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Participant Review of the One on One workshop with GMB Akash

December 1, 2014

6 Day One-on-One Workshop with GMB Akash: The focus of this customized program is to not only teach photography but to give students a chance to fully experience a career that is often misunderstood. While media and films have glamorized the lives of photographers, the reality is that this is one of the world’s most demanding and difficult jobs, both physically and mentally. We have designed GMB Akash’s workshops to give young photographers an opportunity to experience the true nature of international photojournalism, street photography and documentary photography. No other workshop or seminar gives students the ability to work one on one with a professional photojournalist in a real world environment. Each student will have exclusive access to GMB Akash through the duration of the workshop, giving them the opportunity to take advantage of his work experience, teachings, and methodologies. Due to the intimate nature of these workshops and the real world working environment, each student can expect to learn and experience much more than they would during one year in a standard university photography program. Each workshop is six days long and set in locations that are rich in culture with a wealth of photographic and documentary subject matter.

This program covers a vast array of subjects including photographing in adverse conditions, gaining your subjects trust and adapting photographic ethics. Night and low light photography. Working without a flash or tripod. The digital darkroom, editing and workflow in Lightroom. Tips and tricks for “saving” a photograph or putting the finishing touches on a “perfect” photograph. How to work with your camera and use its many functions. Camera and lens field care. Captioning images and the five W’s (Who, What, When, Where and Why.) Working with editors, deadlines, assignments, freelance projects etc. Building and presenting a story online/digital light boxes and personal websites. Copyright information and how to use it in the real world. Preparing for the future and impending changes in the industry.

Introducing participant Margarita Beltran Marin, participant of One on One workshop with GMB Akash

‘Willing to experience the beauty of the world through the lens of a camera. I cannot think of anyone better to learn from than GMB Akash. I follow his work with passion. I admire his pictures and I totally connect with his words. It is an honour for me to follow a one on one course with him, and I deeply appreciate the opportunity of being accepted as a fellow.’ – Margarita Beltran Marin. Margarita Beltran Marin. She came from Saragossa, Spain and has completed the workshop.

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One on one Workshop review by Margarita Beltran Marin:

“About the workshop:

Six days shooting from early in the morning till late in the evening with daily review of the pictures and selection of the best images based on objective criteria. It was the perfect combination of practice and theory leading to a progressive improvement of my pictures and giving me a profound experience within a professional enviornment.




Akash taught me how to improve the technique, how to balance the composition of the picture, how to find and use proper light and also how to optimize portraits.

He was always close to me sharing his knowledge and tricks, without any hesitation and I could ask him any question whenever I had a doubt. I found its great to shoot side by side with Akash, in the real field, because I was able to learn a lot from him, from the way he works, how he uses the camera and how he interacts with people.




About Dhaka:

Amazing city, vibrating, dynamic, very lively and with a frenetic rhythm. What I liked the most is its authenticity. Almost everything is handmade. It is like traveling back in time.


Akash took me to incredible places in Dhaka. Those places are great from a pictorial point of view but also very exciting and totally new for someone like me coming from Europe.


People in Dhaka are lovely. They are very kind, generous and they smile all the time. They like being photographed and never ask for something back. Really the best place I know for taking pictures of people and great for training.


About Akash:

I already loved Akash’s works but during the workshop I discovered his incredible passion for photography and how he transmitted this love and passion to everyone around him. I was impressed with his capacity to find the perfect angle, moment, place and time to create and amazing picture in just a few seconds. I admired his ability to see the strength in people look with just a glance into their eyes.



Akash is for me a talented, noble, sensitive, and humble person with passion for interacting with the world, especially with humans and their ability to fight against adversity, through photography.



I am completely grateful and indebted for the opportunity of following Akash’s one on one workshop, for his generosity of sharing his knowledge and for having taught me so much. I am very glad of having met a person like him with such high human qualities” – Margarita Beltran Marin


How to apply to attend in a on one workshop with GMB Akash: Interested participants are requested to send an email to akashimages@gmail to know more details about the workshop. You will receive brief customized workshop content to discuss further.



  1. way too much better photography 😀

  2. Rob permalink

    Que fotazas!! sin palabras… enhorabuena Margarita

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