The Organisers

SILK INSPIRE is organised by SILK PHOTOS, a boutique photo agency based in India, and the world’s first representation agency for wedding photographers. The agency represents a select group of wedding photographers, both stills and motion, specialising in Indian weddings and destination wedding photography in India, and around the globe.

When

SEMINARS

Tuesday 4th October, 2016
9:30am – 6.00pm

Wednesday 5th October, 2016
9:30am – 6.00pm

WORKSHOPS

Thursday 6th October, 2016
9:30am – 6.00pm

Friday 7th October, 2016
9:30am – 6.00pm

In association with

OODIO (www.oodio.net) is one of the leading Post Production, Design and Print companies in the world. Established in 2011 at Bangalore, Oodio works with the Finest Wedding Photographers across the globe to delivery excellent quality and customer service. OODIO has its own brand of Bespoke Wedding Albums and Coffee Table Books specially designed for the Modern Candid Photographer.

OODIO is one of the leading Post Production, Design and Print companies in the world. Established in 2011 at Bangalore, Oodio works with the Finest Wedding Photographers across the globe to delivery excellent quality and customer service. OODIO has its own brand of Bespoke Wedding Albums and Coffee Table Books specially designed for the Modern Candid Photographer.

Learn, Interact, be Inspired

SILK INSPIRE 2016 is India’s first wedding photography seminar & workshop festival, offering great insight into wedding photography in India, and worldwide. The festival will bring a panel of award-winning wedding photographers, from different parts of the world, who have produced some of the most unexpected, engaging, and captivating body of work.

In the jam-packed days you’ll learn from each of the photographers in carefully planned sessions designed to deepen your understanding of the photographic language, enhance your creativity and boost your career. The workshops are a starting point in recognising your own style and USP as a photographer in a highly competitive market. Whether you are an emerging photographer, or a seasoned professional, SILK INSPIRE is a rare opportunity to infuse your career with new inspiration and clear direction.

The schedule is going to be hectic and packed with learning, but we will do our best to make it a lot of fun as well. Every night will have a party, or event that will surely bring extra smiles to your faces. We are organising a beach party on the last night, but stay tuned for the additional programs as we announce it in the coming weeks…

Why you cannot afford to miss SILK INSPIRE 2016

SILK INSPIRE will be an unforgettable session of photography learning, inspiration and fun. We bring the best instructors, exceptional organisation and a great passion for photography. There will be six international photographers, and two from India, as speakers and workshop leaders so that participants learn to see the difference in style and approach between photographers, and have an opportunity to interact with professionals that are otherwise difficult to meet in India. You get to see inside the mind of renowned photographers, understand their creative thought processes and pick up invaluable insights and tips. You do not want to miss this!

Where

Venue

BITS Pilani auditorium SILK INSPIRE 2016

SILK INSPIRE 2016 Seminars on day 1 & 2 of the festival, will be held at BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus, main auditorium. NH 17B Bypass Road, Zuarinagar, Sancoale, Goa 403726, India

The venue is about 25km from Panaji. Daily shuttles will be arranged from Panaji to the venue, and back, on day 1 & 2.
More details as to the pick up time and location of the shuttles will be shared closer to the event.

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Instructors

Schedule of Events

Registration & Tickets

SILK INSPIRE 2016 is a four-day seminar & workshop festival. The first two days will include a one-and-a-half hour session with each instructor, covering an overall style, technique, and tips from their photography journey. Days three and four will offer master classes with photographers, and a chance to see him/her in action, while learning in a small group.

Seminars and Workshops have separate registrations. Only participants who register for the seminars are eligible to register for the workshops. The seminar registration fee also includes free entry into all evening events for the festival. The registration for the workshops is on first-come-first-serve basis. Please note, each workshop will be defined and priced by the individual photographers conducting the workshop.

Photographer’s Master Classes Tickets

FAQ

How much is one ticket?

Standard ticket for SILK INSPIRE 2016 is ₹ 17,500
We have a limited number of Early Bird tickets available at ₹ 15,000
Last seats for the seminars will sell at ₹ 20,000

The photographer’s workshops are priced separately, and are different for each photographer. Please see your desired workshop page once registration opens.

What does the ticket price include?

The registration fee allows participants free entry to the seminar days on October 4th & 5th, to attend the eight seminars by all the panelists. Lunch and high tea are also included in the ticket price. Additionally, you also get free entrance to all the evening events.  The ticket price does not include travel and accommodation.

Does the registration fee include workshops as well?

No. The registration fee allows participants to attend all seminars spread across 2 days, i.e. 4th & 5th October’16 by all our instructors. The tickets for individual workshops by each instructor will be available by the first week of July. Tickets for the individual workshops, based on availability, could also be purchased during the seminar days.

How can I sign up and register?

The registration for the seminars is open now and you can buy your ticket online using the payment gate. A ticket will be mailed to you to the email address you provide. Registration for the workshops is on a first come-first-serve basis, and is only open for people who have already purchased a ticket for the seminars.

Can I buy a ticket for one day only?

The Registration fee for SILK INSPIRE includes participation & free entry for all seminars & evening programmes. There is no option to buy a ticket for one day.

Can I buy tickets for the workshops only?

This will not be possible. You have to register for the festival to be eligible to buy workshop tickets.

Can I register at the event?

Registration for SILK INSPIRE will only be available online, and prior to the event. You will need to bring your ticket with you to enter the venue.

Who should attend?

This festival is for intermediate and advanced photographers, who have a solid understanding of how the camera works, want to enhance their understanding of photography language in the field of wedding photography, and don’t mind staying up late.

I am just an amateur. Can I come?

Yes. However, the seminars will not be about camera techniques, and gear, and will not discuss aperture, shutter, lenses or any of these kind of questions. The panelists will address some technical aspects of their work in depth at the individual workshops and masterclasses on days 3 & 4.

How do I know SILK INSPIRE is right for me?

If you are a wedding photographer, amateur or professional, you will learn tricks of better photography from seasoned specialists as they have journeyed from interests in street, portrait, documentary, and lifestyle photography towards wedding photography. These influences have enabled them to capture inimitable and award-winning wedding portraits. SILK INSPIRE seminars will go beyond online tutorials, lighting diagrams, DVDs and instructional books, to give you an in-depth tour of original photographic inspiration, that you won’t find anywhere else.

For the first time in India, you have the chance to interact and see inside the minds of internationally renowned wedding photographers as they share invaluable insights and tips along with the working of their creative thought processes as artists.

What is the festival schedule like?

The festival is a 4-day event offering seminars on first 2 days and workshops on the remaining days. We will be sharing the details of the individual photographers workshops in the next few weeks, and will announce registration for each workshop.

What is the equipment requirement for the workshop?

There’s no need to bring your camera as the seminar sessions are not aimed to give you ‘photo opportunities’ to enhance your portfolio. You will be able to ask questions and interact with the photographers during the seminars, so prep some questions.

If you intend to take part in the portfolio reviews, you will need to show your images, and a laptop, or an iPad, is not a bad idea to have. Do bring something to take notes on – a laptop, tablet, or just a good old-fashioned paper and pen.

If you intend to participate in the workshops on day 3 & 4 you will need to confirm the required gear relevant for the workshop you wish to attend. This information will be shared on each photographer workshop page when we open registration.

Can I bring my video camera?

Still cameras are welcome. No audio or video recording please! This includes your mobile devices.

I bought my ticket, what’s next?

You’ll receive an order confirmation, and a ticket, to your registered email address, then…just sit tight! Closer to the date, we’ll send you a reminder email with all of the essential event information (where to go, registration process on the day, etc).

I bought one or more tickets. Something’s come up, can I get a refund?

You can. However, subject to the below conditions.

  • Before 4th August 2016 – 11:59pm IST:

You can get a full refund of the amount paid.

  • Before 4thSeptember 2016 – 11:59pm IST:

You can get a refund of 80% of the amount paid.

  • After 4thSeptember 2016:

Sorry folks – No refund after this point.

I am not ready to buy a ticket yet – how do I stay up to date with the festival?

Follow us on Twitter or like our Facebook page, to stay in the loop with updates on SILK INSPIRE 2016.

How can I contact you?

If you have any questions about the workshops please contact us by email, or reach us at +91989 0303896 or +91 91585 09944 during office hours.

NEED A PLACE TO STAY?

We’ve partnered with a few really cool, and chic boutique hotels in Panaji, that will all give a reduced price for the participants of the festival.
There will be transport arranged to where SILK INSPIRE seminars are being held. The workshops on day 3 and day 4 will take place at various locations around Panaji, which is really a very small town. All the hotels are very easy to find, and well located for the festival.

We have a special deal for SILK INSPIRE attendees at these hotels. which is nicely discounted off their Best Available Rate, subject to availability.
To book your room, email the hotel directly and quote “SILK INSPIRE 2016”.

PANJIM INN is a 180 years old mansion located in Goa’s Latin Quarter of Fontainhas. The rooms have fine antique furniture.
Single room ₹3,500 and double room at ₹4,000. Price is inclusive of all taxes.
reservations@panjiminn.com / Tel: +91 832 2221122 / M: +91 9130074667

SALIDA DEL SOL boutique business hotel is set in a striking building with an ornate facade, featuring chic, contemporary decor and polished-wood floors.
Single room ₹4,300, and double room at ₹4,600, exclusive of taxes.
reservations@salidadelsol.in / Tel: +91 832 2426666 / M: +91 88888 06433

VARANDA DO MAR has a stellar location overlooking the Arabian sea, and provides guests with service and design based on Goan Portuguese architecture.
Single room ₹4,500, and double room at ₹5,250, exclusive of taxes.
/ Tel: +91 832 2493888 / M: +91 7774063592

Taj Vivanta in Panaji, and the Goa Marriott Resort are the most accessible 5 star hotels.

Contact Us

By email

We try to reply within twelve hours, and promise to get back to you within 24 hours, except on weekends. Our weekends are Saturday and Sunday in India so bear with us if you send an email on the weekend.

Email us at office@silkphotos.com

By telephone

We’re happy to talk with you on the phone, so call us during working hours from Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm ,IST.

You can reach us on  +91 9890303896+91 91585 09944 

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