From April, 9 2013 to June, 11 2013

Casa dei Giovani - Querceta

Basic Photography Course

by Marian Vanzetto

The Basic Photography Course is directed to people that are not familiar with the language and skills of photography.

In this course we will work about the technical structure of photography and, at the same time, about the aesthetic and stylistic aspects of this interesting visual language. The course will consist of both theoretical lessons, where images will be shown and commented, and training experience with outdoor and indoor lessons. There will be two outdoor trainings, followed by a critical analysis of the resulting photos. The schedule of outdoors training will be planned with participants, and they probably will take place during the week-end or in the evening-night time.
The suggested photo-equipment is: digital or analog reflex camera.

The following program can be partially modified and readjusted according to the requests of participants:

- History of photography: introduction to the “camera obscura” concept; the origin of
the photography; overview about great photographers of 1800, 1900 and Contemporary.

- The properties of digital/analog reflex camera:
photo-equipment: the body digital/analog reflex camera; photographic film/electronic
image sensor; the shutter; different focal lens: normal lens; wide angle lens; long-focus
lens; zoom lens; close-up (macro) lens.

- Photography styling: observing the reality; choosing the subject and the point of
view; organizing the image in frame; composing; identifying the focus of interest;
collimating differents layers; the line of the horizon; the relationships between “close-up” and “faraway”/ subject and background; focusing: out-of-focus, clear, blurred, “frozen”.

- Visualization of photographic image: adjusting the aperture and the time; light and
exposure; the ISO, the “grain”/ the resolution. Light characteristics: frontal, lateral,
against the light, diffuse light; flash; mixed light; filters. Indoor training. 

- Typologies of photographic language: direct, documentary, reportage, cenceptual,
abstract. Types: portrait, portrait in everyday contexts; natural landscape, urban
landscape; architecture; still-life.

- Outdoor training: working on an individual project, followed by discussions
and group comparisons.


The 10 weekly classes are scheduled as follows: every Tuesday from April 9 to June 11 2013 included.
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.
Price: 170 euro

The classes language is Italian.

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Marian Vanzetto Profile

After receiving her diploma from the Accademia di Belle Arti of Venice, Marian Vanzetto went on to complete a Masters degree full grades in Production and Planning of Visual Arts at the IUAV University of Architecture,Venice, where she attended courses and workshops in photography and visual arts held by world renowned exponents and experts, including Joseph Kosuth, Lewis Baltz, Guido Guidi, Antonì Muntadas, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Armin Linke, Marco Zanta, Angela Vettese, and Giorgio Agamben.
Expressing herself predominantly through photography and video, since 2003 – the year in which she was selected for the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa’s 87th Collective –, Marian Vanzetto has explored concepts of contemporary landscape and the portrait in everyday contexts.
She held the Art in Venice seminar at the University of Guangzhou (China), and has worked as a photography teacher at the Università Popolare di Camponogara, collaborator with the Antonino Paraggi space for Contemporary Photography in Treviso and production assistant for the Fanny & Alexander theatre company (Ravenna). In June 2012 she was selected as artist-in-residence by the Fondazione Fabbri, Pieve di Soligo (TV).
Several Marian Vanzetto’s projects are exhibited at La Salizada Gallery, Venice.
Her photographic installation “Prospettive” has been exhibited in 2012 at The Painters Gallery, Fleischmanns, New York, and it will be exhibited at MIA (Milan Art Fair) 2013.
Currently, she is collaborating with the Fondazione Terre Medicee in Seravezza, and with the publishing house VoLo publisher in Lucca.
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