17th November, WeWork, Gurgaon
Content of the Workshop
We kicked off the workshop with a quick round of #EyesForPeople portraits for all four participants.
Then, instead of the traditional and very boring powerpoint presentation method, I launched into blog posts. I developed content for 9 blog posts, specifically for this workshop and I opened up each one of those one by one and talked about what they covered.
Participants asked questions throughout the workshop and I tried my best to address all queries.
I shared examples of Instagram accounts that I believe are doing a great job with brand building. I shared links to the apps and software I use to edit my images. I shared some very basic & doable pointers to make better photos whether shooting on a mobile phone or on a DSLR and we also discussed the importance of an Editorial Calendar.
Participants also received access to all nine blog posts and will have access forever.
Attendees included a hobbyist photographer and blogger who would like to turn pro, a small business entrepreneur in the hair care space, an artist entrepreneur who would like to expand the reach of their work and their client base and a young photographer who is also a bed-and-breakfast owner who would like to expand their reach and customer base online as well as offline.
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Here are some photographs. ( If you remember, in the blog post about the 2nd Edition of WorkshopsByNaina, I mentioned that I was going to try to photograph the workshop myself instead of dragging Akanksha out of bed on a weekend – so, I did that this time and I don’t think I did a bad job at all! )
Special thanks to WeWork for providing awesome space to host the 3rd Edition of #WorkshopsByNaina! We all loved the conference room. I like that I’m able to present a professional workshop at a super professional looking space. It make a LOT of difference. The workshop was conducted at the newly launched WeWork at Udyog Vihar in Gurgaon. I am eagerly looking forward to checking out the two new ones launching soon in Cyber City and Horizon Two! I am also looking forward to partnering with literally any of WeWork’s wonderful community workspaces to bring my workshop to their members. And I’m planning to announce a photography workshop as well as some exciting contests where my readers can test out one of India’s leading community work spaces!
Thank you Arushi and Rishita for arranging for everything. Very much appreciated.
Photos below : morning coffee at my apartment before leaving for the WeWork location, the parking lot at WeWork Udyog Vihar, the sign-in area at the front desk, colorful corner at the common area on the 2nd floor, self-portrait in the conference room before the participants came in, view from the conference room ( I wanted lots of natural light for the #EyesForPeople portraits – and so there was less chance of anyone falling asleep 😉 ), during the workshop, coffee-cookies-pee break exploring rooms and corridors on the 2nd floor, coffee at WeWork after wrapping up the workshop, group photo.
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This was the third edition of #WorkshopsByNaina, which is an on-ground initiative under the umbrella of #TheNainaRedhuExperience videos & podcasts. The first workshop was conducted on the 30th of June and you can read more about it here. The second workshop was conducted on 25th of August and you can see photos and read more about it here.
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