Shoot like a pro

Celebrity fashion photographer Sameer Belvalkar, who has worked on films like Jodhaa Akbar and My Name is Khan, is hosting the Aperture Overtures photography workshop this weekend, in the city.

Learn the basics of photography from  Sameer Belvalkar

Belvalkar’s entry into the world of photography happened by chance. He was working earlier as a graphic and web designer. “One day I grabbed the camera and started clicking around thehouse. When I looked at a couple of pictures that I had clicked, I realised that I had an eye for it and decided to pursue it beyond a hobby,” says the ace fashion photographer.

At the workshop, Belvalkar will teach the basics of photography right from camera angles to semi-automatic and manual modes of exposure, the manipulation of depth of field, to the groundrules for using specific shutter speeds.

“The workshop will be more of an interactive session. Along with the technicalities, I will tell them about my journey and solve the queries too. Though photography is an art and cannot be taught, as everyone owns a camera these days, one should learn at least basics of it. What’s the use of having a good high tech camera if you want to put everything on ‘auto’ mode and let the camera do all the work?”

Belvalkar will also be giving some professional tips to the attendees about photography. “It will be mostly about ‘dos and don’ts’ of photography. How to click a perfect picture using ‘ISO’, the perfect light, how to minimise the blur and even how to hold the camera. These are all necessities if you are learning the art; and I will try to solve these in this on-day seminar,” he concludes.

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