Delhi Public School Sonepat
Photography Club "Learn with Passion"
Photography provides the means of capturing memorable moments of everyday life. The market for photographic services demonstrates the aphorism “one picture is worth a thousand words” which has an interesting basis in the history of photography. Magazines and newspapers, companies putting up web sites, advertising agencies and other groups pay for photography. So, keeping all these views and interests in mind, we have initiated a “Codachrome-Photography Club”. We hope that this endeavor shall not only broaden the horizons of our students but also nurture and build up their hidden talents in photography ,alongwith their academic skills.
Our photographs share so much about who we are as individuals: what we find beautiful, fascinating, funny, delicious, important, inspiring. They allow us to showcase our personal style, interests, relationships, and adventures, to mark the passage of time. Photo-journaling our major life events is essential, but capturing the daily and mundane has equal importance. The little things that make us stop and stare give much more insight into the kind of humans we are.
This class will give you a better understanding of your camera and give you the skills to make successful and interesting images. We will focus on core photographic concepts as well as some more advanced techniques. The course will include hands-on demonstrations with the camera as well as basic digital image editing techniques. We will discuss the work of great photographers alongside your own photographs in order to better understand the fundamentals of composition to create compelling imagery. Expect to leave the class with a project you are proud of and a working knowledge of your camera. I have set up a website for you to use as a supplement to the material from each class session. There is a blog section where you can find links to resources that will supplement what we cover in class, which will be useful for the time you spend working and learning on your own. There is also a Downloads section for lectures and sample files.
A digital CAMERA is your top priority. It does not matter which kind, though full manual exposure controls are helpful. Having RAW capability is nice but not essential. A TRIPOD is not essential but very helpful. There are many options out there. You get what you pay for but having any stabilizing device is much better than having none. STORAGE MEDIA This means an external USB or hard drive or online storage like Dropbox.com. Storing your photos on your memory card is not wise for multiple reasons. Also, when we edit in Photoshop the files will be too large to email. Make sure you have a place to save your work every week, as this is a requirement. Very helpful is access to a COMPUTER with Photoshop CS5 and Adobe Bridge. The computers in this Mac Classroom and many on campus are available for you to use as long as another class is not meeting. You can also download a trial copy of Photoshop Elements or Photoshop from Adobe.com Photography is learned best by doing. Practice practice & practice. Shoot 100 pictures or more per week. Come with questions often.
Introductions & discussion of your goals for course. Camera parts and types (Bring your owners manual to this class). Menu items and shooting modes (Auto vs. Scene vs. Priority). Assignment 1: Photograph a subject of interest to you using different shooting modes to see how that effects your images.
Image show and tell Presentation of influential black and white photographers Black & White conversion practice Exposure compensation. Concept of high- and low key Assignment 2: Continue to practice exposure compensation with your camera. Bring 10 high- and low-key images to share on external media (flash or hard drive).
Image show and tell Presentation of photographers who primarily work in portaiture. Discussion of portrait genres and lighting techniques (studio, natural) Review aperture, shutter speed, ISO. Assignment 3: Practice shooting portraits and try different lighting techniques. Bring 10 portraits for next week. If you have a tripod, bring it for next class.
Image show and tell Discuss composition tips and seeing exercises. Experiment with night photography and low light shooting. Shoot outside during class time in groups Assignment 4: Find a subject of your choice and spend time working the subject. Practice rules of composition & seeing exercises. Bring 10 (5 night or low light) images you are proud of to share on external media (flash or hard drive).
Image Show and tell Presentation on Photography as Contemporary Art Discussion about conceptual practices Brainstorm ideas for Assignment 5 and begin working/ planning in class Assignment 5: Shoot 10 images that are conceptually driven, based on your own interests or inspired by the lecture.
Image Show and tell Presentation and discussion on how to create a successful body of work Sequence editing Trouble shooting/ Course review Assignment 6: Bring in a series of images 10 or more images that demonstrate the use of sequence editing/ story telling Next week bring images you would like to edit in Photoshop
Introduction to Photoshop Covering the basics of editing, fixing blemishes, color correcting, and selective edits Final Assignment: Create a series of 8-10 images on a subject of your choice. We will discuss options for final output.
Working in class to ready images for final output. Web vs. print. Color space conversion. Upload and order final products. Show & Tell.
Professional photographer will be invited for the training of student twice in a year. After completing the course, students will be visiting to the studio of professionals for live photography Students will allotted duties for clicking photography of all the activities every month on rotation basis. A record file will be maintained which will contain the activities of the students.
Sanyam Mittal Class: X
Developed a passion for photography from an early age, and as a teenager would spend my free time shooting landscapes in and around, where I grew up.
Siddharth Arora Class: X
Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.
Rishit Manchanda Class: X
Finding a love and passion for photography by travel blogging has become one of the greatest hobbies and joys of blogging so far.
Yash Khatri: IX
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