Shot by our alumni Sunil Ajay

Sunil Ajay completed his Advanced Diploma in Professional Photography course in 2017 at Ambitions 4 Photography Academy.

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Fashion Photography by Srikant S.

Splashing in and out

This was the first time I attempted to shoot images to make a calendar. The thought process and the workflow are entirely different than other types of shoots.

Here is one image that I like to explain.

Diploma in Photography Fulltime

Diploma in Photography Fulltime

I wanted to have the glass appearing to be floating on water, and being underwater at the same time, grapes splashing into it.

The glass shot underwater required many to shots to be done in precision else it would not fit in during post production. I had done such an image in my Fashion Photography assignment, so I knew how careful I had to be while shooting. All the separate images went on as planned but it took me half a day to finish all the required images for that.

This image involved fair bit of complex post production. Base image was an inverted image of glass being inverted in the water. But I had to replace the top part of the glass, with a shot taken on a table involving the splash. I composited that and the result was glass with splash and floating in water. Next I carefully selected two of many shots of grapes splashing and composited those as well. Masking those was a hard job. To complete the underwater feel, I composited some bubbles as well, from other shots. Once I had the layout ready, I retouched finer details using a lot of tools on Photoshop, finally making all the layers stick together.

The final image contains 7 images combined and then retouched for finer details

The files from the camera were in RAW format. I used Adobe Lightroom to apply lens profile corrections, to remove barrel distortion, chromatic aberration and to remove unwanted lens vignette.Photoshop was used for masking and fine tuning the layer mask susing refine mask option.Blending modes were used where I felt them to be necessary.

Other tools used were healing brush, clone stamp, patch heal, content aware fill etc.. This stage clears up all the fine spots, scratches or dust on the subjects.

The calendar layout was also made in Adobe Photoshop. I called up my printer to check for available native print sizes and to decide the target print size.

I learnt how to start planning for a new type of shoot.

Got more practice in shooting action inside the studio.

Learnt where to find sources of inspiration. I used to search randomly on Google. This time I couldn’t find anything easily. So I asked a friend for help and he suggested to search in pinterest instead of searching on Google. Sounds silly but it really helped me a lot in planning stage.

This was the first time I tried to shoot food. By research I learnt how to light different types of food. And how to maintain the quality of the food so that it looks good in the final images.

The calendar printing made me realize that 300gsm matte paper prints require a lamination to make it durable. Else it gets scratched easily.

-Abhinandan N.
Advanced Diploma in Photography -fulltime batch 2014

 

 

 

 

 

World No Tobacco Day 2016

Ambitions 4 Photography Academy have been a ‘No Smoking’ institution since its inception much before the Ban on Smoking in Public places came to effect in India. We are proud to share that it has helped few of our students overcome the habit. Here are some of the ‘Say NO to Smoking’- message pictures by our full-time Diploma in Photography students.

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

Tell me How I’m supposed to BREATHE with no AIR?05

Quit
03

Passive Smoking Kills01

How long can you Live?04

 

Why Quit? 

Art at Work – Photography

The main tool of a photographer is of course his camera. A photographer shoots millions of images through his camera (his brains aside).

In this creation, I am portraying that when a photographers camera is faced down, a few of those billion images shot from it and stored in fall right out. The final picture is a composite of few images having action in them. In order to show that these objects are coming out of the camera and falling on to a floor, like the water droplet is doing, I created a gradient to the bottom half of the image.

WIP Photography

The final touch, to make the image a bit more interesting and also break monotony, I included a totally irrelevant subject, myself, in the scene. I found it interesting to add a human touch to the picture. It also helped me bring out the falling effect.

Most importantly, as I was going to use this image as the first in the layout, I wanted this image to have a stamp of my character in it (at least to the people who know me). I wanted to include an ever so slight funny side to this image and hence I included a falling myself in the picture. It also brings out an interesting twist of showing an otherwise bigger object very small and in between things one least expects it to be.

-Siddharth Krishnamachari
Advanced Diploma in Photography -fulltime batch 2014

Model Portfolios by the Fulltime Diploma students

Samples from Model portfolios shot by the students of Diploma in Photography full-time programme of Ambitions 4 Photography Academy. The project has been  planned and executed  from concept to print independently by each student. Each picture has been planned in detail with a storyboard, photographed in the studio and digitally processed by each student individually.

Students are prepared professionally to shoot People in the studio and outdoor locations for purposes like Portraits, Model Portfolios, and Fashion etc. The students also learn people management, team play, co-ordination etc.

The students of the academy are proficient in handling all photography equipment in the studio which meets and exceeds the current industry standards. They are coached intensively by the founder and director himself. Mr. KL.Raja ensures that every student develops a thorough understanding of various aspects of commercial photography.

Here are a few sample images from various students demonstrating their skills in their first Fashion photography assignment in the Academy.

Energy

Here are some of the interesting pictures from few of the students of the 2013 batch of  Diploma in Photography full-time programme.

Each student has planned and executed their project from concept to print independently.

 

This assignment helps them to display their skills in special effects photography as well as image manipulation. The learners are trained and encouraged to explore various  genres of photography to enable their creative expression. Faculty guidance through repeated feedback and suggestions at various stages of their project planning helps them to understand and execute their ideas effectively.

View Jinkal’s image gallery on the same project

View Esmeralda’s image gallery on the same project