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Photography is more than just snapping photos. Veteran Bangkok Post photographers shows student interns Kevin and Ah-Reum what's involved.
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A special thanks to Bangkok Post veteran photographer Kosol Nakachol, right, seen her with novice photographer Kevin. Photo by Ah-Reum
A professional photographer shows us how
Story and audio by Ah-Reum and Kevin
Mr. Kosol Nakachol, a senior photographer at the Bangkok Post, took the two of us (Kevin and Ah-Reum) on a special trip to the Queen Sirikit Convention Center. There, we got the chance to get direct advice and tips from a professional photographer and it is now we'll share them with you!
Thai massage can be painful. Kevin's photo is on the left, Mr Kosol's is on the right. Which one best catches that idea?
Mr. Kosol taught us many things about photography such as lighting, positioning, foreground and background. Each factor affects a photo significantly and will vary according to the scene, a huge crowd of people, for example, or a location that has great value, but no people present or seen. These are variables that shouldn't be tampered with to make photos seem very natural.
Here the interest is on the location, rahter than the people. Photo by Kosol Nakachol.
Obviously, the huge crowd is the centre attention here. Photo by Patipat Janthong.
All photos has to go through a re-touching stage – not major retouches because we still want the picture to look as natural as possible. Mr. Kosol only uses tools such as the, “crop” and “levels” tool to make the picture look better. He uses Photoshop to retouch the photos. When cropping, he leaves out the parts that have no meaning or significant relationship to the rest of the picture. Other times, he crops the pictures to give the picture a main focus. The levels tool makes the pictures brighter. He explained that the levels tool is better than the brightness tool because it makes the picture look more natural.
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advice: an opinion or a suggestion about what somebody should do in a particular situation - คำแนะนำ
background: the part of a picture, photograph or view behind the main objects, people, etc - ฉากหลัง, พื้นหลังภาพ
convention: a large formal meeting of people who do a particular job or have a similar interest, or a large meeting for a political party - การประชุมใหญ่
factor: a fact or situation which influences the result of something - ปัจจัย
focus: the thing or person that people are most interested in - จุดสนใจ, จุดสำคัญ, จุดหลัก
foreground: the part of a picture that appears nearest to you, i.e., it is in the front of the picture -
location: where someone or something is - ที่ตั้ง,ทำเล
natural: normal; as you would expect - ตามธรรมชาติ, เหมือนจริง
professional: doing something as a paid job rather than as a hobby - ที่ทำเป็นอาชีพ
retouch: to make small changes to a picture or photograph so that it looks better - ตกแต่ง (ภาพวาดหรือภาพถ่าย)
senior: with a high rank or position - อาวุโส
significantly: in an important way - อย่างมีความหมาย, อย่างสำคัญ
tamper with: to try to change something that should not be changed - เปลี่ยนเพื่อทำลาย
tip: a small piece of advice about something practical - คำแนะนำ
variable: something that can change and affect the result of a situation - ตัวแปร, ซึ่งเปลี่ยนแปลงได้
vary: to be different in different situations - ปรวนแปร, เปลี่ยนแปลง, แตกต่าง