PHOTOGRAPHY: The course cover areas from studio lighting for beginners to digital capture with camera movements for professionals combined with Multimedia.
The Basic Photography Course is an ideal course to learn more about your camera, composition and how to start creating your own portfolio.
Our courses are presented in a relaxed atmosphere where student involvement is encouraged, feedback is important, and the instructors are always available to answer questions. All our courses include supervised photography on location.
Great photographers master their equipment and have a unique view of the world through their lens. Learn not only how to use the advanced technical features of your camera, but when to use them and what settings will achieve the desired effects. Find the perfect balance between light, composition, exposure, shutter speed, aperture and Raw vs JPG to create stunning digital images.
Green Screen Technology: Marbella Design Academy has its very own green screen for video effects. Through the magic of motion video and green screen technology our students are now able to create amazing motion graphics. Interior students can be scaled and transported into their own rendered scenes for video presentations. Fashion students can take their fashion shoots to exotic places and superimpose any digital or virtual background behind the models in their videos. Graphics students can create Hollywood style visual effects for their projects. Marbella Design Academy’s new green screen uses a technology known as ‘Chroma Keying’. This is the process of isolating a single colour in an electronic image and using software to make that value transparent, allowing another image or background to show through instead. If the colour of the subject matches the green background too closely, those areas will also be removed, making a hole through which the background will show. For this reason bright green is used in the film industry as it is not a colour traditionally worn by TV or Movie personalities.
PHOTOSHOP: The Photoshop CS5 Summer Training Course at the Marbella Design Academy will illustrate how to use Adobe Photoshop to perform a multitude of different image-processing techniques. In this course, the use of several tools for selecting parts of images will be analysed, as well as moving, duplicating and resizing images. Layers, layer effects, filters, painting and blending, and colour modification will also be studied. The creation of a medium-complexity image and manipulation (photo-montage) will be explored as well as touch-up of photos and the use of Adobe Camera Raw.
The students are welcome to bring a project of their own to be solved during the course.
SLR Camera: We can recommend Canon Digital Camera 750D or similar.
Memory Card compatible with your digital camera.
Battery compatible with your digital camera + battery charger (and adapter to European power source).
PC Laptop (portable computer): We recommend you to buy a Lap Top with sufficient RAM memory and a powerful graphic card. We also recommend a 13 to 17” screen.
Computer Programmes: Please make sure you get the programmes in the same format as your laptop (for example a Mac formatted program will not work on a PC).
- Adobe Photoshop – CS6 version or higher
You can download a trial version which is valid for 30 days or you can as a student at the Academy buy a student version of the programme.