COURSE CONTENT AND DESCRIPTION
Your well known and experienced private teacher has studied extensively in New York
and Argentina, and has been teaching photography for many years. Courses start from
1 week to 4 weeks and consist of 6 hours per week (three two hour lessons) - they
will be individually tailored to your level of expertise.
You'll have some lessons on location throughout Buenos Aires (in Museums, at private
exhibitions, the botanical gardens, etc.) so this is a great opportunity to explore
this incredible city whilst learning to take better photos. You'll also be given
assignments and will need to investigate the city by yourself to photograph landscapes,
characters or objects according to the guidelines given.
Students of any age can participate - all you need to display is an enthusiasm for
photography and the desire to learn. Your teacher is fluent in English as well as
Spanish, so lessons can be held in whichever language you would prefer.
Lessons don't have set start and finish dates so are very flexible.
You can also take a 2-week or 4-week beginner course back to back if you would like,
as the concepts learnt will become more complex. Private lessons are great if you
are a complete beginner and want to spend time learning at your own pace. This is
also a great option if you want to combine Photography lessons with another programme,
such as Teaching or Spanish lessons. If you do want to combine lessons, please contact
us for details.
BEGINNER LEVEL COURSE
This course aims to teach the principal technical aspects of photography and at
the same time to introduce the narrative concept of a group of images. The objective
is to show photography mainly as a tool of expressing yourself, allowing the photographer
to conceive and tell stories through images. The student will be encouraged to experiment,
investigate and follow his/her instinct in order to create his/her own images and
identify the relation between images and concepts.
With regard to the technique, the objective is to learn and dominate the student’s
own camera (analogical or digital), understanding its virtues and defects to obtain
the wanted results. The course covers the basic operation of the reflex or compact
cameras (35 mm) and includes:
- Diaphragm. Field depth. Distinguished focuses. Shutter speed (movement registers.
- Light measure, exposition. Diaphragm-Speed relation
- Lenses. Different uses and applications. Field depth. Lighting.
- Different kind of films, sensitivity. Grain-sensitivity relation
Theory lessons are orientated to analyze and edit the work done in the atelier.
of international and local artists’ work is shown to provide practical background
of what is said and a historical revision of photography. Students are free to work
in any camera format (reflex or compact; analogical or digital).
ADVANCED LEVEL COURSE
Developing a personal vision as a photographer is both challenging and rewarding.
By reviewing other photographers work, completing class assignments, and participating
in critiques, the student will be encouraged to expand his/her understanding of
photography. Discussions and critiques will focus on finding the best means for
communicating a set of ideas photographically developing his/her powers of observation
and photographic techniques.
The contact sheet or small print will form a structure for seeing by mapping the
evolution of perception through the course. Although the primary concern will be
thematic and aesthetic, the course will cover technical weaknesses such as film
choice, exposure, flash versus available light, camera placement, camera/subject
motion, use of space, frame edges, selective focus, etc.
Slide shows and/or book reviews will provide an overview of the history of photography
as well as references for further exploration.
- Students are free to work in any camera format
- Discussions will also focus on editing, sequencing, and presentation.
- You need to see your photographs not as a collection of many pictures, but as a
body of work.
- Prerequisite: Principles of Black-and-White and Color Photography, or portfolio
review (15 pictures on a cd)
If you want to pack in a lot of learning instead of having a relaxed placement,
you can combine your photography course with another placement such as Spanish or
teaching. Your schedule for the courses given above will allow time for studying
and also time for sightseeing and absorbing the experience of being in the Argentina
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