About Bootcamp: What is a Bootcamp?
Read on and see if this sounds familiar...
You buy a shiny new DSLR with all your hard earned money.
You read free articles and blogs, you watch youtube videos, you read the camera manual.
You attended a workshop to learn the basics of photography. Even post-processing.
You think you're now ready to click the pictures that will blow everyone's minds off.
You go out on that wildlife safari, or that exotic location, and you shoot 300 frames.
But when you transfer the pictures onto your laptop—you feel like trashing them all. Results are nothing like what you had thought or visualised. You don't like the composition, you've forgotten all the basics, and you've missed the timing because you were struggling with the camera setting.
...Does this sound familiar?
Problem is not in your camera, or the basic course you attended, or the techniques you learned. Challenge really is—how do you put it ALL together when you're out on the field shooting?. How can you create those images that you can be deeply satisfied and proud of?
How do you check the light? What camera settings should you use? What focus system and metering mode do you need for landscape, versus wildlife, versus portraits? Why does a professional photographer get those delicious bokeh and shallow depth of field, and you don't? If composition is the king, can it be taught or do you have to have an inherent "eye" for it?
Bad results lead to self doubts, it leads to blaming your camera or lens, you blame it on the lack of your understanding of post-processing. And all this leads to falling out of love from a hobby that you were so passionate about. These are the days when you're distracted and can't focus. Days when you are one photograph away from announcing that you don't want to do any photography again. Days when you think of putting your camera and lens on OLX or Quickr :-)
If this sounds familiar, here's what we think can help.
Imagine working with a mentor who works with you at a personal level. Someone who commits to understand the mistakes you're making in photography. Someone who walks you through, and then hand holds you as you start to walk.
We are talking of a controlled environment where you don't just learn theory in a class or practice the theory you've learned in some city park or hotel garden, but you actually get to shoot what you WANT to shoot. We are talking about taking you to a national park near you, a landscape hotspot in your city, or a birding lake within your reach. We are talking about theories (and No, not shutter speed and ISO and Aperture), and we talking about post-processing. And we are talking about doing this over and over, AND over again till you get tired, but have a broad smile of confidence.
Yes we are talking about a BOOTCAMP. And true to the spirit of any bootcamp, these programs are designed to strengthen your technical knowledge AND your creativity for stronger composition and execution.
So what boot camp will do for you?
First—It will put everything in perspective. And truly everything. From giving the basic steps, to making things easy, to visualizing, composing and creating—all in live conditions.
Second—focus on SIMPLICITY. Simplicity is the secret. And it works. It will allow you to take a deep breath and give you a sense of focus. Focus in creating awesome photographs. It will ALSO teach you to not be everywhere.
Although bootcamp is simple, it delivers results. It's not just basic. It is basic++. It works on the foundations you already have and then it builds. It has one goal, and one goal only—To make you a better photographer. Holistically. Completely.
Bootcamp is for someone who wants to jump on a scale of 0 (Lowest) to 10 (highest), from 2.5 to 6. This is all of the training, support and advice you'll ever need.
Our bootcamps are two day programs with or without accommodation, during which time we aim to provide as much learning as we possibly can in the chosen location. Its not just mastering the hardware and working with software, learning with us is all about how do you start thinking like a master story teller, illuminate those portraits, craft and control the light, visualise in color and perfect every frame.
At the bootcamp, our goal is to provide a supportive, inspirational community where photographers of all levels can build confidence in their creative and technical skills to achieve their personal and professional photographic goals. This is what we call—Photographic Readiness. Whether you're looking to go on that wildlife safari to shoot majestic Lions or royal Tigers, or holiday destination for some dreamy sunrise or sunset, or create those beautiful portraits with soft lights, THIS is where it all begins. You first get photography ready, before, you confidently go out to pursue your dream and make everyone fall in love with each frame you create.
Hampi is an ancient village and temple town that has received UNESCO World Heritage Site recognition. Capital to the Vijaynagar Empire and home to an army of over million men- Hampi had trade relations attracting merchants and horse traders from around the world making it one of the richest and largest cities after Beijing at that time.
Situated on the banks of the Tungabhadra river, the ruins of many ancient temples still narrate tales of its grand past. Famous among them are:
Vittala Temple, most famous for its musical columns. The temple also houses the stone chariot which is the mascot of Karnataka Tourism today. Virupaksha Temple which predates founding of Vijaynagar empire, is in the heart of Hampi Bazar. It is a collection of many temple structures and over looks the Hemkunta hills on one side, famous for beautiful sunsets, and Tungabhadra river on the other side. Hampi also sees an interesting mix of locals and Israeli settlers making it culturally distinguished.
A photography tour to Hampi will leave you not with just images to cherish for rest of your life, but also a spirit of Hampi that is sure to change you in your heart forever.
What Should You Expect
Back on popular demand—Hampi Batch 4: Join GoodShotz and its experienced mentors who have shot over 2000 frames in Hampi, in this enchanting photography Bootcamp as they talk you through some of the tales they have heard in the past along with wisdom and knowledge in both photography and post processing.
Buckle up, this will be an experience like no other. You will be pushed early mornings and late evenings, but we promise that you will take back breathtaking shots that will make you a better travel photographer.
Join us for 3 nights and 4 days as we stay in the midst of the rich heritage left behind by the Vijaynagar Empire. The schedule includes extensive shooting experience and intense post-processing classes. This photo tour also gives you enough time to explore the city and its rich past in the time you spend with us.
How To Reach
We have your travel sorted!
This tour starts from GoodShotz Bangalore Office and ends there too. Just bring your luggage and we will all travel to Hampi & Back to Bangalore.