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5/5
So this was my first experience with xploring light and I can safely say it was a great one! Met new people, made new friends! Not practicing photography professionally so I was a bit apprehensive at first but the whole experience turned out to be fun and illuminating. The places that we visited were very thoughtfully selected in terms of photography. Overall the trip was excellent. Will be keeping my eye open for the next adventure 🙂
5/5
I had a great tour and a great time with Jassi Oberai and Sandeep Mathur. After a zero travel period for about a year, I was super excited for my photo tour to Kashmir with exploring lights. Both the mentors knew what background my photography experience stemmed from, and what I hoped to accomplish with the tour and customized it from there. I think if you are looking to clinch “that one shot” while you’re visiting Kashmir, booking this tour with this group is the way to ensure that happens. With all the covid protocols in place, our mentors provided excellent guidance, from knowing best times and locations to giving great advice on composition and camera settings to capture the mood. It was a wonderful experience that truly exceeded my expectations! I highly recommend Xploring Lights to anyone considering a future photography workshop or tour. *****HIGHLY RECOMMEND**
5/5
Snow clad Kashmir - It was a long awaited travel plan and like for most of us, there were many substantial concerns, viz. - safety regarding covid if we travel as a group and how much we will be able to optimise our chances for photography without compromising on precautions.Though it was never in my list,Kashmir stood out to be the most beautiful and unforgettable trip for me. We had great camaraderie with mentors and co-participants (close friends now)and it was akin to a 7-day long photothon with amazing opportunities created for every possible genre of photography. There was lot of fun and relaxation too and it was one cosy family where we could discuss & shoot with photography being the thread uniting us all. We had comfortable and safe stays judiciously chosen to suit photography needs. I loved the best of authentic indigenous Kashmiri food which became like a real highlight for all of us where a lot of “photography-casual” banter happened which you never really get to assimilate anywhere else. Thanks to our mentors Jassi Oberai and Sandeep Mathur and their native team of Omar Bazaz in Kashmir for their hard work and efforts at every juncture to make it a memorable trip. It is difficult to judge your own family(what with me taken 7-8 trips with xploring light already),some words are always due - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Devshree Sahai
Devshree Sahai
12:39 21 Feb 21
So this was my first experience with xploring... light and I can safely say it was a great one! Met new people, made new friends! Not practicing photography professionally so I was a bit apprehensive at first but the whole experience turned out to be fun and illuminating. The places that we visited were very thoughtfully selected in terms of photography. Overall the trip was excellent. Will be keeping my eye open for the next adventure 🙂read more
Puja Bansal
Puja Bansal
12:11 21 Feb 21
I had a great tour and a great time with Jassi... Oberai and Sandeep Mathur. After a zero travel period for about a year, I was super excited for my photo tour to Kashmir with exploring lights. Both the mentors knew what background my photography experience stemmed from, and what I hoped to accomplish with the tour and customized it from there. I think if you are looking to clinch “that one shot” while you’re visiting Kashmir, booking this tour with this group is the way to ensure that happens.With all the covid protocols in place, our mentors provided excellent guidance, from knowing best times and locations to giving great advice on composition and camera settings to capture the mood. It was a wonderful experience that truly exceeded my expectations! I highly recommend Xploring Lights to anyone considering a future photography workshop or tour.*****HIGHLY RECOMMEND**read more
Vimal Hemani
Vimal Hemani
14:18 07 Dec 20
Ladakh Photography Tour for 16 days? As a... practicing surgeon, obviously I can’t spare so many days from my practice. And will it be worth it?This was my apprehension towards going out for photography but my friend Binit Patel made my choice easier. He insisted i go to the Mesmerizing Ladakh Photo Tour with Light Chasers, i.e. Jassi Obaroi.Apprehension continued till the time I met my fellow colleagues Satya and Ashwini on Delhi Airport and it ended when we met Jassi in Srinagar. Such a charming, humble, witty, down to earth personality Jassi is… It's very hard to find such qualities in great people from any field.As far as the tour goes, it exceeded the expectations set by my friend. The tour was planned meticulously.Accommodations everywhere were at the best possible locations and Jassi always made sure that we had the best food and looked after us throughout. He made sure that no one fell sick and if someone did, he was always there to take care of him or her.As a photography mentor, he is very simple, approachable and ready to guide us in getting the best possible shots. He would let all the cars stop, locate the compositions, teach and discuss until everyone of us was satisfied and had the best possible shots. And like a great teacher, he gave us a lot of tasks to frame good compositions at any given places. He would check everyone’s pictures and would discuss on the spot. Evenings were dedicated for discussions and reviews. He reviewed everyone’s best pictures and discussed ways to edit them to enhance their effect.If I were to use a cooking analogy - he's the master chef mentor who not only gave us the RAW material to cook a good dish, he also taught how to mix all the ingredients and how much to use technology and technical knowledge. By that I mean, he also gave a crash course of Photoshop and Lightroom to make the dish look great and perfectly garnished.Fellow photographer colleagues too made sure to complement Jassi. The bonhomie among the group ensured we took care of each other, clicked, discussed, laughed, shopped, ate and enjoyed the tour thoroughly. And by the end of the tour, every stranger from different parts of India became a close knit family.To summarise, I would request everyone, who reads this testimonial, that if you are passionate about photography, if you are keen on learning photography, if you love to explore places where usually people don't go, go with Jassi Obaroi (Light Chasers). You won’t get anything but the best.And of course… I wish they had given more stars to rate. 5 stars are just not enough for Jassi jee because "Jassi Jaisa Koi Nahin."read more
Rohit Suri
Rohit Suri
06:27 14 Jul 20
Coffe with mr jassi oberai of Xploring on Sunday... was a very informative session, we had a detailed discussions on varied aspects on photography. We had detailed review of our pictures and i thank u sir for guiding us there. Looking forward to many such sessions in future.read more
Madhurjya Baishya
Madhurjya Baishya
08:54 12 Jul 20
I attended a review session hosted by Jassi sir... and it was absolutely amazing. The way sir related our progress by comparing with his learning curve and the visions we need to have to make them better is phenomenal. I would highly recommend Xploring Light to every photographer out there as you'll definitely pick some key things that will bring an impact to your vision as well as workflow 🙂read more
Som Roy
Som Roy
19:26 11 Jul 20
As the doom of the lockdown sweltered, Xploring... Light and the entire group extended a purpose that kept our spirits alive. I'm today proud to call all the members my friends and colleagues. The idea we conceived has now pioneered a platform for constant inspiration, bringing together the very best names in world photography in a video streaming session for the very first time.read more
Prasad Ambati
Prasad Ambati
15:49 11 Jul 20
The sessions provided by Xploring light are... awesome. I attended some of the sessions, the way Jassi Ji pulled in the Masters to share their experience and the panel he choose, everything is perfect. I have lot of takeaways from these sessions. Thanks Jassi and Xploring Light team for bringing these sessions.read more
Sanak Roychoudhury
Sanak Roychoudhury
15:45 11 Jul 20
Certainly one of the best platforms to look upto... if u r interested to upgrade.It was indeed an honour to be connected with Jassi and Xploring light as this platform is definitely an amalgamation of knowledge and humbleness.God bless team Xploring light and hope this learning experience remains immortal.read more
Namrata Vedi
Namrata Vedi
15:30 11 Jul 20
A great and brilliant initiative to start... something like this amidst Lockdown. When the time seemed to have stopped, these sessions make us look forward to something! A session of such great personalities sharing their stories, their experiences, their struggles, their work, their journey - nothing less of an inspiration and motivation to do anything 🙏I personally learnt a lot to be honest. It definitely motivated and inspired me, especially sessions of Aashima, Soumya, Shreya, Prabir Sir, Amit ji, Godbole Sir, Dinesh Sir, Bryan were eye openers to some extent. It gave a different perspective, a beautiful one. Moreover, listening to the discussions and conversations of all great Artists coming together is not something that we get to hear everyday and on any platform!!Thank you so much Jassi ji for initiating these wonderful days, you are no less of an inspiration yourself and it shows in your passion how you are building this beautiful passionate community of Artists and bringing them together.read more
YOGESH BHATIA
YOGESH BHATIA
14:41 11 Jul 20
your endeavour came as an oasis in the deserts at... the time of adversity, not only its useful but also curtain raiser to undiscorved territory of Photography for the passionate like us, God Bless and God Speed for future to the entire team.read more
soma bose
soma bose
14:09 11 Jul 20
My experience with xploring light was the... Incredible session by Aakash Sir and Gurcharan Sir. The hour long sessions got hooked to me to xploring light and found immense knowledge through these sessions. As a visual storyteller I got so much interested that I started following the episodes, if not live , definitely the recording. Thank you Jassi Sir for the wonderful sessions with xploring light and grateful to you for the recordings, much needed for follow up. Looking forward to many more sessions with Amazing and incredible photogeaphers. The show just go on .read more
Sundresh Sarup
Sundresh Sarup
13:20 11 Jul 20
Amazing work of art, Enjoyed all your images... Jassi 😊😊😊read more
Vinaya Mathews
Vinaya Mathews
13:09 11 Jul 20
Excellent Initiative. Thanks a million for... providing us an opportunity to listen to world class photographers & learn a lot. Please keep it goingread more
Hema Dinesh
Hema Dinesh
00:48 28 Jun 20
I am currently a 4th year Bachelor of Photography... student at Photography Studies College, Melbourne, Australia. I first met Jassi at the Varanasi photo tour in 2018. When I was asked by my College to choose a mentor, Jassi was my first choice. More than a photographic teacher, Jassi is the perfect mentor. Thanks to him, I have perfected the art of portraits, posing and composition. He also taught me how to critique my own images. He has given me plenty of references and advice about buying the best equipments. I have seen a considerable improvement in the quality of my images since I started the mentorship with Jassi. I thoroughly recommend Jassi as a mentor for anyone wishing to improve their photographic techniques whatever their skill level.read more
Topsy Bhatia
Topsy Bhatia
12:00 26 May 20
If you are looking for a company that handles... photo workshops, photo tours – "Xploring Light" it is. Jassi is a great person and a passionate photographer. It shows in his photo tours . He takes care of every minute detail and is a meticulous planner. He explains ones Query with the terminology one can easily understand and can retain forever. Jassi Oberoi is a great Mentor . five starts to you jassi jiread more
Sarthak Sehgal
Sarthak Sehgal
10:38 28 Apr 16
Great Workshop!! good learning and interactive... sessions. Will recommend for sure..read more
Rahul Chaudhary
Rahul Chaudhary
09:48 15 Apr 16
I went for the Portrait Photography Master class... conducted by Mr. Jassi Oberai with the hopes of learning something new about portraits and at the end of the workshop i was amazed to see that not only i learned about portraits but a lot of other aspects too. I got to know about the mistakes i've been making and i was lucky to share my pics with sir.I am glad i went for the workshop and got the opportunity to meet such a good Photographer, Mentor and a helpful person!read more
Navin Thakur
Navin Thakur
06:44 06 Apr 16
Dear Jassi,I thank my colleague Subrata Behera... for introducing me to your mastery. The workshop on Portrait Photography in Delhi was an eye opener for me and a realisation of how little did I know about the Photography. Thanks for being patient with my constant nagging and explaining everything till I was satisfied. That masterclass has given me the confidence of taking next steps in the direction of becoming a true image maker. I couldn't recommend your workshops more to anyone. Thanks a lot for sharing your expertise, insights and experience with us. I feel truly blessed after attending your Masterclass.read more
Mathew Joseph
Mathew Joseph
07:44 27 Mar 16
Attended the Portrait Photography Masterclass... earlier this month, and I must say I am extremely impressed with pedagogy that went beyond just technical aspects. I am a novice when it comes to portraiture, but the session has instilled in me the confidence to go ahead and create portraits. The lively discussions, personal examples quoted, and the exhibits were truly intended to kickstart an interest in the genre, which it successfully did. Thanks Jassi for this wonderful initiation into this soulful art form.read more
Tapan Sheth
Tapan Sheth
06:45 26 Mar 16
"FABULOUS" is the only word comes to my mind when... I start to write review about this tour.I was always amazed by photos of Holi festival in this particular region, and got a chance to move on with Light chasers & Indipix.I must thank to Jassi ji & Sanjay sir for their arrangements.The best ever whether it is food, accommodation and guidance, just PERFECT.Their follow up, their team work and everything was in perfect place, during the tour also each and every participant and even team leaders were outstanding. I have learnt so many new things from them.Though I met them for the first time, but it was like we are knowing each other since long.How I forgot to mention our very own GABRU Gang. Rajneesh the perfect team leader ;). and all the members of Gabru ROCKS.I strongly recommend Light Chaser !!Looking forward for future tour as well !read more
Caleb Kenna
Caleb Kenna
12:53 25 Mar 16
Great Holi photo tour with Jassi and Sanjay! They... really prepared us well in terms of protecting our cameras, ourselves and knowing what to expect in terms of conditions and photography. Lots of fun and highly recommended!Only comment would be to leave Delhi at end of the day before and stay in Vrindavan before first day and perhaps skip third day in Vrindavan.All in all a great trip!read more
Vinod Kumar M
Vinod Kumar M
05:32 23 Mar 16
I came with a double mind for Holi with little or... no clue on what to expect more than colours... The first shock came to me when i sat in my plane all ready for take off... I forgot my camera charger with the extra battery that was kept for charging.... in an instant i saw myself sending a whatsapp message to Jassi, whom I have never met before in my life... and was requesting him to get me a new one, even if I had to pay for this..... he said he will try his level best.. upon landing in Delhi i receive the whatsapp message from him saying , he has organised one for for me.. and that I dont have to pay for it just to return after usage... Thus my Holi trip started....From there on there was no turning back.. new friends were made... few lessons were learned... found that India has many places which has to be developed more.... swam in the colors of Holi... and was able to take a solid shot of a girl...Ask me if i will go back for Holi... am double minded as it took me two days to take the colors out of my nostril... lol...But def if I am planning to go for any tour.. the people I will be checking with will be Jassi and team.. Jassi , Sanjay, Kabeer, Pooja, Rajneesh... along with my Orange team... made me understand Photography has no boundaries... let the spirirt of Photographers stay high,,,,read more
Madhuri Roy
Madhuri Roy
12:27 09 Mar 16
Eye-opener workshop. Got clarity on many points.... Thank you... 🙂read more
Punkaj Gupta
Punkaj Gupta
05:47 13 Feb 16
I had the opportunity to attend the Ladakh in... Winters tour in Jan'16.I planned this trip, much against the liking of my family and friends due to the extreme weather conditions during the winter months, as “Ladakh in Winters” was on my bucket list. If I could turn back the clock, I would still choose to go ahead with it despite scares of temperatures averaging -35 degrees Celsius and extremely low oxygen levels at such high altitudes.But I am also not sure if the tour would have been equally enjoyable and productive if not for Jassi. Jassi treated the group more like a family by taking such good care of us and trying to make sure we get more than what we came for as much as possible. Taking care of each of our individual preferences and health was always on top of his mind. I have been to several other photography tours where the mentor is "just doing his job", but the personal touch and the huge experience which Jassi has, is unmatched.read more
sanjay sinha
sanjay sinha
07:49 08 Feb 16
Dear Mr Jassi,It was indeed a great learning... from you on photoshop basics. You have a god gifted knack of teaching by making the most complicated things look simple and easy. Keep up the good work. I look forward to attend more classes run by you. God bless.read more
Joshua Lee
Joshua Lee
05:20 28 Jan 16
Ladakh was beautiful and deciding on a tour for... it was immediate the moment I saw Jassi's photo tour.One of the best birthday present I've given myself so far. breath taking views and well... literally at the top of the world.amazing logistic and well planned accommodation.Jassi was passionate about his work and he's a very genuine mentor who shares what he knows. he would be honest about things he do not know and would make an effort to find out and share with you. he would share as much as he could so as long as you're able to learn. he knows the place well and that's the best part about it. you don't have to stumble across to find spots to take beautiful images.learnt a lot from him and definitely looking forward to more tours with Jassi if ever there's another chance for it.p/s: gear up appropriately for winter in ladakh as there's was one spot where it was -38c. keep warm and click well.read more
Jeremy Turner
Jeremy Turner
08:28 22 Jan 16
I returned to Italy yesterday from Jassi's photo... tour to Ladakh. In short, this trip provided memories for a life time: a small group of enthusiasts quickly bonding through a shared desire to be better clickers; trips to rivers, monasteries and lakes in freezing weather, crossing the highest and the third highest road passes in the world; an unscheduled tea party hosted by the tough soldiers of the Indian Army on the freezing ChangLa pass (at -38 degrees C), lots of laughter and much much more!!Jassi was our mentor: a calm and motivated professional who could provide answers to the most challenging of questions and yet still have the time and patience to answer the simplest question about the technical or artistic elements of photography, all supported by his obvious passion for the subject. Logistics were well handled and Harish provided full support wherever needed. My main comment might be to suggest that the trip could benefit from being 2 or 3 days longer; the schedule was packed full and additional time for relaxing, for reflection and perhaps for sharing and critically reviewing each others efforts under Jassi’s eye would have been valuable. I’d also suggest the day trip to Pangong Tso could be optional – 10 hours driving was pretty tough for some of us.But all in all, my conclusion: this trip was a once in a lifetime experience. Put it on your bucket list. Thanks to Jassi and all the members of the group!!read more
gurpreet sehra
gurpreet sehra
15:34 12 Jan 16
To begin with Jassi Sir being a Faculty for... Photographers is a Great Person. He explains ones Query with the Language and terminology one can easily understand and can retain for ever.Looking forward for More Great Sessions in Futureread more
sonali devnani
sonali devnani
10:56 02 Dec 15
After having attended a number of workshops... including the ones conducted by Magnum Photos i have to say this photography tour was very knowledgble .. despite being a big group Jassi co-ordinated everything from the photography to the meals in the most perfect manner . i walked in knowing nobody who was attending it but i have to say i walked out making so many new friends and moreover memories .. there was never a dull moment at the tour .. be it 5 am shoots or late night gossip sessions ... jassi sir you indeed have so much patience to put up with all our queries and helped each of us individually dedicating a lot of time . the theory sessions were very helpful just shedding new light and reinstating all that we know about the basics of photography .. the fact that we were so many of us shooting , to see another person's perspective on the same kind of subjects was learning in itself . Motivation from the others attending the tour was of great help as well ... overall a fantastic experience .. and nevertheless the beginning of my tours at light chasers .. looking forward to the next one ... Thank you jassi sir for this opportunity ... Eagerly waiting for march 2016 .read more
Anirban Bhattacharya
Anirban Bhattacharya
09:41 01 Dec 15
I was following Jassi Ji nearly from 2013. Due to... my present professional career demand I didnt get an opportunity to have a phototour with him. This time after a long preplan finally I was able to fly 2000 km from Muscat to Pushkar only to attend his photo tour in Pushkar. I knew its worth even you travel 20,000 km to attend his tour or course. Loved his style of teaching. Its very clear and with a sufficient justification. People says in photography "You get what you pay for" But for him its " you get a lot and you practically pay nothing". Apart form his brilliant mentoring I found him as awesome personality and very easily apporachable. Wish my circumtances be again in favour of having many more tour and course with him. I very very strongly recomend his mentoring. Pushkar Tour 2015 was awesome. Wish him also very very rewarding professional career ahead.Anirban BhattacharyaMuscatSultanate of Omanread more
Kunal Changia
Kunal Changia
08:51 01 Dec 15
Ok. So lot of testimonials will read out about... how great an experience it was with Jassi sir and the learning they imbed during the workshop etc. etc. Well, that aspect of being a part of this Product called 'Light Chasers Photography Workshops' is definite & a cent percent guaranteed return. But what else ?So for me apart from all the above, one of the best things that happened during this trip was the Memories ! Oh yes, may sound too dramatic or melodramatic but that's very much it. It was my first trip with Jassi Sir and somehow I still cant get over it. Besides all the learning and great shots that we got to take during the trip, it was the friends I made or the 'GROUP' that leaves behind a lifelong stamp of fulfilment when you think about the trip.You get to meet some amazingly amazingly wonderful people and somehow the bond you will built with them would be something you can cherish for the rest of your life. Once this thing happens then the learning becomes much more fun. I got to learn equally from everyone else in the group as from Jassi Sir. Frankly, I just want to be a part of other trips because most of the people I met during the workshop would be there and also will get to interact with so many others.Lastly, at times we get so serious about photography or seeing the world through our camera viewfinder that we actually tend to ignore the larger picture of having fun in a predominantly new environment. This thing does not happen here as the fun quotient and the interactive learning ensures that you develop a keen penchant for Photography and identifying your subjects through your naked eyes which then definitely reflects back the best through your photographs !In a nutshell ! It is all 'Balle Balle' with Jassi Sir and the rest of the group !Kudos !read more
Swapnil Agaskar
Swapnil Agaskar
14:38 29 Nov 15
I've been chasing the Pushkar dream for quite a... few years now! LightChasers (and Jassi) showed light to my chase finally!! Wonderful trip and a bagful of images....all thanks to LightChasers!!read more
Vinayak Garg
Vinayak Garg
16:12 05 Oct 15
I attended a 2 day workshop on editing photo... using Photoshop. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is a serious photographer and would like to make photos more impactful.Jassi Sir has deep insights into photography and really understands the art. I was really happy that he kept emphasizing that photoshop is not an excuse to take bad photos, it is for you to make your good photos amazing! I am really happy that what we learnt was practically relevant, and I could straight away begin working on my own photographs.Sir provided us a step-by-step workflow which is really helpful. I am now able to make my photos look stronger, by just spending 5-10 minutes on them.read more
Koshy Koshy
Koshy Koshy
17:29 10 Sep 15
I joined for the Post Processing Workshop, Beyond... Basics with some trepidation. For one thing, I was not sure, at my age (Late Sixties) if I would fit in with the rest of the group. Secondly, I was a bit concerned about my own levels of skill and understanding of Photoshop, which I use minimally. Would the instructor be able to carry a novice like me along? Would I really need advanced skills and knowledge of Photoshop? I am glad to say, I had no issue either about my advanced age or my low levels of skills. Rajneesh Panwar is an awesome teacher. His own knowledge and skills of the various intricate operations of Photoshop cannot fail to impress even a hard-nosed cop like me.Add to it his immense patience and admirable communication skills and what more can you ask from a mentor? Jassi complemented and supplemented Rajneesh with admin support and timely interventions and hands on support.The subject was so vast, complicated and intricate one wishes the Workshop was longer. Once you return home and start working on what one learned during the two eventful days, you realize what you had missed all these years.Thank you Jassi and Rajneesh for this wonderful gift! Hope we get to work together again.All the best,Koshyread more
Vinay Sinha
Vinay Sinha
06:00 10 Sep 15
Attended the two day post processing work shop -... Beyond Basics of photoshop mentored by Jassi and Rajneesh. It was a wonderful experience and the quality of the mentoring was top notch and extremely high class. Rajneesh has an exceptional command over photoshop and he was more than willing to share it with the participants and then there was Jassi who would often come to the rescue of the amateurs like me and further explain it in his own simple and effective style. Loved it.read more
Pooja Rajput
Pooja Rajput
05:08 08 Sep 15
The beyond basic workshop on photoshop--At the... outset let me congratulate light chasers for bringing us a brilliantly well structured workshop under the guidance of Jasminder Oberoi.The workshop mentored by Rajneesh Panwar was one of its kind and was indeed a great learning experience,the interaction during the sessions was a great confidence booster and kept the learners alive.their was no holding back in terms of sharing knowledge and paying individual attention to each participant. kudos to the team.read more
ketan Kapoor
ketan Kapoor
16:44 24 Aug 15
it is the best... and i stress the word "best"... crash course in learning photography.jasminder sir, your way of teaching is amazing. from in depth knowledge about the camera , to using that knowledge in photowalks. I have learned so much in so little time, and I can see amazing difference in my work .i recommend this course to every photographer !..this course has a lot to offer !read more
Laksh Sondhi
Laksh Sondhi
18:31 23 Aug 15
The Basic photography course by Light Chasers is... a must for all those who click pictures with their cameras, but aren't able to capture what they really wished for in their images. Its for those who are not sure HOW they got certain results. Its for those who aren't sure what all their camera is capable of doing. For those who want to learn the ART of making a photograph visually appealing. From even before picking up the camera to the final stage of processing the image in such a way, that it expresses what you felt at that particular moment, Light Chasers, Headed by Sir Jasminder Oberoi , very passionately make sure that each one attending this course understands what it is to "photograph".My experience was largely extraordinary due to my own interest in photography. But I would personally like to thank Jasminder Sir for bearing with me and the insane amount of questions i asked. Took me back to my school days where my teachers also used to be bothered by the kind and amount of questions. Salutations for being so patient with me, Sir.I would recommend all beginners to go for this course.THIS is where you should start. 🙂read more
Ajay Kumar
Ajay Kumar
15:56 16 Aug 15
Light Chasers Academy... :)I want to thank you... (Jasminder Oberoi) for all you have taught me in Photography. The knowledge and wisdom you have imparted upon me has been a great help and support throughout the session. Due to your sincere support and mentorship i believe in me and somehow tried to justice with my images Also, I think patiently after attending your session when i click any image as well as in my personal life.You have been an excellent friend, teacher, mentor and a great inspiration for me. You have inspired me to pursue my goals towards my passion.I truly appreciate and value everything I have learned from you. It will forever remain a major contributor behind my achievements in future. I really look forward to the day I can do the same for someone else.Thank you, once again, for your time, support and patience.read more
Bhumika Guglani
Bhumika Guglani
10:28 08 Aug 15
I brought my first camera some years ago, that I... used mainly for travel photography. But with increased loss of vision, just like other things, my camera also was neglectedPhotography has always been a source of fascination to me, but there has always been a considerable gap between my understanding of how camera sees things and how I see the world. A photograph is a true copy of the moment, "camera never lies". If you suffer from visual hallucinations, seeing with a camera is rather liberating, gives you a sense of normalcy.Last year, I purchased an advanced camera from Sony that had good auto-focusing capabilities, and of course I needed some guidance with the newfangled technology.Frankly, I joined the course to be able to force sometime for photography in my busy other life, and find some serious people for Photo-walks. I had no idea, that my knowledge of photography was really "nothing" 🙂 Yes, that's it.With just first two sessions, my knowledge quadrupled, and I had to embrace humility and begin a new journey with Jassi as my kind mentor for next 4 weeks, to delve deeper into the mysteries of how a camera tackles with light :-)I am very happy that I subscribed for this course. I had no idea that Future Forward and Light Chasers would end up becoming my one stop shop for all kind of photography needs.Photography can be a very challenging and daunting experience, and you don't need just guidance, but enormous amounts of motivation, good faith and patience, to go onward! Jassi, with his passion and exuberance for photography, and with bountiful of patience and kindness, helped us stimulate our passion for photography. He painstakingly answered our queries (even post midnight! yes!) and gave us detailed feedback on our assignments. He made us see through our photographs and mistakes with kindness and patience, from multiple angles. He made us come out of our rut, and static vision of an object to a multitude of views! It is always challenging to "see" differently, and accept your mistakes and begin again. But with Jassi at your side, it would all seem easy-peasy!I made some very good friends from this course, and Jassi continues to guide us all through our paths..I would highly recommend this course to anyone who has been finding it hard to take their camera out for a walk, even though they have been around the camera for quite some time 🙂 Irrespective of your level of experience with photography, with Jassi around, you will learn not just about your photography paraphernalia and but the right attitude towards photography :)Looking forward to continue my journey with Light Chasers and Future Forward with other workshops and photo tours!read more
varun kirti kaushik
varun kirti kaushik
16:25 22 Jul 15
Hi...its regarding one month basic photography... course which I undertook in June 2015. After browsing for days for a decent photographic course,my search "luckily" ended up with Light Chasers. The 4-week weekend course was very well crafted and beautifully delivered. For an amateur photographer like me, this programme proved to be the just perfect dose.Mr Oberai is a wonderful mentor and a highly knowledgeable photographer. His passion for his skills and class deliverance of his knowledge made our learning quite easy. He was always more than willing to understand and cater to the silliest of our queries. Be it during theory classes or the photo tours,he was always cool composed and eager to make us learn. Apart from imparting technical knowledge he always stressed upon the photographic ethics which is something really unique about Jassi. With his splendid sense of humour he never let the learning become boredom... ;)Overall it was a great learning experience. I am now much more familiar and friendlier with my DSLR which was a show piece for an year. I have learned and groomed a lot with this course.For sake of improvement, the sessions on post-processing can be devoted a little more time. I felt it just went too quickly!5 stars from my side...highly highly highly recommended!! :)hope to have a really long association with light chasers and Mr.Jassi OberaiThanksVarun Kirtiread more
Satyanarayan Panda
Satyanarayan Panda
07:02 20 Jul 15
Ladakh, was always a dream destination and was... there in my travel calendar since last so many years. I always wanted to go on a road trip to Ladakh from Srinagar to Manali via Leh. I had started photography as a hobby very recently (only 7-8 Months back) and for an amateur photographer there is no better place than Ladakh to learn photography basics. The scenic beauty of Ladakh has always attracted tourist from India and abroad, no wonder I was one of them.I have been associated with Jassi (Light Chasers) since past 6-7 months. I have attended couple of photography master class conducted by Canon and mentored by Jassi. Jassi is a tremendous mentor and most importantly he is a gem of a person. His objective is not to hide anything but to share as much as he can to others which you will hardly find these days. This is what attracted me in this organized group tour otherwise I was never a group tour fellow. I had always liked to travel solo or with my family or few friends.The itinerary of Light Chasers had always been different and none of the other group of tour organizers can be compared to it. The Turtuk , Dah Hanu and Aryan Valley (villages at Ladakh ) were the special attractions of this tour. It was a well-organized one and all the accommodations arranged by Jassi were the best and at strategic locations. He always made sure that we had the best possible food throughout the tour and made sure that no one fell sick on this tour. He provided us the “do and don’ts” of the tour and also provided medicines as and when necessary to mitigate high altitude sickness.I can’t even comment on Jassi's photography skills and knowledge as it beyond my level .For me, he is best mentor I have come across this date. Again he is a gem of a person as mentioned earlier he is always open to any discussions related to photography.I just want to convey for all the PPl reading , "Anyone interested to explore Ladakh and passionate about photography “ - then you have only one choice Jassi “Light Chasers”. Go and click your best of the best images with Jassi which will always will remain close to your heart……read more