A picture is worth a thousand words.
This phrase emerged in the USA in the early part of the 20th century. Its introduction is widely attributed to Frederick R. Barnard, who published a piece commending the effectiveness of graphics in advertising with the title „One look is worth a thousand words“, in Printer’s Ink, December 1921. Barnard claimed the phrase’s source to be oriental by adding „so said a famous Japanese philosopher, and he was right“. – The Phrase Finder
If a picture says more than a thousand words, then the picture should have a maximum expressiveness, right?!
In times when photos are becoming more and more important (see Instagram), being able to take good photos is increasingly part of a good style, and thus part of your personal competence profile.
But why are some photos better than others? How do professional photographers get great photos?
Well, first of all, professional photographers don’t just take a picture! You don’t just point the camera at the subject and quickly touch the shutter release button.
Professionals have learned to see what is different from mere vision. They use their brains just like their eyes. They have studied what other photographers and visual artists have done over time.
Have you ever thought about how you take your pictures? Probably not, because most of us do this in automatic mode – both in the camera or in the smartphone as well as our own, spontaneous automatic vision.
If you not only want to take photos but also consciously make photos, use our online course „One-hour photo“, which we have now released as a DIGITAL MAGAZIN TO GO for mobile training.
We have asked photography professor, curator, and artist Andreas Valentin (Ph.D.), who teaches in Rio de Janeiro, to prepare his know-how so that amateurs can learn the basics of photography in a (first) lesson. A real leap in competence building should be possible.
Andreas is a Brazilian with German roots and in 2018 presented an impressive, large photo exhibition on his family history in emigration at the Haus am Kleistpark in Berlin:
The online course „ONE-HOUR PHOTO“
The intro video
We have now made the intro video publicly available. Please watch the video on YouTube – thanx GDPR!
The content of this DIGITAL MAGAZINE
ONE-HOUR PHOTO: TAKING OR MAKING PHOTOGRAPHS?
- SHORT INTRODUCTION
- HOW TO PROFESSIONALIZE YOUR SKILLS
- A BRIEF HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
- HOW A PHOTOGRAPH IS TAKEN
- TECHNICAL STUFF
- SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
- GOOD EXAMPLES
- CHECKLIST TO-GO
You can buy the DIGITAL MAGAZINE now. Besides all the valuable information and experience you will receive a qualitative feedback from Andreas when you have sent him your result of the task.
Published by FROLLEINFLOW House.
What others say
I participated in Andreas‘ one-hour photography course for beginners. You really learn the very basics of photography within this one hour, from golden rules („don’t take photos, make photos“) over the Golden Cut to technical things as focus settings, etc. But the money worth is the homework assignment: you have to provide 5 photos by you together with a description of their history of origins. Andreas takes the time to comment your photos and gives you professional hints. Great! -Peter Addor
His course „one-hour photography“ (flowcampus) is good for beginner to know about the basic of photography. If you want to start with a new hobby or to give them a professional look, this course helps you by your first and basic steps in the professional direction. This course is for anyone looking to gain a foundation of skills to elevate their photography. It is not about technical settings or equipment, it’s purely a study of the most valuable photographic basics. It gives you something to think about before taking pictures, which distinguishes remarkable photos from just any photos. Great were the many practical communicated clearly examples and historical backgrounds. Especially great was the detailed and personal feedback. Thank you! -Jana Hochberg
Here you can buy the online course as DIGITAL MAGAZIN TO GO
You can start reading immediately!
99 pages with texts, photos, videos + feedback by Andreas Valentin, Ph.D.
Now for 97 47 Euro (VAT excluded).
If you have a FLOWCAMPUS voucher, you can redeem it here.