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The definition of photography

  History of photography

    -Invention of the darkroom

    -Invention of photosensitive materials

    -Invention of the lens

    -Black&white photography

    -Colour film-photography

    -Digital photography

    -Important names in the history of photography

    -The photograph as a communication form

    -The photograph as an art form

    -Photography and the press

    -Why you should study photography

Photography techniques

  The Photo camera
    
        -The darkroom
    
        -How does the photo camera work?
    
        -The lens
    
        -The focal distance
    
        -The aperture
    
        -The exposure

  Classification of the photo cameras
    
        -Compact film cameras
    
        -Compact film cameras with zoom
    
        -SLR film cameras
    
        -Digital compact cameras with zoom
    
        -Digital SLR

SLR film cameras
    
       -What is the pentaprism?
    
       -The camera shutter
    
       -The aperture/exposure balance
    
        -Light measuring systems: spot, matrix
    
        -Lens types (superangular, normal, tele, zoom)
    
        -Focus (manual, automatic)
    
        -Exposure (choosing the right exposure time, aperture, light)

  Measurement
    
        -Depth of field (maximum/minimum depth)
    
        -Shooting speed
    
        -ISO sensitivity
   
        -Photosensitive support (film, CCD, CMOS)
    
        -Granulation, noise
    
        -Colour temperature
    
        -White balance
    
        -Light types

  Photocomposition
    
        -Eye training
    
        -Subject frame-placement
    
        -The golden rule
    
        -Using the photo lines
   
        -Using the geometrical forms in fotocomposition:

           diagonals, the circle, the triangle etc
    
        -Foregrounds
    
        -Linear perspective
    
        -Scale
    
        -Using shadows, reflections, contours, silhouettes
    
        -Using textures, tones, colours and contrasts
    
        -Monochrome images
    
        -Black & white images

- If you've mastered this level and want to get to the next step of knowledge about photography then accesses the tab INTERMEDIATE.

- If you participated at the BEGINNER course at LIFEOGRAPHIES Photography School and want to advance in knowledge then apply for INTERMEDIATE and you will get 25% discount for this classes.

*Knowledge deepening of the beginner course.

Photography techniques

  SLR film cameras
    
        -What is the pentaprism?
    
        -The camera shutter
    
        -The aperture/exposure balance
    
        -Light measuring systems: spot, matrix
    
        -Lens types (superangular, normal, tele, zoom)
    
        -Focus (manual, automatic)
    
        -Exposure (choosing the right exposure time, aperture, light

  Measurement
    
        -Depth of field (maximum/minimum depth)
    
        -Shooting speed
    
        -ISO sensitivity
    
        -Photosensitive support (film, CCD, CMOS)
    
        -Granulation, noise
    
        -Colour temperature
    
        -White balance
    
        -Light types

  Photocomposition
    
        -Eye training
    
        -Subject frame-placement
    
        -The golden rule
    
        -Using the photo lines
    
        -Using the geometrical forms in fotocomposition: diagonals, the circle, the triangle etc
    
        -Foregrounds
    
        -Linear perspective
    
        -Scale
    
        -Using shadows, reflections, contours, silhouettes
    
        -Using textures, tones, colours and contrasts
    
        -Monochrome images
    
        -Black & white images

  Portraits and people
    
        -Exterior and interior portraits
    
        -Studio portraits
    
        -The photo session - communicating with the model

  Architecture
    
        -Architectural documentary photography
    
        -Architectural artistical photography
    
        -Abstract architecture
    
        -Industrial landscapes
    
        -Sculptures and monuments

  Landscapes
    
        -Seasonal landscapes
    
        -Landscapes at different times of the day

  Commercial product photography
    
        -Advertising studio photography
    
        -Advertising outdoor photography

  Preparing the photo location
    
        -Collecting the necessary data for the photoshoot
    
        -Placing the lights
    
        -Placing the objects in the frame

- If you've mastered this level and want to get to the next step of knowledge about photography then accesses the tab ADVANCED.

- If you participated at the INTERMEDIATE course at LIFEOGRAPHIES Photography School and want to advance in knowledge then apply for ADVANCED and you will get 20% discount for this classes.

- If you participated at the BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE course at LIFEOGRAPHIES Photography School and want to advance in knowledge then apply for ADVANCED and you will get 30% discount for this classes.

*Knowledge deepening of the lower courses.

Portraits and people
    
        -Exterior and interior portraits
    
        -Studio portraits
    
        -The photo session - communicating with the model

Architecture
    
        -Architectural documentary photography
    
        -Architectural artistical photography
    
        -Abstract architecture
    
        -Industrial landscapes
    
        -Sculptures and monuments

Landscapes
    
        -Seasonal landscapes
    
        -Landscapes at different times of the day

Commercial product photography
    
        -Advertising studio photography
    
        -Advertising outdoor photography

Preparing the photo location
    
        -Collecting the necessary data for the photoshoot
    
        -Placing the lights
    
        -Placing the objects in the frame

Night photography

Journal photography

Fashion photography

Still life photography

Animals

Sport

Macros

Processing and finishing the digital photo by using Adobe Photoshop , Lightroom and Specific software for other RAW file source
    
        -Colour management
    
        -Colour models
    
        -Depth of colour
    
        -Calibrating the monitor
    
        -ICC colour profiles
    
        -The importance of colour management
    
        -Resolution
    
        -The pixel
    
        -Pixel count - MP
    
        -Embedded resolution
    
        -PPI
    
        -DPI
    
        -LPI
    
        -Choosing the right resolution
    
        -Interpolation
    
        -Graphical file formats
    
        -Graphical file sizes
    
        -Graphical files compression
    
        -Lossless compression
    
        -Lossy compression
    
        -Vectorial formats
    
        -Raster formats
    
        -JPEG/RAW/PNG/GIF
    
        -EXIF infos

Digital photography - workflow
    
        -Basic processing of the digital images
    
        -Distortion correction
    
        -Rotating and cropping images
    
        -Correcting the chromatic aberration
    
        -Noise reduction
    
        -Histogram correction
    
        -White balance correction
    
        -Exposure correction
    
        -Contrast and brightness correction
    
        -Saturation correction
    
        -Detail enhancement

Steps in processing and finishing Raw images
    
        -Interpolating/demosaicing the RAW image
    
        -Noise/artefact reduction
    
        -White balance and exposure correction
    
        -Choosing the correct colour profile

Advanced processing of the digital images
    
        -Preparing the images for web usage
    
        -Mass-processing of images using actions - simplifying the work with the help of actions

Preparing the images for printing
    
        -Using the colour profiles for image preview
    
        -Using the correction tools: healing brush, spot healing, brush, patch tool, red eye, stamp tool, history brush
    
        -Methods for turnig colour images into black & white images
    
        -Using adjustment layers
    
        -Using layer masks

Professional processing of portraits

Panoramic images

HDR images

- If you participated at the BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED course at LIFEOGRAPHIES Photography School you will get 50% discount for other PRO Workshops.

7 hours of study plus an hour break for meals and relaxation: 250 CHF

Depending on the applicant's knowledge we will work over topics described in details in the courses from above. The topics that will be studied will be determined in a preliminary discussion with the student

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