Basic PHOTOGRAPHY Summer Course

Istituto Italiano di Fotografia

Program Description

Basic PHOTOGRAPHY Summer Course

Istituto Italiano di Fotografia


This course is dedicated to those who want to have a first approach to the world of digital photography, both indoors and outdoors, starting with the basics of photographic technique. The various photographic genres will be addressed by the portrait in studio and in a “household” - considering the use of tools and equipment available to the students - and the landscape, intended as a research of expression through special technical languages.

Moreover it will be developed a section devoted to reportage, with a specific focus on street photography. This in order to learn a first approach to build possible photographic service, through exercises “in the field” and the introduction to topics of photo editing.


17 - 27 June 2019


€ 800 VAT included


Italy, Milan, via E.Caviglia 3


1° week; Monday-Friday,

2° week Monday - Thursday

  • 3 outdoor lessons - 2 in the morning and 1 in the evening
  • Morning session hours: 10:00-13:00
  • Afternoon session hours: 14:00-17:00

Hours of Instruction:

51 hours in total

Language of Instruction:


Certificate issued:

Certificate of attendance

Theory of Technique:

  • small and medium-format cameras
  • lighting equipment for shooting
  • light metering systems, digital photography


  • studio characteristics,
  • accessories and lighting schemes
  • use of window light for portrait
  • shooting in photographic studio with a professional studio lighting


  • elements of composition,
  • shooting technique and equipment
  • critical reading of the images
  • guided exercise outdoors


  • shooting technique
  • street photography
  • planning and executing of the reportage
  • critical reading of the images
  • guided exercises outdoors

Photo editing:

  • introductory elements of photo editing
  • early approaches to the principles of image selection and construction of the photographic story
  • digital imaging and archiving
  • first approach to a professional photographic softwear Lightroom

* all lessons are both theoretical and practical

Required Equipment:

  • Digital Camera with manual mode, Memory Card and Battery compatible with your digital camera
  • Battery charger (and adapter to European power source if coming from outside of Italy)
  • Optional: USB Key or external hard drive to facilitate file transfer

How to Enroll:

  • Complete the Enrollment form online
  • Provide a copy of your passport
  • Pay the course fee by 6 May 2019

Number of Participants:

The minimum number of participants for the course to initiate is 6 people. Maximum is 14. We will confirm by 20 May 2019 the initiation status of the course with those who have enrolled so that travel arrangements can be made. In the event the the course does not initiate, enrollment fees will be 100% refunded.

Modes and Options for Payment:

  • Modes of payment: cash, check or bank transfer (the instructions for the payment will be sent via email after compilation of the enrollment form)
  • Options for payment:
    • Option 1: single payment of € 800 on or before 6 May 2019
    • Option 2: two payments, paying the full amount by 6 May 2019
      • pay the initial enrollment fee of € 200 upon enrollment
      • pay the tuition fee/balance of € 600 by 6 May 2019


Students may cancel their enrollment to the course at any time. Enrollment fees paid are non-refundable. Upon cancellation, the amount refunded to the student will depend on when the student cancels. Refunds given upon cancellation are as follows:

  • Cancel by 8 April 2019, student receives 100% refund (not including the enrollment fee)
  • Cancel by 8 May 2019, student receives 50% refund (not including the enrollment fee)
  • Cancel on 9 May 2019 or after, no refund is given to student
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 16, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
June 17, 2019
51 hours
Full time
800 EUR
VAT included.
May 6, 2019
Italy - Milan, Lombardy
Start date : June 17, 2019
Application deadline May 6, 2019
End date June 27, 2019
June 17, 2019
Italy - Milan, Lombardy
Application deadline May 6, 2019
End date June 27, 2019