In search of Light, Kolkata with Emily Garthwaite and Rohit Vohra

6th Dec - 9th Dec, £450

42,700.00

Seats Available

“Kolkata, India’s second-biggest city is a daily festival of human existence, simultaneously noble and squalid, cultured and desperate, decidedly futuristic while splendid in decay.”~Lonely Planet

 Workshop Details

During this intensive 4-day workshop Emily and Rohit will focus on the following topics:

– Street Photography

– Developing a greater understanding of colour photography and how colour can inform the viewer

– Approaching subjects on the street and building in confidence

– Creating intimate portraits

– Composition – from simple to multi-layered

– Telling a story with your photographs

– Developing your style

Workshop is limited to Maximum 12 participants. 

Workshop starts at 5:30 pm on 6th Dec and finishes at 4:30 pm 9th Dec.

Description:

Leica Akademie India invites you for this unique opportunity to shoot in the streets of Kolkata with Emily Garthwaite, a London based photojournalist and Rohit Vohra, Leica Akademie Mentor. This is a great opportunity to learn from both the photographers who have their own distinct styles and ways of shooting. They will talk about various aspects of street photography and photojournalism. 

Each day will include shooting and theoretical session on all you need to know about street and documentary photography, dos and don’ts, ways to overcome the fear of getting close, detailed look into various composition aspects and the common mistakes while composing, understanding layering in photography, developing ones own style, understanding peripheral vision, ways to see and treat light.

The practical session will take place in the streets of Kolkata. The group will have a chance to turn their freshly acquired theoretical knowledge into the practice. The mentors will accompany students while shooting, observe them at work and give instant feedback and suggestions when required. Students will also have a chance to observe the mentors at work, learn their tricks and techniques.

A make shift classroom will help the participants share and select their top images for review and critiques.

There are no pre-requisites for attending this workshop. The workshop will be best suited for photographers who have some understanding of how to operate their camera, edit their photos, have some experience in photography and want to take their skills to the next level. However, inexperienced photographers are also welcome.

Students need to bring the following to the workshop:
– A digital camera with a fixed wide angle lens preferably (a 35mm focal length lens would be best). You are most welcome to get your Long telephoto lenses and zooms for your personal work. Please feel free bring your own cameras, Leica or not. Leica Cameras can be provided if you would like to try one out.

– A laptop with software to edit/tone your images
– A notebook to take down notes during the workshop

Includes : Workshop Charges Only (£ 450)

Excludes:
– Return international air ticket
– Any private expenses
– Hotel stay
– Porter services,  Room service fees
– Visa fees (if applicable)
– Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner/ Beverages
– Personal travel insurance (compulsory; self-purchase)

Please Note : A complete package inclusive of 4 star Hotel stay and breakfast, airport-hotel pick up and drop is also available for Rs 97,500 or £999. This total price also includes workshop charges.

To book the complete package please write to us at contact@leica-akademie.in

Total Package includes the following (£999)
Workshop Charges
3 nights stay in a 4 star+ property
Daily Breakfast
Airport Pick up and drop to the hotel
Local transport in Kolkata in shared cabs with other participants

About Rohit Vohra

Born on 23rd Nov 1975 in New Delhi India, Rohit Vohra is a street/ travel photographer, educator and Co-founder/ Editor in Chief of APF Magazine, one of the leading street photography magazines in the world. He is a Leica Akademie Mentor. In a search for methods to read the city, his photographs are often about contact with humans and basic living elements. He received his degree in BFA from prestigous College of Arts, Delhi in the year 1997 and has been photographing for over 14 years. He has also studied fine arts and design.
He is one of Asia’s most prominent street photographers, He is a member of APF Collective. His works have appeared in numerous Newspapers/ Magazines all over the world. He currently does workshops globally.
Among other commercial work, which includes product and fashion, he personally likes street photography because of the uncertainty, the challenge, the joy of capturing that perfect moment, perfect in terms of light, texture, and elements all perfectly in place.
For him street photography is one of the purest forms of photography. He says, “It is also one of the most difficult forms of photography. It’s difficult because we usually don’t have much control over the environment, well at least as much as we might like.”
His portfolio
Follow him here
He was placed No. 1 in the top 20 most influential street photographers in 2017
Some of his interviews
An Interview with Eric Kim
Articles for Huffington post
At Bored Panda
He is on the judging panel of some of the top Photography awards in the world. Including IPA, PX3, SIPA, MIFA, Tokyo International Foto awards, Photogravphy Grant etc.

About Emily Garthwaite

Emily Garthwaite is a 25 year old London based photojournalist focusing on humanitarian and environmental issues. She has worked across India, South East Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. She has had exhibitions in Israel, Iran, Greece, France, London, Italy, Washington D.C, Texas, Oklahoma and Los Angeles. 

Her image of an Asian elephant was selected as a Finalist for Wildlife Photographer of The Year 2015, in the Photojournalism category. 

She recently co-directed her first documentary The 40th Day in Iraq on Arba’een, the world’s largest annual pilgrimage. The film will be premiering in August at Chehelcheragh International Festival in Tehran, Iran.

Emily was a member of Street Photography International from 2016 – 2018, a collective of four street photographers. Emily is now a member of Leica Akademie India and runs international workshops. She has done talks at the London School of Economics, Natural History Museum and Muji.

Emily is signed to Kintzing and BBH‘s Black Sheep Photo agency. Her clients include SUITCASE Magazine, The Independent, UK Home Office, FjällrävenUnion Coffee, Royal Botanic Gardens, Nari Gunjan and St Giles Trust.

She has a Masters in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from the University of Westminster, 2016.