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Portrait Photography and Lighting

THE PERFECT PATH TO LIGHT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY

LITERALLY, PHOTOGRAPHY THE WORD ITSELF MEANS “PAINTING WITH LIGHT”. THE BEST METHOD TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF ONE’S PHOTOGRAPHS IS TO GAIN AN UNDERSTANDING OF HOW LIGHT WORKS AND THE EFFECTIVE WAYS TO USE IT IN IMAGES. LIGHT AND ITS TECHNIQUES IN PHOTOGRAPHY HAS SUCH A VITAL ROLE THAT UNDERSTANDING LIGHT AND FRAMING THE SUBJECT IN THE PHOTOGRAPH ACCORDINGLY IS REALLY COUNTED AS AN ABILITY OF A GOOD PHOTOGRAPHER.

What you are going to learn?

Portrait lighting course is all about making one learn to arrange perfect lighting to photograph any portraits. Course for portrait Lighting in Photography is a short duration course for those photography aspirants who need to polish their lighting techniques. The Photography lighting class conducted at photography school Creative Hut is useful for amateurs as well as professionals.

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This portrait photography lighting course provides hands-on instruction to creatively apply lighting for various moods and concept for people photography in both the studio and in outdoor location. You will learn how to use different lights namely hard light, soft light, key light, fill light, kickers and backlights to be able to create portraits of all styles. This master class in lighting will demonstrate you to how to use studio space totally under your control.

INTRODUCING STUDIO AND EQUIPMENTS

Ten days portrait photography lighting class starts with the introduction to studio and accessories. In the very first day, candidates will be made known about the studio set-ups and equipments essential for the studio photography and especially for portrait photography. This session will enable one to know more about the studio requirements, studio accessories and the elements that are to be considered for a better as well as affordable studio set-up. Various studio equipments will be introduced in this session such as different light modifiers, reflectors, diffusers, snoot, barn doors, umbrellas, soft boxes, lenses, lights and flash, etc...

STUDY ON PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTING

The next session covers the study on lighting for photography. This second and third day schedule includes the study on use of natural light and artificial light used for portrait photography and people photography. These two days session on understanding of natural lighting and artificial lighting will enable one to understand the different light sources for photography and its effective use as per the direction of light source and subject. Understanding of light sources and its direction will be followed by the practical application of lighting as per different subjects or portraits to be photographed.

EXPOSURE AND DEPTH OF FIELD

Understanding of light will now allow one to know photography, their DSLR camera and lens more deeply. Fourth day of the session will let one to understand exposure in photography, role of aperture, shutter speed and ISO in DSLR camera. Along with the understanding of exposure triangle and reciprocity, candidates will be introduced with the types and effect of Depth of field in photography. The techniques and methods applied to achieve depth in each photographs.

FOCUS AND COLOUR BALANCE

The next and one of the most essential terms for a better image is the focus in it. The fifth day session is based on how to apply focusing through DSLR and different modes of focus in camera. Along with this, one will be let known about white balance and the effect of different Kelvin in the image. Understanding of picture style is the next element let known to the candidates with its correct usage in capturing different types of Photographs.

FRAMING AND COMPOSITION

The sixth day of the course is meant for knowing the rules in photography for proper framing and composition of the image. Candidates will be made known about five best rules applicable for photography especially in term of shooting portraits, candid and people photography. This session will comprise of the study of world’s best portrait photographs on the basis of the rules in photography. It will include understanding, study and hands-on photography practice based on top photography rules namely, rule of thirds, golden ratio, golden spiral, golden triangle and rule of space.

UNDERSTANDING LIGHTING PATTERNS

The further session for the seventh and eighth days is scheduled for the understanding of different lighting patterns and the understanding of the Law of 45 degree. It also includes an understanding of basic rules of portraiture and how to distance the subject as per different lighting patterns. The hands on practice of how to use different light modifiers and lighting equipments to achieve various patterns in lighting namely Rembrandt lighting, Chirasco, butterfly lighting, etc... The understanding and use of light meter, key light, fill light, kicker light, hair light, background light, etc... will make the candidates to apply it for different lighting patterns.

DIFFERENT LIGHTING TECHNIQUES On the ninth day session, candidates will be understanding and applying various lighting techniques in the studio. The creative application of backgrounds and props as well as flash are implemented by each candidate to create different portraiture. This session includes, capturing the portraits in one light, two lights, three lights and more. Understanding of short lighting and broad lighting, open loop and closed loop as well as the adding light and subtracting light are the other important factors taught in this session.

APPLYING DIGITAL IMAGE EDITING

The last day of the ten days course finalize with the retouching of the images using the digital image editing software called Lightroom. With this, candidates will be introduced the digital image editing software lightroom. They will be then able to capture the portraits and will be themselves retouching or editing it. The tools and the rules for the same will be made understood to them through practice.

DURATION

Duration : 10 days

Class A : Monday to Friday

Class B : Saturday and Sunday

Class C : Only Saturdays

Class D : Only Sundays

Class E : Holidays Special

FEE STRUCTURE

Fees : Rs. 15500/- + Tax

Tax on total course fess need to be paid additional, as applicable.

Eligibility: Passion for photography

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