Mentorship

Photography Mentorship Program

The Photography Mentorship Program offers an excellent opportunity to significantly improve your photographic skills. We will cover the basics of understanding all features in current DSLR’s. You will learn the elements and techniques involved in composing and capturing artistic and aesthetically pleasing photos. In addition, we will cover the intricacies of exposure, lighting, fine art portraiture, workflow and post-process editing and printing. We will critique, evaluate and analyze student created images and gain from the feedback to improve on a weekly basis. The sessions will take place in the Photography Studio.I've had the pleasure of teaching the Photography Club at a local high school for 5 years and we've created many impactful images hanging throughout the school's hallways.
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Getting to know your equipment

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Getting to know your equipment

Understanding the features found in DSLR’s

- JPEG vs. RAW- sensor size- crop ratio-memory cards-ISO-all buttons, dials and menu items on cameras- All about Lenses- Fast vs. slow- F-stops,- prime vs. zoom,- macro and wide angle- Situations to use each

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Taking Better Pictures

Elements of Great Photos

- depth of field, dimension, exposure, subject, motion (freeze/blur), color, lighting (specular vs. soft), shooting angle, lens selection, mood or feeling, emotion.

Compositional Techniques

- Rule of Thirds, leading lines, symmetry, filling the frame, horizon line placement, depth of field, background, framing, cropping, negative space, viewpoint, separation, contrast, silhouettes, simplicity, S-curve, disequilibrium, triangle, reflections, horizontal vs. vertical, panoramas.

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Learning about Exposure

- Relationship between ISO-Shutter Speed-Aperture- Understanding how changes in each effect results- 18% Gray Card- Zone System- Reflective vs. Ambient metering- How to meter properly- Understanding the Histogram and dynamic range- Exposure Compensation- HDR exposures and Bracketing

Getting to know your equipment

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All About Light

- Seeing the light (digital cameras vs. our eyes)

- Color of Light

- Quality of Light (hard vs. soft) and how to control it

- When and how to use each

- Golden Hour

- Accessories ie. Softbox,Reflectors, diffusers, snoots, barndoors

- Using Gels

- F16 Rule

- Inverse Square Law

- Off camera flash

- Intro to strobe and studio lighting

- Understanding light modifiers, choice and placement

- Painting with light

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Portraiture

- Posing basics for masculine vs. feminine

- Directional light and lighting patterns - Rembrandt - Loop - Butterfly - Split

- Fine Art Portraiture

- Silhouettes 

- Color Calibration and Profiles

- Color Wheel and harmony

- Student use of studio lighting and backdrops to create professional quality photos

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Software and Workflow

- Managing, organizing, tagging and flagging photos

- Editing/Enhancing/Retouching

- Overview of Lightroom/Photoshop/Other Prof. programs, filters and plugins. - Live Edits

- Printing

- Paper types

- Color matching and on-screen proofing

- Scaling and resizing

- Optimal Resolution (Ppi and dpi) for screen or print

- Types and Output Comparison (metallic, lustre finish) metal prints, canvas prints



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