I've attended 4 workshops conducted by Jasminder Oberoi on behalf of Light Chasers. I dont really have words to describe the extent of knowledge I gathered. Jasminder sir has always been my inspiration since from the time I started Photography. He is such a down to earth person and is always approachable for any kind of doubts. The teaching manner, the vigor with which the workshops are conducted is immense. I asked sir if he could conduct his workshops in Nagpur as his workshops in Delhi and Mumbai are not feasible for most of the people here, and after 2 workshops everyone has learnt so much that they want sir to conduct more of such amazing workshops. I would like to wish Light Chasers all the luck and hope it reaches to levels no other Photography firm has reached.
I have attended a lot of phototours and workshops with Jassi and team and those were some of the most fun days I have ever had. One absorbs a lot of knowledge and new techniques naturally without it ever feeling tedious. There are ample opportunities to observe, practice and just have fun overall and you come back and be surprised at the improvement in quality of pictures you yourself took over the tour.
Jasleen Singh Virdi India Kliks
First of all, Special Thanks to Mr. Jasminder Oberai (Spearhead of “Light Chasers” and The man behind the great venture of sharing knowledge to all youngsters) for their pro-activeness and provided the valuable information about programs time to time whether its day early or late night a day. That was the 1st time, I got the opportunity to attend the Photography Symposium / Exhibition by IndiaKliks and met with very famous personalities ( Sudhir Shivaram, Jasminder Oberai, Anamitra Chakladar, Ashima Narain, Enjo Mathew, Neeta Shankar, Ravi Dhingra + Sanjay Nanda...) those are into the field of photography from decades. Learnt a lot in just three days of sessions . Additionally LightChasers + Canon + IndiaKliks + Expert Mentors + Participants: Discussions / Thoughts / Queries, helped me a lot. Wishing good luck to every buddy those are a part of those ventures. Special Thanks to IndiaKliks Core Team: Mr. Kirat Sodhi, Jasminder Oberai, Pankaj Anand, Saurabh Tuteja and all sponsors.
Uday Patni The Art & Physics of Photography - Nagpur
Amazing experience - Got acquainted to some really cool principles of photography after attending a single Workshop. My personal fav was taking 'hyper focal distance' chapter - it was amazing.
Abhishek Dhakate After the Shot - Nagpur
I wish they had some more stars to rate it.... Jokes apart, it was only a few months back one of my Photographer friend suggested me to attend a post processing workshop. Being an amateur I barely had any idea about photography and this friend of mine suggesting me to attend a workshop on post processing seemed like a joke to me. However I decided to go for it. I had been following Jasminder Oberoi (this is the first n last time I am writing the full name cause I fondly call him Jasssiiii Sir and yes he doesn't mind) on Facebook. I had also been following his Page JAS Fotography on Fb too.. I was in love with his work. I was so excited to meet him that I went along to receive him on the Airport and there walked out a Sardarji with a Pagdi and just a handbag. Greeted us and we had a great convo during our travel. I was like is he really a photographer and really is this person going to take our Workshop. To be frank I have come across Photographers who click less and show more.. Workshop started and it was fun.... 2 days just passed by. That day was a day and today. My photography skills have not only improved but it has reached to a new level. People have started noticing my work and appreciating it too. I do Portfolios, landscapes and potraits. Even now Jassi sir is always there to guide. and the best part is he tells straight away if the Picture is good or bad. If it is good he will appreciate it and if it needs improvement he will help me out let that be any time of the day.... Blessed to have you as my mentor Jassi sir. A humble and down to earth person is what Jassi sir is. And for others sorry for writing it so long but like they say "Words cant describe Legends..." but still it was my humble effort to express my feelings for Jasminder Oberoi and his firm Light Chasers
Sayan Dutta - Participant Wild Escapes 2014
Those 3 and a half days of constant learning (Bandhavgarh phototour), fun, suspense and anxiety (to see a tiger)...the total thing was really an experience for me, a memorable one indeed ! Everyone was very much friendly, and was ready to help me at every step with any information, be it like sharing their own experiences or sharing technical knowledge. Thanks Sudhir, Jassi, Amarjeet for sharing your technical insights, which would surely help me in taking the correct steps in the near future. Hope to see you guys again...to absorb more knowledge and ride the ladder of constant learning, so that...at least at some point of time, I also can show the reflections of my mind to the others through my viewfinder, in a constructive and colorful way !
Ankit Sharma, Participants India Kliks
3 exciting days of knowledge sharing sessions! The last day marked a befitting end to the great symposium organized by India Kliks in association with Canon and Adobe. Thanks for organizing such a wonderful event. Really appreciate all the hard work put in by Mr. Kirat Sodhi (Chairman, India Kliks), Jasminder Oberoi, Mr. Pankaj Anand and Mr. Saurabh Tand not to forget the volunteers without whose efforts this would not have been a success. It is indeed a wonderful platform and the learning experience in these last 3 days was great. The selection of mentors across different genres was brilliant and actually helped to make it more beneficial for the participants. Thanks to all the mentors for taking time out and for sharing their knowledge and experiences with us. And, also, thanks to the wonderful participants for sharing their works, stories and also, for having great interactive sessions. A very big thanks to Canon and Adobe for great workshops and for making such events possible with their continuous support. I would like to congratulate you all on the success of India Kliks 2013-24 and hope that many more events like this would follow. GOD Bless... Stay Blessed.
Vinay Swaroop Balla, Participants India Kliks
"WOW" That was 3 days of inspiring lectures, showcase of mind blowing works, fun with a photo walk, all these by world class mentors at one place is just a Jackpot for us. I Thank all the great mentors for their sincere sharing of knowledge, experiences and journeys for all these years. It was truly a blessing to meet u all at one place. My sincere Thanks to the most humble person i have met, Chairman India Kliks Mr Kirat Sodhi for initiating such a strong platform and for all his efforts in making this event a grand success. Not to forget, Mr Jassi Oberoi, Mr Pankaj Anand, Mr Saurabh Tuteja for their great contributions till the end. Secondly, I would like to Thank all the volunteers who really helped each one of the participant during the entire event. Lastly, I also would to Thank all the wonderful participants for their good friendship and time in sharing their inspiring journeys in Photography. Hope to stay connected with u all. I wish Team India Kliks a very very great future ahead. There is no other photography platform comparable to this.
Most importantly, I wish Canon India, Sponsor India Kliks 2013 a great success For the future and hope to see their uncompromising support for the photographers and events like India Kliks in the future. Those who missed this event, Trust me, You really missed it.
Rajneesh Panwar, Participants India Kliks
Thanks a lot India Kliks, Light chasers, Canon India for conducting such a wonderful symposium.
I really thank all the great mentors who shared their wonderful knowledge and experience. Really learnt a lot.
I joined the group for a photography tour in Kanha, which proved to be both useful and fun. The balance between theory and practice was good, and both teachers were always present there for us. What's more, the good humour was all-pervading and infectious, and I really appreciated the fact that both Jassi and Sudhir went to great extents to satisfy my whim to see a tiger. Thank you guys, I will come back for more (both tigers and workshops).
Dr. Poonam Singh, Participants Wild Escapes 2014
Many thanks for the amazing photo tour.It was not just a add-on to my attempt to get a hang of photography, it was also high on intangibles in the form of sense of togetherness and belonging I could feel because of the holistic approach which is inbuilt in your group light chasers.
It was heartening to experience the patience shown by both the mentors in imparting knowledge to a novice like me.I am thankful to all participants too from whom I imbibed something or the other sometimes in terms of photography and at other times in terms of way of life.The hospitality of the kanha earth lodge staff was impeccable.Everything right from helping in managing our to & fro conveyance from jabalpur-kanha to our breakfast arrangement even in jungle was pretty stream lined.
Looking forwards to many more such fun filled trips high on learning too.
Mayur Shah, Participants Wild Escapes 2014
A wonderful experience of 4 days. You guys were always ready to help. Time management is also what I learnt in this tour. Thank you Jassi sir and Sudhir sir for this unforgettable experience. Knowledge shared was excellent.
Rajiv Desai, USA
The Vibrant Pushkar photography workshop was an exhilarating four days during which my initial inhibitions of being an amateur photographer amongst professionals melted away quickly, leading to extensive learning from the mentors and team members, brilliant photo opportunities, local cultural experiences and much more. During the workshop, my learning curve was positively steep, replete with technical tricks, tips and ideas. I left Pushkar with many satisfying images and a renewed passion to continue looking through the lens.
Neelu Bhatt, Bangalore
More than I expected. Helps to be taken to the right spot, at the right time, with the right light. Impressed by the generosity and openness of the mentors in sharing "the secrets" - no holding back. Sincere, genuine effort to see the participants take back more.
Manoj Finava, Rajkot
Wonderful. The mentor and other colleagues were very experienced and cooperative and ready to teach where we went wrong. In short, very nice.
Ketan shah, Mumbai
Pushkar has immense opportunities for different genres of photography like street, portrait, landscapes, culture etc. Jassi is now a best buddy of mine. A friend, guide and savior at times. Looking forward to many more tours. I had a wonderful learning experience.
Avinash Khemka, Cuttack
This tour was fabulous. I enjoyed it thoroughly and learnt a lot about photography. I look forward to participating in your forthcoming tours.
Anjali Haridass, Bangalore
I had a wonderful trip to Pushkar with Light Chasers. Both Jassi Oberai and Subir Basak are amazing teachers - no holding back! Characteristics to be admired!!! They were always attentive to each participants needs. It was great seeing Pushkar through their eyes (partly) - a real 'eye opener'... :) !! Cheers to many more trips with you guys! Thank you!
Kapil R. Singh on After the Shot Workshop
I have been in various workshops and photo tours with Jassi and each interaction has been quite knowledge enhancing. Jassi is an ace photographer with in-depth knowledge of the various aspects of photography which is underpinned by his terrific training skills. The workshop conducted on post processing was of immense help – it had something in store for all the participants, be it people who are new to photography to professional photographers too. The content was highly relevant and interactive and kept the participants engaged for all 2 days. The session was not about theoretical fundamentals, but included hands on application for the techniques. I am sure that the session would have helped all the participants in enhancing their skills manifold. 5 Stars to Jassi and Light Chasers for a terrific workshop.
Arvind Lodha, Chennai
It was my first ever tour and I had a great learning experience of all aspects of people photography.
Sunayana Sodhani (Singapore) on Nomadic Ladakh - a photography expedition to Ladakh
Glad to be part of this tour where mentors helped participants to understand the technicalities of photography at personal level. Will eagerly wait of future tours with Light Chasers and Canon.
Yash Dalvi (Mumbai) on Nomadic Ladakh - a photography expedition to Ladakh
Amazing experience at Nomadic Ladakh photo tour in terms of help, interaction and opportunities. It was great to see the comfort of the group and give & take between participants.
Madhav Swar (Goa) on Nomadic Ladakh - a photography expedition to Ladakh
The photo tour (Nomadic Ladakh) has helped me greatly in understanding technical aspects of photography and has also helped me in improving my skills. Will look forward to more such tours from Light chasers and Canon.
John Pinheiro (Goa) on Nomadic Ladakh - a photography expedition to Ladakh
Nomadic Ladakh tour was much better than my expectations. Planned well. enjoyed every bit of it. Worth the money spent.
Nandish Mehta (Mumbai) on Nomadic Ladakh - a photography expedition to Ladakh
Learnt a lot of technicalities pertaining to composition, exposure, light etc. in this tour. I liked the connect of host with all the participants and personal touch given by them.
Shreya Sen on Nomadic Ladakh - a photography expedition to Ladakh
Wanted to drop a thank you note to Light Chasers and Canon for our recent photo expedition to Ladakh. Specially to Jassi sir for patiently answering my relentless questions, always making us laugh with his light heartedness, genuine & kind personality. Pankaj sir for his support and willingness to listen, guide and give valuable feedback which made it a great learning experience. Really also appreciate Jassi sir’s enthusiasm and passion to make the effort to see to it that we covered most of landscapes, monasteries, people of Ladakh and make the most of this beautiful place as a traveller and more importantly as a photographer. Was great to share this journey with fellow enthusiasts and a group who were so talented and equally passionate about creating beautiful images. I am glad that even though we were a bunch of strangers we had our share of laughter, tad bit of drama and whole lot of Maggie, chai and fun which made Ladakh lot more memorable than I expected it to be. I also wanted to personally thank my room mate Sunayna who is also a part of light chasers. Thank you SUU this trip would not have been as much fun without your laughing hysterics and crazy conversations. Looking forward to Pushkar next!! I strongly recommend anyone who enjoys photography and traveling to join in these tours with Light Chasers. I am an extremely shy person but at no point did I feel uncomfortable or out of place during the tour thanks to being on a platform with people who shared the same love for photography as I do. Secondly you learn a lot more since one is in a practical field along with experts and other photographers. I wish Light Chasers the best and hope to chase many more photographic journeys in the future with you guys.
Raj Dave (Mumbai) on Nomadic Ladakh - a photography expedition to Ladakh
The Nomadic Ladakh photo tour has helped me greatly in understanding the technical aspects of photography and has also helped me in improving my skills. We look forward to more such tours from Canon and Light Chasers.
Rahul Saharan on the Hasselblad Workshop with Eolo Perfido
It was by far the best workshop I have ever attended. Incredible indeed. Every moment was special from morning till evening. Thanks to Light Chasers for organising such amazing workshop. I personally learnt a lot. thanks again for the efforts put in. Eolo was amazing. Looking forward to more such workshops.
Dr. Shikhar Kaushal on the Hasselblad Workshop with Eolo Perfido
Handling a Hasselblad was a dream come true. Thanks for providing us the great opportunity. The use of LED lights was something even more interesting. And last but not the least Eolo, had not only great knowledge of & love for photography, he thoroughly enjoyed teaching and answering our questions. Freely sharing one's hard earned knowledge shows one's large heartedness and stature as a person. Thanks Light Chasers for another great learning experience.
Vishal Gulati on the Hasselblad Workshop with Eolo Perfido
To see the maestro "Eolo" and to listen directly up close was very specoal and I got extremely impressed with his vast knowledge about the subject in all aspects - his photography as well as the post production skills. Jassi is the best mentor and always inspiring. Thank you so much for being so humble and an inspirational figure. Would love to attend more workshops organised by Light Chasers and Hasselblad!
Bhartendu Mihir on the Hasselblad Workshop with Eolo Perfido
It was a very informative, interesting and well organised workshop. It certainly helped to get better insight into different photography techniques and understand the working of a professional photographer.Looking for more from Light Chasers and Hasselblad.
Ankit Sharma (after Rang De Photo Tour)
The BEST HOLI EVER! Thanks to Sanjay and Jasminder for organising it and an amazing group of photographers. It was great to meet you all. good company definitely made the trip more amazing.
Ravinder Dang (after Rang De Photo Tour)
Sanjay & Jassi: Sanjay Nanda is a regular at Nandgaon & Barsana. He knows the streets, the people the mithai shops et al. His appraoch is "if you miss a shot today, don't worry you can always come back, this place is just 3 hours from Delhi'
I attended Sanjay's photo course earlier this year and he is no-nonsense chap. A composition fanatic and not many pictures can run past him without he raising an eye brow about a misplaced element or a suggestion for another approach. Also, Sanjay leverages the camera technology better than other folks he does not romanticize the manual mode. "work on aperture priority, get the dynamic ISO setting in place & focus on composition" is his way of life.
Jassi, followed his dad into photography. He comes from the school of hard knocks and started his journey during the film & SLR days. He's driven in his own silent ways, runs the Indian School of photography and is a hot- shot with the Canon folks in India. His work on Pushkar is often mentioned in various conversations I have been privy to. I had been to his photoshop course and he had done a pretty good job with it. Some of the stuff you are seeing in the attached album is thanks to his helping with learning post processing better. Jassi in my books is the ever smiling nice guy, wanted to help fellow folks, if he can.
Why all this eulogizing? It's not difficult to figure out. I am back from one of the most exciting photo-tours I have ever done. And had it not been for these folks, I wouldn't be there. So thank you Sanjay & Jassi.
Nitin Arjun (after Rang De Photo Tour
Thanks you so much for a super trip and a great experience. You planned everything meticulously and this trip couldn't have been possible without your guidance. Look forward to more such trips.
Vishal Gulati (after Rang De Photo Tour)
Thank you Light Chasers!
Last week, I participated in your Photo Tour "Rang De" to Barsana and Nandgaon. It had been a mesmerising experience for me; I had never imagined that Holi could be so fun and exciting. It was a colourful treat to the eyes.
Thanks Mr. Jasminder Singh and Mr. Sanjay Nanda - the mentors of our photo journey for providing a wonderful guided tour of the villages; your vast experience and knowledge really mattered for this challenging trip. The walk along the colourful village with you and the team members is of immense learning experience and great fun!I must also thank you for the great stay that had been provided there; the hotel and the facilities were very comfortable.When I came back, I am enriched with wonderful memories to cherish and lovely friends - the best people in the industry.
My best wishes to Light Chasers for your exciting venture. Cheers!
Charu Chauhan (after Rang De Photo Tour)
I enjoyed every bit of time that I spent there. One experience I will always cherish.. I loved the colors, fun, atmosphere, kachodis and the spirit of Holi. Luckily I went there and met such good team. I haven't been able to come out of the feel of the place.
Shilpi Choudhury (after Rang De Photo Tour)
Had a blast. Thank you guys
Raj Halve (after wild Escapes - a phot tour to Bandhavgarh and Kanha)
"5 days of complete immersion in photography, surrounded by passionate amateurs, practical inputs from professionals - the proof of the recipe - I got over 75 great shots! Thanks Jassi and Amarjeet!"
Jasvinder Singh (after our Basics of Photography Workshop)
It's our pleasure to get assosiated with you for some photgraphy lessons. Ever since I have attended work shop conducted by Light Chasers at Canon Image Lounge for learning the basics for photography , the entire idea about using the camera, lenses and infact looking at subjects has totally changed. Your guiding skiil are too good for any body to understand techniqes and impliment them, your humble nature and professional attitude not only makes the classroom atmosphere friendly but your sharp interacting skills holds the attentions of every student in the entire session or workshop. We feel fortunate to have attended your workshop and also feel that for any photography enthusiast you could be the best mentor.
Arjun Garg (after Wild Escapes - a photo tour to Bandhavgarh and Kanha)
I want to thank you for an amazing trip and wish I could be part of many more of these. I also want to thank Amarjeet ji for his patience with a novice like me and very very useful tips.. The tour taught me the wonders a Camera and a skillful eye can do. I have been to jungle trips many times before, but I saw the Jungle from a completely "different angle" this time !! I hope to learn a lot about photogaphy, and carry forward my passion for wildlife and photography. Will continue to trouble you for guidance.
Rajoo Naik (After Go Goa - workshop on fashion photography)
Best Part about this workshop was "people". From models to facilitator to participants to organisers and mentors - all were genuine people. Kudos to Light Chasers for making this workshop such a fun-filled chilled out learning experience.