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Why Do You Need This Photography Workshop?

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

Does this sound like you?

  • 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!

Auto Mode User?

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

Workshop Overview

Upcoming Workshops

Date: Coming Soon.<!–April 28-29, 2018
Fees: ₹6,900 (Check Early-bird Offer)
Venue: OYO Townhouse 022, Pune. 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.

After this Workshop, you can:

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

Workshop Mentor

Harsha Narasimhamurthy

Harsha Narasimhamurthy

Photography Mentor
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His reverence for creatures of the forests marked the beginning of young Harsha Narasimhamurthy’s journeys to National Parks in South India, followed by his devotion to document his experiences as photographs. Gifted with keen attention and impressive presence of mind, Harsha is quick to make informed decisions on field. He considers photography ‘the digital form of painting’, and his work remains true to his learned truth.

Workshop Schedule

DAY 1: SATURDAY

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?


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

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?


Metering

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?


Bracketing

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

DAY 2: SUNDAY

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


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 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

Workshop Fee

₹6900/-
Includes lunch, tea and applicable taxes. Payment options will be shared upon enquiry.

Early-bird Discount

Pay 14 or more days before the Workshop, and enjoy a discounted price of ₹6400! Hurry!

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:

  • 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.

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 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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Join the Art & Science of Photography Workshop today!

Still have questions? Contact us:

1800-1200-901

workshops(at)toehold.in

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