#MobileFoodPhotography Workshop at Wtf Seasons Mall #Pune

2 weeks ago I announced the #MobileFoodPhotography Workshop being organised in Pune. Finally the D-day arrived and with it, the workshop.

#MobileFoodPhotography Workshop at Wtf Seasons Mall #Pune

#MobileFoodPhotography Workshop at Wtf Seasons Mall #Pune

Before I give you details about the workshop, the weeks preceding it were hectic and full of plans, micro-managing the event. It taught me new things like getting on board a host, partners, creatives and what not.IMG_2912

#MobileFoodPhotography Workshop at Wtf Seasons Mall #Pune

#MobileFoodPhotography Workshop at Wtf Seasons Mall #Pune

I also learned about approaching the media/ press coverage. I am so glad that I took up this workshop. The experience provided me a new high.IMG_2846

I was thrilled when the workshop found listing in Pune Mirror. For me it was an achievement.

#MobileFoodPhotography Workshop at Wtf Seasons Mall #Pune

#MobileFoodPhotography Workshop at Wtf Seasons Mall #Pune

On the event day, I was running post to pillar to have the house organized before I leave, then conducted a 6 hour lecture for 50 students at fashion college in the city. From the college headed straight to Seasons Mall.

#MobileFoodPhotography Workshop at Wtf Seasons Mall #Pune

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This was my first visit to Wtf, so quite enjoyed the decor. It was very hip, colourful, disjointed & yet cohesive interiors. Very suited to the place.

I spent good 40-45 minutes capturing the place to the best of my capabilities.

#MobileFoodPhotography Workshop at Wtf Seasons Mall #Pune

#MobileFoodPhotography Workshop at Wtf Seasons Mall #Pune

The staff was courteous and very attentive. Special mention to Richard and his team.

#MobileFoodPhotography Workshop at Wtf Seasons Mall #Pune

#MobileFoodPhotography Workshop at Wtf Seasons Mall #Pune

#MobileFoodPhotography Workshop at Wtf Seasons Mall #Pune

#MobileFoodPhotography Workshop at Wtf Seasons Mall #Pune

Once the team & the participants assembled, Soham took every one along & described how one can achieve best result using the smart phone.

He discussed apps which would make it easy to post process, composition, story, human element in an image. He also observed that a close-up of the dish (or plate crop) without the edges of the platter showing is a no-no.

#MobileFoodPhotography Workshop at Wtf Seasons Mall #Pune

#MobileFoodPhotography Workshop at Wtf Seasons Mall #Pune

He also touched upon how to blur the background before start taking picture since using #nofilter ups the credibility of a photographer on social media. What is Rule of Third & how best to apply it.

Post the brief discussion by Soham, dishes were placed on the table and participants needed no further encouragement to start clicking and applying what they had just learned.

#MobileFoodPhotography Workshop at Wtf Seasons Mall #Pune

#MobileFoodPhotography Workshop at Wtf Seasons Mall #Pune

It was a very successful hands-on session where each & everyone got a chance to review & discuss with Soham.

#MobileFoodPhotography Workshop at Wtf Seasons Mall #Pune

#MobileFoodPhotography Workshop at Wtf Seasons Mall #Pune

Overall a very informative, highly content and quality oriented session. The only drawback was

#MobileFoodPhotography Workshop at Wtf Seasons Mall #Pune

#MobileFoodPhotography Workshop at Wtf Seasons Mall #Pune

#MobileFoodPhotography Workshop at Wtf Seasons Mall #Pune

#MobileFoodPhotography Workshop at Wtf Seasons Mall #Pune

But all of this would not have been possible without the support of co-organizer FBAI, Media Partners – Pune Instagrammers, Host – Wtf, Seasons Mall and our instructor Soham Sabnis.

#MobileFoodPhotography Workshop at Wtf Seasons Mall #Pune

#MobileFoodPhotography Workshop at Wtf Seasons Mall #Pune

Each one deserves stupendous applause for the sheer effort in pulling this through.

#MobileFoodPhotography Workshop at Wtf Seasons Mall #Pune

#MobileFoodPhotography Workshop at Wtf Seasons Mall #Pune

#MobileFoodPhotography Workshop at Wtf Seasons Mall #Pune

#MobileFoodPhotography Workshop at Wtf Seasons Mall #Pune