Photography, in the new age, is not just a hobby but a full-fledged career option that needs skills. With a mobile phone in everyone’s hand, our access to a camera is just a click away, however, it does not mean all of us can become professional photographers. Photography is more than just capturing an image. It is about composition, storytelling, capturing the right moment, evoking emotion and more.
A professional photographer with one picture brings multiple aspects to the table. The photography course at JD Institute of Fashion Technology prepares the student to create impactful images and know the details of clicking out-of-box photos along with learning how to develop editorial and commercial photographs. But to excel as a photographer there are certain pre-requisites. These pre-requisites help you to perform exceptionally in your course and achieve the goals you’re aiming for. And these pre-requisites are not the skill sets you develop but the basic gear that need to be in your bag all the time:
A basic camera is a necessity to learn professional photography. Phone cameras have become better but they have their own limitations, especially in terms of producing colours. For someone who’s embarking on the journey of professional photography, getting their hands on DSLRs, Mirrorless cameras or point and shoot cameras are essential. You get to understand the intricacies of photography when you use a professional camera.
Having the right camera lens is of utmost importance. When you purchase a DSLR camera, it usually comes with a basic kit lens that is good to start your journey as a photographer. As you learn the photography intricacies, a prime lens, as well as a zoom lens, also become essential to your photography kit. The best part about camera lenses are, they fit any camera body of the same brand, so investing in one helps you in a long run.
3. Memory Card:
When you are starting on the journey of professional photography, you click or shoot in RAW mode. RAW pictures are of huge size like over 30MB. Hence, keeping a memory card handy always helps. You snap multiple images in order to find that one perfect click and in order to do so you need to have grand memory space.
Tripods are essential for a photography beginner. A tripod helps you produce stability in your images. Keeping a portable tripod in your bag helps you in producing crisp images, especially during night or evening time when the light source is diminishing and you have to decrease your shutter speed in order to deliver the right exposure to your photos.
Under any situation, you don’t want your camera to drain out of the battery. You always need to carry extra batteries so that if your current battery runs out of power, you always have an alternative. Carrying extra batteries doesn’t occupy space and also helps you complete your project properly without any technical hindrance.
In your beginner’s kit, do add flash. Proper use of flash helps you to capture good images at night or in dark hours. Moreover, flash adds light to the image, brings in good contrast and fill in dark shadows that at times ruin images.
Photography is an interesting career choice that needs you to be always on your toes, to capture the right moment. Through photos, you tell a story and at JD Institute of Fashion Technology photography enthusiasts are nourished to develop the skills and aptitude to carry out professional photography. The Diploma in Fashion Photography integrates classroom learnings with practical training and live projects.