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<?php

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require_once('../../init.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 = array(
    array(
        'by' => 'Swathi Palavesh',
        'img' => 'swathi_palavesh.jpg',
        'text' => '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? :)'
    ),
    array(
        'by' => 'Naren Hari',
        'img' => 'naren_hari.jpg',
        'text' => '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.'
    ),
    array(
        'by' => 'Sharadha Krishm',
        'img' => 'sharadha_krishm.jpg',
        'text' => '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.'
    ),
    array(
        'by' => 'Prasad Natrajan',
        'img' => 'prasad_natrajan.jpg',
        'text' => '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.'
    ),
    array(
        'by' => 'Dinesh Ramasamy',
        'img' => 'dinesh_ramasamy.jpg',
        'text' => '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..'
    ),
    array(
        'by' => 'Mahimika Varma',
        'img' => 'mahimika_varma.jpg',
        'text' => '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.'
    ),
    array(
        'by' => 'Jayashree Kesavan',
        'img' => 'jayashree_kesavan.jpg',
        'text' => '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 ! :)'
    ),
    array(
        'by' => 'Pradeep Jayaprakash',
        'img' => 'pradeep_jayaprakash.jpg',
        'text' => '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!!'
    ),
    array(
        'by' => 'Siddhartha Pulugundla',
        'img' => 'siddhartha_pulugundla.jpg',
        'text' => '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 :)'
    ),
    array(
        'by' => 'Rajagopal SM',
        'img' => 'rajagopal_sm.jpg',
        'text' => '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.'
    ),
    array(
        'by' => 'ANISH G',
        'img' => 'anish_g.jpg',
        'text' => '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.'
    ),
    array(
        'by' => 'Praveen Jayakaran',
        'img' => 'praveen_jayakaran.jpg',
        'text' => 'it was a time when I had fluctuating ideas and confused about choosing'
              . ' a career as education didn\'t justify to my dreams and passion. once i'
              . ' decided to take photography as a fultime career, i rang up vishwa mano'
              . ' who i know him personally for around 6 years as a friend, we spoke for'
              . ' a while on the phone about the career possibilities and market about'
              . ' the photographer\'s life.  and then intimated about the 8 weekends'
              . ' course on basic and advance level in photography he was'
              . ' conducting. there are too many professionals and senior most'
              . ' photographers of various genre across the cities today who charge'
              . ' hefty amount just for two days workshop and they just put up a'
              . ' presentation on their photograph they took and share experiences but'
              . ' vishwa\'s course seems to be cost effective and also covering many'
              . ' kinds of genre and topics. i decided to take up the course. the class'
              . ' was interactive and productive as we had many different sessions on'
              . ' studios shoots with models, field work like strobist, macro, star'
              . ' trails, bird photography etc which added more fun and hands on'
              . ' experience on the topic covered. we use to have revews and discussion'
              . ' on the next day after every field shoot each and every topic was'
              . ' covered indepth with patience providing an amazing platform to learn'
              . ' and trained to be a pro. taking up his course was a one among best'
              . ' decision i have ever done before and any day i will recommend to my'
              . ' friends and other people I know i hereby sincerely express my'
              . ' gratitude to vishwa mano for his awesome service, thanking you :)'
    ),
    array(
        'by' => 'Dinesh Kumar',
        'img' => 'dinesh_kumar.jpg',
        'text' => '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.'
    ),
    array(
        'by' => 'Rajesh Kumar',
        'img' => 'rajesh_kumar.jpg',
        'text' => '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 :)'
    ),
    array(
        'by' => 'Varun Vasudevan',
        'img' => 'varun_vasudevan.jpg',
        'text' => '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.'
    ),
    array(
        'by' => 'Wnmukund Wudali',
        'img' => 'wnmukund_wudali.jpg',
        'text' => '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.'
    ),
    array(
        'by' => 'Ram Ganesh',
        'img' => 'ram_ganesh.jpg',
        'text' => '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!'
    ),
    array(
        'by' => 'Mohideen Basith',
        'img' => 'mohideen_basith.jpg',
        'text' => '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 :)'
    ),
    array(
        'by' => 'Hari Krishna',
        'img' => 'hari_krishna.jpg',
        'text' => '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 !!'
    ),
    array(
        'by' => 'Aparajithan Krishnakumar',
        'img' => 'aparajithan_krishnakumar.jpg',
        'text' => 'Attended both the Basic and Advanced Photography with Vishwa. The Best'
              . ' Person to learn from. Explains concepts in a way where everyone'
              . ' understands and confirms that it has reached.....Dont know if I would'
              . ' have gained knowledge if I had joined elsewhere.... The Best place to'
              . ' enter as a DUMMY and exit as a EXPERT...... Looking forward to have a'
              . ' lot of photo walks with you..... ALL THE BEST!'
    ),
    array(
        'by' => 'Madhu Barath',
        'img' => 'madhu_barath.jpg',
        'text' => 'My experience with Vishwa started before 2 years when I met him at a'
              . ' CTC event.He shows in depth focus to technical details.At his age he'
              . ' is a sound planner,focuses and specializes into areas he is confident'
              . ' about(Macro).Honestly in a world where people start Photography by hit'
              . ' and trail Vishwa helps us by providing his Knowledge/technical skills'
              . ' so as to stream line us and our photography.  His basic approach is'
              . ' not to blindly ask but to understand the scenario and post your'
              . ' doubts.  He shows great encouragement if photos meet all the critial'
              . ' criterias to a good photo.  He is a lively person.he suggests good'
              . ' gears to our accessories which are economical.  I wish i could have'
              . ' his interest at an early age to achieve some height.  My suggestion :'
              . ' 1) Reviews of Photos taken by each persons and spending time to'
              . ' Improve the same. 2) More Case studies of Photographers so as to have'
              . ' some motivation. 3) Some Links of Articles which has direct coherance'
              . ' with our subject or discussions.'
    ),
    array(
        'by' => 'K.R. Gopalan',
        'img' => 'k_r_gopalan.jpg',
        'text' => 'I have completed both the basic and advanced photography here. There'
              . ' is no words to explain his talent. Such a talented person and a'
              . ' amazing teacher. Few people might have stuff in them but would not be'
              . ' good in explaining it to others but you are good in that too. Lot of'
              . ' techniques would be there but people would not be ready to teach it'
              . ' but you taught that too. All the best for your future... :-)'
    ),
    array(
        'by' => 'Madhu Vinodh',
        'img' => 'madhu_vinodh.jpg',
        'text' => 'No word to describe about your mentoring Vishwa Mano and you makes me'
              . ' feel different from other budding photographers. The way of teaching'
              . ' is really awesome.. and every one can easily understand your teaching'
              . ' style and you have a very good leadership quality.. Now i can say'
              . ' boldly & proudly i am a professional photographer..... All credit goes'
              . ' to Vishwa Mano the GREAT!!!! Thanks for your awesome'
              . ' workshop......Vishwa Mano.'
    ),
    array(
        'by' => 'Suprajha Rajan',
        'img' => 'suprajha_rajan.jpg',
        'text' => 'It was a great experience learning under him. He encouraged us to'
              . ' start our own ventures. Every patient teacher and also allows us to'
              . ' experiment. Would love to go back and learn more from him.'
    ),
    array(
        'by' => 'Swagata Chakraborty',
        'img' => '',
        'text' => 'Brilliant photographer and teacher. He has the knack of making lessons'
              . ' very simple by using laymen terms. My husband and I had gone for the'
              . ' beginner\'s course. We came away very satisfied. Vishwa is very'
              . ' accommodating, very patient. No question is silly enough! He taught'
              . ' those with DSLRs and took time to teach us to use our regular digital'
              . ' camera as well. We hope to go back for more such workshops'
    ),
);
$col_limit = floor(count($testimonials) / 2);


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require(PARTS . 'testimonials.php');
require(PARTS . 'aside.php');
require(PARTS . 'footer.php');