One-on –One Street Photography Workshop with Zahir Abbas


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.”

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ALL THE ABOVE IMAGES © Zahir Abbas

And here are some images of Zahir in action

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