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Get a low-down on the basics of photography at an overnight workshop at BandCamp. This beautiful campsite is by the village of Uttan, which bursts with photo-worthy moments. Through the workshop, you’ll learn the basics of photography – understanding Manual-mode, camera settings, working in different sorts of light, and focus & composition. We’ll experiment in a variety of environments both at camp and the nearby village, so you can try your hand at different kinds of photography. And of course, plenty of conversations with fellow enthusiasts and the expert instructor :) Plus, you’ll get the full BandCamp experience – chilling at the bonfire, live music performances, BBQ and a sunset village walk!
Girish Menon is an expert photography tutor, has taught photography to over 4,000 participants between the age of 8 and 85. He has a patient approach to teaching photography and understanding the difficulties of his students, most of whom are using DSLR Cameras for the first time.
Girish conducts weekend photography workshops for photo buffs, was a visiting faculty at the University of Mumbai, and conducts workshops for schools, colleges, corporate organisations, and NGOs etc. His favourite subjects are portraits, cultures, and wildlife.
This workshop is specifically designed for beginner DSLR, mirrorless or bridge camera users. You will learn how to use your camera in manual mode instead of automatic, fix exposure settings according to how you want the picture to look, set appropriate light metering mode, white balance, tonality etc. and also compose powerful photographs, all in a fun way!
The workshop will take place at Uttan village near Gorai, which bursts with photo-worthy moments. Think colourful homes, intriguing faces, and plenty of glimpses of the local way of life. Fishing’s the mainstay here, and the nets, fish and boats are all fascinating subjects! And of course, there’s the beach, which is THE place for Instagram-worthy sunset shots!
Girish is known for his clear teaching style with simple instructions and a very practical approach to making great photographs. Plus he believes that the teaching doesnt end with the session finishing - he is available for post-workshop support via. phone, Facebook, and e-mail too!
White Collar Hippie's Bandcamp is a beautiful campsite in Uttan village. As part of the workshop, not only will you be a part of the instruction sessions but you’ll also get the full Bandcamp experience – sleeping in cozy tents surrounded by greenery, chilling around the bonfire and in hammocks, live music performances, yummy BBQ, a village walk, and locally made food!
The prices quoted are for online payment, payment by bank transfer, or cheque. You can pay the trip deposit to block your spot. In order to confirm your spot, you must make full payment before the due date notified. If full payment is not received your booking may be cancelled and your trip deposit retained by us as cancellation fee.
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