On the 9th and 10th of November, I am conducting a workshop In Delhi. Join me on a journey that will help you to understand how to capture the character of a person or place. I will lead a short field workshop too, and then critique the images shots.

For more information, and to register for the Delhi workshop, please click on

On the 16th and 17th of November, I will hold the same workshop in Bangalore.

For more information, and to register for the Bangalore workshop, please click on

You can also keep up to date with my travels and workshops through my facebook page.

Over the past decade, I have photographed vintage cars for Cartier, bears for the BBC, Indian royalty for Roli Books, and weavers in Varanasi for a personal project. My career in photography caters to diverse interests and has provided me with tremendous learning, both personally and professionally.  

I see workshops as an opportunity for me to share my learning with a broader group and encourage people to rethink, relook, and redefine the way one looks at the world through the lens. The sessions I conduct range from day-long workshops to more intensive programmes that extend for up to ten days.

They include lessons on how to capture the character of an individual or a place, what it takes to tell a story visually, and the difference between ‘making’ images rather than ‘taking’ them. I will also share my tips and techniques that will equip participants to shoot various photographic genres such as portraits, food, interiors and documentary images.Having been a photo editor at Time Out and now with National Geographic Traveller, I will explain the importance of ruthless editing in order to create a visual narrative and what photo editors look for in images.

I have been fortunate enough to have met and worked with leading photography experts and travel professionals who will be a part of the workshop experience.

If you are interested in attending one of my workshops, please click here to send a message so we can send you the information.

"I have had the opportunity to collaborate closely with Ashima on a number of projects including making our award-winning film in Bangladesh, shoots for commercial clients and finally, hosting a National Geographic television series in Sri Lanka together. She is one of the hardest working people I know, who endures sleepless nights on assignments that are both physically and emotionally challenging. And she does all of it with confidence, intelligence and humour. She also happens to be a phenomenal teacher who is generous with her knowledge and diverse experiences, allowing others to benefit. Ashima is one of the finest photographers, editors, directors and teachers working today."

- Ami Vitale, National Geographic photographer & Nikon Brand Ambassador


"I heard Ashima’s advice to young photographers at a conference a few months ago, and I wish I had heard it 20 years ago when I was starting my photography career."

- Tarun Khiwal, photographer and recipient of the Hasselblad Masters Award

"Ashima has an incredible ability to tell a story through her images and can articulate this to other photographers, both enthusiasts and professionals. I have incorporated some of what I learnt from her talk in my own workshops and photo tours."

- Sudhir Shivaram, Wildlife Photographer and Canon Brand Ambassador