From March, 11 2015 to April, 29 2015

Sala Cope - Querceta


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.


Minimum of partecipants 6, maximum 12.

The 8 weekly classes (each 2 hours) are scheduled as follows: every Wednesday from March 11th, to April 29th 2015 included.

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. | Sala Cope - Querceta, Seravezza, Lucca

The classes language is Italian.


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