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Light & Life Academy - Photography Workshop Application Form Programme Details
 
An interesting and inspiring program .Has changed my perspective, opened horizons. Picture taking will never be the same again.

Suruchi Choksi (Mumbai)

Workshop Introduction

For Advanced Amateurs / Hobby Photographers, Practising Professional Photojournalists and students of Visual and Mass Communication, LLA offers short duration intensive workshops in specific areas of interest. The workshops cover Fundamentals of Creative Photography, Nature, Travel, Digital Capture & Post-Production, Digital Photojournalism and more. The accent here is on 'hands-on' training.

There will be lectures, slide shows, demos and shooting sessions every day. From day two of the workshop, images from the previous day will be critiqued and feedback given, which means action packed sessions that ensure fast and continuous learning.














 
Workshop was well planned in context to the agenda and was definitely a huge learning experience even for starters like me.

Anuja Gupta ( Bangalore )

Photography for budding artists

Date: To be announced .

This workshop is a combination of fun, adventure and learning for the budding artists in the age group 14 17 years. It is designed for the participant to see beauty in day-to-day life, heighten the creative senses, improve sensitivity to surroundings and most importantly help develop a serious, life-long creative hobby, most essential in this stress filled world.

 

Topics covered:

1) Camera operations and pushing the limits of the camera.
2) Fundamentals of creative photography light, colour and composition.
3) Developing the creative eye.
4) Getting sensitive to environment.
5) Exploring on-camera flash.

Methodology:

There will be a combination of lectures with images, field trips, photography on location, feedback and discussion of images done, interaction with "naturalists" and story telling.

Equipment:

Point & Shoot Digital camera. Camera battery charger, extra memory card. Note : The participant must reach Ooty early in the morning on the date of commencement of the workshop, with an escort who will drop them off at LLA and must fetch them at LLA on the day of conclusion of the workshop.

Course fee:

To be updated

*Includes Dormitory accommodation, food, local transport & field trips

 

 
It was a wonderful learning experience. Being at Light & Life Academy is unforgettable. I would love to be back for more workshops .

Anand Bharat Pania (Pune)

Digital Black & white Photography

Date: To be announced

Black & white photography has an appeal all its own. With digital technology, this enthralling area of photography has become easily accessible. You can create your own black & white images with complete control over the entire process.

Creating black and white images in a place like Ooty, where the light is truly magical, can be a soul satisfying experience.

Topics covered:

1) Seeing colours in black & white and getting the exposure right.
2) Photographing different subjects in colour and transforming them to black & white in post-production.
3) Study the play of light on forms and textures and on colours.
4) Learning to control the contrast and intensity of light.
5) Experiment with doing portraits, landscapes and streetscapes in black & white.
6) Printing in black & white.

Methodology:

A mix of lectures, slide shows, hands-on photography, field trips, feedback sessions and discussions will be used to help you discover the magic of black & white photography.

Equipment:

DSLR camera. Wide to medium lens; 18 55mm on a cropped frame camera & 28 70mm on a full-frame camera. (Optional : 70 200mm lens). Tripod. Extra CF cards, Laptop with Photoshop loaded.

Course fees:

To be updated

Accommodation :

Can be arranged on request .

 

 
Excellent experience . Thanks to the excellent faculty you have and overall experience was awesome.

Sreeshanth K.P ( Kerala )

Get Creative

Dates: To be announced .

This workshop is designed to offer the participant inputs that will help decode the three basic elements; light, colour & composition, that combine in myriad of ways, to create a memorable image.

With digital technology, understanding the technical and creative aspects of photography has been made very easy. And to do this in the inspiring environs of Ooty, where the light is truly magical and the people friendly, is an experience to cherish.

The topics covered will be:

1) Understanding the potential of the camera and lens and discovering ways and means of controlling perspective, with manipulation of shutter and aperture.
2) Study how the camera can interpret a point of view, by selecting, isolating and including elements in our field of vision.
3) Aspects of light and appreciation of how it impacts an image.
4) Study how lines, shapes, forms and texture can give a 3D feel to an image
5) Photoshop fundamentals: downloading, re-sizing, editing and tips on essential tools.

Methodology:

A mix of lectures, slide shows, field trips, feedback sessions and discussions will be used to give a hands-on feel of the possibilities of creative vision.

Equipment:

DSLR camera. Wide to medium lens (18 55mm, or 18 135mm on a cropped frame camera & 28 70mm, or 28 200mm on a full-frame camera. Optional 70 200mm lens). Tripod. Extra CF cards, Laptop with Photoshop loaded.

Course fees:

To be updated

Accommodation :

Can be arranged on request .