Talking about photography – especially to photography enthusiasts is always fun! In case you didn’t know, before opening up a photography studio and starting my photography business – I used to work in the marketing department of the famous IT biggie – IBM. When IBM got in touch with me recently to come in and give a session on Basics of Photography to amateur and budding photographers in the organisation, I knew it would be something interesting. What better than being invited to your old working space to talk about what you love the most!
It was overwhelming to go back to my old office and meet old colleagues and some new lovely people too!
The session was lively and energetic and it was great to receive so many questions and queries about photography from the IBM people and had great fun discussing them.
Seeing the spread of the popularity of Photography and DSLRs becoming cheaper and easily accessible, we decided to start with the history of photography and how cameras came into being and then went onto discuss the basic functions of the camera.
With the demonstration on the camera, we discussed the basics like exposure triangle,including ISO, aperture and shutter speed.
To explain the basic elements in detail , we also conducted a live shoot and explained the basics of off-camera lighting! We were lucky to have a pretty model in the audience 🙂
We also discussed the importance of Composition and Framing in detail and additional fun things to do with the camera and different lenses such as forced perspective!
Discussing rule of thirds along with examples!
Talking about the upcoming Wedding Photography Bootcamp 2016!
A little token of appreciation from the IBM folks!
Of course, no session on photography is complete without the group photo in the end!
Its always great fun to share my knowledge and experiences with new enthusiastic people! Hope to spread the love of photography amongst more and more people 🙂
All photos credit- Ashu Kalra/Thoda Strong.