#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.
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.
I was thrilled when the workshop found listing in Pune Mirror. For me it was an achievement.
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.
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.
The staff was courteous and very attentive. Special mention to Richard and his team.
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.
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.
It was a very successful hands-on session where each & everyone got a chance to review & discuss with Soham.
Overall a very informative, highly content and quality oriented session. The only drawback was
Each one deserves stupendous applause for the sheer effort in pulling this through.