Photography and Cinematography

Photography is the science, art, application and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film. Cinematography, the art and technology of motion-picture photography. It involves such techniques as the general composition of a scene; the lighting of the set or location; the choice of cameras, lenses, filters, and film stock; the camera angle and movements; and the integration of any special effects. All these concerns may involve a sizable crew on a feature film, headed by a person variously known as the cinematographer, first cameraman, lighting cameraman, or director of photography, whose responsibility is to achieve the photographic images and effects desired by the director.

Studying Photography

Studying photography will enhance student creativity, social and cultural understanding as well as develop your specialist technical knowledge around equipment, techniques and style. Photography can be self-taught. It is a visual art form that uses elements of science so it can be perfected by making mistakes and learning from those mistakes. The student can develop expertise in techniques such as photography composition, manipulation, editing, colouring and visual effects, as well as practical skills in relevant technologies. Also the following common skills will be acquired, such as critical, analytical and practical problem solving; risk taking and making use of failure; rigorous self-evaluation and critical reflection; organising, planning and time management; working independently and in collaboration.
There are several benefits of joining a photography class. Some of them are:

  • Direction
    Photography isn’t just about being making images. Photography goes beyond that. Being a visual art it is often defined by the vision of the photographer. This vision comes mainly from within.Good mentor can help you to some extent.
  • Habitual
    The only way you can avoid this rut and prevent losing what could have been a promising photography career is by shooting often. You force your brain to think how you can make better images or shoot the same scene in a different way to create a different perspective.
  • Tasks and Projects
    Assignments are an integral part of learning in a photography class. The theories you learn in a classroom environment are best practiced out in the field. No amount of talk about innovative camera angles, exotic lenses or going beyond the rule of thirds is going to matter much until you put theory to practice.
  • New post processing techniques
    Photography classes are not always about learning how to shoot images. Sometimes skills like learning how to post process are just as important and taught in a class. There are many different classes taught which are tailor-made for photographers.
  • Photography is a dynamic subject and that means there is always going to be new techniques and tools that will catch the fancy of photographers, new equipment that photographers would want to know how to work with and new post processing techniques that they would like to master.
  • Own photography style
    A photography class is a great place to identify and work on that style to polish it. In a world increasingly cluttered with visions, it is important that you hold on to your own and nurture it because at the end of the day your unique vision will stand out.


Types of photography: Nature Photography, Creative Photography, Fashion Photography, Advertising Photography, Wildlife Photography, Wedding Photography, Underwater Photography.

Trend in Job Market

On a scale of low to high, demand for the services of professional photographers is projected to remain static. Technological advances, specifically those relating to digital photography, are expanding both the opportunities and challenges of professional photographers. Jobs in this profession will increase by about high percent, compared with skilled jobs in all other industries. Self-employed photographers had the same benefits as any freelance professional. They could set their own hours and choose to work on assignments that either appealed to their artistic sense, paid more money, or both.