Aims and Objectives
Subject matters: Basics of photography techniques, use of b&w film and darkroom work
Introduces to the understanding of photography at a basic level, gives ability to use the film photo camera and standard lenses, introduces the art of photography for both film and digital.
This is our basic course of introduction to photography. It starts with the study of the film. In recent years film has powerfully come back, especially in the field of fine-art photography and in the market of art galleries. Many professionals want to offer a new “handmade” product which differs from digital photography, now broadly standardized. This is the course for to enter the “old/new age” of photography.
The course introduce to film camera operation, lenses, include exposure without the use of a light meter (Sunny 16 Rule), teaches about the process of classical image development (black and white negative film development), basics of darkroom, and explore the evolution of the photographic technique to develop a critical eye.
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).
Get Professional Certificate through our recognized institute
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 1.) Film and Darkroom Classic Photography
Main topics of the course:
How to choose a film photocamera
SLR vs. Mirrorless
Small, medium and large format cameras
Hands on: how to use your grandpa’s film camera
Speed, aperture and ISO controls
Characteristics and functions of the lens
The standard lens
The f16 sunny rule for to expose your film
Black and white film photography
Introduction to darkroom and darkroom work
Film development and enlargements of negatives
Basics of photographic composition
Creative use of depth of field and motion