At one point, I wanted to use a 12mm lens for a shot, but on the spot, that lens proved to be too wrong to select for the shot because the effects it created totally ruined the image. I ended up checking different lenses for the shot, which spoke very badly of my competence in the use of the camera in front of the actors and the crew. However, it was indeed, a great learning experience for me as I got to find out how different lenses could affect the shot.
I need to practice a lot in order to make my actions consistent with my concepts. In order to enhance my knowledge and skill in the use of different kinds of lenses, I am particularly concentrating upon the literature about them. I believe that photographers develop their unique and individualistic style of filmmaking by playing with lenses. I have started over from reading the experiences of famous photographers. Personal interviews published in newspapers and magazines in which the photographers talk about the use of lenses for customizing the graphics according to the demand of the situation make a very good source of information.
Not only that, I have started to analyze the quality of photography of different movie prints, and have become more critical in my evaluation of the cinematography. I tend to think what lens the photographer might have used for a particular scene and try to judge its role in generating the effect the scene maintains. I believe that these exercises are very thought to provoke and sharpening, and thus need a lot of practicing in order to inculcate perfection in me.
Of all the terms, the very first term of the exercise was quite beneficial in this knowledge area of photography. It made me learn a lot. I worked with a wide range of actors from kindergarten children to sexagenarians. Being a student, I require a lot of experience in order to excel in my field, so I am eager to practice almost everything and work with everybody. I have also gained experience in acting.
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