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Foundation Intensive Course

Dec 13, 2014 - Jan 18, 2015
11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Indian School of Photography, F 322, IInd Floor, Lado Sarai
New Delhi,India View map →

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Our 'Foundation Intensive' is a specially designed course for those who want to take their first step into professional photography. The course is designed to go beyond the basics and explores more creative options. It gives students hands on experience on practical aspects of lighting. This includes practical sessions on Studio Photography in a variety of lighting conditions. The course is designed to blanket an array of topics from lighting techniques to ‘on image’ editing and other post processing workflows. Simply put the course is for photographers who want grow. It covers the very basics of photography and at the same time equips the participants with the techniques of a pro.

Course Content:

Day 01: Basic introduction to photography and various aspects of photography, looking at and understanding basics of street photography with help of works of masters of photography as a group discussion and analysis.

Day 02: Understanding functionality of the Camera, Exposure and getting correct exposure and improvising from the correct exposure, aperture and how to use different aperture for how it affects an image, shutter speed, freezing and blurring images creatively and ISO, working under low light conditions

Day 03: Understanding modes like Depth of Field and its creative usage, Shooting modes, Metering Modes and getting correct exposures, practical use of the shutter and aperture modes

Days 04:  Understanding about White Balance and understanding true color, Focus Modes and how to do selective focusing.

And understanding the use of  Lenses and their purpose as per focal length.

Day 05: Exposure compensation, Diaptor, Active D lighting, burst mode etc, how to create a default camera setting before shooting & use all modes quickly. 

Understanding different light situations.

Day 06: Review first 5 sessions of with guided practical session

Day 07: Composition, understanding space and composing pictures. Analysis of how negative and positive space is used with a reasoning to communicate through a picture and its relevance. How a picture is relevant as a medium of communication and its historical relevance.

Day 08: How to do Studio Portraiture and how to use lighting techniques to create character in portrait.  Use of studio flash light in portraiture and various types of lighting

Day 09: Still life and product lighting. Understanding photographing objects and learn the use of studio light in product and object lighting.  

Day 10. Basic Photoshop and enhancing images, sizing, converting to Black & white, Photoshop tools, exposure/contrast, Raw v/s Jpeg, Color Correction , a basic comparative of Photoshop v/s Traditional dark room and relevance of photoshop in photography today.

Day 11: Advance Photoshop, HDR, Panorama, Time lapse.

Day 12: Review of all days and guided practical session.


Faculty Profile

Ranjan Basu, an experienced photojournalist started his career in 1982 and has worked across media houses. He worked with the legendary photographer, Raghu Rai in The India Today Group. He has to his credit publications like Hindustan Times and Asian Age. He was the group photo editor of Planman Media. Basu has covered many important news events in the last three decades and his work has been published in major newspapers and magazines across the world.

Ranjan Basu won a National Award in Photography in the year 2008. He spent 14 days with Naxal cadres in Chattisgarh jungle to cover their lifestyle; amongst other such projects he has also covered the lifestyle of Defense force at the Siachen base camp. An eye to detailing and precision is his trademark.

Prabhas Roy ‘s love with the camera is more than 30 years. He is a product of the Government college of Art & Craft, Calcutta. His love for photography made him travel across India and the world. He feels the world is the studio for his camera.


Being a senior advertising & a commercial photographer Prabhas has shot for clients like World Economic Forum Geneva, United Nation, Thomson Press, Taj Group of Hotels, Maurya Sheraton Group, SAIL, HRD of Govt. of India, Alchemist Group, ITDC , Apeejay Group, Radisson Hotels to name a few. He worked for some of the world famous media houses of India like Indian Express Group, Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd Group, The Pioneer Group, Living Media Group, Media Transasia Group, Outlook Group, Ananda Bazar Patrika Group and presently working for HT Media Group in Delhi

His work has been published in some of the leading media houses in India and he has two coffee table book to his credit - Invisible City,  Daniells’ India  & some in pipeline.

He has also been associated with projects from UNESCO – Camera Gives Voice to Voices of Girls, Government of Madhya Pradesh and some NGO’s.

Organiser : Indian School of Photography

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