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Duration: 7 months, 90 hours (October – April)

Day: Tuesday

Class hours: 18:00 – 21:00

Starting: Tuesday, October 20th

Tuition fee: 940€ + VAT. A minimum deposit of 340€ + VAT is required upon registration and the remaining amount should be paid in 5 monthly installments of 120€ + VAT, from November to March.

Tuition fee with books: 1020€ + VAT. A minimum deposit of 420€ + VAT is required upon registration and the remaining amount should be paid in 5 monthly installments of 120€ + VAT, from November to March.

The fees are paid on the 1st lesson of the month. A 10% discount is offered for full payment in advance, as well as a 10% to students and the unemployed.

*Discounts are not combined

Instructors: Marios Theologis, Ioanna Chatziandreou, Yiannis Rizomarkos, Konstantinos Tsiliakos

In this intensive, practical photography seminar, participants are getting ready to enter the most lucrative fields of applied photography: commercial and advertising photography. Fashion, portrait, marriage, still life and product shots are the main points of teaching, through technical analysis and practice in real-life professional photography.

Starting with the idea and design of the concept and proceeding with the realization of a photographic production with a special emphasis on the handling of lighting – natural or artificial – students have the opportunity to witness the whole process of a real assignment. By completing a series of professional leveled projects, under the continuous guidance of experienced instructors, they can personally create a portrait of high aesthetics and technical excellence and graduate ready to have their own clientele.

The program is completed in 25 courses of a total duration of 90 hours. Classes will be held every Tuesday afternoon at the school in addition to the external shootings that may take place outside of class day.

The lessons taught are the following:

STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY

Taught by: Yiannis Rizomarkos

The most necessary lesson for every professional photographer that can familiarize them with studio photography. Through the teaching of basic principles and lighting techniques with emphasis on practical training, students learn to handle all the professional equipment: studio flash, umbrellas, soft boxes, beauty dish, grids, radio frequencies, fixed light, photometers and reflectors.
A related book is provided.

THE FASHION PORTRAIT

Taught by: Ioanna Chatziandreou

At this course, the fundamental principles of fashion and portrait photography are taught in order that students can create their own images and build their personal style as fashion photographers. Teaching involves project assignment and practice in the studio, aiming at exploring the relationship between fashion and portrait, as well as understanding the importance of lighting. Additionally, self-promotion skills, such as portfolio development and personal branding, are essential for professional success.
A related book is provided.

THE DAYLIGHT STUDIO

Taught by Konstantinos Tsiliakos

Natural light, the so-called daylight, is a precious ally of the photographer. In this lesson, students learn to handle its infinite potential to their advantage, applying it to portrait, fashion, and wedding photography. Having acquired the appropriate exposure, color temperature, direct, reflection and back light, as well as light reflectors and light diffusers, they will use their knowledge in outdoor photography at the daylight studio of the editor, White In Blue. Practice lessons take place in the morning and days out of schedule.

ADVANCED LIGHTING TECHNIQUES

Taught by Konstantinos Tsiliakos

By combining natural and studio lighting, in this lesson, students take the next step in the development of their techniques. By mixing different sources of light, they learn to balance exposure and color so to deepen their knowledge in advanced practices and create their own light, while developing their personal style. Practice lessons take place at the daylight studio of the instructor, White In Blue, in the morning and days out of schedule.

SPEEDLIGHTS

Taught by Yiannis Rizomarkos

A very important, practical lesson focusing on the use of the portable flash and its accessories, as well as on the techniques of combining multiple speedlights. The aim of the course is for students to fully explore the possibilities of flash and extend their skills by understanding the various settings, automatic and manual control, synchronization and remote firing techniques.
A related book is provided.

PRODUCT & STILL LIFE

Taught by Marios Theologis

Here are taught the necessities of advertising photography, namely the correct techniques for food products, beverages, jewelry, bottles and many others. Participants learn the most effective ways to illuminate and operate their equipment for a perfect result, overcoming any difficulty in still life photography. Understanding the entire production process, they will be able to develop their own ideas and gain the knowledge and confidence that a commercial photography needs. The lessons are held in the studio of the editor, Math Studio, as well as in the school.

PHOTOSHOP

Taught by Marios Theologis

The extra tutorial section of Photoshop aims to expand the digital tools used by the new professional photographer to bring their images to a next advanced level. Some of the modules taught include the use of layer and masks, specialized retouch tools, filters and editing techniques. Students should have their laptop with them during these courses.
Notes are provided.

Books are provided for “Studio Photography”, “The Fashion Portrait” and “Speedlights” and notes for Photoshop.

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