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Sathish, Mentor, LLA Online, grew up in a family of photographers from different generations. His great grandfather opened and managed a small studio called Omni Photo

After completing his UG in Visual Communication, He chose to be nurtured under the wings of Iqbal Mohamed, while at the same time working for two years at LLA. During this time, he understood the importance of studying Photography formally and decided to join the course in 2006.

For Sathish, an insatiable thirst to give back to society and encourage more people to take up photography, both professionally and as a hobby drives him to become a mentor at LLA Online. According to him, even though photography knowledge is readily available online, feedback from professionals, a crucial aspect in the learning process, is missing. Sathish aims to help fill this gap with LLA Online.

Here are some of his top pics from the participants work:

This photograph has a very well balanced composition. The placement of the human elements shows the scale of the tree. The colour tone and time of day gives the sense of chilly weather and the posture of both men prove it!

With one single light source, the person and the items around him are lit up!

There is also a very creative use of shutter here. The tiny dots of fire particles in motion creates a dramatic design of streaks!

Notice how the colour of the birds, its feathers and the dry branch are in the same tone! The shadows also show a lot of detail.

The shape of the branch and position of the bird complement each other and are a perfect fit with regard to the sun. If this picture was taken a moment earlier, or later, the shapes would not match the circumference of the sun!

The stories on the painted 2D wall and the photograph of the 3D subject are almost the same. The dappled lighting on the subject adds value to the story and dramatizes the shot as well.

In this picture, the hard and warm tone early morning sunlight brings out the texture of the wall and creates long shadows! The shadow is clearly defined here and the subject looking at his own shadow makes for an unusual composition.

Garima’s interest in the arts began in the 8th Standard. Since then, she religiously researched courses and colleges related to fine art in India.She worked as a visualiser and pursued her Post graduation in Digital Media, specialising in Animation, after which she joined Light & Life Academy.

Once Garima graduated from Light & Life Academy, she rode the E-commerce wave back in 2011, taking up photography assignments for various e-commerce sites and excelling in it. She opened her first studio in 2011 and did a lot of freelance work, fusing her knowledge of applied art and photography resulting in a unique style of her own. She is now based in Bangalore and is an art director, graphic designer, painter, photographer and blogger.

Garima strongly believes that Photography is an art form for the masses. LLA Online’s effort in reaching out to the masses through many different languages is what intrigued her the most! After being very impressed with the work of all the participants of the LLA Online program, she picked some of her favorites!

Glamour in Mundane

The lines are captured to show harmony in our day to day lives formed with light and shadows.

Lukka Chuppi

In India, since childhood, we play with our Mom’s saree corner (pallu) .  Colorful sarees are one of the identity of motherhood, culture and it unifies India.

Impressionistic

When nature can be captured as an impression which then becomes symbolic.

Rippled Colors

It’s fascinating how ripples can change the tall structures made by humans and make them melt visually.

Celebrating its 13th anniversary, the LLA students became mentors for a Light & Life Outreach programme, teaching photography to the Lawrence School, Lovedale.

Ankit’s interest in photography was sparked by a DSLR gifted to him, but it turned into a raging inferno when he found himself in the mountains of Kashmir. Feeding the flames of his passion, he graduated from LLA with a degree in Professional Photography, specializing in Travel, Nature, Architecture and Interior Photography. Always a seeker of knowledge, he became a mentor of the LLA Online program, to share what he knew with people that were also passionate about photography.

Ankit was eager to see the images captured by the participants, and had this to say about a select few pictures.

Vidya Kulkarni – I love how beautifully the light from behind is lighting the leaves, hence showing the translucent nature of the leaves. Moreover there is a nice contrast happening all over the image.

Arya Sarda – This is a beautifully composed shot. Captured almost from the eye level of the subject. I like the candid moment that has been captured by the photographer.

Harsha Vardaini –Composition is spot on here. Also the colors are vibrant and nice. There is a nice catch light in the eyes of the subject that is adding so much to the image.

Hem Desai – Very creatively shot image. The slow shutter is adding a sense of motion that is so pleasing to see. Also the composition and the angle from which the image is taken is spot on.

Srikanth Chandrasekaran –This is an amazing composition. I love the fact that the photographer has not zoomed in to the subject and instead tried to show the entire scene. The lighting is also amazing.