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A weekend of outdoor and indoor portrait photography

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Chembur East, Mumbai

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Chembur East, Mumbai

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Girish Menon

Expert photography tutor.

9 Years of Experience

About Girish Menon

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About the Course

The ability to photograph attractive portraits is one of the fastest routes to making new friends.

When I ask my students, “What do you like to photograph” – “People” is often the first answer. We indeed photograph people more than any other subject.

I find that amateur photographers simply look to “capture expressions” rather than “work the light”. There’s an old saying, "Amateurs worry about equipment, professionals worry about money, masters worry about light.”

I believe that this weekend workshop will be the most enjoyable workshop that I have facilitated so far.

Topics Covered

Saturday morning – working the camera in the Manual or M mode

• LOSE the dependence on AUTO and PROGRAMME MODES. Use the MANUAL MODE instead

• Set the ISO, APERTURE and SHUTTER SPEED depending on the available light and subject

• Improve the quality of the photographs that you make in LOW LIGHT by using the above settings to your advantage

• Choose a relevant DEPTH OF FIELD for every photograph that you make


• COMPOSE powerful photographs

• Understand the role of WHITE, GOLD and SILVER reflectors in photography


• Making portraits in NATURAL LIGHT (outdoor and indoor)

Saturday afternoon – introduction to flash photography

• Understand the different types of FLASH available

• Use the flash in the MANUAL mode to control the exposure of the photo

• Understand what makes a GOOD PORTRAIT

• BLEND flash light with natural light

Saturday evening – using off camera flash

• Understand how to use the flash off-camera using WIRELESS TRIGGERS

• Understand and use LIGHT METERS

• Understanding LIGHT MODIFIERS

• Making PORTRAITS DURING SUNSET using natural light and reflectors

• Making portraits during sunset using FILL FLASH and reflectors

• Photograph portraits using SIDE LIGHT, BACK LIGHT, and THREE-FOURTHS LIGHT etc.

Sunday morning – Getting serious

• The 6 LIGHTING TECHNIQUES used in portrait photography

• Working the lighting techniques in natural and flash light

Sunday afternoon – recap and pack up

• Recap of everything that has been done during the two days

• Leave the village by 2:00 pm

Who should attend

Yes, you will be comfortable at this workshop even if you have no prior knowledge or experience of working with cameras; even if you’re using a camera for the first time – it has been designed in such a manner!


• Our off-camera flash system is compatible with Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras. If you do not own a Canon/Nikon DSLR camera, we will have one spare DSLR camera that you can use

• Alternatively, if you have a DSLR camera of a different brand or a bridge or mirrorless camera, please write to us for a solution

What you need to bring

• Please carry a fully charged camera battery and a spare camera battery if possible. Electricity at the village is erratic but please carry your battery charger. You can recharge your battery when possible

• If you have more than one lens, please carry all of them!

• If you are carrying your own flash, please carry adequate spare batteries.

Key Takeaways

• USE THE CAMERA IN THE MANUAL MODE Understanding the manual mode will help you maximise the potential of your camera – this will be the foundation of all your photography endeavours

• WORK THE LIGHT You will understand how to observe ambient light and create stunning portraits with or without the need for any additional accessories

• REFLECTORS Add magic to portraits made using natural light or flash

• USE THE FLASH IN THE MANUAL MODE This knowledge will help you create stunning portraits indoors as well as outdoors

• FLASH MODIFIERS Understand how to modify flash light using modifiers such as soft-boxes, umbrellas and snoots etc.

• AFFORDABILITY The accessories used during this workshop are available in the market at affordable prices. For example you can set up a 3-point lighting system (3 flashes and all the additional accessories involved) at your home or office or any small space for less than Rs. 20,000.


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