A wonderful opportunity looms for all you photography fans out there as Art Desh- The Studio, an art gallery will be organising the Navi Mumbai Photo Fest 2013 in Cidco Urban Haat from October 1 to October 7. From being able to view works of famous photographers to learning basic skills, the event has a lot to offer to amateur photographers. In a press conference on Tuesday, the organisers explained the aim of the fest.
The week long festival will explore different aspects of the art, catering to different tastes. There will be exhibitions with Uddhav Thackeray’s aerial photography of forts, Kakubhai Kothri’s wildlife photography stills. Also, on display will be works of eminent photographers like Dayaram Chawda, Jitendra Arya and Jagdish Mali who are known for fashion and film photography.
The main highlight of the fest is the mass photo competition open to depict the beauty and uniqueness of Navi Mumbai. “Navi Mumbai is the largest satellite city in the world but there are no proper records of photos that bring out the city’s characteristics.
So, we aim to create an archive of photographs through this photo fest,” said Gautam Patole, a well-known photographer and one of the organisers.
Also, the most important feature of the event is that it will be a learning experience for all the attendees as workshops will be held to take them through basic photographic skills. Another well-known photographer, Shiresh Karale, who will be conducting the workshops, said, “The workshops will focus on a giving basic know-how of different types of photography like: travel, portrait, photojournalism, tabletop, among others. It is not just about shooting a photo but how it is done that is important.
Lighting specifications, right usage of equipment will be covered. Lastly, self-promotion which is important for any photographer will be dealt with,” said Karale.
Well-known photographers like Jagdish Agarwal and PK Bhatia will deliver talks on Future of Photography and various other subjects relevant for budding photographers.
“The main aspect of the event is that it will be a learning experience for all. It is important for every photographer to have the fundamental rights as it will add quality to your work, even if you indulge in the art only as a hobby,” said Patole.
So, all the amateur photographers who never miss a chance to capture the setting sun or a flight of birds, here is your chance to work on your latent talent.