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WORKSHOPS

I offer different kinds of workshops and mentoring services:

Some of my students' testimonials can be found here.

Upcoming workshop

Physical Workshops

From January 2023, I will offer 2-day intensive weekend workshops in collaboration with ace photographer Sreeranj Sreedhar.

Once a month, we will travel to a different city in India and document it over the span of a weekend. 

We are still working on the calendar but here are the tentative dates for the upcoming ones:

  • 7-8 January 2023: Varanasi (SOLD OUT)

  • 11-12 February 2023: Bangalore (Registration open)

  • 25-26 March 2023: Kolkata (Registration opening soon)

 

More details of the program can be found below:

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BANGALORE Street Photography Workshop (11-12 February 2023)

Hosted by Sreeranj Sreedhar - Suresh Naganathan

 

OBJECTIVES

  1. 2-day program to provide in-depth insight into street photography.

  2. Walk and shoot on the streets.

  3. Detailed review & critique.

  4. Provide a sense of direction.


PREREQUISITE

  1. Laptop with photo-editing software.

  2. A good pair of shoes.

  3. Camera with preferably a small lens and extra batteries.

  4. Videoconferencing via Google Meet for the theory session.


DETAILED PLANNING

Day 0 - 3h:

A few days before the workshop (date to be confirmed), we will host an introductory session on street photography. 

This session will take place online (via GMeet) and will last 3 hours.

Day 1 (11/02/2023) - 9:00AM to 6:30PM

  • 9:00 - 9:30: Meetup and Introduction

  • 9:30 - 12:30: First Photo Walk under mentor's guidance

  • 12:30 - 2:00: Lunch Break

  • 2:00 - 6:30: Second Photo Walk under mentors’ guidance

Day 2 (12/02/2023) - 8:00AM to 6:00PM

  • 8:00 - 12:30: Third Photo Walk under mentors’ guidance

  • 12:30 - 2:00: Lunch Break

  • 2:00 - 5:30: Review Session

  • 5:30 - 6:00: Q&A, Wrap-up

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

The workshop is limited to 10 people on a first come first serve basis.

This ensures that the mentors will be able to spend time with each student individually and provide adequate feedback during the walks.

The participant's seat will be confirmed as soon as the payment is made.

FEE
Rs 10000 (Indian residents)

US$ 200 (International participants)

The fees do not cover food and accommodation.

Payment can be made by
1. Google Pay: UPI ID: suresh.naganathan@okhdfcbank or sreeranj@oksbi
2. Paypal (International only): suresh.naganathan@gmail.com

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Within 1 week from the payment day: 75% refund

  • Within 2 weeks from the payment day: 50% refund

  • More than 2 weeks after payment: no refund

One-on-One Workshop in Mumbai

OBJECTIVES

  1. A 1-day intensive program to enhance your street photography.

  2. Walk and shoot on the streets.

  3. Detailed review & critique.

  4. Provide a sense of direction.


PREREQUISITE

  1. You have already some basic knowledge about the genre of street photography.

  2. A good pair of shoes.

  3. Camera with preferably a small lens and extra batteries.

  4. Videoconferencing via Google Meet for the review session.


DETAILED PLANNING

Mumbai is a gigantic city with each area having a completely different feel. Given its size, it is impossible to cover everything in one day.

Therefore, this program will be tailor-made for you depending on your interests and the areas you would like to shoot. We will discuss this together a few days before the workshop and I will make an itinerary based on it. 

Be warned! This program is intensive and will require you to be on your feet for a minimum of 10 hours. You can find here below a standard program for your reference:

WORKSHOP GENERIC PROGRAM

  • 6:00 - 6:30 AM: Meetup at the first location

  • 6:30 - 9:00 AM: Shoot at the first location

  • 9:00 - 10:00 AM: Breakfast, discussion, guidance

  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Shoot at the 2nd location

  • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM: Lunch break

  • 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM: Shoot at 1 to 2 more locations.

  • 7:00 PM: Wrap-up

A few days after the workshop, we will have a review session (online) with 10 of your favorite images of the day.

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

This is a one-on-one workshop. The idea behind this is to offer a very personalized service where I will be able to observe you in detail and can offer you adequate and constructive feedback.

In rare cases (for example, if you are traveling with a partner), I can accommodate another person.

FEE
Rs 10000 (Indian residents)

US$ 150 (International participants)

The fees do not cover food and accommodation.

Payment can be made by
1. Google Pay: UPI ID: suresh.naganathan@okhdfcbank
2. Paypal (International only): suresh.naganathan@gmail.com

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Within 1 week from the payment day: 75% refund

  • Within 2 weeks from the payment day: 50% refund

  • More than 2 weeks after payment: no refund unless it's a case of force majeure.

Online workshops

Online workshops
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ONE-ON-ONE PROGRAM

Street, Documentary & Travel Projects/Portfolio
Sreeranj Sreedhar - Suresh Naganathan


OBJECTIVES
1. 2-day program that will provide in-depth insights on street, documentary, and travel photography.
2. Detailed portfolio/project review & critique.
3. Provide a sense of direction.

PREREQUISITE
1. Prepare a portfolio of 5-10 images for review ahead of the first session.
2. Prepare 1-2 projects of upto 20 images per project ahead of the first session.
3. Videoconferencing via Google Meet.

DETAILED PLANNING
Day 1 - 3h:
1. Introduction session on street photography

2. Session on preparing portfolio/projects
3. Compositional mistakes to avoid.
4.. Review of main project/portfolio

Day 2 - 3h:
1. Projects Review.
2. Guidance on the main project.
3. Q&A

FEE
Rs 7000 (Indian residents)
US$ 150 (International students)

Payment can be made by
1. Google Pay: UPI ID: suresh.naganathan@okhdfcbank or sreeranj@oksbi
2. Paypal (International only): suresh.naganathan@gmail.com

PORTFOLIO REVIEW

OBJECTIVES
1. 1-day program to provide a detailed portfolio review & critique.
2. Provide a sense of direction.
 

PREREQUISITE
1. Prepare a portfolio of up to 10 images for review ahead of the first session.
2. Videoconferencing via Google Meet.

DETAILED PLANNING
Day 1 - 3h:
1. Introduction on how to prepare a portfolio.
2. Review of the portfolio.

3. Compositional mistakes to avoid.
4. Q&A

FEE :
Rs 4000 (Indian residents)
US$ 100/- (International students)

Payment can be made by:
1. Google Pay: UPI ID: suresh.naganathan@okhdfcbank or sreeranj@oksbi
2. Paypal (International only): suresh.naganathan@gmail.com

Testimonials

Testimonials from past workshops & mentoring sessions

Varanasi Workshop

  • This workshop has been a life-changer, which was exactly what I needed. I look forward to my ever-evolving street photography style “growing up” from my lessons with you both. Thanks much for the time, energy and efforts you’ve contributed to me (while still maintaining excellent balance amongst all the other students). Varnasi is a unique, special place—I’m honored to have spent my first time there with you while having this rich learning experience! - Kat Kozell

  • It was a tremendous and really amazing experience, I knew that it's going to shape my perspective and help me increase my knowledge, but I wasn't expecting that this is going to be so fun, interactive and meaningful in my photography tenure. I can say that this workshop helped me advance in my photography and in my personal life. I got so much to learn from you both, about Street photography, basic nature and concept of photography, and most importantly about life, because of that I got to understand how much big difference it makes on our perspective, how we perceive things, how we make our frame and how we see things in general. And I believe one of the best part about the workshop was continues and real time reviewing of our pictures, getting corrected then and there at the scene made my pictures great and helped me learn a lot about my framing and how to improve my eye. - Rishab Sharma

  • Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity, it was my first street photography and I was very much excited for this workshop. In fact , it was a real challenge for me in the Streets, with you guys I was very happy to learn so many things, I am still looking for more opportunities in this field. Thank you once again. -  Jitesh Sundar

  • I really enjoyed the first brief session we had over the gmeet, it was detailed and motivational and gave me many ideas to take with me to the physical workshop. The 2 days at the workshop went really fast, I loved shooting along with you both and get instant feedback. It was fun to observe you to create masterpiece in person. The fact that you also shot and sat with us even in non-workshop hours was very kind. The review session was probably the best part about the workshop. It was so insightful, to learn from your very constructive feedbacks. At last, I really appreciate all the resources you provide and the motivation you keep us giving even after the workshop. It's a gem of the collection you have. - Pranay Agrawal

  • It was a ton of learning with two really cool mentors and a lot of fun - MVS

 

One-on-One Workshops:

  • I did a one-to-one workshop with Suresh during an incredibly intense day in Mumbai, visiting several locations which covered different approaches to street photography, as well as different lights. During our talks, we also covered different topics, from the most technical ones to more theoretical aspects of photography and the creative process in general. The portfolio review was also very useful to identify mistakes, as Suresh gave me specific tips for each photo. It was for me an inspirational day and I am quite sure will be a boost in my self-confidence as a photographer and in my learning process. - Andres Ramos

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Online Workshops:

  • "Session was really informative , cleared some doubts and was really a confidence building one" - Ajeesh Puthiyadath

  • "I knew that it'd be a great learning experience and I wasn't wrong. I would recommend this program to anyone who's interested in photography and for photographers looking to improve their craft. I will definitely come back for more." - Vishnu Ram

  • "The 3-day session was very helpful during this kind of situation. I've learned a lot about series and how to manage a photography portfolio. The review session really helped. My doubts about my favorite pictures got cleared." - Subhran Karmakar

  • "It was a great learning experience for me with you both in this mentorship program. I have realised my mistakes & looking forward to work more with yours given insightful tips on improving myself." - Shreenivas Yenni

  • "Wanted to thank you for the detailed informations you have given me to improve more in the future. I've learnt how to compose a scene, I've learnt how catch a good character when with flash, I learnt how to work on a potential scene. You solved all my doubts like a genuine master. This was my first ever online workshop and the experience is beautiful I must say." - Rangan Bhattacharya

  • "Your critics, overview and guidance in the entire process widened my view on photography." - Rageshree Das

  • The workshop conducted by you both was a great resource for me. It provided that much-needed knowledge and information to take it up with a concrete shape and direction. I benefited a lot and all the doubts and questions I had so far, were addressed by you and taken care of during the sessions. I am grateful and thankful to you both for this opportunity. - Chetan Dodwad

  • A well paced and very practical workshop which focussed both on general street photography as well as specifics such as alternative approaches to shooting the same photograph. Each topic during the workshop was well detailed with real life examples from Suresh and Sreeranj's own experiences and work. While there was a fixed agenda, the workshop also was allowed to evolve organically to cover themes raised by  queries. These were clarified in great detail with lots and lots of examples. During the portfolio review of each participant, Suresh & Sreeranj spent just the right amount of time covering technical, aesthetic and conceptual aspects. The feedback was very meaningful with to-the-point suggestions & improvement points along with with alternatives (of course :-))..  I found these very useful and necessary to create more impactful and yet aesthetically correct street photographs. Both Suresh and Sree are, what i would call, true artists who love their craft well. Very amiable and genial guys, their depth and spread of knowledge on photography which they patiently went through with us was very useful for me​ - Jobby Joseph

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