Maurizio Cecchini Photographer | www.mauriziocecchini.com | Fine Art Photographer, Wedding Portrait

 Email : photo@mauriziocecchini.com | Mobile : +44 7578614614

London - United Kingdom

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COURSES

LEVEL 1 PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

 

This Workshop is your first and most important step into the magic world of Photography.

 

Our main focus is “The Camera“, you will learn all its most important functions and how to use it in Fully Advanced Exposure Mode, (F/Stops, Shutter/Speeds, ISO).


With hands-on experience (70% practice/30% theory) and projects throughout the 2 days or 4 evenings, you will feel in control of your camera and gain a thorough understanding of “The Triangle of Exposure“.

  • Introduction to Digital Capture

  • Getting to know your Camera (How light is captured & transformed into images)

  • Camera Resolution (Megapixels) and Print Size

  • File Formats (Tiff, Jpg, Raw)

  • Lenses (Focal Lengths, Macro, Prime & Zoom Lenses)

  • Manual and Autofocus (Focusing Points, Autofocus Lock, Single or Continuous Focus)

  • Manual Exposure (ISO, Shutter Speeds, F/Stops and The Light Meter)

  • Metering Modes (Evaluative, Matrix, Spot Metering)

  • Depth of Field (Shallow, Deep, Hyper Focal Distance)

  • Motion (Freezing, Blurring & Panning)

  • Picture Styles / Picture Control (Colour, Black and White, Sepia etc…)

Max participants:          8

Fee:                            £ 295.00 

COURSES

LEVEL 2 PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

 

In this Photography Workshop we go deeper into mastering the principles of photography.

 

You will learn to Craft / Make your Images, rather than just take them, by using Creative Exposures, Composition techniques and the very powerful Elements of Design.

 

You will learn to see rather than just look.

  • Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority and Program Modes

  • Scene Modes

  • White Balance (Pre-set and Custom)

  • The Temperature of Light (Natural & Artificial Colour Cast)

  • Composition (Framing)

  • Elements of Design (Seeing vs Looking)

  • Lenses and Perspective (the right choice of focal length)

  • People & Places

  • Theme Photography

  • Introduction to Flash Photography

Max participants:          8

Fee:                            £ 295.00 

 

COURSES

STUDIO LIGHTING WORKSHOP

“In Photography there are no secrets, there are only principles that we don’t know or haven’t mastered yet.”

 

As photographers, from the moment we embarked on this great adventure, whether consciously or not, we all became light explorers and started our journey into the light.

Although the camera we use and how we use it is of paramount importance, our ultimate tool in photography is light and our ultimate goal as photographers is to master its science & magic.

  • The Studio

  • Lighting equipment & Light modifiers

  • Cameras and light meters

  • Backgrounds and props

  • The principles, language and behaviour of light

  • The portrait, photography vs. painting

  • Basic Rules of Portraiture

  • Rembrandt lighting

  • One light portrait

  • Low Key

  • High Key

  • Fill light

  • Open loop vs. Closed loop

  • Short lighting vs. Broad lighting

  • Three + lights portrait

  • Creating Rapport with your Subject-Model

  • Directing and posing your Subject-Model

  • Lighting styles and studio set-ups

Composition, an interesting subject, a great pose and an appropriate background, all contribute immensely to making good pictures, but light will ultimately shout louder than anything else.
The way our subjects are lit will make or break any photograph we try to capture on any type of media we use.


This course is designed as a step-by-step training program for you to master not only the language of light and its behaviour, but to learn to see it, move it, bend it and most importantly control it, no matter where, when or what you are creating images of.


Totally geared towards Studio Lighting, you will discover how to easily model your Subjects with light and consistently make professional looking pictures for commercial or personal use.

Max participants:          8

Fee:                            £ 745.00 

 

COURSES

STILL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY

The field of Food & Product Photography opens up a great number of possibilities for photographers aiming to extend their expertise and career opportunities.

 

Commercial and Stock Photography is a demanding and ever changing market and keeping up with new trends is essential.

  • Introduction to Food/Product Photography

  • The principles of shooting food/products

  • Lighting, using flash, hot lights, strobes and natural light

  • Other equipment, umbrellas, soft boxes, backgrounds, props, etc

  • Hero shots and how to dress/organise food/products visually with in a group shot

  • Low Key

  • Access and analyse trends & other Food/Product Photography

  • Work on visually forming an idea before shooting and subsequently how to achieve it

  • Post-Production work, retouching and image manipulation

  • Design an advert or a magazine spread using the Food/Product images shot during the week.

This workshop will look at the principles of Food & Product Photography, identifying some of the challenges and how to resolve them. It offers an in-depth research and practice on how different foods, textures and products respond to different types of light.

Each student will, in turns, act as photographers, assistants, prop designers & stylists – improving skills into every aspect that makes a great final image.

Max participants:          8

Fee:                            £ 745.00 

 

COURSES

PHOTOSHOP FOR PHOTOGRAPHER

Adobe Photoshop is our digital darkroom. In the same way, professional photographers needed to know how to enhance their prints in a darkroom when using film cameras, Photoshop, in the digital era, using some very basic adjustments that don’t alter the meaning of our photographs help us improve our images immensely.

This workshop not only takes you through the basic principles of this powerful software it will also empower you with professional image editing techniques that will make your pictures stand out.

  • Principles of Photoshop (basic set-up/preferences a run through the tool functions)

  • RAW Capture & File Formats

  • Resolution and Resizing

  • Histogram- Creating a look

  • Straightening, Rotating, Cropping

  • Introduction to non-destructive picture editing

  • Layers, Selections and basic compositing

  • Adjustment layers (curves, hue/saturation, selective colour)

  • Basic Retouching (clone & healing tools)

  • Masks

  • Finalising the image

  • Save for web

  • Save for Print

To install a trial version of Photoshop, please visit the Adobe website clicking on this link.

We do recommend to buy the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan, that includes Lightroom Cloud, Lightroom Classic and Photoshop, learn more visiting this link

Max participants:          8

Fee:                            £ 295.00 

 

COURSES

LIGHTROOM ESSENTIAL TRAINING

Lightroom was designed to assist Adobe Photoshop users in managing large quantities of digital images and doing post production work. It helps in viewing, editing and processing photos, in the same way photographers used to do in the non-digital world.

  • The efficient workspace

  • The modular structure of Lightroom

  • File formats

  • File management (Import, Keywords, Rating, Meta Data, Collections)

  • Tethered shooting

  • RAW processing & Multiple Raw Conversions

  • Retouching functions

  • Output and Export

Lightroom was designed to assist Adobe Photoshop users in managing large quantities of digital images and doing post production work. It helps in viewing, editing and processing photos, in the same way photographers used to do in the non-digital world.


In this workshop, you will learn to carry out sophisticated image editing techniques to maximise your image quality and efficiency to a professional level.
We do recommend to buy the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan, that includes Lightroom Cloud, Lightroom Classic and Photoshop, learn more visiting this link.

Max participants:          8

Fee:                            £ 295.00 

 

COURSES

CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY

This is a very dynamic and fun workshop where students are encouraged to use the camera in a creative and spontaneous way producing curiously unexpected images.

  • Night Photography and Long Exposures

  • Light Graffiti and Painting with Light

  • Unusual ways of seeing, exploring your subject

  • Panorama and Vertorama Techniques

  • Creative use of Flash (built-in and external flashes)

  • Making Movies with still images and Time-Lapse Photography

  • Photo-Mosaic and Collage techniques

  • Creative uses of Photoshop

  • Spontaneous Photography Thinking

London lights at night offer a very colourful and exciting scenery for images that will capture the capital’s vibrant character and the creative techniques learned will open possibilities that can be applied to any field in photography.

Max participants:          8

Fee:                            £ 295.00