Photography courses in Kyiv

Make your dreams come true in Kiev! Our most popular Basic Photography course is available now in English. Both beginners and amateur photographers are most welcome to photography classes! No “talking heads” online – only personalized communication, vivid discussions and new friends. Doubting your level? We’ll help to find it out. Come over and fill in the test in the Kyiv Photography School – the first photo school in Ukraine. 

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Do you want to make more Memorable, Amazing, Inspiring Photographs? Enroll to a course and learn how to take the pictures you’ll want to share in social networks, to print, inframe and pass on to the next generation. In this course you’ll get the skills necessary to create amazing photos.

You will also gain a solid understanding of must-know lighting and composition techniques. Our teachers will guide you through the process of positioning yourself and your subject so you capture the best photo possible with the camera you have – no additional gear needed. If you want to take more memorable and inspiring photographs of your travels, your friends and family, or the great outdoors, this photography for beginners class is for you. You’ll learn how to transform average pictures into amazing photographs and gain the ground necessary to continue your photography education. 

The group starts on Fabruary 21th and will attend school twice a week on Mondays and Wensdays at 19:00 till 21:30.


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Pricing: 

  • Group classes  - €350 per person for the whole course (25 hours, 10 lessons) 

  • Individual lesson   -  €90 for 2 hours lesson

  • Individual lesson for a couple - €170 (for both) per lesson (2 h)

  • Individual course  - €700 (8 lessons of the course) 

  • you get a lifetime access: anywhere, anytime to our teacher's consuling. 100% satisfaction guarantee

 

 


Call 050 299-0-729 (Julia), or 099 227-4-226 (Dmitry) to ask questions. Read more about our courses and photo school:

 

 

Program of the course 

Lesson 1. Introduction to photography

  1. Photography as art.
  2. History of photography invention. Stages of development and interesting facts.
  3. Cameras and its classification. Classification according to the frame. Modern film cameras.
  4. Digital cameras (crop factor concept).
  5. ISO and white balance.
  6. Formats of digital files .

Lesson 2. Shutter speed and Aperture.

  1. Focus in photography.
  2. What’s exposure?
  3. «Motion blur» and «freezing» the objects
  4. Aperture and Shutter Priority Modes
  5. Optical blur and detalization of background textures.
  6. What is Bokeh and How It Affects Your Images.
    Practical part: Shooting with aperture and shutter speed priority.
    Hometask: «Freeze» moving objects. Blur the background behind your model. Make some images with «motion blur».  

Lesson 3. All about Exposure.

  1. What is exposure?
  2. Exposure Stops.
  3. Standard series of exposure stops.
  4. The Exposure Triangle: aperture, shutter speed and ISO.
  5. F-stop exposure table
  6. Shooting with the «P» mode (Program mode).
  7. Exposure compensation.

Lesson 4. Lenses.

  1. Lesson test on «Shutter speed, Aperture, Exposure»
  2. Types of Lenses and How They Are Used
  3. What Is Focal Length in Photography?
  4. The Camera Lens Aperture
  5. Depth of Field for Beginners

Lesson 5. Basics of composition.

  1. Lesson test on «Lenses» 
  2. Harmony, contrast.
  3. Golden ratio. 
  4. Rule of thirds. How to use and to break it.
  5. Active points and lines.
  6. Equilibrium and symmetry.
  7. Visual dynamic. Properties of lines.
  8. Analysis of the composition of the frame on examples.

Lesson 6. Shooting in natural light.

  1. Peculiarities of shooting in the open air. Nature does not have bad weather.
  2. Lenses and focal length for outdoor session.
  3. Exposure metering methods.
  4. Using light filters. Watch the  video "On the unique property of a polarizing filter in 1 min."
  5. Tripods, monopods.
  6. Viewpoint and Perspective in Photographic Composition.

Lesson 7.  Studio Lighting 

  1. The importance of light in art photography.
  2. What is the best light for taking pictures? Natural light vs artificial light.
  3. The lights in a studio: continuous lighting or strobe.
  4. Soft and hard light.
  5. Light modifiers. Umbrellas, softboxes, reflectors, etc.
  6. Key Light and Fill Light/

Lesson 8. Studio Practical Photography for Absolute Beginners. 

  1. Practiсe with Strobe. Basic Butterfly Lighting Set-up
  2. A Reliable Two Light Setup
  3. Essential Portrait Photography: Techniques and Tips.
  4. Analysis of the acquired skills. Тwenty questions E-Test. The discussion of the results and right answers.
  5. Presentation of certificates of successful completion of the course

Lesson 9. 

  1. Q&A session. Analysis of the newly obtained skills. 
  2. How to choose the best from tons of your photos. 
  3. Practicing studio shooting independantly. Simple lighting schemes. 


Lesson 10. Photo contest. Final Test. Certification

  1. Final test. Discussion of results.
  2. Photo contest in the following categories: portrait, landscape, events (you need to print out the photos) 
  3. Diploma award in each category. 
  4. Certificates and celebrarion. 

 

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Call +38050 2990729 (Julia), or +38099 2274226 (Dmitry) for more details.