Kedar Bhat

Photography, workshops, Photo Tours


20 May 2017

Star-Trail Photography & Star gazing Workshop by Kedar Bhat

Only 10 participants will be enrolled.

Star-Trail Photography:

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In short it is long exposure photography of the stars in the night sky. There are a number of techniques and software to do the job. As against regular photography, basic knowledge of Astronomy is equally important to do Star-Trail photography. In this workshop I will be teaching fundamentals of Astronomy and star gazing along with the actual techniques, equipment and post processing software. At the end of the workshop participants will take home at-least one good quality Star-Trail photo.

I will be bringing a telescope for Star-gazing session during the workshop. You can also bring your own telescopes/binoculars etc for the workshop if you have one.

View Star Trail images taken by participants of the last workshop:

http://www.pixelcompo.com/blog/231-star-trail-photography-workshop-results-12-mar-2016-batch

& the first workshop: http://www.pixelcompo.com/blog/155-first-star-trail-photography-workshop-results

Who can join?:

You don't need any prior knowledge of Astronomy. I will be teaching basic Astronomy too. All you need is a DSLR or a point and shoot camera with manual exposure mode and a laptop to process the images during the workshop. If you don't have a laptop, you can do processing at home. I will guide you while you process them on your own at home.

I can provide a DSLR on rent for the day @ Rs.600/-

Fee :  

Rs.3000/- if registered on or before 13th May 2017
Rs.3250/- if registered on or after 14th May 2017
Rs.1500/-
for participants who have earlier attended this workshop & want to practice/refresh/polish their skills.


Your seat will be confirmed only after you complete the Booking process mentioned bellow.

What's included? :
Tea/coffee, Dinner on day1, breakfast on day2
Course fee
Accommodation in Tents.

Please note:

  • It will be cold out there. So do carry woolens/sleeping bags/gloves etc.
  • Food served will be basic good Maharashtrian veg food.
  • Accommodation will be in Tents. For Star-Trail photography we need remote locations away from city lights and pollution. Hence the choice of this location.
  • Do carry your medicines.
  • Smoking and alcohol strictly prohibited


Venue: Rutuparn Farms, near Paud village. 35 kms from Chandani Chowk.. Pl See the map at the bottom.

Schedule:

20 May, Saturday:

  • 5.30 pm Report at Ranjai farms at Khanapur village near Sinhgad on your own.
  • 6 pm Evening tea and introduction.
  • 7pm to 8.30pm Classroom session. Here I will be teaching fundamentals of Astronomy, Star-gazing, software & Start-trail Photography techniques with demonstration.
  • 8.30 pm Dinner
  • 9.30 pm to 1am Star trail photography under the night sky.
  • 1 am Participants will retire to their tents to sleep.


21 May Sunday:

  • 7 am Morning tea.
  • 8 am Breakfast.
  • 8.30 am to 10am I will be teaching post-processing of the images we have shot on the previous night.
  • 11 am Program ends & participants go home with their Star-trail Photos.

BOOKING:

To enroll for the workshop follow the 4 step enrollment procedure.

  1. Send me an email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call / whatspp me on 9869145560 to check seat availabilty. If seats are available proceed to step 2

  2. Submit the online enrollment form: click here

  3. Make the payment: After I receive your form, you will receive an email from me with my Bank details for payment. Once you make the payment, email me the transaction id / payment details so that I can verify it in my Bank.

  4. Once I receive your payment, I will send you a confirmation email and your seat will be confirmed.

Cancellation policy:
Fees won’t be refunded. But I can give you 2 choices:

  1. You have an option to transfer your participation to a person of your choice for the same workshop
  2. You can attend a future workshop of mine within next 3 months by paying an additional fee of Rs.1000/-.  After that period you will have to pay complete fee as applicable at that point of time, if you wish to attend my workshop.

 

Venue Map:


View Greenwood Farm in a larger map

workshop promo 01

Photography workshop in Thane
(15 seats only)

5 Aug 2017 : Basic Photography Workshop

6 Aug 2017 : Post Processing (Photo editing) Workshop

in THANE   by : Kedar Bhat

 

What will you learn?

 

Introduction:

This course is aimed at beginners and amateur photographers who wish to learn basics of the art and craft of photography. With the advent of digital photography and lot of camera/lens options available in the market at affordable prices, one needs to have a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of photography. After attending this course you can make a smarter and knowledgeable choice of buying your next camera or lenses. Intelligent use of simplest equipment is better than an unknowledgeable use of advanced equipment!

Further tips will also be given to make good compositions, exposures and the thought process behind making good images.

What topics will be covered?

Basic Photography workshop:

  • Types of cameras
  • Using various exposure modes on your camera like Program, Manual, Aperture priority & shutter priority.
  • Types of lenses – Understanding specifications of various kinds of lenses and specialty lenses for different kinds of photography
  • Effective use of white balance, iso, focusing modes, shutter speeds, apertures etc
  • How to measure light & set your exposure in manual mode
  • Accessories – Use of tripods, filters and other accessories to enhance photography
  • Composition – Your images might be technically correct but they also have to be aesthetically pleasing for viewers to appreciate

Post Processing (Photo editing) workshop: 

Many a times it happens that a photographer shoots with the right equipment and techniques but the final result on a computer or print looks dull. There are various Photoshop techniques to enhance your image without 'manipulating' them. This unique workshop has been designed specifically for photographers who want to refine their digital workflow and polish their skills in Photoshop. Participants have to bring along with them their DSLR cameras & Laptops with Photoshop installed in it.

Topics covered in PP workshop:

  • RAW workflow - shooting and processing RAW images in free open source softwares.
  • Color management - understanding color spaces to get accurate color in camera, print or on a website or facebook, instagram
  • Histogram
  • Image adjustments like Levels, curves, saturation etc
  • Layer masking
  • Resizing & sharpening images
  • Removing dust from images

Post processing workshop

FAQ / Doubts

 

Have some Doubts?.. read the FAQ

Q: How many participants are expected in the workshop?
A: About 10 to 20

Q: Can I learn Photography in a single day? Is it not too short compared to long term photography classes ?
A: Beleive me yes you can ! Till date a few hundred participants have successfully attended and some have already started getting awards in competetions. It all depends on how well you practice the concepts learnt during the workshop after you go home. Believe me its as simple as learning to drive a vehicle.

Q: What kind of camera is required for the workshop?
A: A DSLR or any point and shoot camera with a Manual "M" mode will do.

Q: I do not have a camera. I want to buy one after gaining knowledge in the workshop. Can I still attend the workshop?
A: I can offer you a DSLR on a rent of Rs.600 for the workshop. Let me know well in advance at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need one.

Q: Is there any age limit or qualification requirement?
A: No there is no age limit or qualification required for the workshop. Right from 5th standard students to working professionals to housewives to businessmen to retired individuals...anyone who has a passion and enthusiasm to learn photography have been my regular participants in the past.
See this image of the past participants: Click here

Q: I am totally new to photography, any previous experience needed?
A: No previous experience required ! This workshop is for beginners.

Q: I have done a photography course/workshop previously so this workshop is not for me right?
A: The concepts & techniques that I will be teaching will be a compilation of years of experience as a professional photographer. There are some concepts which I myself did not know for a long time during my early days in photography. So am sure you will learn more techniques !

Q: Do I need a Laptop for the Post processing workshop?

A: Yes you have to bring ypour own Laptop for the Post processing workshop. most important, you have to install Photoshop. Remember it takes long time to download and install. So make sure you install Photoshop well in advance. I can guide you through the process. Please note you can install & run trial version of the latest Photoshop software. I won't be providing Photoshop software to the participants !

Fee

 

Fee Options:

  1. Rs.3000 - Single workshop (Either Basic Photography or Post processing workshop) if registered on or before 29th July 2017.
  2. Rs.3250 - Single workshop (Either Basic Photography or Post processing workshop) if registered on or after 30th July 2017.
  3. Rs.5500 - Both workshops (Basic Photography + Post processing) if registered on or before 29th July 2017.
  4. Rs.5750 - Both workshops (Basic Photography + Post processing) if registered on or after after 30th July 2017.

* Cost includes lunch/tea

* If you do not yet have a DSLR and wish to buy one after the workshop, I can arrange for a basic DSLR camera & lens on rental basis for the workshop duration. Few of my past participants give their cameras on rent for the workshop. Let me know well in advance at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need one so that I can arrange for the camera. Camera rent: Rs.600

Venue & Timing

 

Venue:

pitambari studio

Pitambari Creative studio
1st floor Laxmi Niwas, flat 104
near Bedekar Vidya Mandir school lane
Vishnunagar, Naupada,
THANE - (W) -400602

Landmark: its near Gokhale mangal hall on the opp side of the road.
Please refer the Google map bellow:

Google map: Click here

Timing:
Saturday 5 Aug 2017   :   9.30 am to 4pm Basic Photography workshop - Classroom session with practicals.
Sunday   6 Aug 2017   :   9.30 am to 4 pm Post Processing workshop

Register

 

How to Enroll:

To enroll for the workshop follow the 4 step enrollment procedure.

  1. Send me an email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call / whatspp me on 9869145560 to check seat availabilty. If seats are available proceed to step 2

  2. Submit the online enrollment form: click here

  3. Make the payment: After I receive your form, you will receive an email from me with my Bank details for payment. Once you make the payment, email me the transaction id / payment details so that I can verify it in my Bank.

  4. Once I receive your payment, I will send you a confirmation email and your seat will be confirmed

Cancellation policy:
Fees won’t be refunded. But I can give you 2 choices:

  1. You have an option to transfer your participation to a person of your choice for the same workshop.
  2. You can attend a future workshop of mine within next 3 months by paying an additional fee of Rs.1000/-.  After that period you will have to pay complete fee as applicable at that point of time, if you wish to attend my workshop.

Preparing for workshop

 

For Basic Photography Workshop:

  • If you have, bring along your camera / lenses / tripods / accessories.
  • Camera operating instructions manual, charged batteries, chargers etc.
  • Notebook / pen for writing notes
  • Lot of enthusiasm.

For Post Processing Workshop:

  • Laptop & charger
  • Photoshop installed on the laptop
  • For Nikon users: Nikonview NX2 software installed
  • For Canon users: Canon DPP (Digital Photo Professional) software installed
  • Optional: Faststone viewer software installed for windows users
  • Camera you possess
  • Notebook / pen for writing notes

Follow  the link bellow to install/subscribe Adobe Creative cloud Photography plan:


1,2,3 Sept 2017

This workshop will be an in-depth training of Macro Photography tools & techniques at an amazing location. Being a specialized workshop it is assumed that participants already have basic Photography knowledge & are well versed with the camera they possess.

Macro Photography involves a lot of specialized equipment & tools. I will be guiding you all to procure (to buy or get it on rent) the specialized equipment so that you all turn up well prepared & get amazing photos.

So if you wish to attend this workshop, please fill-up the form bellow & I will get back to you with details. Feel free to give me a call on 9869145560 if you have any doubts.

Click here to submit the form to get more information about the workshop.

For macro Photography related accessories & equipment, click this link

19 to 23 Oct 2017

I am conducting this wildlife photography tour in association with Naturewalk Outdoors.

Click here to submit the form if you are interested in joining the tour.

Tour details: click here.

Please note:

For any logistical queries: contact Naturewalk here: link

For any photography related queries: contact me

workshop promo 01

Photography workshop in Thane
(15 seats only)

23 Sept 2017 : Basic Photography Workshop

24 Sept 2017 : Post Processing (Photo editing) Workshop

in THANE   by : Kedar Bhat

 

What will you learn?

 

Introduction:

This course is aimed at beginners and amateur photographers who wish to learn basics of the art and craft of photography. With the advent of digital photography and lot of camera/lens options available in the market at affordable prices, one needs to have a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of photography. After attending this course you can make a smarter and knowledgeable choice of buying your next camera or lenses. Intelligent use of simplest equipment is better than an unknowledgeable use of advanced equipment!

Further tips will also be given to make good compositions, exposures and the thought process behind making good images.

What topics will be covered?

Basic Photography workshop:

  • Types of cameras
  • Using various exposure modes on your camera like Program, Manual, Aperture priority & shutter priority.
  • Types of lenses – Understanding specifications of various kinds of lenses and specialty lenses for different kinds of photography
  • Effective use of white balance, iso, focusing modes, shutter speeds, apertures etc
  • How to measure light & set your exposure in manual mode
  • Accessories – Use of tripods, filters and other accessories to enhance photography
  • Composition – Your images might be technically correct but they also have to be aesthetically pleasing for viewers to appreciate

Post Processing (Photo editing) workshop: 

Many a times it happens that a photographer shoots with the right equipment and techniques but the final result on a computer or print looks dull. There are various Photoshop techniques to enhance your image without 'manipulating' them. This unique workshop has been designed specifically for photographers who want to refine their digital workflow and polish their skills in Photoshop. Participants have to bring along with them their DSLR cameras & Laptops with Photoshop installed in it.

Topics covered in PP workshop:

  • RAW workflow - shooting and processing RAW images in free open source softwares.
  • Color management - understanding color spaces to get accurate color in camera, print or on a website or facebook, instagram
  • Histogram
  • Image adjustments like Levels, curves, saturation etc
  • Layer masking
  • Resizing & sharpening images
  • Removing dust from images

Post processing workshop

FAQ / Doubts

 

Have some Doubts?.. read the FAQ

Q: How many participants are expected in the workshop?
A: About 10 to 20

Q: Can I learn Photography in a single day? Is it not too short compared to long term photography classes ?
A: Beleive me yes you can ! Till date a few hundred participants have successfully attended and some have already started getting awards in competetions. It all depends on how well you practice the concepts learnt during the workshop after you go home. Believe me its as simple as learning to drive a vehicle.

Q: What kind of camera is required for the workshop?
A: A DSLR or any point and shoot camera with a Manual "M" mode will do.

Q: I do not have a camera. I want to buy one after gaining knowledge in the workshop. Can I still attend the workshop?
A: I can offer you a DSLR on a rent of Rs.600 for the workshop. Let me know well in advance at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need one.

Q: Is there any age limit or qualification requirement?
A: No there is no age limit or qualification required for the workshop. Right from 5th standard students to working professionals to housewives to businessmen to retired individuals...anyone who has a passion and enthusiasm to learn photography have been my regular participants in the past.
See this image of the past participants: Click here

Q: I am totally new to photography, any previous experience needed?
A: No previous experience required ! This workshop is for beginners.

Q: I have done a photography course/workshop previously so this workshop is not for me right?
A: The concepts & techniques that I will be teaching will be a compilation of years of experience as a professional photographer. There are some concepts which I myself did not know for a long time during my early days in photography. So am sure you will learn more techniques !

Q: Do I need a Laptop for the Post processing workshop?

A: Yes you have to bring ypour own Laptop for the Post processing workshop. most important, you have to install Photoshop. Remember it takes long time to download and install. So make sure you install Photoshop well in advance. I can guide you through the process. Please note you can install & run trial version of the latest Photoshop software. I won't be providing Photoshop software to the participants !

Fee

 

Fee Options:

  1. Rs.3000 - Single workshop (Either Basic Photography or Post processing workshop) if registered on or before 16th Sept 2017.
  2. Rs.3250 - Single workshop (Either Basic Photography or Post processing workshop) if registered on or after 17th Sept 2017.
  3. Rs.5500 - Both workshops (Basic Photography + Post processing) if registered on or before 16th Sept 2017.
  4. Rs.5750 - Both workshops (Basic Photography + Post processing) if registered on or after after 17th Sept 2017.

* Cost includes lunch/tea

* If you do not yet have a DSLR and wish to buy one after the workshop, I can arrange for a basic DSLR camera & lens on rental basis for the workshop duration. Few of my past participants give their cameras on rent for the workshop. Let me know well in advance at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need one so that I can arrange for the camera. Camera rent: Rs.600

Venue & Timing

 

Venue:

pitambari studio

Pitambari Creative studio
1st floor Laxmi Niwas, flat 104
near Bedekar Vidya Mandir school lane
Vishnunagar, Naupada,
THANE - (W) -400602

Landmark: its near Gokhale mangal hall on the opp side of the road.
Please refer the Google map bellow:

Google map: Click here

Timing:
Saturday 23 Sept 2017   :   9.30 am to 4pm Basic Photography workshop - Classroom session with practicals.
Sunday   24 Sept 2017   :   9.30 am to 4 pm Post Processing workshop

Register

 

How to Enroll:

To enroll for the workshop follow the 4 step enrollment procedure.

  1. Send me an email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call / whatspp me on 9869145560 to check seat availabilty. If seats are available proceed to step 2

  2. Submit the online enrollment form: click here

  3. Make the payment: After I receive your form, you will receive an email from me with my Bank details for payment. Once you make the payment, email me the transaction id / payment details so that I can verify it in my Bank.

  4. Once I receive your payment, I will send you a confirmation email and your seat will be confirmed

Cancellation policy:
Fees won’t be refunded. But I can give you 2 choices:

  1. You have an option to transfer your participation to a person of your choice for the same workshop.
  2. You can attend a future workshop of mine within next 3 months by paying an additional fee of Rs.1000/-.  After that period you will have to pay complete fee as applicable at that point of time, if you wish to attend my workshop.

Preparing for workshop

 

For Basic Photography Workshop:

  • If you have, bring along your camera / lenses / tripods / accessories.
  • Camera operating instructions manual, charged batteries, chargers etc.
  • Notebook / pen for writing notes
  • Lot of enthusiasm.

For Post Processing Workshop:

  • Laptop & charger
  • Photoshop installed on the laptop
  • For Nikon users: Nikonview NX2 software installed
  • For Canon users: Canon DPP (Digital Photo Professional) software installed
  • Optional: Faststone viewer software installed for windows users
  • Camera you possess
  • Notebook / pen for writing notes

Follow  the link bellow to install/subscribe Adobe Creative cloud Photography plan:



18 Nov 2017

Star-Trail Photography & Star gazing Workshop by Kedar Bhat

Only 10 participants will be enrolled.

Star-Trail Photography:

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In short it is long exposure photography of the stars in the night sky. There are a number of techniques and software to do the job. As against regular photography, basic knowledge of Astronomy is equally important to do Star-Trail photography. In this workshop I will be teaching fundamentals of Astronomy and star gazing along with the actual techniques, equipment and post processing software. At the end of the workshop participants will take home at-least one good quality Star-Trail photo.

I will be bringing a telescope for Star-gazing session during the workshop. You can also bring your own telescopes/binoculars etc for the workshop if you have one.

View Star Trail images taken by participants of the last workshop:

http://www.pixelcompo.com/blog/231-star-trail-photography-workshop-results-12-mar-2016-batch

& the first workshop: http://www.pixelcompo.com/blog/155-first-star-trail-photography-workshop-results

Who can join?:

You don't need any prior knowledge of Astronomy. I will be teaching basic Astronomy too. All you need is a DSLR or a point and shoot camera with manual exposure mode and a laptop to process the images during the workshop. If you don't have a laptop, you can do processing at home. I will guide you while you process them on your own at home.

I can provide a DSLR on rent for the day @ Rs.600/-

Fee :  

Rs.3250/- if registered on or before 11th Nov 2017
Rs.3500/- if registered on or after 12th Nov 2017
Rs.1500/-
for participants who have earlier attended this workshop & want to practice/refresh/polish their skills.


Your seat will be confirmed only after you complete the Booking process mentioned bellow.

What's included? :
Tea/coffee, Dinner on day1, breakfast on day2
Course fee
Accommodation.

Please note:

  • It will be cold out there. So do carry woolens/sleeping bags/gloves etc.
  • Food served will be basic good Maharashtrian veg food.
  • Accommodation will be in 2 common rooms (separate rooms for ladies & gents). For Star-Trail photography we need remote locations away from city lights and pollution. Hence the choice of this location.
  • Do carry your medicines.
  • Smoking and alcohol strictly prohibited


Venue: Rutuparn Farms, near Paud village. 35 kms from Chandani Chowk.. Pl See the map at the bottom.

Schedule:

18 Nov, Saturday:

  • 5.30 pm Report at Rutuparn Farms on your own.
  • 6 pm Evening tea and introduction.
  • 7pm to 8.30pm Classroom session. Here I will be teaching fundamentals of Astronomy, Star-gazing, software & Start-trail Photography techniques with demonstration.
  • 8.30 pm Dinner
  • 9.30 pm to 1am Star trail photography under the night sky.
  • 1 am Participants will retire to the room to sleep.


19 Nov Sunday:

  • 7.30 am tea/breakfast
  • 8.30 am to 10am I will be teaching post-processing of the images we have shot on the previous night.
  • 11 am Program ends & participants go home with their Star-trail Photos.

BOOKING:

To enroll for the workshop follow the 4 step enrollment procedure.

  1. Send me an email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call / whatspp me on 9869145560 to check seat availabilty. If seats are available proceed to step 2

  2. Submit the online enrollment form: click here

  3. Make the payment: After I receive your form, you will receive an email from me with my Bank details for payment. Once you make the payment, email me the transaction id / payment details so that I can verify it in my Bank.

  4. Once I receive your payment, I will send you a confirmation email and your seat will be confirmed.

Cancellation policy:

Fees won’t be refunded. But I can give you an option to transfer your participation to a person of your choice for the same workshop

 

Venue Map: