Photography Mentor

Jayanth Sharma

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Does any of this sound like you?

Don’t think too long. And be honest!

  • I shoot only in the auto or the manual mode. Auto’s easy and manual’s the best. Right?
  • It beats me why my pictures are all blurry when I open them on the computer. I swear I was sober when shooting!
  • What ISO do I shoot with in low light? And how do I get a sharp portrait of my friend or that cat with the background all buttery?

If you said, “Blimey, yes!” to any or all of the above, we’ve got just what you need: The Art and Science of Photography Workshop.

Why do you need a Workshop?

You’ve unboxed your camera. Now unbox your understanding.

Photography can help us discover the world, and ourselves in the process. But to fulfil this potential, you need mastery of your camera and some critical fundamentals. Not in your backpack, but on your fingertips. So you can merely look at a scene and know what to do. Like how you can whizz through a gap in traffic before anyone can utter ‘barnacles!’

If you’d like the concepts of photography to be as clear as daylight, and enshrined in you like a mummy in a pyramid, if you’d like to bridge the gap between what you see and what you get and build the knowledge into your muscle memory, and if you’d like to make the most of your camera, this is where it all starts.

Join this Workshop and let us train you to be a sharp-shooter. Of the artistic kind.

What does this Workshop offer?

Master the basics and tame the advanced.

Photography is art as well as science. And this Workshop delves into both. Because we know exactly what it takes. That’s why it starts with the basics, polishes the nuances, delves into details, and addresses the advanced. In sum it will turn the camera and the concepts of photography into extensions of your body and mind. So matters of exposure, focusing and metering don't stand in your way when you wish to translate your glorious vision to an unforgettable picture.

And that’s why the end of this Workshop will be the beginning of you as a photographer.

Why this Workshop?

It may take several pages to enlist all the reasons. So here’s a concise, curated selection.

Over 7000 enthusiasts trained. The strength of our record is the root of our confidence.
A mastery of the art and science of photography. We leave no doubt unturned. Into clarity.
Plenty of practical exercises within the classroom. Situations: simulated. Your skills: stimulated.
Structured topics suited to all levels of learners. Proficiency at all levels. From all levels.
Free reference material after the Workshop. Everything you learned. Explained again.
Post-Workshop support. The Workshop’s not the end of our service. It’s the start.
A certificate of participation. Because we like everything to be in black and white.

How will all this help you?

This Workshop will transform you as a photographer. Specifically, these are some of the things you'll be able to do right after it:

  • Choose appropriate tools for your genre of photography.
  • Use apt settings in any situation.
  • Get sharp pictures in any kind of light.
  • Make technically sound and aesthetically pleasing images.
  • Use different techniques to achieve unusual and striking results.
  • Generally rock with your camera!

Let us help you make the foundation. So you may build a beautiful monument.

ABOUT THE MENTOR

Jayanth Sharma

With a flair for eclectic photography-genres ranging from portraiture to architecture and fine-art to landscapes, young Rajiv Shyamsundar uses the camera as a palette of myriad hues. His work is distinctive and committed to pulling out that hitherto-unseen visual from the depths of his imagination to paint vivid images on a canvas of vibrant pixels, especially with his favourite genre of event photography.

Endowed with acute technical acumen partly also because of his engineering background, Rajiv is an information powerhouse, which, combined with his monumental patience and a ready, smiling enthusiasm to instruct, educate and assist, makes him an ideal trainer for those who'd like to learn and embibe in their work the sparkling qualities of his inspirational imagery.

Read more about Rajiv here.

Introduction, Cameras, Lenses and Accessories

Introduction to Digital Photography
What are the merits and demerits of digital photography?
Camera Formats
What are the different camera formats? How does the format matter?
Which format should you choose?
Types of Lenses
How do lenses differ? What lens should you use for what type of photography?
Resolution (Megapixels)
How much resolution do you need? How does resolution matter anyway?
Teleconverters and Other Accessories
How is a DSLR different from a point-and-shoot camera? What are the exact benefits?
Functioning of an SLR
How can you see the view through the eyepiece despite the front of the viewfinder being closed?
Understanding your Camera
What do all those buttons on your camera do? How and when do you use them?
Focal Length and Magnification
What is focal length and how does it affect your perspective and images?

Exposure

Exposure
What exactly is exposure? What makes an exposure? How is this important?
Aperture
What is aperture? How is it specified? How does it matter?
Shutter Speed
What is shutter speed? How is it specified? What effect do different shutter speeds have on images?
ISO Sensitivity
What is sensitivity? How is it specified? How do different ISOs affect images?

ExposureAdvanced

Exposure Program Modes
What are the different exposure program modes and how and when do you use them?
Exposure Compensation
What is the utility of this function and when and how much of it should you apply?
Metering
What is metering? What are the various metering modes and how and when do you use them?
Bracketing
What is bracketing and when and how do you use it?

Focusing

Autofocus versus Manual Focus
Why is focusing required? What does autofocus do? When to use which?

FocusingAdvanced

Autofocus Modes
What are the different autofocus modes and when should you use which?
Autofocus Area Selection Modes
How do you define the area of your frame on which to focus? What are the various options?

Artistic AspectsAdvanced

Depth of Field
What is low or high depth of field? How does it matter and how do you control it?
Composition
What makes for a pleasing composition? What are some of the common guidelines to compose evocatively?
White Balance
What is white balance? How does it matter? How do you choose the right balance?

PeripheralsAdvanced

Tips and Tricks
How do you ensure sharp images? How does it help to shoot raw? How do you read a histogram?
INR 7,100
Per person 
Includes lunch, tea and applicable taxes. Payment options will be shared upon enquiry.

Cancellation Policy

In the unfortunate event that you wish to cancel your booking after the payment, you will receive a credit note that can be used to avail of any of our services listed on our website, for:

a) 100% of the amount if you cancel on or before the last Monday before the Workshop,
or
b) 50% of the amount if you cancel between the last Monday and Thursday before the Workshop. 

No credit note will be issued for cancelling after the last Thursday before the Workshop or for failing to attend the Workshop without prior intimation, and no cash refunds will be made under any circumstances.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • I am a complete beginner in photography. Is this Workshop recommended for me? Absolutely! This Workshop does not assume any pre-existing knowledge of photography and is suitable for learners of all skill levels. If you are a complete beginner, you should sign up for the Workshop right away, as we're sure you'll find it really helpful!
  • I don't own a DSLR and have only a compact digital camera. Will this Workshop still be useful for me? Yes. The fundamental concepts of digital photography are common to DSLR and compact digital cameras, so it will still be useful, and you'll be able to try a majority of the discussed concepts practically if your compact camera has manual controls. However, in order to make the most out of the Workshop, we recommend you hire a DSLR from us for the two days. Please talk to us for details.
  • How do I register for the Workshop? You can register for the Workshop by clicking on the REGISTER NOW! tab and filling out the registration form, or calling us on 1800-1200-901, or emailing us at  workshops@toehold.in.
  • How do I pay the Workshop fee? We have multiple payment options including online transfer, from which you may choose one as per your convenience. Details will be shared when we receive your enquiry.
  • What should I get to the Workshop? Please bring your camera and kit lens, a fully charged battery, a memory card with sufficient space for a day's photography, and your camera manual.
  • I have paid for the Workshop but cannot attend. Can I get a refund? If you cannot attend the Workshop after paying for it, let us know before the last Monday before the Workshop and well give you a credit note for 100% of the amount, which can be used to avail of any of our services. If you let us know after the Monday but before the Thursday ahead of the Workshop, well issue a credit note worth 50% of the amount. Unfortunately, if you let us know after the Thursday before the Workshop or do not inform us at all, we cannot issue a credit note, nor can we make cash refunds under any circumstances.

It was my pleasure to attend your session. Finally I got an opportunity to attend though I have been planning for more than an year. Though it was just 2 days, I am sure that I earned more knowledge in these 2 days than I did myself from 15 months of time since I purchased my D-SLR.
- Rakesh Seetharam, Bangalore

It was a wonderful workshop and worth attending as I'd taken leave from my medical/laboratory duties. I've been in Delhi for the last two years, and I can honestly say that this was the most awesome weekend I ever had.
- Dharaa Shah, Delhi

First of all I would like to thank you once again for the effort you put in over the two days and helping us to understand the basics. It was a truly great experience for each of us. I will surely recommend this to a few of my friends who I am sure will love to be a part of this program.
- Siddhartha Adhikari, Delhi

The two-day program was fantastic and an eye-opener for me, especially because I thought I knew everything just because I had researched the internet. Thank you again for sharing your experiences and tips and tricks. I look forward to joining one of the Photography Tours organized by Toehold soon.
- Jayaprakash Bojan, Bangalore

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Workshop Venue

Toehold Seminar Hall
Jayanagar 4th 'T' Block
Bangalore

1800-1200-901

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