Awaken the photographer in you !!  
Learn fundamentals of DSLR photography 26-27 May | Kalyan

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    Got a brand new DSLR camera ? Or thinking of buying a new one ?
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    Wondering what all those dials and buttons do on your camera ?
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    Wondering how to get those blurred backgrounds ?
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    Wondering how those big fancy lenses work ?
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    Wondering what pro's do to make their photos so admirable ?
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    Have you been shooting in auto mode for quite some time ?

Find all your answers in this 2 days comprehensive knowledge sharing fundamentals of DSLR photography workshop. This workshop is for beginners who have just bought a new camera or those who are about to buy their first camera. If you feel you have been using your camera on the green colored auto mode for quite some time now, it's time to move forward. For those who believe they know a few basics but are hungry for more. This course is for you.

About the Course

Location : B-2, Nav Rajhans CHS, Poona Link Road, Kalyan (East).
Date : 26-27 May 2018
Time : 02.00 pm to 06.00 pm
Fees : 4000 Rs/- per head inclusive of GST

Session Includes :
Day 1 : 2 pm to 6 pm

1. Basic Concept photography : Camera Obscura
2. History of Photography
3. Introduction to Digital Photography
4. Features to look for while buying a new camera & lens.
5. Accessories like filters, tripods, camera bags etc
6. How does a camera take photos ? Whether its a simple mobile camera, a small aim & shoot shoot camera or a big high end fancy DSLR, there are some fundamental processes by which your camera takes a photo. Once you understand the basics of this process, learning other concepts or advanced techniques is just an extension of these fundamentals.
7. Know your camera :
-> Understand all the switches/buttons/features of your camera.
-> Learn how to modify various functions.
-> Understand how to navigate through the menu.
-> Understand your lens.
-> Meaning of RAW & jpg image format: How to get highest quality out of your camera.
-> High speed shooting mode, self timer etc
8. Camera Sensor Format and the difference.
9. Shutter Speed, Aperture & ISO 
-> The exposure triangle
-> Shooting in Manual mode: We start shooting in Manual mode
10. PASM Modes 
-> Automatic exposure modes on your camera: P, S, A or P, Tv, Av for some cameras
-> How to get correct exposure in various modes

Day 2 : 2 pm to 6 pm

1. Image Composition Techniques 
-> Rule of Thirds
-> Golden Ratio
-> Leading Lines
-> Consider Your Background
-> Diagonals
-> Fill the Frame
-> Contrast between subject and background
2. Focusing 
-> What is Focus ?
-> Auto Focus
-> Manual Focus
-> Depth of Field
-> Hyperfocal Point
-> Infinity Focus
3. White balance & color of light 
-> Meaning of white balance
-> How to choose a correct white balance
4. Exposure Compensation 
-> How to use the exposure compensation dial on your camera.
-> Advantages of using this techniques.
5. Metering 
-> Guide to metering modes
-> Metering Modes : Spot Metering, Partial Metering, Centre Weighted Metering, Matrix Metering
6. Histogram
7. Bracketing 
-> How to shoot perfect exposure images using bracketing technique.
-> How to use bracketing on your camera
8. All about Lenses 
-> Prime and Zoom Lenses.
-> Focal Length
-> Magnification
9. RAW vs JPEG
10. Question & Answers session

Mentor : Siddhesh Kotavadekar

I'm Siddhesh Kotavadekar, Audit executive by profession and a photographer by passion. I love to click landscapes, macro & wildlife. Before getting into photography I was into drawing & painting but i lost trace of it with time. After a gap of 5 years I decided to use the canvas of digital eye 'Camera' to persue my interests in art. In the early journey of my photography, I started with mobile photography and then moved to a DSLR eventually. I always like to travel & explore new places and store the memories in my digital eye. - Siddhesh Kotavadekar

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