Recap: The APEX – Arjun Kartha Wedding Photography Workshop, New Delhi Oct 2014.
Phew! It’s been a week since the workshop, and we’re back in the office after had an amazing time! Here’s a quick post with lots of behind-the-scenes fun moments with the batch, as well as a selection of some of the images we shot during the two-day session!
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When we announced the Wedding Workshop on the blog earlier in October, we were blown away by the response and the interest shown by folks wanting to attend it. Sadly, we had decided to only have 15 slots to be able to give personal attention to everyone. Despite not being able to accommodate more participants, the experience was an exhilarating one — interacting with a group of photographers who are as passionate about wedding photography as we are. The attendees ranged from those who are still in photography school to a 47 year old veteran photojournalist.
As some of you may know, after actually taking photos at weddings, our second favourite thing to do is talk about photography. And this workshop gave us just the right space to do so. The workshop weekend was full of energetic discussions and live shoot modules, during which we shared ideas and demonstrated techniques; then we gave each participant an opportunity to try it out for themselves. We had much more fun than we anticipated and, believe it or not, learned a few things ourselves.
Models & make-up artists were hired, outfits sourced and a mandap/vedi created! It was almost like planning a real mini-wedding. Almost.
We began both days with some theory — discussing subjects like styles and trends in wedding photography, what to expect while shooting a wedding, equipment recommendations, a-day-in-the-life-of etc.
The live shoot module for Day 1 was held at Mehrauli Archaeological Park which, believe it or not, consists of 100 or more historically significant monuments. We are officially in love with this location. It’s beautiful and it provided us with the perfect space to give all the participants some shoot time. The idea was to simulate a pre-wedding session with a couple, and to be able to give the participants ideas and practice to be able to think on their feet while creating the perfect shot.
The AKP support team as well as the inevitable curious bystanders added to the fun and madness.
Here are a few of our favourite images we shot from the Day 1 shoot:
Day 2 began with more discussions on image curation, photo processing, album design and Wedding Photography as a business in India.
The second live shoot module was that of boudoir photography and bridal portraiture…
Here are some of our favourite images we shot from this module…
Next was our carefully created mandap, where we simulated the important stages of a typical North Indian Hindu wedding.
And one last one, to remember the batch by!
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Credits – Day 1
Location: Mehrauli Archaeological Park
Models: Akanksha Sareen & Vaibhav Keswani
Outfits: Models’ Own
Makeup & Hair: Makeup Mafia