THE BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE

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STARTING: MARCH 2016

 

This is the complete course for starting photographers for learning basic photography techniques. Designed to give you 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.

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.

The first day you will concentrate on the camera, aiming to give you the confidence that you are getting the most from it. Topics are : Exposure, Iso, depth of field, movement, composition.
Day two and three you will learn the fundamentals of analogue photography. You will will be taught how to develop your own films, create a fotogram 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 blue and sepia, printing on fibre-based paper etc.

During day four and 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).

The Basic Photography Course takes 5 days and is an ideal course to learn more about your camera,  composition, Amsterdam and how to improve your own portfolio.

It is also possible to join only either the darkroom lessons or the digital lessons:
Basic Photography Course: day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4 and day 5
Darkroom course: day 1, day 2 and day 3
Digital Imaging Course: day 1, day 4 and day 5

CAMERA KNOWLEDGE

Photography is going old school. Developing your own films and printing your own negatives in a darkroom feels like magic. During this workshop you are going to print your own digital image on analogue paper. And we guarantee you, it will be love at first site!

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digital photography @ the FOTOfactory

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Keizersgracht 82-bg

1015 CT Amsterdam

+31 (0) 20 7766 766

info@thefotofactory.nl

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Darkroom experience @ the FOTOfactory

ANALOGUE PHOTOGRAPHY

Would you like to have an application interview?
This application interview will take about 30 minutes.
During this interview you show your portfolio (20 photos; digital or prints).
Also we will ask you some technical questions.
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CAMERA KNOWLEDGE

Photography is going old school. Developing your own films and printing your own negatives in a darkroom feels like magic. During this workshop you are going to print your own digital image on analogue paper. And we guarantee you, it will be love at first site!

Read more

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Keizersgracht 82-bg

1015 CT Amsterdam

+31 (0) 20 7766 766

info@thefotofactory.nl

Read more

ANALOGUE PHOTOGRAPHY 

Would you like to have an application interview?
This application interview will take about 30 minutes.
During this interview you show your portfolio (20 photos; digital or prints).
Also we will ask you some technical questions.
Read more

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ABOUT the FOTOfactory

We run courses and workshops for beginners and experienced photographers alike. Five day workshops and intensive courses lasting several weeks/years cover areas from studio lighting for beginners to digital capture with camera movements for professionals. Our courses are presented in a relaxed atmosphere where student involvement is encouraged, feedback is important, and the instructors are always available to answer questions. Regardless of one’s ambitions, a single good course can make photography that much more fun.

Photography is going old school. Developing your own films and printing your own negatives in a darkroom feels like magic. During this workshop you are going to print your own digital image on analogue paper. And we guarantee you, it will be love at first site!

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Always wanted to learn more about photography all shared with other students from around the world? Always dreamed to enjoy the city of Amsterdam during the summer? Our 5-day complete summer photography course is designed designed to cater for every level of competence; from complete novice to more advanced photographer.

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