"Girish Menon has been associated with the Department of Mass Communication and Extension, since June 2012. Girish taught the subject 'Lighting and Digital Photography', a requisite of the degree course offered to the second year students specialising in 'Audio Visual Production', one of the two specialisations at the department. It was a pleasure to have Girish as a visiting faculty. His contribution in teaching the above mentioned subject and his dedication in improving the standards of the curriculum was outstanding and overwhelming. But above all, Girish Menon's warm and helpful nature, his willingness to address any problems of the department pertaining to Photography at any time of the day, was an asset extraordinary."
Dr. Jennifer Alexander, Head (2012), Department of Mass Communication and Extension
SVT College of Home Science, SNDT Women's University, Mumbai.


"Girish has partnered with Grassroutes Journeys towards conducting Photography workshops in the villages that we work in. Girish has been conducting 1 & 2 day workshops with several of our cliental both corporate and retails. Over the past 2 years, Girish has been brilliant in his facilitation of the workshops. Our clients have given excellent feedback on his ability to demystify the art of capturing light.
Girish has been able to conduct these workshops with a perfect blend of professionalism, simplicity and sensitivity towards the participants."
Inir Pinheiro, Managing Director of Grassroutes Journeys Pvt. Ltd.


"My one-on-one lesson with Girish provided a massive uplift to my photography skills both in terms on getting the most out of my camera and indeed composing more interesting images. The difference in the end result is striking".
Tarun Kataria, venture capitalist and "African safari addict" as quoted in Conde Nast Travel India.


"I bought my camera long back and was using it as a point and shoot camera. After attending your class only my camera became a real SLR Camera. I was not aware of several settings of it. Thank you very much."
Suresh Babu Nair attended the Master Your DSLR Camera F.A.S.T. workshop.


"Indeed I had my reservation whether the F.A.S.T. workshop would really achieve much for beginners like me especially as I had attended a workshop sometime ago prior to buying my DSLR and even tried the net and it did not help me at all.
I must confess that I was taken up with the way you conducted the entire workshop being in the teaching profession myself. Right from the beginning your "soft demeanor" and "no airs" was a pleasant surprise. The blend of theory and the step-wise practice is your USP. You really made the entire jargon of technical terms so simple with analogies which cannot be forgotten easily. You were so approachable and answered our queries with so much patience. There was no awkwardness or inadequacy felt by a single participant by the end of the day."
Clara Correia attended the Master Your DSLR Camera F.A.S.T. workshop.


"The five hour F.A.S.T. workshop session with Girish made a huge impact on how I use my DSLR. I am a complete newbie, but thanks to Girish's lucid teaching style based on analogies, I was able to understand the basics of depth of focus, ISO, aperture, exposure setting among many other things. The level of personal attention to each learner in this workshop was extraordinary. I would highly recommend this workshop to any beginner."
AK Srivastava attended the Master Your DSLR Camera F.A.S.T. workshop.


"Girish has in-depth knowledge of the subject but I believe that is expected of a teacher. However, what really fascinated me was his knowledge about various instruments such as lenses, tripods etc which one can buy within the budget and can effectively use those to achieve the desired outcomes. That I think is the most amazing thing which perhaps differentiate him from others. Look forward to attend many more sessions!"
Rahul Jain attended "Life-size 1:1" Macro photography workshop.


"I had taken a DSLR 3 years back to explore the creative side of me but unfortunately kept clicking pictures in auto mode. Honestly was quiet frustrated and tried to learn a lot of tricks online but nothing really worked, I am amazed how a single day workshop has changed my perspective for using a DSLR. what I always found so complex I learnt it in just few hours and with practice I am sure my pictures would improve. Lastly I would say this has marked my journey into the world of photography and I am sure I will be attending many more sessions conducted by You. Thanks again!"
Harshal Desai attended the Master Your DSLR Camera F.A.S.T. workshop.


"The workshop that I attended for basic photography was everything that I needed and I finally felt that my camera can be a great use to me now. In the amount of time that you've taught us about everything and that to just basics was wonderful. It enlightened me throughout and had a great time as well. Worth every penny. Looking forward to much more."
Beccy Jurnis attended the Master Your DSLR Camera F.A.S.T. workshop.


"As a novice, this was very exciting. It was not just a classroom session but a lot of interaction and fun. Indeed it was a great session! 5 hours well spent. It definitely shed light on the elements that make up a great photograph and some food for thought. Its great that you now have a page on facebook, so we can follow you and learn more. Looking forward to more....."
Samantha DeSouza attended the Master Your DSLR Camera F.A.S.T. workshop.


"I had a good piece of technology being used more as a point-and-shoot, but now I enjoy my 'real camera' much better and justify value beyond what money bought for me. It was sort of an enlightenment in SLR photography for me, though a long way to go yet!"
Viral Shah attended the Master Your DSLR Camera F.A.S.T. workshop.


"The recent weekend photo class with Girish at the Purushwadi Village was an amazing experience with regard to the fusion of learning about photography and gaining insights into life and cultural of a rural Indian village. Girish literally teaches "on-the-shot" which makes the learning lots of fun and rewards immediately with great pictures. Combined with Girish's knowledge about the local villages, the people, agriculture and nature it is even more interesting to search through the lense for interesting persectives. Having had my SLR as good company on many trips around the world, Girish definitely helped me a lot to gain more fundamental know-how of how to get the camera settings right, how to approach the individual shot and how to play with light, scenes and space. All in all a great experience and I am looking forward to a next outdoors photo workshop with Girish soon to come."
Tobi Bauer attended the Weekend Travel Photo workshop at Purushwadi.


"I wanted to start shooting in manual mode to have better control of my camera for some time. But everytime I attempted to capture something in manual mode, I would get intimidated by all the menus and fortget to check all the setting being under time pressure. So I would end up with unsatisfactory results and switch back to automatic mode, which I thought was waste of money spent on my camera. In the workshop, you put all the basics together very well and we also got to practice each step. Now I know what I should focus on and have a better idea of capabilities/limitations of my lense. I cannot wait to get out and practice it!"
Jurate Petraityte attended the Master Your DSLR Camera F.A.S.T. workshop.


"The workshop was indeed brilliant and certainly helped exploring a definitive perspective to composing an image. It was informative and also helped make some good acquaintances. Sunday very well spent."
Amitabh Bakshi attended the Master Your DSLR Camera F.A.S.T. workshop.


"We all had a great time and Thanks to you , we can click better pictures now. It was fun meeting people from different walks of life sharing a common passion."
Megha Karmakar attended the Master Your DSLR Camera F.A.S.T. workshop.


"Thanks a lot for a superb session. You helped us click pics in a new way and I have already started implementing it. Also helped interact with a bunch of very helpful friends. Look forward to more such sessions."
Srinivas Rao attended the Master Your DSLR Camera F.A.S.T. workshop.


"The workshop was quite an eye opener. It has demystified the DSLR for me. I am feeling kind of empowered. I am sure this is just a beginning."
Neeraj Manchanda attended the Master Your DSLR Camera F.A.S.T. workshop.


"Wasn't I in for a shock when I tried to take my first picture on automatic and the camera came up with an error message saying that the flash wouldn't work and wouldn't take a picture!!!!! However, I decided to try taking a picture on manual. I took a picture which came out too dark to fiddled around with the ISO and got the photo's with the correct lighting! I was so proud of myself and thankful for Girish's excellent teaching so that I was able to know what to do." 
Linda Rodman attended the Master Your DSLR Camera F.A.S.T. workshop.


"The workshop has given me the confidence to use DSLR in Manual mode and learn other aspects of Digital photography. I feel I learned a lot and I am extremely satisfied with the outcome of the workshop and this is obviously a reflection of the high quality of teaching. It is a good course that I would definitely recommend."
Gurpreet Singh Khamba attended the Master Your DSLR Camera F.A.S.T. workshop.


"The class gave a good basic knowledge of how to use the manual features. It was systematically done and easy enough to understand. The trainer was very patient and addressed all questions."
Chhaya Batra attended the Master Your DSLR Camera F.A.S.T. workshop.


"Short and sweet one day workshop gives me confidence to changeover from auto mode to mannual mode."
Parimal attended the Master Your DSLR Camera F.A.S.T. workshop.


"Explaning of concepts was done with ease and practical orientation. Everyone's queries were answered. Overall Very interactive session."
Prashant Parab attended the Master Your DSLR Camera F.A.S.T. workshop.


"Girish is extremely knowledgeable and answers all questions very patiently. He was able to explain in a manner which is clear and is very helpful."
Meeta Mukherjee attended the Master Your DSLR Camera F.A.S.T. workshop.


"Very nice and practical training experience covers all necessary points for beginners. Girish is very patient teacher. It was a wonderful experience and will look forward to attend more workshops."
Dr. Tejas Shah attended the Master Your DSLR Camera F.A.S.T. workshop.


"Doing photography and playing with my camera is one of my craziest hobby. I have gone through many websites for tutorials, but hardly any website helped me. But when I attended Girish Menon Photography workshop (Master Your DSLR Camera F.A.S.T.) is the Best training I have ever had in my career. I didn't believe there was so much to learn! The training was very useful and enjoyable. He is a talented and strong communicator. I have been most impressed and satisfied with his workshop and will certainly continue to engage him in future."
Veena Manjrekar attended the Master Your DSLR Camera F.A.S.T. workshop.


"For me the session was an eye opener of many things which I never knew about my DSLR. Few functions which I was already practicing , got a better perspective about it. It was fun to sit and learn with people from diff age groups and diff fields sharing the same passion and objective."
Jolly Thomas attended the Master Your DSLR Camera F.A.S.T. workshop.


"It was a great enlightenment in DSLR photography with touch of "simplicity". I was struggling to operate my DSLR with whatever information available on net. Post your session, I'm very confident with my DSLR and very happy. Now I can fulfil my passion for photography to the fullest! Please keep it up such good work."
Arjun Kadam attended the Master Your DSLR Camera F.A.S.T. workshop.


"Clear and well structured instructions, enough time to practice, good pace of class, achieved what I wanted."
Mitesh Daga attended the Master Your DSLR Camera F.A.S.T. workshop.


"Girish is a very knowledgeable person about photography. Entire course was structured really well."
Prasad Malandkar attended the Master Your DSLR Camera F.A.S.T. workshop.


"I liked the class and thought was highly informative. What I liked the most was the fact that Girish went down to the basic level and taught us at the level a beginner would understand. So that clears all my doubts."
Vidhi Dalal attended the Master Your DSLR Camera F.A.S.T. workshop.


"The concepts are clear now and now I am in total command with regard to aperture and shutter speed."
Varun Papneja attended the Master Your DSLR Camera F.A.S.T. workshop.


"Being a photography enthusiast, I have tried to learn from books and online resources but nothing beats the personal experience I've had in Girish's workshops."
Karen Braganza attended Sunday lens.


"Basic concepts of focus, aperture, and shutter speed usually confuse me. I went for Girish Menon's workshop so that I could clarify these doubts and get practical lessons too. It was fun."
Shobha SV attended Sunday lens.


"I attended a photography workshop of 4 days, 2 days classroom work and 2 days assignments taken by Girish Menon.
Mr Menon conducted theory and practical work dealing with the essential parameters of photography and their relationships whilst taking into account the desired end result. By attending this course, it dramatically improved my perception of photography, allowing me to use my DSLR to the full. He covered all the technical aspects and showed that he was able to manipulate cameras of different manufacturers from point and shoot right up to the most complex of cameras available with dexterity and precision. He also showed us some film cameras which allowed us to easily understand the relationship between the old style film cameras and the new style Digital cameras. After the technical side was covered, Mr Menon dealt with the aesthetic side of taking photographs including framing and exposure control to allow the user to achieve the desired results.
Without a doubt, Mr Menon's teaching set me off to a good and renewed start to photography, allowing me to have full control of my camera to achieve what I set out to capture with my lens."
Anne Claire Ketteringham attended "Goa through a lens"


"Taking a photography workshop with Girish Menon for me was an eye-opening experience as I learned that good photography was not just about learning about how to squeeze the most out of your high-end camera & lens but it was about learning how to see things from a different perspective. Good photography is most definitely an acquired skill...and has opened new avenues for me to be creative! I especially recommend the outdoor photography workshop format conducted by Girish that was a lot of learning while taking a fun break from the city!"
Bertram D'souza attended Sunday lens.


"The workshop was indeed excellent. I had a wonderful experience on your inaugural LIGHT IT UP! workshop. I actually learned lighting techniques and understood how to make a good portrait by using studio lights and reflectors and last but not least, Light meters. I actually learned they play very important role and it makes easy for photographer to play in Manual mode by changing the values of shutter speed and aperture. Thank you so much for superb workshop. I am looking forward for more workshop on studio lights."
Dolly Bhavsar attended the LIGHT IT UP! workshop.


"Girish is not only well versed in what he wants to teach, but also have very good technique to demonstrate it at different levels according to the learner."
Madhusudan attended the Master Your DSLR Camera F.A.S.T. workshop.


"Covered the basics well, had a simple and easy approach."
attended the Master Your DSLR Camera F.A.S.T. workshop.


"He was well prepared, experienced and patient."
 attended the Master Your DSLR Camera F.A.S.T. workshop.


"Girish's ability to make things understandable and his patience with students."
 attended the Master Your DSLR Camera F.A.S.T. workshop.


"Girish's in depth knowledge about photography and ability to simplify all the complex terms and make the dslr user friendly would like to attend advanced level courses if any in the future."
Tanmaye Naik attended the Master Your DSLR Camera F.A.S.T. workshop.


"The class was a great learning experience."
 attended the Master Your DSLR Camera F.A.S.T. workshop.


"Buying a DSLR for the first time was exciting but using it was very confusing . None of the settings except AUTO made sense. Your FAST workshop was great....and I have never used any other mode apart from MANUAL ever since. I did have reservations and doubts about understanding a DSLR in 4 hours. But after being a part of the workshop, I believe it was time and money well invested. 
And the Light IT UP! workshop...Don't have enough words. It was fun, inspiring and taught-full. This workshop taught me many things about portrait photography. Now even I can click good pictures of people around me. I don't think I would ever visit a studio to get my or my family/friends pictures.
Your style is really good. It helps us understand and learn in a better manner along with great fun filled practice sessions. Looking forward to have some fun filled photo walks with you."
Maity Gautam attended the Master Yor DSLR Camera F.A.S.T. and LIGHT IT UP!


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