Foundations of photography


Make your dreams come true in Kiev! Our most popular Basic Photography course is available now in English. Both beginners and amateurs 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 – first photoschool in Ukraine. This is the most popular course of the Kiev Photography School

Do you want to make more Memorable, Amazing, Inspiring Photographs? Thake a course and learn how to take the kind of photograph you’ll want to share in social networks, to print, inframe and pass on to the next generation. In this photography for beginners class, you’ll learn the principles of good beginner and intermediate photography and 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. 

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In a group  - $320 per person for the whole course (25h) 
Individual lesson   -   $80 for 2 hours lesson
Individual lesson for a couple - 140$ (for both) per lesson (2,5 h)
Individual course  - 700$ (10 lessons of the course) 

What do you get:

  • 10 lessons (25 hours)
  • 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. 

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Course Programm 

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;
  • Digital cameras (crop factor concept).

      4. ISO and white balance.
      5. Formats of digital files .

Lesson 2. Shutter speed and aperture.

  1. Focusing.
  2. What’s exposure?
  3. «Motion blur» and «freezing » the objects
  4. Shooting with shutter speed priority.
  5. Aperture and its impact.
  6. Optical blur and background detalization. “Bokeh” concept.
  7. Shooting with aperture priority.
  8. Practical part: Shooting with aperture and shutter speed priority.

Practice at home: working on «motion blur» and «freezing» of the shooting object. Detailzation and optical blurring of the background.

Lesson 3. Exposure notion.

1. Exposure pair.
2. Methods of exposure measuring.
3. Exposure compensation.

Practice: Shooting in the studio (working on exposure measuring with constant source of light within the studio) Shooting white objects on white background and black objects on black background.

Lesson 4. Lenses.

1. Classification.
2. Focal length.
3. Aperture. Depth of field .
4. Shades.

Practice: Shooting in the studio. Working on focusing. Focus range. Choosing focal distance.

Lesson 5. Foundations of composition.

1. «Golden ratio». Rule of thirds.
2. Features of lines. Lines of forces.
3. Diagonal setting of composition.
4. Linear and aerial perspective.
5. Composition in the portrait and in the landscape.

Lesson 6. Shooting landscape. Preparations to an outdoor class.

1. Peculiarities of landscape shooting.
2. Lenses and focal range.
3. Methods of measuring exposure.
4. Using filters.
5. Tripods. Monopods.

Outdoor practice.

Lesson 7. Landscape. Outdoor lesson.

1. Shooting with different focal lengths.
2. Using filters while shooting.
3. Choice of different angles and perspectives and taking into account composition rules.

Lesson 8. Studio lighting. Methods of measuring exposure.

1. Sources of constant and flash lighting
2. Lighting classification
3. Studio lighting (reflectors, umbrellas, soft boxes etc )
4. Color temperature. White balance.
5. Exposure metering. Working with flash meter within the studio.

Practice: Studio shooting with flash lighting. Setting up main light and booster (fill-in) light. Working with reflector.

Lesson 9. Studio shooting. Practical class.

1. Working with studio flash lighting.
2. Shooting model. Three sources of light.

Lesson 10. Photo contest. Q&A. Summary.

See also our programm for an advanced photographer «Photography. Course II»

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Call 050 299-0-729 (Julia), or 099 227-4-226 (Dmitry) to ask questions



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