Group size: max. 6 persons
Date: January 2024
Duration: 30 days
Total hours: 105 ECTS
Level: Advanced (Fase II)
One time payment 2023:
€ 4225,- total
€ 4100,-* tuition fee &
€ 125,-* stud. service & amenities fee
or Instalments 2022:
€ 4744,- total
8x € 593,-* 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.
Duration 6 months: 3 months online and 3 months in Amsterdam (optional)
YR#02 9 months
YR#03 12 months
This program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in photography and is English spoken. The FOTOfactory is very happy to announce this newly developed HYBRID Course!!
The benefits of this new style of modern hybrid education are:
– High quality education in a small group of students
– Intensive training to catch up for lost time due to Covid-19
– Studying in Europe for three months without permit needed. Permit not longer needed.
– Studying abroad has been shown to have a positive effect on later job prospects
– Hybride way of studying, reduces costs of living abroad
– Now our program can be joined by everybody all over the world
For students outside Europe it was very hard to get a permit to study longer then 3 months in Amsterdam. As an Institute of education we were struggling with that, because our believe is that education should be accessible for everyone. We know that education empowers people to find financial freedom. Now our new hybride or online teaching makes this possible.
Your first 3 months 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, Storytelling.
The second part of the YR#01 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 YR#01 your work will transform from producing single shots into complete storytelling series.
Through study assignments and presentations by experts in each field, you will gain detailed insight into each area of photographic endeavour.
Equipment you need at home:
Computer with a webcam (internal or external)
Internet connection that will allow you to stream (upstream and downstream)
Adobe Creative Cloud ( when you are a student @the FOTOfactory you will get the option to select the student plans and pricing)
Digital camera (JPEG & RAW) to make your projects at home.
Streaming program access
To enter the Hybrid 3Y 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.
Would you like to have an application interview?
This application interview will take about 30 minutes.
During this interview you show us your portfolio (20 photos; digital or prints). Also we will ask you some technical questions.
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