Have you often wondered about getting into photography, but didn’t know how to get started?
Which type of camera will suit you the most? Which lenses will be ideal to make the pictures that you yearn to click? How much of your hard-earned money should you invest in photography upfront? How long will your investment serve you? And what results can you expect?
I have found that you can save between ₹15,000 and ₹40,000 on photography equipment if you get the correct advice first—avoid buying and re-buying equipment that serves you poorly. I personally could have saved over ₹90,000 on cameras and lenses alone if I had received the right advice at the right time. I regret not having asked for professional advice at the time.
‘Solutions on cameras, lenses, and photography—with Girish Menon’ will give you an idea on how to start, and where to start—whatever your budget!
Get to know more about the pros and cons of different types of cameras and lenses before investing your hard-earned money into photography gear. Once you decide on what you wish to photograph, you can get the right equipment and learn how to use it. We will show you how to get started on your journey. We’ll dive into the nuances of travel and wildlife photography. So whether you want to photograph vivid city life, or snow-clad mountains, the sun setting over turquoise blue oceans, tigers and elephants in emerald green forests, star trails or northern lights, we will show you how to get started! And for those of you interested in wedding or event photography, there will be a demonstration on how to use an external flash. We will also show you how to get started on setting up your home studio to photograph portraits.
Some of the topics we will cover are:
- Understand the different types of cameras from point-and-shoot cameras to bridge, mirrorless and DSLR cameras.
- Understand what is a “full frame” DSLR, “cropped sensor” DSLR, and “micro four thirds” sensor.
- Understand different types of lenses—wide angle lens, normal lens, prime lens, zoom lens, telephoto, and super-telephoto lenses etc.
- Identify the camera and lens that will be most suited for your needs. * Introduction to Aperture, Shutter speed and ISO sensitivity.
- Tips on lighting and composition.
- Getting started with travel and wildlife photography.
- Introduction to external flash (speedlights) and demonstration on how to use a speedlight to photograph weddings and events.
- Demonstration on portrait photography using off-camera speedlights. * Tips on how to set up your home portrait studio in under Rs. 5,000.
- How to store your photography equipment so that it’s clear of moisture and fungus.