Diploma Students of Apex (2014), recently visited a bulb factory in order to complete their Industrial Photography module, mentored by Mr. Aditya Arya.
The insights of the students on the visit are mentioned below :
It was indeed one of the best experiences I have ever had. Shooting in an industry was completely a new genre for me. Although it seemed very easy but it wasn’t a cake walk. We were not familiar with working with such high temperature and because of a lot of machinery and a compact space it became little difficult to build composition. But overall we were able to fetch few good shots using flash lights. Tuhina Chopra
“Creatively using combination of light ambient & flash was very challenging but still amazing experience.” Tushar Mehra
“Visiting the bulb factory gave us a great exposure, it taught us how to work in an uncontrolled environment. Working with gels and strobe lights was a great experience. Overall it was a great genre to explore.” Bhuvanesh Kharbanda
“Our first ever industrial shoot, where I was very nervous regarding the lighting to be used and what technique are to be used.
It was very difficult to shoot in the industry due to the high temperature but the owners made it very easy for us to shoot in such extreme conditions by offering us drinks from time to time. The workers were also very cooperative and helped us in each and every way possible.”
“On reaching the factory, the owner introduced us to the process of making the bulbs. The working was in full pace with lots of employers running through the process, which is quite fascinating since everything is carried out in a proper sequence and in a fragile labor mode. Firstly I started setting up the lights and to fill up some dramatic mood. The entire environment was very noisy because of the workings and the temperature was approximately above 50 degrees.”Hryat
“After being briefed a day before by Aditya Sir, we were all ready with the equipment and tips. We arrived at the bulb factory and had a brief tour of the factory, while the owner explained to us the different steps in the manufacturing process.
The two important challenges we faced during the photo-shoot were – first, not to interrupt the normal workflow in the factory, and second, the extreme temperature inside. However, the cooperation and excellent arrangements by the clients made it a comfortable experience.We had several learning’s from the assignment: Making improvisations, lighting techniques, team work and working with minimum interference.It was an excellent experience, and I’m eager to take this learning to a further level.” Zakir Ali Khan
“The industrial photography was an unique experience we had which I loved, discovering a new kind of photography genre which involved us to maintain precautions and be attentive. We tried to use a lot of colour to dramatize our photographs, also I would love to thank Adyta sir for the same.” Debojit Chakraborty
“Our very first visit to a factory was indeed worth the hype. Before going to the location, we were informed about the various precautions one needs to take like how different the approach is when one is shooting in difficult circumstances like high temperatures and also that one needs to keep his footprint minimum. Overall the experience at the bulb factory was outstanding, the owners were really kind and allowed such a big group like ours to spend the whole day there. All in all, it was a great learning as we got to experiment with different genres of photography at one place.”Rohit Gambhir