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Answered on 13 Mar Photography Photographers/Commercial Photographers Hobby/Summer Camp/Photography

Box Photography Academy

There are various options available at that price point as your budget is quite high.Assuming you to be a beginner (as the question usually comes from someone who's getting started), you don't need to spend this much money. As a begginer, it doesn't matter which camera you start with as you still don't... read more

There are various options available at that price point as your budget is quite high.
Assuming you to be a beginner (as the question usually comes from someone who's getting started), you don't need to spend this much money.
As a begginer, it doesn't matter which camera you start with as you still don't know what they are capable of and how it'll be useful to you.
What you might find useful when getting started is the ability to get the photos transferred to your phone immediately.
This would help you analyze your photos, edit them on the phone using an app and post them on social media which is typically even many professionals do.
This is a cycle that'll keep you motivated to create amazing photos instead of falling prey to thinking that expensive cameras will fetch you high images.
Why you should buy a DSLR/ Mirrorless camera: currently these won't be your priority while getting started.
- Ability to take control of every aspect of a camera.
- Ability to change lenses.
- The ability the shoot RAW.
- Ability to mount Flash.
You can look at a DSLR or even a Mirrorless camera and here are options.
- Canon 1500 body with Kit lens & zoom lens: ₹35k on Flipkart
- Canon 77D ₹53,500 on amazon (yes I said 77D and not 80D as this is cheaper)
with Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 lens ₹30,000 on amazon. An approximate total of ₹85,000.
Memory cards, other accessories and lenses will be at an additional cost.
Ask yourself a question on what you plan to do with a camera on a longer run.
At this stage, you probably don't have an answer to this question.
Becoming good at photography is something that happens over time with a lot of practice.
Once you treat the camera as a tool, you can get great photos, even on a mobile phone.

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Lesson Posted on 02/02/2019 Photographers

How to Become a Successful Photographer

Ronish Baxter

Ronish Baxter - More than 5 years of experience as a wildlife and nature photographer. I have been part...

To become a successful photographer, consider the following things : - To become a photographer, practical knowledge is more important than the bookish knowledge- It is essential to have complete information about your field, look at the latest trends and news- Take training from a reputable institute... read more

To become a successful photographer, consider the following things :
- To become a photographer,  practical knowledge is more important than the bookish knowledge
- It is essential to have complete information about your field, look at the latest trends and news
- Take training from a reputable institute for basic knowledge of photography.
- Vision is the most important after training. - There is a need to keep a lot of passion in this field.   This field demands passion, confidence, and hard work.
- The success is achieved slowly in photography.

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Lesson Posted on 24/01/2019 Photographers/Fashion Photographers

Mobile Apps for Better Photography

Abhay

As the demand for better camera phones in the world has increased, in the same way, people want to have good photography, or we can say that their desire to have best lives of their life in digital mode has become possible. The best part for the Android phone enthusiasts is that there are many camera... read more

As the demand for better camera phones in the world has increased, in the same way, people want to have good photography, or we can say that their desire to have best lives of their life in digital mode has become possible.

The best part for the Android phone enthusiasts is that there are many camera apps on Google Play, which can give you better photo experiences. The unique thing is that these apps are free. There are many options to improve from editing to photo quality, which can be easily used.

1. VSCO Cam:

Before coming to the Android platform, VSCO Cam has been popular with Apple's iOS users. If you are interested in editing and special effects with better photography, this app is a one-stop shop for you. That is dual characteristics in an app. This app gives you the option to do primary control as well as pre-set effects and more on this side manually. That is, you can make better use of it based on your creativity. Sharing through social media and other platforms is also easy.

2. Google Camera:

If you do not have Google's Nexus smartphone, then you can install Google Camera although this is the same as the pre-installed camera app in your Android phone. But there are also many basic and advanced features. You can do 360-degree photography with its help. There is also a feature like Lens Blur mode, which lets you focus and defocus objects like a DSLR camera.

Apart from this, photosphere, the panoramic mode has been improved. It supports your Android Wear. That is, you can operate the camera even through a remote.

3. Camera 360 Ultimate:

This camera app is particular in that there are several shot modes in it. Through this, you can do better photography with quick and short editing, Equipped with features like special effects and tilt-shift cameras. This app also has a selfie mode for selfie lovers.

4. Manual Camera:

This camera app is beneficial for those smartphone users, who also keep necessary information about the camera along with essential information about photography. The camera setting can be set manually through this app. This app gives the photographer direct control over all the features including shutter speed, focus etc.

5. Camera MX:

This camera has a lot of special effects in the Editing app too. In addition to basic features like tap to focus, zoom, timer, it has an FX menu, which has several filters, frames, and photo effects. There are also many features to balance white balance, contrast, and colour.

 

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Lesson Posted on 21/01/2019 Photographers/Fashion Photographers

Mobile apps for better photography

Ronish Baxter

Ronish Baxter - More than 5 years of experience as a wildlife and nature photographer. I have been part...

As the demand for better camera phones in the world has increased, in the same way, people want to have good photography or we can say that their desire to have best lives of their life in digital mode has become possible. The best part for the Android phone enthusiasts is that there are many camera... read more

As the demand for better camera phones in the world has increased, in the same way, people want to have good photography or we can say that their desire to have best lives of their life in digital mode has become possible.

The best part for the Android phone enthusiasts is that there are many camera apps on Google Play, which can give you better photo experiences. The special thing is that these apps are free. There are many options to improve from editing to photo quality, which can be easily used.

 

1. VSCO Cam

Before coming to the Android platform, VSCO Cam has been popular with Apple's iOS users. If you are interested in editing and special effects with better photography, this app is a one-stop shop for you. That is dual characteristics in an app. This app gives you the option to do basic control as well as pre-set effects and more on this side manually. That is, you can make better use of it based on your creativity. Sharing through social media and other platforms is also easy.

 

2. Google Camera

If you do not have Google's Nexus smartphone then you can install Google Camera. Although this is the same as the pre-installed camera app in your Android phone. But there are also many basic and advanced features. You can do 360-degree photography with its help. There is also a feature like Lens Blur mode, which lets you focus and defocus objects like a DSLR camera.

 

Apart from this, photo sphere, panoramic mode has been improved. It supports your Android Wear. That is, you can operate the camera even through a remote.

 

3. Camera 360 Ultimate

 

This camera app is special in that there are several shot modes in it. Through this, you can do better photography with quick and short editing. Equipped with features like special effects and tilt-shift cameras, this app also has a selfie mode for selfie lovers.

 

4. Manual Camera

 

This camera app is beneficial for those smartphone users, who also keep basic information about the camera along with basic information about photography. The camera setting can be set manually through this app. This app gives the photographer direct control over all the features including shutter speed, focus etc.

 

5. Camera MX

This camera has a lot of special effects in the Editing app too. In addition to basic features like tap to focus, zoom, timer, it has an FX menu, which has several filters, frames, and photo effects. There are also many features to balance white balance, contrast, and color.

~Ronish Baxter

 

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Answered on 29/10/2018 Photographers Hobby/Summer Camp/Photography Photographers/Wedding Photographers +1 Photographers/Nature Photographers less

Magicwand School Of Photography

selective reflextion of wavelenth / refelection of particualr wave lenth is called colour.
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Lesson Posted on 26/06/2018 Photographers Photography/Basics of Photography Photography/Landscape Photography +2 Photography IT Courses/Adobe Photoshop less

How important is post processing?? - Part 1

Arun Mysore

My experience as a programmer - I am a full time programmer for past 7 years. I spend time analyzing,...

I am not telling you whether you have to process your photographs or not. I am just trying to explain the importance of post processing in our photography workflow. Like most of the beginners, with my half baked knowledge, I argued with every other that post processing is not good and ethical. Maybe... read more

I am not telling you whether you have to process your photographs or not. I am just trying to explain the importance of post processing in our photography workflow. Like most of the beginners, with my half baked knowledge, I argued with every other that post processing is not good and ethical. Maybe post processing was something too heavy for me to pick it up right away as a beginner and I covered that by arguing around, only to realize later that post processing is an integral part of the photography workflow. Now every other photograph I post, I post process them except for those pouting ugly selfies which I pose for.

Post processing isn't bad at all if it is done the right way and the right amount. A photojournalist has to present the real photograph from the scene and so he might do minimum to no post processing on his photographs whereas a product photographer who is working for an ad agency might have to rely more on that post processing to enhance and showcase it as the best product in the market, which is not the same most of the times. The general term 'editing' is a controversial word to be used here, rather we can call it as 'post processing' and 'manipulation' depending upon what we intend to do it on the photograph. The process of enhancing the visual appeal of the photograph to make it more presentable is post processing and changing something in the photograph completely is manipulating.

If you are still the SOOC (straight out of camera) guy, you might have to understand couple of things here. The JPEG image which comes out of your camera is still a post processed image to some extent. Post processing is basically any change in the photograph after the exposure is made. During the process of converting the recorded sensor information into an image, your camera would have processed the information available at each pixel to produce a viewable image. Now if you tell me that you are ok with the camera’s JPEG file and you do not want to process it further, it is totally your call but just read this article till the end, you might change your mind!

The iconic landscape photographer Ansel Adams quotes - “Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships.” Post processing exists from the age of films and even beyond but we are very less aware of it since we never had enough chances to know what they did in the gloomy dark rooms. Post processing is a tool to present the image in the way you have pre-visualized the scene. Getting the images right in the scene is always good thing to do but there is still some amount of post processing to be done on your images. The camera, no matter how good it is cannot recreate the exact scene we saw in the field due to a lot of its limitations and so we bank on post processing to get most of the exposure we have in hand.

There are some aspects that we need to understand to know what our camera lack in producing the exact scene we saw. We shall discuss this further in the next part of this article..

In the 2 photographs above, you can clearly see the difference between a processed and a unprocessed image. The first one is a direct JPEG from the RAW file. The second one is a processed RAW file converted into a JPEG. You can see how a flat photograph turns into an interesting frame. You may also notice that the processing is done with different aspects in photograph.

To be continued in part 2…

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Lesson Posted on 28/03/2018 Photographers Photographers/Commercial Photographers Photographers/Event Photographers +6 Photographers/Family Photographers Photographers/Fashion Photographers Photographers/Kids Photographers Photographers/Nature Photographers Photography/Basics of Photography Photography/Product Photography less

Learn Food Photography

Jagdish Agarwal

I took his first photograph 50 years ago, with an Agfa box camera, gifted by his Uncle Phulchandji Agarwal....

Food Photography points to ask yourself before taking a picture: Colour/black and white – depends on the purpose Horizontal / vertical – depends on display Angle of light – left / right/back window – The angle of the camera – low/ front/top – high 30... read more

Food Photography points to ask yourself before taking a picture:

 

Colour/black and white – depends on the purpose

 

Horizontal / vertical – depends on display

 

Angle of light – left / right/back window –

 

The angle of the camera – low/ front/top – high 30 or 60, looks best in food –

 

Fresh – photograph quickly to get freshness – ice cream melts -

 

Window light – one light source is enough -

 

Avoid clutter – put food on the plate with style – white – black

 

Props – plate – spoon – fork – knife – napkin -

 

Background – choose table – table mat – white paper -

 

Subject matter – caption

 

Balance – colour harmony – colour contrast

 

Lens – wide / tele / close up – sharp – blur

 

Exposure – shutter speed – sharp / motion – do not be afraid to use manual settings.

 

Exposure – aperture – use depth of field – food looks nice in focus, out of focus feeling

 

Composition – two rounds – shadows

 

Composition – shapes / square / triangle / round

 

Composition – line/curve – s curve -

 

Composition – fore-ground / middle-ground / back-ground colour –

 

Experiment – glass - playful – fine art – wall décor -

 

Emotion – I want to eat that – steam of food -

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Lesson Posted on 15/03/2018 Tuition Photographers Photographers/Commercial Photographers +5 Photographers/Event Photographers Photographers/Family Photographers Photographers/Fashion Photographers Photographers/Kids Photographers Photographers/Nature Photographers less

Tips For Portrait Photography

Jagdish Agarwal

I took his first photograph 50 years ago, with an Agfa box camera, gifted by his Uncle Phulchandji Agarwal....

Portrait Photography Tips: 1. Colour / Black and white: Depends on purpose 2. Horizontal / vertical: Depends on display – Computer – Frame – Double spread – cover 3. Angle of light: Front / Left / Right / Back – Better side – Hair parting – Outdoor use reflector... read more

Portrait Photography Tips:

1. Colour / Black and white: Depends on purpose

2. Horizontal / vertical: Depends on display – Computer – Frame – Double spread – cover

3. Angle of light: Front / Left / Right / Back – Better side – Hair parting – Outdoor use reflector – Flash

4. Angle of camera: Low / Middle / High – Hide chin – Make tall

5. Expression: Normal - Look at viewer – Left – Right – Poses – Conversation

6. Hand placement: Appropriate – Experiment

7. Hair: Open – Tied - Experiment

8. Nails: Clean – Polish – Colour – Make up – Lipstick – Lewellery – Ring – Watch

9. Subject matter: Caption  

10. Balance: Blacks / Colour vibgyor – Cold – Warm - Weight / harmony

11. Lens: Wide / Tele – Sharp – Blur

12. Exposure: Shutter speed – Sharp / Motion – Fan

13. Exposure: Aperture – Depth of field

14. Composition: Centre of interest

15. Composition: Shapes / Square / Triangle / Round

16. Composition: Pattern

17. Composition: Lines / Horizon / Low / High / Vertical / S curve

18. Composition: Framing / Fore-ground / Middle-ground / Back-ground white

19. Composition: Cropping

20. Emotion: Humour / Cry / Anger / Nostalgia

21. Music and Food: Pleasant atmosphere – Shave – Waxing – Haircut – Shampoo

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Lesson Posted on 16/02/2018 Photography Photographers/Event Photographers

About Photography

Softview Media College

Soft view a 20 year organization, is the first Institution in Tamilnad to introduce graphics and animation...

Course Outline: The basics of Photography Cameras and Camera settings Natural light photography Artificial light photography Photo capture set up Picture Framing and composition Course Breakdown: Module 1 The basics of Photography Understanding the basics of digital photography The difference... read more

Course Outline:

  • The basics of Photography
  • Cameras and Camera settings
  • Natural light photography
  • Artificial light photography
  • Photo capture set up
  • Picture Framing and composition

Course Breakdown:

Module 1

  • The basics of Photography
  • Understanding the basics of digital photography
  • The difference between all the major branches of photography
  • File types (RAW and JPEG)
  • White balance
  • The exposure triangle: Aperture, shutter speed and ISO.

 

Module 2:

  • Cameras and Camera settings.
  • Digital Cameras.
  • Lenses and Focal Lengths.
  • Tripods and Accessories.

Module 3:

  • Natural light photography.
  • Hard Light vs Soft light.
  • Diffusers and Reflectors.
  • Natural light sources.
  • Use of light in story telling.
  • Front, back and side lights.
  • Artificial light photography
  • Lighting Modifiers and Accessories
  • Lighting gear and studio lighting kits
  • Equipment setups- Studio lights and umbrellas
  • Remote Flash and Radio Wave
  • Standing Light and soft boxes

Module 5:

  • Photo capture set up.
  • Photography work area establishment.
  • Photo background selection.
  • Shot Plan.
  • Scene Creation.
  • Use of props, backgrounds, surfaces and linens.

Module 6

  • Picture Framing and composition.
  • Model Placement and pose setting.
  • Rule of Thirds.

Career Options After Course:

  • Students who complete this course have the following career options.
  • Wedding Photographer.
  • Event photographer.
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Lesson Posted on 19/12/2017 Beauty and Style/Fashion Tuition/BA Tuition/Graphic Designing &Visual Images IT Courses/Visual design +2 Tuition/BA Tuition/Fashion Communication Photographers/Fashion Photographers less

Career In Visual Merchandising

FDDI

Footwear Design & Development Institute was established in 1986, under the aegis of Ministry of Commerce...

Career in visual merchandising / experience design: Visual merchandisers design eye-catching product displays and store layouts to encourage sales. Responsibilities depend on the size of their team and what kind of organization they work for. However, their roles tend... read more

Career in visual merchandising / experience design:

                          Image may contain: one or more people and shoes

 

Visual merchandisers design eye-catching product displays and store layouts to encourage sales. Responsibilities depend on the size of their team and what kind of organization they work for. However, their roles tend to require a mixture of artistic, strategic and practical skills. For instance, they might be conducting research into lifestyle trends and regional habits, producing sketches of shop floor plans and physically dismantling displays in the same week.

Especially at entry level, you might be kept on the move a lot, going between your offices and shop floors, and liaising with buying, merchandising and distribution departments. It can be a really exciting job where you will be actively carrying out the work to set up new displays.

You will need:

i. Creativity and imagination.

ii. Design skills to create product displays.

iii. Technical drawing skills.

iv. IT skills to use computer-aided design (CAD) software.

v. Attention to detail.

Usually work in stores' fashion and homeware departments. Your day-to-day tasks will include:

i. designing product displays and floor plans, or following plans from head office.

ii. drawing designs and plans by hand or computer.

iii. using space and lighting creatively.

iv. sourcing materials like models, props, signs and equipment.

v. arranging displays and dressing dummies.

vi. teaching sales staff how to display goods.

vii. producing brand guidelines so all stores have the same look and fee.

For career you can opt for following courses:

1. B. Bes (Retail & Fashion merchandise) after 10+2.

2. MBA: Retail & Fashion Merchandise after Graduation .

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