Weekend Portrait Photography Workshop + Travel + Accommodation and all vegetarian Meals
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GIRISH MENON IN ASSOCIATION WITH
GRASSROUTES JOURNEYS PRESENTS
A WEEKEND OF PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY
NOVEMBER 29-30, 2014
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.
Saturday morning – working the camera in the Manual or M mode
Saturday afternoon – introduction to flash photography
Saturday evening – using off camera flash
Sunday morning – Getting serious
Sunday afternoon – recap and pack up
"The recent weekend photo class with Girish at the Purushwadi Village was an amazing experience with regard to the fusion of learning about photography and gaining insights into life and cultural of a rural Indian village. Girish literally teaches "on-the-shot" which makes the learning lots of fun and rewards immediately with great pictures. Combined with Girish's knowledge about the local villages, the people, agriculture and nature it is even more interesting to search through the lense for interesting persectives. Having had my SLR as good company on many trips around the world, Girish definitely helped me a lot to gain more fundamental know-how of how to get the camera settings right, how to approach the individual shot and how to play with light, scenes and space. All in all a great experience and I am looking forward to a next outdoors photo workshop with Girish soon to come." Tobi Bauer
"I bought my camera long back and was using it as a point and shoot camera. After attending your class only my camera became a real SLR Camera. I was not aware of several settings of it. Thank you very much." Suresh Babu Nair
"Thanks a lot for a superb session. You helped us click pics in a new way and I have already started implementing it. Also helped interact with a bunch of very helpful friends. Look forward to more such sessions." Srinivas Rao
"Wasn't I in for a shock when I tried to take my first picture on automatic and the camera came up with an error message saying that the flash wouldn't work and wouldn't take a picture!!!!! However, I decided to try taking a picture on manual. I took a picture which came out too dark to fiddled around with the ISO and got the photo's with the correct lighting! I was so proud of myself and thankful for Girish's excellent teaching so that I was able to know what to do." Linda Rodman
"Clear and well structured instructions, enough time to practice, good pace of class, achieved what I wanted" Mitesh Daga
Grassroutes, our hosts
Grassroutes’ journeys are responsible holidays in India’s villages where-in the local village communities welcome you to partake in their life. True essence of India; the richness of culture, abundance of nature, still preserved & practiced ancient traditions & knowledge systems and colourful & diverse lifestyles but most of all her welcoming & loving people.
Your Grassroutes Journey to Dehna
Dehna, the home of the most hospitable village community is both rejuvenating and refreshing. Located at 130km from Mumbai, Dehna falls in the highest rainfall region of Maharashtra. Embark on an adventure set in the midst of India’s heartland nature’s basket. Two days filled with an amazing blend of games, rural activities and rejuvenation, perfect for those looking for a holiday with a difference!
This is a Community tourism project, and the guides are present only for your tour facilitation. They are innately hospitable and eager to help. Please treat them with respect.
Canvas Tents (maximum 3 adults or 2 adults 2 kids can be accommodated in 1 tent). Common bathrooms:
The accommodation arrangement is in canvas tents. Each participant will be provided with Grassroutes standard issue mattress, pillow, bed-sheets & blankets. Western bathrooms have been constructed at the campsite. (Common bathrooms, not attached to tents)
24-hour electricity and flowing water are all subject to availability. Charging of electronic items is not recommended due to high voltage fluctuation. If needed, your camera batteries can be charged in the village (please carry your charger) however; you are advised to carry a fully charged battery and a fully charged spare battery. Hot water for bath can be made available on advance notice basis.
The surroundings and amenities are very rustic. Room service is not available. For any special requests please contact the Village guide or Grassroutes facilitator.
Filtered water is part of the tour.
Locally grown vegetarian food will be served. Please indicate any special meal preferences 24 hours before. (Jain, Diabetic etc).
Local snack packs / biscuits will be provided at teatime. Participants are free to carry any personal snacks / juices etc. However, all non-biodegradable waste must be packed up and carried back and disposed in Mumbai.
Please carry personal toiletries, towel, torch, sunscreen, caps, sunglasses, mosquito repellent cream (coils not allowed), personal medicines, comfortable clothes (tracks / loose t-shirts) and comfortable walking shoes.
Please avoid sleeveless tops, shorts and slippers.
During monsoons: Umbrellas are available for use at a refundable deposit of Rs. 200 per-piece. We recommend you carry raincoats / jackets for protection.
Solar powered lanterns will be made available to you at night.
There is a strict policy of 'No Tips' to Villagers. This is simply to avoid disagreements between the locals.
Mobile network coverage is very erratic. Please contact the village guide should you need to make an important call.
There is locally produced tribal merchandise available for sale. Should anyone choose to buy any item, you can directly pay the Village Guide at the stall.
This weekend of portrait photography is priced at Rs. 10,500. It includes:
It does not:
This workshop is limited to 10 participants so it is essential to register ahead of time to secure your seats. Please email Girish Menon on firstname.lastname@example.org for the registration link. Using this link, you will be able to pay online or have the cash/cheque collected from your residence/office.