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Professional Photography Fundamentals


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Professional photography can be understood as an art & science of capturing images using technology to create amazing pictures with incredible quality.

Professional photography can be understood as an art & science of capturing images using technology to create amazing pictures with incredible quality.

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  • 1. Professional Photography Fundamentals ADMEC Multimedia Institute Can send feedback at: @admecinstitute A Photography Guide for Beginners
  • 2. Introduction The presentation renders the viewers with the fundamentals of professional photography including:  Meaning  Types- an Overview  Software used  Equipments used  Career Options
  • 3. Meaning  The word photography is derived from two Greek words, Photography literally means “Drawing with Light”. Photos means “Light” Graphos means “Drawing”
  • 4. “ Professional photography can be understood as an art & science of capturing images using technology to create amazing pictures with incredible quality. ” “There are always two people in every picture the photographer & the viewer.”
  • 5. Types of Photography On the basis of different style of images, typically Photography can be classified into:  Portrait Photography  Landscape Photography  Fashion Photography  Photo Journalism  Advertising Photography “Photography is not about the things photographed. It’s about how that things looks photographed.” - Garry Winogrand
  • 6. Portrait Photography  Portrait photography refers to a picture of a person or a group of people, usually when they are front facing towards the camera looking directly at it. A photo taken by Neil Armstrong on the moon or a passport photo falls under portrait photography . ADMEC Multimedia Institute
  • 7. Example of Portrait Photography :
  • 8. Landscape Photography  Landscape Photography consists of simply just capturing miles of land from a standing point ,by looking down from a raised view at the landscape. It is mostly used during outdoors, looking down at a wide stretch of land from a higher point in order to get the targeted piece of land in the frame. ADMEC Multimedia Institute
  • 9. Example of Landscape Photography :
  • 10. Fashion Photography  Fashion Photography is used to promote different types of clothing in an attempt to sell it to the public meaning the pictures need to be attractive for the consumer (usually a model is used for the attractiveness for men and women). It is used mostly in studios and photo booths where they can get the best quality picture in the best color as the background would be a clear plain color to help the product stand out for the customer. ADMEC Multimedia Institute
  • 11. Example of Fashion Photography :
  • 12. Photo Journalism  Photo Journalism is the art of capturing images to capture a news story. There has been many famous journalistic photos showing a story through an image. For example a photo taken by Eddie Adams. Some of world famous Journalist Photographers are Robert Frank, David Burnett and Phillip Jones Griffins. ADMEC Multimedia Institute
  • 13. Example of Photo Journalism :
  • 14. Advertising Photography  Advertisement photography involves taking pictures for commercial use i.e. where company’s have there new products to be launched or advertised in the a productive manner. It is also used in corporate brochures and leaflets, menus in cafes and restaurants, and similar commercial uses where photographs enhances a text. ADMEC Multimedia Institute
  • 15. Example of Advertising Photography :
  • 16. Other Types  Product Photography  Food Photography  Sports Photography  Press photography  Interior Photography  Scientific Photography  Aerial Photography “Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.” - Matt Hardy
  • 17. Examples:
  • 18. Examples:
  • 19. Software Used in Photography  Almost all the professional photographers use one or more photo editing software to enhance the quality of their clicked images. Some of the commonly used software are:  Adobe Photoshop  Adobe Photoshop Elements  Photoshop Lightroom  Corel Paint Shop Pro  Apple Aperture  DXO Optics pro  Pixelmator
  • 20. Equipments Used in Photography  Following are the majority of equipments used by professional photographers to capture incredible images:  DSLR Camera (lens 18-55mm)  Mac and Windows Workstations  Professional Scanners and Video Cameras  Professional Lightening Setup  Chroma Shoot  Tripod  Card Reader  Light Box  Backdrop  Advance Editing facilities
  • 21. A Glimpse at Equipments:
  • 22. Career Options in Photography  Photography as a profession is not only confined to capturing memories, special moments & milestones, but has emerged as a full-fledged profession , offering a number of job opportunities in diverse fields. Some of the career options are:  Press Photographers  Photo Journalists  Fashion Photography  Portrait Photographers  Industrial Photographers  Wildlife Photographers  Forensic Photographers “There is only you & your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.” - Ernst Haas
  • 23. Compiled by Pooja Jindal ADMEC Multimedia Institute For more info you can visit For course related enquiry, ring us at: 9811-81-81-22, 011-3130-5055, 011-3203-5055 Can send feedback at: @admecinstitute