Basics of Photography Workshop

History of Photography

In the year 1826, Joseph Nicéphore Niépce captured the first permanent photograph using the first proper camera. The coining of the word "photography" is usually attributed to Sir John Herschel in 1839. Photography is derived from the Greek words “Drawing of Light”

Photography is the art of capturing light with a camera, usually via a digital sensor or film, to create an image. With the right camera equipment, you can even photograph wavelengths of light invisible to the human eye, including UV, infrared, and radio.  

Workshop Details:

Photography is the most sought-after profession in today’s world. If you are passionate about photography, then this course will help you build your skills and it allows you to learn about various techniques of Photography in brief . ​​It is an artistic means of expression, while the camera, editing and composition are the technical aspects of the profession. 

This one-day workshop will immerse you in the nuances of the photography industry and you will get hands-on experience with a practical session guided by the mentor.

The workshop will cover:


  • History of Photography

  • Introduction to Digital Photography

  • Basics of exposure - Aperture, shutter speed, ISO, Depth of Field, Exposure Triangle, Composition, White Balance, Types of Lenses, Genres of Photography

  • Introduction to Lighting and its directions

  • Photo editing softwares and tools 


  1. Practical session on topics covered  

  2. Using the software to edit images

  3. Reviewing the photos

About the Mentor:

Priya Banik is a professional photographer and a mentor with two decades of extensive professional experience, she found solace in mentoring and teaching as a natural progression of her passion. Holding a masters’ degree in Photography from Bradford University, UK; she has always ensured to be abreast with acquiring new knowledge and work hard on improving her skills across varied genres within the subject. She’s a peoples’ person, a team player and enjoys sharing her experience. Teaching for her is an act of uplifting the knowledge base of the learner to a whole new level of fruition.