Your Street Photography Workshop Guide to Bangalore
Due to its booming technology industry Bangalore is often also called „The Silicon Valley of India“. Moreover, it is also a very colourful and vibrant place that offers lots of opportunities for street photographers.
Street Photography in Bangalore: The best places to hit the streets
A very active area in the city is the so called KR Market. All in all you can find three markets there and each one has its own specialization. Furthermore, the whole area is sourrounded by streets which are also full of different shops. The KR Market doesn´t really close so there is always something going on there. Street Photographers will discover carts, cows and workers as well as tuk-tuks and of course many people.
Another really busy spot is Avenue Road which starts at the KR Market and continues to KG Road. This is a recommendable place as it offers a great variety of restaurants and shops and is packed with people most of the time. Majestic is also a great spot because there you can find one of the biggest bus stations of Bangalore and therefore it´s quite lively and a good place for walking around.
Near the KR market you can find Shivaji Nagar with the so called Commercial Street which is full of different shops. In the middle of the area there is Russell Market and apart from other attractions you will find a quite popular meat market there.
Another place that you shouldn´t miss is Pottery Town which is a settlement of pottery artists and makers, so there you will the possibility to get to know a very authentic location.
One of the city´s busiest streets is Brigade Road where street photographers will come across a great variety of different shops, bars and restaurants. The area mostly attracts younger people and especially during the night it can get really crowded there.
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The best photo galleries for Street Photographers
Museum of Art & Photography (Sua House 26/1 Kasturba Cross Road, Bangalore 560 001)
The Museum of Art & Photography exhibits a collection of different cultural artefacts and art with the aim to serve as a kind of catalyst in order to make visual art more popular. The museum has five floors on which you can find multiple galleries, a library as well as a café. The museum´s collection consists of six different departments which are: Modern and Contemporary Art, (Street) Photography, Folk and Tribal Art, Popular Culture, Pre-Modern Art and Textiles, Craft and Design. Moreover, the museum also hosts free lectures which are held by leading artists and curators.
Tasveer Art Gallery (Sua House 26/1, Kasturba Cross Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001)
This gallery can be found on Kasturba Cross Road and is one of the best galleries in South Asia where the works of Indian as well as international photographers are exhibited.
Swasti Art Gallery (HCG Tower 1, #8 Kalinga Rao Road, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bangalore – 560027)
The Swasti Art Gallery was founded in 2007 with the aim to support people suffering from cancer. The gallery organizes workshops, camps and street photography and other exhibitions and wants to be a platform for young and upcoming artists.
Street Photography Workshops and Courses in Bangalore
If you want to improve you street photography skills you will find a number of opportunities in Bangalore like workshops, courses or photo walks.
Street Photography Workshops in Bangalore
Bengalaru School of Arts and Photography (No.6, 2nd Cross. Vasanthnagar. Bangalore, India 560001)
The Bengalaru School of Arts and Photography was founded by the well-known street photographer Anand Sharan and offers weekend workshops but also a variety of photographic tours which are accompanied by professional photographers.
KR Market Photo Walk
This photo walk is organized by Tours+ and guided by a professional photographer. The vibrant KR Market is a perfect location for all street photographers who will have the opportunity to get to know other street photography enthusiasts and learn from experienced photographers.
Photography Tour of Bangalore
During this tour you can get into contact with local people and leads you to the markets in West Bangalore where you can capture the different colours and interesting characters and rituals. You can also have a look at old lanesa and take pictures of the so called Dhobins, a community of washermen´s. Moreover, you also get a lot of tips in order to take beautiful photos.
Private Photo Walk Tour in Bangalore
During the private Photo Walk Tour, which lasts for four hours, you have the possibility to visit the lively Grand Flower Market, Fort Bangalore as well as the Hindu temple Kote Venkataramana. These locations are great for taking pictures of different street scenes and you will also get useful tips from your guide.
Photo Workshops by Canon
EOS Academy,Initiative Towards Creating Photography Culture by Canon India Private Limited (CIPL)CIPL also offers workshops especially for people who work with Canon EOS Digital SLR cameras.
Toehold Photography Workshop
Toehold is a very popular photography and travel company that conducts various photography workshops as well. The participants are mentored by experienced photographers and apart from theory the courses also offer a lot of practical exercises within the class.
Bangalore Photography Workshops – Team BPW
If you want to work in an interactive and relaxed setting you should join Team BPW that offers interesting photography workshops in the city. Photo instructions are coupled with image critques and sessions within the classroom regardless which camera equipment and skill level the participants have. Team BPW focuses on developing people´s creativity and photography skills and provides students with a number of exciting and unique subjects.
Darter Photography Workshops
If you want to be part of a unique outdoor photo experience you should have a look at the photography workshops offered by Darter that take you to different destinations in India.
Street Photography Courses in Bangalore
Nikon School India
Nikon School India was set up in 2010 with the intention to spread photography culture and to help enthusiasts as well as professionals to realize their aims in photography. The school´s mission is to support people who have got a passion for photography so that they can experiment and learn from each other. Therefore it conducts outdoor classes, seminars, classroom sessions and workshops with expert mentors who have got the skills to guide the participants. On their website you can find all offered workshops which take place all over India.
Drishti School of Photography
The Drishti School of Photgraphy offers a variety of different courses which are divided into beginner and professional courses. The beginner courses last for three days whereas the professional courses consist of 45 evening classes and five outdoor shooting classes.
This institute is a great opportunity for people who want to develop their personal interest and to explore their creativity. The academy offers crash courses as well as different weekend courses but also weekday classes as well that last between two and six months. If you want to specialize in a specific topic you have also the possibility to take the Master´s level.
Swathy Photography offers courses for all who want to improve their photography skills. It includes theory as well as practical training and the institution also launches weekly photowalks. The course lasts for one month and after having completed it the participants also get a certificate from the institute.
Seamedu´s Degree Course
If you want to you can also enroll in the Seamedu´s Degree Course which provides the participants with the most important technical skills but also with different types of composition and light sources. The student will also improve their eyes for details and learn how to tell a good story.
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