Our Base

Our Base

Our Base


Learning with PhotoIndia.com

Our Philosophy!

 Camera’s don’t take pictures, people do! 

“If you can shoot well, all you need is a disposable, toy camera or a camera phone to create great work. ……. It’s always better to spend your time and money on learning art and photography, not by spending it on more cameras.” – Ken Rockwell

We firmly believe that Camera is only a tool.  To create great pictures, you need to nurture your creative vision and understand the nuances of light and composition. The aim of this workshop is to help you understand what goes into making a picture interesting and stand out.

Our Experiential Learning Centre:

PhotoIndia.com brings to you an immersive, Two-Day Residential-Workshop on the ‘Basics of Photography & the Art of Seeing’. The workshop is held at our spacious, well-equipped studio, located on the outskirts of Pune by the Khadakwasla Lake. The studio is set amidst sylvan surroundings, overlooking the pristine lake, away from the humdrum and traffic of the city. We have put together this facility with a lot of love and care with the aim of creating the right kind of ambience, conducive for artistic pursuits and learning. This is where we do our professional shoots for leading clients and therefore the participants get to see and experience live-shoots in progress.

Our studio has a lot of interesting spaces and extensive photography gear for you to explore. The day starts with a classroom session in which you will be familiarized with all the concepts.  There would be numerous hands-on sessions, where you would get an opportunity to clarify anything that you would like to know about your camera. You would also get to explore the various modes of your camera and shown how to use your camera in the manual mode for creative control. On the second day, you will mostly spend time taking pictures and working on the concepts that you had learnt on the first day.  Depending on the season and the weather conditions, we take the participants for a hands-on learning session to an interesting location around the studio.

Our Base at Kudje Village on the outskirts of Pune is perhaps the perfect place to start on a personal adventure of photographic discovery. The countryside offers a vibrant cultural milieu to inspire your creative taste buds. In the heart of this setting, Manu Bahuguna, founder of PhotoIndia.com would guide you through these initial steps of your photographic journey.

Our Basics Of Photography Course Information:

Dates: On Request , Saturday – Sunday

Mentor:  Manu Bahuguna, Founder – PhotoIndia.com

Duration: 2 days & 1 night

Venue: Sappers Retreat, Kudje, Pune

Fees: Rs. 7,000/- (Includes taxes, course fee, accommodation in a dorm and all meals)

The Fee Includes: Tuition, Training, Food & Accommodation on a sharing basis in a dormitory

The Fee Does Not Include: Transportation to the workshop venue, pick up and drop, Alcoholic Drinks, Beverages, Cigarettes and any other expense of a personal nature

Bookings & Payments: Your reservation is confirmed only after we receive full and final payment. Fees must be paid in advance before arrival

Payment Mode: a) Net Banking b) Online Credit Card / Debit Card c) Cash Deposit into our account

Who Should Attend: Amateurs, Serious Hobbyist and anyone who wants to take their photography to the next level. The workshop would help you if you are still undecided about which camera you should buy. You can come alone, with friends or with the whole family. There is no Age limit, No Qualifications needed, No Pre-requisite except your passion and interest!

Course Outline

You will learn:

  1. What makes a great picture? Introduction to Photography & the Art of Seeing.
  2. The vital elements: Importance of ‘Composition and Timing’
  3. Introduction to various genres of photography including ‘Fine Art Photography’
  4. How to choose a camera and other accessories?
  5. Basics of camera-technology and demystifying the jargon!
  6. Introduction to DSLRs, Mirrorless, Point & Shoot and Smartphone cameras.
  7. Exposure Demystified > Aperture > Shutter Speed > ISO > Metering
  8. Introduction to Digital Workflow
  9. How to use your camera in the manual mode?

Please Note:

  1. This outline is only indicative and the order in which the subjects are covered vary from one workshop to another depending on various factors.
  2. If minimum number of seats are not filled, the workshop will be rescheduled/cancelled and a full refund will be given.

Cancellation Policy:

  1. 25 % of the fee will be deducted if cancelled 21 days before commencement of the course.
  2. 50 % of the fee will be deducted if cancelled 14 days before commencement of the course
  3. 100 % of the fee will be deducted if cancelled less than 14 days before commencement of the course.
  4. An additional fee of Rs.1500 is applicable if bookings made by credit card or online payments is cancelled.
What should I carry for the Workshop?

An open mind! All you need to bring along is any camera that you may have. In case you don’t have a DSLR, don’t worry – you will be provided with one for the duration of the workshop on a sharing basis. Bringing your own camera is preferable but not mandatory.

Is it necessary for me to bring a DSLR?

No, a DSLR is not mandatory, this workshop is camera-agnostic and our focus is more on giving you an insight into the Art of Photography using different kinds of cameras.

What if I am unable to attend the Workshop on the day I have booked for?

Don’t worry! We will accommodate you in subsequent Workshops and keep you informed of the dates.

Can I get a room to myself instead of staying in a dorm?

Yes, at an extras cost!


“Good experience, learnt basics of photography and instruction. Staff are also supportive. The workshop is quite helpful to understand that photography consists in the eye of a photographer. ”
– Tripti Arora

“A great insight into digital photography and photography in general. Today I realized that it is not the camera but it is the eye and the moment that is important.”
– Ashish Nema

“It was a very nice opportunity to learn the basics. Mr. Manu was friendly and cleared our doubts. I am interested to learn deeper.
Thank you! ”

“Very informative workshop on the theoretical aspects of photography and camera technology. Impressed with the pragmatic advice given by the instructor and the personalised attention.”
– Vivek Indrayan

“It was a good session which has taught me about usage of camera & how to take pictures. It is a definite worth while session for beginners. ”
– Ajay Kumar

“The information gives today learnt a lot about manual clicking, ISO, Exposures. Got to know all the basics. That helps to start a aspiring photographer. ”
– Sneha Ashok Sachdev

“Thank you for the interesting insights into the basics photography. We went from “zero” to something is a short span of a day. ”
– Suman T Nachiket

“Very interactive and informative. Would love to attend other workshops. PhotoIndia rocks!
– Krishna Kumar


We would love to hear from you. You can reach us at training@photoindia.com or call Mauktik on +917420870362 (Monday to Friday between 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM). Alternative you can also reach us by filling the form below.

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