Foundation Course in Photography

Foundation Course in Digital Photography ( For Beginners )
In this Photography Course for Beginners, you breathe and live photography for two months
With hands-on experience (80% practice / 20% theory) and projects (on location with your Coach / Instructor and on assignment by yourself) throughout two Months, by the end of this Foundation Digital Photography Course you will feel extremely empowered, fully in control of your camera and will see the world with brand new eyes.

To achieve a big Goal we need to have our basics clear. This Course helps students to Understand all the basics like the How the Image is captured, Basic camera diagram, Working of Camera, what are the types of camera, How lens work, Types of lenses, Exposure triangle and how it affect the image etc. this course is divided in 2 parts as mentioned below.

Level 1

• 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…)

Level 2

• 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

There are various types of photography as mentioned below:
Special areas of work: Photographers have used their skills in the following areas : 

1. Photojournalism – Photojournalists work for newspapers and news magazines who commission them to provide photographs of newsworthy events, things and situations. Photojournalists combine an ability to find and record dramatic action with photographic talent. The job requires agility and may often be carried on in hazardous situations. A high level of observation and alertness is required in the field.

2. Commercial photography – This branch involves photographing for several commercial segments such as merchandise , exteriors and interiors, machinery and fashions to be used in advertising and selling. A great variety of cameras, lights, props are used in commercial photography.

3. Advertising – In advertising, the challenge is in striking a balance between creativity and the client’s demands for conveying the desired message. The job offers tremendous scope for experimentation and creative skills.

4. Fashion – Fashion photography is one of the most lucrative forms of photography. Fashion photographers cater to a variety of clients, fashion houses, designers, portfolios for models, fashion journals and newspapers. They are required to have an eye for detail and knowledge of fashion . Fashion photographers are aware of styles, moods and fashion trends. The job is in the studio as well as on locations.

5. Food display- Food photographers work for food manufactures, hotels and restaurants, exporters, dairy and ice-cream companies. Photographs are shot either in a studio with an attached kitchen or in hotels for exclusive shots.

6. Industrial photography – Industrial photographers photograph workers on the job, machinery, industrial layout, prominent places in the industry etc. These photographs are used in company publications or for ad campaigns. Industrial photography demands knowledge of the industry as well as its equipment.

7. Wildlife photography – Wildlife photographers have interest in nature, wildlife, birds, and their habitats, keen observation,patience, an eye for interesting details and love for adventure. Animals, natural habitats and surrounding are photographed. Wildlife photographers have to wait for hours to catch the animals in the right mood and pose.The work is carried on in sanctuaries, forests and reserves. The task being challenging is very remunerative.

8. Aerial photography – Aerial photographs of places, buildings, landscapes, terrain which cannot be reached with ease, particularly during natural disasters, war and other similar situations are taken from aircraft in flight. These are used for news, business, industrial, scientific or military purposes.

9. Scientific photography – Photographic illustrations and documentation are used for scientific publications and research reports. The chief areas scientific photographers cover are engineering, aerodynamics, medicine, biology and chemistry. Medical journals and books carry photographs taken by specialists in this field who have both knowledge and interest.

10. Travel photography – The documentation of an area’s landscape, people, cultures, customs and history is one of the most sought after photography option. Especially in India.

By Big Art Institute