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commit 42b1a00878a76dc2d9ef75d9f86392fbdc7e5747
parent af5854c12b3a26d33ba19ce4caf934a91137f029
Author: rsiddharth <rsiddharth@ninthfloor.org>
Date:   Tue, 22 Mar 2016 01:06:52 -0400

/workshops -> /as

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.htaccess | 3+++
as/index.php | 80+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
as/students/index.php | 44++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
as/testimonials/index.php | 276+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
themes/bs3/templates/header.tpl | 2+-
workshops/index.php | 80-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
workshops/students/index.php | 44--------------------------------------------
workshops/testimonials/index.php | 276-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
8 files changed, 404 insertions(+), 401 deletions(-)

diff --git a/.htaccess b/.htaccess @@ -13,6 +13,9 @@ Redirect permanent /gallery/wp /gallery/birds Redirect permanent /gallery/wild /gallery/animals Redirect permanent /as/photography-classes /workshops Redirect permanent /as/photography-services /workshops +Redirect permanent /workshops /as +Redirect permanent /workshops/students /as/students +Redirect permanent /workshops/testimonials /as/testimonials Redirect permanent /journal https://www.facebook.com/vishwaphotography RedirectMatch ^/as/?$ /as/photography-classes \ No newline at end of file diff --git a/as/index.php b/as/index.php @@ -0,0 +1,79 @@ +<?php + +/* Vishwamano.com PHP snafu. + + Copyright (C) 2015 rsiddharth <s@ricketyspace.net> + + This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify + it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by + the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or + (at your option) any later version. + + This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, + but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of + MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the + GNU Affero General Public License for more details. + + COPYING contains the full text of the GNU Affero General Public + License. If you have not recieved a copy of the file along with + this program, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>. + +*/ + + +require_once('../templating.php'); +require_once($abs_path . '/utils.php'); + + +if(isset($_POST['submit'])) { + $msg = register($vemail, $vemail_other); + $smarty->assign('pc_msg', $msg); +} + + +$title = 'Vishwa Mano - Apertures &amp; Shutters'; +$meta_keywords = 'Basic, Advanced, Photography, Workshop, Course, Class, Chennai, Amateur, Beginner, Academy, Institute, Fashion, Product, Nature, Wildlife'; +$meta_desc = 'Learn to See, Compose, Control and Click! Basic and Advanced Photography Workshops in Chennai by Nature and Wildlife Photographer, Vishwa Mano.'; + +$pc_title = "Apertures &amp; Shutters"; +$pc_intro = " +<p>A Chennai based nature and wildlife photographer, Vishwa offered +training in basic and advanced photography for budding +photographers. He has trained over 160 people from December 2012 to +March 2016.</p> + +<p>'<strong>Apertures &amp; Shutters</strong>' was his start up, which +provided a congenial atmosphere to learn photography. A&amp;S was +equipped with a classroom cum studio floor, lighting equipment and an +editing room. It was stocked with the latest photography journals and +books.</p> + +<p>A&amp;S was formally ended in March 2016. No new workshops will be +conducted. However, the students of A&amp;S enjoy regular photography +support and photo reviews. A&amp;S has an active online forum, where +new techniques are shared, photos critiqued and photo trips +planned.</p> + +<p>Vishwa will always cherish this phase of his life. The three years +spent teaching photography has empowered him and has also changed his +perspectives about photography. It was always a two way +learning. Moreover, the friendships earned in this journey will last a +life time. The testimonials Vishwa received from his students and the +photos clicked over three years will forever be displayed in this page +as a fond memory.</p> +"; + +# workshop gallery +$wg_img_dir = $abs_path . '/images/workshops/gallery/'; +$wg_imgs = get_images($wg_img_dir); + +$wg_imgs_info = array('imgs' => $wg_imgs, + 'path' => '/images/workshops/gallery'); + +$smarty->assign('pc_title', $pc_title); +$smarty->assign('pc_intro', $pc_intro); +$smarty->assign('wg_imgs_info', $wg_imgs_info); +$smarty->assign('title', $title); +$smarty->assign('meta_keywords', $meta_keywords); +$smarty->assign('meta_description', $meta_desc); +$smarty->display('as.tpl');+ \ No newline at end of file diff --git a/as/students/index.php b/as/students/index.php @@ -0,0 +1,43 @@ +<?php + +/* Vishwamano.com PHP snafu. + + Copyright (C) 2015 rsiddharth <s@ricketyspace.net> + + This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify + it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by + the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or + (at your option) any later version. + + This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, + but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of + MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the + GNU Affero General Public License for more details. + + COPYING contains the full text of the GNU Affero General Public + License. If you have not recieved a copy of the file along with + this program, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>. + +*/ + + +require_once('../../templating.php'); +require_once($abs_path . '/utils.php'); + +$title = 'Students\' Gallery &middot; Vishwa Mano Photography Workshops'; +$meta_desc = 'A collection of photographs by Vishwa\'s students.'; + +$p_title = "Students' Gallery"; +$gallery_info = array('name' => 'students', + 'imgs_path' => $abs_path . '/images/workshops/students/', + 'imgs_root' => '/images/workshops/students', + 'parent' => '/as/'); +$images = get_images($gallery_info['imgs_path']); + +$smarty->assign('p_title', $p_title); +$smarty->assign('no_of_images', count($images)); +$smarty->assign('gallery_info', $gallery_info); +$smarty->assign('images', $images); +$smarty->assign('title', $title); +$smarty->assign('meta_description', $meta_desc); +$smarty->display('students-gallery.tpl');+ \ No newline at end of file diff --git a/as/testimonials/index.php b/as/testimonials/index.php @@ -0,0 +1,275 @@ +<?php + +/* Vishwamano.com PHP snafu. + + Copyright (C) 2015 rsiddharth <s@ricketyspace.net> + + This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify + it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by + the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or + (at your option) any later version. + + This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, + but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of + MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the + GNU Affero General Public License for more details. + + COPYING contains the full text of the GNU Affero General Public + License. If you have not recieved a copy of the file along with + this program, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>. + +*/ + + +require_once('../../templating.php'); +require_once($abs_path . '/utils.php'); + + + +$title = 'Testimonials &middot; Vishwa Mano Photography Workshops'; +$meta_desc = 'What Vishwa\'s students have to say about Vishwa Mano Photography Workshops!.'; + +$p_title = "Testimonials"; +# testimonials +$testimonials = array( + 'Swathi Palavesh' => array( + 'swathi_palavesh.jpg', + 'Well, it was the day when my brother gifted me a Nikon D3300 and the next thing on my mind was to learn the basics of photography. I had to travel to chennai for a week and all I had was a week, to learn the basics. I was skeptical if there would be anybody who would be ready to schedule classes to my convenience. Then I found reviews about Viswa sir&#39;s photography + classes which had 5/5 rating. I approached him the next second and he was + kind enough to schedule a one on one class for me. His major advantage is + his patience to teach his students &#39;n&#39; number of times even if they did not + understand certain things. Very flexible, highly patient, very friendly in + terms of teaching approach. Overall it was a fantastic opportunity to learn + from him. Not just that. The good part is, he is even available for you + even after your course gets over. Amazing. Isn&#39;t it? :)', + ), + 'Naren Hari' => array( + 'naren_hari.jpg', + 'Vishwa from Apertures and Shutters is the go-to person for photography + classes in Chennai. Some may possess teaching skills but won’t + be be an expert in what they do. Some may be an expert in what + they do but won’t have the patience to teach others. Then + there is Vishwa who is not only a master photographer but also + an excellent teacher. I took the basic photography class that + includes four class room sessions and two outdoor + sessions. The duration of the course is two weekends (3 + sessions per weekend). I can’t thank Vishwa enough for + identifying the photographer in me. I see a huge difference in + the quality of my photos after taking this course. I’m + definitely going to come back for advance photography classes + very soon.', + ), + 'Sharadha Krishm' => array( + 'sharadha_krishm.jpg', + 'I had met Vishwa in one of the CTC photography workshops, but hadn\'t + had the opportunity to learn from him during the camp. After + that camp, I rarely took my camera out and let it rest in my + almira for longer time. So I decided to assign for one of his + basics classes for the heck of it, I was still not very + confident of developing a passion for photography. But once + into the 1st day of basics course, I found myself intrigued + and asking so many questions. Now that\'s a very positive + sign. The classes started from the very basics even starting + up with the controls, which was exactly the way teaching + should be: strengthening the basics. Thank You Vishwa for a + photography class, that did a very important thing - igniting + interest.', + ), + 'Prasad Natrajan' => array( + 'prasad_natrajan.jpg', + 'I have gone through a couple of other photography training + programs. They were mostly theory and no in-studio shooting + classes and very limited outdoor shooting classes. However, in + Apertures and Shutters Vishwa makes sure that he puts the + class through practical application of what he teaches. There + is a fair amount of outdoor shootings too and he provides + valuable feedback of your images.' + ), + 'Dinesh Ramasamy' => array( + 'dinesh_ramasamy.jpg', + 'Are you a Amateur Photographer, Photo Freak, Fond of taking photos and + love to explore the Art of photography then you are at the + right place. From the very basic scratch level to high level + photography you can learn here and u will feel so comfortable + and friendly to sharpen up your skills.I would say its worth + spending time and money to learn photography skills from + Vishwa, Not only u can learn but also u can get good guidance + from him always and a good reviews and suggestions will boost + u and your photos too :) Yo..' + ), + 'Mahimika Varma' => array( + 'mahimika_varma.jpg', + 'It was such a good experience. Vishwa Mano here teaches right from the + scratch and explains really well. I had fun in class and + learnt a lot about aperture and shutter, he teaches everything + practically. If you are interested in photography and want to + learn right from handling your camera well to taking good + pictures and editing, he is the guy. I thank him for those + wonderful classes.', + ), + 'Jayashree Kesavan' => array( + 'jayashree_kesavan.jpg', + 'This is a great place to start our photography journey ... I joined + aperture &amp; shutter .. Since I had a great passion for + photography !!! I learned the basics so clearly ... Which + increased my interest !!! Even after the completion of + course... Vishwa guides me by giving reviews to my fotos + ... This is a wonderful start for my photographic journey + ... If u wanna start ur journey ... Join apertures &amp; shutters + :) Thank u Vishwa ! :)' + ), + 'Pradeep Jayaprakash' => array( + 'pradeep_jayaprakash.jpg', + 'An old saying goes that a picture is worth a thousand words, however + to comprehend a photograph in its entirety requires a very + special approach. An approach that not only makes you think + the way your camera thinks but also makes you look into the + aesthetics of your photographs. Photography is much more than + a mere play of ISO/Aperture/Shutter speed..Every photo has to + have a pay-off to the audience. Thats exactly what Vishwa + teaches you in his class..Thanks Vishwa for kindling my + interest in photography. This is just my first review as i am + a newbie. many more to come :) cheers!!', + ), + 'Siddhartha Pulugundla' => array( + 'siddhartha_pulugundla.jpg', + 'Apertures and Shutters,a great place to start your photography + journey...i have attend the basic session...It was such a + great experience... a very good way to understand the basics + of photography... those were the best weekends ever...Vishwa + bro thank you so much for giving many tips, and clearing all + my doubts patiently ... You are a wonderful photographer, + great teacher and a good friend...Thank you :)', + ), + 'Rajagopal SM' => array( + 'rajagopal_sm.jpg', + 'I am new to this field &amp; I have attended the basic photography classes + conducted by Vishwa. Came to know about his classes through + google search engine only. Really, i liked his class, the way + he takes the practical sessions, the way he explained the + techniques very patiently. If you are a beginner &amp; you need to + learn photography, I will recommend Vishwa Mano Photography + Workshops. Cheers.', + ), + 'ANISH G' => array( + 'anish_g.jpg', + 'Are you a budding photographer, want to learn more and have thirst for + photography and want to reach next level. Here you have Vishwa + Mano, who makes you feel different from other budding + photographers.I totally loved the class , the way he explains + the things with practical examples is awesome :). Once you are + done with the classes, you will feel the money well spent on + useful purpose. I suggest his workshop on scale of 10/10. + Thanks Vishwa for the wonderful workshop.', + ), + 'Dinesh Kumar' => array( + 'dinesh_kumar.jpg', + 'The photographic techniques and features taught for DSLR was very + informative from handling the camera to making interesting + compositions on lighting,depth of field and aligning the + frame.Mainly Vishwa his in-depth knowledge in + lenses,lights,composition with classic teaching skills were + really good.The sessions are crisp and to the point,it will be + good for a beginner.Go learn and you will not be + disappointed.Value for money.', + ), + 'Rajesh Kumar' => array( + 'rajesh_kumar.jpg', + 'I have attended both of his course, the basic as well as + advanced. This guy here teaches everything from the scratch, + gives importance to every minute detail which u might miss out + in any other one day photography class in the city. With loads + of experience, this guy guides ppl in the best possible + way. His course has been designed in such a way that you even + get on field experience to level one has to master the + concepts learnt. Photography is an art, but one has to learn + the art with the modern equipment available in the + market. This guy teaches almost everything related to + photography. right from the basic camera controls, flashes, + lightbox, metering, photoshop to everything. The best thing + is, even after your course gets completed, this guy helps in + reviewing you pics and all possible guidance. you got the + interest to learn the art of clicking, that is more than + enough to learn from this guy :) Happy learning and happy + clicking :)', + ), + 'Varun Vasudevan' => array( + 'varun_vasudevan.jpg', + 'A very good experience to understand the basics and advance techniques + of photography, apertures and shutter offers you with all the + world that you need to learn in photography. With an excellent + mentor in vishwa, he guides you the best possible ways and is + at your service all the time when it comes to clearing your + doubts or teaching various techniques or during practical + application in various photo walk sessions that he takes you + during the course sessions. He guides you as much as + possible. Personally i can brag about that you can\'t learn + that much of practical and theoretical knowledge in + photography for the fee you pay anywhere in chennai other than + here. Totally a worthy learning experience and guidance for + every penny that you shell out.', + ), + 'Wnmukund Wudali' => array( + 'wnmukund_wudali.jpg', + 'Apertures and Shutters - probably the best place in the city to learn + the art of photography with an affordable fee. The learning + experience was very interactive and fun. Vishwa is not only + concentrating on just the. course but even after that, he also + helps his students out with reviews and guideline tips etc + constantly. Such reviews and tips I consider are the most + essential for one to improve any skill. Clicking pictures also + needs skill ! We are taught how to look at this world with a + different eye - cameraTheoretical part of photography which + includes composition, aesthetics etc are made very interesting + by our mentor and taught to all the students.At the end of the + day - it is the practicals that matter in any art form! We had + field sessions and studio sessions which gave us a perfect + idea about what will be the conditions we as photographers + will face in real life situations. I guarantee that you will + emerge out to be a very good photographer and will learn to + look at things in an artistic manner.I firmly believe that + Vishwa has the tact of getting things into his students minds + very easily and is a great communicator :) Please enroll + yourselves to apertures and shutters if you have a thirst to + learn photography.', + ), + 'Ram Ganesh' => array( + 'ram_ganesh.jpg', + 'Apertures and Shutters has shaped me a lot in Photography. I did both + Basic and currently doing my Advanced level in + photography. Vishwa Mano teaches every step practically and + makes us learn with fun and moreover the cost is affordable + compared to others Photography Academy. We the students, also + share our photo in a closed facebook group and get our + pictures reviewed by Vishwa and other students of the + academy. This make me to improve more in my photography + career!', + ), + 'Mohideen Basith' => array( + 'mohideen_basith.jpg', + 'I would say Apertures and shutters photography academy is the best + place to learn photography. And more importantly right on your + budget. I learnt both basics and advanced levels here. I had + many practical classes which really helped to improve my + skills. And I regularly share pictures and get reviewed by + Vishwa Mano. He\'s one amazing teacher with lots of skills and + more importantly patience. I can assure you one thing for + sure. You will definitely feel the difference in your + composition after a&amp;s classes. Keep up the good work bro.Go + for it guys :)', + ), + 'Hari Krishna' => array( + 'hari_krishna.jpg', + 'Had a great learning experience !! Best thing is that, the journey not + only stops within the classroom, but you would even be able to + attend photography trips to different places !!,', + ), +); + + +$smarty->assign('testimonials', $testimonials); +$smarty->assign('col_limit', floor(count($testimonials) / 2)); +$smarty->assign('p_title', $p_title); +$smarty->assign('title', $title); +$smarty->assign('meta_description', $meta_desc); +$smarty->display('testimonials.tpl');+ \ No newline at end of file diff --git a/themes/bs3/templates/header.tpl b/themes/bs3/templates/header.tpl @@ -37,7 +37,7 @@ <li class="vm-nav-item" id="nav-link-gallery"><a href="/gallery/">Nature<span>Gallery</span></a></li> <li class="vm-nav-item" id="nav-link-portraitures"><a href="/portraitures/">Portraitures<span>Gallery</span></a></li> <li class="vm-nav-logo-middle hidden-xs" id="nav-link-home"><a href="/"><img src="/themes/bs3/img/vm-logo.jpg" alt="[ Vishwa Mano Photography ]" /></a></li> - <li class="vm-nav-item" id="nav-link-pc"><a href="/workshops/">A&amp;S</a></li> + <li class="vm-nav-item" id="nav-link-pc"><a href="/as/">A&amp;S</a></li> <li class="vm-nav-item" id="nav-link-bio"><a href="/bio/">Bio</a></li> </ul> </div><!-- /.navbar-collapse --> diff --git a/workshops/index.php b/workshops/index.php @@ -1,79 +0,0 @@ -<?php - -/* Vishwamano.com PHP snafu. - - Copyright (C) 2015 rsiddharth <s@ricketyspace.net> - - This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify - it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by - the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or - (at your option) any later version. - - This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, - but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of - MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the - GNU Affero General Public License for more details. - - COPYING contains the full text of the GNU Affero General Public - License. If you have not recieved a copy of the file along with - this program, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>. - -*/ - - -require_once('../templating.php'); -require_once($abs_path . '/utils.php'); - - -if(isset($_POST['submit'])) { - $msg = register($vemail, $vemail_other); - $smarty->assign('pc_msg', $msg); -} - - -$title = 'Vishwa Mano - Apertures &amp; Shutters'; -$meta_keywords = 'Basic, Advanced, Photography, Workshop, Course, Class, Chennai, Amateur, Beginner, Academy, Institute, Fashion, Product, Nature, Wildlife'; -$meta_desc = 'Learn to See, Compose, Control and Click! Basic and Advanced Photography Workshops in Chennai by Nature and Wildlife Photographer, Vishwa Mano.'; - -$pc_title = "Apertures &amp; Shutters"; -$pc_intro = " -<p>A Chennai based nature and wildlife photographer, Vishwa offered -training in basic and advanced photography for budding -photographers. He has trained over 160 people from December 2012 to -March 2016.</p> - -<p>'<strong>Apertures &amp; Shutters</strong>' was his start up, which -provided a congenial atmosphere to learn photography. A&amp;S was -equipped with a classroom cum studio floor, lighting equipment and an -editing room. It was stocked with the latest photography journals and -books.</p> - -<p>A&amp;S was formally ended in March 2016. No new workshops will be -conducted. However, the students of A&amp;S enjoy regular photography -support and photo reviews. A&amp;S has an active online forum, where -new techniques are shared, photos critiqued and photo trips -planned.</p> - -<p>Vishwa will always cherish this phase of his life. The three years -spent teaching photography has empowered him and has also changed his -perspectives about photography. It was always a two way -learning. Moreover, the friendships earned in this journey will last a -life time. The testimonials Vishwa received from his students and the -photos clicked over three years will forever be displayed in this page -as a fond memory.</p> -"; - -# workshop gallery -$wg_img_dir = $abs_path . '/images/workshops/gallery/'; -$wg_imgs = get_images($wg_img_dir); - -$wg_imgs_info = array('imgs' => $wg_imgs, - 'path' => '/images/workshops/gallery'); - -$smarty->assign('pc_title', $pc_title); -$smarty->assign('pc_intro', $pc_intro); -$smarty->assign('wg_imgs_info', $wg_imgs_info); -$smarty->assign('title', $title); -$smarty->assign('meta_keywords', $meta_keywords); -$smarty->assign('meta_description', $meta_desc); -$smarty->display('as.tpl');- \ No newline at end of file diff --git a/workshops/students/index.php b/workshops/students/index.php @@ -1,43 +0,0 @@ -<?php - -/* Vishwamano.com PHP snafu. - - Copyright (C) 2015 rsiddharth <s@ricketyspace.net> - - This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify - it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by - the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or - (at your option) any later version. - - This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, - but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of - MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the - GNU Affero General Public License for more details. - - COPYING contains the full text of the GNU Affero General Public - License. If you have not recieved a copy of the file along with - this program, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>. - -*/ - - -require_once('../../templating.php'); -require_once($abs_path . '/utils.php'); - -$title = 'Students\' Gallery &middot; Vishwa Mano Photography Workshops'; -$meta_desc = 'A collection of photographs by Vishwa\'s students.'; - -$p_title = "Students' Gallery"; -$gallery_info = array('name' => 'students', - 'imgs_path' => $abs_path . '/images/workshops/students/', - 'imgs_root' => '/images/workshops/students', - 'parent' => '/workshops/'); -$images = get_images($gallery_info['imgs_path']); - -$smarty->assign('p_title', $p_title); -$smarty->assign('no_of_images', count($images)); -$smarty->assign('gallery_info', $gallery_info); -$smarty->assign('images', $images); -$smarty->assign('title', $title); -$smarty->assign('meta_description', $meta_desc); -$smarty->display('students-gallery.tpl');- \ No newline at end of file diff --git a/workshops/testimonials/index.php b/workshops/testimonials/index.php @@ -1,275 +0,0 @@ -<?php - -/* Vishwamano.com PHP snafu. - - Copyright (C) 2015 rsiddharth <s@ricketyspace.net> - - This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify - it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by - the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or - (at your option) any later version. - - This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, - but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of - MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the - GNU Affero General Public License for more details. - - COPYING contains the full text of the GNU Affero General Public - License. If you have not recieved a copy of the file along with - this program, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>. - -*/ - - -require_once('../../templating.php'); -require_once($abs_path . '/utils.php'); - - - -$title = 'Testimonials &middot; Vishwa Mano Photography Workshops'; -$meta_desc = 'What Vishwa\'s students have to say about Vishwa Mano Photography Workshops!.'; - -$p_title = "Testimonials"; -# testimonials -$testimonials = array( - 'Swathi Palavesh' => array( - 'swathi_palavesh.jpg', - 'Well, it was the day when my brother gifted me a Nikon D3300 and the next thing on my mind was to learn the basics of photography. I had to travel to chennai for a week and all I had was a week, to learn the basics. I was skeptical if there would be anybody who would be ready to schedule classes to my convenience. Then I found reviews about Viswa sir&#39;s photography - classes which had 5/5 rating. I approached him the next second and he was - kind enough to schedule a one on one class for me. His major advantage is - his patience to teach his students &#39;n&#39; number of times even if they did not - understand certain things. Very flexible, highly patient, very friendly in - terms of teaching approach. Overall it was a fantastic opportunity to learn - from him. Not just that. The good part is, he is even available for you - even after your course gets over. Amazing. Isn&#39;t it? :)', - ), - 'Naren Hari' => array( - 'naren_hari.jpg', - 'Vishwa from Apertures and Shutters is the go-to person for photography - classes in Chennai. Some may possess teaching skills but won’t - be be an expert in what they do. Some may be an expert in what - they do but won’t have the patience to teach others. Then - there is Vishwa who is not only a master photographer but also - an excellent teacher. I took the basic photography class that - includes four class room sessions and two outdoor - sessions. The duration of the course is two weekends (3 - sessions per weekend). I can’t thank Vishwa enough for - identifying the photographer in me. I see a huge difference in - the quality of my photos after taking this course. I’m - definitely going to come back for advance photography classes - very soon.', - ), - 'Sharadha Krishm' => array( - 'sharadha_krishm.jpg', - 'I had met Vishwa in one of the CTC photography workshops, but hadn\'t - had the opportunity to learn from him during the camp. After - that camp, I rarely took my camera out and let it rest in my - almira for longer time. So I decided to assign for one of his - basics classes for the heck of it, I was still not very - confident of developing a passion for photography. But once - into the 1st day of basics course, I found myself intrigued - and asking so many questions. Now that\'s a very positive - sign. The classes started from the very basics even starting - up with the controls, which was exactly the way teaching - should be: strengthening the basics. Thank You Vishwa for a - photography class, that did a very important thing - igniting - interest.', - ), - 'Prasad Natrajan' => array( - 'prasad_natrajan.jpg', - 'I have gone through a couple of other photography training - programs. They were mostly theory and no in-studio shooting - classes and very limited outdoor shooting classes. However, in - Apertures and Shutters Vishwa makes sure that he puts the - class through practical application of what he teaches. There - is a fair amount of outdoor shootings too and he provides - valuable feedback of your images.' - ), - 'Dinesh Ramasamy' => array( - 'dinesh_ramasamy.jpg', - 'Are you a Amateur Photographer, Photo Freak, Fond of taking photos and - love to explore the Art of photography then you are at the - right place. From the very basic scratch level to high level - photography you can learn here and u will feel so comfortable - and friendly to sharpen up your skills.I would say its worth - spending time and money to learn photography skills from - Vishwa, Not only u can learn but also u can get good guidance - from him always and a good reviews and suggestions will boost - u and your photos too :) Yo..' - ), - 'Mahimika Varma' => array( - 'mahimika_varma.jpg', - 'It was such a good experience. Vishwa Mano here teaches right from the - scratch and explains really well. I had fun in class and - learnt a lot about aperture and shutter, he teaches everything - practically. If you are interested in photography and want to - learn right from handling your camera well to taking good - pictures and editing, he is the guy. I thank him for those - wonderful classes.', - ), - 'Jayashree Kesavan' => array( - 'jayashree_kesavan.jpg', - 'This is a great place to start our photography journey ... I joined - aperture &amp; shutter .. Since I had a great passion for - photography !!! I learned the basics so clearly ... Which - increased my interest !!! Even after the completion of - course... Vishwa guides me by giving reviews to my fotos - ... This is a wonderful start for my photographic journey - ... If u wanna start ur journey ... Join apertures &amp; shutters - :) Thank u Vishwa ! :)' - ), - 'Pradeep Jayaprakash' => array( - 'pradeep_jayaprakash.jpg', - 'An old saying goes that a picture is worth a thousand words, however - to comprehend a photograph in its entirety requires a very - special approach. An approach that not only makes you think - the way your camera thinks but also makes you look into the - aesthetics of your photographs. Photography is much more than - a mere play of ISO/Aperture/Shutter speed..Every photo has to - have a pay-off to the audience. Thats exactly what Vishwa - teaches you in his class..Thanks Vishwa for kindling my - interest in photography. This is just my first review as i am - a newbie. many more to come :) cheers!!', - ), - 'Siddhartha Pulugundla' => array( - 'siddhartha_pulugundla.jpg', - 'Apertures and Shutters,a great place to start your photography - journey...i have attend the basic session...It was such a - great experience... a very good way to understand the basics - of photography... those were the best weekends ever...Vishwa - bro thank you so much for giving many tips, and clearing all - my doubts patiently ... You are a wonderful photographer, - great teacher and a good friend...Thank you :)', - ), - 'Rajagopal SM' => array( - 'rajagopal_sm.jpg', - 'I am new to this field &amp; I have attended the basic photography classes - conducted by Vishwa. Came to know about his classes through - google search engine only. Really, i liked his class, the way - he takes the practical sessions, the way he explained the - techniques very patiently. If you are a beginner &amp; you need to - learn photography, I will recommend Vishwa Mano Photography - Workshops. Cheers.', - ), - 'ANISH G' => array( - 'anish_g.jpg', - 'Are you a budding photographer, want to learn more and have thirst for - photography and want to reach next level. Here you have Vishwa - Mano, who makes you feel different from other budding - photographers.I totally loved the class , the way he explains - the things with practical examples is awesome :). Once you are - done with the classes, you will feel the money well spent on - useful purpose. I suggest his workshop on scale of 10/10. - Thanks Vishwa for the wonderful workshop.', - ), - 'Dinesh Kumar' => array( - 'dinesh_kumar.jpg', - 'The photographic techniques and features taught for DSLR was very - informative from handling the camera to making interesting - compositions on lighting,depth of field and aligning the - frame.Mainly Vishwa his in-depth knowledge in - lenses,lights,composition with classic teaching skills were - really good.The sessions are crisp and to the point,it will be - good for a beginner.Go learn and you will not be - disappointed.Value for money.', - ), - 'Rajesh Kumar' => array( - 'rajesh_kumar.jpg', - 'I have attended both of his course, the basic as well as - advanced. This guy here teaches everything from the scratch, - gives importance to every minute detail which u might miss out - in any other one day photography class in the city. With loads - of experience, this guy guides ppl in the best possible - way. His course has been designed in such a way that you even - get on field experience to level one has to master the - concepts learnt. Photography is an art, but one has to learn - the art with the modern equipment available in the - market. This guy teaches almost everything related to - photography. right from the basic camera controls, flashes, - lightbox, metering, photoshop to everything. The best thing - is, even after your course gets completed, this guy helps in - reviewing you pics and all possible guidance. you got the - interest to learn the art of clicking, that is more than - enough to learn from this guy :) Happy learning and happy - clicking :)', - ), - 'Varun Vasudevan' => array( - 'varun_vasudevan.jpg', - 'A very good experience to understand the basics and advance techniques - of photography, apertures and shutter offers you with all the - world that you need to learn in photography. With an excellent - mentor in vishwa, he guides you the best possible ways and is - at your service all the time when it comes to clearing your - doubts or teaching various techniques or during practical - application in various photo walk sessions that he takes you - during the course sessions. He guides you as much as - possible. Personally i can brag about that you can\'t learn - that much of practical and theoretical knowledge in - photography for the fee you pay anywhere in chennai other than - here. Totally a worthy learning experience and guidance for - every penny that you shell out.', - ), - 'Wnmukund Wudali' => array( - 'wnmukund_wudali.jpg', - 'Apertures and Shutters - probably the best place in the city to learn - the art of photography with an affordable fee. The learning - experience was very interactive and fun. Vishwa is not only - concentrating on just the. course but even after that, he also - helps his students out with reviews and guideline tips etc - constantly. Such reviews and tips I consider are the most - essential for one to improve any skill. Clicking pictures also - needs skill ! We are taught how to look at this world with a - different eye - cameraTheoretical part of photography which - includes composition, aesthetics etc are made very interesting - by our mentor and taught to all the students.At the end of the - day - it is the practicals that matter in any art form! We had - field sessions and studio sessions which gave us a perfect - idea about what will be the conditions we as photographers - will face in real life situations. I guarantee that you will - emerge out to be a very good photographer and will learn to - look at things in an artistic manner.I firmly believe that - Vishwa has the tact of getting things into his students minds - very easily and is a great communicator :) Please enroll - yourselves to apertures and shutters if you have a thirst to - learn photography.', - ), - 'Ram Ganesh' => array( - 'ram_ganesh.jpg', - 'Apertures and Shutters has shaped me a lot in Photography. I did both - Basic and currently doing my Advanced level in - photography. Vishwa Mano teaches every step practically and - makes us learn with fun and moreover the cost is affordable - compared to others Photography Academy. We the students, also - share our photo in a closed facebook group and get our - pictures reviewed by Vishwa and other students of the - academy. This make me to improve more in my photography - career!', - ), - 'Mohideen Basith' => array( - 'mohideen_basith.jpg', - 'I would say Apertures and shutters photography academy is the best - place to learn photography. And more importantly right on your - budget. I learnt both basics and advanced levels here. I had - many practical classes which really helped to improve my - skills. And I regularly share pictures and get reviewed by - Vishwa Mano. He\'s one amazing teacher with lots of skills and - more importantly patience. I can assure you one thing for - sure. You will definitely feel the difference in your - composition after a&amp;s classes. Keep up the good work bro.Go - for it guys :)', - ), - 'Hari Krishna' => array( - 'hari_krishna.jpg', - 'Had a great learning experience !! Best thing is that, the journey not - only stops within the classroom, but you would even be able to - attend photography trips to different places !!,', - ), -); - - -$smarty->assign('testimonials', $testimonials); -$smarty->assign('col_limit', floor(count($testimonials) / 2)); -$smarty->assign('p_title', $p_title); -$smarty->assign('title', $title); -$smarty->assign('meta_description', $meta_desc); -$smarty->display('testimonials.tpl');- \ No newline at end of file