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Winners of APF Magazine street photography theme, Expression

in APF award/Best of street photography/Street Photography by
@ Subhran Karmakar

We at the APF magazine street photography group ran a 7 day long contest on the theme “Expression”.

1498 photographs were submitted for the theme and after going through all of these, curators have selected the following 38 top photographs.

Congratulations to all the winners. It was exciting to see new photographs and the artist development of all the photographers involved. Keep up the good work.

New theme starting from 6th March 2024 is “Transport”, do join us here and we are looking forward to your images. Posting period for the new theme is 6th March 2024 – 13th march 2024.

@ Subhran Karmakar
@ Amirul Johari
@ Amirul Johari
@ Melvin Anore
@ Melvin Anore
@ Tanmoy Ghosh
@ Tanmoy Ghosh
@ Anik Saha
@ Anik Saha
@ Saikat Gupta
@ Saikat Gupta
@ Pritam Sarkar
@ Pritam Sarkar
@ Mohammad Rafi
@ Mohammad Rafi
@ Ali Adar
@ Ali Adar
@ Mithu Chakraborty
@ Mithu Chakraborty
@ Darren Lai
@ Darren Lai
@ Subrata Dey
@ Subrata Dey
@ Subrata Dey
@ Subrata Dey
@ Amit Machamasi
@ Amit Machamasi
@ Tanmoy Ghosh
@ Tanmoy Ghosh
@ Jay Melliza
@ Jay Melliza
@ Somnath Mullick
@ Somnath Mullick
@ Puspita Chowdhury
@ Puspita Chowdhury
@ Subhabrata Roy
@ Subhabrata Roy
@ Subhran Karmakar
@ Subhran Karmakar
@ Subhran Karmakar
@ Subhran Karmakar
@ Subhran Karmakar
@ Subhran Karmakar
@ KinWing Edas Wong
@ KinWing Edas Wong
@ Suresh Naganathan
@ Suresh Naganathan
@ Suresh Naganathan
@ Suresh Naganathan
@ Joy Prakash Das
@ Joy Prakash Das
@ Soumyajit Dey
@ Soumyajit Dey
@ Gourab Guha
@ Gourab Guha
@ Gourab Guha
@ Gourab Guha
@ Sayan Mukherjee
@ Sayan Mukherjee
@ Sayan Mukherjee
@ Sayan Mukherjee
@ Kevin Icabales
@ Kevin Icabales
@ Phatsakorn Bundasak
@ Phatsakorn Bundasak
@ Sreeranj Sreedhar
@ Sreeranj Sreedhar
@ Shams Pranto
@ Shams Pranto
@ Shams Pranto
@ Shams Pranto
@ Rohit Das
@ Rohit Das
@ Leo Kwok
@ Leo Kwok

Do join us at the APF Group  and our Instagram for more inspirations and fun. This new weekly challenge initiative will be going on for 52 weeks.

For upcoming workshops please visit APF workshop page

Winners of APF Magazine street photography theme, Layers

in APF award/Best of street photography/Street Photography/Uncategorized by
@ Pradith Sathapitanon

We at the APF magazine street photography group ran a 7 day long contest on the theme “Layers”.

1450 photographs were submitted for the theme and after going through all of these, curators have selected the following 37 top photographs.

Congratulations to all the winners. It was exciting to see new photographs and the artist development of all the photographers involved. Keep up the good work.

New theme starting from 31st Jan 2024 is “Light”, do join us here and we are looking forward to your images. Posting period for the new theme is 31st Jan 2024 – 7th Feb 2024.

@ Antonio E. Ojeda
@ Antonio E. Ojeda
@ Mithu Chakraborty
@ Mithu Chakraborty
@ Paul Raymond Paule
@ Paul Raymond Paule
@ Sarasij Dasgupta
@ Sarasij Dasgupta
@ Elpidio Talens Juan
@ Elpidio Talens Juan
@ Tahseen Md Muhin
@ Tahseen Md Muhin
@ Soma Dutta
@ Soma Dutta
@ Sayan Acharya
@ Sayan Acharya
@ Zamrus Jadid
@ Zamrus Jadid
@ Prakash Balu
@ Prakash Balu
@ Sarthak Banerjee
@ Sarthak Banerjee
@ Tapabrata
@ Tapabrata
@ Sumit Koley
@ Sumit Koley
@ Goutam Maiti
@ Goutam Maiti
@ Suresh Naganathan
@ Suresh Naganathan
@ Jules Capucion
@ Jules Capucion
@ Sai Min Htet Oo
@ Sai Min Htet Oo
@ Bhaskar Kundu
@ Bhaskar Kundu
@ Kuntal Biswas
@ Kuntal Biswas
@ Subhran Karmakar
@ Subhran Karmakar
@ Mohit Khetrapal
@ Mohit Khetrapal
@ Sougata Nawn
@ Sougata Nawn
@ Arun Saha
@ Arun Saha
@ Nayeem Jabaz
@ Nayeem Jabaz
@ Subhran Karmakar
@ Subhran Karmakar
@ Pradith Sathapitanon
@ Pradith Sathapitanon
@ Tejal Mewar
@ Tejal Mewar
@ Tanakorn Tia
@ Tanakorn Tia
@ Sreeranj Sreedhar
@ Sreeranj Sreedhar
@ Kokoa Click
@ Kokoa Click
@ Cesare Carabba
@ Cesare Carabba
@ Manish Jaisi
@ Manish Jaisi
@ Ilan Ben Yehuda
@ Ilan Ben Yehuda
@ Kokoa Click
@ Kokoa Click
@ Lyaxey Poptsov
@ Lyaxey Poptsov
@ Elpidio Talens Juan
@ Elpidio Talens Juan
@ Aneesh Muthery
@ Aneesh Muthery

Do join us at the APF Group  and our Instagram for more inspirations and fun. This new weekly challenge initiative will be going on for 52 weeks.

For upcoming workshops please visit APF workshop page

Maha Kumbh Mela, 12th Jan – 19th Jan 2025

in APF workshop/Photo Festivals/Street Photography by
@ Vineet Vohra

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Street photography comprehensive workshop!

Dates :

12th Jan 2025 – 16th Jan 2025 : Prayagraj

16th Jan – 19th Jan 2025 Varanasi

Participants : Limited to 4 participants only

Workshop Fees: USD 6,495/ EUR 6,495/ INR 540,000. Avail the early bird discount before the 2nd of February, 2024.

The sum of USD 7,195/ EUR 7,195/ INR 595,000 shall be effective subsequent to the 2nd of February, 2024.

Why Maha Kumbh 2025?

Maha Kumbh is not just an event, it’s a kaleidoscope of spirituality, culture, and human connections. This mystical congregation of millions is a visual feast, a tapestry of colors, emotions, and traditions that beg to be immortalised.

What Makes this Workshop Unique?

As seasoned street photographers, we bring a wealth of experience and a keen eye for storytelling to this exclusive workshop. This isn’t just about technical skills, it’s about learning to see beyond the chaos, capturing the silent moments that define the soul of Maha Kumbh. We have shot the Maha Kumbh in Prayagraj in 2001 and 2013. The Maha Kumbh in 2025, will be our 3rd Maha Kumbh.

@ Vineet Vohra
@ Vineet Vohra
  • Insider Access: With years of experience, we will help you navigate the bustling crowds with ease, gaining access to hidden gems and exclusive vantage points.
  • Personalised Feedback: You will receive constructive critiques tailored to your work, helping you refine your craft during and after the workshop.
  • A Portfolio to Remember: You will leave with a collection of images that not only document but also narrate the story of Maha Kumbh 2025 through your lens. Let’s capture the magic together and create images that resonate for a lifetime. Join us in Maha Kumbh 2025 and elevate your street photography to new heights!
maha kumbh by rohit vohra
@ Rohit Vohra

Kumbh” in its literal English translation means “Pot”, which emerged from “Samudra Manthan”(Churning of the Ocean) between Gods and Devils. The term ‘Mela‘ means “Fair”

In the mystical tapestry of India’s spiritual landscape, the Maha Kumbh stands as a rare celestial event, a confluence of faith, tradition, and humanity that occurs once every 12 years. Scheduled for 2025, this grand spectacle promises to be a pilgrimage like no other, drawing millions from across the globe to the sacred banks of the Ganges.

@ Vineet Vohra
@ Vineet Vohra

The Maha Kumbh is not merely a gathering; it is a cosmic alignment of rivers, rituals, and revered saints, where the spiritual energy is palpable in the air. The event is rooted in ancient Hindu mythology, symbolizing the churning of the ocean of milk for the elixir of immortality. Today, it represents a profound journey of self-discovery and devotion, attracting seekers and believers alike.

Maha kumbh mela by Rohit Vohra
@ Rohit Vohra

At the heart of the Maha Kumbh is the sacred dip in the holy river, believed to cleanse one’s sins and bestow divine blessings. Pilgrims and sadhus, draped in vibrant hues, create a kaleidoscope of devotion as they embark on this transformative ritual. The atmosphere resonates with the sounds of hymns, prayers, and the joyous clamor of divers cultures converging under the spiritual umbrella of the Kumbh.

@ Vineet Vohra

The 2025 edition is poised to be a photographer’s dream, offering a visual feast of humanity’s collective faith. From the intricately adorned sadhus with their ash-smeared bodies to the fervent chants rising with the smoke of sacred fires, every moment encapsulates the essence of devotion. It’s a rare opportunity for photographers to capture the raw, unfiltered beauty of a spiritual carnival that transcends time and space.

APF is organising a 8 day intensive workshop which is tailor made to cater to needs of anyone who wishes to train their eyes to find order in chaos of this years Maha Kumbh Mela held in Allahabad. Street photography is very rewarding but at the same time, one of the hardest genres to master. This workshop would help ease the anxiety next time you hit the streets, would help solve the puzzle of composing compelling images in split seconds and most importantly it would help you to see.

©Rohit Vohra
©Rohit Vohra

Each day will include shooting and theoretical session on all you need to know about street and travel photography, dos and don’ts, ways to overcome the fear of getting close, detailed look into various composition aspects and the common mistakes while composing, understanding layering in photography, developing ones own style, understanding peripheral vision, ways to see and treat light. Mentors will also share shot videos of how photographs are made.

© Rohit Vohra
© Rohit Vohra

Mentors : Vineet Vohra & Rohit Vohra

A make shift classroom will help the participants share and select their top images for review and critiques.
Mentors will talk about the art of story telling. How to write stories and photo essays, followed by a lecture on importance of shooting personal projects and how it benefits in a long run.

Workshop Fees: USD 6,495/ EUR 6,495/ INR 540,000. Avail the early bird discount before the 2nd of February, 2024.

The sum of USD 7,195/ EUR 7,195/ INR 595,000 shall be effective subsequent to the 2nd of February, 2024.

Includes :

  • Workshop charges
  • Single occupancy Hotel stay in 3/4 star property for 7 nights and 8 days.
  • All meals
  • All local travel in Allahabad and Varanasi
@Vineet Vohra
@Vineet Vohra

Excludes:
– Return international air ticket
– Any private expenses
– Room service charges
– Porter services
– 18% GST for Indians / 5% paypal fee when applicable
– Return Domestic tickets, Visa fees (if applicable)
– Personal travel insurance (compulsory; self-purchase)

To book the complete package please write to us at contact@artphotofeature.com

@ Vineet Vohra
@Vineet Vohra

Cancelation Policy : 

  • If the workshop is cancelled due to any reasons (including covid), full refund will be issued to the participant.
  • 35% Cancellation charges before 6th June 2024
  • If a participant cancels for any reason after 6th June 2024, 100% fee will be deducted.

All precautions will be taken for the safety of participants. Workshop is limited to 4 participants only.

We would highly recommend a good travel insurance for your own safety.

Maha kumbh mela 2025
@ Rohit Vohra

During this Intense shooting 8-day workshop, we will focus on the following topics:

  • How to work towards a theme and focus on projects.
  • Travel Photography and art of story telling
  • How to edit your images to enhance the final result.
  • Photography assignments to put theories to work while walking with the mentors in Allahabad and Varanasi
© Rohit Vohra
© Rohit Vohra

This workshop is limited to 4 participants only.

There are no pre-requisites for attending this workshop. The workshop will be best suited for photographers who have some understanding of how to operate their camera, edit their photos, have some experience in photography and want to take their skills to the next level. However, inexperienced photographers are also welcome. You will be walking a lot during the 6 days, please be prepared for that. We will be shooting in odd hours as required for this largest spectacle on earth.

@Vineet Vohra
@Vineet Vohra

Students need to bring the following to the workshop:

–       A digital camera with a fixed wide angle lens preferably (a 35mm focal length lens would be best). You are most welcome to get your Long telephoto lenses and zooms for your personal work.

–       A laptop with software to edit/tone your images

–       A notebook to take down notes during the workshop

Register Now:

To book the complete package please write to us at contact@artphotofeature.com 

FAQs

  • What is the Maha Kumbh Mela, and why is it a unique opportunity for street photography?
    • The Maha Kumbh Mela is a major Hindu festival that takes place every 12 years, drawing millions of pilgrims. It’s a vibrant and culturally rich event, offering incredible opportunities for unique street photography.
  • What camera equipment should I bring to the workshop?
    • We recommend bringing any digital camera, a 28mm -35mm lenses are great but you are most welcome to bring the lens that you are comfortable. A comfortable camera bag which can carry extra batteries and a bottle of water would be great.
  • Will there be photography restrictions or guidelines during the Mela?
    • While photography is generally allowed, there may be specific areas or events where restrictions apply. We will provide guidance on respecting local customs and obtaining permissions when necessary. We will try and get you all access for most of the locations.
  • Do I need prior street photography experience to attend this workshop?
    • No prior experience is required. This workshop is suitable for photographers of all levels, from beginners to advanced. We’ll cover fundamental principles and techniques, tailoring the instruction to individual skill levels.
  • How will the workshop address the challenges of photographing large crowds?
    • We’ll discuss strategies for navigating and capturing moments in crowded environments, emphasising techniques to maintain creativity and storytelling amidst the bustling atmosphere of the Kumbh Mela.
  • Is there a specific focus on cultural sensitivity in the workshop?
    • Absolutely. We will dedicate time to understanding and respecting the cultural nuances of the Maha Kumbh Mela. This includes guidance on approaching subjects respectfully and being aware of cultural sensitivities.
  • Will there be opportunities for one-on-one feedback and critique sessions?
    • Yes, we will conduct review sessions where participants can share their work, receive constructive feedback, and engage in discussions to enhance their skills. These sessions will be held everyday.
  • Are there any specific safety considerations for photographers during the Mela?
    • Safety is a priority. We’ll provide guidelines on navigating the festival grounds, securing your equipment, and staying aware of your surroundings. It’s essential to be mindful of personal safety while capturing memorable moments.
  • What is the workshop schedule, and how flexible is it?
    • The workshop schedule will include a mix of instructional sessions, shooting streets, and group discussions. While there’s a structured plan, we understand the dynamic nature of the Mela, and the schedule will be adapted to capture spontaneous photographic opportunities.
  • How do I register for the workshop, and what is included in the registration fee?
    • Spots are extremely limited. To register for the workshop, please write to contact@artphotofeature.com . Registration details will be provided on mail. The fee covers workshop charges, all meals, all local travel, accommodation for all days. Participants are responsible for their additional personal expenses. (See the section above for more details)

Maha Kumbh workshop, 2nd-7th Feb 2025

in APF workshop/Street Photography by
Rohit Vohra photographer

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Street Photography Workshop!

Dates : 2nd Feb – 7th Feb 2025

Participants : 6-8 participants

Why Maha Kumbh 2025?

Maha Kumbh is not just an event, it’s a kaleidoscope of spirituality, culture, and human connections. This mystical congregation of millions is a visual feast, a tapestry of colors, emotions, and traditions that beg to be immortalised.

What Makes this Workshop Unique?

As seasoned street photographers, we bring a wealth of experience and a keen eye for storytelling to this exclusive workshop. This isn’t just about technical skills, it’s about learning to see beyond the chaos, capturing the silent moments that define the soul of Maha Kumbh. We have shot the Maha Kumbh in Prayagraj in 2001 and 2013. The Maha Kumbh in 2025, will be our 3rd Maha Kumbh.

@ Vineet Vohra
  • Insider Access: With years of experience, we will help you navigate the bustling crowds with ease, gaining access to hidden gems and exclusive vantage points.
  • Personalised Feedback: You will receive constructive critiques tailored to your work, helping you refine your craft during and after the workshop.
  • A Portfolio to Remember: You will leave with a collection of images that not only document but also narrate the story of Maha Kumbh 2025 through your lens. Let’s capture the magic together and create images that resonate for a lifetime. Join us in Maha Kumbh 2025 and elevate your street photography to new heights!
maha kumbh by rohit vohra
@ Rohit Vohra

Kumbh” in its literal English translation means “Pot”, which emerged from “Samudra Manthan”(Churning of the Ocean) between Gods and Devils. The term ‘Mela‘ means “Fair”

In the mystical tapestry of India’s spiritual landscape, the Maha Kumbh stands as a rare celestial event, a confluence of faith, tradition, and humanity that occurs once every 12 years. Scheduled for 2025, this grand spectacle promises to be a pilgrimage like no other, drawing millions from across the globe to the sacred banks of the Ganges.

@ Vineet Vohra
@ Vineet Vohra

The Maha Kumbh is not merely a gathering; it is a cosmic alignment of rivers, rituals, and revered saints, where the spiritual energy is palpable in the air. The event is rooted in ancient Hindu mythology, symbolizing the churning of the ocean of milk for the elixir of immortality. Today, it represents a profound journey of self-discovery and devotion, attracting seekers and believers alike.

@ Rohit Vohra

At the heart of the Maha Kumbh is the sacred dip in the holy river, believed to cleanse one’s sins and bestow divine blessings. Pilgrims and sadhus, draped in vibrant hues, create a kaleidoscope of devotion as they embark on this transformative ritual. The atmosphere resonates with the sounds of hymns, prayers, and the joyous clamor of divers cultures converging under the spiritual umbrella of the Kumbh.

@ Vineet Vohra

The 2025 edition is poised to be a photographer’s dream, offering a visual feast of humanity’s collective faith. From the intricately adorned sadhus with their ash-smeared bodies to the fervent chants rising with the smoke of sacred fires, every moment encapsulates the essence of devotion. It’s a rare opportunity for photographers to capture the raw, unfiltered beauty of a spiritual carnival that transcends time and space.

APF is organising a 6 day intensive workshop which is tailor made to cater to needs of anyone who wishes to train their eyes to find order in chaos of this years Maha Kumbh Mela held in Allahabad. Street photography is very rewarding but at the same time, one of the hardest genres to master. This workshop would help ease the anxiety next time you hit the streets, would help solve the puzzle of composing compelling images in split seconds and most importantly it would help you to see.

©Rohit Vohra
©Rohit Vohra

Each day will include shooting and theoretical session on all you need to know about street and travel photography, dos and don’ts, ways to overcome the fear of getting close, detailed look into various composition aspects and the common mistakes while composing, understanding layering in photography, developing ones own style, understanding peripheral vision, ways to see and treat light. Mentors will also share shot videos of how photographs are made.

© Rohit Vohra
© Rohit Vohra

Mentors : Vineet Vohra & Rohit Vohra

A make shift classroom will help the participants share and select their top images for review and critiques.
Mentors will talk about the art of story telling. How to write stories and photo essays, followed by a lecture on importance of shooting personal projects and how it benefits in a long run.

Workshop Charges : $2995/ € 2995/ Rs 2,50,000

Includes :

  • Workshop charges
  • Single occupancy Hotel stay in 3/4 star property for 5 nights and 6 days.
  • All meals
  • All local travel in Allahabad
@Vineet Vohra
@Vineet Vohra

Excludes:
– Return international air ticket
– Any private expenses
– Room service charges
– Porter services
– 18% GST for Indians / 5% paypal fee when applicable
– Visa fees (if applicable)
– Personal travel insurance (compulsory; self-purchase)

To book the complete package please write to us at contact@artphotofeature.com

@ Vineet Vohra
@Vineet Vohra

Cancelation Policy : 

  • If the workshop is cancelled due to any reasons (including covid), full refund will be issued to the participant.
  • If a participant cancels for any reason after 6th June 2024, 100% fee will be deducted. (Unless we are able to find a replacement)

All precautions will be taken for the safety of participants. Workshop is limited to 7-8 participants only.

We would highly recommend a good travel insurance for your own safety.

© Rohit Vohra
© Rohit Vohra

During this Intense shooting 6-day workshop, we will focus on the following topics:

  • How to work towards a theme and focus on projects.
  • Travel Photography and art of story telling
  • How to edit your images to enhance the final result.
  • Photography assignments to put theories to work while walking with the mentors in Allahabad
@ Vineet Vohra

This workshop is limited to 7-8 participants only.

There are no pre-requisites for attending this workshop. The workshop will be best suited for photographers who have some understanding of how to operate their camera, edit their photos, have some experience in photography and want to take their skills to the next level. However, inexperienced photographers are also welcome. You will be walking a lot during the 6 days, please be prepared for that. We will be shooting in odd hours as required for this largest spectacle on earth.

@Vineet Vohra
@Vineet Vohra

Students need to bring the following to the workshop:

–       A digital camera with a fixed wide angle lens preferably (a 35mm focal length lens would be best). You are most welcome to get your Long telephoto lenses and zooms for your personal work.

–       A laptop with software to edit/tone your images

–       A notebook to take down notes during the workshop

Register Now:

To book the complete package please write to us at contact@artphotofeature.com 

FAQs

  • What is the Maha Kumbh Mela, and why is it a unique opportunity for street photography?
    • The Maha Kumbh Mela is a major Hindu festival that takes place every 12 years, drawing millions of pilgrims. It’s a vibrant and culturally rich event, offering incredible opportunities for unique street photography.
  • What camera equipment should I bring to the workshop?
    • We recommend bringing any digital camera, a 28mm -35mm lenses are great but you are most welcome to bring the lens that you are comfortable. A comfortable camera bag which can carry extra batteries and a bottle of water would be great.
  • Will there be photography restrictions or guidelines during the Mela?
    • While photography is generally allowed, there may be specific areas or events where restrictions apply. We will provide guidance on respecting local customs and obtaining permissions when necessary. We will try and get you all access for most of the locations.
  • Do I need prior street photography experience to attend this workshop?
    • No prior experience is required. This workshop is suitable for photographers of all levels, from beginners to advanced. We’ll cover fundamental principles and techniques, tailoring the instruction to individual skill levels.
  • How will the workshop address the challenges of photographing large crowds?
    • We’ll discuss strategies for navigating and capturing moments in crowded environments, emphasising techniques to maintain creativity and storytelling amidst the bustling atmosphere of the Kumbh Mela.
  • Is there a specific focus on cultural sensitivity in the workshop?
    • Absolutely. We will dedicate time to understanding and respecting the cultural nuances of the Maha Kumbh Mela. This includes guidance on approaching subjects respectfully and being aware of cultural sensitivities.
  • Will there be opportunities for one-on-one feedback and critique sessions?
    • Yes, we will conduct review sessions where participants can share their work, receive constructive feedback, and engage in discussions to enhance their skills. These sessions will be held everyday.
  • Are there any specific safety considerations for photographers during the Mela?
    • Safety is a priority. We’ll provide guidelines on navigating the festival grounds, securing your equipment, and staying aware of your surroundings. It’s essential to be mindful of personal safety while capturing memorable moments.
  • What is the workshop schedule, and how flexible is it?
    • The workshop schedule will include a mix of instructional sessions, shooting streets, and group discussions. While there’s a structured plan, we understand the dynamic nature of the Mela, and the schedule will be adapted to capture spontaneous photographic opportunities.
  • How do I register for the workshop, and what is included in the registration fee?
    • Spots are extremely limited. To register for the workshop, please write to contact@artphotofeature.com . Registration details will be provided on mail. The fee covers workshop charges, all meals, all local travel, accommodation for all days. Participants are responsible for their additional personal expenses. (See the section above for more details)

Winners of APF Magazine street photography theme, Mystery

in APF award/Best of street photography/Street Photography by

We at the APF magazine street photography group ran a 7 day long contest on the theme “Mystery”.

821 photographs were submitted for the theme and after going through all of these, curators have selected the following 35 top photographs.

Congratulations to all the winners. It was exciting to see new photographs and the artist development of all the photographers involved. Keep up the good work.

Presently, the theme is “Juxtaposition”, do join us here and we are looking forward to your images. Posting period for the new theme is 2nd Jan 2024 – 9th Jan 2024.

@ Mohammad Affiq Mohd Rislan
@ Mohammad Affiq Mohd Rislan
@ Joy K Roy Chowdhury
@ Tamoghna Purkayastha
@ Subhanjan Bhaumik
@ Joy Karmokar
@ Tahmid Mobasshir
@ Somnath Mullick
@ Arpan Basu Chowdhury
@ Rahul Dey
@ Tahmid Mobasshir
@ Amit Machamasi
@ Dipabrata Sur
@ Bijon Datta
@ Ananway Ganguly
@ Yer Soliven
@ Elpidio Talens Juan
@ Meera V Nerurkar
@ Santanu Dey
@ Phoe Zay
@ Sydul Islam Sayed
@ Shams Pranto
@ Sreeranj Sreedhar
@ Deepbrata Dutta
@ Anupam Roy Chowdhury
@ Aakib Amjad
@ Karthigesan Vijayakumar
@ Paul Raymond Paule
@ Subrata Dey
@ Somnath Mullick
@ अ मि त
@ Subhabrata Roy
@ Subrata Dey
@ Subrata Dey
@ Dhrubajyoti Bhattacharjee
@ Joy K Roy Chowdhury
@ Joy K Roy Chowdhury
@ Subrata Dey
@ Subrata Dey

Do join us at the APF Group  and our Instagram for more inspirations and fun. This new weekly challenge initiative will be going on for 52 weeks.

Winners of APF Blue Theme

in APF award/Best of street photography/Street Photography by

We at the APF magazine street photography group ran a 7 day long contest on the theme “Blue”.

543 photographs were submitted for the theme and after going through all of these, curators have selected the following 27 top photographs.

Congratulations to all the winners. It was exciting to see new photographs and the artist development of all the photographers involved. Keep up the good work.

Presently, the theme is “Mystery”, do join us here and we are looking forward to your images. Posting period for Mystery is 22nd Dec 2023 – 29th Dec 2023.

@ Tahmid Mobasshir
@ Tom Schphotography
@ Alessandro Prato Atko
@ Paul Raymond Paule
@ Subhabrata Roy
@ Tejal Mewar
@ Joy Prakash Das
@ Goutam Maiti
@ Putera Darul Aman
@ Bob Pleansanit
@ Melvin Anore
@ Sarthak Banerjee
@ Subhabrata Roy
@ Subhabrata Roy
@ Santanu Dey
@ Tejal Mewar
@ Joy K Roy Chowdhury
@ Bijon Datta
@ Anusmit Sil
@ Paul Raymond Paule
@ Mohit Khetrapal
@ Bijon Datta
@ Sreeranj Sreedhar
@ Ilan Ben Yehuda
@ Shams Pranto
@ Subrata Dey
@ Nayeem Jabaz

Do join us at the APF Group  and our Instagram for more inspirations and fun. This new weekly challenge initiative will be going on for 52 weeks.

Hola Mohalla Workshop, Anandpur Sahib, Punjab

in APF workshop/Photo Festivals/photography/Street Photography by

Dates : 24th-27th March 2024

Join us for a 4 day photography masterclass which covers the Hola Mohalla festival in Punjab

The Hola Mohalla festival in Punjab is a vibrant celebration of Sikh martial arts and culture. Amidst the lively festivities, photographers Vineet and Rohit Vohra offer a unique opportunity for enthusiasts to hone their skills through an exclusive workshop.

Photography workshops during cultural events provide a chance for participants to capture the essence of traditions and festivities. It’s an immersive experience that goes beyond the surface, allowing photographers to tell compelling visual stories.

Vineet Vohra

Workshop Highlights

A. Hands-on Guidance from Vineet and Rohit Vohra

Participants will receive personalized guidance and insights, learning to navigate the challenges of capturing live events and cultural celebrations.

B. Cultural Immersion for Participants

Beyond photography skills, participants will immerse themselves in the cultural richness of Punjab, gaining a deeper understanding that enhances their storytelling capabilities through photography.

During this Intensive 4-day workshop, we will focus on the following topics:

1. Travel Photography and art of story telling
2. How to work towards a theme and focus on projects…
3. How to edit your images to enhance the final result…
4. Photography assignments to put theories to work while walking with the mentors on the streets

Vineet and Rohit have a passion for street and travel photography, which has taken them to different parts of the world. They have a keen eye for detail and a unique perspective that they bring to their photography. Their experience in the field of photography makes them the perfect mentors for this workshop.

During the workshop, Vineet and Rohit will share their knowledge and expertise with the participants. They will guide them on how to capture the best moments, use of composition, and other technical aspects of photography. They will also provide feedback and suggestions to help the participants improve their skills.

Apart from being mentors, Vineet and Rohit are also great storytellers. They will share their experiences and anecdotes from their travels, which will make the workshop more engaging and interactive.

The workshop is spread over 4 days and covers the Hola Mohalla festival in Anandpur Sahib and also the city of Amritsar. Each city offers a unique photographic experience. You will learn how to capture candid moments, and the hustle-bustle of the festivity. You will also get to know the history and significance of these places in the context of Hola Mohalla.

One of the highlights of the workshop is the hands-on experience of making a zine. A zine is a self-published booklet that captures your personal experience of a particular event or subject. You will learn how to create your own zine, starting from selecting the images to printing and binding. The zine that you create will be a lasting memory of your experience.

The workshop also provides an opportunity to network with fellow photographers and share your experiences. You will also get to interact with the locals and understand their culture and traditions.

Workshop Charges : 2 options available

  1. Workshop/ Accommodation/ Meals/ Local Travel : $ 2250/ €2250

Includes :

Hotel Stay for 3 nights and 4 days, all 3 meals included

Local Travel

Excludes:
– Return international air ticket
– Any private expenses
– Room service fees
– Porter services
– Visa fees (if applicable)
– Beverages / alcohol during meals
– Personal travel insurance (compulsory; self-purchase)

      2. Workshop/ Local Travel Only  : $745/ €745

Includes :

Workshop Charges and Local Travel

Local Travel

Excludes:

– Hotel Stay/ Meals
– Return international air ticket
– Any private expenses
– Room service fees
– Porter services
– Visa fees (if applicable)
– 18% GST
– Personal travel insurance (compulsory; self-purchase)

Since the class is limited to max 6-7 participants, we can confirm your seat once the full deposit has been made. To confirm your spot, write to us at contact@artphotofeature.com

There are no pre-requisites for attending this workshop. The workshop will be best suited for photographers who have some understanding of how to operate their camera, edit their photos, have some experience in photography and want to take their skills to the next level. However, beginner photographers are also welcome

Barsana Lathmaar Holi, zine making masterclass 17th-20th March 2024

in APF award/APF workshop/Photo Festivals/Street Photography by
@ Rohit Vohra

Join us for a 4 day photography and zine making masterclass which covers Barsana/ Nandgaon/ Vrindavan 

The Holi Master Class will be limited to an intimate class of max 10-11 passionate individuals who want to polish their skills and break out of their comfort zones. We’ll talk about street, documentary and travel photography. This workshop is designed to help improve your photography, enhance your style and find your vision by providing expert advice and knowledge specifically aimed at helping you achieve success in your work. Participants will work on making a personal zine in 4 days.

@ Vineet Vohra
@ Vineet Vohra

During this Intensive 4-day workshop, we will focus on the following topics:

1. Travel Photography and art of story telling
2. How to work towards a theme and focus on projects…
3. How to edit your images to enhance the final result…
4. Photography assignments to put theories to work while walking with the mentors on the streets

Vineet and Rohit have a passion for street and travel photography, which has taken them to different parts of the world. They have a keen eye for detail and a unique perspective that they bring to their photography. Their experience in the field of photography makes them the perfect mentors for this workshop.

During the workshop, Vineet and Rohit will share their knowledge and expertise with the participants. They will guide them on how to capture the best moments, use of composition, and other technical aspects of photography. They will also provide feedback and suggestions to help the participants improve their skills.

@ Rohit Vohra
@ Rohit Vohra

Apart from being mentors, Vineet and Rohit are also great storytellers. They will share their experiences and anecdotes from their travels, which will make the workshop more engaging and interactive.

Lathmaar Holi Photography Workshop is an interactive photography workshop that promises an exhilarating experience. The workshop is all about capturing the essence of Holi through your lens. It includes knowledge on how to make a zine that can be a personal record of your Holi experience.

@ Vineet Vohra
@ Vineet Vohra

The workshop is spread over 4 days and covers the major cities of Barsana, Nandgaon and Vrindavan. Each city has its unique way of celebrating Holi, which makes the workshop more adventurous and exciting. You will learn how to capture candid moments, Holi rituals, and the hustle-bustle of the festivity. You will also get to know the history and significance of these places in the context of Holi.

One of the highlights of the workshop is the hands-on experience of making a zine. A zine is a self-published booklet that captures your personal experience of a particular event or subject. You will learn how to create your own zine, starting from selecting the images to printing and binding. The zine that you create will be a lasting memory of your Holi experience.

@ Rohit Vohra
@ Rohit Vohra

The workshop also provides an opportunity to network with fellow photographers and share your experiences. You will also get to interact with the locals and understand their culture and traditions.

In conclusion, the Lathmaar Holi Photography Workshop is not just about photography, but it is an immersive experience that will leave you with memories of a lifetime. It is an opportunity to explore and capture the essence of Holi and learn new skills that will enhance your photography portfolio. So, pack your bags, grab your camera, and join us for an unforgettable 4 day adventure.

@ Rohit Vohra
@ Rohit Vohra

Workshop Charges : 2 options available

  1. Workshop/ Accommodation/ Meals/ Local Travel : $ 2250/ €2250

Includes :

Hotel Stay for 3 nights and 4 days, all 3 meals included

Travel from Delhi-Vrindavan, Vrindavan- Barsana, Barsana-Vrindavan, Vrindavan-Nandgaon, Nandgaon-Vrindavan, Vrindavan-Delhi 

Excludes:
– Return international air ticket
– Any private expenses
– Room service fees
– Porter services
– Visa fees (if applicable)
– Beverages / alcohol during meals
– Personal travel insurance (compulsory; self-purchase)

– Paypal fees of 5%

      2. Workshop/ Local Travel Only  : $745/ €745

Includes :

Workshop Charges and Local Travel

Travel from Delhi-Vrindavan, Vrindavan- Barsana, Barsana-Vrindavan, Vrindavan-Nandgaon, Nandgaon-Vrindavan, Vrindavan-Delhi 

Excludes:

– Hotel Stay/ Meals
– Return international air ticket
– Any private expenses
– Room service fees
– Porter services
– Visa fees (if applicable)
– 18% GST
– Personal travel insurance (compulsory; self-purchase)
– Paypal fees of 5%

Since the class is limited to max 10-11 participants, we can confirm your seat once the full deposit has been made. To confirm your spot, write to us at contact@artphotofeature.com

@ Vineet Vohra
@ Vineet Vohra

Here is a list of what you should bring to the workshop:

• Your laptop for taking notes and reviewing images.
• Your laptop should have some sort of uploading and basic editing
software installed and working so that you can download and preview what
you shoot in the sessions.
• A power supply or back up battery for your laptop.
• a thumb drive, jump drive or flash stick to move images.
• Camera and Lens or Lenses as preferred.
• Fully charged batteries/ extra batteries please, you will need them for your camera- Please DO NOT FORGET this…. We will be shooting long hours.
• At least 2 formatted (empty) memory cards. Since we will be shooting around color and water, remember to copy your files everyday.
• Comfortable walking shoes, sunblock, sunglasses. Shoes will get wet and coloured. Its a good idea to carry Slippers/ crocs (fast drying)
• The creative side of your brain. (don’t forget this)
• Cling film/ Food wrap/ other camera protection (incase you can’t we will be carrying extra)
• Duct tape (Normal duct tape to seal things)
• Rain coat/ Poncho (doesn’t protect you, but you feel safe 🙂 (optional)
• Bandana/ Cap (covering your head is always a good idea)
• Moisturiser/ oil (you will need this)
• Extra pair of shoes
• Fast drying clothes.
• Zip lock bags to carry essentials, like batteries/ phones and SD cards)
• Sanitizer, Shampoo, Soap (available in the hotel, but always good to carry your own specially after Holi)

@ Rohit Vohra
@ Rohit Vohra

There are no pre-requisites for attending this workshop. The workshop will be best suited for photographers who have some understanding of how to operate their camera, edit their photos, have some experience in photography and want to take their skills to the next level. However, beginner photographers are also welcome

Since the class is limited to max 10-11 participants, we can confirm your seat once the full deposit has been made. To confirm your spot, write to us at contact@artphotofeature.com

Pushkar Mela Masterclass, 19th Nov – 22nd Nov, 2023

in APF workshop/Street Photography by
Pushkar © Vineet Vohra

Dates : 19th-22nd Nov 2023

Held each at the time of the Kartik Purnima full moon, Pushkar Cattle/ Camel Fair is one of India’s most highly-rated travel experiences, a spectacle on an epic scale, attracting more than 11,000 camels, horses and cattle and visited by over 400,000 people over a period of around fourteen days.

For visitors it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the colour, spectacle and carnival of one of the last great traditional melas, which brings livestock, farmers, traders and villagers from all over Rajasthan.

© Vineet Vohra
© Vineet Vohra

APF is organising a 4 day intensive Photography Master Class which is tailor made to cater to needs of anyone who wishes to train their eyes to find order in chaos of Pushkar Mela and also the beautiful town of Ajmer.

The Pushkar and Ajmer Master Class will be limited to an intimate class of max 8 passionate individuals who want to polish their skills and break out of their comfort zones. We’ll talk about street and travel photography. This workshop is designed to help improve your photography, enhance your style and find your vision by providing expert advice and knowledge specifically aimed at helping you achieve success in your work.

Mentors : Vineet Vohra & Rohit Vohra

Pushkar © Rohit Vohra
Pushkar © Rohit Vohra

During this Intense shooting 4-day workshop, we will focus on the following topics:

  • How to work towards a theme and focus on projects.
  • Travel Photography and art of story telling
  • How to edit your images to enhance the final result.
  • Photography assignments to put theories to work while walking with the mentors in Pushkar and Ajmer.

The mentors will work with students both in critique sessions and in the field, sharing their working knowledge and techniques.

Each day will include shooting and theoretical session on all you need to know about Street and Travel photography, dos and don’ts, ways to overcome the fear of getting close, detailed look into various composition aspects and the common mistakes while composing, understanding layering in photography, Gestalt vision and its application in photography, developing ones own style, understanding peripheral vision, ways to see and treat light, video documentary of how their images are made as they shoot and how they fine tune their vision and more.

During the course of this workshop, the mentors will discuss technique, composition, vision and intent and how to use the camera and lens in a creative way. They will discuss careers, talk about how to get published and how to work on a story.

On the final day we make a presentation and have an in depth review session with the mentors and each participant presents their work.

Pushkar @ Rohit Vohra
rohit vohra

Students need to bring the following to the workshop:

–       A digital camera with a fixed wide angle lens preferably (a 35mm focal length lens would be best). You are most welcome to get your Long telephoto lenses and zooms for your personal work.

–       A laptop with software to edit/tone your images

–       A notebook to take down notes during the workshop

Dates : 19th-22nd Nov 2023

Mentors, along with the participants will be leaving from Delhi on 3rd morning from Saket(South Delhi) around 7:00 am in a private bus. More details about meeting location will be shared with participants.

Price : $2495/ per person  (Rs 2,05,000/-)

Includes :

  • Workshop charges
  • Single occupancy Hotel stay in 4/5 star property for 3 nights and 4 days.
  • All meals
  • All local travel in India. In a private bus. (Delhi-pushkar-Ajmer-Delhi)

Excludes:
– Return international air ticket
– Any private expenses
– Room service fees
– Porter services
– 18% GST
– Visa fees (if applicable)
– Personal travel insurance (compulsory; self-purchase)

To book the complete package please write to us at contact@artphotofeature.com

Cancelation Policy : 

  • If the workshop is cancelled due to any reasons (including covid), full refund will be issued to the participant.
  • If a participant cancels for any reason before 1st Sep 2023, 25% of the workshop fee + paypal charges will be deducted.
  • If a participant cancels for any reason between 2nd Sep-15th Sep, 60% fee + paypal charges will be deducted.
  • If a participant cancels for any reason on or after 16th Sep, 100% fee will be deducted.

We would highly recommend a good travel insurance for your own safety.

Dev Deepawali Masterclass, 24th – 28th Nov 2023

in APF award/APF workshop/Street Photography by
@Vineet Vohra

Dates : 24th-28th Nov 2023.

Embark on an unforgettable expedition to photograph the spectacular Dev Deepawali festival in Varanasi. Led by Vineet and Rohit Vohra.

Varanasi is the only place on Earth where Diwali is celebrated twice. Dev Deepawali (or Dev Diwali) is a festival celebrated 15 days after Diwali to commemorate the victory of Lord Shiva over the demon Tripurasur.

Dev Deepawali, also known as ‘Dev Diwali’, is an annual festival celebrated in Varanasi. It is a festival of light and joy that originated centuries ago. The 2023 edition of the festival is sure to be spectacular as it will be held in the ancient city of Varanasi.

As a photographer, Dev Deepawali is a great opportunity to capture the beauty of India’s culture, tradition and religious practices. The festival will provide a unique and vibrant atmosphere which can be captured through the lens of a camera. From the traditional diyas to the colorful rangolis, each aspect of the festival will be a feast for the eyes.

The atmosphere of Dev Deepawali is sure to be unforgettable. Every year, thousands of people gather in Varanasi to celebrate the festival, making it a great environment for photography. With the colorful dresses, the beautiful decorations, and the sound of laughter, the atmosphere of Dev Deepawali is truly unforgettable.

Come join us in Varanasi and and capture decisive moments that you will savour for a lifetime.

Class capacity: 8 people only

During the course of this workshop, the mentors will discuss technique, composition, vision and intent and how to use the camera and lens in a creative way. They will discuss careers, talk about how to get published and how to work on a story.

The mentor will work with students both in critique sessions and in the field, sharing their working knowledge and techniques.

© Vineet Vohra
© Vineet Vohra

This intensive 5-day workshop will focus on the following topics:

1. Travel Photography and art of story telling
2. How to work towards a theme and focus on projects…
3. How to edit your images to enhance the final result…
4. Photography assignments to put theories to work while walking with the mentors on the streets of Varanasi.

© Vineet Vohra
© Vineet Vohra

Students need to bring the following to the workshop:

–       A digital camera with a fixed wide angle lens preferably (a 35mm focal length lens would be best). You are most welcome to get your Long telephoto lenses and zooms for your personal work.

–       A laptop with software to edit/tone your images

–       A notebook to take down notes during the workshop

©Vineet Vohra
©Vineet Vohra

Dates :24th-28th Nov 2023

Price : $2495/ per person / Rs 2,05,000

Early bird 5% discount for participants booking before 15th Mar

Includes :

  • Workshop charges
  • Single occupancy Hotel stay in 4/5 star property for 3 nights and 4 days.
  • All meals
  • All Local travel (Varanasi)

©Rohit Vohra
©Rohit Vohra

Excludes:
– Return international air ticket/ Ticket from Delhi to Varanasi and back
– Any private expenses
– Room service fees
– Porter services
– 18% GST
– Visa fees (if applicable)
– Personal travel insurance (compulsory; self-purchase)

@ Rohit Vohra
@ Rohit Vohra

To book the complete package please write to us at contact@artphotofeature.com

Cancelation Policy : 

  • If the workshop is cancelled due to any reasons (including covid), full refund will be issued to the participant.
  • If a participant cancels for any reason between before 1st Sep, 30% of the workshop fee + paypal charges will be deducted.
  • If a participant cancels for any reason between 2nd Sep-25th Sep, 60% fee + paypal charges will be deducted.
  • If a participant cancels for any reason after 26th Oct, 100% fee will be deducted.

@ Rohit Vohra
@ Rohit Vohra

We would highly recommend a good travel insurance for your own safety.

To book the complete package please write to us at contact@artphotofeature.com

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