About us

happy camera club is an initiative brought upon by a thought to make constructive use of time by teaching not so privileged basic aspects of skill like photography which further can be used by them in their day to day life.

To teach photography to the less privileged and leave them with an additional skill set to choose from.A win-win situation we work with organizations and people who support this cause.View our presentation here

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FAQS

What are the actions of Happy Camera Club  ?

by teaching not so privileged basic aspects of skill like photography which further can be used by them in their day to day life.

Photography and photo editing (software skills) are practical skills which potentially increase chances of students towards employment. In the same time it gives children chance to explore their creativity and self-expression. Learning how to build portfolio and interaction in the group is surely relevant social experience which can help to build positive self-image and confidence/skills in social interactions.

Why ?

We don’t have an answer to it. It just came from within. It was very passionate.

Rather than hearing all sorts of stories and mulling over it ,we wanted to act.

It was a proactive decision. To do something meaningful with whatever resources we had with us instead of waiting for things to happen.

To have a passion is good
To follow what you are passionate about is great
To make a living out of it is best
 

How ?

With dignity.  ( we believe in the power of each individual to be the change. We look for empowerment of the individual not dependency . Just because of the bad luck of their situation doesn’t mean they should be without options)

Through effective management . ( though we have scant resources effectively it works to our advantage. Right from arranging the cameras to collecting the images and then rolling out the prints . we look at technology to solve the challenges)

Using Photography as a tool (Taking the alternative choice of medium and go beyond the straight jacketed way of thinking )

What does it aim to achieve  ?

a) To understand oneself  and build self expression by learning a skill set that not only is meaningful but also interesting to implement i.e photography

b) Social inclusion . Photography as a medium has the power to go beyond the usual society norms.

c) Provide a possible means of livelihoods through individual empowerment

Nature of workshops ?

Each workshop usually last for a month culminating in a body of work taken by students. During these workshops the students learn various aspects of photography ,though many of them holding the camera for the first time are quite happy just to press the button !!

We teach using point and shoot cameras and are always in need of a few…

Do we charge the students taking workshops ?

No. The classes are free of cost. Our students are coming from backgrounds that are n’t relatively well off. So we aim to support them through our own means

We expect the organizations, individuals who work alongside us to support financially and operationally in organizing the workshops.

15 Responses to About us

  1. tariq says:

    Sid,
    Superb initiative…. makes us realise how selfish we have become in this day to day race to succeed in things which hardly matter in the long run…
    As i see that Camera’s are required i would like to sponser some more of them…
    Keep up the good work…

    • Sharma -(Saurabh) says:

      Brothr Mugs, Tariq s already said wht needs to be said, n of whtever z remaining m sure u ll be hearing a lot of it from a lot others…got a couple of real old but working cameras …see if they work for u …n lemme knw for anythin elz too….

  2. gitanjali says:

    Hi! I have two or maybe three cameras lying at my place – will ask Mom to take them out. Extremely delighted to help out – from 2010 to Happy Camera Club – long way Sid and only awesome things ahead! :)

  3. Subramanian says:

    Hey , i simply loved the concept and would like to help you in this noble cause.

    I dont have a camera to donate but yes, i can give in some man hours during the weekend.

    Please let me know if I can be of any help.

    Note:
    I have been into photography for a couple of years and primarily shoot wildlife.

  4. Great prizes to be won with this photocompetition. prizes for beginners and expert photographers. check it out. http://www.jmin.org.za. And send it to your members.

  5. Shivya says:

    Excellent initiative. I’ll be sure to share it. When & where is the next such workshop?

  6. Ashwini Shwetha Ketharaj says:

    I love the work. :)
    I’m very interested in photography. I’ve had this as a subject. I would like to present my work to you some time.
    Looking forward to meet you people. :)
    Thanks :)

  7. Vipin Nair says:

    Hello,
    This seems interesting, I would like to be a part of this effort. It will be great, if I can get some contact number to get in touch with you guys.
    Looking forward to hear from you soon!
    Cheers,
    Vipin Nair

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