Photography course in Florence

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MINISTERO DELL’ISTRUZIONE,
DELL’UNIVERSITÀ E DELLA RICERCA

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Location of the school

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in florence

The aim of our photography course in Florence is to help you create a beautiful “friendship” between you and your camera.

How many times have you said “I wish this moment would last forever!”? Well, a way to extend and revive our emotions exists – a picture “caught at the right moment”. The goal of this course is in the lens of your machine!

To take a picture and to “see” a picture before taking the photo are two different things. In our photography course we will provide you useful information and practical tips to allow you get the most from your potential and to be able to make of photography an expression of your creativity and personal taste.

Our teachers will reveal some “tricks and secrets” used by large professional photographers so to let your shots become more interesting and captivating, and will guide you to discover the potential of your cameras.

Our photography courses in Florence offer the right balance between the development of artistic sensitivity and the deepening of photographic techniques. The photography course provides a basic introductory theory in class, during which topics of basic photoshooting and post-production are approached. Therefore the course is held mainly outdoors, so you can learn directly on field, “camera at hand”, the basics of exposure, sensitivity and time, alternating both static and dynamic shots, portraits, artistic photos and studies on light.

Set in Florence, this course can also help you discover the beauty of the city which, during the Renaissance, has made the imagination of Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei, Leonardo da Vinci, and many others fly. The city of the Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio, the city of the Church where Dante Alighieri first met his beloved and unreachable Beatrice. A city where the streets, churches and palaces will bring you back in time and will fascinate you, telling you the story of the powerful and famous Medici family.

Our photography courses are open to everybody. No special requirements nor enrollment in our Italian courses, are required to participate. The important thing is to have a reflex camera or a compact one (with the possibility to set manual shooting controls) 

PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES PROGRAM

The program will allow the student to achieve basic notions on photographic techniques, composition and post-production. Classes will take place largely outdoors, through practical shooting on the field, while just a small time will be spent in the classroom.

The topics of the course’s program are the following:

  • Introduction to the camera. Essential knowledge of basic photography (aperture, exposure time and post-production) – Tutorial basic knowledge of the instrument. 
  • Cityscape and Florentine landscapes – beyond simple postcard photos. Field exercise in scenarios such as San Miniato, Piazzale Michelangelo, Oltrarno. Notions of depth of field and composition rules.
  • Street photography and portrait shooting with flash, shutter speed and ISO settings, photography as a visual language. – Exercises in the city center and introduction to file management on your computer.
  • Practice in internal and external area of ​​San Lorenzo and Central Market. Review and correction of the photographic material with Adobe Lightroom, summary of the topics covered during the lessons.

The program can be customized according to the requirements of the participants. Topics of specific interest or special techniques can be introduced to the program. 

PRICES OF OUR PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES

The number of lessons for individual courses may be modified and increased according to the demands of the studen

6 HOURS PER WEEK
 
 
 
 
 
1 WEEK
2 WEEKS
3 WEEKS
4 WEEKS
One-to-one course
280
440
590
685
Two-to-one course
220
350
470
545
Small group course
190
280
385
435
10 HOURS PER WEEK
 
 
 
 
 
1 WEEK
2 WEEKS
3 WEEKS
4 WEEKS
One-to-one course
370
610
850
1080
Two-to-one course
295
485
680
865
Small group course
220
355
495
610
12 HOURS PER WEEK
 
 
 
 
 
1 WEEK
2 WEEKS
3 WEEKS
4 WEEKS
One-to-one course
430
690
970
1230
Two-to-one course
345
550
775
985
Small group course
240
410
560
695

OUR TIP

Since large part of the lessons takes place directly “on site”, so as to give an opportunity for our students to practice “capturing” the most beautiful and artistic city, this course can also be combined with some lessonof Art History or History of Florence. In this way, participants will be able to totally immerse themselves in the magical atmosphere of a city that has many secrets and anecdotes to reveal.

COMBINED OPTION

By choosing to match our photography course with one of our courses in art history or history of Florence you can take advantage of a special discount of 10% on the total fee.

An example of a combined program might be as follows:

 
Art history/History of Florence
Photography
MONDAY
10am – 1pm
2pm – 5pm
TUESDAY
 
2pm – 5pm
WEDNESDAY
10am – 1pm
2pm – 5pm
THURSDAY
10am – 1pm
2pm – 5pm

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