The NewSchool.Athens Photography Bootcamp explores 7 essential areas:
1. The Camera
use of aperture, focal length, available light and shutter speed
how you as photographer can go beyond the limits of the camera as machine
get a strong grounding in light theory
be able to manipulate messages and images using light, screens, flash, and diffusers in the studio
3. Digital Darkroom
become adept at colour correction, RAW file optimization, b/w printing, use of layers, and retouching
know how to set up a digital darkroom, calibrate equipment, and handle colour management, image archiving, metadata and printing
Our software is the latest version industry-standard Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.
how to convey messages and mood using shape, light and colour
how to find inspiration from your surroundings – events, visual details, music
5. Idea Development
develop a visual voice and personal style
In this course section you get to explore ideas for your digital photography and imaging in hands-on workshops. The lecturers are professional photographers from the fields of art, advertising, media, fashion and portrait photography. You will be encouraged to take inspiration from these diverse fields to get ideas for your own projects.
Each lecturer will visit the course twice. He or she will give assignments at the first lesson, with finished work to be shown at the second.
6. Portfolio Development
build a quality portfolio demonstrating your personal style and strengths as a photographer
how to develop and diversify your photography portfolio
Work outside of the classroom is essential to this section. If you intend to put together a representative and comprehensive portfolio, it is important to use your skills regularly. The instructor will help you to choose a composition that best defines you as a photographer, and your entire portfolio will be shown at the end of the course.
7. Photography as a Profession
become familiar with the laws and rules every practicing photographer must know
be able to deal with clients professionally, and know your rights and responsibilities
get to grips with the signing of contracts and issues around setting rates