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Mastering your DSLR - With Sukla Chinnappa, Avinash Chinchalkar

Sat, 9 Mar 2019 10:30AM - Sun, 10 Mar 2019 5:00PM
Artriva Studios
Rs 1770 onwards
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This is an intensive two-day workshop designed to help you understand the workings of a Digital Camera and how to create amazing photographs.

In this workshop, you will

  • Learn the Basics of Digital Photography
  • Find out the strengths & limitations of your camera and use it to your advantage.
  • Be able to use your Camera with Confidence.

Bonus : A Quick introduction to Studio Lighting

Workshop Format : The workshop is spread over two days

  • Day-1  (Theory + Demos + Examples)

    • Introductions
    • Explanations + Demonstrations + Examples

  • Day-2 (Discussions with examples, More Demonstrations + Practicals) (For advanced amaetur photographers and those who have completed Day-1)

    • Open Session : Ask your doubts including advanced topics
    • Assignments + Practicals
    • Discovering Common Mistakes and hove to overcome them. Having checklists.
    • Day - 2 is covered in a non linear format and  

  • Bonus (Day-2) : You also get an introduction into studio lighting

Note :

  • You can register for Day-1, Day-2 at the same time and attend/repeat Day-2 at a later date (within 3 months of attending Day-1)

Complimentary Photography Forum Access : you also get complimentary access to our online forum for you to ask questions and get them answered by your peers & mentors. 

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Workshop Content

Workshop Content

Topics covered on Day - 1

  • Module - A (Morning)

    • Introduction to Cameras (Film & Digital)
    • Different parts & Controls of a Digital Camera
    • How to remember / What to remember  -  During Photography.
    • Choosing the right equipment

      • Memory Cards
      • Camera
      • Lenses

    • Introduction to the Exposure Triangle

      • Shutter
      • Aperture
      • ISO

    • Inverse Square Law
    • The Modes of a Digital Camera

      • Full Auto
      • Shutter Priority
      • Aperture Priority
      • Program Auto
      • Manual
      • Overview of other common modes (Additional modes are camera / model specific. Most common & specific modes of your camera are explained) 

  • Module-B (Afternoon)

    • Taking Better Pictures

      • Autofocus Focus Modes (One Shot / Servo / Continuous)
      • Metering Modes (how it works, when to use a particular mode)
      • Reducing Noise in your pictures
      • Focus points / groups
      • How to use these different modes to your advantage (small quiz)

    • Advanced Modes of your camera

      • Picture Styles

        • Natural / Faithful
        • Standard / Portrait
        • Monochrome (when and how to apply inbuilt filters)
        • Custom Modes

      • Exposure Compensation
      • White Balance

        • Theory of White Balance
        • Light Source and understanding its Colour Temperature

    • RAW Images

      • What exactly are RAW Images, what extra information do they contain when compared to JPG
      • Understanding JPG (overview)
      • RAW
      • Introduction to processing your images

  • Module-C

    • Getting Creative with your Images  (a quick walk through)

      • Rule of Thirds
      • Symmetry
      • Leading Lines
      • Patterns / Textures
      • Golden Ratio

    • Post Processing

      • Commonly available free, bundled (with your camera) and paid software
      • Having a workflow
      • Understanding the Histogram
      • Highlights,Whites, Shadows, Blacks
      • Saturation
      • White Balance, Gray Cards
      • Some basic corrections,
      • Some tips to simplify your workflow

    • Photography for you

      • Business or a hobby ?
      • Considerations for my investment (your equipment)

    • Making the best of your equipment

      • How to spend less and still get better results
      • Do I really need better equipment
      • Till how long can I hold off buying more stuff

Schedule for Day - 2

The intention of Day-2 is to help you remember all the topics covered on Day-1 and hence is in a open discussion format

  • Discussions

    • Ask your Questions
    • Additional explanations for your queries & tips to remember
    • Buying Equipment under a budget
    • Understanding Exposure & Exposure Compensation
    • Reading Histograms

  • Practicals

    • Shutter Priority
    • Aperture Priority
    • Using Manual Mode
    • ISO & Noise
    • Picture Modes
    • Metering & Focussing Modes

  • Bonus

    • Introduction to Studio Lighting


About the Mentor(s)

About the Mentor(s)

Sukla Chinnappa has been enthusiastic about photography since childhood. In his professional life he is involved in Design of Embedded Systems, Creative Designing and a whole lot of photography. A recreational runner who enjoys distance running and is also one of the official photographer for some of the well known running events of Bangalore. Sukla has experience various genres of photography from Portraits, Fashion, Products, Fashion, Wildlife, Newborns etc and is also the founder of Artriva Studios.

With his strong background in Electronics, System design, Creative design he is able to give you a keen insight on the inner workings of digital cameras, and help you understand its limitations and how to be able to take better pictures with any kind of equipment that you have.

Avinash Chinchalkar is a photographer and is also a Research Engineer currently working in the field of Image Recognition. Avinash has also been teaching photography during weekends for several years now. His love for photography goes back decades to the film era.



  • Lunch
  • Tea / Coffee during breaks
  • GST
  • Access to Online Discussion Forum

Map & Directions

Map & Directions
Artriva Studios #355, (2nd Floor), 9th Main, Vidyapeetha Layout, Banashankari 3rd Stage, Vidyapeeta Layout, Banashankari 3rd Stage, Banashankari, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560085, India
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q. I am interested in learning how to click professional looking photos. I do not own a camera. Is it possible to rent one for the workshop?
    7:58 PM, 12 Feb, 2019
  •     A. We do have backup/standby cameras in our studio (venue for the workshop). Hence we can accommodate one or two students who do not have a camera. For any other queries you can call me directly at +91.988615669 Regards Sukla M Chinnappa + 91 - 98862 49405 This e-mail message may contain confidential, proprietary or legally privileged information. It should not be used by anyone who is not the original intended recipient. If you have erroneously received this message, please delete it immediately and notify the sender. The recipient acknowledges that Artriva Studios or its parent "Beacon Solutions" are unable to exercise control or ensure or guarantee the integrity of/over the contents of the information contained in e-mail transmissions and further acknowledges that any views expressed in this message are those of the individual sender and no binding nature of the message shall be implied or assumed unless the sender does so expressly with due authority of Beacon Solutions.
          3:31 AM, 13 Feb, 2019
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