Digital Photography

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Photography is the art of visual storytelling. It combines creativity with science and practice into one of the most contemporary and omnipresent forms of expression.

The course is designed for both amateurs in everyday life and professionals in various careers – artists, designers, architects, hobbyists – anyone aiming to advance their knowledge and skills within the field of photography.

During this basic/intermediate intensive course, students will be introduced to the use of equipment, techniques and science behind it, which can range from the basics of optics and light (aperture, shutter speed, exposure), working procedures and photographic methods to a more in-depth journey through the language (composition techniques). You will sharpen your visual eye, hone your photography skills, become aware of visual languages and at the same time explore creative approaches to photography, finally gaining the skills of creative image-making.

Students will also learn about the role of digital photography in the visual effects industry. Some of the topics covered will include color correction, color grading, accurately photographing textures, spherical panoramic photography, high-dynamic range imaging (HDRi), working with camera files from RED and ALEXA cameras. Throughout the course, we will cover basic image processing and output techniques in Photoshop.

The Belgrade environment and all its visual wonders will provide the ideal setting to experiment in and emphasize the students’ personal creative vision. The students will be taken for field trips to put into practice the concepts learned throughout the lessons. Students will also be taken to a professional studio. Learning is a fusion of theoretical lessons, field trips and practical workshops.

The course lecturer is our famous photographer Dragan Kujundzic, who in his long-standing career has worked for some of the most famous and popular magazines including Newsweek, Time, New York Times, Herald Tribune, USA Today and more.

Having your own digital SLR (dSLR) camera is desirable, nevertheless 5 cameras are available on loan from the school on a first-come, first-served basis.

WEEK 1
• Introduction, presentation, surveys
• Light, the history of photography
• Camera: Leica format, medium and large formats
• Composition
• Camera controls, ISO, size and sensor pixelation
• Lenses
• Sharpness, aperture, exposure, white balance

WEEK 2
• Digital Darkroom – Photoshop, HDR
• Theory and examples
• Printing preparation
• Genres of photography: portrait, travel, documentary/reportage, fashion/editorial, street, sport, night, etc.
• Field trip, photoshoot

WEEK 3
• Analysis and correction of images taken on the field trip
• Q&A
• Studio photography
• Theory
• Studio photography
• Practical work – photoshoot in the studio

WEEK 4
• Practical application in Photoshop and plug-ins
• HDR FX
• Silver FX
• Field trip, photoshoot
• Applying theory from lectures to practical work
• Use of photography in visual effects post-production
• HDR panoramas, photographing and assembling together
• Photographing textures, basic processing
• Generating 3D models from photographs
• Film photography, RAW formats – RED and ALEXA

WEEK 5
• Analysis of the photographs, Q&A
• Course evaluation and suggestions

Upon completion of the course, students will receive the Crater Training Center Certificate.

Dragan Kujundžić

The founder of AFA (Association of Photographic Artists) – a professional association aimed at promoting photography as a means of expression, Dragan shares his time between teaching photography and using it as part of his activist work fighting for the rights of socially marginalized groups. A former Reuters associate with more than 600 published photo galleries, he has spent more than 30 years behind the lens and enjoys sharing his versatile knowledge and experience in various positions ranging from photo-reporter to editor of photography through photo workshops and courses. At Crater Training Center, Dragan teaches Digital Photography course.

COURSE INFORMATION

TUITION
190 EUR for classes in Serbian
285 EUR for classes in English cat. 1*
380 EUR for classes in English cat. 2*
VAT included. Class is 45 minutes
* Country category list

COURSE DURATION
26 classes 

REQUIREMENTS
basic computer skills

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