A digital camera (a DSLR with manual settings recommended).

6 hours per week
12 weeks
4 hours studio/classroom
2 hours of lab

Course description:

The course will provide the students with the appropriate tools to work in digital photography and pixel-based postproduction, aiming to define a personal approach to contemporary photographic language.

Students will explore different techniques, aesthetics and ideas on photography in the context of various assignments such as still life, portraits, self-portrait, landscape, staged photography, social issues and visual storytelling. Use of natural and artificial lights, color management and the use of the studio At the end of the course students will be asked to develop a personal photographic project, with an individual visual and conceptual approach completing their body of work.

Issues involving image production from conceptual concerns to technical practice, composition and editing will be considered in relation to the history of photography, the works of masters of photography and contemporary photographic tendencies. Didactic methods include lectures, slideshows and film projections, exercises, reviews and group discussions to strengthen the creative process of the students, as well as shooting sessions, and visits to exhibitions. hours of computer lab every week will help to explore editing and postproduction using Adobe Lightroom© CC and Photoshop© CC.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the course students will create a digitally printed photobook with their work with Blurb©.


Course Material:

As an FSM student you have free access to all our facilities.