This basic photography workshop is designed for beginners (adults and teenagers – 15 years and up) who want to learn the basic aspects of photography, both film or digital.
After a description of how the camera works in different modes (Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual, etc.) we will focus on the basic aspects of photography such as composition, correct exposure (aperture, exposure times and ISO), depth of field, lens choice and focal length, direction of light, landscape and portrait photography, among others. During the workshop you will work on different assignments and will have your work critiqued. At the end of the classes you will be able to use the camera manually and will have a solid knowledge of the fundamentals of photography.
This is an essential class for acquiring further knowledge and developing skills.
Equipment needed: DSLR Camera or any other Digital Camera that can be used in Manual Mode, manual of the camera.
Dates Fall/Winter 2019
About the Instructor
Barbara Balzaretti was born and raised in Milan, Italy. After her university degree she moved to New York for a master in photojournalism and worked there as a freelance photographer and photo editor for some of the top New York City photo agencies including Tom Keller & Associates and Corbis. She has also worked in advertising and film as producer in the US and Europe. She now lives in Finland and is the founder and director of the International Photo Center. She now lives in Milan where she opened the second branch of the International Photo Center