Aims and objectives
Subject matters: Architectural photography and view camera
It leads students to work with the large format view camera system and advanced techniques dedicated to professional photography for interiors and buildings.
In this course, students learn how to shoot architectures properly, both indoors and outdoors, working with large-format film and the large format view camera, using the scanner for the digitization of archives in the film and working with Photoshop for image correction dedicated to architecture and post-production for this specific field of professional photography.
This course is part of the Photography and Multimedia Academic Professional One-year Course (taught in English language) which is divided in 9 courses (modules) of one-month each. Students can attend modules separately. In order to be entitled with the Professional Certificate, the academic course must be completed with all the 9 modules and a final exam.
Attention, please: all the Photography Professional One-month Courses 40 Hours listed in the English section of this website are part of the Photography and Multimedia Academic Professional One-year Course. All the programs are focused towards a multi-medial use of the images and courses are modular type. Each module is a course of one month (4 weeks). Each course is taught in English language.
If you want to learn in Italian language or either your goal is Fine-Art photography rather then Multimedia, please check out the “Fotografia Professionale Corsi Mensili 40 ore” on the Italian section of this website, which are parts of the Photography Fine-Art Academic Professional One-year Course (taught in Italian language only).
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The “Professional Photographer and Multimedia Expert” can be easily employed in a wide and diverse range of fields, such as photography, publishing industry, video and audio making. This professional figure can take pictures and videos that demand different styles and techniques, combining creativity and technical knowledge.
After completing the entire program, successfully passing the 9 modules and final exams, the student be issued a Professional Certificate in Photography and Multimedia Communications. Our Professional Certificate is recognised by the Ministry of Italian Education, in accordance with the law. (For more information, see the “Certificates” web page).
Attending just one module or more but not the entire program does not entitle to get the Professional Certificate (diploma). In this case the student is entitle to get a Certificate of Attendance. Students can attend modules separately. In order to be entitled with the Professional Certificate, the academic course must be completed with all the 9 modules and a final exam.
Prerequisites and requirements
The One-year course starts from a beginner level, so no previous knowledge of photography is required. To entry in any of the following modules requires a knowledge of all the topics described in the preceding modules. Please check all preceding modules before to apply. Students should own gears and materials as listed at the page Student Guide.
Please consider that some classes will be held outdoor, strolling in town and outskirts with gear and equipment, for to shoot architectural pictures. An attitude to walk and to carry gears is necessary.
Students are required to purchase films for the view camera, chemicals for the darkroom processes and (eventually) photo paper for to print the photos taken. All materials can be purchased in photo stores in Florence. All materials are intended for group usage, so students will share their expenses in class. At this time an exact quotation cannot be delivered, since it depends on many factors (included number of students). A fair quote may be around 150-250 Euro in total per class for the entire month.
Combine this course with language course
If you like, you can combine this course with Language lessons, at your choice. Please visit the page Combined courses and inquiry us for any help in combining the two courses.
(Module 4.) Architecture and interior photography
Main topics of the course:
Introduction to architectural photography and its rules
The lens for architectural photography: coverage, angle of field, shifting capabilities
The lens for architectural photography: normal and wide-angle, when and why to use one or the other.
Introduction to the large format 4×5″ and 5×7″ view camera
The view camera: shifting movements for perspective controls.
The tripod: a complete study on “what’s what and for” in architecture photography field.
The use of film in the digital age: who is still using film today and why
Black and white film sheet 4″x5″ use, development in darkroom and printing
Master photographers in architecture photography: history, trends, art photography and commercial applications.
PC or Shift lenses for digital SLR and Mirrorless cameras
Use of super wide angle lenses for digital cameras to shoot perspective-controlled pictures.
How to use Photoshop for perspective adjustments in architectural photography post development
The scanner for films and transparencies
Tutorials: outdoor and interiors shooting of architecture-worthy subjects