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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