Group size: max. 6 persons
Date: FEBRUARY 2023
Duration: 40 days
Total hours: 105 ECTS
Level: Advanced (Fase II)
One time payment 2022:
€ 4225,- total
€ 4100,-* tuition fee &
€ 125,-* stud. service & amenities fee
or Instalments 2021:
€ 4745,- total
12x € 385,-* tuition fee &
€ 125,-* stud. service & amenities fee
*automatic payment and excl. 0% VAT
Without automatic payment + 2%
Training: BPC or application
Condition: own (SLR) camera, laptop, Adobe membership
(see technical conditions)
Included: materials and equipment, discount for Adobe Student membership, tea and coffee
Not included: Adobe membership, laptop, lunch, batteries.
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 Tuesday!
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 Photographic Development, 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.), 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 Film Module, 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”. 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. The Analogue training is not longer part of our F3Y Curriculum, but individual training is still possible.
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. Adobe Premiere Pro or Apple Final Cut Pro.
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!
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. Or a professional MFT camera. 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 always used to be extracurricular and the place to meet if you were into analogue photography. A limited group of students came together once per month to print there negatives and discussed their images. We don’t organise any longer these evenings, but individual analogue training (developing and printing) is still possible.
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 filmen 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