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Class 001 intro to photography


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Notes from Amit Chawla Sir...... Photography

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Class 001 intro to photography

  1. 1. Introduction to PHOTOGRAPHY A Lecture by Amit Chawla NOTE THIS LINK http //
  2. 2. Definition Process of recording images by means of capturing light on a light-sensitive medium, such as a film or electronic sensor during a timed exposure. The process is done through mechanical, chemical or digital devices known as cameras. Traditionally, the product of photography has been called a photograph, commonly shortened to photo.
  3. 3. Drawing With Light <ul><li>The word &quot;photography&quot; comes from French word photographie which is based on the Greek φώς (phos) &quot;light&quot; + γραφή (graphê) &quot;stylus&quot;, &quot;paintbrush&quot; or &quot;representation by means of lines&quot; or &quot;drawing&quot;, together meaning &quot;Drawing With Light.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Photography is considered to be an art form but is closely related to Scientific fields like chemistry & physics. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Famous Indian Photographers <ul><li>EXERCISE </li></ul><ul><li>List out atleast 10 different photographers of India. Collect their work and present it in the next class. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why do we need photos ? <ul><li>Journalistic (informational) purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Educational purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Medical and scientific purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><li>Legal purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Archival and record purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Security concerns </li></ul><ul><li>ANY OTHER REASONS………..????? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Types <ul><li>Black & White Negative </li></ul><ul><li>Colour Negative </li></ul><ul><li>Colour Transparency </li></ul><ul><li>Polaroid </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Photography </li></ul>
  7. 7. Photography Genres / Styles <ul><li>Outlined below photography styles that call for specialized treatment. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial (Ads, Fashion / Glamour, Portrait & Wedding, Editorial / Photojournalism , Nature / Landscape, Conceptual, Wildlife, Pornography etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social / Art (Fine Art / Social Cause) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical photography (Astrophotography, Forensic, Infrared, Panoramic etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Others (photocopy or xerography, Photograms, image scanner etc.) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. History of Photography <ul><li>EXERCISE </li></ul><ul><li>Research & Come Prepared In Next Class </li></ul>