With digital cameras becoming increasingly user-friendly as well as affordable, more and more young people are exploring new avenues with creative uses of cameras. May it be their project work, or just sharing some fun-filled moments with friends, cameras find their place everywhere. That is probably the reason why everyone, from age 10 to 70, participated with equal enthusiasm in photography workshop conducted by Vikram A. Sarabhai Community Science Centre (VASCSC) in association with the Institute for Photography Excellence (IPE). VASCSC was established in the 1960s by the eminent space scientist, Dr. Vikram A. Sarabhai.
“The photography course at VASCSC uses a unique method of teaching the art of photography with the help of science and technology. It is a unique approach to teaching photography,” said P. Bhargav, course co-ordinator and a member of faculty at the Centre. This approach is also used by many international photography education institutes. In the course, students learnt about the basics of camera, lenses, lights and colours, creativity in composition, and different genres of photography like nature and wildlife photography, candid and street photography, heritage, architectural, portrait and landscape photography.
Participants for the photography workshops at VASCSC come from all walks of life— professionals, housewives, college and school students and even senior citizens. The Centre organizes various photography exhibitions, competitions, seminars, workshops and trips on a regular basis.