Fundamentals of Digital Photography | 22 Apr 2018

4,500 + taxes

Passionate about photography and want to learn more? Bought yourself a dSLR but have no clue what to do with it? Do exposure, aperture and focal length sound like alien terms?

If you’ve always wanted to explore photography but didn’t know where to begin, this workshop is perfect for you! Click on the tabs below for more details.

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Workshop Info

A full-day workshop on Sunday, 22nd Apr 2018 from 10am to 6pm
Somaiya Centre for Lifelong Learning at Fort, Mumbai
Kunal Bhatia & Shuvajit Payne
Rs 4500* + GST, inclusive of a working lunch & refreshments, along with some add-ons
Bonus Add-ons:
  • Take-home reference materials and cheat-sheets
  • A free follow-up session with a photo-walk in May is included


Were you gifted a shiny, new dSLR and have no clue what to do with it? Or perhaps you were excited to buy one for yourself but have still not been brave enough to take it out of its box? Do aperture, shutter-speed and ISO sound like Latin and Greek to you? Ever wondered about the fuss for shooting in manual mode? Cannot figure the reason why your photos don’t look as nice as you imagine them to be? Or do you still believe that megapixels matter?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the workshop for you! We start right from the basics to familiarize you with your camera, go through all the fundamental concepts of photography and have practical sessions with demos to understand the what, why & how of shooting. By the end of the day, expect to confidently shoot beyond the Auto-mode, start developing your own aesthetic sense and open your eyes to the many possibilities of digital photography.

Click on the tabs to view more details about the workshop; and don’t forget to take advantage of our limited early-bird seats available at a discounted price as well as discounts for group bookings!

The Fundamentals of Digital Photography Workshop is broadly divided into the following 8 components, that strike a balance between the technical and creative aspects of photography:

Module 1 :: The Basics
An introduction to photography
History and types of photography
Types of cameras and lenses
Camera sensors and magnifications
Choosing the right equipment
Demo 1: What’s in your camera bag?

Module 2 :: The Exposure Triangle
Understanding Shutter Speed
Setting the correct Aperture
Choosing the ISO
Working with the internal Light Meter
Demo 2: Can you balance the exposure?

Module 3 :: Shooting Modes
Why go beyond Auto-mode
Mastering Shutter Priority
Mastering Aperture Priority
Getting started with Manual Mode

Module 4 :: Practical Session
Practise exercises for Exposure Triangle & Shooting Modes

Module 5 :: Creative Effects
Exploring motion-blurs
Playing with depth of field
Demo 3: Achieving these creative effects

Module 6 :: Aesthetics 101
Compositions and framing
What makes a pleasing photograph?
The ‘golden rules’ of photography & when to break them

Module 7 :: How-To-Capture-This
Quick tips and best practices for different genres of photography, such as portraits, travel, landscapes, architecture, events etc

Module 8 :: In Conclusion
Sneak-peek to Intermediate Level Concepts
Caring for your equipment
Resources, Community and The Way Forward

Participants’ profile:
The workshop is open to adults of all ages; and it requires no prior experience of photography, since we begin right from the scratch ie from the Power On button of your camera. The only requirements for the workshop are loads of enthusiasm and bringing along a camera – an SLR is preferred, but not compulsory. Please check the FAQs for more on this.

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Kunal Bhatia and Shuvajit Payne are the travel guys behind Rickety Roads. Their photography and writings have been widely published in magazines & newspapers, and they believe that photography is a great medium to share stories and enrich one’s experiences.

Kunal Bhatia
Kunal Bhatia is a Mumbai photographer, architect and writer. He works across the three disciplines and finds inspiration in cities around the world, in the people that he meets and in encounters that are often fleeting. Kunal believes that photography is a medium to not only capture the lives, moments & emotions that surround us but also the means to interpret, dwell & reflect upon these experiences.

Some of Kunal’s selected works are also available as fine-art prints; and in mid-2016 a book with Kunal’s photography of Mumbai’s housing-typologies was launched. Besides photography workshops, Kunal is also engaged in teaching photography via how-to tutorials and photo-walks.

Shuvajit Payne
Shuvajit Payne is passionate about people and nature photography. After a successful career in management consultancy, he has been working in the development sector in remote regions of India. He firmly believes that photos must tell a story and convey an emotion rather than merely documenting a scene.

Kunal and Shuvajit’s photography works are regularly published in numerous travel, lifestyle and design magazines. These include in-flight magazines (Jet Wings of Jet Airways, Silver Kris of Singapore Airlines); corporate magazines (Imperia for HDFC Bank, Select for Kotak Bank), Lets Travel, MTV Noise Factory etc along with features in Mint Lounge, Daily News and Analysis, Mumbai Mirror Online, Lonely Planet India, The Hindu and others.

Some images from our earlier workshops.

Some publications that have featured our photography and writing works. Click on the links to view the pages.

In Pursuit of Heaven – on France’s Mont Saint Michel for Jet Airways’ inflight magazine Jet Wings, 2017 Sep. Words + photographs.

Bhau Daji Lad Museum – as a photo essay for Mumbai’s oldest museum in Home Review magazine, 2017 April. Words + photographs.

The Mirror of the Sky – on Falaknuma Palace, in HDFC Bank’s Imperia magazine, in 2015 Jan-Mar. Words + photographs.



Features in the press, covering our photography, writings, travels and more.


The Hindu in August 2016

A feature on the first edition of our Fundamentals of Digital Photography Workshop in the Mumbai edition of India’s leading daily newspaper, The Hindu.

Featured in The Hindu, 2016 Aug


The Patriot in April 2017

This New Delhi based newspaper ran a full-page coverage on Kunal’s journery from architecture to photography and writing.


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