Inside the Lens

photography course
for adults
Forum - Palazzo delle Esposizioni
Filippo Trojano, Stefano D'Amadio
The Palazzo delle Esposizioni's Educational Services - Art Workshop has scheduled a new cycle of lectures on photography for enthusiasts, professionals and students following the success of its first edition.  The course, run by professional photographers Stefano D’Amadio and Filippo Trojano, consists of four theme-based lectures ranging from the basics of analogue and digital cameras to the creative potential of Photoshop while also taking a look at the work of some of the leading photographers of the 20th century.  The course will address both theory and practice, with guided hands-on work.

Basic Course
4 and 5 February 2012
Focusing and shutter speeds, depth of field and the use of flash, shutter and diaphragm:  fundamentals for beginners who want to find out all about cameras and to learn to use them correctly.

Intermediate Course
18 and 19 February 2012
Designed for those who already have a basic grasp of technique, this course introduces the rules of composition and takes a more in-depth look at basic techniques.  The seminar will include practical applications, followed by laboratory analysis.

3 and 4 March 2012
This course illustrates the potential of the Adobe Photoshop programme for the digital processing of photographic imagery, explaining the tools available for touching up photographs, balancing colour, cleaning up files and zone work.

The History of Photography
17 and 18 March 2012
A journey through the history of photography, from the pioneers of the 19th century to the photoreportage of Capa and Bresson via the avant-garde movements in photography.  The lecture will be taking its cue from the great photographers' pictures to study and analyze the art of composition.

Saturday 11 am to 4 pm – Sunday 2 pm to 6 pm
Forum del Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Via Milano 13, Rome

130 euro; students 120 euro; season ticket holders 98 euro (includes admission to current exhibition)
400 euro for all four levels (season ticket holders and students 380 euro)

The "Inside the Lens" photography course makes the perfect Christmas gift!  This special offer is reserved for all those who buy into the course between 9 December 2011 and 6 January 2012:
100 euro for a single module
350 euro for the whole course

Stefano D’Amadio began working as a professional photographer on the sets of Italian movies back in 1996.  He has built up a portfolio of cooperation with film directors of the calibre of Marco Bellocchio, Gabriele Salvatores, Emanuele Crialese and Roberta Torre, winning the CliCiak Film Set Photographers Award for the film Respiro [Grazia's Island] in 2003.  He published a book of photographs produced on the set of Buongiorno, notte [Good Morning, Night] in 2004.  He currently works as a photoreporter, as well as a set photographer, with several of Italy's leading magazines.  He teaches at the Eidos training school and communication agency.

Filippo Trojano
has been practicing photography since the age of 12, taking part at only 19 in his first collective exhibition, at the Maisons du Geste et de l'Image in Paris, in the context of the Mois de la Photo '96.  He began to work with fine-art printer Andrea Calabresi in 1998 and started to take an interest in art photography.  He became a professional photographer in 2000, studying under and working with artists of the calibre of Arno Minkkinen, Marco Delogu and Abelardo Morell.  He has been lecturing in the theory, history and technique of photography since 2001.  His love of the cinema led him to meet movie director Abbas Kiarostami and to play an acting role in the film Tickets (Olmi, Kiarostami, Loach, 2005).  That experience also led him to publish his first book of photographs, entitled “Viaggio/Tickets, Carnet de Tournage”.

information and reservations
tel. 06 39967 500, Monday to Friday 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday 9 am to 2 pm
reservations compulsory (while places last – max 15 participants)