Photography Summer Course

LABA - Liberal Academy Of Fine Art

Program Description

Photography Summer Course

LABA - Liberal Academy Of Fine Art

Photography

Florence is the ultimate city in Italy for architecture, urban landscapes and still life photos; it changes from green hills to narrow streets, from historical buildings and sculptures to fashion shops and clubs.

THE LEVELS

This Photography course is developed within three levels of depth.

Depending by the level, students will learn how to compose digital pictures in a nice way using the special equipped lab with lighting and backdrops or from outside visits adjusting them with software applications. We provide also a nice introduction to our dark room.

Students at BASIC MODULE must be equipped with:

  • Analog camera (SLR Reflex with ‘Manual’ function) and with at least one lens
  • 1 Box of photographic paper Ilford RC (Pearl), 50 sheets
  • Film
  • 2 B/W rolls of Kodak Tri-X 400 ISO
  • 2 B/W rolls of Ilford 125 ISO
  • 1 B/W roll of Kodak T-Max 3200 ISO
  • 1 B/W roll of Ilford 50 ISO
  • Negative sleeves

Students at MEDIUM MODULE must be equipped with:

Digital camera (recommended DSLR Reflex with ‘Manual’ function) and with at least one lens (manual of instructions for camera, if possible). The amount of Megapixels is not important.

  • The cameras USB cable
  • A memory card (1 G card at least is suggested)
  • A card reader compatible with your camera
  • A battery charger and an extra battery for your camera
  • A laptop computer with Adobe Photoshop
  • An external hard disk or USB of good capacity
  • Matting cardboard for final portfolio (this would be announced)

Students at MODULE PRO must be equipped with either Digital or Analog equipment:

  • Analog camera (SLR Reflex with ‘Manual’ function) and with at least one lens
  • 1 Box of photographic paper Ilford RC (Pearl), 50 sheets Film
  • Negative sleeves
  • A cable release for the camera
  • Digital camera (recommended DSLR Reflex with ‘Manual’ function) and with at least one lens (manual of instructions for camera, if possible). The amount of Megapixels is not important.
  • The cameras USB cable
  • A memory card (1 G card at least is suggested)
  • A card reader compatible with your camera
  • A battery charger and an extra battery for your camera
  • An external hard disk or USB of good capacity

Note: All materials can be purchase in Florence. The first day of class the professor will accompany students to the photo store in order to purchase any missing materials.

MODULE BASIC SUBJECTS

  • Florence Architecture Photo
  • Basic Photographic techniques
  • Lectures & Slide shows

FINAL PRESENTATION

  • Florence Architecture Photobook
  • REQUIREMENT: NONE

MODULE MEDIUM SUBJECTS

  • Florence Urban Photo
  • Photographic techniques II
  • Lectures & Slide shows
  • The portfolio

FINAL PRESENTATION

  • Florence Urban Photobook
  • REQUIREMENT: DEMONSTRABLE PORTFOLIO

MODULE PRO SUBJECTS

  • Florence Still Life Photo
  • Photographic techniques III
  • Lectures & Slide shows
  • The portfolio II

FINAL PRESENTATION

  • Florence Still Life Photobook
  • REQUIREMENT: DEMONSTRABLE PORTFOLIO

The official SYLLABUS will be issued once you confirm your enrollment. A SYLLABUS is a detailed document revealing your daily activity.

DESCRIPTION

The Florence Photography course includes lectures, slide shows, demonstrations, shooting and field trips, discussions and critiques on the pictures produced by students, visits to exhibitions and museum of Florence. The course provides the appropriate tools to understand and photographing architecture, sculptures, still life and urban subject of Florence using different approach and photographic techniques.

At the end of each module the students will produce a portfolio or photobook that encloses the Florence experience moments. They will be inspired through our external visits to Florence Museum, Architectural Photographic tours, Florence Urban Shooting and more.

Students are not expected to already have a basic knowledge of photographic technique (for the basic one). Each student must have a digital camera with manually adjustable aperture and shutter speed. The course is held in the English languageand it’s open to all the people that have got an interest in the Photography and the Italian culture.

During the lessons students can count on a software package that includes last release of: Adobe Master Collection.

FACILITIES

Accommodation Assistance

We can facilitate you in finding the best accommodation depending on your needs. We have a list of accomodation in a private page that we will send you after your apply. Here you have a sample of accommodation that we can provide.

Bike in supply

We wil provide you a bike for you transfers from and to the Florence Design School. All of our bikes are designed specifically for city riding comfortable and classy, easy, fun and comfortable to use and ride. They feature a wide range of heights. To adjust the seat height, follow the seat post down to where it fits into the bike frame and flip to open the quick release lever.

You can easily take a ride on the “viali bicycle path” and make a trip to sights in the surroundings of Florence, like Fiesolevillage or chiantigiana road.

It works with a preauthorization hold of $50 per bike that is placed on your credit card account. This is a not a settled charge against your account. It serves as a security deposit and will be released when the hold expires. You can also deposit the same amount by cash.

Other Facilities

Pre Departure Services

  • Course enrollment through housing assignment with our office and web site providing friendly, professional assistance.
  • Pre-departure PDF about Florence Design School containing useful information about student life.
  • Support and assistance through E-mail and Telephone.
  • Optional Health insurance: HTH student health insurance, including full medical coverage and medical emergency evacuation. Go to insurance web site.

On-Site Services

  • Welcome reception with director and staff.
  • Welcome bag upon arrival containing items to kick-start your experience abroad.
  • Orientation: a comprehensive introduction to your city and program.
  • 24 hour emergency support telephone.
  • Excursion assistance (one for each module).
  • Weekly cultural activities; a rich calendar of events and excursions.
  • Re-Entry Service
  • Alumni network.
  • Follow Up with project started.

ITALIAN LANGUAGE LESSONS INCLUDED FOR FREE

A basic Italian language course is included with all the studies. A nice and funny way to bring back home a little piece of Italy.

An hour lesson will be taken every day after course’s end for all the students. All together, in order to mix your different interests.We will start learning basic words, sentences, questions. That ones you could use in your stay in Florence, but we will upgrade talking about current events in Design, Fashion, Photography and following the most important social accounts that can tell us what to do or can help us finding out events in Florence and Tuscany.

We will comment with critical method news and contemporary Italian designers combining curiosity and your personal willing. In a relaxing mood trying to let go the stress of the day.

It is up to you to take this course, if you will do it you will receive a specific certificate.

THE THREE LEVELS

MODULE BASIC

Students completing this course will:

  • Have developed technical proficiency in exposing negatives and making prints.
  • Develop a greater facility understanding the language of photography.
  • Further develop each students’ unique personal vision or mode of expression.
  • Begin creating a series of photographs (rather than working only on stand alone images).
  • Gain exposure to a wide variety of sites, neighborhoods and communities in Florence.

MODULE MEDIUM

Students completing this course will:

  • Gain knowledge of the basics about shooting color and black and white images with DSLR (digital single lens reflex) cameras.
  • Have developed technical proficiency in editing images through Adobe Photoshop software.
  • Experience a new culture through the medium of photography and its digital processes.
  • Have produced a portfolio that reveals their personal view of Florence.
  • Continue creating series of photographs in order to tell a story and build a cohesive body of work.
  • Improve their capability to creatively interpret and criticize photographic images while developing the ability to think critically about pictures they see.

MODULE PRO

Students completing this course will:

  • Create a consistent amount of work towards the presentation of a professional portfolio.
  • Develop proficiency in editing images with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom software.
  • Recognize and critically appraise important photographic images and image makers.
  • Gain the technical issues of shooting after dark: equipment, how to paint with lights and what are the most appropriate settings for night photography.
  • Understand long exposure techniques and the use of movement.
  • Create a time-lapse movie animation.
  • Develop a greater understanding about composition and the language of photography.

THE RATES

ONE MODULE

  • Basic Italian language course included. NO enrollment fee. A visit included.
  • 1400 €

TWO MODULES

  • Basic Italian language course included. NO enrollment fee. Two visits included.
  • 2600 €

THREE MODULES

  • Basic Italian language course included. NO enrollment fee. Three visits included.
  • 3800 €

THE DATES

  • FROM 26 OF JUNE to 10 of JULY
  • FROM 12 OF JULY to 27 of JULY
  • FROM 1 of AUGUST to 14 of AUGUST
  • FROM 24 of AUGUST to 11 of SEPTEMBER

FINAL CERTIFICATION

All the students will receive a certificate of attendance.

During the last day of courses the school will organize an internal show with all student artworks. At the end of each course students will be issued with an attendance certificate in a ceremony.

ENROLLMENT STEPS

  • Complete the application form and forward it to us via email.
  • Be sure to receive an email by us within 5 days confirming the enrollment form was received.
  • Together with confirmation we’ll send our bank details.
  • Proceed with the full amount payment.
  • Send us copy of the payment demonstration.
  • Congrats! Now you’re a Summer Course LABA student.
  • Minimum qualification required: Highschool Diploma.

Courses will start prior a minimum number of 5 participants. In case that minimum number won’t be reached the course will not start and the full amount (100% of payment) will be given back.

METHOD OF PAYMENT

  • Payment by bank transfer (any bank commission is on student charge).
  • Payment by credit card.
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 26, 2017
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