FASHjournal || EOS101 by Canon

april 30, 2014

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Hi all,
You’ve probably already seen it on social media, I went to a how-to-use-a-DSLR-camera-101 workshop by Canon! But, we have a confession to make. The I doesn’t stand for Farah, but for me: Annisa! Farah, unfortunately, couldn’t make it to the workshop, so she asked whether I could go instead. Fortunately, of course I wanted to! Plus, as I, together with her boyfriend, am the one behind the camera, the workshop would benefit me more than the one in front of the camera. Even though I have already done several courses in photography, I did learn a thing or too. So read all about this lovely afternoon below!
First, after an introduction by Canon about their EOS 1200D, Negin Mirsalehi and her boyfriend showed their results after using the camera for a week. Great quality for this entry-level model! After that, we had the opportunity to test the camera ourselves! 
And here I am talking to this lovely couple about the EOS 1200D. 

During the first workshop, I learned how to spice up simple product photography. The things you need: an aquarium filled with water, an airpump, a thin transparent wire, a background, a white light and a colored light (in this case, it’s blue). And look how awesome a simple bottle of nail polish can be!
Then I learned about the different types of light and working with models.
Lastly, the one and only Remko Kraaijeveld (culinary photography extraordinaire) taught us how to take photos from a close range of food! You can play with focus and depth to focus the viewer on a certain part. Like in this case, I tried to focus on the tiny blueberries in the back to distract our eyes from those delicious looking muffins ;).

My workshop group for the afternoon! Had a lot of fun with these beautiful ladies! 

Well, that was the first post written by me! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading it as much as you enjoy Farah’s posts ;). Let me know in case you have any questions about photography! I’ll try to answer them ;). 



Photos are by Formula Farah unless stated otherwise 

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  • Reply Laura Boogers mei 2, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Leuk verslagje heb je ervan gemaakt! Het was leuk je daar ontmoet te hebben:)

    xx Laura

    • Reply Farah Eslami mei 2, 2014 at 4:49 pm

      Hey Laura! Thanks :D.
      Ook leuk om jou te ontmoeten! Wellicht tot een volgende keer ;).
      Fijn weekend!

  • Reply Kim B mei 2, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Wat super dat je dit hebt gedaan! Ik zou dit ook nog graag willen doen. Heb net een slr gekocht en er zitten zoveel standen op.. pff 😛 haha.

    • Reply Farah Eslami mei 2, 2014 at 4:51 pm

      Hi Kim,
      Ja het is zeker aan te raden om een basiscursus/opleiding te doen! Ik heb zelf bij CREA (een cultuur centrum voor Amsterdamse studenten) een basis cursus gedaan. Maar ik vond dat ik er te weinig heb geleerd, zodoende heb ik daarna nog een professionele basisopleiding gedaan.
      Als je nu specifieke vragen hebt, kan je ze mailen naar formulafarah@gmail.com!
      Fijn weekend!

  • Reply Eva mei 5, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Erg leuk geschreven! Ziet er leerzaam uit!

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