Photography BASIC

Photography BASIC teaches you the techniques employed to shoot models, objects and talent with an industry professional, who will guide you through the basic steps from concept, lighting and presentation. Lecturers, practical sessions and discussions will be employed to groom budding photographers who are keen to venture into the photography business or even for enthusiast to understand the ins and outs of using the DSLR camera and its basic equipments.

Photography BASIC

Course Fees: RM 2,088

Course Duration: 8 weeks

Chapter 1: STRUCTURE & FUNCTIONS OF A CAMERA
  • Operation and maintenance
  • Types of lens and functions
  • Aperture and shutter speed
  • Focus
  • ISO AV/TV
Chapter 2: COMPOSITION
  • Depth of field
  • Highlighting the theme
  • Three commonly-used compositions (linear / tic-tac / ”S”)
  • Framing
Chapter 3: LIGHTING & SHADOW
  • Types of lighting (natural / smooth / side / top / back)
  • Lighting techniques
  • Flash
  • Lighting control
Chapter 4: OBJECT & NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Products
  • Plants
  • Animals
Chapter 5: HUMAN PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Theme
  • Communicating with your model
  • Guiding your model
  • Portrait lighting
Chapter 6: EVALUATION
  • Practical shooting according to a given theme (by applying all the elements from chapters 1 to 5)
  • Studying and reviewing problems encountered during the shoot
Chapter 7: SOUL OF THE PICTURE
  • Foreground and background
  • Emotions of picture
  • How to avoid common mistakes
Chapter 8: INTRODUCTION TO STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Studio lighting
  • Studio shooting
Chapter 9: ADVANCED HUMAN PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Differences between shooting female and male models
  • Discovering the best angles of shooting a model
  • How to cover flaws and weaknesses of a model
  • How to read the body language of a model
  • Restrictions of portraits
  • Different poses of a model
  • Discovering different elements and concepts of human photography
  • How to overcome shortcomings of working with different elements (weather / environment / attire / accessories / makeup / hairdo)