Kumbh Mela Photography Workshop

Kumbh Mela is the greatest pilgrimage and festival in the Hindu religion which has been followed for nearly 2300 years. The event is a religious and cultural spectacle which occurs once in 12 years attracting participants from around the globe to take a dip in the holy waters. This years Kumbh Mela is speculated to be one of the biggest congregations in the history of mankind. 

If you have never photographed a Kumbh Mela we highly recommend you to take this opportunity and sign up for this unique photography workshop.The Kumbh Mela Photography Workshop is made of an intensive format workshop which is based on the photographers who conduct travel photography workshop at New England School of Photography, Magnumm along with unique method developed by Photo Konnect. It is combined with extensive practical session mixed with theory as well as seeing various styles, concepts, and photo stories of other photography masters.  

Photo opportunities will be ample however street photography is all about the right moment, right time and right place. At Kumbh Mela you will find yourself making photos of Devotees, Nagas and their environment, naga baba’s rare appearance in day to day life along with their unique appearance, akharas, naga shadhu smoking chillam and drinking bhang.  

Topics to be covered
What is travel photography and how is it different from street photography
The rules of street photography and how to break them
How to work on a photo essay/ photo story
Understand your subject and its environment 
Learn how to work with available light and play with shadows 
Visual Literacy and how to build an eye for visuals and moments 
We will help you identify and develop your own style of photography 

Robbert Kappa said “if your pictures aren't good enough you are not close enough”, with a unique method we will help you get over your fear of making pictures on the street and equip you with ways and techniques that will help you break ice to talk to strangers to make their pictures. Our tips are designed in a way that will never fail to strike a conversation in order to not get that photo opportunity. If a picture speaks 1000 words it could easily pass out for being noise, however at Photo Konnect’s workshop we will help put a story together through the photos that you will make to make to speak a language of its own. 

What is the right equipment to make good pictures?
At Photo Konnect’s Kumbh Mela Photography Workshop, the importance is not given to the equipments. We believe equipments are technology product which can be taught. However, our workshops have strong emphases on helping you build visual literacy to capture the ordinary to make it better. You can join the workshop with a basic D-SLR, a compact camera, film camera, including a smartphone camera. The workshop content has been designed to suit the needs of a beginner as well as a professional. 

A detailed workshop format and plan will be shared with you via email upon your confirmation.

Participation Investment : Rs.9,999 
(Percentage of the proceed will go the charity to build an open library for photographers and to teach photography to Adivasi kids). 

Date: 16 Sep - 19 Sep 2015 

The fees are for workshop only. Participants travel cost to Naisk, accommodation, food and other local travel expense will be paid by them individually. Staying option can be booked online via www.agoda.com or www.booking.com  

Mentor Aslam Saiyad is an award-winning photographer who holds a degree in Automobile Engineering and has worked in automobile companies before his interest in machine designing led him into the world of photography. Aslam Saiyad specializes in social documentary photography, environmental portraiture, editorial photography, photo stories and travel photography. He is a fellow of the prestigious Magnum Mentorship Programme that was held at Singapore in 2012. He has attended masterclass under Raghu Rai and Stuart Fraklin in India and in Singapore. His pictures have been represented at various national and international galleries and exhibitions including the prestigious National Geography Book. Getting Your Shot: The Book, published in May 2015. At present Aslam Saiyad conducts photography workshop for Canon, heads the photography department and the technical department at Frameboxx. When not in the city, he is usually working on the field for National Geographic Documentaries in the capacity of photographer.  

Mentor Mulchand Dedhia is the founder of Photo Konnect and calls himself as a photopreneur, he is an entrepreneur by profession and photographer at heart. He loves start ups and has three different start ups to his credit. He moderates various online photography community which reaches out to over 25,000+ photographers across all online platforms. Mulchand has organized over 100+ photo walks, workshops and seminars around the country. He has curated a photography exhibition for Amir Khan Production for their film Dhobi Ghaat along with curating other shows for Behance in 2011, 2012,  2013 and 2014.

To Register Call Mulchand Dedhia on +919833683379