FAQs

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How to make a visually compelling frame?

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  • Learn to create visual impacts by composing your photo around your subject.
  • Go beyond the rules of composition and discover how colors, patterns, light, and contrast add to your subject.
  • See how different rules can help you to build your photo around your subject using the elements of composition.
  • Understand how to minimize distractions, dead space, and competing elements that take away from your subject.
  • Explore the role of camera settings and equipment in making your subject stand out.

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What are the 3 creative stages?

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  • First Stage - “Image quality” in terms of sharpness, resolution, and being able to create blurry background effect
  • Second Stage - The composition, the light and the emotion of a scene
  •  Third Stage - In addition, to click a sharp photo, your click should convey a story in terms of emotion, soul and life. Always focus on capturing good light, emotions, and moments.

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What are the common camera settings I use?

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Auto Modes, Aperture/Shutter Priority, Program/Manual Mode, Exposure compensation, ISO, WB, Image Format, Focus Modes, Metering Modes, Drive Modes.

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What are the various kinds of camera lenses?

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Wide Angle, Wide Angle Zoom, fisheye lenses, Normal, Standard, Telephoto, Telephoto Zoom, Macro, Tilt-shift.

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What are common composition rules?

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Rule of Third, Lines, Diagonal, Leading Lines, Pattern, Symmetry, Color

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What are some of the framing basics?

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Depth, Eliminating distracting element, Depth, POV, Horizon Line, Proper Cropping, Perspective, Balance in Photography.

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How can I master lighting in photography?

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Learn to match the following three variables with the subject. This can help you take a huge leap as a photographer. Light available in a scene can be broken down into three concrete variables:

  1. The direction of Light - Is it coming from front, side, above or below the subject.
  2. Colour of Light - Is it Warm or cool, orange or Blue.
  3. Quality of Light - Is it hard edged with sharp deep shadows or soft and diffused with soft edge or non-existent shadows.

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How can I create storytelling shots?

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  • Establishing Shot / Extreme Wide Shot
  • Wide Shot
  • Medium Shot
  • Medium Close-up
  • Close Up
  • Extreme Close-up

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What questions should I ask myself before shutter release?

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  • What do you want to capture
  • What interests you about the scene?
  • How do you compose the scene to match your vision
  • What will be your focus
  • Is your image is nice & sharp
  • How can you creatively photograph the scene
  • Have you looked around for an alternate angle
  • Can you incorporate composition rule to improve your image