Galitz School of Photography – Photography Course
This comprehensive course will enable
students to acquire knowledge and skills in the field of photography while
learning how to use the camera's capabilities, and also developing an artistic
point of view. The course includes 12 sessions, 4 of which are outdoor sessions
in different locations. The in-class sessions are held between 19:00 and 21:30
on weekdays. The outdoor “field” sessions take place on Sunday mornings.
All sessions are accompanied by presentations, and after each session the
participants receive handouts of the material covered. The meetings are held in
the Diamond Exchange District in Ramat-Gan, near the Tel-Aviv main train
terminal, which has free parking. Lectures are given by Roie Galitz (www.galitz.co.il), photographer and school manager,
along with some of the best instructors in the field of photography in Israel.
The Galitz School of Photography is undoubtedly one of the best in Israel, and
has been awarded excellent reviews. Among the school's graduates are hundreds
of outstanding photographers, who are now active in the Israeli photography
community and enjoy photographing and sharing their work.
Session 1 – Basic Photography I
In the first session we will review the history of
photography and learn basic photographic concepts and terminology, such as
exposure, shutter, aperture, ISO and depth of field. We will familiarize
ourselves with the camera's structure, the lenses and how to operate a camera.
Session 2 – Basic Photography II
In this session we will elaborate on the basic concepts of
photography, and then go on to learn about the digital system and the
differences between film and digital photography, which involves: understanding
resolution and compression, white balance, dynamic range, and how to work with
the characteristics of the digital system, such as RAW and histograms. We
will also study light and its different characteristics.
Session 3 – Composition and Filters
In this fascinating lecture we will learn how to construct an
image correctly, how to lead a viewer’s eye from place to place, what the eye
likes, what composition is and how to apply it in different types of photography.
In the second half of the lecture we will learn about filters, how they affect
the photo and when to use them.
Session 4 – First Outdoor Excursion @ Yarkon Park
This photo shoot is held in Yarkon Park with the purpose of
applying the knowledge gained thus far in the course. We will practice
exposure, depth of field, light measurements, composition, shooting in motion,
operating the camera and more.
Session 5 – Feedback and Editing Software
in this session, the art of criticism will be explored by
viewing and analyzing students' photos that were taken during the previous
outdoor session, while putting an emphasis on technique and suggestions for
improvement. The second half of the session will be an introduction to editing
Session 6 – Photoshop and Digital Editing
Editing software is the digital photographer's "dark
room." The available editing tools are essential in digital
photography. In this lesson, the basic tools required to work with editing
software will be taught. The lecture is held in a computer classroom where each
computer is equipped with Photoshop.
Session 7 – Second Outdoor Excursion @ Safari, Ramat-Gan
On Sunday morning we will meet in the entrance to the Safari
in Ramat-Gan to shoot wildlife while putting an emphasis on lighting,
composition, capturing special moments and paying attention to details. During
the session we will understand how to display animals in a flattering way, and
how to isolate them from the frenzy of the Safari.
Session 8 – Feedback and a Lecture on Portraits and Street
The students will present their photos from the Safari before
and after digital editing. Constructive criticism will be given, as well as
tips for improvement. In the second half of the lesson we will discuss portrait
and street photography.
Session 9 – Third Outdoor Excursion @ Nahalat Binyamin -
Street Photography (Friday/Sunday morning)
During this photo shoot, we will be shooting portraits on
Nahalat Binyamin while capturing the "happenings" in the street and
paying attention to the fine details.
Session 10 – Feedback, Flash Photography and Preparation for
The students will present their photos from the previous
outdoor excursion before and after digital editing, and will receive
constructive criticism. The second half of the session will deal with flash
photography and preparation for the following session – sunset photography and
Session 11 – Fourth Outdoor Excursion @ - Night
In this session we will apply the techniques of long exposure
time while using a tripod. We will experiment with different compositions,
working with flash and multiple exposures and shooting vehicles in motion. The
session will begin with sunset photography and will go on around the Bursa
Session 12 –Feedback, Further Development and Course Summary
The students will present their final photos, taken at the
night-photography session, and will receive feedback. The last session of the
course also includes a lecture on the topic of "personal development in
the world of photography after the course." The second half of the session
will include a course summary, and each student will receive a personal
Upcoming Course: 15.01.2017
What makes us unique?
Quality teaching – The best instructors in Israel
take part in course guidance and will share their experiences and unique points
of view in photography. The outdoor sessions are reinforced with additional
instructors to allow for one-on-one guidance.
Guarantee – Our main goal is for you to
graduate the course after significantly improving your knowledge and skills in
photography. If you feel that you lack knowledge in a particular topic, you are
welcome to take the same session again without additional fees in order to
reinforce the foundations of your knowledge.
lessons – Missing a
session during the course for personal reasons might happen to each of us. If
you happen to miss a session, you will have the option of completing the same
session with another group two weeks later or at your convenience with no
Continuity – Each participant in the course has
a permanent 15% discount off of the price of each advanced photography course.
Photography sessions are also held by graduates on a regular basis.
More Important Details:
Required Equipment: A camera, with a manual control mode
for shutter and aperture. A digital camera is highly recommended.
A tripod is also recommended (though not mandatory, as we will lend equipment
to those who don't have it). If you are unsure of whether the camera you
own will suffice, or if you are looking for recommendations – feel free to
contact us and ask.
Every graduate will
receive a personal graduation certificate from the Galitz School of
The cost of the
course does not include parking and entry fees to locations during the course.
For more information and enrollment –
[email protected] or call us @
Roie Galitz, CEO
Galitz School of Photography