An introduction to Digital Photography
The course for who want to know more on the world of digital photography. Take advantage of your time spent in Tuscany and of the presence of your teacher to get the maximum out of your digital camera and your vacation in Florence. Visit the most interesting and unknown places of the hidden medieval Florence, together with a guide that will act not only as your photography teacher, but also as a tutor for to help you taking the best views of the incredible town that’s Florence.
Aims and objectives
This program introduces to the use of the digital photocamera and digital photography. Beside the use of the camera, the lenses the program involves the use of the computer and applications for editing and adjustments of photos. The course is also designed to supply you with a basic knowledge of fundamental photography techniques, such as depth of field, motion and composition skills.
The goal of the course is to introduce the student to the world of photography, giving a wide panoramic on a basic number of topics, teaching how to use one’s photocamera well, and introducing to the applications for the computer necessary to complete the digital workflow.
Prerequisites and requirements
The course is a beginner level, so a previous knowledge of photography is not required. Students should own gears and materials as listed at the page Student Guide/Materials for the course.
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.
The digital camera operations
Choice of the various software for digital archive management and file development
Lighting control basics: speeds, aperture, ISO
Depth of field: when should I blur, when should I get all in focus.
Understanding the lens we should use, when and how.
Creative motion? A mistake or an asset?
The lightmeter and how to handle its output: spot, medium, matrix, multiarea reading…
Composition, or how to balance your pictures for to get harmony
A study on lenses. The correct choice of the point of view makes your day!
Is that picture good or bad? How to asses a picture for its meaning
Cataloging and post production: how to organize your files and which tools to use for your archive.
Improving your pictures: exposure, white balance, contrast, saturation, shadows and highlights. What else?
How to export your photos from your archive