Capture Your Travel: A Photography Workshop

Photography is all about capturing the right moments. Photography is indeed savoring life intensely. While travelling, carrying a camera is common but the question is, “Do people really make the best use of it?”. Here is your chance to learn Travel Photography with Make It Happen. We are conducting a 2-day workshop, which includes a classroom session and a field trip. The workshop will be split into two days:

Day 1: A classroom session – Bangalore– INR 999
Day 2: A field trip- Nandi Hills– INR 1999

Cost includes:
Day 1: Workshop conducted by Harishavara Venkat & Tea/ coffee
Day 2: Mentoring by Harishavara Venkat,Non AC transportation from Bangalore to Bangalore & Lunch pack.

Mentor: Harishavara Venkat-A Notable Wildlife Photographer.

Dates: 15th & 16th March 2014

The Art of Photography

An Elephant in Bandipur- Harishvara Venkat

Pic: Harishvara Venkat

When you go out for a travel; it’s not just about the experiencing the euphoria of discovering new places, cultures and traditions but capturing them as well. Each travel leaves you with memories to take back home. Capturing those memories can help you to share your experiences with the world. There are various aspects to photography which can be described as follows:

Composition: In plain words, composition refers to the “state of art” of a picture. The elements present in a picture can be best described as the composition of the picture. The idea or story that you try to present with a photograph depends on its composition. A well composed picture will speak for itself and this is what we plan to teach you in our workshop.

Depth of Field: The depth of field can be best described as the distance between the nearest and the farthest object in a scene. The depth of field can also be described as the zone of sharpest focus around the subject on which the lens is focused. Learning how to control the depth of field can be great use to you.

Sharpness (VR/IS/OS): Sharpness can be best described as a combination of acutance and resolution of an image. Sharpness of an image is a measure of the edge contrast and acutance. The higher the difference in contrast of various objects in an image, the sharper the human eyes perceive the image to be.

Pic: Harishvara Venkat

Pic: Harishvara Venkat

White Balance: The human brain can easily adjust to different colour temperatures. On the other hand, a camera cannot distinguish different colour temperature and hence, a white sheet of paper will appear yellowish when clicked in candle-light while it may appear bluish when clicked under florescent tube at night. Controlling the white balance of a camera is necessary while taking pictures in different colour temperatures.

Workshop Topics

Photography Basics:

  • Introduction to Photography
  • Intro to Digital Photography
  • Parts of a Camera
  • Understanding your Camera
  • Focal Length/ Formats/ Crop Factor
  • Different types of Lenses


  • Aperture
  • Shutter Speed
  • ISO
  • Exposure Programs
  • Metering
  • Exposure Compensation
  • Bracketing
  • AE/ AF Lock
  • Manual Exposure

Mentor’s Profile

Harishavara Venkat is a notable wildlife photographer and an avid wildlife conservationist. His photographs and articles on wildlife and photography have featured in leading newspapers. He also conducts wildlife awareness camps and photography workshops for children and photography enthusiasts. After studying Fashion Designing in Canada and Fashion Merchandising & Marketing in Singapore, he returned to his home-town, Coimbatore to pursue his wildlife aspirations, apart from setting up a design studio for branding, commercial photography and adventure clothing.

He strongly believes that the future of environment and wildlife conservation lies in educating the younger generation and bringing them closer to nature. In keeping up with this spirit, he has held lectures and workshops for children in conjunction with various schools and NGOs. He endeavours to take the initiative forward and contribute towards an environmentally conscientious society.

Note: The photography workshop is designed for all photography/wildlife enthusiasts who are interested to learn photography. We invite beginners to join us as our classroom sessions are designed to teach photography from the base level including: Introduction to Photography, Intro to Digital Photography, Parts of a Camera, Understanding your Camera, Focal Length/ Formats/ Crop Factor, Different types of Lenses.

# Participants need to carry a DSLR camera with them.