Courses

Professional Photography
The ability to bring an idea into the light

Trains professionals with creative and technical skills necessary for the development of the photographic production process in the differents genre of photography.

Develop creative and technical skills for the practice of photography applied to different contexts: Advertisement, Fashion, Journalism, Portrait, Nude, Events and Post-Production

Sensitizes the usage of photography as a form of artistic expression and visual communication.

Transmits knowledge about all the photographic production process, from scheduling, to execution and printing.
Course Plan
2 Years
720 hours + 480 hour Internship
Classes from October to July

Participant Limit

Mínimo 8

Máximo 16

30 x 230€
+220€ Application fee
By concluding this training, you will have the possibility to participate in our European Mobility Project ERASMUS+.

PEDAGOGICAL PARTNERSHIPS



 

 

After completing 2 years of this course, you are able to apply for a 3rd curricular “Top Up Year” at Prague College, in Prague, Czech Republic; or at ETIC em Lisboa, where you can obtain an Academic Training equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree (Level 6 of the European Qualification Framework).

Recipients

All who wish to enter the professional photography market, being as a freelancer or integrated in agencies or as means for social communication.

Professional Opportunities

  • Photographer
  • Social and event photographer
  • Freelance Reporter
  • Advertisement and fashion photography assistants
  • Authorial photographer

Course Content

HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Introduction to the history of photography and the photographic process
  • The Pioneers. The primitive techniques and it’s evolution 
  • Movement, trends and tendencies
  • Photography in Portugal

THE CAMERA AND ITS MECHANISMS

  • Components of the photographic camera
  • The shutter and the diaphragm. Relation between shutter /diaphragm. Depth of field 
  • Lenses: types and characteristics
  • The value of ISO
  • Analogue and digital, similarities and differences
  • Measuring light. Histogram
  • Notion of color temperature. White balance
  • Notion of composition and framing
  • Photographic practice

LIGHTING

  • Light and its characteristics 
  • Natural and artificial light
  • Continuous light and electronic flash
  • White Balance
  • Photographic practice

PHOTOGRAPHIC POST PRODUCTION I

  • Image in digital editing softwares: pixel, resolution and scale
  • RAW format
  • Image Mode: B&W, Colors, RGB, CMYK
  • Image editing Softwares: Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop
  • Painting the image: Light, shadows, retouche and image correction
  • Workflow; Image cataloging, action creation and integration

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Brief history about portrait photography
  • Lighting techniques for studio and outdoor portrait sessions
  • B&W and color portrait
  • Photographic practice

NUDE PHOTOGRAPHY

  • The human body. Proportions and framing
  • Nude photography - Studio, indoor and outdoor sessions
  • Lighting techniques for studio nude sessions
  • Directing models
  • Photographic practice

ADVERTISEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Commercial photography studio
  • Commercial management: The client. magazines, agencies and direct client 
  • Advertisement agency and the creative team
  •  Lighting techniques for the creation of commercial images
  • Photographic practice

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Agencies, Castings and Repérage
  • Mood board. Editorial, Beauty, Cover
  • Styling, Make Up and Hair
  • Production for a photographic session
  • Photographic practice

PHOTOJOURNALISM

  • The different types of written social communication
  • The different types of photographic report 
  • Journalistic and documentarial photography
  • Event Photography
  • Photographic practice

JOURNALISTIC WRITING TECHNIQUES

  • Functionalities of communication 
  • Speech and the journalistic text
  • Image and word
  • Sources of information and journalistic investigation

VIDEO

  • Cameras and accessories
  • Relation between image/sound
  • Image formats
  • How to film news
  • Notion of video editing

DOCUMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Differences between journalistic and documentarial photography
  • The importance of prior investigation and planning
  • Notion of critical analysis of the photographic image
  • Importance of Documental Photographs as historical documents
  • Photographic practice

PHOTOGRAPHIC POST PRODUCTION II

  • Painting the image: Light, shadows, retouche and image correction
  • Workflow; Image cataloging, action creation and integration
  • Development and management of ongoing projects

PROJECT

  • Analysis of reference projects
  • Research work 
  • Create, develop and present an individual project 

LAYOUT AND PRINTING

  • Relation between text and images
  • Notions of paging and printing quality control

PORTFOLIO, PITCHING AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

  • Communication Strategies and orality
  • Tools and Strategies for business creation
  • Creation and development of an individual portfolio - Digital and Printed Format

MULTIDISCIPLINARY PROJECTS

INTERNSHIP

  • 480h Curricular Internship

Teachers

Teachers

Facilities and Equipment

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  • Classrooms with individual workstations in an Apple environment;
  • Photography Studio equipped with continuous light and electronic flashes;
  • Wacom Digital Tables;
  • DSLR Photographic Machines - (3 full frame and  4 APS-C), 2x Canon 5D MARKll, 1x Canon 5D MARKlll, 1x Canon 80D, 2x Canon 760D,  1x Canon 550D;
  • 16 DSLR lenses and 2 medium format lenses;
  • Mirrorless Medium Format Photographic Camera - Fujifilm GFX 50S;
  • Softwares - Adobe Creative Cloud Pack: Bridge, Lightroom, Photoshop, InDesign, etc.

Facilities and Equipment

AnteriorSeguinte
  • Classrooms with individual workstations in an Apple environment;
  • Photography Studio equipped with continuous light and electronic flashes;
  • Wacom Digital Tables;
  • DSLR Photographic Machines - (3 full frame and  4 APS-C), 2x Canon 5D MARKll, 1x Canon 5D MARKlll, 1x Canon 80D, 2x Canon 760D,  1x Canon 550D;
  • 16 DSLR lenses and 2 medium format lenses;
  • Mirrorless Medium Format Photographic Camera - Fujifilm GFX 50S;
  • Softwares - Adobe Creative Cloud Pack: Bridge, Lightroom, Photoshop, InDesign, etc.

Portfolios

Portfolios

Pricing ​​

Monthly Fees:
30 x 230€
+220€ Application fee
24 x 287,50€
+160€ Application fee
18 x 383,33€
+100€ Application fee
Special Discounts (not combinable):
-10%
save 690€
Application until 31/07
-12,5%
save 862,50€
Full payment until 31/08;
Former Trainees - Instalments;
(+100€ Application fee)
-7,5%
save 517,50€
Full payment
after 01/09
(+ 100€ Application fee)
-15%
save 1035€
Former Trainees - Full payment
(+ 100€ Application fee)

Application Process

The applications take place between the months of June and October, until the beginning of the school year and classes, as long as there are vacancies in the courses. 

These can be done after the verification of the admission conditions, upon the payment of the registration and submitting the following documents: 

  • Curriculum vitae / Biography
  • 1 passport photo (digital or printed)
  • Certificate of habilitations 
  • Documents from the Candidate and the Responsible for the payment (National Identification Card + Taxpayer Identification Number + Proof of Address: water, electricity or telephone bills or driving license) 
  • Completing and Signing the application form and the training contract

Schedule a personal interview at:

  • info@eticalgarve.com
  • 289 823 359 / 960 309 550

Optional - send an email answering the following questions: 

  • Why am I applying for this course? 
  • What are my motivations? 
  • What are my professionals aspirations? 

Attend the interview previously scheduled by the Pedagogical Director:

  • Present your portfolio
  • Await for the results of your application

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