Photography Courses Fukuoka 2015

Photography Courses Fukuoka 2015

PART I

INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY

DESCRIPTION :

Take advantage of this exclusive and all new set of courses in Fukuoka.

This course will be of interest to all photo amateurs or newcomers who wish to understand the basic principles of photography: how to use a camera, light exposure (aperture, speed, iso) as well photographic composition and how to develop a style.

Through theoretical explanations and practical exercices, students will learn how to take full control of their camera and switch to manual mode in order to be able to express their personal view as closely as possible.

LESSONS LENGTH : 90 MIN

NUMBER OF LESSONS : 2 X 6 (12 for the complete training and exhibit preparation)

PERIODICITY : 3 Lessons every month (depending on everyone’s schedule)

INSTRUCTOR : Aldo Bloise (short bio)

SCHEDULE : Saturday afternoons (usually from 15:00 to 17:00)

FIRST LESSONS :

1st Semester 2015 lessons closed. You can now register for the 2nd Semester (starts end of September).

PRICING : 2,500 to 3,200 depending on the the chosen package

LOCATION :  Seinan Community Center (see below or download the access map)

HOW TO APPLY : by the below form or direct e-mail

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO :

  • choose the right camera depending on your needs
  • use your camera in a creative way and switch to manual mode
  • understand the most important principles of photography
  • compose and frame a photo
  • analyse a lighting situation and adapt your settings
  • compensate your camera settings in different situation
  • create your digital workflow
  • how to correct & enhance a picture in a Digital Darkroom
  • understand the strength of a a picture
  • start developing a style
  • How to organise a public exhibit

LESSON 1

Control your camera, Basic principles & beyond I

Presentation

How your camera works

  • different camera type, what is the best choice for you !
  • anatomy of a DSLR
  • main functions overview
  • how to hold your camera
  • format raw vs jpg 

Q&A

  

LESSON 4

Composing & Framing

What is Composition ?

  • how the human eye sees 
  • unified thought
  • simplicity
  • expressing your own point of view
  • simplicity vs. complexity

Q&A

Composition examples and analysis

LESSON 2

Control your camera, Basic principles & beyond II

How your camera works

  • aperture, shutter speed, ISO :  Understanding the basics

  • exposure calculation : practice

  • modes overview

  • depth of field

  • tricks and cheats

Q&A

Photo Assignement

  

LESSON 5

Composing & Framing (II)

Elements of Composition

  • contrast and tone

  • line

  • form

  • pattern

  • balance

  • movement

  • texture

  • positive / negative space

Q&A

Photo assignement

LESSON 3

Introduction to the Zone system

Overview of the Zone System

  • how your camera exposes a scene…wrongly

  • the Zone System & Ansel Adams

  • Simplified Zone System (why to use it ?)

  • How to compensate

Your Pictures

Critical analysis and discussion

  

  

LESSON 6

Street photography (Candid Photo)

How to go “Candid”

  • equipment : it’s prime time !

  • a little of planning

  • the light

  • color or Black & White

  • the law, ethics

  • legal workarounds

Your Pictures

Critical analysis and discussion

PART II

WORKSHOPS & INTERMEDIATE TECHNIQUES

DESCRIPTION :

This course follows the first introductory part and focuses on more in depth techniques in order to set up a digital workflow and improve your pictures. These workshops will allow the students to get introduced to current darkroom editing software, how to promote or sell their pictures and shooting portraits with a model.

LESSON 7

Portrait Workshop – Theory & Practice

Introduction

  • a bit of equipment
  • clothing
  • different poses
  • smiling
  • challenges and solutions
  • practice

Q&A

  

LESSON 10

Sharing, promoting & selling your pictures

Make yourself known

  • what are your objectives ?
  • most used platforms 
  • how to start a blog
  • build your audience with social networks
  • sell your photos

Your photos

Critical analysis and discussion

LESSON 8

Lightroom Workshop I – Photo editing

Digital Darkroom part I

  • introduction

  • your working environment

  • how to import correctly your pictures

  • organizing your pictures

  • personalize and configure

Q&A

  

LESSON 11

Organizing an Exhibit I

Understanding the challenges

  • set your goals and budget
  • choosing a theme, location and a date
  • framing & printing
  • be consistent : harmony
  • adapting the your exhibit to your budget
  • promoting

From theory to practice : let’s start !

LESSON 9

Lightroom Workshop II – Photo editing

Digital Darkroom part II

  • how develop your pictures (white balance, histograms, tone, exposure)

  • more ways to edit your photos

  • local adjustments

  • problem photos and how to fix them

Q&A

Photo assignment

  

LESSON 12

Organizing an Exhibit II

Preparing the exhibit

Important details

  • invitations
  • opening exhibition
  • buffet dinner and drinks
  • closing exhibition

Everything is set ! 

INSTRUCTOR

Aldo Bloise

Aldo Bloise

Instructor

Aldo Bloise, a veteran photographer who has been practicing photography for more than 20 years. Trained in graphic arts in Geneva, he followed a traditional approach to photography until very late, preferring black and white film grain over the first digital cameras.

Later on, after shooting more than 15’000 negatives, three quarters of them in Japan, a country whose unique light fascinates him, Aldo Bloise started working with digital photography thanks to his in-depth knowledge of digital editing software.

Aldo Bloise has produced several personal exhibitions, including “Kawaii Nostalgica”, “Iro, Iro, Iro” and “Metropolitizen” in Switzerland. He will exhibit again his work in Fukuoka and Tokyo in 2015.

His passion for images and stories hidden in daily life, as well as his desire to share them with others, have driven him to develop this original approach with fellow photographers, artists and graphic designers.

You can find a short overview of his work here : www.hikarido.ch

PRICING

(SPECIAL LAUNCH PRICE)

Lesson Price

¥ 3,200

per Unit

6 Lessons package

¥ 16,800

For 6 lessons2,800 ¥ per lesson

SAVE 2,400 ¥

12 Lessons package

¥ 30,000

For 12 lessons2,500 ¥ per lesson

SAVE 8,400 ¥ !

LOCATION

Seinan Community Center

6-2-92, Nishijin, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka
814-8511 JAPAN
Tel. 092-823-3346

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TEL.092-823-3952

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