Kolkata, Mar 1 IBNS | 5 months ago

International Institute of Photography (IIP) Kolkata on Saturday organized a fashion photography workshop at the Club Verde Vista here.


India's ace photographer Subi Samuel conducted the workshop for the aspiring youngsters who have chosen photography as a career path and are aiming at becoming professionals and adepts in the craft.

Eminent model Ushashi Sengupta along with makeup artist Aniruddha Chakladar also participated in the workshop.

"The workshop familiarizes the wannabes of the basic concepts, skills and techniques of photography to become thoroughbred professionals. It is structured in a manner to unleash the creative potential of the budding photographers through hands-on training and guidance," said Subi Samuel.

Samuel is one of India's leading photographers who has worked for top brands and magazines - especially in glamour, fashion and concept photography. His unique style, imagination and quest for perfection has made him one of the most recognized and established photographers.

"International Institute of Photography Kolkata (IIP) is an institution dedicated to educating and helping the potential stars of tomorrow make the best out of their talent in photography. The initiative is to train aspirants chart out a career path in commercial photography and also promote their own work. This is the third workshop in the series to familiarize the students with the various aspects of the craft and give a national and international perspective on commercial or glamour photography," said Sanat Ghosh, Dean, IIP, Kolkata.

Apart from the model shoot, the workshop focused on lighting, shooting for a Look Book, fashion catalogue etc. Samuel also held an interactive session with the students of IIP.

"The workshop gave us an insight into fashion photography and the interaction helped us to know the works of Mr Samuel in details," said Aditya, a senior IIP student.

"As a student of photography, I always wished I had a mentor who was so deeply experienced. After years of being in the business and having worked with on the biggest projects and with the biggest names there's so much you learn. And also much joy you experience in the creative process. This is my way of giving back to a field that has given me so much joy," said Samuel.

"Right from lighting to angles to cameras, framing a shot and so on. There's so much to learn and share. Each photographer has a unique creative vision. Using technology available today to get as close as possible to manifesting that vision into reality from your mind's eye to print is something really valuable," said Samuel.

(Posted on 01-03-2014)