Tuesday, 24 January 2017

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Photography Training | School of Photography in Nigeria





List of Photography Schools in Lagos NIgeria




OUTLINE
The write up below is broken down into the following


  1.                History of Photography in Nigeria
  2.                Current situation of photography in Nigeria
  3.                The dynamics of Photography
  4.                What you earn as a Photographer in Nigeria




Areas of Photography to delve into


These are called specializations in Photography

This purely depends on your passion and interest. But it is always good to master one area before thinking of delving into another.

We have the following areas of specialization in Photography


1. Fashion (Tonydoo Visuals recommends Shutterwave Photography)

Portraiture (Tonydoo Visuals recommends  islandboiphotography, Ahmed Moore)

Still life ()

Landscape (like Hakeem Salaam )

Architectural (like Hakeem Salam)

Lifestyle (like Kelechi Amadiobi)

Photojournalism (like Bayo Omoboriowo)

Events (like Tonydoo Weddings, George Okoro Weddings)



The interesting angle to learning photography is that your services as a Photographer in Nigeria can be needed at any time in all facets of life from Media, Events Coverage, Advertising Industry, Arts, Runway Modelling and Arts. When we talk about arts, you can hold exhibitions and sell your works. This can earn you a fortune, and then you hit it big overnight.



As it stands, Nigeria ranks as one of the countries with the most number of Photographers in the World.


Virtually every one these days, wants to be a Photographer.

Now that you know what is required of you in order to start Photography, and the myriad of opportuities the Photography profession offers, you really need to take the next step of enrolling in a Photography School as fast as you can.

You need to get some form of formal training and apprenticeship. Also, do not forget as stated earlier that there is no institution or univeristy offering  Photography as a formal degree in Nigeria. However, there are photography companies and pro photographers who offer various diploma courses and apprenticeship.

If you really want to grow and excel in this career, having a Mentor is key. 



We shall soon be writing a post on how to get a Photography Mentor in Nigeria. We promise it is going to be a great read.

Practice sure makes you become perfect.

                


What is required of you - PASSION.

No need for a university Degree of a B.Sc in Photography. In fact, the truth is: No university offers that here in Nigeria. A formal training is all you need.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS REQUIRED FOR PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOOL

1.      A digital SLR Camera with probably an 18-135 or 18-200mm lens

2.      A dedicated flash head (Not on-camera flash)

3.      A memory card (2 gig)

4.      A camera bag

5.      A laptop or desktop computer (for post production)

6.      A card reader (to transfer pictures from Memory card to the laptop)

7.      A set of 4 AA batteries(rechargeable) with charger. In the absence of this, you can get Duracell 4 AA Batteries



8.      The list of photography equipments above are for starters, but in case you plan to take it a step further, you will be needing:

9.      A studi lighting kit of 3 lights, softboxes/umbrellas, tripod stands, trigger

10.   A reflector

11.   A tripod





Truth be told: It is always good to start small. even the Bible says it. Do not despise the days of little beginnings.  As a professional photographer that you plan to become, do not resist starting small and then rise to the top. You really have to ensure your pricing is affordable while at the same time reasonable. It however should not be below industry standards.

As a fellow photographer would say: Never be idle. Build your portfolio. The more your portfolio, the bigger you become in theory and the better you become in practice.

Your confidence level is bound to increase when you have a bigger portfolio. The guts to showcase your works to fellow photographers and even top organisations increases. The methods of getting jobs in this industry is solely through referrals. One new job is often a recursive effect of a previous one which was well executed. 



WHEN YOUR DECISION IS MADE.

As soon as you have totally made up your mind, it is then that you begin to earn based on the kind of photography jobs that you get. That singuklar decision to convert your hobby to a profession and from an amateur to a pro is something worth the while and is a continuous journey. Take your time, experiment, shoot a lot, take breaks, examine your inner self and rediscover nouvelle ways of doing things.  You need to do all these before you can begin to say you want to set out as an Photographer entrepreneur.



However sincere as this may sound, there is a need to remind you of the factors important for your entrepreneurial drive. You would need to handle all aspects of the factors of production as we were taught in our early years at school.

1.      Land  This means Loccation, preferrably an Office space. You could even get a shared work space

2.      Labour( Staff who would work for you or assist you. One may be sufficient for you even when you have a lot of money.)

3.      Capital(Equipments of trade. )

4.      Entrepreneur (Management - How you manage the photography business)



WHAT TYPE OF CAMERA EQUIPMENTS TO BUY

At this juncture I would be sincere with you, that no matter how much or little you have to purchase a photography equipment, it is always advisable to buy an equipment that will serve you a long time. Based on Moore's law, every equipment out there is certain to be replaced every eighteen months. This has even changed these days, most technology equipments are now being replaced with better, faster, less sized ones in less than eighteen months.

So here is my 2 cents: Do not rush to buy a camera or photography equipment. Ask around from fellow pro photographers online or in your domain, what camera is the latest and how the one you intend getting compares to it. Because in truth, there is no point going for a photography equipment which would soon become obsolete in like 6 months or 1 year.

In conclusion,  the photography profession is a noble one and requires great determination and focus. It does have its inherrent challenges and as a matter of fact, purchasing your equipment is a challenge of its own. You need to be absolutely certain of what you want from the word go. Always make it a habiot to save enough just in case your equipment breaks down.

Pay your dues, strive hard and be determined.



TONYDOO VISUALS SCHOOL OF PHOTOGRAPHY

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ANTONIO FORBES STUDIOS

Address: Surulere Lagos


Email: info@tonydoovisuals.com




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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY - 11 TIPS FOR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS IN NIGERIA



WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY - 21 TIPS FOR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS IN LAGOS, NIGERIA













1. CREATE A 'LIST OF PEOPLE TO SHOOT'
I usually employ this tip when photographing most weddings. The reason is simple: you usually do not want to get the photos back to the couple and realizing that you forgot to take a picture of the couple with a very important member of their family. Or perhaps an uncle of theirs who sponsored majority of the wedding.

It is always important to ask the couple ahead of time about who they will like to take pictures with and who is really important not to miss out.

2. CHOOSE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY FAMILY COORDINATOR
Mehn!! This is usually the most stressful part of the wedding photography sessions. This is due to the fact that getting family members all in one place is not that easy. They are always grossly involved in one part of the wedding event or the other. It is usually best to get a family member nominated by the couple or better still, from each side of the family who can basically just act as the "Executive Director " of the shoot. People like these are the most important to you, because they can easily persuade people to either come on the shoot scene or leave as desired by you, who is the photographer.


3. Be prepared.
 In wedding photography, preparation is key! It is tantamount to having a good time out at the wedding, with you being the official photographer of the day! A lot can go wrong on the day - so you should be prepared ahead of time. When it comes to rainy season, weather is so unpredictable. So always have a backup plan. I need not tell you at this juncture, that you should always have extra batteries charged, memory cards wiped or blank. All these should be done before the day. And a night before, or on the day of the wedding, ensure you have found out what the plan is from the couple. Ask them about how the movement is going to be like, the car to follow just in case you are not there with your own car, where the couple's hotel is and a host of other things.









4. Find out what the Couple expects from you.
Setting expectations is really essential to the couple, as well as to you. It is always good to know what they would like to achieve. You already have an idea that you are taking infinite shots, but that still doesn't undermine the fact that you can ask them what special or specific things do they want captured or recorded as the case may be.
Find out if a dance or performance has been planned ahead of time. You obviously do  not want to be confused when surprise dance or performances are going on. 


5. Shoot a lot of Details! Details and Detals!!!
I would make mention of two types of details here: Small details and Big details.
Small details are such as the diamonds on the bride's wedding gown, the texture of the suit, the rings, the name on the bride's shoe and so on. While big wedding details refer to the wide angle view of things. It could be an overview of the hall just before the wedding guests have arrived, a birds eye view of the exterior of the hall, the church sitting arrangement, the shoes being worn by thee grooms men and so on. You really need to give the album an extra dimension. Set your album designs in such a way that they are very noticeable. These details will make you look like a pro.


6. Consider using Two Cameras
I would like to say prestissimmo, that you should try, beg, steal or even borrow a second camera. Make sure one of the cam is fitted with a wide angle lens such as a 70-200mm. I recommend this a lot of times. And the other camera, you can fit in a prime lens of about 50mm F1.4.


7. Consider using a Second Photographer
A second shooter is very essential, but if you are a machine, you can do without it. It is always a good strategy to employ. Asides the fact that the second photographer can get shots  that you miss, it is always good to have your job details well spelt out. You can tell him ahead of time, to focus on the guests while you focus on the couple as well as the couple's family. Whatever the case, always try to plan well with your second photographer.


8. Be confident. Exude confidence.
Don't feel too shy to take some shots. People will be funny, they would even attempt to teach you your job. Speak out, control the situation, Let them know you are th best man for this job and as a matter of fact, let them know you are the Photographer in charge. Besides if they were this good, they would be standing in your stead, holding the camera. Being that as it may, do not command. Do not speak arrogantly at some elders or family members. That can make them lash out at you, in the presence of hundreds of people. And you know the bad side to this? You wouldn't be able to reply back. Cos you just cannot start a fight or war of words right there.


9. Display your shots at the reception
Actually one of the great things about this digital photography of ours is the immediacy of it as a medium. More and more photographers are doing this by the day. It is becoming more and more of a TRADITIOn to showcase pictures on a screen while at the wedding. LIVE!!! Pictures taken earlier in the day can be showcased at the reception as a slideshow during the evening. 




10. Shoot in RAW. Avoid JPEGS
I have always heard this myself, when I started photographing wedding years back. I usually do not see the need to shoot in raw until I started doing so and the difference; I tell you is unquantifiable. Asides the flexibility you get when you shoot in raw, during post processing, manipulations are infinite. Lighting problems is best corrected when you shoot in raw and then, put in a very good post processing software like Lightroom.


11. Have fun.
Weddings are fun, and as interesting as they sound, it is very easy to get lost. You discover that you are too focused trying to get people's happiness and in the end, you end up feeling so weary, uninteresting. Have all the fun, dance like you own the party towards the tail end of the show. Let everyone know how much fun of a photographer you are and in the end, it would have been yet another fun-filled wedding in the kitty.

Hope you enjoyed this post. I would like to hear from you what your challenges are.
'Use the comment form below. 

Photography Training | School of Photography in Nigeria | Photography Training in Lagos

PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING | SCHOOL OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN LAGOS NIGERIA



Photography Training | School of Photography in Nigeria | Photography Training in Lagos | Tonydoo Visuals

SCHOOL OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN NIGERIA

List of Photography Schools in Nigeria
List of Photography Schools in Lagos NIgeria
Wana learn Photography?
Photography Training School in Nigeria and Videography Training School in Nigeria

OUTLINE


The write up below is broken down into the following
History of Photography in Nigeria
Current situation of photography in Nigeria
The dynamics of Photography
What you earn as a Photographer in Nigeria

Areas of Photography to delve into
These are called specializations in Photography
This purely depends on your passion and interest. But it is always good to master one area before thinking of delving into another.

We have the following areas of specialization in Photography

1. Fashion
2. Portraiture
3. Still life ()
4. Landscape
5. Architectural
6. Lifestyle
7. Photojournalism
8. Events



YOU ARE THE RIGHT PLACE TO LEARN PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING IN NIGERIA

The interesting angle to learning photography is that your services as a Photographer in Nigeria can be needed at any time in all facets of life from Media, Events Coverage, Advertising Industry, Arts, Runway Modelling and Arts. When we talk about arts, you can hold exhibitions and sell your works. This can earn you a fortune, and then you hit it big overnight.

As it stands, Nigeria ranks as one of the countries with the most number of Photographers in the World.

Virtually every one these days, wants to be a Photographer. Now that you know what is required of you in order to start Photography, and the myriad of opportuities the Photography profession offers, you really need to take the next step of enrolling in a Photography School as fast as you can. You need to get some form of formal training and apprenticeship. Also, do not forget as stated earlier that there is no institution or univeristy offering Photography as a formal degree in Nigeria. However, there are photography companies and pro photographers who offer various diploma courses and apprenticeship. If you really want to grow and excel in this career, having a Mentor is key.
We shall soon be writing a post on how to get a Photography Mentor in Nigeria. We promise it is going to be a great read. Practice sure makes you become perfect.

What is required of you - PASSION.

No need for a university Degree of a B.Sc in Photography. In fact, the truth is: No university offers that here in Nigeria. A formal training in Photography is all you need.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS REQUIRED FOR PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOOL


1. A digital SLR Camera with probably an 18-135 or 18-200mm lens
2. A dedicated flash head (Not on-camera flash)
3. A memory card (2 gig)
4. A camera bag
5. A laptop or desktop computer (for post production)
6. A card reader (to transfer pictures from Memory card to the laptop)
7. A set of 4 AA batteries(rechargeable) with charger. In the absence of this, you can get Duracell 4 AA Batteries
8. The list of photography equipments above are for starters, but in case you plan to take it a step further, you will be needing:
9. A studi lighting kit of 3 lights, softboxes/umbrellas, tripod stands, trigger
10. A reflector
11. A tripod

Truth be told:

It is always good to start small. even the Bible says it. Do not despise the days of little beginnings. As a professional photographer that you plan to become, do not resist starting small and then rise to the top. You really have to ensure your pricing is affordable while at the same time reasonable. It however should not be below industry standards. As a fellow photographer would say: Never be idle. Build your portfolio. The more your portfolio, the bigger you become in theory and the better you become in practice.

Your confidence level is bound to increase when you have a bigger portfolio. The guts to showcase your works to fellow photographers and even top organisations increases. The methods of getting jobs in this industry is solely through referrals. One new job is often a recursive effect of a previous one which was well executed.




WHEN YOUR DECISION IS MADE.



As soon as you have totally made up your mind, it is then that you begin to earn based on the kind of photography jobs that you get. That singular decision to convert your hobby to a profession and from an amateur to a pro is something worth the while and is a continuous journey. Take your time, experiment, shoot a lot, take breaks, examine your inner self and rediscover nouvelle ways of doing things. You need to do all these before you can begin to say you want to set out as an Photographer entrepreneur.
However sincere as this may sound, there is a need to remind you of the factors important for your entrepreneurial drive. You would need to handle all aspects of the factors of production as we were taught in our early years at school.
1. Land This means Loccation, preferrably an Office space. You could even get a shared work space
2. Labour( Staff who would work for you or assist you. One may be sufficient for you even when you have a lot of money.)
3. Capital(Equipments of trade. )
4. Entrepreneur (Management - How you manage the photography business)

WHAT TYPE OF CAMERA EQUIPMENTS TO BUY FOR PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING

WE ARE THE BEST PHOTOGRAHY TRAINING SCHOOL IN NIGERIA

At this juncture I would be sincere with you, that no matter how much or little you have to purchase a photography equipment, it is always advisable to buy an equipment that will serve you a long time. Based on Moore's law, every equipment out there is certain to be replaced every eighteen months. This has even changed these days, most technology equipments are now being replaced with better, faster, less sized ones in less than eighteen months.

So here is my 2 cents: Do not rush to buy a camera or photography equipment. Ask around from fellow pro photographers online or in your domain, what camera is the latest and how the one you intend getting compares to it. Because in truth, there is no point going for a photography equipment which would soon become obsolete in like 6 months or 1 year.
In conclusion, the photography profession is a noble one and requires great determination and focus. It does have its inherrent challenges and as a matter of fact, purchasing your equipment is a challenge of its own. You need to be absolutely certain of what you want from the word go. Always make it a habiot to save enough just in case your equipment breaks down.

Pay your dues, strive hard and be determined.

TONYDOO VISUALS SCHOOL OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN NIGERIA


IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ANTONIO FORBES STUDIOS


Address: Palmgrove Lagos Website: www.tonydoovisuals.com
Email: info@tonydoovisuals.com
Blog: http://www.tonydoovisuals.com/blog
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Regardless of your personal tastes, you deserve the best. Call us or send us a mail.

Do you want classic portrait wedding photos of you and your family? Perhaps you'd prefer spontaneous, documentary-style photos of people dancing and having a great time? Maybe you even want your wedding photos to look like gallery-worthy fine art photographs. Regardless of your personal tastes, you deserve the best, most unforgettable wedding album that money can buy!
For enquiries, Reach us via: 0806 865 7557 Thank you. We look forward to being a part of your big day!

TOP WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER IN NIGERIA | TONYDOO VISUALS



Hi, I am Tonydoo (you can read about me and other TonydooVisuals team members)

WE PROVIDE TWO SERVICES IN THE AREA OF WEDDING COVERAGE (across Nigeria at the same price)):

1. candid photography
2. cinematic documentary movie (view movie examples)

Additionally, we take care of traditional photography (of posed pictures). This is what you term studio shoot. Our creativity allows us to manipulate and transform any place to a studio.  [Have a look at our work]
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 Email: info@tonydoovisuals.com
Phone contact: +234 806 865 7557

THE INTERNET IS FULL OF PRAISE FOR TONYDOO VISUALS:


THIS DESTINATION WEDDING MOVIE WILL BRIGHTEN YOU UP!
[WEDDING LINKED FROM VIMEO]
WE HAVE SHOT ALL TYPES OF WEDDING AND CORPORATE EVENTS ACROSS NIGERIA

  • Ikeja                                                                   
  • Muson Centre (TBS)
  • Lekki           
  • Ajah                                                       
  • Victoria Island (Best Western Hotel )
  • Sango Ota                                                         
  • Eko Atlantic ()
  • Abeokuta(Ogun State)                                  
  • Asaba (Delta)
  • Ikoyi
  • Ikeja
  • Alagbado


We have also shot various types of celebrities and politicians in Nigeria till date
  • Chief Olusegun Obasanjo
  • Secretary to Ogun State Government
  • Davido
  • Tekno
  • Runtown
  • Olu Maintain
  • Sir Shina Peters
  • Orezi
  • B-red
  • Reminisce



Others
Maternity Shoot

WE ARE VERY TRANSPARENT WITH OUR PRICING


 


We hope you have seen [our wedding cinema work]? Weemploye the usage of the words like Wedding-Cinema, Wedding Movie, Cinematic Documentary movie etc interchangeably. Each movie is shot by the Tonydoo Visuals team.
 
 
Have you checked out our Wedding Photography Work (relevant to your Wedding) yet? 


Have you checked out our Wedding Photography Work (relevant to your wedding) yet?                     










HERE'S HOW TO BOOK US:
You can call our direct line: +234 806 865 7557 or shoot an email to info@tonydoovisuals.com or [fill this simple form]. If you are sending us an email, please fill those fields as accurately as possible.



Weddings are about the beautiful brides
Nene

Brides getting ready

Nene
And the blushing brides

Weddings are about the brides who scream

The dancing brides

And the brides who gleam
Weddings are about the laughing couples

The crazy ones


Romancing couples
Weddings are about the happy friends
Exchange of rings
and garlands
Weddings are about the jumps of joy
The dancing friends
and the teary eye!
Weddings are about traditions
some such stunning
and some such fun
Weddings are about the kids, super cute
Weddings are about family blessings
The brides being the queens
And grooms the kings
Weddings make you one, forever
They mark the start
Of a journey together
The handsome ringbearer
The Maid of honour
The naughty friend
The

LIST OF PHOTO-STORIES ON THIS SITE:
Joke and Muyiwa White Wedding in Lagos Nigeria. Photography by Tonydoo Visuals
Joke and Muyiwa Lagos Pre Wedding Pictures  in Lagos Nigeria. Photography by Tonydoo Visuals
Nene + Femi: A story of two lawyers who got married  Lagos Nigeria. Photography by Tonydoo Visuals
May + Ayo Wedding in Lagos Nigeria. Photography by Tonydoo Visuals
Mary and Ayo Pre Wedding Pictures
Kemi and Rotimi White Wedding in Abeokuta, Ogun State
Yoruba + Yoruba Oyeyemi + Dotun
Onyekachi + Oluwapemi
Yemi + Dotun Pre Wedding 1
Yemi + Dotun Pre Wedding 2
Nancy + Azu
Seun + Seun Pre Wedding
Seun + Seun White Wedding
Dipo Tara Pre Wedding


Others
Maternity shoot
Tope and Folabi
Muyiwa & Joketayo
Birthdays
Adenike Coker
MAMA G
Femi Mum Birthday
Fola Son Birthday
Pre Weddings
Introductions
Wedding Photography Details
Wedding Cakes
Wedding Shoes Photos
Wedding Rings
Wedding Suits
Wedding Watches




DO YOU REALLY NEED A TOP WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER FOR YOUR WEDDING TAKING PLACE SOON?
The truth is: whether you want a top photographer in Nigeria  for your wedding or not, what matters is your expectation from your Wedding Photographs. If all you want is, some pictures of all wedding guests, especially when they are kissing or dancing, and you are not particularly concerned about the 'visual quality' of pictures, you don't have to be looking for any of the Top Wedding Photographers Nigeria has. Any studio photographer will do. However, if you want visually stunning pictures that portray emotions, feelings, energy, from one of the most special days of your life, then you better have an artisitic photographer (who typically takes candid shits and not instructed/posed pictures




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