Diwa vol 2.0


Date: October 6th-7th | Bengaluru

It’s an intimate, informal, interactive experience with hands-on training. In this workshop, you’ll explore unusual light modifiers, crafty ways for working with limited gear, tips for ensuring that light is flattering, and the amazing high-end retouching techniques which can really make your pictures stand out from the crowd!

In the workshop, award-winning photographer Aleksey Dovgulya will reveal his philosophy in the photography business to his intricate post-processing workflow and everything in between. Not only will you gain tremendous knowledge about making great images, you’ll have the opportunity to create stunning photographs yourself to take your portfolio to the next level. We have an amazing cast and crew for this workshop, including some of the industry’s best stylist, MUA, and models.

Workshop Highlights



Aleksey Dovgulya is an award-winning photographer and trainer, Brand Ambassador of Hensel Lights. Member of the Photographers Guild Russia and Member of the Federation of European Professional Photographers – FEP. Certified European photographer. Gold Medal in Trierenberg Super Circuit 2018, award winner of Russian Photo Awards (Gold), Moscow International Foto Awards (Silver), International Black & White Photography Contest (Silver) and International Prix de la Photogaphie Contest (Silver).

Aleksey Dovgulya has worked with so many top-tier clients across the globe. To name a few Rolls-Royce, Maybach, Renault, Mercedes, BMW, Tous, Airbnb, Schwarzkopf & Henkel, Springfield, Women’s Secret, Benetton, Vogue, Breitling, ECCO, VTB Capital, Canon, Sennheiser, Forbes, GEO. website betweentheseconds.com

Key Lighting Setups

Beauty Shots: Studio

High-end Catalogue/e-com

Indoor: Natural Lights With Flash

High Key: Studio

Indoor: Ambient Light with Flash

Outdoor: Natural light with Flash

Shooting with Color Gels: Studio Lights

Mixed Light: Studio

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choose what suits you best!

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Studio Lighting

  • Class Introduction & Philosophy of Studio Space
  • Fundamentals of Off Camera Lighting (Key, Fill, Hair, Etc.)
  • Gear, Money, and Building Your Studio
  • Creating Differences Between Looks, Soft vs Hard Light
  • Directing and Posing Your Subjects
  • Setting Up White Seamless
  • First Shooting Session on White Seamless
  • Finding Exposure for White Seamless, Second Model
  • Head Shots with Beauty Dish
  • Hot Shoe Flash, Umbrellas, Hard Light, Octabank
  • Modifiers: Octabank, Softbox, Strip Bank, Umbrella
  • Modifiers: Reflector, Grids, White Beauty Dish and more
  • lighting patterns – butterfly / loop / Rembrandt lighting, Split lighting, Clamshell lighting.
  • Using Gels and Color Theory
  • Building Multiple Lighting Setups for White Light and Gelled
  • Mixed Lights
  • Shooting for Beauty look, Fashion, Editorial, e-Commerce, lifestyle and fine-art

Lighting on Location

  • Class Introduction & Philosophy of Natural light 
  • Exposure Triangle
  • More Technical: Q&A, Depth of Field, and Group Shots
  • Getting comfortable with on-location lighting kit
  • Focusing and Shooting Modes
  • Learn to see light and how it changes with direction
  • Working with a team – stylist, hair, make-up artist and model
  • Understanding Lighting Conditions: Direct Sunlight, Low Light
  • Understanding Lighting: Dappled, Backlit, and Overcast
  • Shoot: Modifying and Shaping Natural Light
  • Getting Started with Flash Lights and Light Modifiers
  • Choosing right Lighting Equipment, Light Modifiers,  Camera & Lens in different lighting condition
  • Exposure metering
  • Natural looking flash
  • Flash + Ambient light
  • Bouncing your flash

Let the journey begin

  • Introduction to Photoshop
  • What is Non-Destructive Retouching and Why should you learn it?
  • Getting the most out of Camera Raw

Brief Introduction

  • The Concepts of Layers and Blend Modes
  • Making Selective Changes
    • The importance of a good selection and masking
    • Using the Marquee tools
    • Using the Lasso tool
    • Using the Quick Selection tool
    • Making difficult selections with the Refine Edge feature
  • Working with Wacom Tablets
  • Introduction to several retouching plugin
  • Cloning, Patching and Content Aware
  • Color correction using adjustment layers
  • Filters (Blur, Liquify, High-pass)
  • Brush Tools and Presets
  • Custom Brushes

Getting Started with high-end retouching

  • Creating and understanding the whole workflow
  • Analyzing the Image
  • Raw Processing
  • Evening Skin Tone
  • Cleaning with Healing Brush tool and Clone Stamp tool
  • What is Frequency Separation and why should you use it?
  • What are the different ways of applying Frequency Separation
  • How to achieve perfect skin texture?
  • Using Frequency Separation for anything and everything
  • Reducing the post-processing time using Frequency Separation with plug-ins
  • Dodge and Burn
    • What is it?
    • Different ways of doing it
    • What is Global D&B
    • What is Micro D&B
  • Introduction to Color Grading
  • Setting up Moods with Adjustment Layers
    • Levels
    • Curves
    • Hue/Saturation
    • Photo Filter
    • Selective Color
  • Non-Destructive Image Sharpening
  • Reshaping and Slimming down with Liquify tool
  • Exporting for Web, Social Medias and Print


INR 22,850/- per person for both the days.
INR 15,850/- per person for First Day (Studio Lighting).
INR 13,850/- per person for Second Day (High-end Retouching).
Includes lunch, tea/coffee, snacks and applicable taxes. You can also confirm your spot just by paying the booking amount of INR 15,850/- (rest of the amount you can pay before the workshop). Payment options will be shared upon inquiry.


In the ill-fated event if you wish to cancel your booking after the payment, you will receive a credit note that can be used to avail of any of our services listed on our website, for:

a) 100% of the amount if you cancel before 30 days of the Workshop date,
b) 50% of the amount if you cancel before 15 days of the Workshop date

No credit note will be issued for canceling 2weeks prior to the Workshop date or for failing to attend the Workshop without prior intimation, and no cash refunds will be made under any circumstances.


    • I am a complete beginner in photography. Is this Workshop recommended for me?Of-course! GlamFlame always plans it’s workshop in such a way that both beginners and professionals can attend it. Our pre-workshop requisites are very well designed and informative. If you are a complete beginner, you should sign up for the Workshop right away, as we’re sure you’ll find it really helpful!
    • I don’t have a DSLR and have only a compact digital camera. Will this Workshop still be useful for me?Yes. The fundamental concepts of digital photography are common to DSLR and compact digital cameras, so it will still be useful, and you’ll be able to try a majority of the discussed concepts practically if your compact camera has manual controls. However, in order to make the most out of the Workshop, we recommend you hire a DSLR .
    • How do I register for the Workshop?You can register for the Workshop by clicking on the BOOK NOW! tab and filling out the registration form, or transferring the booking amount directly to our company account, details will be shared upon inquiry. You can reach us on +91-9620830837
    • How do I pay the Workshop fee?We have multiple payment options including online transfer, from which you may choose one as per your convenience. More details can be shared upon inquiry.
    • What should I get to the Workshop?
      • An open mind and learning attitude.
      • A  memory card/pen drive with sufficient space for the tutorial videos.
      • Pen Tablet, if available.
      • Your laptop with the following software installed on it.
        • Photoshop cs6 or cc
        • Camera raw
        • Lightroom cs6 or cc
        • A screen recording software if you want to record your screens during the post-processing sessions. (optional)
    • I have paid for the Workshop but cannot attend. Can I get a refund?
      Kindly check our cancellation policy. 


Number of guests: 15
Local Transport: Private Cabs
Exertion level: Medium
Meals: All meals included
Type of Photography: Portraits, Fashion, lifestyle, Commercial
Weather in October: Average 28°C


  • International Models for practical demonstrations
  • Stylist, Hair & make-up artist
  • Hi-tea, Buffet Lunch for all 2days
  • Ground transport(If Needed)
  • Workshop’s sessions


  • Hotel accommodation
  • Transport to/from Workshop Location

Any Queries, or just want to say hello?

Call us on +91-9620830837 or drop us a message here.