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CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY


STENODAC’S POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY  COURSES

 

                   Completely new and revised  1-month Course, “CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY” every month from 2018

for beginners, hobbyists, amateurs, and those who want to go professional!

Open to all – Age no barrier! Youngsters, Students, Working People, Business Persons, House-wives, 

Mass Media and Graphics Students

and anyone interesting in the fascinating world of Photography. 

 

ALSO 1-month Course “PHOTOSHOP FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS” (and for everyone else)
every month from January – November 2018.

 

ADMISSIONS OPEN, LIMITED SEATS. VISIT US FOR A FREE DETAILED BROCHURE.

 

DSLR CAMERAS, LENSES, PROFESSIONAL EQUIPMENT WILL BE PROVIDED TO EACH STUDENT DURING THE COURSE. 

 

 CONVENIENT TIMINGS FOR STUDENTS FROM SOUTH GOA AND OTHER PLACES IN GOA.

HOSTEL FACILITIES / PAYING GUEST / LODGES / HOTELS

CAN BE ARRANGED FOR STUDENTS FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY.

(ADMISSIONS CAN BE DONE IN OUR MARGAO OFFICE, HOWEVER,  CLASSES ARE IN PANJIM)

2018:  NEW  REVISED  1-month “CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY” COURSE with ALL NEW TECHNIQUES AND TECHNOLOGY commencing  EVERY MONTH - JANUARY TO NOVEMBER 2018.

  ADMISSIONS OPEN for JANUARY! 

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ALSO COMMENCING EVERY MONTH –  

1 MONTH COURSE IN “LEARN PHOTOSHOP” INCLUDING “RAW” EDITING, “BRIDGE”, AND “PHOTOSHOP” ON PROFESSIONAL COMPUTERS WITH OFFICIAL PHOTOSHOP CC (LATEST VERSION) SOFTWARE. 

[Visit the Digital Imaging Page]

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PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE FOR A FREE BROCHURE ON PHOTOGRAPHY RELATED COURSES AND FOR MORE INFORMATION. 

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STENODAC conducts Courses in “CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY” for beginners, hobbyists, amateurs and aspiring professionals! Digital Imaging and other Specialized Workshops too!

LEARN HOW TO SHOOT LIKE A PRO!

CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY PRACTICAL COURSES

 

Fully Practical. Latest NIKON, CANON, SONY, OLYMPUS Digital SLR Cameras provided for students practical use throughout the Course. A Huge array of equipment including top-notch Cameras, pro lenses, pro flashes, studio lighting with wireless FM radio triggers, battery packs, and hi-tech props and accessories for students outdoor and indoor use.

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PLEASE READ THE COMPLETE INFORMATION GIVEN BELOW TO KNOW MORE ABOUT STENODAC’S PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES 

 

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ABOUT STENODAC ACADEMY OF PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND DIGITAL IMAGING

The Academy is managed by Mr Alirio Saldanha (Owner / Director), who has been in the field of education for over 30 years with the 47-year Goa’s reputed STENODAC EDUCATION GROUP (with training Courses in Fashion Designing, Travel Management, Office Training, Computers and 25 other programs) and is himself an avid and passionate photographer. After studying a thorough practical training Course of the New York Institute of Photography, he associated himself with the top faculty of the World renowned Brookes Institute of Photography, California and professionally trained with two of India’s top Institutions, Shari Academy of Professional Photography, Mumbai and the Light & Life Academy, Ooty, India.

Mr. Saldanha is a qualified Master Photographer Regnant with an Honorary Degree of Excellence from the U.S.A. His work has been recognized internationally and he has won accreditations and international achievement Awards for his contribution to the field of Photography.

He is a member of prestigious Indian and International organizations and also runs the American-based popular Internet Club “Photography World” and various Facebook groups which brings together the photography fraternity from all around the World. He has organized several Photo Contests and is invited to be a judge for a number of international and national level events, besides local Competitions.

Mr. Saldanha has been the spokesperson for CANON India for the launch of their Digital Cameras and is invited to give talks by various social and photography interest groups. He is also a Special Columnist writer for Newspapers, E-zines and writes on the latest international trends in DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY.

Mr. Saldanha is widely traveled and has visited over 60+ countries across the globe. When he is not traveling, he is busy with conducting training courses in photography for freshers, hobbyists, and aspiring professionals. Sharing his passion with others is his greatest desire and satisfaction. He loves to impart his vast reservoir of knowledge with his students and he endears himself to them, throughout the Course and beyond. Many photographers in Goa: beginners, amateurs, advanced amateurs, and professionals have benefited from his commitment to help, share and serve. For him, it is not a business venture. He loves to share his great passion, PHOTOGRAPHY. Scores of photographers from Goa have made a mark for themselves in Goa and outside the State, under the guidance and training of Mr. Saldanha. 

With the strong backbone of the STENODAC EDUCATION GROUP, Stenodac Academy trains to INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS! With state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, the Academy follows the latest trends in training techniques! Also, your Professional Trainer shares his vast International experience which he has mastered over the years as a Professional Commercial Photographer.

The Academy has had students from all over India and abroad also, attending the Courses. The only high-standard photography training Institution available in Goa.

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CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE DETAILS 

This is an extensive practical-based Course that covers the A-Z of the Fundamentals AND Intermediate subjects of Photography. A few advanced topics are included too. 
Some of the topics covered are:
* Knowing the THREE essential secrets to achieving  CREATIVE  Photographs!
* Creative composing Techniques: Visualize, Conceptualize and ‘how to tell your story’
* Framing, Designing & applying Creative ideas to your Photographs
* Practical understanding of Light: Direction, Intensity, Color of Light, etc
* How to shoot with a “Creative Eye”. Understanding shape, form, pattern, textures, angles, perspective,  dimensionality and more
* Practical use of features and functions of  latest Digital Cameras
* Practical Aperture (lens opening) settings, Shutter Speed, Manual and Auto Focusing, Zooms, Body Zooming, Perspective Shooting, Selective Depth-of-Field
* ISO, White Balance, Color Balance, Picture Styles, Histogram, Bracketing, Multi-frames-per-second photography. Interval Shooting
* Understanding Resolution & Megapixel setting Image Sizes. Shooting modes in RAW,  JPG and TIFF files
* Different types of Camera’s inbuilt metering systems: Evaluative / Matrix / Multi-pattern, Centre Weighted, Partial and Spot Metering
* Slow-Motion (Slo-Mo) Photography, High-Speed Photography. Freeze and action blur. Panning
* Practical Lighting Techniques – ambient natural lights and artificial lights (Studio and Hot-Shoe Flash lighting)
* Practical Indoor & Outdoor Sessions  using new and latest Cameras
* Professional Studio Lighting – Conventional & the Latest Digital Lighting for Fashion and Portraits.
* Creative Special Effects with Digital Cameras
* Basic Introduction to Digital Imaging and Image Manipulation
* Light Metering Systems, Gray Card Reading, Palm Light Metering and more
* Tricky light situations: how to handle various difficult light conditions
* Low light and Night Photography
* Table Top and Product Photography. Including Professional Studio Boxes and Tents, Scrims, Diffusers, Cut-Light GOBOS, Multiple  Effect Lightings, Cold Lights and Warm continuous Lighting, Stroboscopic Lighting, Laser Beams, Club / Disco Light shooting, Light Painting, and much more
* High-key / Low-key Photography, Dynamic Range Photography (HDR)

* The Super 5 T’s – TUTORIALS, TECHNIQUES, TIPS, TRAPS & TRICKS.

* Getting into the Business of Photography, becoming a Professional – Weddings, Functions, Fashion, Photo-Journalism, etc.
* Introduction to Digital Imaging with high-end Imaging Computers.
* How to choose/buy the right Camera and accessories available in the local and international market.
* Note that the Course is upgraded periodically and the latest trends in Photography are taught.  Students get the latest in Techniques and Technology.
* Email Groups, Facebook Groups,  and post-Course individual interaction. Post-Course outings and field trips, etc. Free and paid practice assignments of Hotels, Parties, Functions, Products & Advertising, Concerts and Stage Shows, etc.,  offered to the students  after the Courses.
* Visiting guest speakers who have excelled in the field of Photography.
* Our Course is not a 5 day, 8 days, 10 days part-theory-part-practical Course. We do a comprehensive, in-depth 18-20 days practical program in Creative Photography. You will learn all the finer nuances on Basic, Intermediate, as well as Advanced topics too with hands-on practicals throughout, on every topic taught.  You will be exposed to some of the latest techniques and technology – which is in keeping with the latest in the international industry. Fees are nominal and charged according to standards. You hear and you will know in your head. You do, you understand, but you practice and you perfect your skills. That’s our credo. Practical training makes all the difference. And we provide all the types of equipment, including Cameras and all that you need to learn about Macro, Flash, Lenses, Full-Frame and Crop Sensor Cameras, Studio Shooting, Product Shooting, Indoor and Outdoor Lighting conditions, and so much more. 

* The Academy has built an international reputation and we have had students visiting from the USA, U.K., France, European countries, Gulf countries, besides participation from all over India besides multi-hundreds from Goa. The only Institution that has an international reputation.

 * AND MUCH MORE
Equipment and  Accessories include:
* Professional Full Frame and Cropped Sensor Cameras, latest L Series and Gold Band Lenses, Stepping Motor Lenses,  besides prosumer and entry-level cameras, are used during the training.  Brands used to include an array of  Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus and Pentax DSLRs, including the new introduction of Mirrorless Cameras, DSLM. Students are free to choose and use any particular or all the brands during their training.
* Special Effect Filters, Infra-Red Triggers, FM Radio Triggers,  handheld Light Meters, Interval-o-Meters, Professional Manfrotto / Vanguard / Slik Ball-Head Joy-Stick levered / Trigger Gun levered 360 degrees movement 3 and 4-Way Tripods, Full-Size Outdoor Diffusion Tents for any hour shooting, Scrims, Multiple effects diffusion and reflection bouncers,  Off-Camera Radio flash triggers, AND dozens of other imported accessories, etc.
* Fully powered Professional Prolinchrom and Digital Elinchrom Studio lighting from Switzerland including Digital triggers with Radio Poppers, Pocket Wizards, Phottix, EL-SKYPORT PRO  and other E-TTL and iTTL high-speed multiple flashes syncing triggers for Studio use and multiple off-camera outdoor shooting.

* The world’s most versatile and highest selling action camera: GoPro Hero Black extreme hi-sports video and photo Camera with the total range of GoPro accessories for any type of shooting, including underwater photography.

* Macro Photography with Professional Macro Lenses.   Also, use of close-up filters, extension tubes, and reversal rings for macro photography, besides tele-extenders.
Comprehensive Library of Reference Books and Magazines. 

 *2018 NEWS:  BRAND NEW EQUIPMENT IMPORTED FROM THE USA HAS BEEN INTRODUCED  FOR THE TRAINING PROGRAMS. 

THE ONLY PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING ACADEMY IN GOA TEACHING WITH ALL THE LATEST INTERNATIONAL LEVEL EQUIPMENT and PROVIDING CURRENT DSLR CAMERAS, LENSES AND EQUIPMENT TO EACH  STUDENT FOR  USE  THROUGHOUT THE COURSE.

WITH 22 OF THE LATEST AND CURRENT  DSLR CAMERAS AND 50+ LENSES, BESIDE ALL PHOTOGRAPHIC GEAR FOR INDOOR AND OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY,  THE ACADEMY IS THE MOST FULLY EQUIPPED PHOTOGRAPHY  TRAINING CENTER IN THE STATE OF GOA. CONTINUING WITH OUR OFTEN REPEATED ADAGE, “KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH THE TIMES” HAS BEEN THE HALL-MARK OF STENODAC ACADEMY’S TRAINING SINCE INCEPTION.

ALWAYS MANY STEPS AHEAD…

* All training will be given in layman’s easy-to-understand language, not complex techno-hi-fi ‘photography terminology’. “KEEP IT SIMPLE” is an adage at STENODAC.

HAND-OUT NOTES WILL BE GIVE EACH DAY, AS REFERENCE MATERIAL ON THE TOPICS COVERED. THE STUDENT NEED NOT BRING CAMERAS, ETC – EVERYTHING WILL BE PROVIDED. THE COURSE FEE IS ALL-INCLUSIVE!

STUDENTS CAN CONTINUE TO CONTACT THE ACADEMY EVEN MONTHS (AND YEARS) AFTER COMPLETING THE COURSE! AFTER ALL, AS YOU DEVELOP YOUR PERSONAL STYLE AND SKILLS, YOU WILL WANT TO KEEP IN TOUCH ( ALL FREE OF CHARGE! ) AND WORK OUT NEW CONCEPTS, IDEAS, TECHNIQUES, ETC.

THE “CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE” IS A GREAT LAUNCHING PAD FOR THOSE WHO ARE BEGINNERS, HOBBYISTS, ENTHUSIASTS, AND FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO GET INTO THE PHOTOGRAPHY FIELD AS A PART-TIME OR FULL-TIME PROFESSIONAL.

Please feel free to meet our Course Trainer for further information about the “Creative Photography” Course or the other Courses offered by the ”Stenodac Academy of Professional Photography”. The Academy offers an advanced “Professional Photography” Course and specialized Workshops for those who are interested in dedicated fields of Photography. Some of our Workshops are on Landscape & Travel Photography, Birds & Wild Life Photography, Commercial & Advertising, Industrial Photography, Professional Digital Imagery, Studio Lighting Techniques, Fashion Photography, Portrait & Portfolio Photography, etc.

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY – THE WORLD’S GREATEST HOBBY! 

PHOTOGRAPHY is the world’s greatest hobby. It is difficult to imagine a family where at least one member does not own a camera or a member has not appeared in a photograph. Even with the popularity of the video camera, nothing can compare to looking at a photograph, which has captured forever a moment of time.

Look around you. What do you see? You see pictures, photographs; graphically illustrated images everywhere. We are inundated with photographs every day; pictures of war and famine, victory and defeat, of famous and infamous people, ideal travel destinations and beautiful homes or hotels, calendars with gorgeous models or beautiful sceneries. Hoardings and poster advertisements of products we enticed to buy are everywhere around us.

Photographs bring far away from people and places into our living rooms and time past into the present. We all have albums of pictures of loved ones and of ourselves, of the present day, or when we were younger. They are our personal memories made real. Also photographs of important moments of time, which are precious only to us.

People became interested in photography for all kinds of reasons. Some use a camera to complement another hobby or involvement. Others like to document major events in their life, such as the birth of a child, holidays and family gatherings. Then there are those individuals who take pictures purely as a means of expressing their creativity and personal vision of the world, just like how an artist paint or an architect design beautiful buildings. Others see it as a means of earning an income, getting into photography as a part-time or full-time profession.

But of the countless photographs our eyes pass over, only a small number catch our attention and stick in our memories. Just what is it that separates those images from the rest? 

While great photographs come in many different forms, they all have one thing in common: each conveys a strong feeling, be it joy, sadness, compassion, revulsion, or the simple but indescribable pleasure of looking at something that our eyes and brains find appealing. The photographer communicated this feeling by successfully combining his/her sensibilities, through the eyes, with a knowledge of the subject he/she is about to capture in the camera. The photographer looks, thinks, chooses the right equipment and settings, and then presses the shutter button.

It was George Eastman, the founder of Kodak, who first made cameras at prices that increasing numbers of people could afford. The transition in terms of technology from those early days simple box Brownies to today’s most sophisticated digital cameras is phenomenal.

Yet even with these advances, the single most important factor behind a great picture is YOU, the photographer. With a guided knowledge of the functional principles of photography, ANYONE can take full advantage of all that the art of photography has to offer.

The tools that are available to the photography today have changed drastically from those used a few years ago. Labour saving camera systems such as Auto-Focus, 3-D Metering and advances in digital technology has removed much of the mystic from the picture taker’s Art. Constant innovations in Digital Photography means that effects that once took hours to perform in the darkroom can now are achieved with a click of a computer’s mouse.

Although it is important for photographers to understand and exploit such technologies, we must not forget that such devices are only tools. Without the skills and artistry to ‘see’ the picture in the first place, such electronic marvels are worthless. IT IS THE PERSON BEHIND THE CAMERA, WHO PRIMARILY AND FINALLY PRODUCES THAT BEAUTIFUL PICTURE. 

With a view to promoting PHOTOGRAPHY in GOA, STENODAC launched the “STENODAC ACADEMY OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND DIGITAL IMAGING” in May 2001. Goa’s premier professional training PHOTOGRAPHY ACADEMY has two Centers, at PANJIM and MARGAO. 

Multi-hundreds have completed our popular Course in “Creative Photography” in the last 13 years. This Course is for beginners, amateurs, photo enthusiasts, aspiring professionals and all those who want to learn and enjoy the beautiful ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY. The Course is open to all, age is no barrier whatsoever. Young girls and boys, housewives and businessmen, working persons and aspiring professionals have undergone this popular Course. Most of them are enthusiastically taking great pictures which they are proud of and are the admiration of others. Our ex-students have won competitions and have had their work featured in newspapers and magazines. Many are gone into full-time professional photography and are earning handsomely.

You don’t have to be a professional to make good photographs, but you do have to spend a lot of time with your camera. We hope you will take full benefit of our Course to learn simple techniques, and then go and take and make lots of pictures, quality pictures, great pictures, WOW pictures! This is, after all, the fun part. And that is YOUR ultimate goal! Trust us to help you fulfill your vision.

In your Course, you will explore and learn the elements of compositions, visualizations, lighting, and exposure that go into the thinking part of image making, and you will use cameras, lenses and various other types of equipment, which are your tools.

You will then look at all sorts of situations with a new eye, a ‘Creative Eye’; from varied landscapes to travel scenes, from events and family occasions, portraits and people, fashion photography to advertising, etc. You will get tips and tricks of the trade from your professional trainers. You will also get to understand the world of Digital Imagery where pictures can be enhanced, transformed, altered, made-over, restored, etc.

STENODAC ACADEMY is fully equipped with ALL types of professional equipment including a range of latest sophisticated Lighting Systems, and a comprehensive range of imported photographic equipment including the latest Compacts to Digital SLR Cameras from brands like Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, and others, for students’ practical use. Students are not expected to bring any equipment to the Course. High-end Digital Computers are also part of the Academy’s equip-base.

Photography is best learned by practice, by getting out into the world and making photographs. However, learning by trial error experimentation can be quite frustrating. You will end up taking an exasperating and difficult learning curve. From teaching photography classes and workshops over the last 15 years, I see firsthand the creative and technical struggles photographers have in making stunning images. But when you have proper guidance, it’s not so hard. Sometimes all it takes is a little real guidance from someone who really understands the creative process. A formal training will help you to grasp the intricacies and nuances of Photography in a simple and easy way. The step-by-step simple training in our Course, therefore, will give you all the direction and guidance you need. In no time at all, you will be hurdling challenges that have been known to stump many photographers. Whether you simply want to further enjoy your photographic hobby or want to become a full-time professional, OUR DETAILED COURSE WILL SERVE AS A STRONG FOUNDATION FOR YOU.

One salient feature of our Course is that you learn your photography FOR YOURSELF. We do not train you to become another ‘mass-factory-produced photographer’. We believe in your individuality and your freedom to do what pleases you. We do not compare your work or expect you to compete with others who are undergoing the Course with you. You learn whatever is in your interest and you practice those areas which are fascinating to you. Besides covering every aspect of our training during the Course, you can rest assured that we will guide you in the direction you wish to take and the specific reason you have enrolled for the Course. You will learn how to try out different photographic skills and how to apply them in varied situations; even with your regular mobile phone camera, basic compact cameras and right up to the most sophisticated ones too. The batches are small for easy interaction and accessibility to your Trainer.

This Course is classified as BEGINNERS to INTERMEDIATE level with some advanced topics included. This means that the ACADEMY OFFERS MUCH MORE than merely basic classes! For a reasonable fee, students are trained to higher levels in a simplistic and friendly manner! THE COURSE FEE IS ALL-INCLUSIVE!

FROM ITS INCEPTION, STENODAC’S AIM IS THE PROMOTION OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN GOA. IT IS NOT A COMMERCIAL VENTURE! THIS IS THE HALLMARK OF STENODAC TRAINING!

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