Learn how to make pleasing and technically excellent images of ‘portraits of people’, landscapes and also of birds and other wildlife. Catering to the needs of photographers from beginner to advanced, the course covers fundamental and advanced aspects of photography. A lot of practical examples are presented and explained based on my numerous years of field experience.
The course also covers the complete Digital Worlflow right from processing a RAW or tiff/jpeg image to sending the image for print or sharing it over the internet.
Contact me on sudhir<at>thejunglelook.com for more info.
Workshop on: 23 and 24 May 2009
Time: 9:30am to 6pm (1-2 Lunch break)
Location: Nandhana Grand Hotel, Koramangala, Bangalore
Course Fee: Rs 3850
For day 1: Please get your equipments along with you.
For day 2: Please bring your laptops if you have. Also, bring your best RAW/tiff/jpeg files to be used for postprocessing.
The workshop includes:
Need to Have
Good to Have
F/ stop explained.
The aperture / shutter speed relationship.
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.
Depth of field preview.
How to select the correct aperture & shutter speed for the job.
Why use Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority or Programme Mode?
How to put it all together.
Different types of light meters.
Reflective and incident metering.
In-camera light meters.
What do light meters measure?
Different methods of metering.
ISO and exposure compensation control.
The 18% grey card and its uses.
Film and CMOS and CCD chip dynamic range.
What is ISO and what does it do?
The greyscale test.
Brief description of the zone system.
How to build a zone ruler.
Practical exposure methods.
Same time same weather same exposure.
Introduction to the different types of cameras and their uses.
Different camera functions and their uses.
The SLR in depth.
What is the best camera to use?
Introducing different types of lenses and their uses.
Focal length explained.
What is a normal lens?
Lens Faults -Aberrations and distortion.
The telephoto lens.
What does MACRO mean?
Extension rings and their uses.
How to care for your lenses and camera body.
How to pick the right lens for the job.
Tripods and Tripod Heads.
A process for photographing objects.
A mental shooting checklist.
What is important in the shot?
What am I trying to achieve?
Near enough is not good enough!
Think like a lens.
Have I seen this photo before?
Think before you shoot.
Working on a Subject.
Vertical or Horizontal.
Framing and placement.
Adobe RGB 1998 and SRGB explained.
Using the camera’s preview tools.
Don’t fix it in Photoshop lazy bones!
Things to look out for and to avoid.
Stick to a subject for a while.
Be honest with yourself.
Make a portfolio of shots you love.
How to develop a style of your own.
Colour Management Policies (Colour Settings, Working Space, ICC Profiles etc.)
Working with RAW files.
Tools for Post Processing (DPP, Capture One, Capture NX, Photoshop CS, Irfanview, Neatimage etc.)
Converting/working on 16 bit tiff / JPEG images.
Cropping and Image Editing.
Levels, Curves, Contrast, Saturation adjustments.
Image Sharpening, Digital Blending, Cloning, Selective Sharpening, Dodge and Burn.
Adding copyright text, Framing / Presenting your images.
Saving for Web/printing.
As a part of the above workshop you will get guidance and tips on:
For further details and to sign up for the workshop please contact me on sudhir<at>thejunglelook.com