Wildlife photography is something many are passionate about, but to explain it in simple terms and how to go about it is what Ishmeet Sahni is good at.
I was observing him and listening to him and most of the things that he said made sense.
One from the audience asked him about workshops to which he replied “Its better that you start off on your own than going for workshops. Focal length, aperture, ISO, one third rule. . . . . all this is going to get you bored even before you start photography.”
One advice that he gave for bird photographers “never stand up when you are shooting a bird. They will simply fly away. A big bus can pass very close to the bird and it will stay put, but a human being stands up and it flies away”
Some of his work were on display.
You can see more of his work at his Flickr site (click here)
Ishmeet was one of the artists who took part in the Art Hop held by Pune Mirror in Koregaon Park last Sunday.
I tried to cover as much as possible of these 14 locations.
For example when I located and reached the venue for drum circle it was all over and this is what I got:
Personalised cakes by Mohena Ahluwalia.
Something else that took place at the Art Sphere was the belly dance performance.
Then there was a solo play by Hina titled “Mujhse Shadi Karoge?” (Will you marry me?)
This trio (below) gave a swell performance. While the two girls enacted their part, the boy did a good job on the keyboard. There was a good rapport between them. They were good enough to pose for me (sorry I did not get their names)
There were dances in various forms:
Selfies are the order of the day
Young artists tried their hand at painting
While other got themselves painted
Craftwork with rolled papers by Nupur.
Digital art work by Filomina.
There were many paintings and art work on display (and for sale)
This one below was made from audio tape reels by Pooja Kamble.
There are many more photographs that I am not putting up here.
I think Pune Mirror did a good job in arranging the whole event which included transport from point to point.
I have compiled all the artists and their presentation into a 16 min video (when I say all, I mean what I could possibly cover on that day)
Those who want to see the complete Odissi recital can click here
And for those who want to see the Salsa, click here
Enjoy the video J