Ties Institute of Arts and Design


ADDP–Advanced Diploma in Digital Photography
Eligibility: 10+2 / Diploma in Photography      Duration: 1 Year     Free Kit: Yes

Module 1: Introduction to Photography
History of photography, Meaning and definition of photography. Basic principle in conventional and digital photography.

Module 2: Camera
Basic camera, different parts of a camera and their basic function, camera accessories.

Module 3: Types of Camera
Classification of cameras on the basis of film size, focusing arrangements, viewfinder systems and general usage. 35mm compact, 35mm SLR, Digital SLR, 120 film type TLR and SLR, instant (Polaroid) cameras, large format cameras and various digital cameras.

Module 4: Main controls on a camera
a) Lens: Construction of a lens, compound lens and lens elements. Lens coatings. Characteristics of lens such as focal length, speed of lens, angle of view, wide-angle lens, normal lens, telephoto lens and zoom lens etc

b) Shutter: Construction and types of shutter. Shutter timings and shutter speeds. Use of specific shutter speed depending upon lighting conditions, type of photography etc

c) Diaphragm: Construction of a diaphragm. Aperture and their corresponding f-numbers

Module 5: Exposure
Meaning and definition of Exposure. F-number and shutter speed relationship, equivalent exposure settings.

Module 6: Film & Digital Image sensor
Introduction to a photographic film, Meaning of emulsion. Types of film, characteristics of film such as film speed, graininess, gradation and contrast, exposure latitude. Construction of digital image sensor, Pixel, Resolution and Sharpness, ISO settings, etc.

Module 7: Depth of field
Meaning of depth of field, factors affecting DOF such as aperture size, subject distance and focal length.Making use of the knowledge of DOF in photography.

Module 8: Lighting
Light as the main raw material in photography.Characteristics of light such as natural/artificial source, intensity, form, nature of light, direction of light and colour of light.Different lighting equipment.Conventional studio lighting for portraiture, still life (Tabletop) etc. Meaning of key/main light, fill light, direct or bounced light. Use of reflectors and diffusers.

Module 9: Photography with flash
Types of flash units, electronic flash gun. Manual and auto flash operation. Portable flash, studio flash unit with its accessories such as umbrellas, soft boxes, spot grids etc.

Module 10: Automation in camera
Various exposure reading systems in SLR and DSLR.  Exposure automations such as aperture priority, shutter priority and program modes. Auto focusing, auto winding, burst modes in DSLR and DX coding systems.

Module 11: Close-up photography
Meaning of close-up/macro photography. Supplementary lenses, extension tubes and bellows, macro lens. Photomicrography.

Module 12: Filters in photography
What is a filter? Types of filter, U.V., Polarizing, ND, Soft Focus and other special effect filters

Module 13: Photography as an art and composition
Photography as a medium of creative art.Meaning and definitions of art.Meaning of composition. Elementary rules of composition. Rule of thirds, figures and lines. Composing different types of subjects such as portraits, landscape and action.

Module 14: Introduction to colours
Colour films-Negative and Transparency, Theory of light and its colours. Primary and secondary     colours. Getting correct colour balance in a photograph and setting white balance in digital camera.   Custom white balance.  colors, Primary and secondary colours, complementary colours, colour of light, etc.

Module 15: The nature of light and color
Nature of light.Spectrum of light.Colors and their characteristics, attributes, color synthesis and color vision.

Module 16: Advance exposure techniques
Understanding exposure, built-in exposure meters in SLR and their various patterns such as average, center-weighted and spot reading. Hand held external exposure meters. Exposure bracketing.Incident light reading, grey card reading, understanding of dynamic range, creating HDR.

Module 17: Source of light and lighting
Natural light: Advantages and disadvantages of bright sun light. Controlling contrast by filling in shadows with reflectors and portable flash.Back lighting, silhouettes. Artificial light: Tungsten lighting, flash units, fluorescent lighting etc.

Module 18: Studio lighting
Studio flash unit and its accessories such as umbrellas, soft boxes, spot grids, snoot etc. Various lighting techniques for portraiture (modeling) and tabletop,incident light reading with flash meters, Lighting ratios.

Module 19: Introduction to Digital Photo Imaging
Digital Camera, Image recording systems, memory cards, white balance settings.

Module 20: Introduction to Digital Photo Editing
Using different software programs like Photoshop for editing images.

Module 21: Close up and Macro Photography
Various methods of shooting small objects, applications of close-up lenses, macro lenses.

Module 22: Creative Aspect
Bokeh, Panorama, Light painting, multiple exposure, time lapse photography

Module 23: Understand different file formats
RAW, TIFF, JPEG, printing resolution


PRACTICAL SESSIONS

Module 24: Outdoor
 Outing 1: Basic camera operation such as holding the camera firmly, setting exposures manually, focusing correctly and composing a picture, releasing the shutter gently etc. To learn effects of different exposure setting in the same light condition. Learn effects of different shutter speeds and apertures.

 Outing 2: To shoot a landscape, candid shots, outdoor modeling with frontal lighting and back lighting, use of reflectors, macro photography, to learn to use close-up lenses, shooting action shots with panning, freezing etc. To learn to use Depth of Field Preview.

 Outdoor 3: Shooting landscapes, actions with panning & zooming techniques. Shooting portraits with outdoor model lighting, frontal lighting, back lighting, use of reflectors and flash to fill the shadows. Shooting flowers and other small objects with macro techniques, close-up lenses, landscapes.

Outdoor 4: Shooting flood lit buildings, street scenes, etc in available light at night, silhoutes, twilight, twilight portraits, night portraits, night landscapes using mirror lock-up.

Module 25: Indoor Practical Work
 Learn manual focusing on ground glass screen
 Learn manual focusing on split image screen.
 Learn zooming
 Learn studio flashes, their features and accessories such as umbrellas, soft boxes, snoots etc.
 Learn to compose & focus a portrait using a tele-photo lens.
 Learn to shoot I-Card & Pass Port photos with flat lighting.
 Learn the studio lighting set-up for modeling and shoot portraits under model lighting.
 Advanced Exposure techniques: Learn Auto-exposure settings
 Learn Auto Exposure Lock
 Learn exposure bracketing and exposure compensations
 Learn spot meter reading
 Using White balance shift
 Shoot portraits, taking meter reading from camera's built-in meter
 Shoot subjects with incident light reading, use of external exposure meter

Module 26: Photo Feature

Module 27: Photography Project

DDP – Diploma in Digital Photography

Eligibility: 10th Pass      Duration: 6 Months     Free Kit: Yes

Module 1: Introduction to Photography
Meaning and definition of photography. Basic principle in conventional and digital photography, History of photography

Module 2: Camera
Basic camera, different parts of a camera and their basic function, camera accessories.

Module 3: Types of Camera
Classification of cameras on the basis of film size, focusing arrangements, viewfinder systems and general usage. 35mm compact, 35mm SLR, Digital SLR, 120 film type TLR and SLR, instant (Polaroid) cameras, large format cameras and various digital cameras.

Module 4: Main controls on a camera
a) Lens:
Construction of a lens, compound lens and lens elements. Lens coatings. Characteristics of lens such as focal length, speed of lens, angle of view, wide-angle lens, normal lens, telephoto lens and zoom lens etc

b) Shutter:
Construction and types of shutter. Shutter timings and shutter speeds. Use of specific shutter speed depending upon lighting conditions, type of photography etc

c) Diaphragm:
Construction of a diaphragm. Aperture and their corresponding f-numbers

Module 5: Exposure
Meaning and definition of Exposure. F-number and shutter speed relationship, equivalent exposure settings.

Module 6: Film & Digital Image sensor
Introduction to a photographic film, Meaning of emulsion. Types of film, characteristics of film such as film speed, graininess, gradation and contrast, exposure latitude. Construction of digital image sensor, Pixel, Resolution and Sharpness, ISO settings, etc.

Module 7: Depth of field
Meaning of depth of field, factors affecting DOF such as aperture size, subject distance and focal length.Making use of the knowledge of DOF in photography.

Module 8: Lighting
Light as the main raw material in photography.Characteristics of light such as natural/artificial source, intensity, form, nature of light, direction of light and colour of light.Different lighting equipment. Conventional studio lighting for portraiture, still life (Tabletop) etc. Meaning of key/main light, fill light, direct or bounced light. Use of reflectors and diffusers.

Module 9: Photography with flash
Types of flash units, electronic flash gun. Manual and auto flash operation. Portable flash, studio flash unit with its accessories such as umbrellas, soft boxes, spot grids etc.

Module 10: Automation in camera
Various exposure reading systems in SLR and DSLR.  Exposure automations such as aperture priority, shutter priority and program modes. Auto focusing, auto winding, burst modes in DSLR and DX coding systems.

Module 11: Close-up photography
Meaning of close-up/macro photography. Supplementary lenses, extension tubes and bellows, macro lens. Photomicrography.

Module 12: Filters in photography
What is a filter? Types of filter, U.V., Polarizing, ND, Soft Focus and other special effect filters

Module 13: Photography as an art and composition
Photography as a medium of creative art.Meaning and definitions of art.Meaning of composition. Elementary rules of composition. Rule of thirds, figures and lines. Composing different types of subjects such as portraits, landscape and action.

Module 14: Introduction to colours
Colour films-Negative and Transparency, Theory of light and its colours. Primary and secondary     colours. Getting correct colour balance in a photograph and setting white balance in digital camera.   Custom white balance.  colors, Primary and secondary colours, complementary colours, colour of light, etc.

PRACTICAL SESSIONS

Module 15: Outdoor
  Outing 1: Basic camera operation such as holding the camera firmly, setting exposures manually, focusing correctly and composing a picture, releasing the shutter gently etc. To learn effects of different exposure setting in the same light condition.To learn effects of different shutter speeds and apertures.

 Outing 2: To shoot a landscape, candid shots, outdoor modeling with frontal lighting and back lighting, use of reflectors, macro photography, to learn to use close-up lenses, shooting action shots with panning, freezing etc. To learn to use Depth of Field Preview.

Module 16: Indoor Practical Work
Learn manual focusing on ground glass screen
 Learn manual focusing on split image screen.
 Learn zooming
 Learn studio flashes, their features and accessories such as umbrellas, soft boxes, snoots etc.
 Learn to compose & focus a portrait using a tele-photo lens.
 Learn to shoot I-Card & Pass Port photos with flat lighting.
 Learn the studio lighting set-up for modeling and shoot portraits under model lighting.

CDP – Certificate Course in Digital Photography

Eligibility: NA      Duration: 1 Month     Free Kit: No

Module 01 Anatomy of Digital Camera & its types
Module 02 DSLR
Module 03 Lens, shutter and diaphragm.
Module 04 Exposure settings, ISO settings on camera
Module 05 Lenses, their types and applications
Module 06 Shooting in daylight with manual and auto exposure settings.
Module 07 Focusing: Auto and Manual, Auto focus lock
Module 08 Depth of Field, factors affecting DOF
Module 09 Lighting
Module 10 Portraiture, Landscape, Macro Photography, applications of close-up lenses
Module 11 Use of different filters in photography
Module 12 Actions like freezing and panning, Covering sports events
Module 13 Studio lighting and modeling
Module 14 Flash photography
CGD - Certificate Course in Graphic Designing

Eligibility: 10+2     Duration: 4 Months      Free Kit: Yes

Module 01 Foundation Arts
Module 02 Advertising Design
Module 03 Pre - Press
Module 04 Posts – Press
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