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About our photography courses

If you are a complete novice or are unfamiliar with your camera then the perfect place to start is with our two day Basic Photography Workshop, this is our most popular course and includes a morning of essential theory followed by an afternoon of practical photo taking around Lalbagh botanical garden, Bangalore. Alternatively our Simply SLR Course is a short four hour theory / practical session and a great place to start understanding how to get more from your digital camera.  
Our Advance Photography  is designed as a follow-on to our beginners courses with an emphasis on composition and introducing more advanced photography techniques.
Finally we also offer private One-to-One tuition for a more personalised approach to learning and can be tailored to suit your specific needs, interests and skill level. This is ideal for businesses who require photos for product, websites, blogs etc.

BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY- COURSE CONTENT

In this first lesson, we will go over how all cameras work, and the parts of the camera that you need to know about.

Operating a Camera

This lesson will show that more than just pointing and clicking is required to take great pictures.

Aperture and Shutter Speeds

In this lesson, we will take a more in-depth look at aperture and shutter speed, and their relationship to film

Depth of Field

In this lesson, we will explore depth of field. Every exposure setting has its own unique side effect, which can be used by the photographer to achieve specific

Choosing Lenses

Types of lenses and their impact on pictures, whether film or digital, are explained.

Lenses Continued

In this lesson, we will examine further the different types of lenses common to most professional cameras, and the lengths and angles that affect your image the most.

Lighting

The importance of lighting for great picture-taking is discussed.

Lighting Continued

In this lesson, we will learn more about the different uses of daylight for your photography, the use of timing with daylight, and the various elements of natural light photography.

Flash Photography

In this lesson, we will learn the types of flashes, various flash facts, and details concerning the effective use of your camera’s flash.

Filters

In this lesson, we will cover the various filters used in photography, including lens filters, color filters, skylight and UV filters, polarizing filters, and special effects filters.

Steady Shooting

In this lesson, we will cover key features to steady shooting, namely how to hold the camera; shutter speeds and lenses; and how to use a tripod and cable releases.

Enhancing Photographs

This lesson will reveal when, and how, to enhance your picture in some easy ways.

Simply SLR Course is a short four hour theory / practical sessions and a great place to start understanding how to get more from your digital camera.

Module 1: BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY- COURSE CONTENT
In this first lesson, we will go over how all cameras work, and the parts of

the camera that you need to know about.

Operating a Camera

This lesson will show that more than just pointing and clicking is required to take great pictures.

Aperture and Shutter Speeds

In this lesson, we will take a more in-depth look at aperture and shutter speed, and their relationship to film

Depth of Field

In this lesson, we will explore depth of field. Every exposure setting has its own unique side effect, which can be used by the photographer to achieve specific

Choosing Lenses

Types of lenses and their impact on pictures, whether film or digital, are explained.

Lenses Continued

In this lesson, we will examine further the different types of lenses common to most professional cameras, and the lengths and angles that affect your image the most.

Lighting

The importance of lighting for great picture-taking is discussed.

Lighting Continued

In this lesson, we will learn more about the different uses of daylight for your photography, the use of timing with daylight, and the various elements of natural light photography.

Flash Photography

In this lesson, we will learn the types of flashes, various flash facts, and details concerning the effective use of your camera’s flash.

Filters

In this lesson, we will cover the various filters used in photography, including lens filters, color filters, skylight and UV filters, polarizing filters, and special effects filters.

Steady Shooting

In this lesson, we will cover key features to steady shooting, namely how to hold the camera; shutter speeds and lenses; and how to use a tripod and cable releases.

Enhancing Photographs

This lesson will reveal when, and how, to enhance your picture in some easy ways.

Module 2:

1. Shooting people Portrait photography – Natural Light Portraits – Window light portraits – Use of reflectors – fill-in flash using portable speed lights.

2. Studio lighting techniques and correction techniques – Understanding studio digital flashlights and accessories. Studio portraits (Study to take pictures of people beautifully. Plus, how to make anyone look great! Studio Portrait lighting styles and correction techniques in detail) – model portfolio shooting – fashion and advertising shots involving people/models – outdoor portraits using studio flash and portable flashes – Speedlight controls – slave and master flash set ups.

3. Photo Editing and Retouching using Photoshop and other photo editing softwares.

How to see and visualize a candid shot? – How to make the candid shots meaningful & storytelling? – How to use the professional studio flashes in the wedding events? – How to use the professional portable camera mounted flashes? – How to use the available lights and video lights as sources? – How to mix the above lights in a wedding/event scenario? – How to use Elinchrom Ranger flashes for outdoor couple portraits?

How to use monopods – How to control the depth of field effectively to tell stories through photos? – How to use Zoom, Wide, Macro and Prime Lenses.

How will you learn the above?

Through extensive classroom sessions, demo sessions, outdoor tours guided by the mentor, and review classes.

What will you get on completion of the course?

Completion of the course includes submission of a project .‘Certificate of Basic and Advance photography’ is awarded to the learner at the end of the course.

 One-to-One tuition for a more personalised approach to learning and can be tailored to suit your specific needs, interests and skill level. This is ideal for businesses who require photos for product, websites, blogs etc.

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