Wedding photography workshop in Mumbai

I’ve been following the work of  Sephi Bergerson and Christophe Viseux independently for a few years now, and when I found out that these two amazing photographers were organizing a workshop together, I said to myself: I have to take part in it!

So there I was, this crazy guy that came all the way from France to India to attend this workshop in Mumbai at the great ministry of new venue. I definitely knew it would be worth it.

And I was right. Sephi possesses an incredible knowledge of the world of photography, and his first 2 hours of speech just blew my mind. He showed everything except wedding photographs, and focused our attention on why we decided to become photographers. Whyyyyyy are we taking pictures? I had a flashback of myself with my very first cheap compact camera and remembered the feeling I got while capturing my first images of people…. at the time, I was not thinking of marketing; all I wanted was to express myself and tell a story. And this what it is all about! As professional photographers, we tend to focus on all the technical and commercial aspects of photography, and we start to lose sight of what made us pursue a career in photography in the first place.

Reflection was a significant part of this workshop, focusing on learning who you are and what you love to do. It was about trying to find your own way of shooting and your own sensitivities, and how to translate these into photographic expressions.

This workshop was amazing for a variety of reasons. It is not every day that you find three talented international photographers in the same room, all of whom have won international awards, and have the opportunity to see how they have crafted their work and have developed their own unique shooting style. Sephi, Christophe, and Andrew Adams are excellent teachers who generously shared their knowledge and experiences with insight and skill.

It was four intense days of learning, questioning myself, learning, more questioning myself, learning, understanding, learning, understanding more… and at the end of the four days I felt like a better photographer without even having to snap a photograph. This workshop was so powerful that I was sad to reach the end.

In addition to serious work and reflection, these four days were filled with fun and laughing with great friends in a fascinating spot in Bombay. Yes, Sephi has a very good sense of humor. Maybe a bit harsh and direct for Indians, but fun for a Frenchman lol.

Thank you so much Sephi, Christophe, and Andrew for investing so much energy into this workshop (I can just imagine how tiring these four days were for you). Thank you for being so accessible and humble.

Here are a few pics I took during the workshop with the help of Sephi, Andrew and Christophe

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Please make sure to have a look at the work of this three wedding photographers :
– Sephi Bergerson : http://www.fotowala.in
 Christophe Viseux : http://www.christophephoto.com
– Andrew Adams : http://www.kathaimages.com