The Magic of HDR (TMH)


The Magic of HDR (TMH)

Theia Photography presents The Magic of HDR – a workshop by UMESH DAUNDKAR on High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography.

If you have been wondering what HDR is, what you need to start, and how to create it or if you are not happy with your efforts at creating HDR images which get more bouquets than brickbats, this is the workshop for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What separates TMH from other workshops?

• It’s the time and attention we put into each workshop to see that you have the most amazing experience of a lifetime. The course content is thoroughly discussed and then finalized just before the workshop keeping in mind the skill levels of the participants. The mentors have years of experience in their respective fields and spend considerable time and effort to ensure that the content is easy to understand and pertinent to your needs.

What can I expect to learn on your workshop?

• Introduction to HDR;
• Concept and technical details about HDR;
• When to go for HDR;
• How to take HDR photos in camera (RAW);
• Application of HDR Techniques – Landscapes, Architecture & Portraits;
• Introduction to various software for building HDR photos;
• Work process in 2 major HDR applications; and
• Tips and tricks for natural looking HDR.

When is the workshop being held?

• Sunday, 18 May 2014 from 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Where is the workshop being held?

• The workshop will be held at a studio near Andheri. Final details will be intimated a week before the workshop.

How much does it cost to be a part TMH?

• Your investment for the workshop will be Rs 2,500 inclusive of guidance by the mentors, course materials, a working lunch & tea/coffee.

How can I pay for your workshop?

  • Cheques payable to “Debi Sen Gupta” can be deposited at any branch or drop-box of Citibank. If you are depositing at a drop-box, please ensure that it’s meant for bank accounts and not for credit card payments. Also mention the account number at the back of the cheque.
  • A direct transfer can be done to the bank as per following details:
    • Account Name:       Debi Sen Gupta
    • Bank:                     Citibank
    • Account Number:   5249603114
    • Branch:                  Fort, Mumbai
    • IFSC Code:             CITI0100000
  • Do you offer any discounts? Can we book as a group?

    • We are offering an early bird discount of 10% if you pay by 3 May 2014. Group booking will receive a discount depending on the size of the group. Please talk to us for more details.

    Do I absolutely need to bring a laptop with me? What about software?

    • A laptop is important for the demonstration as you can practice what’s being demonstrated immediately. In case you can’t carry a laptop, please take extensive notes.
    • If you are carrying a laptop, please load it with :
    • Photoshop CS6 or Photoshop CC ( OR
    • Photomatix ( OR
    • Nik EXEF Pro ( AND
    • 3 Bracketed images which can be used for practice and review.

    What if I don’t know very much about HDR?

    • A basic knowledge of the use of a DSLR camera is essential for this course. Our workshops include photographers with varied experience, which makes the workshops more interesting and rewarding. The less you know, the harder we work. You’ll even be surprised how much you will learn from other students who are attending as well.

    We hope this was helpful.

    Please email us or call Debi Sen Gupta ( / + 91 98190 00347). We will be happy to assist you. To find out more about us please check out and

    We look forward to seeing you at The Magic of HDR


    Breaking News

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    Definition: Breaking news refers to events that are currently developing, or “breaking.” Breaking news usually refers to events that are unexpected, such as a plane crash or building fire. Breaking news can also refer to news that occurs late in the day, close to a news outlet’s usual deadline.

    So there you are sipping a cup of tea and watching yet another political debate on the news channel on TV when a scroll goes across the screen…… SACHIN TENDULKAR TO RETIRE AFTER 200TH TEST MATCH. And your heart stops.


    No I am not here to give a similar earth shattering, life-changing news, but I am very excited about it all the same. Theia Photography is changing and growing – with new ideas, new products, new approach and above all new members. Yes a good friend and fellow photographer will soon be joining the studio and contribute her talents. That’s all I am willing and able to say right now. Watch this space for details and you won’t be disappointed.


    On Photography

    It’s a professional photographer’s job to make you look as attractive as possible in the pictures. If your pictures are just the same as the ones taken by your cousin with a DSLR then the photographer is not doing his (or her) work properly. It’s not the magic of photo-shop but just a few simple posing techniques which can make the difference. And the ability to make you comfortable. He may know all the theory but if you are not comfortable the photographs will never look right.

    In this picture, the older daughter wanted to stand between her parents but I moved her to the other side. Being taller than her mother, the group looked awkward; once I moved her the group formed a nice diamond shape far more pleasing to the eye.


    I must confess there is a bit of Photoshop here. I replaced the wall!

    Sebastião Salgado: Genesis

    Photo This & That

    The Unspoilt Planet

    Sebastião Salgado: Genesis from Edmond Terakopian on Vimeo.

    In 2004, Sebastião began the Genesis project, aimed at presenting the unblemished face of nature and humanity. Genesis consists of a series of landscape and wildlife photographs, as well as photographs of human communities that continue to live in accordance with their ancestral traditions and cultures, shot across 32 countries, over an eight year period. This body of work was conceived as a potential path to humanity’s rediscovery of itself in nature.

    Sebastião Salgado’s photographic exhibition Genesis is unveiled for its world premiere at the Natural History Museum on Thursday 11 April (and will run until September 8th, 2013). Edited, designed and curated by Lélia Wanick Salgado, the exhibition includes 200 epic black-and-white photographs that celebrate the majesty of nature and examine the balance of human relationships with our fragile planet.

    Accompanying the exhibition is an equally amazing

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    Focus on Photography

    Have you visited the ongoing celebration of Photography in and around South Bombay right now? If you love photography you can’t afford to miss it. This festival which started on 14th March 2013 at various venues will continue till the 27th of March. There are exhibitions, workshops, portfolio reviews and discussions on photography with a central theme of Focus on the City.

    The bubbly Elise is sitting at Cheval Restaurant at Kala Ghoda coordinating the various threads all over the city. She was very happy with the footfall on Day One especially considering the fact that it was a weekday. She made me a few suggestions and I visited some of them, there are too many for one day, and was completely blown away.

    From Cheval, Jahangir Art Gallery is just a hop, skip and jump away and I went over to the Terrace Gallery for A Photograph is Not an Opinion – Contemporary Photography by Women. A thought-provoking collection by various photographers, I was touched by the work of Rosy Martin on display. On her website Rosy says “Looking back over all the work I have done, over the last fifteen years, it is the relationship between photography and memory that has preoccupied me.” And her photos make touching memories.

    A Fantastic Legacy: Early Bombay Photography, from 1840 to 1900 is on at Gallery Max Mueller which has an impressive collection of old photographs which are again worth a look.

    Then I was off to Project 88 at Colaba for something from the other end of the country. A Village in Bengal by Chirodeep Chaudhuri has been a labour of love for the photographer. He has taken these over a period of twelve years during his annual visits to his ancestral village. As a Bengali myself, I felt an immediate sense of déjà vu with these Black & White images with printed bed sheets, a little girl in her best frock and the preparations for Jhal Muri ( Spicy puffed Rice).

    The day ended at Chemould Gallery with Sooni Taraporevala’s oeuvre – Parsis. A huge collection about Bombay in general and Parsis specifically, the experience was enriched by her discussion with Meera Nair about her photographs and photography. But more on this later.

    Did I say something funny?

    Did I say something funny?

    Sooni Taraporevala

    Sooni Taraporevala

    The Vivacious Meera Nair

    The Vivacious Meera Nair

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