Apratim Saha

Photography

Workshop

 

Thursday, 27 August 2015 11:56

'Discovering Secrets of Streets’

Four day Comprehensive Workshop on Street Photography with internationally renowned photographer GMB Akash and Apratim Saha.

Dates:                             25th November (Wednesday), 26th November (Thursday),

                                       27th November (Friday) & 28th November (Saturday).

Place:                              Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Fees:                               12000 INR (Including accommodation and food)

Total students:                Maximum 25 participants (Indian Students Only)

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. & This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone:                             +91 8900702900 or +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 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.

Mentor GMB Akash and Apratim Saha 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. GMB Akash and Apratim Saha will thoroughly help out students to learn photography independently. In location of outdoor practical shooting, Akash and Apratim 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 one can check our participant’s feedback and the participant’s final submissions of their work: http://wp.me/p3F0uP-aQ

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)
  • 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. & 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 INR 12,000 fees include accommodation and food (from 25th November Morning to 28th November Afternoon).

The Workshop Fees includes:

  • Standard non AC double bedded room, in twin sharing basis from 25th November morning to 28th November afternoon.
  • 25th November - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 26th November - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 27th November - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 28th 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, 80% 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, within seven days, along with payment of 80% of the fees of the workshop.

The rest of the fees must be paid by the participant on or before 14th of November, 2015. The participant will receive a money receipt against the payment.

Deadlines:

Registration is open from 1st September, 2015 till 5th November, 2015.

If a participant decides to cancel for whatever reason, we must be notified at least fifteen days prior to the deadline, i.e. 15th October 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 Instructors:

 

‘For me Photography is my language, to access, to communicate, to identify and mostly to make it heard. Through photography I only jot down my heart’s language. The best part about being a photographer is that I’m able to articulate the experiences of the voiceless and to bring their identities to the forefront which gives meaning and purpose to my own life’

GMB Akash

‘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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Saturday, 19 March 2016 05:55

DISCOVERING SECRET OF STREETS, VARANASI 2.0

On the auspicious occasion of “Dev Depawali”, a Four Day Street Photography Workshop, has been organized, with internationally renowned photographer Apratim Saha and Manish Khattry at Varanasi, from 13th to 16th November 2016.

Varanasi 2.0

Dates:                         13th November (Sunday), 14th November (Monday),
                                   15th November (Tuesday) & 16th November Wednesday)

Place:                          Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Fees:                           15000 INR for Indian Participants
                                    400 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

Varanasi 2.0

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 and Manish Khattry 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 and Manish Khattry will thoroughly help out each student to learn photography independently. In the location of the outdoor practical shooting, Apratim and Manish 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

Varanasi 2.0

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

Varanasi 2.0

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

Varanasi 2.0

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

Varanasi 2.0

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 13th November Morning to 16th November Afternoon).

Varanasi 2.0

The Workshop Fees includes: 

  • Standard non AC double bedded room, in twin sharing basis from

13th November morning to 16th November afternoon.

  • 13th November - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 14th November - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 15th November - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 16th 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

Varanasi 2.0

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 25th November 2016, until 31st October, 2016.

Varanasi 2.0

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

Dinesh Khanna

Dinesh Khanna

The master of the masters Dinesh Khanna thinks that Photography has been his constant companion through the journey of life. It has not taught him to see but has influenced what and how he see.
His professional work involved in creating images for Advertising, Editorial and Corporate clients, specifically in the area of Food, Still-life, People and Interiors.
Dinesh’s personal work has been shown in both Solo and Group Exhibitions all around the world. He has also done 2 Pictorial Books - "Bazaar" and "Living Faith". Besides continuing to do commercial assignments for International Magazines, Advertising Agencies and Corporates, Dinesh is also currently working on 5 personal Projects, "Benaras - Everyday in Eternity", "Earning Dignity - from Art, Craft and Trade", "Mobile Stories – Life on the move” & “Mothers & Daughters”
Dinesh is also a Co-Founder and Managing Trustee of Nazar Foundation, which has been set up to promote Photography as an art-form. And is also a Co-Founder and one of the Creative Directors of the Biennale ‘Delhi Photo Festival’. He is actively involved in Photography education and conducts workshops and mentorship sessions regularly under his personal brand, "Photoyatri."

Manish Khattry

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.

Apratim Saha

Apratim Saha

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 of 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
Saturday, 22 December 2012 07:39

Varanasi

Mark Twain truly said that “Varanasi is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together”.

Varanasi is also commonly known as Benares or Benaras  and Kashi, a city on the banks of the River Ganges in Uttar Pradesh.  According to legend, the city was founded by the Hindu deity Lord Shiva, several thousand years ago which makes it one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in the country. It is regarded as a holy city by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and the oldest in India.

Enjoy the spirit of Varanasi here….

Varanasi

Om !

Varanasi

Morning puja on Ganges.

In memory of the forefathers

Varanasi

He came all the way from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, to Varasnasi to bring homage to his deceased ancestors, like so many Hindu from all over India, believing that after death, the soul given to the Goddess Ganga, remains in the river of life and death.

Sun Rise

Varanasi

Sun rise on Ganges.

Body Building

Varanasi

Early morning body building at Varanasi.

Puja

Varanasi

Puja before Body Building .

Body Building

Varanasi

Early morning body building at Varanasi.

Body Building

Varanasi

Early morning body building on the Ganges.

Pranayam

Varanasi

Early morning pranayam on the Ganges.

Yoga

Varanasi

Sit - Up

Varanasi

Early morning body building on the Ganges.

Priest

Varanasi

Priest

Varanasi

A priest at Varanasi.

Sadhu

Varanasi

A Sadhu at Varanasi.

Handful of blessing

Varanasi

Pradeep Kumar Dwivedi, the priest of the Shitala Mandir at Dasaswamedh Ghat, Varanasi is one of the  few survivors of a tragic bus accident on 3rd June 1996 morning where more than fifty people were killed. Four people are still in coma. In that accident he lost one of his hands. As the time passes by he realized that he was being neglected by his family as he became physically challenged due to that tragic occurrence. One day he told his father that he’ll earn himself and he came to Varanasi. When he came to Varanasi he fell in love with the ancient city.

Mentor

Varanasi

Ganga Darshan

Varanasi

Boating on the Ganges.

Ganga Darshan

Varanasi

Ghats

Varanasi

Ghats of Varanasi.

Fortune Teller

Varanasi

A fortune teller on the Ganges at Varanasi.

Sadhu

Varanasi

A priest from Varanasi.

Waiting

 Waiting

An old woman at Varanasi.

Puja

Varanasi

Puja on the Shitala Mandir.

Puja

Varanasi

Puja on the bank of Ganges.

Burning Ghat

Varanasi

Burning Ghat on the Ganges at Varanasi.

Burning Memories

Varanasi

 Few days ago early in the morning one mobile call from Varanasi really shocked me for some time. Only four words “Sir Kiran mama chale gaye” (Kiran uncle is no more). Though I was getting ready for my office but couldn’t control myself and sat on the couch for an hour. He was only 65 ! Kiran Chowdhury, the famous Doma (A Hindu caste whose duty is to burn the dead and look after the crematorium) of Varanasi is no more ! Though he’ll not burn bodies anymore but there’ll be burning all the time. From now bodies will be burnt without his touch as he burnt to ashes. During my last visit to Varanasi we had a long discussion regarding Hinduism and Karma. That day once again I realised that wisdom doesn’t come from the books always.

Burning Ghat

 Varanasi

Burning Ghat on the Ganges at Varanasi.

Navaratri

Varanasi

A family celebrating Sharada Navaratri at Varanasi.

Evening Puja

Varanasi

Evening Puja on the Ganges at Varanasi.

Durga Bisarjan

 Varanasi

DURGA BISARJAN on the Ganges at Varanasi.

Puja

Varanasi

Evening Puja on Doshomi at Varanasi.

Dura Bisarjan

 Varanasi

DURGA BISARJAN on the Ganges at Varanasi.

Sondha Aroti

Varanasi

Sondha Aroti (Evening Puja) on the Ganges at Varanasi.

Sondha Aroti

Varanasi

Sondha Aroti (Evening Puja) on the Ganges at Varanasi.

Varanasi

A panoramic view of the Varanasi ghats.

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