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ANI  |  Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] 

Over 1500 photographers from 9 countries and 80+ cities are coming to be a part of one of Asia's biggest conventions called PEP with 2 conferences, first of which is called PEPx, aimed at enthusiasts looking to turn professional and lovers of and PEP Summit, a unique learning conference for professional wedding photographers.

Slated to be a definitive event for both enthusiasts and professional photographers alike, PEP will bring together over 20 world renowned photographers and creative professionals to take the audience through the art, business, craft and experience of and aims to inspire them to be better at creativity and life.

Over the four days, the conference will explore topics in depth, ranging from strengthening the mind as a creative professional, how to develop your vision as a photographer, photojournalism, understanding aspects of the various genres of photography, the of to understanding the technical aspects of from lighting, lenses, framing, posing and more. The key fabric throughout the highly interactive summit being learning and inspiration.

Speakers include an enviable list of creative professionals and professional photographers from across the world with decades of experience in such as Ira Block, one of Nat Geo's most reputed photographers, TwoMann studios, one of the most awarded wedding photographers globally, Brendan De Clercq, Europe's famous celebrity photographer, Dheeraj Paul, India's leading people and travel photographer, Rafique Sayed, India's leading fashion and advertising photographer, Joseph Radhik, one of Asia's most influential wedding photographers, Diinesh Kumble, one of India's top wildlife photographers, Auditya Venkatesh, one of 20 top photographers on the web, globally and many more such stalwarts.

The conference will also have Masaba Gupta, renowned Indian fashion designer, Sapan Varma, leader (ex at Wipro, Microsoft) to talk about creativity and inspiration.

"Whatever I have learned and continue to learn as a photographer, has been by following, obsessing and being inspired by the works of great artists from around the world. Our aim was to create a platform that bridges the gap of learning and sharing with photographers and all curious learners, providing an access to the global greats to learn from, to build their art and to just be inspired to do more. My personal goal from PEP is to bring in the world's greatest photographers, whether they be from or abroad to interface with the Indian community in a way that's useful, meaningful and effective," said Joseph Radhik,

"today is a serious career option for many. Just as the popularity of increases, being a good alone isn't enough; you also need to fulfil the rigour and demands of being a Having experienced the challenges and loneliness of running a successful ourselves, we understand this well. In a person's journey to choose this path, we want to be able to give them a platform that helps them understand the joys as well as challenges of choosing this as a career option. In addition, if they take the plunge to be a full-time photographer, PEP is striving to build a community that helps them to collaborate, learn and be mentored by the best, in the right direction not just as a but also as a as well," said

"Our vision is to touch as many photographers, whatever be the stage of their journey, be it a lover of as an art form, considering as a career option or pursuing as a full time Last year when we held PEP Summit for the first time we realised that, while we are working to help the professionals, there also needs to be a format for the enthusiast to come and learn from people and companies from different walks of life. A few of these will hopefully be inspired enough to take up professionally. A few more will look at it as investing more time in their hobby. And yet more would look at it as a chance to meet like-minded people, learn and interact from, and with, them," said Arjun Rajan, the (also one of the 3 co-founders) of PEP.

community is unique in its idea because it brings together the community to become "stronger together". It aims to provide a platform to connect, inspire, mentor and collaborate to raise the bar and collectively better the entire industry. It also aims to inspire and build the community of enthusiasts who are serious about the hobby and may be looking to build it as a serious career option in the future.

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First Published: Thu, March 15 2018. 13:35 IST
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