven ontwikkelen. Op deze manier leer je vanaf de basis alle vaardigheden die je in Photoshop en in de studio ook 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.
Traffic in Rotterdam
for the module Photographic Development I
(First Year) as part of a serie about traffic.
ISO 100 – 1,0 sec – F. 4.0 – 70.0-200.0mm f/2.8 as 105,0mm
natural light use