Aims and objectives
Subject matters: Still-life and commercial photography
Introduces the student to advanced techniques of commercial photography, advertising and still-life. The student faces this new subject matter starting on the basis of a solid background on film and digital photography. All the previous knowledge acquired in photography will serve as a platform for a new advanced study, aimed at the production of images of products, mainly still-life, at controlling of the light in the studio and to improve the skills in viewing and conceiving a picture for to convey an advertisement message.
The student continue to work with digital photography with their computer and explores the use of specific applications such as Photoshop. The final portfolio so produced will include still-life pictures of jewels, glass products, fashion accessories and creative photographs taken with special effects techniques.
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 program and successfully passing both the 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)
Prerequisites and requirements
The course starts from a beginner level, so no previous knowledge of photography is required. To entry in a following module 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.
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 6.) Commercial and still-life photography
Main topics of the course:
Introduction to lighting techniques for the studio
The flash units for the studio
Artificial and flash lighting differences
Harsh and soft lighting
Large format view cameras
Large format lenses and circle of coverage
Perspective control with shifting movements
Focal control with tilting and swinging movements
The studio set up
Diffusors and umbrellas
Spot and banks
Use of the light meter on the set
Studio and still-life shooting of products, from jewels to glass, from metal to objects
Study of important photographers which work or left their footprint in this subject matter field.