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STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Studio Photography, Lighting & Photoshop CC

 

Introduction

The Studio Photography, Lighting & Photoshop CC course deals with the principles of photography in studio, five major lighting techniques, lots of practical work and provides guidelines for setting up your own studio.

Students are introduced to Adobe Photoshop CC. Learn to use the industry standard Photoshop and take control of your photography with powerful re-touching tools and many creative components!

Lighting techniques which are dealt with:

  • High Key Lighting
  • Low Key Lighting
  • Split Lighting
  • Paramount Lighting
  • Rembrandt Lighting

The programme is presented over 9, +- 3 hour sessions, including a period allowed for students to carry out their own studio shoots.

Male or female models are used to work with the different lighting techniques.

After successful completion of the course, a student is expected to have a good fundamental understanding of carrying out photographic work in a studio, lighting techniques, using basic studio equipment, and to work with Adobe Photoshop CC.

The course furthermore aims to add high quality images to the student's portfolio.

DURATION
• 9 sessions of +-2/3 hours per session
• One session is your own studio shoot

ASSESSMENT
• To ensure that you master the course material, you will be required to complete various assignments.
• Assignments are marked and returned to students with feedback.
• Assignments are evaluated and a Proficiency Certificate is awarded if a pass mark of 75% is achieved.

After successful completion of the course, a student is expected to be able to:
• demonstrate understanding of lighting ratios;
• independently set-up studio lights to achieve the various lighting techniques dealt with in the course;
• carry out studio photographic work using studio flash lights and diffusion;
• do editing work to images using Adobe Photoshop CC.

COURSE FEE
• The course fee per person is R 5 950 (if all fees are settled before course commencement).
• The 6 optional extra Photoshop session is R 750 per session.

PAYMENT TERMS
• The full course fee can be paid on registration, or
• A R 2 000 deposit can be paid on registration and the balance is payable the day before the course commences.

PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION
• This is an intermediate course and it is required that you already know how to use a Digital SLR camera in the manual mode. The course furthermore assumes that you already know how to carry out basic post production work to images using Lightroom.
• If you are not sure whether your level of photographic proficiency is adequate, please contact us to discuss.
• The course is presented in English and students are required to have a good command of the language to engage in classes.
• Basic computer literacy is required.

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR THE COURSE
• Any brand of Digital SLR camera with an 18-55mm lens as a minimum requirement.
• An additional lens to cover a focal range of 55-200mm will be an advantage.
• Flash meter and grey card • A tripod is necessary to use for assignments and during some of the practical training sessions.
• Photoshop CC is required (you can download a free trial version from adobe.com to use during the course before you decide to purchase).
• A notebook computer to use in class.

BUY EQUIPMENT
Contact us for specialist advice about purchasing the required equipment for the course.

Click on the blue buttons under the "COURSE DATES & ENROLLMENT" section.
OR
You can visit us at the Academy - it's best arrange an appointment to ensure that a consultant is available.

The answer is quite simply: "no". This course is an entry-level training programme. If you are interested to pursue photography as a freelance photographer, you should consider our Certification in Digital Photography course.

"Thank you for a stunning experience! It is probably the best thing I have done for my creative soul in all my adult life."
Hanli Smit

"The one-on-one feedback session was a great aspect of the course."
Louise Halgryn

"Working within a time frame, small groups, teaching us consistency and accurate information makes it a great course!"
Trevino Naidoo

Fast Facts

Studio Photography, Lighting & Photoshop CC
9 sessions of +-2/3 hours each
R 5 950

Facilitator

Johnathan Andrews

Course Dates & Enrollment

Full Time Courses

Full Time Classes are attended on week days. The duration of classes are +-2/3 hours depending on the subject matter.

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Part Time Courses

Part Time Classes are attended on Saturdays and/or evenings. The duration of classes are +-2/3 hours depending on the subject matter.

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Syllabus

Theory: Session 1 

An introduction to studio photography
- Studio lights, working with a flash meter and other equipment 
- Overview of lighting techniques
- Lighting rations
- Diffusion
- Abstract composition
- Custom white balance settings and much more
- Students receive the brief for their own studio shoots


In Studio - Practical

High Key & Low Key Lighting
- A male or female model as well as an object is used.
- The lighting technique is applied to light the model and, using a still life table, an object is lit as required for typical product photography.


In Studio - Practical

Split Lighting
- A male or female model as well as an object is used.
- The lighting technique, photographing lines and artistic, abstract composition are explored and experimented with.


In Studio - Practical

Paramount Lighting
- A male or female model is used during this session.
- Emphasis during the session is to apply the technique correctly by photographing both head shot and half body type of images.


In Studio - Practical

Rembrandt Lighting
- A male or female model is used during this session.
- Emphasis during the session is to apply the technique correctly by photographing head shot images.


Classroom - Adobe Photoshop CC

- Students are introduced to the creative control which Photoshop CC provides.
- Retouching images, working with layers, creating images using multiple photographs and much more.
- Two introductory training sessions are included in the course fee, but six additional sessions can be booked which deals with advanced aspects of using Photoshop.


Own studio shoot

Independent shoot
- Each student has a studio shoot during which they are required to produce their assignment images independently according to a brief.


Conclusion

Present your work
- Each student has the opportunity to present the result of their own studio shoot and various aspects of the photography are discussed.
- Input is provided for post production work to be carried out, improvements and general constructive criticism.

Optional Extra Photoshop Training

 Photoshop CC for Photographers

6 TRAINING SESSIONS

Learn to do image editing including enhancing, retouching, deep-etching and much more with the industry standard Adobe Photoshop CC software.


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