A drive to Ladakh had long been on my bucket list. When I got to know about a photo trip to Ladakh I knew this was it. What better way to visit a place you so long desired to than in the company of like minded photographers. But what I got on the tour was a lot more than that. Jassi knows the region at the back of his hand. His immaculate planning, detailed itinerary, focus on the smallest detail and his vast knowledge on the subject of photography was much more than I anticipated. The arrangements of cars, stays in camps/hotels/guest houses and other arrangements were all without any hiccups. Our stopping every now and then for small photo sessions on roadside were very rewarding. To arrange for a tour as smooth in such remote corners is no mean job and Jassi pulled it off fantastically. As for his commitment, photo skills and teaching attitude I believe there could be none better. He has been an excellent friend, mentor and guide on the tour. To top it all other participants were all great people to be with and the learning, fun, laughter and every other moment of the tour will be cherished for a long time to come.
Neeta Shankar (Bangalore) - Mesmerising Ladakh, June 2014
We had been to Ladakh this year with Light Chasers and had an absolutely wonderful time!! It is always fun to travel with fellow photographers as you always tend to learn and observe something new. I have known Jassi for quite sometime now. Having known him, I knew the arrangements would be just perfect and it would be a great experience to travel with one of the best landscape photographers in India. The tour was amazing of course, the stay was arranged in the most picturesque locations possible! The best part of it all was the company. I got to meet some of the nicest people ever and I don't remember laughing so much in any other trip. I think the journey matters more than the destination and the company you travel with matters more than the journey itself. I had a small mishap where my equipment malfunctioned right at the beginning of the trip. It so happens that the pictures from my previous trip to Ladakh in 2010 were also lost due to a hard drive failure. Talk about bad luck! I was feeling so disheartened that I would once again miss out on some amazing frames. But Jassi to the rescue, lent me another replacement lens, which literally saved my trip! Jassi, I owe you big time for that!
Varun Giridhara (Bangalore) - Mesmerising Ladakh, June 2014
My wife and I hardly go on organized tours. We like doing the booking ourselves. We have known Jassi for a while now and the moment we saw that he is organizing a photo tour to Ladakh, we didn't think much before booking it. We had the confidence in him and his company Light Chasers that it will be a very well organized tour and won't be the usual run-of-the-mill organized tour for tourists. Arrangements made even in the remotest part of Ladakh were brilliant. The views we had from our rooms/tents were breathtaking to say the least. Jassi was available 24*7 for any help anyone needed and made sure the well-being of all participants was well taken care of. The aptly titled Mesmerizing Ladakh photo tour organized by Light Chasers was indeed a mesmerising experience and something we'll always cherish.
Ambar Pakhira - Workshop at IIT, Kanpur
I really enjoyed the your workshop yesterday at IIT Kanpur. Thanks for sharing your experience and tips. Hope I can follow those tips and become a better photographer.
Praneet Vayalali - Workshop at IIT, Kanpur
Its was a nice learning experience. Learnt a lot of new stuff. Thank you for coming.
Jayashrita Debnath - Workshop at IIT, Kanpur
A very interesting and interactive workshop. Great tips given during the indoor as well as outdoor session. Nicely explained concepts through examples. Thanks for being there.
Khushboo Bhatia (New Delhi) - Mesmerising Ladakh, June 2014
The Mesmerizing Ladakh photo tour, organized by Jassi (Light Chasers), truly justified it's name, not only in terms of the place, but also in terms of an individual and group. The facilities, the places covered, the stay arrangements were amazing. I went to Leh for the first time and had it not been with Jassi, I wouldn't have seen the places we saw in this tour. The breathtaking beauty of the remote places, the beautiful smiles greeting us, the hospitality of those people made us believe that every element composing these places was equally beautiful. The beauty was in air. Jassi has always been helping us with our shots. He was a mentor, a friend, and a teacher, all at the same time. He would entertain our slightest of concerns and would make sure of finding a solution for it. The stay was not easy due to high altitude, but measures taken by him did not make us feel uncomfortable at any moment. He was always present was anything to everything. Moreover, as an icing on the cake, the group I went with composed of amazing, caring, hilarious, light hearted, strong minded and interesting people. Mesmerizing Ladakh was a truly mesmerizing experience for me. I wish to thank Light Chasers, Jassi and all the participants for making it an experience of a lifetime. Hoping to join in for another tour soon. Loads of love and good wishes... Khushboo Bhatia
Soham Modak (Mumbai) - Mesmerising Ladakh, June 2014
I have been trying to travel to Leh - Ladakh since last 3 - 4 years but all efforts had been in vain. This year tho i decided to travel no matter what & started searching for decent itineraries but couldn't find anything that caught my eye in particular. Light Chasers with their Mesmerising Ladakh Photo Tour came to my rescue when all else failed with their unique & dedicated tour plan focusing on Photography & thats what set them aside from everyone else. Jassi Sir was patient enough to answer all my queries however silly they might have been at the earliest & without any reservations & i finally signed up for the tour still with a little hesitation as i had never travelled with completely unknown people but again Jassi Sir came to my rescue & made me feel very comfortable the moment i met him at the bus stop to leave for Manali & form then ahead the journey was a cruise in every sense. All my fellow tour members were from different walks of life & they all had different views in terms of photography & thats what helped me on a personal level to understand & learn soo many things which had never crossed my mind & to add to that Jassi was always there with us to help us out in every way possible & he kept on guiding us regarding all most every single aspect how much ever relevant or irrelevant at that time. At no point did Jassi make us feel that he was just there because it was his job as he was present there 100% because he wanted to be there... The arrangements like stay, food, places we visited all were taken care soo perfectly by Jassi which was amazing despite the fact that we coincidently visited Leh during Kalchakra 2014 which did surely pose a challenge. I have personally seen a change in my photographs & they have become better & better with almost each passing day which couldn't have been possible without Jassi Sir's help, review & guidance. The "cherry on top" was that the entire group gelled soo well which raised the fun factor in everything for from ROFL moments at all meal tables weather in hotels/tents or even roadside eateries, drinking weird named juices at restaurants, cracking jokes & even teasing each others with lolly-pop's... I met these people as fellow tour mates but left as friends waiting to meet up again. Ladakh is in every sense Mesmerising beyond compare & doubt, but what made the entire trip epic for me was that i choose Light Chasers to experience this journey with & it was fulfilling in every sense to make me wanna go back there over & over again only with Jassi & Light Chasers. I met Jassi as a mentor, guide at the start but left with him as a new friend with nothing more that a new found love & respect for him & his dedication to what he loves most, photography. Thank You Jassi & Light Chasers for this wonderful experience, cant wait for another one soon.
Binit Patel (Ahmedabad) - Mesmersing Ladakh, June 2014
What to say where to start its pretty much confusing but lets begin anyways I traveled with Jassi Oberai on The Mesmerizing Ladakh photo tour in June 2014 it was unforgettable trip in best of the manner before going on trip I always thought that accommodations will be pretty basic Leh onwards but Jassi provided us with best possible accommodations at all places we stayed, apart from stays Jassi also looked after the health aspects of the whole group which was quite critical part for all of us on trip as most of us weren't used to the high altitudes and extreme changes in temperatures and lastly the most importantly it was truly a great photo tour with the Light Chasers I didn't feel like a tourist who is just shooting at particular spots but felt like a traveler who explored the places as I wished for as we were allowed to stop cars and shoot as frequently as we want rather than just going from point A to B with fixed time. Jassi as tour mentor was easily approachable for guidance anytime during the trip and in evening we had lectures regarding different camera settings and lighting conditions etc. which helped my photography in many ways. in short had best of the time as an explorer and photographer I will surely be traveling with Light Chasers again.
Amey Kulkarni (Mumbai) - Mesmerising Ladakh, June 2014
The 'Mesmerizing Ladakh' photo tour organized by Light Chasers was truly mesmerizing in all senses. The Light Chasers team, especially Jassi ensured that this would become the journey of a lifetime for us. Even before the start of the tour the emails articulating the minutest of details prepared us for this wonderful trip. In the entire duration of the trip Jassi took great care of us, be it giving us medicines to combat AMS, providing us with water or instructing us on the dos and don'ts. The accommodation arrangements in all the locations (however remote they might be) were first-class. Jassi personally ensured that we are comfortable in these places. The wonderful part of the trip was its unique itinerary, taking us to places which are beyond words. The daily schedule provided us ample opportunities to capture the beauty of the 'Land of High Passes'through our lenses. With Jassi's expert guidance, there was a lot that we learned and have carried back with us. What truly made this trip memorable were the fellow participants. We were all a big happy, laughing family cracking jokes and learning from each other. I would like to thank Light Chasers and Jassi for organizing this trip and making sure we take back countless memories of it with us. This is a start of many more such tours to come for me with Light Chasers.
Rhucha Kulkarni (Mumbai) - Mesmerising Ladakh, June 2014
Offbeat places, laugh-riots and fun riots, photography techniques, new people, common Passions .. what more can be said about a trip that has turned out to be a trip of a lifetime for us ! “Mesmerizing Ladakh” was truly one of its kind ..words may not do justice to the breath-taking experience we had ! What really caught my attention is the truly offbeat itinery which was designed so as to include least trodden places – ranging from near the frontiers of PoK ( Turtuk ) to that of Tibet (Maan, Pangong). I had been planning for a Ladakh trip since quite sometime and the double benefit of this unique itinery along with the idea of learning from a like-minded group urged me to take this up...Learning techniques and tips from Jassi and others in the group was very useful ... What really helped is the frequent halts at scenic locations to suit our photography tastes & for someone like me - trying out new styles such as slow shutter, start trails, time lapse etc.. Jassi personally ensured the arrangements were the best possible especially looking at the remoteness of some locations. His support and care helped us acclimatize well and ensured we were fit and going throughout the trip. He personally pays a lot of attention to minute details of the journey ensuring everyone got to know each other and had a blast – courtesy his JD (Jassi’s dawai) and laugh riots. All in all it was an unforgettable trip where we lost track of time in the midst of breathtaking beauty.. and now are suffering from “Mesmerizing Ladakh” withdrawal symptoms which can be cured only by a similar trip !! I would definitely love to grab the next opportunity that comes my way … Thanks a lot Light Chasers for a once in a lifetime experience !
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.