Why attend my workshop ?
There are two parts to photography. The technical part which is relatively easy to learn with diligence and time. Then there is the aesthetic part which is a more ethereal concept and much more difficult to master. Guidelines of exposure control, paying attention to the nuances of light and tonality, color management etc. are all milestones on that journey. But the most important factor is being able to develop the ability to see beyond the obvious.To be able to recognise the beauty in the barren, the magic in the mundane and render it in such a way that it becomes obvious for all to see.It is true that to a certain extent this is an inherent talent however in my opinion it is possible to cultivate this “sense of seeing” with exposure to proper knowledge and constant practice. This has been my personal goal in expressing myself creatively and developing a style that feels true to my own nature.
I Sincerely hope to meet you in the field and share this form of creative vision with you. As a mentor I aspire to facilitate your individual creative process, to fine tune personal style, nurture artistic ability and to learn to appreciate the true joy that this process brings to the artist.The workshops I conduct are confined to small group size and customized to suit individual goals. From subject selection to image acquisition to image rendition all steps of the creative process are analysed and optimized. I sincerely believe that such focused learning results in accelerated growth.
Bordered by granite walls, adorned by plunging waterfalls, giant sequoia trees, grassy alpine meadows and the reflections dancing on the merced river, the plethora of subjects makes this a paradise for nature photographers.
Whether you like to photograph the grand vistas illuminated by dramatic angled light or prefer to render the more intimate scenes that showcase the finer details, this location offers you the inspiration and opportunity to bring your creative vision to life.
24 th - 27 th June, 2021
Colors of California
Autumn unleashes the splendor of the Sierra with gold, orange and crimson embracing the landscape. Set against the backdrop of the majestic mountains. groves of Aspen trees interrupted by vibrant meadows filled with fall foliage showcase the best of fall colors in the Western part of the country.
5 th - 10 th October 2020
Autumn in Utah Badlands
Experience Autumn in the Badlands of Utah with Sapna Reddy and Jess Santos.
Imagine a landscape so unique that astronauts are trained here for landing on planet Mars. This part of Utah has places that feel like you are on a different planet. With large wilderness sections embellished with unique colors, textures and architecture. the region offers much to explore and photograph.
14 th - 17 th October 2021Know More
Beauty of the Bayou
Discover the beauty of the Bayou in a workshop experience that is uniquely captivating. Gliding amongst giant cypress trees hundreds of years old, branches decked with colorful foliage and adorned by the gossamer of hanging moss. As mist rises from the water of the flooded forest it creates an ethereal landscape with innumerable photographic opportunities. Soft light filtering through the branches, reflections dancing in the calm waters, the sense of serenity of this landscape is unparalleled.
1 st - 5 th November 2021
Fire and Ice
The workshop is designed to be a truly unforgettable experience.
Based on the incredible photographic opportunities offered by the diverse landscape of Iceland we will travel across the South Coast with emphasis on photographing Volcanoes, Ice caves and Aurora Borealis.
11 th - 18 th November 2021Know More
As a landscape photographer I find myself truly fortunate to be living in California. The 900 miles along the pacific coast strewn with dramatic rocky cliffs, sandy beaches, majestic mountains, desert lands and redwood forests offer enormous opportunity to the wanderer, observer and photographer within us.
In that gamut of choices one of the most intriguing subjects is the Redwood forest.
The Giant sequoia grows inland while the more delicate Redwoods hug the coastline. The former is an impressive subject to photograph while the latter is more challenging.
2 nd - 5 th June 2022Know more
❝ While attending a photography workshop with Sapna Reddy, not only did she make sure we got to the most interesting places at the right time for the best light, she offered technical knowledge, constructive critique, and tips for moving forward with our photography. She also taught our small group some editing techniques and ways to more effectively use our equipment. It’s always enjoyable to share photography with like-minded individuals through a workshop experience. But it is especially rewarding when the leader is fully engaged in helping each participant improve their skills. If you have the opportunity to attend a workshop with Sapna, DO IT! ❞
❝ I joined Sapna for the Mystic Forest workshop, and everything was perfect. The small group size ensured all of the individual attention anyone wanted, and minimized our impact on the forest. It was very helpful to learn some of the in-field processes Sapna uses to create her beautiful images. Her familiarity with the area gave us great composition opportunities. I went home with many quality images for my portfolio. ❞
❝ The Mystic Forest Workshop with Sapna Reddy was incredible! She knew exactly where to go for some beautiful compositions. Sapna was knowledgable, friendly and diligent about helping each one of us. I have booked another workshop with her and am looking forward to another wonderful experience. Thanks Sapna! ❞