Orientation program on Photography by Anoop Guha
February 24, 2018
iLEAD organized an interactive session on the practical aspects of photography. The session was conducted by the renowned photo mentor of Canon- Mr. Anoop Guha. The event was centered on changing the basic attitude, belief, and feelings of the audience in relation to the art of photography. He is a famous name in the world of photography and he creates awareness among masses about the technicalities and creativity involved in this fascinating field. The session was targeted to ignite the passion and unleash the imagination of the people interested to venture into the world of photography. The session started with making the audience understand the two major approaches to the field of photography. One is to make a photograph and the other is to take a photograph. Making a photograph can be done through manual modes while taking photographs require a fine blend of technical and creative skills.
Mr. Guha stressed on both the theoretical and practical understanding of camera and the approach which should be taken while taking a photograph. He mentioned that capturing moments is the base upon which any kind of photographic endeavor depends. He told the audience that people in the society think that technical part of photography is very difficult which is not so in reality. Reference creation is very important for easy remembrance of the basic concepts of photography. He gave a very interesting example of our eyes which is the best camera in the world. Each eye has 5.76 Megapixel graphics resolutions. The normal eye of a human being captures more than camera because of the large megapixel architecture present inside it. He even talked about the various components of the eye which include- iris, lens, pupil, retina, cornea and optic nerves. He gave a clear conception about the basic dynamics of the eye where light makes its presence felt through the principle of reflection. Light comes through the pupil which is a hole. This hole either allows more or less light to get into the eye according to the surrounding light condition in the environment. The lens of a camera also has an iris like the human eye which is called the aperture. The principle in this regard which he stated was less light which is equivalent to an opening of the aperture while more light is equivalent to the closing of the aperture. Light falls on the retina which goes to the brain for processing through the action of the optical nerves. Censor is the retina of the camera and processor is the brain of the camera. The sensors in a camera produce electrical signals which are saved in the card and in various other formats. In case of Analog cameras, the image is processed through the films. The sensors in modern cameras have optical view pointers. Mr. Guha also talked about the DSLR cameras which have hardware and software parts. He even stressed on certain important points during the photography orientation session which included-
* CMOS detection of light limit through programming of censors
* Reading and decoding of sensors
* Control of light by Shutter
* Prospective of seeing an image and its connection with the need of correlating aperture and shutter speed
* Importance of equilibrium of shutter speed and aperture
* Management of exposure which sets the real balance in photography
* Technicalities of camera which include better censor and processor for creating a perfect image
* Depth of field generating creativity and control of photography
* Importance of priority mode in Journalistic photography
The session ended with a positive note where the audience understood the creative and technical aspects of photography. Mr. Guha created an interest among the audience to pursue photography not only for professional purpose but also for the purpose of sheer passion.