Photo school by Alexander Shishov
Intensive practical training with basic tools in the field of digital photography, photography skills from documentary to commercial
Acquaintance with the main aspects in the field of history and photography theory
Case studies by professional photographers
Twelve lessons of intensive course on studying photo art in the digital age. Students immerse themselves in the art and craft of photography, get acquainted with the tools necessary for photography and improve skills through the study of digital processing. Developing their skills, students explore, learn to think and make their own creative projects in artistic, documentary, or journalistic photography. Expand their knowledge with working with light and shadow, with professional lighting, as well as an inexpensive and non-traditional practical light source. The program is designed for intensive study of the art of photography and conveys an important experience of professional photographers.
1. The camera. Classification. Basic
technical requirements for the design. Viewfinders.
Crop factor. The device of the matrix.
2. The subject. Device. Lens materials. Blocks. Wide-angle, standard, telephoto. Specials
lenses. Mirror-lens constructions.
Zoumas and their schemes. Autofocus. Aspheric lenses.
Diaphragm as a design. Depth of field scale.
3.Plener. Shooting from one point with different lenses.
Shooting at the same scale with different lenses
from different distances. Shooting with a fully open
and a closed diaphragm.
4.Light and lighting. Spectral composition. Measurements.
Devices. Units of measurement.
ISO. Methods for measuring incident light and reflected light.
Exposure meter errors.
5. Camera settings for color temperature -
- the sun, lamps, shade, etc. Focusing devices
screens. White balance. Location of the measuring sensors
6. Flares and their features. Attached and remote.
Extension cord. Menu.
7. A course, as a concept and as a technique. Space Compression
telephoto lenses and wide-angle distortion.
Reception techniques with wiring.
8. Creative use of the camera at the stage of filming.
Slow synchronization. Light brush. Buzzing
on long exposure. Multiprism. Etc.
9. Artificial light sources. Mixed lighting.
System and non-system devices. Exposure calculation.
10.Equipment in the studio. Purpose of light streams.
Filling, drawing, control, background light.
Leading number. Power adjustment.
11. Camera menu. Differences between different systems and devices.
Consecutive analysis of all operations. Settings.
12. Answers to questions on the photo shooting. Analysis of works.
1. Theoretical foundations of studio photography. Spectral
composition of light. The law of inverse squares. Flashmeter. The transmitter. Dispersers and reflectors (umbrellas, boxes, strips, plates, etc.).
The construction of the boxes. Synchronization.
2. Schemes of installation in space. Reflectors - silver,
gold, white. Portrait. The increased features. Glasses. Scars.
3.Parny portrait. Arrangement horizontally and vertically.
Overlapping shadows. Hands as a closing element.
4. Group shooting. (3 or more people) Methods of separation and
seating people in the frame. Growth. Figure. Color in clothes.
5.High key. Low key. Distribution of lights and shadows.
Psychological features of hard and soft lighting.
Perspective tone, color. Textured surfaces.
6. The composition. First performances. Arithmetic (rule
thirds). Geometric (golden section). Definition
harmonious combination. Rhythm in the composition.
7. Building a frame space. Composition on the spots.
Cropping. The difference in the ratio of the sides. Highlighting the main one. Accents - light, color, focus.
8. Macro and micro scale. Mounting table. Macroobjects.
Macrolenses. Macro ring. Macro device.
9. Still life. Construction, embedding. Using Shadows
as compositional elements. Color and texture combination.
Still lifes are deceptions.
10. Panorama. Panoramic attachments, heads. Calculation of nodal
points. Select location. Circular panoramas. Glue the panorama. Correction of perspective distortions.
11. Effective lighting. Projector and projections. Slide. Masks and
color filters. Mixed lighting.
12. Legal issues and copyright issues. Model release.
Property release. Features of information preservation.