The photography course is aimed at those who wish to acquire and develop the professional techniques of photography, understood in terms of a discipline belonging to the visual arts. The lessons include learning the professional use of digital cameras, laboratory experiences including shooting in the studio and outdoors using both artificial and natural light, the development of digital files and brief historical notes on the authors of the history of photography.
The practical and laboratory experiences, together with the weekly assigned exercises, will provide students with the means to understand the importance of composition and of the use of light, learn about indoor and/or outdoor shooting techniques, camera technology, choice of equipment, light exposure and metering, lenses, landscape photography and portrait photography. Through direct experience, the course aims to communicate the potential of photography, and how to use it as means of creative expression.
Course type: Group
Participants: Min 8 / Max 15
Start/end of the course: October 30 – December 18, 2021
Registration dates: October 15, 2021
Frequency: weekly, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Duration: 8 lessons – total 24 hours
Cost: € 380 (to be paid in full upon registration)
Requirements/supporting materials: digital camera – professional cameras and accessories are provided by the Academy
Lecturer: Christian Rizzo
Location: RUFA – Via Benaco 1b (Photography classroom) – Rome
– Basic elements of digital cameras;
– Exposure meter, diaphragm, shutter and ISO sensitivity.
– Focal length of lenses;
– Various types of lenses: wide-angle, normal and telephoto;
– Depth of field.
– The rule of thirds;
– Point of view;
Digital file processing
– Main features (pixel, dpi, tiff, jpeg, RAW);
– Basic RAW file processing (Adobe Camera RAW);
– Image selection using Adobe Bridge.
Portrait in the studio
– Light patterns;
– Light meter;
– Incident light and reflected light;
– Contrast measurement;
– Using Flash.
Christian Rizzo is a professional photographer, director of photography and lecturer.
He graduated in Advertising Graphics and Photography in Salerno and in Graphic Design at RUFA. He then obtained a Master’s degree at the Scuola Romana di Fotografia.
In 2005 he took part in the making of the video Urban Signs, presented at the Casa dell’Architettura in Rome for Public Design: Visuals (Biennial Project); in the same year he took part in the collective exhibition Opere Prime, organised by the RufArtGallery in Rome.
In 2006 he presented the video RH22 at the RufaShort Film Festival, in collaboration with the London Film Academy. In 2007, his first solo exhibition, entitled Canto delle Sirene, was presented at the RufArtGallery in Rome; in the same year, he exhibited his personal project entitled RH15 at Palazzo Genovese in Salerno. At the same time he began to collaborate with the art magazine Terzo Occhio, published by Ulisse Editore. In 2008 he took part in the collective exhibition àtika. In 2008 he participated in the creation of the catalogue Immagini del Gusto.
In 2010 he took part in the creation of the monthly magazine Pane Acqua: appunti di idee progressiste. In 2011 he took part in the creation of a photography workshop at the Civico Zero cooperative (Save the Children); in the same year he collaborated as director of photography on the short film La Digitale Purpurea by Florinda Martucciello under the supervision of Marco Bellocchio and inaugurated his third solo exhibition Ready Made at the Caffè Letterario G. Verdi in Salerno. In 2019 he contributes to the photographic exhibition SINOSSI at Palazzo Velli in Rome. He is a photographer for the communication agency Cappelli Identity Design.
Since 2011 he has been teaching the Digital Image Processing and Photography course at RUFA.
RUFA students: 10%
University students: 5% (upon presentation of the university registration booklet)
Course package: If you have signed up for two or more courses, you are eligible for a 10% reduction on any courses purchased after the first one.
A certificate of attendance is issued upon request at the end of the course, provided that you have attended at least 7 of the 8 lessons.