Delhi is easy to fall in love with, the ever changing culture of delhi will inspire you to explore and shoot. The city hosts some famous historical monuments and is developing with the passing of time. Old Delhi is popular for its ancient culture and monuments along with its overcrowded gastronomical lanes. We will be walking through these lanes to find inspiring moments.
Leica Akademie India is organising a 2 day intensive masterclass which is tailor made to cater to the needs of anyone who wishes to train their eyes to find order in chaos on the streets of Delhi. Street photography is very rewarding but at the same time, one of the hardest genres to master. Our workshop would help ease the anxiety next time you hit the streets, would help solve the puzzle of composing compelling images in split seconds and most importantly it would help you to see.
During this masterclass, mentors will take the students out on the streets and pass on their tips and knowledge on capturing compelling images on the street. This masterclass includes classroom and shooting sessions. Detail lectures, critiques and selection process will be part of everyday session. We will also 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, will present a video documentary of how their images are made as they shoot and how they fine tune their vision.
Vineet, Rohit and would also guide you through their signature – Gestalt Vision, widely applied in their images, which basically involves an attempt to organize visual elements into groups or unified whole by applying principles of composition.
You will also get to try Leica cameras hands on in the field.
The mentors will accompany participants 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.
This masterclass is limited to a maximum of 10 participants,
During this intensive 2-day masterclass, mentors will focus on the following topics:
– Street photography
– The light and how to handle it
– Composition – from simple to multi-layered
– Telling a story with your photographs
– Working on projects
– Developing personal style
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
Workshop Location: Leica Store, Connaught place, New Delhi.
Includes: Workshop Charges Only
– Local Travel Charges in Delhi
9:30 am – 10:00 am
Introduction with the mentors and other participants.
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Session on the art of storytelling, followed by detailed presentation on how to compelling images.
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Shooting with the mentors in the streets and alleys of old Delhi, learn the hands down techniques of how to handle light in available conditions and look for stories.
7:00 am -9:30am
Meet at a designated area
Shooting the charming Chawri Bazaar, local Sunday flee market near Jama Masjid area and a walk towards gastronomical lanes
9:30 am – 10:30 am
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Download images and short list for assessment.
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
1:45 pm – 4:30pm
Critique and review of images shot over 2 days and learn how to make a photo essay.
A presentation on how to improve will be given to students on how to proceed further on their personal projects