The bedrock in your pursuit of photography excellence. The photography workshop from Sudhir Shivaram Photography is designed to teach all you need to get a firm grip on the basics of photography.

Typically spread over two days, the first day is dedicated to imparting the core principles of photography. These lessons are further reinforced during a short field trip on day two.

The “Modules” tab will give you the complete list of topics that will be covered in the workshop.

This workshop is being conducted in collaboration with The Velammal International School, Chennai and will be mentored by Sudhir Shivaram.

Workshop Structure
Day 1:
MODULE 1: SHUTTER, APERTURE AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP

Shutter Speed
f/ stop explained
The aperture/ shutter speed relationship
Reciprocity Theory
What happens to the performance of the lens at various f/ stops?
Depth of field explained
Working with depth of field
The depth of field scale
Hyperfocal distance
Depth of field preview
How to select the correct aperture and shutter speed for the job
Why use aperture priority, shutter priority or program mode?
How to put it all together

MODULE 2: EXPOSURE AND METERING

Different types of light meters
Reflective and incident metering
Spot metering
In-camera light meters
Different methods of metering
ISO and exposure compensation control
The 18% grey card and its uses
Dynamic Range
What is ISO and what does it do?
Brief description of the zone system
Practical exposure methods
Automatic Exposure Bracketing (AEB)
Auto exposure
Reading the camera histogram

MODULE 3: HOW TO TAKE BETTER PHOTOS

What is important in the shot?
What am I trying to achieve?
Auto focus modes
Lighting
Working on a subject
Vertical or horizontal
Framing and placement
Pre-visualisation
Using the camera’s preview tools/ understanding histogram
Things to look out for and to avoid
Make a portfolio of shots you love
A mental shooting check-list

MODULE 4: CAMERAS, LENSES AND TRIPODS

What is the best camera to use?
How to pick the right lens for the job?
Tripods and Tripod Heads for your equipment.

Day 2:
Field outing from 7am to 10:00am to practice the learning of day1 and to execute the assignments. Location will be conveyed to registered participants.

Basic and Advanced Photography Workshop Cost:
Rs. 7,500/- (plus 18% GST)

Time:
Day 1: 9:30am to 5:00pm
Day 2: Field Outing from 7:00am to 10:00am

Cost Includes
Lunch and coffee/tea/snacks on day 1
Field outing on day 2

*Any other expenses outside of the above will have to be borne by the individuals.
Group Size: 20-25

Workshop Venue
Chitravathi, Center for visual arts
First Floor, Sri Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall,
Shenstone Park, 13.1 Harrington Road, Chetpet
Chennai

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