Varanasi needs exploring in the early golden light of morning with the soft roll of mist from the river, and experienced through to the night with the magical lights and sounds of rituals; so this workshop has early starts and night shoots, so we take breaks in the day when the temperature peaks.

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Each day we decide where to go but will be visiting the following places. The many Ghats that line the River Ganges, The religios ceremonies that take place each evening, The old town, The local vegetable markets

Why go there?

Its busy, vibrant and full on 24 hours a day and unlike any other Indian city so never a dull moment ensuring you’ll get some amazing pictures of locals , religious men and local ceremonies as they take place and people go about their daily tasks

  • Full access to all of my work flow, tips on shooting and a regular critique of your images taken on the course .
  • Organisation of the best locations to ensure you maximise your time and know where to go to get great images.
  • Daily critique of your images
  • Full access to myself for all five days

Ill be with you every step of the way and shoot with everyone on an individual basis as often as allows, we will be capturing day to day street life, where people are not posing for the camera, learning to be aware of the background, situation/context and environment to create complex and interesting pictures. I cover techniques including; layering and micro-composition, and introduce compositional elements that will add depth and detail to take your photography to another level.

Ill point out great shots when were together and help you with getting close to the action and overcoming fears about approaching strangers.

You’ll come away with a great understanding of street photography and the elements that make up a great street picture.

All the workshops are small a max of 5 people ensuring I get to maximise my time with everyone on the adventure. Every day we split into small groups ( normally 2 ) and meet up regularly each day so I can mix up the groupings and ensure everyone gets a fair share of my time.

You & Mark Seymour

My passion is photography, Im never without a camera! It’s all about capturing people, emotions, moments in time and making memories. Travel allows me to connect with the world, and experience the culture and daily life of the people I visit. My workshops give me the opportunity to share my inspiration for travel photography. Why not join me on an adventure and explore the world with your camera.

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Price includes five days tuition by Nikon Ambassador Mark Seymour. Flights, hotels, food and drink, any additional costs are paid directly by the attendee locally. We all stay together in a small local hotel right on the Ghats so we are right in the middle of the action. Full insurance cover is the responsibility of the attendee not Mark Seymour or Nikon School UK. Attendees need to be reasonably fit and prepared to walk reasonable distances. India requires a valid visa and a passport. Attendees provide their own camera and editing equipment, please note this does not have to be Nikon, include a digital camera, recommended 35mm prime lens, laptop, editing software such as Lightroom and Photomechanic.

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