Courses program

Our photography courses macro-topics

Here you will find the macro topics of the photography course. The program is organized in a cyclical course that begins every week, thus giving newcomers the opportunity to join a lesson that opens up a new theme and to students who are already attending a course that is more advanced each week.

Week Topic Content

1

The camera

1) light meter, aperture, speed, depth of field, iso, photographic lenses. Short tutorial of the lesson.
2) shots on the theme seen in the previous lesson.

2

Exercise

1) control of the exposure meter regarding the ISO, image above and below exposed, depth of field control, movement control.
2) EXERCISE, free on the topic seen above.

3

Architecture

1) fundamental principles, perspective, choice of objective, relationship between distances, framing, composition, point of recovery.
2) PRACTICE, architectural shots in the city.

4

Reportage

1) find the ideal moment, narration personifying, choice of objective, research and development of a theme to photograph.
2. PHOTOGRAPHIC SHOTS in the streets, on the theme of their choice.

5

People

1) framing, shooting plans and angles, lenses. Short tutorial of the lesson.
2) PRACTICE, free shots in the city on the portrait in the streets. (maybe with a small project)

6

Studio Photography

1) presentation of the lighting equipment, organization of a study, light temperature, incident light and reflected light, hard light and diffused light, manual exposure measurement, short exercise to understand the basic concepts of the use of lighting.
2) PRACTICE, high and low contrast, faint light, direct light and backlight.

7

Still-life

1) in the studio, creation of a photographic set, composition, chromatism, lighting scheme, different lighting for reflective products, practice of what was seen in the lesson.
2) FREE PRACTICE in the studio and the creation of an individual still life.

8

Portrait

1) in the studio, how to draw with light, psychological aspects of the character, use of scenographic elements, high and low contrast on people, direct and reflected light, backlighting, lighting control in a set, practice of what was seen in the lesson.
2) FREE EXERCISE in the studio on portraiture and its social aspects, exercise on lighting and its variations on a character level, creation of a photographic set.
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Precedente
Successivo

Course fees

Week Standard Course (6 hours/week) Semi-Intensive Course (10 hours/week) Intensive Course (20 hours/week)

1

€ 210

€ 320

€ 560

2

€ 390

€ 560

€ 985

3

€ 540

€ 735

€ 1.285

4

€ 630

€ 880

€ 1.590

Useful info

About courses

All courses follow a single program developed by macro-topics and differ according to the hours of in-depth study on the topics and practical exercises.

• Standard Course:
includes 3 theoretical hours per week, and 3 practical hours of photographic shots, both in the studio and outside, the understanding of the basic concepts are important for the development of the photographic experience.
It offers the capability to customize the topic to be addressed and the advantage to work in a professional photo studio

• Semi-Intensive Course:
includes 3 theoretical hours and 7 practical hours per week in a professional studio and also outside, visiting Florence’s greatest spots.
It offers the capability to customize the topic to be addressed and the advantage to work in a professional photo studio

• Intensive Course: 20 hours per week, 5 days per week. It is ideal for those who would like to become professional photographers, it is designed to live a 360° photographic experience.
From advertising photography to artistic photography, how to create a photographic set, still-life exercises, portrait, architecture and many concepts on lighting inside and outside the studio.

Customize your course.
Based on your previous experiences and interests, you can customize the course and the topics to be addressed.

Course calendar

• Standard Course: 6 hours a week, 3 hours on Tuesdays and 3 hours on Thursdays
• Semi-Intensive Course: 10 hours a week, 3 hours on Tuesdays, 4 hours on Wednesdays and 3 hours on Thursdays
• Intensive Course: 20 hours a week, 4 hours from Monday to Friday

The program is organized in a cyclical course that begins every week, thus giving newcomers the opportunity to join a lesson that opens up a new theme and to students who are already attending a course that is more advanced each week.

The calendar is flexible as needed with due notice.

Registration and deposit

Registration is open all year round as the course program is cyclical, so it can be started according to your desire.
Registration requires a deposit of 30%, followed by the remaining quantity at the time of the first lesson.
At the time of registration, you are asked to fill in a specific application form that will be sent to you by email.

Terms of payment

The payment of the deposit for registration and the final balance can be made in the following ways:
Bank transfer
Payment in cash, at the studio

Regulations

The student is considered registered at the time of the payment of the deposit of 30% of the total amount.
The remaining quantity of the total amount of the course, must be completed at the time of the first lesson, according to the payment methods provided.
The subscriber declares to personally and fully assume all responsibility for any injuries, illnesses, thefts, material and personal damage suffered or caused to third parties that may occur, both during classroom lessons and during outdoor exercises, declining the course teacher, and its Legal Representative from any type of responsibility.
In the event of absences, cancellation or abandonment of the course before its conclusion, even if motivated and not dependent on the will of the subscriber, there is no refund or recovery for the lessons not taken.
The End-of-Course Certificate is issued only to those who conclude the educational path with the delivery of the images and documents required by the programs as a final test.
Participation in exhibitions, multimedia and online image galleries, implies that the author is in possession of the authorization to use the images by the subjects possibly depicted; use for which he himself assumes full responsibility. The rights of the works will always remain the property of the author.

Contact us

The Zona-X photography school in Florence offers courses in fine art and commercial photography (still-life, portrait, fashion) in studio and externally, for all levels, personalized courses, professional equipment and staff at your service.
To arrange a conversation with our photography coordinator about your interests, options, and available courses, contact our visual arts team.