Weekend Photography Workshop, Mumbai

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Why Do You Need This Photography Workshop?

To learn photography is more than fun, it can be a powerful tool of self-expression. But first, you need mastery of your camera and the critical fundamentals. 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 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, join this photography course in Mumbai and let us train you to be a sharp-shooter. Of the artistic kind.

With this purchase get our post-processing online course on Adobe Lightroom worth 2,499/- absolutely free.

Does this sound like you?

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  • I shoot only in the auto or the manual mode. Auto’s easy and manual’s the best. Right?
  • I don’t know why my pictures are all blurry when I open them on the computer.
  • What’s ISO? And what ISO do I use in low light?


If yes, the Art and Science of Photography Workshop is just what you need!

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Auto Mode User?

Learn about why Auto Mode is not a great idea to produce creative results.

Workshop Overview

Upcoming Workshops

Dates: April 4-5, 2020 I May 9-10, 2020
Fees: ₹7,500 + GST (Check Early-bird Offer)
Venue: The Learning Galaxy, 8th floor, Urmi Estate, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013 See map.

What does this Workshop offer?

Photography is art as well as science. That’s why this Workshop delves into both. It starts with the basics, addresses the advanced, and polishes the nuances. In sum it will turn the camera and photography concepts into extensions of your body and mind. So matters of exposure, focusing and metering don’t stand in your way when you wish to capture a unique moment. Or translate your glorious vision to an unforgettable picture.

Outstanding Mentors

Award-winning photographers whose reputation precedes them.

Streamlined Content

Structured material and instruction to make sure you learn everything you need.

Hands-on Training

Practical exercises for every topic.

Complete Beginners Welcome

No prior knowledge of photography required.

Ongoing Mentoring

Mentors at your service even after the Workshop.
Group Class

Group Class

Two days of interactive instructor-led classroom learning



Show off your Toehold certification to prove your mettle

Free Workshop Manual & Videos

Free Workshop Manual & Videos

Includes a thorough workshop manual and videos

Post-processing Course

Post-processing Course

Get access to our online Lightroom Course as a part of this workshop

After this Workshop, you can:

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  • Choose appropriate tools for your genre of photography.
  • Use apt settings in any situation.
  • Get sharp pictures in virtually any kind of light.


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  • Make technically sound and aesthetically pleasing images.
  • Use different techniques to achieve unusual and striking results.
  • Generally rock with your camera!


Workshop Mentor

Toehold’s renowned team of photographers have trained over 10,000 individuals across India. One of us will host this workshop.

Workshop Schedule


Workshop Overview: 9:30 to 10:00

Introduction, discussion of expectations, agenda and outcomes

Cameras, Lenses and Accessories: 10:00 to 13:00

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?

Resolution (Megapixels)

How much resolution do you need? How does resolution matter anyway?

Functioning of an SLR

How does the viewfinder work?

DSLR versus Point-and-Shoot Cameras

How is a DSLR different from a point-and-shoot camera? What are the exact benefits?

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?

Types of Lenses

How do lenses differ? What lens should you use for what type of photography?

13:00 to13:30: Lunch

Exposure: 13:30 to 17:00

Understanding Exposure

What exactly is exposure? What makes an exposure? How is it important?


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?


What is sensitivity? How is it specified? How do different ISOs affect images?

Exposure Program Modes

What are the different exposure program modes and how and when do you use them?


What is metering? What are the various metering modes and how and when do you use them?

Manual Mode

What does the manual mode do and when should you use it?

Exposure Compensation

What is the utility of this function and when and how much of it should you apply?


What is bracketing and when and how do you use it?


Revision: 9:30 to 10:00

A quick revision, questions and answers related to Saturday’s lessons

Focusing and Depth of Field: 10:00 to 13:00

Autofocus versus Manual Focus

Why is focusing required? What does autofocus do? When to use manual focus?

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?

Depth of Field

What is low or high depth of field? How does it matter and how do you control it?

13:00 to 13:30: Lunch

Artistic Aspects and Post Processing: 13:30 to 17:00


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 to choose the right white-balance?

Post Processing

What is post-processing, and what are some of the basic image-enhancements that can be done?

General Tips and Tricks

How do you achieve sharp images? How does it help to shoot raw? How do you read a histogram?

Questions and Open House: 17:00 to 17:30

A question-and-answer session on anything related to photography

Reviews by Workshop Participants

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Chetan K Bhavanishankar

The two-day Art and Science of Photography workshop held in Jan 2018 was just an amazing experience.
Thank you for the lovely presentation and detailed explanation, it helped me control my camera the way I want. Also the arrangement made by Toehold was worth every penny. Looking forward to some tours conducted by Toehold.


Srikrishna Herlekar

Amazing experience…learning about getting away from auto and finetuning my knowledge of photography were the prime focus areas I thought of joining this workshop. We had an excellent and friendly tutor, explaining the intricacies of photography to the last detail. In a few days I am off to Sikkim, and hopefully will come back with much better results.

Shiva S Kumar

I was so excited to attend the workshop conducted by Toehold! The expectations were fulfilled to the most. It was so amazing to learn the science and art of photography. The mentor explained the in and out of photography. He shared the experience of being a wildlife photographer which was so good to hear and enjoy each and every moment in the workshop.


Anil Kumar Desai

I got trained by a professional and Toehold ensured me I got enough skills to explore on my own and improve every time I click an image. I thank them for this.

Rakesh Seetharam

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.

Siddhartha Adhikari

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.

Jayaprakash Bojan

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.

Kotresh Kogundi

Thank you so much for sharing the knowledge on photography, It was a wonderful session and helped in gaining lot of knowledge which would help in the photography skills. I look forward for the new journey. It was a truely professional session.

Veeresh P M

I must say that not only my expectations were met in the workshop but were exceeded by 1000%. It was fun filled and extensive learning. I enjoyed the whole experience. The workshop is very well engineered, from the venue to the content & delivery.

Indranil Dutta

At the outset, I thank you for coming up with this magnificient platform for amteur photographers like me. Reading loads of material never helped me. I really liked the lucid/easy to follow style, practicle demonstartions by you and the fact that maximum emphasis was laid on the basics which lay the foundation for improving skills.


Workshop Fee


(₹8,850/- after GST) Includes lunch, tea and access to Adobe Lightroom Classic CC Online Course, Fundamentals of Photography Online Course and Workshop Manual.
Payment options will be shared upon enquiry.

Early-bird Discount


Pay 10 or more days before the Workshop, and enjoy a discounted price of ₹7000 + GST!
That’s ₹500/- off on the workshop fees. Hurry up!

Also available: Personalised Tutoring at Your Location from INR 30,000. Please call us on 1800-1200-901 for detailed information.

Cancellation Policy

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

I am a complete beginner in photography. Is this Workshop recommended for me?

Absolutely! This photography training 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 filling out the registration form below, 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.

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