Advanced LightCraft – ‘Photography & The Art of Seeing’

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Our Base at Kudje

Our Base at Kudje

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Our Philosophy!

Camera’s don’t take pictures, people do!

“If you can shoot well, all you need is a disposable, toy camera or a camera phone to create great work. ……. It’s always better to spend your time and money on learning art and photography, not by spending it on more cameras.” – Ken Rockwell

We firmly believe that Camera is only a tool.  To create great pictures, you need to nurture your creative vision and understand the nuances of light and composition. The aim of this workshop is to help you understand what goes into making a picture interesting and stand out.

Our Experiential Learning Centre: brings to you an immersive Five-Day Photography Course on ‘Photography & the Art of Seeing’. The workshop is held at our spacious, well-equipped studio, located on the outskirts of Pune by the Khadakwasla Lake. The studio is set amidst sylvan surroundings, overlooking the pristine lake, away from the humdrum and traffic of the city. We have put together this facility with a lot of love and care with the aim of creating the right kind of ambience, conducive for artistic pursuits and learning. This is where we do our professional shoots for leading clients and therefore the participants get to see and experience live-shoots in progress.

Our Base at Kudje Village on the outskirts of Pune is perhaps the perfect place to start on a personal adventure of photographic discovery. The countryside offers a vibrant cultural milieu to inspire your creative taste buds. In the heart of this setting, Manu Bahuguna, founder of would guide you through these initial steps of your photographic journey. 

Course Outline:

Day 1: Check-in to the Sappers Retreat, Kudje any time after 1600 hrs. Introductory Dinner at 2000 hrs.
Day 2: Basics of Photography, the Art of Seeing, introduction to Composition and understanding light
Day 3: Learning the Techniques (Exposure, Aperture, Shutter Speed ISO etc)
Day 4: Introduction to various genres of photography – Portraiture, Landscape Photography, Bird Photography and Candid Street Photography
Day 5: Post Processing, Monetising your skills and Photo Review and dispersal after lunch by 1500 hrs

Our Advanced Photography Course Information:

Dates: On Request, Monday – Friday

Mentor: Manu Bahuguna , Founder –

Duration: 5 days & 4 nights

Venue: Sappers Retreat, Kudje, Pune

Fees: Rs. 30,000/- (Includes taxes, course fee, accommodation in a dorm and all meals)

The Fee Includes:  Tuition, Training, Food & Accommodation on a sharing basis in a dormitory.

The Fee does not Include: Transportation to the workshop venue, pick up and drop, Alcoholic Drinks, Beverages, Cigarettes and any other expense of a personal nature.

Bookings & Payments: Your reservation is confirmed only after we receive full and final payment. Fees must be paid in advance before arrival.

Payment Mode:  a) Net Banking b) Online Credit Card / Debit Card c) Cash Deposit into our account

Who Should Attend: Amateurs, Serious Hobbyist and anyone who wants to take their photography to the next level. The workshop would help you if you are still undecided about which camera you should buy. You can come alone, with friends or with the whole family. There is no Age limit, No Qualifications needed, No Pre-requisite except your passion and interest!