Photography Learning Path

  • Photography Learning Path

    Posted by Sudhir Shivaram on February 22, 2023 at 1:32 pm

    (Main Learning Path)

    Follow the path for learning as outlined below. This is applicable to any genre of photography:

    Camera & Lens Buying Guide:

    – What parameters to consider for selecting a camera or lens. Finally based on the budget we recommend the camera/lens for your use.
    – Understanding the MTF chart which is important to know about lens sharpness/contrast/quality.

    Basics and Advanced Fundamentals of Photography

    (This course will make your foundation extremely strong and is suited for any genre of photography)

    1. Welcome and Intro

    2. Subject Knowledge

    3. White Balance
    (Not getting good colours in your images? This lesson will help you achieve it)

    4. Exposure Triangle
    (Blur/shaky images, not getting good exposure, what ISO and shutter-speed to use? All your queries will be answered here)

    After completing the above, go through the “Blurred out of focus background” course
    (This course will clear all your doubts on what it takes to get multiple subjects in focus based on your equipment.)

    5. Camera Metering
    (what is spot/evaluative/matrix/multi metering and when to use what? When to over-expose and when to under-expose? Getting the correct exposure – All these will be answered here)

    On completing the above, go through the Technical aspects of wildlife photography
    (Till challenges of spot metering chapter – This will further make your understanding in the above concepts strong. It’s a wildlife course, but concepts are the same for all genre)

    6. Understanding Focusing
    (This is a key chapter to know all about auto focusing modes and focusing points. Very important chapter for using the right auto focusing options for composition)

    Now again, go back through the Technical aspects of wildlife photography – the remaining chapters.
    (From focusing modes to be used for wildlife. This has advanced concepts for focusing)

    For Sony users -> Go through lesson 7. Auto Focus Area Modes.
    (When to use what focusing options has been clearly explained here)

    The further couple of lessons is the key to making amazing images.

    7. Composition
    (Here you will understand all the key guidelines for composition and how to create wow images)

    Then jump to “The Art of Composition” in wildlife photography.
    (Though this is purely for wildlife and birds, there are a lot of good learnings here)

    8. Shooting techniques
    (which tripod to use? What tripod-head to use? Handheld shooting techniques for sharp images etc – everything is covered here)

    Also watch the “Shooting Techniques in Wildlife
    (This is again for wildlife – Everything you need to know about shooting techniques in wildlife from a safari vehicle)

    Once you complete the above lessons/chapters, go through the Post Processing Course.
    (Post processing is the key to finally completing your photograph and presenting to the viewers. Learn about selective processing, enhance just the subject and make thebackground better etc)

    Once you complete the above set of courses, you will have a very strong foundation in photography and you will start seeing improvements in your images.

    Camera Specific Courses:

    We also have camera specific courses which helps you understand the menu options and operation of your camera in detail.

    For Sony users, we currently recommend the Sony A9 II course.

    For Canon DSLR users, you can refer the Canon 1DX II as most menu options of all Canon DSLR are similar.

    For Canon mirrorless users, we recommend the Canon R5/R6 course.

    For Nikon DSLR users, we recommend the Nikon D750 Course and for Mirrorless folks, please refer the Nikon Z9 Course.

    You are welcome to explore the other courses we have on our platform.

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