Photography, Writing & Publishing

Apicius - International School Of Hospitality ( A.I.S.H. )
A Firenze (Florence)

4.500 
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  • Corso
  • Firenze (florence)
  • 225 ore di lezione
Descrizione

Obiettivo del corso: During the first summer session (June) students will complete basic skills in writing and photography that will lay the groundwork for the final book project. Students will spend the interim week between summer sessions on-site in the Maremma in southern Tuscany working with their instructors. Afterwards students will finalize their project and follow two more writing and photography courses.
Rivolto a: Anyone interested in the contents of the course: photographing, writing and brainstorming with other participants as they develop the guide/book.

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Dove e quando

Inizio Luogo
Consultare
Firenze (Florence)
Via Guelfa, 85 - Via Guelfa 114, 50129, Firenze, Italia

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· Requisiti

Digital camera: 5,0 megapix. minim. with optical zoom lens at least 3X. Or a 35mm reflex camera with zoom lens or a wide angle + 50 + a telephoto lens

Programma

PHOTOGRAPHY, WRITING & PUBLISHING
SPECIAL SUMMER 2009
9 WEEK PROGRAM
“ The Travel Guide/Book Experience”

Apicius International School of Hospitality is offering a unique program that combines writing, photography and publishing over a nine week period during which time students will create a travel book (or guide) to the Maremma region of Tuscany. This intense project is open to students of all disciplines and requires many hours of dedication outside of regular classroom time.

During the first summer session (June) students will complete basic skills in writing and photography that will lay the groundwork for the final book project. Students will spend the interim week between summer sessions on-site in the Maremma in southern Tuscany working with their instructors. During this intensive week, students will apply what they have learned, photographing, writing and brainstorming with other participants as they develop the guide/book. Afterwards students will finalize their project and follow two more writing and photography courses. All students will receive a copy of the guide/book upon publication.

Summer Session I (June)
Monday, June 1 - Thursday, June 25
Student arrival: Thursday, May 28 - departure: Saturday, June 27
On site orientations will take place on the first weekend (May 28/29/30)

During the first session, students will take the following courses:
Introduction to Digital Photography
Landscape and Architectural Photography (for non-begininner photography students)
Creative Writing
(all courses are 45 contact hours and 3 credits)

Intersession (June 28 - July 4)
Students will work on-site with their instructors in the Maremma, Accommodation will be provided in local Bed & Breakfast or Agriturismo.
A minibus will take the students around the area, where, led by Apicius instructors, they will visit the historical towns: Massa Marittima, Pitigliano, Sorano, Bolgheri, Capalbio etc. Areas of natural/environmental interest like: the “Parco Regionale dell'Uccellina”, the Burano Lake bird sanctuary of the WWF, the National Seashore of Tombolo della Feniglia, the Gulf of Baratti. Archeological Etruscan sites like: the Sovana Necropolis, Populonia, the “Tagliata Etrusca in Ansedonia. Contemporary cultural sites like the: “Tarots Garden” near Capalbio, designed by Niki de Saint Phalle. Students will also visit farms and local wineries, traditional trattorie/Osterie (rustic restaurants) & restaurants, and also some of the most interesting hospitality structures: hotels, resorts, agriturismo (country mansions & farms transformed into B&B).
(Intersession week - 45 contact hours - 3 credits)

Summer Session II (July)
Monday, July 6 - Friday, July 31
During the second session, students will take the following courses:
Travel Writing and Publishing
Travel Photography
(all courses are 45 contact hours and 3 credits)


Five Week Option:
Students who have already completed digital photo and a writing course may enrol for the intersession and Summer II portion of the program (5 weeks / 9 credits)

Nine Week Option:
It would also be possible for students to concentrate in one of the areas offered (Writing or Photography) for a 9 week, 9 credit program.
Students interested in a writing concentration, may take Creative Writing in Summer 1, participating in the Maremma trip during the Intersession and taking Travel Writing & Publishing in Summer 2.
The same can be done for students that are interested in the photographic aspects of the project: they can choose Intro to Digital Photography or Landscape & Architecture Photography in Summer 1, going in the Maremma Intersession trip with a focus on photographic topics, and take Travel Photography in Summer 2.

Program Cost (9 week - 15 credits): 4.500 € *
Program Cost (5 week - 9 credits): 3.000 €*
Program Cost (9 week - 9 credits): 3.000 €*

*program costs include:
Tuition credits of Accommodation and transport for Intersession week (only).
Please note: meals are not included.


Travel Book Project course descriptions IN DETAIL:

a) Summer Session I (June)
a1) Introduction to Digital Photography - CP VD DP 304 (Monday through Thursday 12.00 pm - 02:30 pm)
Credit hours: 3 - Contact hours: 45
This course will introduce students to the digital photography world with particular focus on updated techniques and how they can be incorporated into classic fine art photography. The course will explore the use of state-of-the-art computer software and techniques. The instructor will guide the student in learning to master photo computer software and how to control the scanning of a picture, transparency and negative to make a good quality digital print. Elements of photo composition and graphic design, photo history, and relationships with other art mediums will also be addressed during the course. FUA's Digital Laboratory is equipped with the most updated computers, software and peripherals. Prerequisites: There are no mandatory prerequisites. Basic photography experience will be helpful. A digital camera of at least 5.0 mega pixels with an optical zoom lens 3X or more is required.

a2) Landscape and Architectural Photography - CP VD LP 400 (Monday through Thursday 03.00 pm - 05:30 pm)
Credit hours: 3 - Contact hours: 45
The city of Florence, with its backdrop of Medieval and Renaissance buildings, coupled with the varied beauty of the Tuscan countryside, will offer students a stimulating range of opportunities for landscape and architectural photography. The course will be divided between outdoor field practice, and the exploration of digital techniques, printing and finishing. The lab practice will give the student the capability of elaborating and printing her/his own pictures correctly. Digital equipment will be used throughout the course. Students learn about the history, compositional issues and techniques of landscape and architectural photography by studying the work of influential photographers (e.g. Weston, Adams, Giacomelli, Strand, etc.) and by conceiving, shooting, printing and laying out a series of landscape/naturalistic/ architectural projects. This course is recommended for communications, architecture and environmental studies majors. Prerequisites: A basic knowledge of photography is sufficient. A digital camera of 5.0 mega pixels minimum with an optical zoom lens of at least 3X is required.

a3) Creative Writing - CP CP CW 325 (Monday through Thursday 06.00 pm - 08:30 pm)
Credit hours: 3 - Contact hours: 45
This is an introduction to fiction writing. It covers the technical elements of fiction writing through in-class writing exercises that develop dialogue, voice, plot, image, character development, point of view, scene, structure and other prose skills. The in-class work will be augmented with homework assignments which students will use in writing larger pieces of fiction. Students will learn to critique work from a writer's perspective. Prerequisites: None

b) Summer Session II (July)
b1) Travel Writing and Publishing - CP CP TW 330 (Monday through Thursday 03.00 pm - 05:30 pm)
Credit hours: 3 - Contact hours: 45
The basis of this course is the development of creative writing skills by focusing on the genre of travel writing. Students will read and discuss extracts from the great classics of travel writing as well as current travel journalism published in newspapers magazines and on-line. Assignments will focus on helping the student find an individual voice, on developing ideas and honing them through revision and drafting, on writing for different audiences, and on the inclusion of photographs in their written work. For those students who wish to combine their own photographic work with their travel writing, the course schedule does not conflict with Digital Photography classes. Emphasis will also be placed on the students' ability to evaluate and critique their own work and that of others. At the end of the semester students will see their work published in an in-house publication Prerequisites: must have taken at least one writing class

b2) Travel Photography - CP VD TP 329 (Monday through Thursday 12.00 pm - 02:30 pm)
Credit hours: 3 - Contact hours: 45
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 . Prerequisites: A digital camera: 5,0 megapixels minimum with an optical zoom lens at least 3X. Or a 35mm reflex camera with a zoom lens, or a wide angle + 50 + a telephoto lens.