Course contents


Perfect Exposure

: Know your tool. Understand the working of a camera. Don’t guess when it comes to exposure and make manual mode your best friend. Learn how to control tones to get the best out of an image, on camera. Exposure compensation; metering modes; focus zones, other shooting modes. When camera settings are second nature, you can concentrate on the elements of the photograph.

 

Light

: Different light creates different moods and can completely transform your image. Learn how to use light to your advantage. Direction and colour of light; white balance; matching tones while using artificial light; enhance texture and colour in an image. Warning : This will change the way you see the world.

 

Equipment

: A good carpenter spends 90% percent of the time sharpening the blade and only 10% to make the cut. Similarly getting your equipment right can make photographing your subject much easier. Be most effective with the equipment you own. Discussions about accessories and cheaper alternatives that work just as good. Whether you are photographing macros, landscapes or want to make travel photographs, learn to use the right gear for the right subject.

 

Digital post-production

: Take your already beautiful photographs to their full potential. Learn to use curves, levels, the histogram, handle RAW’s effectively, spot heal, clone, make panoramas and reduce noise. Learn how to develop images in the digital age. How much is too much? Maximise the potential of your image while learning where to draw the line.

 

Composition

:  If light is perfume, then composition is character. Generic filters flood the photography world these days masking the reduction of photography standard. Learn how to make compositionally

 

Practical implementation

: Learn theory while implementing it in practice.

 

Constructive Critique

: It is very important to critique one’s own images. Any questions that you have about photography can be raised here. This channel of communication stays open even after the workshop is over. Ask questions over email to keep the discussion going for long after.Printed notes will be handed out. This helps keep knowledge readily available as you start to commit them to memory on your next few photography adventures.

 


Instructor

: Ishaan Raghunandan has spent the last three years working extensively in the field of wildlife photography and social documentary. Teaching pastoral children photography in Kachchh over 2 and a half years. A collaboration of his students work and his was displayed as part of Living lightly, a three week exhibition on pastoralism by Sahjeevan in Dec 2016. In Peru, he has become highly involved with Field Projects International. Apart from teaching photography and documenting their extensive research, he also works as a project manager. Having taught photography extensively in the outdoors, Ishaan believes that this is the best way to learn. 

 

Pricing

: The price to attend the workshop is Rs 2500. If you are a student we offer the workshop at Rs 2000;

 

Dates and times

: The workshop is run on Sundays from 8am to 5pm. Next available dates are 5th and 12th of March. Address: Whitefield, Opposite Forum Value Mall, Bangalore.

 
 

Sign up

: Email ishaan.raghunandan@gmail.com with the subject as “Weekend Photography”. Please remember to include your name, date of birth and if you are a student.