Good to back with two-day “Storytelling Photography Workshop” by none other than talentedVinod Babu (old mate at That’slife Street Photography Collective) after a long break from 11th and 12th August 2018 in Hyderabad, India.
Rakesh is an Engineer and currently manages projects for an IT firm in Bangalore. An avid traveller, who enjoys visiting new places and people.
Photography used to complement his love for travel.Though completely new to street photography and lately few conversations with fellow photographers exposed him to story telling through photographs and the art of seeing. On a friends recommendation, he reached out to me on Facebook and since then no looking back…
Rakesh’s feedback regarding the workshop
After spending two days with Swarat in Hyderabad, I feel, photography is way beyond Aperture, Shutter speed, ISO etc., He exposed me to new world, where one can see beauty in mundane. Two days in Hyderabad is a great learning experience with Swarat. In fact, having roots from Hyderabad, I can see Hyderabad in a completely new spirit now.
Swarat is a fantastic mentor and highly recommend to anyone who are keen in learning story telling.
ALL THE ABOVE IMAGES © Rakesh Nagavarapu
And here are some images of Rakesh in action
Zahir is business consultant by profession and have worked in many consultancy firms. Originally from Burdwan but presently settled in Gurgaon, where he is working now for a knowledge firm. Thanks to his father’s defense background he had travelled lots of places. Photography has been his secret love for ages and the only reason for him to shoot is because it gives him pleasure. Though he is new to street photography and only trying his hand for last 6-8 months. The reason he join my workshop is simple. He felt my thoughts and my photographs overlaps to a large extent with his. And he have already seen my work and heard a lot of good things about me.
Zahir’s feedback regarding the workshop from his own word of mouth
“I learnt a basket full of things. The workshop was intensive, personal and caring. He taught me that first and foremost we have to genuinely love people, we cannot take good images if we have pre-conceived notions, biases or judgments. I learnt that we have to treat situations with respect and ensure we leave behind a feeling of respect and love for the subjects who gave us those beautiful shots. There were immense technical learning’s as well, almost of them in a nice hands-on manner. I learnt that the key to success here is to anticipate, wait, get involve, frame the image in your mind and then execute. All this while remaining honest and transparent with our surroundings. He is a highly recommended mentor, teacher and critic. He will softly push you to do things which looks impossible at the beginning. Overall it was one of best learning experience I had in ages.”
ALL THE ABOVE IMAGES © Zahir Abbas
And here are some images of Zahir in action
My first One-on-One Street Photography Workshop in Hyderabad just concluded and it was intense 2 days packed with full of fun and street photography.
Recently taken a break from successful career as an IT professional Harsha Areti is a passionate photographer. Though it’s his first real time encounter with some serious street photography, seeing his dedication, eagerness to learn added to his uncanny ability to produce images in the quick time is something that is not easily done by the first timers and his growth was brilliant over the last couple of days. With bit more practice and experience, I’m sure he will produce some good serious work in future as well.
I am sure at the end of the workshop he understand one thing how its important to go “close” to the subject and still be invisible.
And here are some images of Harsha in action 🙂
Here are some of my pictures from my latest visit to Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station in old part of city Hyderabad. To know more about the Bus Stop Click Here