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‘The landscape of the Human Face’ – Street Portrait Photography Workshop with GMB Akash

September 27, 2016

‘The landscape of the Human face’ – Street Portrait Photography Workshop

with GMB Akash

Dates: 28th October (Friday) and 29th October (Saturday) 2016

Place: First Light Campus, Dhaka

Duration: Two days

Fees: 4000 BDT (For Bangladeshi students)
Teaching language: Bengali & English
Workshop hours: 9 AM to 7 PM

To apply email to akashimages@gmail or to make any queries call 01989052484


About the workshop:

There’s nothing more interesting than the landscape of the human face. In this workshop participants will create portraits of the soul. Each of the daily lectures is structured for the next field visit on the programme, allowing each lecture topic and field experience to build upon the next. Creating great portrait photography is all about building a relationship with your subject, working with light, understanding your camera and composing a good looking photo. By joining this course you will learn techniques to do all of these things, and more.



What you will gain from this workshop:

  1. How to conquer your fear of approaching people for street portraits
  2. How to use fundamental street portrait techniques to take more engaging photos
  3. How to react to people who get offended
  4. How to choose the right people who are both interesting and more agreeable to having their photo taken
  5. How to capture more candid street portraits of people without disturbing the scene or eliciting reactions
  6. Which is the best technical settings to use on your camera
  7. A greater ability to work quickly and decisively with your camera.
  8. Increased confidence in your skills as a photographer.
  9. Effectiveness in establishing rapport with subjects.
  10. Knowledge of and hands-on experience with editing and sequencing your work to create a powerful visual narrative of your subject.
  11. Certificate after the completion of the workshop




What you will need:
-Digital camera and just one or two lenses (for example – 24mm, 28mm 35mm, 50mm or a zoom covering a part of this range). Emphasis will be placed on going light and simple and moving yourself to get the photo.


– The workshop is limited to an intimate class of 25 passionate individuals who want to take their street portraiture to new heights. Therefore interested participants are requested to email or call 01989052484

– The BDT 4000 fee do not include transport, accommodation, food nor on-the-ground expenses. Participants will be given only evening tiffin from school.

– In order to confirm your application/seat, 3000 taka advance payment is a must; participant has to do BKASH (Money Transfer) according to Administration’s instruction

– If accepted, the participant will receive a course contract confirming the success of his/her application by email.

– To confirm registration, the participant must report, within three days, with the advance deposit payment of the workshop.

– The rest of the fee must be paid by the first day of the workshop at the latest. The participant will then receive a complete receipt and ID card.



– Registration is open from 27th September – 20th October 2016. Please note that registration will get close as soon as all seats will fill up
– If a participant decides to cancel for whatever reason after payment the registration fees will not be refunded as there are limited seats. Participants are requested to consider all incidents before enrolling.

How to apply:

If you would like to secure your spot for the workshop, please email Secure your spot now, room is running out for this popular workshop!



Day ONE: 28th October (Friday), 2016

– Classroom lecture by GMB Akash
– Review participants’ portfolios by GMB Akash and provide individual feedback

– Workshop lecture on basics. How to use composition to make compelling photographs, how to use available light for portraits, etc

– Participants will be taken out in the field for a guided photo assignment

Day TWO: 29th October (Saturday) 2016

– Participants will be taken out of the field for a guided photo assignment– Review of day one
– Lecture class by GMB Akash
– Preparation for the day’s assignment
– Review of the assignment work and group photo critique
– Post processing with Adobe Lightroom

– Workshop wraps up
– Concluding remarks for students and for instructor


To watch reviews from students from the last street photography workshop



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