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Chris Hempel

8 Weeks


Original digital images require some amount of post-processing to beautify its appearance. This course provides you with the knowhow and techniques essential to good photography. In addition you will also learn to convert your captured clicks into some marvellous photography.

Each session is an eBook comprising textual content supported with beautiful visuals that make it easy to comprehend the subject. The sessions include examples of works of art, tips and tricks to resolve problems, and similar non-destructive editing techniques that will churn out marvellous photographs.

This course is suitable for amateurs and professional photographers who intent to get the most out of their raw captures. This also applies if you are looking at expanding your horizons and rising higher. This course provides an inspiration and a brand new approach of using photography tools that can help you create artsy images using your camera.

Course Details

Day 1

    Essential terminology in Photography

  • Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, Focus & Defocus, White Balance, Sharpen, Crop Sensor, Full Frame sensor
  • Introduction to Matte Painting
  • Framing and Composition

  • Rule of Third, Camera Angles, Balance, Dominance, traveling elements, leading the eye picture (Dos and Don'ts)
  • What is Post Processing?

  • Using a process to transform photos from what was captured in a camera either to be closer to what our eyes saw, or to alter the image artistically.
  • How to select right photographs?

  • The process inculdes Cataloging, Sorting, Rating, Viewing Images and Checking Sharpness .
  • What is the difference between Raw and Jpeg?

  • 8 bit & 16 Bit Images
  • How to set up your Photoshop ACR filter /Light room for the first time?

Day 2

    Getting Started with an image processing

    What is lens corrections and why it is needed?

  • Vignette/Distortion, Chromatic Aberration
  • What is Metadata (Light room)?

    White Balance


    How to correct histogram

    Picture Style and Image editing

Day 3

    Photo Retouching

    Portrait retouch

    Panorama Stitching

    HDR Images

    ACR/Lightroom to Photoshop

    Image Resizing

  • Printing
  • Web
  • Sharpening Techniques

    Noise reduction

    Cropping Techniques

    Watermarks and Copyrights

    How to sell your photographs online?

    Latest Plug-ins

  • Nik
  • Portrait Professional

What will you gain from this session??

Post-processing, in simple terms, refers to editing images captured through your lens into awesome visuals. These techniques involve a great deal of learning that help in exploring creative possibilities of processing your photos. Post-processing is fun as it helps you sprinkle a bit of magic to turn your average photographs into amazing visuals. In this session, you will learn about the post-processing techniques that will not only help you make a better photographer but also add a WOW factor to your simple clicks.

Mr. Amit Rane

He is one of the most skilled Wildlife photographers in the DCP family. He has travelled extensively across Indian geography for more than 18 years and has in depth knowledge of difficult terrains spread across the Indian subcontinent. He has brilliant photography skills in all genre of Wildlife photography starting from bird photography to mammals, from landscapes to macro photography, from reptiles to amphibians. He is a trained Herpetologist and loves reptiles. He is a regular travel photographer and writer. He also has a deep interest in product and fashion photography. He has a fantastic teaching acumen. He is a trainer, biodiversity expert, wildlife photography advisor and holds the chair of Director, Outbound Expeditions, Team DCP.