Duration: 3 months
Eligibility: 18+ and a passion for image making.
Intake: 30 seats
Certificate awarded by: Cindrebay School of Design
What will I learn in the Diploma in Commercial Photography course?
In this course, students will learn basic photographic tools and their intended purposes, including the proper use of various camera systems, lights and light shapers. Students will analyse photographs to determine their positive and negative attributes and apply these principles to produce their own visually compelling images by employing the correct photographic techniques. Here are some of the key aspects of the syllabus.
INTRODUCTION TO STUDIO FLASH LIGHTING
Light characteristics and form: Point light source, Reflectors, Wide light sources, Light banks, Umbrellas, soft boxes, honeycombs, snoots, etc. Understanding light direction, throw of light, soft light, contrast or hard light, the Light cage, etc.
AVAILABLE LIGHT PEOPLE PHOTOGRAPHY
Introduction to Outdoor Fashion and Portrait Lighting using Diffuser, Reflector, Mirror etc., Five portrait lighting outdoor.
Concept of Portrait photography. Tools and requirement: Studio, camera, lenses, etc. Basic Portrait lighting: Main light, fill, hair, background light.
A comprehensive study of advanced traditional and contemporary portrait techniques. Corrective and glamorous make-up. Classical lighting set ups. Fashion lighting set ups. Use of backgrounds. Posing and creative techniques.
Conceptual people photography. The entire process from selection of models, production, pre, post of an advertising shoot. Shooting people at location and on a studio set for an advertising campaign.
Concept of still life photography. The tools and requirements, studio, camera, lenses, films etc. Texture lighting, lighting for highlights, three-dimensional lighting. Basic tabletop set ups. Critical focusing for edge-to-edge sharpness. Lighting for square, round, spherical, and cylindrical objects. Lighting for artwork/picture copying.
ADVERTISING [STILL LIFE]
Understanding clients'/art-directors' brief. Various exercises will be conducted as a group effort to produce ad campaigns, brochures, newsletter, and point of sale displays, etc.
FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
Pictorial imagery, which can be used as photo décor for homes/offices. Indoor/outdoor photography using black & white or color, using various formats to create visually appealing images of practically any subject. The subject can be as varied as landscapes, nature, ruins, artifacts, sunsets, etc.
In this course students will learn to produce visually appealing food and beverage shots using appropriate props and food styling. Tricks of the trade on how to create condensation, steam, froth, foam, and food color enhancers, etc. will be shown.
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will get 'Diploma in Commercial Photography’ certificate from ‘Cindrebay School of Design.’