Photography Workshop in Mumbai by International Photographer Jonathan Taylor

Do you want to build your own photo project and share your perspective with the world?

This October don’t miss the chance to photograph alongside pro photographer Jonathan Taylor. Based out of UK and Thailand Jonathan will mentor you in Mumbai in a  2 day workshop where you can learn the best ways to master the art of street photography and documentary building. 

Allow Jonathan to guide you in creating compelling images where on Day One you will be taught how to develop an understanding of the genre of photographing people in a street environment. You will learn how to develop personal skills in directing people from being able to approach them with confidence and instill a sense of confidence with your subject when you are shooting alone on a street.

The workshop will then engage in teaching you ‘Compositional People Photography’ a similar to the techniques Henri Cartier-Bresson who would choose the composition and then wait for people to fill the space. Later the workshop will proceed on how to use strong leading lines, framing and knowing essential technical skills to work confidently and fluently with people. 

We will begin Day Two by heading out early and walking down the lanes of Chor Bazar (Thieve’s Market) in Mumbai under Jonathan’s guidance where the stories are waiting to be unfolded before your lenses. Post a yummy breakfast at the local Iranian bakery we will hop into our classroom discussing about ‘Environmental Portrait Photography’ a relatively old but one of the most difficult forms of photography in which a single frame speaks eloquently about the life of the person. Later we will move on to study ‘Character Study Portraiture’ in which a selection of five to ten images are combined, starting with a opening establishing image, moving on to action pictures, details and a closing frame. A day in the life approach to people photography used very finely by Eugene Smith.

We will end the workshop on the second day by a photo critique session where all participants will showcase their work on the projector that will be reviewed by Jonathan and other participants. 

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Q- Who is the workshop aimed at?
A- Whether you are an amateur or a serious hobby photographer or a budding professional, this workshop has something to offer. Participants should be comfortable using the manual or semi-manual settings, and need to have a DSLR camera. This level will focus more on practical, composition, assignment, business, critique and the art of travel photography and building good photo stories. To know more about the course structure click here.

Q- Who will lead the workshop?
A- Jonathan Taylor will lead and mentor the participants. He is well known for his gritty, black-and-white images of cops, hit men, drug addicts and crime scenes, photographer Jonathan Taylor has traveled all over Asia to report on everything from Agent Orange victims in Vietnam to a special police unit in Bangkok that helps pregnant women, stuck in traffic, give birth.

But versatility is the 41-year-old Englishman's stock in trade. He also has a talent for shooting colour portraits and even wildlife. His features have graced the cover of TIME Magazine. Many of his images have appeared in international publications like London's Sunday Times Magazine, Marie Claire as well as the Guardian Magazine, Stern and the New York Times Magazine

A resident of Bangkok since the early '90s, Taylor's eye-opening work is extremely well regarded. He was recently employed as Picture Editor on a regional section of The International Herald in Thailand. Has produced and been involved in numerous television documentaries on subjects as diverse as sex slavery in Northern Thailand and Burma (BBC), a Midwife Thai Police Unit (Channel 3 France), Crystal Methamphetamine abuse in Asia ( BBC and National Geographic Channel).

A slide show selection of Jonathan's work is currently exhibiting at London's prestigious Tate Modern Gallery.

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Q- What is the lead photographer’s credibility? 

A- To read about the photographers credibility click here

Q- What are the learning objectives
A- The learning objectives of the workshop can be read above in the introduction.

Q- What dates are the workshops running on?
A-  27th and 28th October 2012.

Q- What camera and equipment do I need to bring?
A- We recommend you bring a D- SLR camera with a kit lens for the workshop. However any advanced gear which you are comfortable using can certainly be an advantage for you while shooting. But if you are confident of your photography skills on a digital camera and would like learn more about the process of working and building travel photo stories you could also sign up for the workshop. Please also get your laptop along with your card reader and cable cords through which you could transfer the images on the second day. We will teach you how to take photographs and not how to use your camera. If you still need our assistance to help you make a choice then write to us on 

Q- How much does it cost to take part in a workshop?
A- Your investment for the workshop will be Rs. 12,500.

But in return every participant of the workshop will be entitled for a free ZOOMIN voucher for 8.5 X 11 Hardcover book worth Rs. 995 along with a certificate signed by Jonathan. 

Q- What's included in the price?
A- Guidance by experienced photographer Jonathan Taylor, two classroom sessions, one field instruction, entrance fees, presentation, digital reviews, transportation to the shooting location, two breakfasts, two lunches and tea- coffee.

Q- How can I make my payment?
A- Our office is based at South Mumbai in Crawford market. You can walk in to drop your fees to our office from mon-fri from 9 AM to 8 PM in the evening. However, if you reside in any other part of the city we could help you with a pick up facility for an additional fee of Rs.100. Alternatively, you could transfer your fees directly in to our bank account. The details for the same are mentioned below. 

Bank Name: The Bharat Co-Operative Bank
Account Name: Barcode Media
Account No: 121 - 11426
MICR CODE: 400112002

Q- How many other students will be taking part on my workshop?
A- There will be a maximum of 25 participants. This ensures that the lead photographer has plenty of time to answer any questions, provide critical feedback and interact with everyone in the workshop.

Q- How do I book a place for the workshop?
A- Please call the booking line on +91 98336 83379 to speak to Mulchand Dedhia or +91 98190 00347 to speak with Debi Sen Gupta. The line can get busy so please leave an SMS and we will be happy to call you back as soon as possible.

-Any other questions?
If you have a question which is not covered here, please email or call 9833683379 | 91 98190 00347 and we will respond as soon as we can.