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Dr Padmalakshmi J

Associate Director, Clinical Trial Operations / Bangalore

I have been with Sudhir on many Photo tours. As a Woman traveller, I find Sudhir’s Photo tours extremely safe and professional. The stay is very comfortable. The drivers and guides that cater to our safari tours are very knowledgable and know the forests and its animals well. The drivers and Guides are chosen by Sudhir personally to ensure the best experience to his tour participants. The Tours are well organised and adhere to all the norms of the wildlife tours. All care is taken to ensure that the participants respect the forests and the animals.

 

During the tour, Sudhir provides a one on one mentoring to the participants in his Vehicle. This mentoring is very valuable and has helped me in improving my skills. There are knowledge sharing sessions that are held post the morning and evening sessions, where Sudhir takes us through concepts in photography and critiques the pictures taken by us during the tour. I have been with Sudhir on the Bhandavgarh and Ranthambore tours on many occasions and the learning has been immense.

 

Thanks Sudhir, for being such a wonderful mentor! Looking forward to many more tours with you!

Pallavi Kaiwar

Director - Product Development at Philips Innovation Campus, Bangalore

Sudhir brings a very effective blend of passion and skills to the table and helps you uncover new facets of yourself in every session. His understanding that there really is no magical “one size fits all” approach to teaching enables him to adapt and switch gears as required to get the results you are after.

 

Sudhir has been an invaluable asset in helping me nurture my understanding of wildlife and photography skills, especially given that I am just a couple of months old in this field and taking my baby steps. His insightful, honest, and engaging style created a very open, safe environment for me to challenge and stretch myself beyond what I had envisioned on my own. Sudhir is a truly a catalyst!

Anirban Roy Chowdhury

Senior Management professional at a multinational pharmaceutical company, Gurgaon

Sudhir’s photo tours are very carefully designed with a perfect balance of both theoretical and practical aspects of photography. The workshops are very interactive and Sudhir is always available to answer the questions patiently from the participants. He ensures that he accompanies all the participants equally during the safaris. To ensure best sightings and photo opportunities, Sudhir engages the best and most experienced drivers and guides at the parks.

 

During the intensive workshops he ensures there is enough comfort and fun in the learning process. Sudhir is very particular with the choice of hotels. Accommodations are arranged in nice hotels which provide comfortable stay and good homely food which is a must at the end of a hectic day of safari.

 

I am also a subscriber to the video tutorials. The tutorials are quite extensive and covers almost all the aspects of photography. Subscription to the video tutorials gives one access to the SSP community facebook page where one can post photographs for review and critique not only by Sudhir but also by fellow group members. The SSP community FB page is a great forum which brings many like minded photographers together and encourages peer learning.

Dr Eash Hoskote

Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist, Bangalore

Sudhir’s teaching has exposed a wide angled knowledge about photography which I thought initially, that finding a subject is the challenge in photography, but realised that the ultimate challenge starts when we start fiddling with the camera in front of the subject. The concept of metering,exposure, colours, post processing was fine tuned and was priceless.

 

It was out of the world experience for me and I can confidently say that the guru of teaching photography was immaculate, meticulous and precise in teaching the tips that at no point of time he was hesitant to clear any our doubts. I salute Sudhir for putting all his experience and knowledge into his teaching and making his pupils understand the concepts.

Reuben Canagaratnam

Vice President - Caribbean Contact Centres at Scotiabank, Jamaica.

I wanted to thank you for making photography somewhat easier. I have subscribed to your tutorials and I find them very easy to learn and understand. Being very busy with work, they allow me to learn at my own pace.

 

What you are doing for the photography community is really commendable and I applaud your dedication and passion; I enjoy your live sessions and photo tips. I often do not have the time to watch you live due to time difference and work commitment, but I make it a point to catch up with all your videos. If I may suggest, perhaps you can export all your video chats into your site for the subscribers to access from one platform, so they all can be in one place. Also, I want to give you some feedback and I am sure many may be in my plight too. I travel quite a bit for work and i’d like to be able to download your tutorial videos to my iPad so I can continue to follow along offline. Most of the time, I will have downtime during flight and airports and it will be good to learn during that time.

 

Recently I took a trip to Africa and I used some of the learning from your tutorials, and came back with some amazing shots. I was very proud of my improvements in knowledge and technique. I am still far away from being great but I am determined to learn slowly but surely.

 

Continue your great work and thanks for being a mentor for so many.

Pavithrakumar P Ankad

Software engineer at Hewlett-Packard, Bangalore

Nevertheless your extensive knowledge sharing with excellent photographic skills has proven you to be the one of the best photographer and a mentor. Now your latest initiative on your learning portal has laid an undoubtedly a wonderful platform for all those budding/pro photographers to learn and to take their interest to their next level.


Not to restrict just for photographers, we see nature lovers and hobbyists are too admiring your pictures. This would just not only yield the interest in others to show their interest towards nature and wildlife, also creates awareness and responsibilities in them.


Your video tutorials are really worth watching, contents of the videos are very determining and simple for even those who are very new to photography.


For me … few concepts you have explained in the tutorials were very new and is helping me to try it out on the field. Thanks for sharing. Wish to see more work in coming days. Wish you have a great success. All the best.

Wesam Al Saka

Washington DC

I find Mr. Sudhir’s photography tutorials extremely helpful and intuitive. He is not only a talented photographer; he is a good teacher who is capable of simplifying complex concepts in photography.

 

Even an amateur wildlife photographer like me can hugely benefit from his tremendous experience and powerful ideas. I was able to fill some conceptual gaps related to some crucial concepts including the proper use of exposure compensation and how this relates to the metering system.

 

The best investment in photography that I have ever made.

Kshitij Deshpande

Software Engineer, Bangalore

I have become the user of the videos of Sudhir Shivram Sir since April 2016. I being an aspiring Wildlife Photographer have learned a lot about the photography and its most important terminologies used in cameras. I would be thanking him for providing support and knowledge in such an easiest way for a beginners like me.

 

I have learned a lot from the video tutorials and my basics relating to the use of technology has enhanced. I have started using the setting more on Aperture Priority mode and has started implemented it in my photography which in turn has improved my skills to better side. Thanking you for bringing the classes at so comfort. I have learned relating to use of ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed to my bring out better images than before.

Dr Sudhir Hasamnis

Worked at Tata Motors, Pune

My friends were little skeptical in the beginning about learning photography through on-line video tutorials. This concept was really new to our country. Though I was doing photography for last 2 years, the learning was through observations and on-field experiments. At times I was worried that why my pictures are not sharp.

 

Once I enrolled for these on-line tutorials, I started going systematically through each module by module. I used to keep my camera in hand and playing with each learning. I went through these tutorials many times.  I understood the importance White Balance and how to use it based on the situation.

 

After that I learnt about the technical detailing about stop value, using ISO, 18% Grey, Depth of Field, metering and focusing. Understanding of the exposure triangle – ISO, Aperture and Shutter speed and their relationship with each other, helped me to take good pictures. Most important learning was composition. How to compose the on field situation, understanding the behaviour of the subject and giving importance to the subject in the frame. This was further helped by ‘Back-button-focusing’!  My focus has now shifted from ‘taking an image’ to ‘making an image’.

 

In my recent visit to Tanzania, I could apply these learnings, including pre-visualizing the situation on the field and I was very happy with the outcome.

 

I highly recommend photographers and amateurs who want to enhance their photography skills to go through these high-quality video tutorials. Another advantage is that you can watch these tutorials at your convenience and many times till you get satisfied. The yearly subscription is really good idea and these tutorials are available for you for full year once you subscribe.  

Pranav More

Assistant Manager at Federal Bank Ltd, Bangalore.

My name is Pranav More and I am a banker by profession. Honestly speaking, I was completely lost before getting registered with your tutorials. Even-though there are countless videos available on youtube, one can reach nowhere using them as there is no proper structure in them.

 

Your video tutorials contains all the crux of photography with every small details which may not be available on other sources, but are extremely necessary especially for any rookie. These tutorials are rich in quality, content and learning methodology. There are no other tutorials wherein you can get information on how to decide what to buy and then how to use it, its a one-stop shop.

 

Content contains every topic required to set up a foundation. All the given topics goes in a perfect hierarchy which makes it comfortable and easy to learn. The simplicity in your language and way of explanation is like a cherry on top. The best part is that you can enjoy and learn the classroom quality course at your own very pace. It is very vital because in today’s corporate world there are times when you hardly get time to feed yourself, in between learning an entirely new or unrelated thing is out of question.

 

I have seen a lot of improvement in myself, which makes me feel confident and realize the fact that I am not going ahead blindfolded. Learning photography can be a very costly matter, your tutorials gives an ample opportunity for amateurs to begin with and to become capable enough to climb themselves up the ladder of photography.

 

I would simply conclude with the fact that your tutorials are not less than any treasure for photography enthusiasts who wants a serious head start.

Vipin Kumar

Software Engineer, Bangalore

As a photographer who is passionate about learning the Art & Science of Photography, Sudhir’s Video tutorial has truly helped me get off to a great start. Sudhir is a true professional who loves photography and sharing his knowledge with others.  An excellent teacher who explains things simply and clearly, offering examples of what is being explained.

 

I learned more watching these videos than I did on a hands-on photography course and feel so much more confident in using manual settings and the aesthetic aspects of Photography. I can’t recommend his Video Course highly enough – and such great value for money! Thank you Sudhir!

Siddharth Bhatnagar

Lawyer

I subscribed to Sudhir’s video tutorials after watching his video posts on Facebook and, I must say, I have been most impressed. Sudhir’s style is informal and it is almost as if the viewer has a face to face interaction.

 

The concepts in digital photography which, frankly, I could never understand were so cogently explained that it seemed very easy. Sudhir has dealt with exposure triangle, white balance etc by giving photo examples from the field, not just a lecture from a studio.

 

Apart from this, he has dealt with equipment, composition and many other aspects. I would warmly recommend any photographer of any level to subscribe to these video tutorials. It will surely improve your photography and change your whole approach to taking pictures.

Aishwarya Sridhar

From Mumbai

I was an amateur in wildlife photography till I attended Sudhir sir’s workshop in Mumbai…Those two days transformed me from a person who just ‘’clicks’’ images to a person who ‘’makes’’ images…The knowledge I gathered from the workshop was immense…Firstly I was excited to meet one of India’s top photographers and to learn from him the nuances of photography was the most ‘’WOW’’ thing.

 

I got hands on experience in every aspect of photography right from aperture to Depth of Field to post processing. I also realised that it was necessary to click a good image and not purely depend on Photoshop to edit it. The post processing day was awesome where we all were glued to our laptops to see every aspect of the image which needed corrections. I understood that Photoshop was treasure trove software for processing and with Sudhir Sir’s help I mastered it.

 

The two days really helped me to understand that photography is an art and when combined with proper perception and perfect execution, the result is breath-taking images. Sudhir Sir’s images are a perfect combination of both art and passion and are therefore spellbinding. He is not only a great photographer but also a marvellous teacher too. At the end of the two days, I walked out equipped with better skills and deeper knowledge on the subject that is so dear to my heart. Thank you Sudhir sir!”

Dr Padmalakshmi J

Associate Director, Clinical Trial Operations / Bangalore

I have been with Sudhir on many Photo tours. As a Woman traveller, I find Sudhir’s Photo tours extremely safe and professional. The stay is very comfortable. The drivers and guides that cater to our safari tours are very knowledgable and know the forests and its animals well. The drivers and Guides are chosen by Sudhir personally to ensure the best experience to his tour participants. The Tours are well organised and adhere to all the norms of the wildlife tours. All care is taken to ensure that the participants respect the forests and the animals.

 

During the tour, Sudhir provides a one on one mentoring to the participants in his Vehicle. This mentoring is very valuable and has helped me in improving my skills. There are knowledge sharing sessions that are held post the morning and evening sessions, where Sudhir takes us through concepts in photography and critiques the pictures taken by us during the tour. I have been with Sudhir on the Bhandavgarh and Ranthambore tours on many occasions and the learning has been immense.

 

Thanks Sudhir, for being such a wonderful mentor! Looking forward to many more tours with you!

Aishwarya Sridhar

From Mumbai

I was an amateur in wildlife photography till I attended Sudhir sir’s workshop in Mumbai…Those two days transformed me from a person who just ‘’clicks’’ images to a person who ‘’makes’’ images…The knowledge I gathered from the workshop was immense…Firstly I was excited to meet one of India’s top photographers and to learn from him the nuances of photography was the most ‘’WOW’’ thing.

 

I got hands on experience in every aspect of photography right from aperture to Depth of Field to post processing. I also realised that it was necessary to click a good image and not purely depend on Photoshop to edit it. The post processing day was awesome where we all were glued to our laptops to see every aspect of the image which needed corrections. I understood that Photoshop was treasure trove software for processing and with Sudhir Sir’s help I mastered it.

 

The two days really helped me to understand that photography is an art and when combined with proper perception and perfect execution, the result is breath-taking images. Sudhir Sir’s images are a perfect combination of both art and passion and are therefore spellbinding. He is not only a great photographer but also a marvellous teacher too. At the end of the two days, I walked out equipped with better skills and deeper knowledge on the subject that is so dear to my heart. Thank you Sudhir sir!”

Dr Eash Hoskote

Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist, Bangalore

Sudhir’s teaching has exposed a wide angled knowledge about photography which I thought initially, that finding a subject is the challenge in photography, but realised that the ultimate challenge starts when we start fiddling with the camera in front of the subject. The concept of metering,exposure, colours, post processing was fine tuned and was priceless.

 

It was out of the world experience for me and I can confidently say that the guru of teaching photography was immaculate, meticulous and precise in teaching the tips that at no point of time he was hesitant to clear any our doubts. I salute Sudhir for putting all his experience and knowledge into his teaching and making his pupils understand the concepts.

Dr Sudhir Hasamnis

Worked at Tata Motors, Pune

My friends were little skeptical in the beginning about learning photography through on-line video tutorials. This concept was really new to our country. Though I was doing photography for last 2 years, the learning was through observations and on-field experiments. At times I was worried that why my pictures are not sharp.

 

Once I enrolled for these on-line tutorials, I started going systematically through each module by module. I used to keep my camera in hand and playing with each learning. I went through these tutorials many times.  I understood the importance White Balance and how to use it based on the situation.

 

After that I learnt about the technical detailing about stop value, using ISO, 18% Grey, Depth of Field, metering and focusing. Understanding of the exposure triangle – ISO, Aperture and Shutter speed and their relationship with each other, helped me to take good pictures. Most important learning was composition. How to compose the on field situation, understanding the behaviour of the subject and giving importance to the subject in the frame. This was further helped by ‘Back-button-focusing’!  My focus has now shifted from ‘taking an image’ to ‘making an image’.

 

In my recent visit to Tanzania, I could apply these learnings, including pre-visualizing the situation on the field and I was very happy with the outcome.

 

I highly recommend photographers and amateurs who want to enhance their photography skills to go through these high-quality video tutorials. Another advantage is that you can watch these tutorials at your convenience and many times till you get satisfied. The yearly subscription is really good idea and these tutorials are available for you for full year once you subscribe.  

Pranav More

Assistant Manager at Federal Bank Ltd, Bangalore.

My name is Pranav More and I am a banker by profession. Honestly speaking, I was completely lost before getting registered with your tutorials. Even-though there are countless videos available on youtube, one can reach nowhere using them as there is no proper structure in them.

 

Your video tutorials contains all the crux of photography with every small details which may not be available on other sources, but are extremely necessary especially for any rookie. These tutorials are rich in quality, content and learning methodology. There are no other tutorials wherein you can get information on how to decide what to buy and then how to use it, its a one-stop shop.

 

Content contains every topic required to set up a foundation. All the given topics goes in a perfect hierarchy which makes it comfortable and easy to learn. The simplicity in your language and way of explanation is like a cherry on top. The best part is that you can enjoy and learn the classroom quality course at your own very pace. It is very vital because in today’s corporate world there are times when you hardly get time to feed yourself, in between learning an entirely new or unrelated thing is out of question.

 

I have seen a lot of improvement in myself, which makes me feel confident and realize the fact that I am not going ahead blindfolded. Learning photography can be a very costly matter, your tutorials gives an ample opportunity for amateurs to begin with and to become capable enough to climb themselves up the ladder of photography.

 

I would simply conclude with the fact that your tutorials are not less than any treasure for photography enthusiasts who wants a serious head start.

Anirban Roy Chowdhury

Senior Management professional at a multinational pharmaceutical company, Gurgaon

Sudhir’s photo tours are very carefully designed with a perfect balance of both theoretical and practical aspects of photography. The workshops are very interactive and Sudhir is always available to answer the questions patiently from the participants. He ensures that he accompanies all the participants equally during the safaris. To ensure best sightings and photo opportunities, Sudhir engages the best and most experienced drivers and guides at the parks.

 

During the intensive workshops he ensures there is enough comfort and fun in the learning process. Sudhir is very particular with the choice of hotels. Accommodations are arranged in nice hotels which provide comfortable stay and good homely food which is a must at the end of a hectic day of safari.

 

I am also a subscriber to the video tutorials. The tutorials are quite extensive and covers almost all the aspects of photography. Subscription to the video tutorials gives one access to the SSP community facebook page where one can post photographs for review and critique not only by Sudhir but also by fellow group members. The SSP community FB page is a great forum which brings many like minded photographers together and encourages peer learning.

Pallavi Kaiwar

Director - Product Development at Philips Innovation Campus, Bangalore

Sudhir brings a very effective blend of passion and skills to the table and helps you uncover new facets of yourself in every session. His understanding that there really is no magical “one size fits all” approach to teaching enables him to adapt and switch gears as required to get the results you are after.

 

Sudhir has been an invaluable asset in helping me nurture my understanding of wildlife and photography skills, especially given that I am just a couple of months old in this field and taking my baby steps. His insightful, honest, and engaging style created a very open, safe environment for me to challenge and stretch myself beyond what I had envisioned on my own. Sudhir is a truly a catalyst!

Reuben Canagaratnam

Vice President - Caribbean Contact Centres at Scotiabank, Jamaica.

I wanted to thank you for making photography somewhat easier. I have subscribed to your tutorials and I find them very easy to learn and understand. Being very busy with work, they allow me to learn at my own pace.

 

What you are doing for the photography community is really commendable and I applaud your dedication and passion; I enjoy your live sessions and photo tips. I often do not have the time to watch you live due to time difference and work commitment, but I make it a point to catch up with all your videos. If I may suggest, perhaps you can export all your video chats into your site for the subscribers to access from one platform, so they all can be in one place. Also, I want to give you some feedback and I am sure many may be in my plight too. I travel quite a bit for work and i’d like to be able to download your tutorial videos to my iPad so I can continue to follow along offline. Most of the time, I will have downtime during flight and airports and it will be good to learn during that time.

 

Recently I took a trip to Africa and I used some of the learning from your tutorials, and came back with some amazing shots. I was very proud of my improvements in knowledge and technique. I am still far away from being great but I am determined to learn slowly but surely.

 

Continue your great work and thanks for being a mentor for so many.

Pavithrakumar P Ankad

Software engineer at Hewlett-Packard, Bangalore

Nevertheless your extensive knowledge sharing with excellent photographic skills has proven you to be the one of the best photographer and a mentor. Now your latest initiative on your learning portal has laid an undoubtedly a wonderful platform for all those budding/pro photographers to learn and to take their interest to their next level.


Not to restrict just for photographers, we see nature lovers and hobbyists are too admiring your pictures. This would just not only yield the interest in others to show their interest towards nature and wildlife, also creates awareness and responsibilities in them.


Your video tutorials are really worth watching, contents of the videos are very determining and simple for even those who are very new to photography.


For me … few concepts you have explained in the tutorials were very new and is helping me to try it out on the field. Thanks for sharing. Wish to see more work in coming days. Wish you have a great success. All the best.

Wesam Al Saka

Washington DC

I find Mr. Sudhir’s photography tutorials extremely helpful and intuitive. He is not only a talented photographer; he is a good teacher who is capable of simplifying complex concepts in photography.

 

Even an amateur wildlife photographer like me can hugely benefit from his tremendous experience and powerful ideas. I was able to fill some conceptual gaps related to some crucial concepts including the proper use of exposure compensation and how this relates to the metering system.

 

The best investment in photography that I have ever made.