Foundation Photography Course

Part : 1 Camera Controls and Creativity

We will cover how camera works and how to make it work for you in a visually expressive way. To use your camera to its full capability you’ve got to be familiar with Camera functions and various accessories related to camera
to enhance the experience of Photography. And the other Most important aspects of photography is controlling or getting the exposure right because
it determines how light or dark an image is and what mood it conveys.


  • Different Types of Cameras

  • Digital vs. Film Camera

  • Parts of the Camera and their Functioning

  • Digital sensors- CCD and COMS

  • Crop factors/Full Frame

  • Study on Lenses

  • Camera Accessories and their use -External Flash, Tripod, Filters,         Remote Control, Storage devices etc.

  • How to use DSLR

  • Technical: Aperture/ Aperture setting

  • Technical: Sutter Speed/ Sutter Speed setting

  • Technical: ISO/ISO setting

  • Auto Focus- Focus Modes

  • Bracketing/Auto Exposure Combination

  • Metering

  • White balance

Part: 2 - Understand Photographs

We'll focus on why certain images just "work" and discuss the importance of proportion in photographic composition, starting off with a discussion of the photographic frame, and then moving onto subject placement, and then going to more specific forms of proportion such as balance, the rule of thirds, golden ratio and its variants. Students will also learn various ways of executing these concepts including use of fore/mid/backgrounds. We shall also understand Colour management and Analysis of Photographs.


  • Element of Designs

  • Introduction of Composition Rules (Framing, Simplicity, Rule of thirds, Leading Lines, Patterns, Balance, Avoiding Mergers)

  • Understand Negative and Positive Space

  • Colour Theory

  • Zone System

  • Colour Photography, Black & White Photography

  • Portraiture Study

  • Landscape Study

  • Analysis of Photographs or How to Read Photographs

Course Activities

(Course activities vary from course to course and instructor to instructor. Below is a listing of some
of the activities students can anticipate in this course).

  • Lectures     Videos/Films   •  Slideshows

  • Simulation activities /Class Room Exercise

  • Assignments (Theory and Practical)

Output of the Course
  • By the end of this module, students will be able to identify modern camera designs and capabilities, recognize the most common photography lenses and their uses. from prime to wide angle to fish eye to telephoto to macro

  •  Identify key photography accessories and their uses (Filters, Tripod, monopods, cable release, flashes and exposure meters.

  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of digital photography versus film, describe the key elements of digital images,
    and recognize the differences between colour modes, Identify safe and efficient printing and storage techniques.

  • Understand Aperture, depth of field, multi metering mode, use Bracketing.

  • Understand the key aspects of professional photography, recognize key exposure modes, employ effective shutter speed techniques.

  • Identify key differences between shooting in Black & White and Colour Photography.

  • Recognize the importance of Different filters.

  • Recognize the importance of photography in everyday life and professional possibilities.