The bedrock in your pursuit of photography excellence. The photography workshop from Sudhir Shivaram Photography is designed to teach all you need to get a firm grip on the basics of photography.

Typically spread over two days, the first day is dedicated to imparting the core principles of photography. These lessons are further reinforced during a short field trip on day two.

The “Modules” tab will give you the complete list of topics that will be covered in the workshop.

There is also the option of signing up for the post processing workshop on day 2. This involves a hands-on session that takes you through the fundamentals of post processing – the all important step in making your images pop!

The workshop on both days will be conducted by Sudhir Shivaram.

Workshop Structure
Day 1:

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


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


What is important in the shot?
What am I trying to achieve?
Auto focus modes
Working on a subject
Vertical or horizontal
Framing and placement
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


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 from 7am to 10:00am to practice the learning of day1 and to execute the assignments. Location will be conveyed to registered participants.

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.

Basic & Advanced Photography Workshop : Rs 7,000 + 18% GST


Post Processing Workshop (Day 2 from 1:30pm to 6:30pm): Rs 3,750 + 18% GST


Photography Workshop + Post Processing Combo Package:Rs 10,000 + 18% GST


Day 1: 9:30am to 5:30pm
Day 2: Field Outing from 7:00am to 10:00am
Day 2: Post Processing from 1:30 to 6:30pm


Cost Includes

Lunch and coffee/tea/snacks on day 1
Lunch and coffee/tea/snacks on day 2 for the post processing workshop.
*Any other expenses outside of the above will have to be borne by the individuals.
Group Size: 18-24

Refund policy

75% fee to be refunded if cancellation is done 30 days prior to the event.
50% fee to be refunded if cancellation is done between 15-30 days of the event.
No refund if cancellation is done between 0-15 days of the event.

Please note: The date of written (email) communication of intent to cancel is the date considered for calculation of the cancellation fees.

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