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Glassware Photography Workshop – 2 by Vinod Sunder

May 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm UTC+5.5

Glassware Photography Workshop - 2
YPS Workshop | May 26 | State Youth Centre

YPS takes pleasure in announcing  a second workshop on “Glassware Photography” due to overwhelming demand.
The workshop would involve in giving plain glassware a colorful touch and also defining its shape in eye catching borders. It will also give an insight to the artistic power of refraction created by liquids in the glassware. The glassware that will be used will be mainly wine glasses and also regular glasses used on a dining table. Mentor for the workshop will be Mr. Vinod Sunder, a hobbyist photographer with a keen interest in tabletop photography..

About the Workshop

Participants will be tutored on the set up and all the gear that will be required for this genre. Backgrounds also play an important role and the material needed to achieve this will be revealed. As this would be more of an indoor form of photography, we would encourage participants to experiment with the knowledge gained in their respective homes. Emphasis will be laid on the usage of flashes as they play a major role in this genre of photography and in “off” camera. This is further related to the usage of ‘wireless triggers’ to activate the flashes remotely. Participants will also understand about the setting up of the camera when using flashes. This workshop will also “throw the floor open” to all participants to shoot glassware under the guidance of the mentor.

Workshop Schedule

  1. Workshop Overview: 9:30 am to 10:00 am
    • Introduction, discussion of expectations and agenda.
  2.  Slideshow by Mr. Vinod Sunder: 10:00 am to 10:30 am
  3. Setup Explanation: 10:30 am to 11:00 am
  4. Demonstration 11:00 am to 11:30 am
  5. Shooting Session:  11:30 am to 1:30 pm
    • Bright Field (2 Setups)
    • Dark Field (2 Setups)
  6. Lunch Break: 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm
  7. Shooting Session : 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
  8. Questions and Open House: 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Important Information about the Workshop

  1. Participants will be required to bring the following:
    • A DSLR camera (ensure battery is fully charged and carry battery charger)
    • Recommended lenses (any one): 35mm prime, 50mm prime, 18-55mm, 18 – 140mm, 55 – 200mm.
    • Flash and Radio Triggers (carry extra batteries and ensure all the batteries are fully charged and carry battery charger)
  2. YPS will Provide:
    • Glassware
    • Tables
    • Backdrops

Fees & Registration

  • Limited Registrations: 20 only
  • Workshop Fee for YPS members is Rs. 1500/- per person. Member must be logged-in to register as a member.
  • Workshop Fee for Non-members is Rs. 2000/- per person. Click here to become a YPS Member.
  • Workshop Fee includes lunch and refreshments during breaks.
  • Cancellation is not permitted

Registration closed

Seats are full. Registration is now closed!

Note: In case of any cancellation of the registered seats, the booking will be made open to accommodate those seats.
Request you to get in touch with us on +91 99452 44055‬ in case of any queries.


Youth Photographic Society
3rd Floor, State Youth Centre, TT Hall Nrupathunga Road Bangalore  560001
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About Mr. Vinod Sunder

The workshop will be conducted by Mr. Vinod Sunder

Vinod Sunder

Vinod Sunder took up photography more seriously as a hobby in 2012. He was not totally new to a camera and had dabbled with a Minolta SLR and Sony point-and-shoot digital cameras but more for casual photography. He had served in the Merchant Navy for 33 years and after his retirement in 2010 he decided that he needed a hobby or two to keep him occupied since he was not keen on a day job.

After seeing a relative with a Nikon, he took the plunge and became a ‘Nikonian’ too. Then began the decision of what genre to settle for as a main interest. Having pored over hundreds of photographs in 1x.com, 500px.com and Flickr, still life and tabletop photography caught his eye and he decided it was the genre he would give preference to, but with options for other genres open as well.

He is a self taught photographer when it comes to still life & tabletop photography as nobody in Bangalore was conducting workshops in this genre. Google helped him a lot in finding topics and tutorials and so did YouTube videos. This is where he discovered what ‘dark field’ and ‘bright field’ lighting was all about and it played a major role when photographing glassware. Still life photography involves using everyday objects within the house and all it needs is some good arrangements to create good composition. Fruits, vegetables, earthenware, wooden kitchen items can contribute towards creating impressive still lifes. Given the fact that the photography was restricted to indoors, space constraints in an apartment was a bit disadvantageous but achievable after moving furniture to create the space needed. Just a DSLR was not sufficient and his ‘arsenal’ saw the entry of soft boxes, flashes, wireless triggers, backdrops, light stands, studio lights, gels, reflectors, tripods, monopods and Eneloop batteries.

The best publicity he achieved was when a few of his photographs were featured in the March 2016 issue of ‘Smart Photography’. He has uploaded many of his pictures in 500px and most of them have gained the ‘popular’ status.

His other hobby is woodworking and he even fabricated a tall cabinet to store all his indoor photography gear. When indoor photography ‘takes a back seat’ he pursues woodworking which has led him to acquire a fair number of power tools. He mentions that living in an apartment has forced him into using a larger balcony as his workshop.

He adds that even though tabletop photography can be a bit challenging due to setting up of equipment, the end result is very satisfying. One does not need a high end camera or lenses and even entry level gear can produce good results. He has restricted himself to a Nikon D7000 and some mid-range lenses and they have been serving him well. Vinod says he will continue with his passion for still lifes for a long period but is also keen to experiment with landscapes, slow shutter speed and time lapse photography.

Vinod says, “Still life photography involves using everyday objects within the house and all it needs is some good arrangements to create good composition.  Fruits, vegetables, earthenware, wooden kitchen items can contribute towards creating impressive still lifes.”


May 26, 2019
9:30 am - 5:00 pm UTC+5.5
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Youth Photographic Society


State Youth Centre
State Youth Centre,Nrupathunga Road
Bangalore, Karnataka 560001 India
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