Essentials of Photography
Semester I: 1h30/week
This course is dedicated to the acquisition of techniques essential to the practice of professional photography. Combining theory and practical exercises, it allows students:
– to learn and practice the Stop-System, the global learning method of light control in photography, a method developed by Spéos,
– to understand and know how to define its settings when taking pictures,
– to understand the techniques inherent in shooting and to anticipate post-production,
– to understand the operation of different types of cameras, including the large-format camera.
The elements covered will allow students to make relevant technical choices according to the desired result. Whatever the situation, in studio or on location, indoors or outdoors, this course will enable them to deal with the possible constraints encountered when taking pictures.
Semester I: 6 hours/week
This course is dedicated to the acquisition of the techniques essential to studio shoots, as well as to the treatment of digital images. Students are initiated to:
– the Stop-System,
– different types of lighting,
– the general principles of balanced light sources,
– as well as different types of cameras, from 35mm to the large format.
The purpose of this first part is to broaden and consolidate the field of knowledge in order to develop and develop a creative approach. An introduction to the “Style and Composition” class will initiate the students to the notions of style and composition in professional photography.
Conception of Men’s & Women’s Fashion / Beauty & Still Life
Semester I: 3 hours/week
This course aims to understand the history of fashion, its codes of visual communication, the modus operandi of the industry, as well as the main professions involved in the creation of fashion images – whether they are used for advertising, editorial, web or social networks.
Using concrete examples, students follow the creation of a campaign from the marketing brief and the brand platform to the final delivery, through the following steps:
– the creative development by the artistic director and their creative brief,
– the choice of photographer,
– the constitution of the production team and the creative team on the set, including hairdresser, makeup artist, stylist and set design,
– their response to the creative brief with the negociations to consider,
– the pre-production meeting (PPM),
– the management of the set and the different people involved,
– client management,
– the choice of photos, compositions, retouching, color profiles, print proofing, cropping, insertion of other elements such as packshots and typography, as well as other parameters according to the requested use.
Students will then discuss the differences between the domains of beauty, luxury and fashion, before finishing with an approach to still life.
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