Course in Basic Photography

Istituto Italiano di Fotografia

Program Description

Course in Basic Photography

Istituto Italiano di Fotografia

With our Early Booking campaign you can obtain a 15% discount on the course fee if you make the full payment by February 28th 2017.

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.


4-15 July 2016 (approximately 20 lessons over 2 weeks)


€ 800 VAT included


Italy, Milan, via E.Caviglia 3


2 weeks, 5 days per week (Monday - Friday) with 1 outdoor lessons

  • Morning session hours: 10:00-13:00
  • Afternoon session hours: 14:00-17:00

Hours of Instruction:

aproximately 60 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 portrait:
  • studio characteristics,
  • accessories and lighting schemes
  • use of window light for portrait
  • shooting in photographic studio with a professional studio lighting landscape:
  • elements of composition,
  • shooting technique and equipment
  • critical reading of the images


  • shooting technique
  • street photography
  • planning and executing of the reportage
  • critical reading of the images
  • guided exercises outdoors photo editing and Post production:
  • 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 post production and use of photographic softwears (lightroom and photoshop)
  • * all lessons are both theoretical and practical

Required Equipment:

  • Camera with manual mode
  • Memory Card compatible with your digital camera
  • 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 23 May 2016

Number of Participants:

The minimum number of participants for the course to initiate is 6 people. We will confirm by 3 June 2016 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: 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 23 May 2016

Option 2: two payments, paying the full amount by 23 May 2016

  • pay the initial enrollment fee of € 200 upon enrolment
  • pay the balance of € 600 by 23 May 2016


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 25 April 2016, student receives 100% refund (not including enrollment fee)
  • Cancel by 31 May 2016, student receives 50% refund (not including enrollment fee)
  • Cancel on 03 June 2016 or after, no refund is given to student
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated December 13, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
June 2017
2 weeks
Full time
800 EUR
June 1, 2017
Start date June 2017
Italy Milan
Application deadline June 1, 2017
End date June 29, 2017
Duration 2 weeks
Price 800 EUR