Travel Photography

Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Travel Photography

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Art, Photography

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    A DSLR camera and a lens with a focal length of 55mm or wider is required for this course. A digital 35mm viewfinder camera (20+ megapixels minimum) is also acceptable.

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course will introduce students to the world of photography with a particular focus on the reportage and travel photography aspects of this medium, offering a chance to explore the world through a camera viewfinder. Key features include: learning to express a sense of place, capturing the mood/feeling, shooting a variety of subjects ranging from daily life, landscapes and urban settings to cultural portraits, festivals and rituals. The course will be divided between field practice outdoors and in learning the introductory digital techniques: black and white, and colour digital printing and finishing. The lab practice will instruct students in elaborating, backing-up, archiving and in the correct printing of their own pictures.The course concentrates on the reportage area of photography using digital equipment. Students learn about the history, compositional issues and techniques of photojournalism, architectural and reportage photography by studying the work of influential photographers in this specific area and by conceiving, shooting, printing and laying out a series of travel photography projects. This course is recommended for those majoring in Communications, Journalism, and Tourism .

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