Italian language and cultural school for foreigners
Photographic set
“Firenze nell'Arte”

Photography course

The word photography comes from two Greek words: photo (phos) and drawing (graphis).

The concept could be literally translated into "drawing with light." But photography is not only and simply this: it's technical skill, passion and great ability of perceiving, of seeing beyond, inside, the subject being photographed. The ability of grasping the detail of a moment and of a feeling, being able to "write" it again based on one's own thoughts and frame of mind.

Programme

  • The camera: how it's made and how it works
  • The correct set-up: analysis of the functions, getting to know the menu and the types of photos that can be taken from automatic to manual for more experienced photographers.
  • The right perspective at the right time: lenses and their types. Fixed, Tele and Zoom lenses. Which one to choose from according to the occasion.
  • Rules of composition: time and shutter, composing the scene before taking the picture, focusing , off-centred subjects and the third party rule.
  • Understanding light: the best time of day for the best photos, natural light and artificial light, balancing white, the flash.
  • Night photography: settings to use for taking photos at night in order to obtain a sharper image and with special effects.
  • The equipment and the accessories: all-round good equipment without spending too much.

Prices

For every 24 hours 700
Registration fee 50

Prices valid upon enrolment for all course commencement dates

Course start dates

2017 2018
Jan 9, 23 Jul 10, 24
Feb 6, 20 Aug 7, 21
Mar 6, 20 Sept 4, 18
Apr 3, 18 Oct 2, 16, 30
May 2, 15, 29 Nov 13, 27
Jun 12, 26 Dec 11

National holidays observed in the year 2017:
17 April, 25 April, 1 May, 2 June, 15 August, 1 November, 8 December.

Jan 8, 22 Jul 9, 23
Feb 5, 19 Aug 6, 20
Mar 5, 19 Sept 3, 17
Apr 3, 16, 30 Oct 1, 15, 29
May 14, 28 Nov 12, 26
Jun 11, 25 Dec 10

National holidays observed in the year 2018:
2 April, 25 April, 1 May, 15 August, 1 November.

Course enrolment

Materials are not included in the price and will be agreed upon at the beginning of the course.

The 24-hour course can be spread over 2 or more weeks.

All courses are taught in Italian.

Registration is valid for one year and includes the accommodation search service, certificates and a few cultural activities.