In the past two years, I have started offering photography workshops in Taiwan. I found that many people are full of enthusiasm for photography. People usually do not get the skills and cannot shoot a certain quality of images. Moreover, they fall into the myth of photographic equipment levels. But, the latest and expensive equipment does not guarantee to take satisfactory photos.
In Instagram, I have replied to some messages via the story questions. One of the issues was very interesting. One asked: The most significant difference between mobile photography and camera photography. "It is convenient to take photos with a smartphone; however, I try to be diversified. The professional camera helps me to develop the patience of observing and understand better timing of capturing. Both are intriguing." It is the reply, and it is my current experience of photography.
Therefore, since the first time I have planned the smartphone photography workshops with bitplay, I hope that the participants will not only appreciate the convenience of smartphone photography but also explore the different variability through observation. One can only gain a sense of photography by taking pictures every day and capture satisfying photos.
In the last photography workshop, I left the fancy props aside and focused on the concepts of image composition based on the mainly photographed objects. Through the actual demonstration, the apprentices could see my layout ideas.
Abandoning the props is to practice the observation and consider the relationship between the hands, the eyes and the objects. Capture the images by adjusting the shooting angle, height and distance. For beginners, if one puts too many items in the picture at once, it is easy to be confusing the proportion between objects.
The key is, I want to convey an idea that we can take good atmosphere photos even without many props. The props can be used to add details, but I have the old-fashioned concept of photography, I prefer to focus on the subject.
課程中另一個拍攝主題「微距」是我的私心授課內容。從第一次使用bitplay的小顆微距鏡頭到後來的高階微距（PREMIUM HD MACRO LENS），每次拍攝都帶給我莫名的感動。化身為小小的精靈進入百物間仔細瞧瞧那些細膩的紋理與組織，再把感動記錄下來；微距攝影其實可以很浪漫的。
Another subject in the course, Macro Photography, is my favorite. From the first time using the bitplay's small macro lens to the PREMIUM HD MACRO LENS, I am touched each time when I see the photos. It seems that I become an elf, and carefully scrutinize those delicate details, and then record the scene. Macro photography can be very romantic.
About the editing, I introduced VSCO as a recommended application due to its user-friendly interface design, and functional operation. I focused on explaining the instruction; so that if you use different software, there will be no problem and you can apply it to any photo editing.
In 2019, I am happy to be able to work with bitplay planning photography workshops again. In addition to the newly-designed "Atmosphere Food Photography and Romantic Macro", a new photography course, "Architecture and Interior Photography" has been planned. In the issue of "Atmosphere Food Photography and Romantic Macro", I explain the use of opportunities and techniques for HD wide-angle lens and HD macro lens. The highly recommended HD wide-angle lens from bitplay that will be introduced in the "Architecture and Interior Photography" course, it allows you to experience different photographic images with the proper photographic accessories.
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