Whenever I have found myself stuck in the ways I relate to things,

I return to nature.
It is my principal teacher,
and I try to open my whole being to what it has to say

– Wynn Bullock.

1-1 Personalised

Wildlife Photography Learning Tour

Group Personalised

Wildlife Photography Learning Tour

Group Personalised

Photography Workshops

Do you wish to attend our photography learning tours but find the dates unsuitable? We have you covered. Our customised 1-1 and group tours can be tailored to your exact requirement.

You have your own group of around 15-20 photographers and want a tailor made classroom / field photography workshop for 2-3 days ? Then our customised photography workshops can be tailored to your exact requirement.

WORKSHOP VALUE SYSTEM

wilderness experience that relaxes, rejuvenates and revs up your employees to take on greater challenges.

To build awareness about our natural resources and wildlife.

To treat nature with respect and dignity.

To take fierce pride in our planet’s biodiversity.

To thank the earth back via efforts to protect and conserve nature/wildlife.

To strive to tread softly on this earth – focus on eco-friendly choices.

To practise ethical aspects of wildlife photography.

Examples from the wild and connect back to our day-today corporate life and work.

OUR USP

Flexibility to meet your schedule and timelines.

Unique blend of indoor-outdoor activities.

A perfect mix of theoretical and hands-on sessions.

Well-designed group and individual photography assignments.

We exactly know your requirements and can fine tune the workshop as per your needs.

Experiential learning.

WORKSHOP KEY TAKEAWAYS

Wild encounters – personalised private safari experience combined with excellent photography learning.

Nature nurture – a peek into the natural world – introduction to tree/bird/animal species.

Photography Competitions - You will learn what images to submit to increased the chances of getting shortlisted.

Steep photography learning curve as YOU get all the attention and focused learning.

A chance to have photos and blogs featured on www.sudhirshivaramphotography.com and possibly in print magazines too.

Review and feedback of your images and help you to build a portfolio of images.

Personalised attention to take your photography learning forward.

Detailed Concept with Sample Itinerary - Wildlife Photography Learning Tour

Wildlife Photography Learning
As a part of the workshop, the 4 important pillars of photography – Subject Knowledge, Fundamental concepts of photography, Shooting Techniques and Post processing will be covered. The below topics from the concepts of photography be covered and you will learn how to apply these concepts in Wildlife photography.

  • Manual and autofocus (focusing points, autofocus lock, single or continuous focus, Focusing Sensors, AF cases, Advanced AF settings of camera)
  • Manual exposure (ISO, shutter speeds, Apereture)
  • Metering modes (evaluative, matrix, spot metering)
  • Depth of field (shallow, deep, hyper focal distance)
  • Motion (freezing, blurring and panning)
  • Picture styles / picture control (colour, black and white, sepia etc…)
  • Aperture priority, shutter speed priority and program modes
  • Understanding exposure – the 18% concept
  • White balance (pre-set and custom)
  • The temperature of light (natural and artificial colour cast)
  • Composition (framing)
  • Elements of design (seeing v/s looking)
  • Lenses and perspective (the right choice of focal length)
  • Pre-visualization
  • Completing the story
  • Camera settings related to Wildlife Photography.
  • Understanding Subject Behavioural aspects.
  • Understanding your camera and shooting techniques.

Post-Processing:
During the course of the workshop, you will be taken through the fundamentals of image processing and the following topics will be covered:

  • Colour management policies (colour settings, working space, ICC profiles etc.)
  • Working with RAW files
  • Cropping and image editing
  • Levels, curves, contrast, saturation adjustments (All through layers and advance techniques of masking)
  • Image sharpening, cloning, dodge and burn
  • Noise reduction.
  • Saving for web/ printing

During the Field Outing
During the field outing, your mentor Sudhir Shivaram will help you make memorable images. Inputs provided on the field will enable you make the most of the opportunity.

The teaching and learning will not stop after the workshop. In fact this is just the starting point. You will be part of the SSP community of the SSP website where your learning and interactions with fellow photographers continues.

Sample 3 Nights / 4 Days Detailed Itinerary
Day 1:

  • Arrival at the destination.
  • After check-in formalities and some rest, a brief introductory session about the park and understanding about the habitat and photography conditions.
  • Depending on destination and arrival time, we may have a safari on day 1.
  • After returning from the safari, some rest and interactive session on photography workshop covering the learning mentioned.
  • Lights out

Day 2,3

  • AM: Wake-up call followed by Coffee/Tea.
  • Safari: We go for the safari as per the park timings, return from the safari, have breakfast, take some rest.
  • Photography Learning: We continue with our photography learning with hands on session in the hotel / resort.
  • Lunch: Post the photography workshop, we will have lunch, take rest and get ready for the evening safari.
  • Safari: We go for the safari as per the park timings, return, some coffee/Tea and rest.
  • Photography Learning: We continue with photography learning with image review shot during the safaris along with other topics as per the topics mentioned.
  • Dinner: Dinner as per pre-decided timing and lights out.

Day4:

  • AM: Wake-up call followed by Coffee/Tea.
  • Safari: We go for the safari as per the park timings, return from the safari, have breakfast and depart for our destination.

Workshop Fee (5% GST will be additional):
The workshop fee is split into 2 parts (Please message us for the costing and duration):
1) Sudhir’s Professional Fee.
2) The actual cost of client accommodation, Sudhir Accommodation, all safari permits, Gypsy cost, Sudhir flight ticket, Sudhir transport from/to airport and destination.

Package Inclusions

  • 3 Nights / 4 Days stay at a star property with all Meals.
  • Accommodation on Single Occupancy basis.
  • 2 Photographers per Gypsy (depends on location and vehicle provided).
  • National Park Entry, Mandatory guide fees.
  • 1 yr subscription to advanced plan of Sudhir’s video tutorials.

Package Excludes:

  • Laundry, phone calls or items of your personal nature.
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips to drivers and guides.
  • Transportation to destination (This will be arranged based on your arrival details and charged on the actuals)
  • Camera fee as prescribed by forest department (If any).

The best of accommodations

Training - How it happens

Personalised teaching during safari

1-1 Personalised Wildlife Photography Learning Tour

You pick the place. You pick the duration. You pick your lessons.
We will help you create the perfect mix of the above, to match your learning goals.

1-1 Personalised Wildlife Photography Learning Tour is perfect for anyone who has a keen interest to purse this beautiful hobby of Nature / Wildlife Photography but needs private mentoring and handholding to become a better photographer.

Please do check the sample itinerary above to know what to expect from the tours.

Interested? Do submit the contact form with your details and we will get back to you!

Our Accommodations

Personalised Training

In depth review and feedback

Group Personalised Wildlife Photography Learning Tour

You pick the place. You pick the duration. You pick your lessons.
We will help you create the perfect mix of the above, to match your learning goals.

The Group Personalised tour is perfect for a small group of photographers who wants to make use of Sudhir’s mentoring and not be part of a bigger group.

Please do check the sample itinerary above to know what to expect from the tours.

Interested? Do submit the contact form with your details and we will get back to you!

Our Accommodations

Training - How it happens

Group Interactive Sessions

Group Personalised PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

SSP Conducts regular weekend 2 days classroom based workshops on the fundamentals of photography (not specific to wildlife) followed by a field outing and post processing session.

You have your own group of around 15-20 photographers and want a tailor made classroom / field photography workshop for 2-3 days ? Then our customised photography workshops can be tailored to your exact requirement.

Do get in touch with us and we will help you fine tune the workshop as per your group requirement.

The various modules covered during the workshop:
Workshop Structure
Day 1:
MODULE 1: SHUTTER, APERTURE AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP

Shutter Speed
f/ stop explained
The aperture/ shutter speed relationship
Reciprocity Theory
What happens to the performance of the lens at various f/ stops?
Depth of field explained
Working with depth of field
The depth of field scale
Hyperfocal distance
Depth of field preview
How to select the correct aperture and shutter speed for the job
Why use aperture priority, shutter priority or program mode?
How to put it all together

MODULE 2: EXPOSURE AND METERING

Different types of light meters
Reflective and incident metering
Spot metering
In-camera light meters
Different methods of metering
ISO and exposure compensation control
The 18% grey card and its uses
Dynamic Range
What is ISO and what does it do?
Brief description of the zone system
Practical exposure methods
Automatic Exposure Bracketing (AEB)
Auto exposure
Reading the camera histogram

MODULE 3: HOW TO TAKE BETTER PHOTOS

What is important in the shot?
What am I trying to achieve?
Auto focus modes
Lighting
Working on a subject
Vertical or horizontal
Framing and placement
Pre-visualisation
Using the camera’s preview tools/ understanding histogram
Things to look out for and to avoid
Make a portfolio of shots you love
A mental shooting check-list

MODULE 4: CAMERAS, LENSES AND TRIPODS

What is the best camera to use?
How to pick the right lens for the job?
Tripods and Tripod Heads for your equipment.

Day 2 field outing:
Field outing from 7am to 10:00am to practice the learning of day1 and to execute the assignments. Location will be decided after discussing with the group.

Day 2 Post Processing Session: (1:30pm to 6:30pm):
1. Getting Started
– Digital Image, Native Resolution etc
2. Fundamentals of Colour Management, ICC Profiles, Colour Wheel
3. Introduction to Adobe Bridge
4. Camera RAW workflow (including White Balance, Custom White Balance, etc)
5. Layers
6. Masking
7. Levels / Curves / Saturation / Vibrance / Contrast / Burning and Dodging – > All using Layers
8. Removing Noise / Image Clean-up / Retouching Essentials
9. Sharpening
10. Printing
11. Finishing the workshop.

Classroom Based Sessions

Field Outings

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