Ba­sics of pho­tog­ra­phy

Sun.Star Cebu Weekend - - Lens - Al­bert Pe­drosa

AFRIEND and a stu­dent of mine few years back asked me what course to take for his niece who’s in­ter­ested in pho­tog­ra­phy. He men­tioned if it was a good idea to take an edit­ing course af­ter get­ting the ba­sics. Al­though I think that edit­ing is part of pho­tog­ra­phy, just like de­vel­op­ing a film and print­ing it in a pho­topa­per in a dark­room is part of pho­tog­ra­phy, I think that un­der­stand­ing the light for a par­tic­u­lar genre is a more ef­fec­tive train­ing.

Learn­ing pho­tog­ra­phy is quite easy, es­pe­cially now that tech­nol­ogy has con­trib­uted a lot. With just a few steps, you can al­ready start tak­ing photos. But to learn the art of cap­tur­ing light takes a lot of prac­tice. It takes a lot of get­ting out there and spend­ing time shoot­ing and wait­ing for the right mo­ment.”

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