Text: Jose Joseph
Promoting the Art & Business of Photography
t was a passion unlimited together with an uncompromising attitude towards their profession of taming lights and shades that prompted a group of young professional photographers in Kochi come to unite under a single banner as Insight Camera Club in 2005.
Ever since its inception Insight Camera Club effectively networked across Kerala, encompassing a group of highly dedicated members, have been intermittently organizing workshops, seminars, exhibitions and camps on various aspects of photography.
The aim of this club is to educate and develop its members as photographers, and to encourage and promote the art of photography. The club has a history of quality programmes.
The main objective of Insight Camera Club is to encourage and promote various photography talents of professional photographers and to create a platform for them to achieve success in the photography field. Club members conduct seminar sessions and workshops for individuals who are interested in photography. Using computer this club established lightroom workshops for the first time in Kerala. Various aspects of photography and innovations in the same makes Insight Camera Club different from other photography clubs in Kerala. ICC conducts an annual Photography contest too and participants come form all parts of India. Insight camera club celebrates 22nd December as CLUB DAY. The celebrations are joined by the members and their family and various cultural programmes are performed by them. Other than the photography workshops the club arranges monsoon camp, wildlife camp, foreign tours, family get together, and Onam celebrations incorporating the members and their family to promote friendship among them. Through this club masters in the art of photography has been created in Kerala. They have been able to establish their own hallmarks in travel, nature, interior, wildlife , underwater and in various other fields of photography.
The Club members are also actively involved in social and cultural activities. The members, help underprivileged people who are given support and aid such as in the form of money, medical treatment, support for education etc. They have also been a great helping hand for the scheduled tribes. The very generous and kind hearted attitude of the members have helped them to work together towards betterment. It’s been 13 years since the insight camera club was formed. Within this time span, today the club has achieved great heights as a society of professional photographers in Kerala as well as in other parts of india.
Next Generation Leadership Event The Insight Camera Club recently conducted an event on 22nd May 2018, titled ‘Next Generation Leadership’. Hosted by four leading wedding photographers in Kerala, this well attended seminar conducted at The Renai Hotel Palarivattom, Kochi, analyzed the business opportunities brought about by photography. The seminar stressed, rather than an art form, photography also presents some commercial benefits. The event also encompassed sessions including discussing wedding business tips and all the basics of wedding photography. Interaction of attendees with the panel was also arranged to share and learn things from the iconic wedding photographers.
The Next Generation leadership was basically a series of seminars by insight camera club incorporating four of Kerala’s most reputed wedding photographers namely Vineesh Vasanthan of Smoke Ads, Sineesh Gopal and Rohit Raguvaran of Weva Photography, Vinsih of Lumiere wedding photography, and Ruben Bijy Thomas of Magic Motion Media.
“This year we are planning for bigger challenges and the members are proactive. Looking forward to conduct workshops, exhibitions and a mega event inviting international photographers and film makers.
“ Ajith Kumar President - Insight Camera Club"