Welcome to Photography Course #1 When it comes to light and photography, its helpful to understand some of the basic physics behind light and lenses. The word “photography” was created from the Greek roots (phōtos, phōs, and graphé) which together means “drawing with light”. It is important to remember that light is the primary working tool of any photographer. Light Rays Light is the visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that starts from red (the weakest of rays), to violet (the strongest of rays). Light rays from the sun are considered white because they contain all the colors of the spectrum. Black is simply the absence of any color. When we place a prism in front of a white light ray, the prism will diffract (or separate) the ray into all the colors of the spectrum. Light Refraction through a Prism Stop for a minute and watch this animation. When we place a LENS in front of any ray, that lens will simply refract (bend) that ray. Camera Lens A camera lens is ground or molded transparent material (glass or plastic) that refracts light rays to form an image. A lens focuses light onto the sensor of a digital camera to create an image. It […]Read On
Getting Started In early days of photography, the process of taking images was considered a significant advancement of science. Early film cameras were rather primitive and relatively simple to use (if you knew how to operate them). Digital cameras have long since replaced film and the technology in today’s DSLR’s is nothing short of mind-boggling. Photography is what you make of it and your camera is basically a tool to create a photograph. And that tool you have in your camera bag is far more powerful than you can image and capable of creating amazing images, but only if you learn to use it properly. As we start to go through various photography courses, you need to understand how a camera works and must learn important settings on your camera. Some of the basic settings include; ISO, Shutter Speed, and Aperture. As we get into more advanced lessons you need to know the settings for White Balance, Focusing Modes, and Exposure Compensation. For illustration purposes, we’re going to use the Canon EOS Rebel T6i in our examples. Camera Resource Library (first step) Our goal is to teach you how to take great photos. Your first assignment is to build a Resource Library of owners manuals, training videos, and […]Read On
Hi, I am Olushola Joseph known as Sholexx Photography, using a blend of technical skills and artistic eye to take pictures of people, places, landscape, events, objects, food, etc. Photography remains one of my biggest passions, I records events and tells stories using images.