I have just returned home from a visit to Whistling Woods International Film School in Mumbai.

The photos below were taken during the car journey to Whistling Woods/Film City for the first day of lessons.

I didn’t end up taking that many photos, or should I say not that many turned out well enough as I was photographing from an erratically but expertly driven car at high speed, with the subject also moving, and to make things slightly more challenging the windows were tinted too; all the while trying to hold steady a large and heavy lens!!

I instantly became hooked though at all the sights and goings on around me, and driving around Mumbai became my favourite part of the 3 week trip!  I can’t remember a car journey where I didn’t have my camera out, and I got much better at taking photos in such conditions!

Photos from day 1 are below…

My favourite photo taken today.   "People" and "documentary" quickly became my preferred style of photography whilst in Mumbai

My favourite photo taken today.
“People” and “Documentary” quickly became my preferred style of photography whilst in Mumbai

Holding on to Dad!

Holding on to Dad!

This made me laugh!! There is no lane driving in Mumbai!!

Auto Rickshaw!  We were all desperate to travel in one of these!!

Auto Rickshaw! We were all desperate to travel in one of these!!

Hitchin' a ride!!  I was amazed at how many people in Mumbai travel this way

Hitchin’ a ride!! I was amazed at how many people in Mumbai travel this way

Every car has this or something similar on the dashboard!!

Every car has one of these, or something similar on the dashboard!!

Make up/wardrobeTrailers for the stars of shows filming at Film City

Make up/wardrobeTrailers for the stars of shows filming at Film City

I got well excited when I spotted this!!!

I got well excited when I spotted this!!  (Manchester United fan!!)

Part of Film City

Part of Film City

Film set that would be used when a Court room scene is required

Film set that would be used when a Court Room scene is required

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