Course Overview

History of photography

Briefly show evolution of photography throughout the decades; fun/interesting facts; journalism photography; cultural, social, and political facts and aspects that shaped photography.

Fundamentals of photography

Equipment: types of cameras, lenses and filters; how to use a camera ; introduction to composition, image-making, masking.

Types of Lighting

Study the use of light in different types of art and photography (journalism, fashion, advertisement, still, studio, portrait).


Digital camera

Fundamental techniques of digital photography/camera and inkjet printing.

*This is a sample of the course overview and it is subject to change at any time by Creative Lisboa. 

Introduction to photography editing softwares

Adobe Bridge, Photoshop, Lightroom. Removing people and objects, changing background, changing colour and inserting images in the photos

Photographing People

Techniques when photographing portrait, newborn, wedding, concert, fashion.

Photographing Landscape

Depth of field, how to photograph in direct sunlight, learn how to find the best lighting for outdoor photography.


Business and Market

Workshop about the reality of the market, work possibilities, how to build portfolio, copyright, websites, and ways to promote yourself and your work.


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– Residential summer school

– 2 weeks program

– Choose a course and have a  pre-college experience

– Live + study on campus

–  All classes are taught in English

– You will have classes in the morning, enriching activities during the afternoon and evening




– 2 weeks course on your chosen area of interest

– Course materials and equipment 

– Your individual apartment

– 3 full meals a day including drinks

– All afternoon activities

– Transportation to/from activities

– Insurance during your 2 weeks program

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How to apply

Find out t the steps and details that will take you to the best creative experience of your summer.  

dates + tuition

  We have two opportunities available for you to create with us during the summer. Choose the best session for you.


 Access the course overview to learn more about all the great options you have to be creative over the summer.