Apratim Saha

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Wednesday, 05 July 2017 11:30

ALLAHABAD KUMBH MELA

Kumbh Mela is the largest spiritual gathering of mankind on the Earth. Millions of devotees take a holy dip in the sacred water during the mela.

Published in Travel
Friday, 23 June 2017 19:40

COLOURS OF PUSHKAR 2.0

Experience India’s biggest tribal festivities of more than 100-year-old Pushkar Mela. Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of the COLOURS of PUSHKAR and the culture of this historic place.

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On the auspicious occasion of “Dev Depawali”, a Four Day Street Photography Workshop, has been organized, with internationally renowned photographer Apratim Saha, Manish Khattry & Vinay Tripathii at Varanasi, from 1st to 4th November 2017.

Dates:                         1st November (Wednesday), 2nd November (Thursday),
                                 3rd November (Friday) & 4th November (Saturday)

Place:                          Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Fees:                           18000 INR for Indian Participants
                                  450 USD for Foreign Participants
                                  (Including accommodation and food)

Total students:             Maximum 25 participants

Teaching language:      English, Hindi & Bengali

To apply e-mail at:       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone:                       +91 8900702900 & +91 8509333385

About the workshop:

This four day Photography Workshop is designed for advanced photographers as well as beginners.  This comprehensive workshop mainly focuses on practical functions. This workshop will help you to build up a solid understanding of composition and visual literacy in street photography. In this Four days workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of street photography, how to capture “the decisive moment”, how to interact with people in the street and how to conquer your fear of shooting at streets. You will be given guidance to discover your style in street photography, and how to work on meaningful projects that you will continue to pursue after the workshop.

The workshop has 20% theoretical aspects and 80% practical. Come and join this workshop for finding street stories in the magical light of winter, on the auspicious occasion of “Dev Depawali”. Learning to capture street portraits and making street stories will be the two main concentrations in this workshop with hands-on experience. These four days workshop will help you to find the core concept of photography. Besides discovering your own inspiring trigger, you will be guided towards achieving mastery in street photography. To find your style and to discover the secret of street photography enroll decisively in this workshop.

Apratim Saha, Manish Khattry & Vinay Tripathii will intensely go through each participant’s work during class and will elaborately instruct each one in the field. Both of the mentors will thoroughly help out students to learn photography exclusively.

After the workshop, participants will have a boarder understanding of how to work to create amazing photography projects of their own. To complete this course, all participants must have genuine interest and passion for photography at first, the camera is next.  

The main intention of this comprehensive workshop is helping participants on practical application. Apratim Saha, Manish Khattry & Vinay Tripathii will thoroughly help out each student to learn photography independently. In the location of the outdoor practical shooting, Apratim, Manish & Vinay will thoroughly help each participant passionately and according to their individual needs. Do not miss the golden opportunity of being part of this.                                                                                  

Before enrolling please check our participant’s feedback: http://www.apratimsaha.com/reviews.html 

Workshop course outline:

  • Introduction
  • Getting to know your Camera
  • Lenses
  • Your Camera’s Automatic, Assisted Settings and Manual Settings
  • Understanding Exposure (Aperture, Shutter speed and ISO)
  • Composition and Content
  • Depth of field
  • Moments and Motion
  • People and Portraits
  • The Simple Math of Photography
  • Angle of Light
  • Photography as a Way of Life
  • The fundamentals of street photography
  • How to overcome fear of shooting at streets
  • How to get involved with strangers and situations when shooting on the streets
  • The way to anticipate and capture “The Decisive Moment”
  • Focus on ways to develop a unique third eye when shooting on the streets
  • Guidance to discover your individual style in street photography
  • To help you gain hands-on experience, the workshop is designed to be less lecture-based and more focused on your shooting on the streets
  • Discuss and guidance on your individual portfolio
  • The workshop will also be tailored to your individual needs
  • Understanding File Format (Raw, Tiff, Jpg image files)
  • Monitor Calibration
  • Editing Images : Post Processing
  • Growing as a photographer and much more
  • Submission of Photo Storey/ Photo Essay
  • Critique and feedback of the final submission

What you will achieve from this workshop:

  • Greater ability to work quickly and decisively with your camera
  • Increased confidence in your skills as a photographer
  • Effectiveness in establishing rapport with subjects
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience with editing and sequencing your work to create a powerful visual narrative of your subject
  • To create powerful photographs
  • To build a photo story / photo essay
  • Certificate of completion after the workshop

What you will need:

A Digital camera with just one or two lenses (for example – 24mm, 28mm 35mm, 50mm or zoom covering a part of this range).

Emphasis will be placed on going light, and simple and moving yourself to get the photo.

A Computer with photo-processing software. 

Conditions:

Only a maximum 25 hardworking Indian photographers will be selected for this workshop. Participants will be granted admission to the workshop based on email confirmation. Therefore interested participants are requested to send their short CV and a portfolio of 8-10 photographs to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Feel free to call +91 8900702900 or +91 8509333385 for any further assistance.

The fees include accommodation and food (from 1st November Morning to 4th November Afternoon).

The Workshop Fees includes: 

  • Standard non AC double bedded room, in twin sharing basis from 1st November morning to 4th November afternoon.
  • 1st November - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 2d November - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3rd November - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4th November - Breakfast & Lunch

The Workshop Fees Do Not includes:

  • Anything else other than mentioned in includes
  • All expenses of persona nature
  • Any other actual expenses would be shared by all participants on actual basis

In order to reserve your seat, 100% advance payment is a must.

If accepted, the participant will receive course details, along with an application form and Rules & Regulations, confirming the success of his/her application by email.

To confirm registration, the participant must pay the amount through NEFT or IMPS or RTGS. Once the payment is done please send us a copy of bank receipt (screen shot is also fine) of your payment sent details. Once we confirm your payment, we will send you a money receipt along with the Rules & Regulations of the workshop, which makes you, a confirmed candidate

Deadlines:

Registration is open from 1st July 2017, until 15th October 2017.

Cancellation:

Full payment needs to be made in advance. No refund on cancellation. Please read all details on this page and Detailed Terms and Conditions, Disclaimer / Undertaking in the Registration cum Booking Form.


Meet Your Mentors

Manish Khattry

Manish is a renowned legendary photographer from Varanasi. He is a guest mentor in Faculty of Visual Arts, Banaras Hindu University. Manish is mentoring students of Mass Communication and Journalism of BHU in Photography. Manish Khattry won many National & International Awards and honours.
Manish’s works has been published in national and international magazines, newspapers and journals including National Geographic Traveller, India Today. He has been ranked photographer of Black and White street photography group, USA among approx. 40,000 photographers.

Vinay Tripathii

 

Vinay started as a street photographer and doing many concepts shoots preserving oldest living city Varanasi through his camera. He has more than 5 lakhs unique and rare photographs of various themes.  He has worked as the youngest film critic at the age of 16 and his articles were published in various magazine and newspaper like an International Magazine namely ‘HELLO’, National Magazine ‘AHA ZINDAGI’, ‘SAHITYA AMRIT ‘etc. As well as Vinay had also worked as a sub-editor in “Kashi Pratiman” magazine as the youngest member. He had also worked as a camera unit member and did cinematography for an International Movie Shot in Varanasi names “Fest Of Varanasi” which is releasing this year and shown in Cann Film Festival.

Apratim SahaVinay 

Apratim started photography at the age of twelve inspired by his father. He feels capturing images that people enjoy to look at and are impressed with is not the only reason that inspired him to take up photography seriously but to give people a reason to care was the main intention for him. Apratim is a contributing photographer for National Geographic Stock Photography, Getty Images and Stocksy United. He is a Brand Ambassador and Mentor of Tamron & Data Color. He has over 30 years of experience, from traditional film to digital photography. He is a commercial photographer specializing in people photography, portraiture, lifestyle & editorial clients. Besides commercial works, Apratim also shoots weddings, family portraits, and other subjects that stimulate his visual or emotional sensibilities.

Published in Workshop
Friday, 24 February 2017 15:08

DISCOVERING BISKET

Experience one of the most vibrant festivals in the ancient city of Bhaktapur, Kathmandu. 

Published in Travel
Saturday, 19 March 2016 12:19

COLOURS OF PUSHKAR

Experience India’s biggest tribal festivities of more than 100-year-old Pushkar Mela. Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of the COLOURS of PUSHKAR and the culture of this historic place.

Published in Travel
Thursday, 17 September 2015 14:11

'A practical approach in photography'

Two days comprehensive workshop on basic photography with Mr. Apratim Saha having more than 30 years of experience in photography, brand ambassador of Datacolor and a contributing photographer of National Geographic Stock Photography, Getty Images & Stocksy United.

Dates:                             25th September (Friday), 26th September (Saturday),

Place:                              Gorkha Library, Kurseong

Fees:                               1500 INR (Including Tea & Lunch)

Total students:                Maximum 30 participants

Teaching language:          English & Hindi

To apply e-mail at:           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone:                             +91 9474103721 or +91 8670252348

 

About the workshop:

This two day Basic Photography Workshop is not only designed for beginners but also advanced photographers.  At our Workshop, you will not only learn how to optimize the performance of your DSLR cameras but you’ll also learn some advance level tricks to click masterpiece images with ultimate control over your camera.

Once you learn, how to mix and match with the settings, understand the interface and the techniques of framing and composition, you will be ready to click perfect pictures.

This workshop  will  help  you  to  build  up  a solid  understanding  of composition and visual literacy. In this two days workshop you will learn the fundamentals basic photography.

This comprehensive workshop has theoretical aspects and as well as practical. This workshop will help you to find the core concept of photography. Besides discovering your own inspiring trigger, you will be guided towards achieving mastery in photography. To find your style and to discover the secret of photography enrol decisively in this workshop.

Mentor Apratim Saha will intensely go through each participant’s work during class and will elaborately instruct each one in the field. He will thoroughly help out students to learn photography exclusively.

After the workshop, participants will have a boarder understanding of how to create amazing photography projects of their own. To complete this course all participants must have genuine interest and passion for photography at first, the camera is next.

The main intention of this comprehensive workshop is helping participants on practical application.

Apratim Saha will thoroughly help out students to learn photography independently. In location of outdoor practical shooting, Apratim will thoroughly help each participant passionately and according to their individual needs. Do not miss the golden opportunity of being part of this.

Topics that will be covered:

  • Introduction
  • Getting to know your Camera
  • How camera works
  • Camera formats
  • Understanding Sensor type and size
  • Relation between focal length and angle of view
  • Different kind of lenses
  • Knowing basic camera modes
  • Aperture
  • Shutter
  • Understanding Exposure & Metering System
  • ISO & Noise
  • Exposure compensation & Auto exposure bracketing
  • Focusing
  • AE/AF lock
  • Automatic versus manual focus
  • Colour Balance
  • Available Lights and flash
  • Understanding the basic rules of compositions
  • High and Low Key Photography
  • Understanding some Great Photographer’s work
  • Understanding Photoshop from Photographers point of view
  • Getting started with Digital Post Processing
  • Working with RAW Files and Basic Editing
  • Questions and Answer

 

What you will achieve from this workshop:

  • Greater ability to work quickly and decisively with your camera
  • Increased confidence in your skills as a photographer
  • Effectiveness in establishing rapport with subjects
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience with editing and sequencing your work to create a powerful visual narrative of your subject
  • To create powerful photographs
  • Certificate of completion after the workshop

 

What you will need:

A Digital camera with just one or two lenses (for example – 24mm, 28mm 35mm, 50mm or zoom covering a part of this range).

Emphasis will be placed on going light, and simple and moving yourself to get the photo.

A Computer with photo-processing software (Optional)

Conditions:

Only a maximum 30 hardworking photographers will be selected for this workshop. Therefore interested participants are requested to send their short CV and a portfolio of 8-10 photographs to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Feel free to call +91 9474103721 or +91 8670252348

The INR 1,500/- (One Thousand Five Hundred Only) fees includes Tea & Lunch

     The Workshop Fees includes:

  • 25th September       - Tea & Lunch
  • 26th November        - Tea & Lunch

     The Workshop Fees Do Not includes:

  • Anything else other than mentioned in includes
  • All expenses of persona nature
  • Any other actual expenses would be shared by all participants on actual basis

 

In order to reserve your seat, 100% advance payment is a must.

If accepted, the participant will receive course details, along with an application form and Rules & Regulations, confirming the success of his/her application by email.To confirm registration, the participant must return the application form duly signed by him/her to us, immediately, along with 100% of the fees of the workshop. Then the participant will receive a money receipt against the payment.

Deadlines:

Registration is open from 1st September, 2015 till 21st September, 2015.

If a participant decides to cancel for whatever reason, we must be notified at least three days prior to the deadline, i.e. 18th September 2015. In that case 60% amount of the advance will be refunded to the participant; otherwise no refund will be made for cancellation after the mentioned date.

Meet your Instructor:

  

‘I feel capturing images that people enjoy to look at and are impressed with is not the only reason that inspired me to take up photography seriously but to give people a reason to care was the main intention for me’.

Apratim Saha

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