Read the story of a 2nd year student, pursuing his undergraduate degree in Computer Science Engineering. His love and passion for photography drove him to MyCaptain’s Photography WorkshopRead ahead to know how he bagged a 3rd prize in a photography competition! 


Pushkar Bansal


My love for photography goes back to 2018, when my parents gifted me a DSLR. Like a moth drawn to a flame, I was drawn towards Photography! And, just in time, I found about MyCaptain Photography Workshop, to push myself further in the field.


My Introduction to MyCaptain

Back in 2018, I was struggling to find the right resources to fuel my thirst for photography. It was then a senior of mine introduced me to MyCaptain, after having taken a few courses himself, with the organisation. It’s always good to have an acquaintance back you up with something new.

My love for photography was a reason enough for me to enrol for the Photography Workshop. I owned a DSLR camera and didn’t clearly know where and how to begin working around with it. My equipment became my biggest inspiration to go forward with this step of learning through an online workshop. 

I was certain that this online workshop would give me, a hands-down great experience to remember and carry forward, for the rest of my life.


My Experience With MyCaptain

At MyCaptain, I was guided in the best of ways possible. I had the opportunity to learn under one of the best mentors – Captain Vishruth. He ensured that I learnt about photography – from the basic, theoretical concepts to the most complex and practical ones. 

I was moulded by him, wherein I learnt not just about what photography is, but how to observe patterns and angles around me. The workshop offered me the facility to personally get my doubts cleared by the Captain, and to have a one-on-one interaction with him during the live sessions. 

One of the major problems faced by students like me is to have interactive sessions with mentors, in online workshops. MyCaptain made sure to clear that out with their engaging and highly interesting lectures and live sessions with the mentors. 

In most of the online workshops that are available, there’s very little scope for practical knowledge to be both, imparted and implemented. And, photography being a practical field of study, required to be taught well with the basics of both, theoretical and practical knowledge.

Captain Vishruth made sure to clear out my doubts, every time I bombarded him with my doubts, or was unable to achieve the desired results. 


My Journey of Bagging a 3rd Prize!

Soon after I took up the workshop with MyCaptain, I got an opportunity to take part in an online photography contest, organised all over India by the Government of Punjab, in November 2019.

The contest witnessed around 4000 participants from around the country, of which 200 participants were shortlisted for the final round. 

I was the only representative from my University in the final round of the contest. To my surprise, I ended up winning the 3rd prize in the contest. Nothing feels greater than this, and the entire credit goes to MyCaptain and Captain Vishruth, for helping me gain the best knowledge in this field. 



They’ve helped me polish my passion, and I will forever be grateful to them for this. Winning the 3rd prize in a pan-India photography contest stands as a result to the amazing work the organisation is onto! 

Online features such as the India News Calling and Punjab Update have published this win. Along with this, Greater Punjab and Punjab Tribune featured my win.


Ending With A Few Words.

This goes out for all the ones who carry the fire within them of following their passion – keep hustling, keep working for it. Hard work always pays off – be it today or tomorrow. 

With platforms like MyCaptain, you’re never alone on your journey of finding the right resources. Once you find your path, keep walking forward and you will make the best of memories on it!


Inspired by Pushkar’s journey? You too can fuel your love for photography by signing up for MyCaptain Photography Workshop!