MASTER PHOTOGRAPHY & POST-PROCESSING
BANGALORE — LEPAKSHI
An Extensive 2-Days Programme
We all love the beautiful scenarios but capturing the same from camera is a challenge. The moment of a perfect shot goes by fast as beginner photographers struggle with camera settings. After a while, their interest wanes and they are very dissatisfied with their results.
This workshop helps you to master Photography and Post-Processing. The program teaches you how to compose like a master story-teller, how to look for hidden compositions in a place, how to process those great images and how to sell/publish them on social media too. You will also understand how to overcome the challenges a photographer faces while shooting.
We’ll take you through the topics in photography and build your knowledge step by step, completing your journey with a practical session and then post-processing.
This course is specifically designed to equip you with the comprehensive knowledge and skills that are essential to achieving your photographic goals. The course is geared towards aspiring professionals and passionate enthusiasts.
Let our expert photography team start you on your craft like a pro.
We will make sure you don’t leave our class without enhancing your photography!
Post processing comes with a number of myths deeply ingrained in the minds of many photo-enthusiasts. To debunk them, you need to keep in mind the following:
- Processing is an integral aspect of photography. Even in the days of film photography, a lot of time and attention was put in to skillfully post process pictures in dark rooms with chemicals. From Ansel Adam to Jerry Uelsman– masters of a bygone era have dodged and burned, sliced and diced to create composites.
- Please stop considering what your camera captures as – Photography. It’s not. Camera is a device that records data. You should still do as much possible in-camera; However, even the best cameras are nowhere close to offering the dynamic range that a human eye has. This fundamental fact should be enough for you to realize that there are many situations where camera will get fooled by the light.
One question an amateur photographer often asks is—“Why can’t I just point my camera at what I am seeing, shoot that and get the same result?” Understanding exactly why you can’t, is the key to become a better photographer.
- Our eyes can look at a scene and dynamically adjust our vision based on the subject. The amount of pupil dilation makes sure we get the right amount of light that helps us to see things as they really are. Eyes can compensate as we focus on regions of varying brightness and can look around to get the broader or narrow angle of view or even focus on objects at a variety of distance. Cameras don’t have that ability. Best of the cameras have a Dynamic Range of up to 15, whereas human eyes have a range of up to 25. This should tell you that photography is not what camera records. Image correction, contrast adjustment, color management, white balance, etc. form a part of post-processing.
- What most amateurs don’t know is that when you shoot an image in “AUTO” mode or select any “SCENE” setting, even camera post-processes that image “in-camera” by deciding to use smart settings. What professional photographers do is—instead of letting camera decide what it should process and how, they shoot in RAW (flat file) format and retain all the relevant details to manually adjust the image later.
- Processing allows you to create a visual experience which lets you relive your memories. Landscape photography requires the most technical and advanced level of post processing skills. It aims to amaze one in every attempt. It should transport viewers to the place you shot the image at and help them experience the destination without even moving a muscle. It’s the manifestation of what you saw and what a dream is like. A cross over.
WHAT IS A BOOT CAMP?
Read on and see if this sounds familiar…
You buy a shiny new DSLR with all your hard earned money.
You read free articles and blogs, you watch youtube videos, you read the camera manual.
You attend a workshop to learn the basics of photography. Even post-processing.
You think you’re now ready to click the pictures that will blow everyone’s minds off.
You go out on that wildlife safari, or that exotic location, and you shoot 300 frames.
But when you transfer the pictures onto your laptop—you feel like trashing them all. Results are nothing like what you had thought or visualized. You don’t like the composition, you’ve forgotten all the basics, and you’ve missed the timing because you were struggling with the camera setting.
… Does this sound familiar?
Problem is not in your camera, or the basic course you attended, or the techniques you learned. Challenge really is—how do you put it ALL together when you’re out on the field shooting? How can you create those images that you can be deeply satisfied and proud of?
How do you check the light? What camera settings should you use? What focus system and metering mode do you need for landscape, versus wildlife, versus portraits? Why does a professional photographer get those delicious bokeh and shallow depth of field, and you don’t? If composition is the king, can it be taught or do you have to have an inherent “eye” for it?
Bad results lead to self doubts, it leads to blaming your camera or lens, you blame it on the lack of your understanding of post-processing. And all this leads to falling out of love from a hobby that you were so passionate about. These are the days when you’re distracted and can’t focus. Days when you are one photograph away from announcing that you don’t want to do any photography again. Days when you think of putting your camera and lens on OLX or Quickr 🙂
If this sounds familiar, here’s what we think can help.
Imagine working with a mentor who works with you at a personal level. Someone who commits to understand the mistakes you’re making in photography. Someone who walks you through, and then hand holds you as you start to walk.
We are talking of a controlled environment where you don’t just learn theory in a class or practice the theory you’ve learned in some city park or hotel garden, but you actually get to shoot what you WANT to shoot. We are talking about taking you to a national park near you, a landscape hotspot in your city, or a birding lake within your reach. We are talking about theories (and No, not shutter speed and ISO and Aperture), and we talking about post-processing. And we are talking about doing this over and over, AND over again till you get tired, but have a broad smile of confidence.
Yes we are talking about a BOOT CAMP. And true to the spirit of any boot camp, these programs are designed to strengthen your technical knowledge AND your creativity for stronger composition and execution.
So what boot camp will do for you?
First—It will put everything in perspective. And truly everything. From giving the basic steps, to making things easy, to visualizing, composing and creating—all in live conditions.
Second—focus on SIMPLICITY. Simplicity is the secret. And it works. It will allow you to take a deep breath and give you a sense of focus. Focus in creating awesome photographs. It will ALSO teach you to not be everywhere.
Although boot camp is simple, it delivers results. It’s not just basic. It is basic++. It works on the foundations you already have and then it builds. It has one goal, and one goal only—To make you a better photographer. Holistically. Completely.
Boot camp is for someone who wants to jump on a scale of 0 (Lowest) to 10 (highest), from 2.5 to 6. This is all of the training, support and advice you’ll ever need.
Our boot camps are two day programs with or without accommodation, during which time we aim to provide as much learning as we possibly can in the chosen location. Its not just mastering the hardware and working with software, learning with us is all about how do you start thinking like a master story teller, illuminate those portraits, craft and control the light, visualize in color and perfect every frame.
This is what we call—Photographic Readiness. Whether you’re looking to go on that wildlife safari to shoot majestic Lions or royal Tigers, or holiday destination for some dreamy sunrise or sunset, or create those beautiful portraits with soft lights, THIS is where it all begins. You first get photography ready, before, you confidently go out to pursue your dream and make everyone fall in love with each frame you create.
During every photography tour we provide you with the practical knowledge, views and techniques for making the most of light, camera and the place.
Day 1: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
- Understanding exposure, light & DOF
- Geometry in Photography | Perspective | Beyond Rule of thirds
- Art of Story Telling
- Working with elements — Water | Reflections | Scale
- Working with low light & Night Photography
- Black & White Photography
- All about composition | Framing | Layering | Background | Foreground
- All about Light | Backlight | Ambient Light | Creative Light
- How to market yourself | Selling Prints | Social Media
SUNSET SHOOT ON LOCATION – LEPAKSHI (Practical Session)
- How to ‘see’ light (part 1)
- How to use your lenses / Choosing the right lens
- Depth of Field – demonstration and exercise
- Practice session 1
- How to ‘see’ light’ (part 2)
- How to find right camera settings
- How to shoot in different locations
- Shooting in Low light and sunsets
- Practice session 2
Day 2: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Understanding importance of Post Processing
- Introduction to Adobe Camera Raw
- Essentials of Post Processing
- Introduction to Layers and layers mask
- Working with Brightness | Contrast | White Balance | Saturation
- Levels | Curves | Saturation and layer adjustments
- Fixing Lens Correction | Blemishes & clones
- Introduction and working with Nik Software
- Non-destructive Dodging and Burning
- Ambient light | Orton Lights
- Sharpening and noise reduction
- Preparing for Web upload
- What Not to do during Post Processing
Fee & Terms
- INR 10,500/- per person
- Includes lunch & coffee/tea
- Includes travel to Lepakshi and back to GoodShotz office
- Does NOT include accommodation in Bangalore
- Does NOT include anything which is not mentioned
- Please carry your camera, eqipment, and laptop loaded with Adobe Photoshop for the practice sessions
- To conduct this workshop, we require at least 8 participants. The boot camp can be rescheduled in case the requirement is not met.
- Fee is inclusive of GST and is the final amount to be paid.
Cancellation and refund
- Full refund if cancellation is made 60 days before the event.
- 50% if cancelled between 30-60 days of the event.
- No refund if cancelled within 30 days of the event.
Please note: The date of written (e-mail) communication of intent to cancel is the date considered for calculation of the cancellation fees
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What Our Friends Are Saying
I attended Advanced Post-Processing: Bangalore mentored by Chris Gomes, he is one of the best trainers I ever met in photoshop training, he explained all the concepts with the patient and answered all the questions without any hesitations, he loaded with full of knowledge in photography and photoshop. One day workshop is not enough to learn all his knowledge. Tons of thanks to GoodShotz team and Chris Gomes for organizing this program.
I was fortunate enough to grab a seat in the Online workshop on “Mastering Photography & Post-Processing” and I loved the way session was planned. The workshop covered various topics such as Aperture, ISO, Shutter speed and so on. The best part was GoodShotz team actually took control over a few participant’s desktop and helped them in processing the image better.
I would recommend GoodShotz to all the amateur photographers who want to turn into professionals 🙂 Cheers to GoodShotz team !!
They inspire, teach, motivate. There never was a moment when they stopped answering your most basic doubts even for the 100th time. Chris Sir,Surbhi mam’ worked relentlessly,patiently reviewing each participant, guiding them on field,correcting their flaws ,applauding their good work and then motivating them to do better. Goodshotz is the place to go if u want to learn photography. You can also subscribe to their I learn app and gain a lot. Thank you Surbhi Mam” and Chris Sir for being such awesome mentors.
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