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Soon you will be able to hire a wedding photographer who is just out from jail after completing his sentence.

Soon you will be able to hire a wedding photographer who is just out from jail after completing his sentence.

Yes it may sound shocking but it is true. It may not sound like a story from India but yes it is from India. Here we are talking about State of Haryana.

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In a first, Haryana Prison launches first Photography Skill Development Center at Central jail, Gurugram, Haryana . These are one of its kind of unique pilot project launched at Gurugram Jail on 19th January by Director General (DG) Haryana Prisons, Sh. Yahspal Singhal & Commissioner of Police (CP) Mr. Sandeep Kishwer .  He further congratulated Virendra Singh Shekhawat, Founder Delhi Photography Club and Monica Dhawan, Director India Vision Foundation for starting this unique training and skill development program for inmates inside the prison.

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Skill Development and Employment generation: Project Second Innings

As shared by the founder of Delhi Photography the Project is divided in 3 Phases and spread across 9-12 months.

In the first phase, the inmates will be given basic Knowledge of photography for 3 Months. After this there will be an assessment. Selected inmates will be part of the phase two which will be for 6-9 months. In this Phase, inmates will be sorted according to interest and release dates and they will be provided training on wedding photography and portraiture. In the third and final phase, post release of the inmates Delhi photography Club and India Vision Foundation will help the inmates to set-up photography studio in their respective hometown. During the program there will be separate modules on applying and arranging for funds for Studio set-up and getting ready for the new age business (how to start business) Setting up studio, lead generation and lead conversion as told by Mr Virendra Shekhawat , Founder Delhi Photography Club.

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Photography as an art

Be it a painter or a sculptor nature has always been the first inspiration for any artist. Anything that an artist creates is from the inspiration that he gathers from his life and surroundings. All the artists try and bring a part of nature into their art forms. For ages, the inspiration from nature has been evident. From the “Inlay Work” of the Mughal era to the more recent Opera house in Sydney, the inspiration has been flowers. Artist through the years have tried and made nature a part of their lives. It’s been a conscious effort on the part of humans to bring the natural flora and fauna around them into their inspiration and give them their own touch, thereby creating masterpieces of art. Photography tones you down. Photography helps you to live in present.

Why Photography Workshop in Jail?

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Despite having all the resources and funds why cant we integrate the inmates and convicts to mainstream after they have served the sentence quotes Virendra Shekhawat. So we worked on creating a module for skill development and employment generation though our workshops and trainings.

Finally, a step in the direction of skill development program in creative arts.

This unique program is developed by Delhi Photography Club in collaboration with India Vision foundation currently in pilot project at Gurugram Jail, Haryana .

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About Delhi Photography Club

Delhi Photography Club was setup with the intent of taking photography homes. The purpose of the DPC is to stimulate, enable, and nurture a fraternity of photography enthusiasts for mutual benefit. Due to fast changing internet and mobile devices space, many more people are consuming photos.  The club is perhaps the first initiative of this kind in the entire country.

The club also helps the underserved children to express themselves creatively through its outreach activities.  As a club, they have brought together businessmen, diplomats, doctors, lawyers, homemakers, students and children   and helped them in their creative expression using a camera.

You can also share your thoughts and suggestions at hi@delhiphotographyclub.com

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About India Vision Foundation

India Vision Foundation was born with the receipt of the Ramon Magsaysay Award by Dr Kiran Bedi in the year 1994. The India Vision Foundation began its work inside the prison, by setting up a bread making unit within the Prison, for the welfare of the inmates. The profits earned went to the Prisoner’s Welfare Fund. The India Vision Foundation also set up a Plant Nursery where rare saplings were grown and marketed outside. The proceeds again went to the welfare fund. The Foundation also made a video documentary on the life and reforms in Tihar Jail, with a view to promote the efforts of reformation and generation of community support. Now IVF is instrumental in creating a framework of skill development for inmates and convicts in various jails across country.

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DPC PhotoBus to Jaisalmer

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About Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer is a former medieval trading center and princely state in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, in the heart of the Thar Desert. Known as the “Golden City,” it’s distinguished by its yellow sandstone architecture. Dominating the skyline is Jaisalmer Fort, a sprawling hilltop citadel buttressed by 99 bastions. Behind its massive walls stand the ornate Maharaja’s Palace and intricately carved Jain temples.

The trip

DPC announces one more exciting trip to Jaiselmer .This trip will be a 3 day 4 night photo capture trip. We will be going by road in a tempo traveller .

Day 1

23th Feb, Friday- leave from IIT Delhi, main gate at9.00 pm (pls be there 20 mins prior to departure)

Day 1 – 24th Feb, Friday

Reach Jaiselmer by 11.00 am after capturing sunrise from the dunes. Post lunch we will go to Gharisar Lake and evening as usual we will be covering the fort from distance so that we may get the complete fort.

Day 2 – 25st Feb, Saturday
Visiting the village Kuldhara and evening sunset at Sam Sandunes 

 Day 3 – 26nd Feb, Sunday
Local Jaiselmer with few famous havalies and fort.

 By 5.00 pm: Start back for Delhi and reaching delhi on 27th morning 

Other Important Details: 


1. Stay: will be on sharing basis at a comfortable guest house..
2. Mode of travel: We will be travelling in an AC TEMPO traveller together.
3. Gear: Jaiselmer offers some breathtaking shots. Hence wide angle and zoom lens are advised with camera covers because of desert festival Celebrations.
Please wear comfortable clothes according to the weather, comfortable shoes as there will be a lot of walking, take your hats/caps, shades and sunscreen.
4. Meal: Simple vegetarian meals will be provided by the club.
The group will follow the itinerary mentioned above, however if one wants to visit places at one owns will, can visit accordingly on their own.
Fee: Rs. 10500 per person, DPC members: Rs. 9800 per person.

The cost includes stay, travel and food. Does not include tickets for camera and equipment if any. 

Anything taken in room service at guest house will be paid individuals.

To register www.delhiphotographyclub.com/register

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DPC annual Picnic and potluck 25th Dec 2016

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Hi, Here we present the annual Picnic and potluck as part of Last heritage Photowalk of year 2016  at Lodhi Garden on 25th Dec 2017 from 2.30 pm onwards

All are invited

Please note:

1- A return mail from our side confirming your participation will be sent.
2-The Picnic and Potluck is on Sunday 25th December at Lodhi Garden at 2.30 pm, and will end at 6.30 pm.
3-We will end the picnic with the heritage walk at the last monument near the water body.
 
Ways to reach:
By metro: The nearest metro station is Jor Bagh. Take an auto from there to reach the Lodhi Garden, gate no. 1.
By car: You can park the car at the Lodhi Garden, gate no. 1 or on the opposite side of the garden.
 

Kindly note

5-There is no charge for anything else. However, we are expecting a gathering of 25-30 people. so please feel free to bring your contribution(only food articles).

6-Any sort of soliciting or promoting any product or service among the photowalkers is a strict NO. These photowalks are to encourage amateur photographers and beginners to come out and enjoy photography, please help us maintain the spirit.
7-Some people want to help us. There are two ways,
a-tell about the club to as many of your friends as possible and ask them to join us either on the Facebook page (look for Delhi Photography Club, non-profit organization)   when you search on Facebook
b-send us photos clicked in the walk so that we may upload them in the club’s album
8-Please bring your water bottles, shades, and wear comfortable shoes as it will be hot and sunny. 
9- Please send 10-15 photos zipped and compressed to virendra@delhiphotographyclub.com after the walk for submission to DPC facebook album.

 

Lets enjoy the year closing in style.

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DPC Heritage Photowalk : Red Fort (3rd and 4th Dec 2016)

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Red Fort

In 1638 Shahjahan transferred his capital from Agra to Delhi and laid the foundations of Shahjahanabad, the seventh city of Delhi. It is enclosed by a rubble stone wall, with bastions, gates and wickets at intervals. Of its fourteen gates, the important ones are the Mori, Lahori, Ajmeri, Turkman, Kashmiri and Delhi gates, some of which have already been demolished. His famous citadel, the Lal-Qila, or the Red Fort, lying at the town’s northern end on the right bank or the Yamuna and south of Salimgarh, was begun in 1639 and completed after nine years. The Red Fort is different from the Agra fort and is better planned, because at its back lies the experience gained by Shahjahan at Agra, and because it was the work of one hand. It is an irregular octagon, with two long sides on the east and west, and with two main gates, one on the west and the other on the south, called Lahori and Delhi gates respectively. While the walls, gates and a few other structures in the fort are constructed of red sandstone, marble has been largely used in the palaces.

From the western gateway after passing through the vaulted arcade, called Chhatta-Chowk, one reaches the Naubat- or Naqqar-Khana (‘Drum-house’), where ceremonial music was played and which also served as the entrance to the Diwan-i-‘Am. Its upper storey is now occupied by the Indian War Memorial Museum.

The Diwan-i-‘ Am (‘Hall of Public Audience’) is a rectangular hall, three aisle deep, with a façade of nine arches. At the back of the hall is an alcove, where the royal throne stood under a marble canopy, with an inlaid marble dias below it for the prime minister. The wall behind the throne is ornamented with beautiful panels of pietra dura work, said to have been executed by Austin de Bordeaux, a Florentine artist. Orpheus with his lute is represented in one of the panels here. Originally there were six marble palaces along the eastern water front. Behind the Diwan-i-‘ Am but separated by a court is the Rang-Mahal (‘Painted Palace’), so called owing to coloured decoration on its interior. It consists of a main hall with an arched front, with vaulted chambers on either end. A water-channel, called the Nahr-i-Bihisht (‘Stream of Paradise’), ran down through it, with a central marble basin fitted with an ivory fountain. The Mumtaz-Mahal, originally an important apartment in the imperial seraglio, now houses the Delhi Fort Museum.

The Diwan-i-Khass (‘Hall of Private Audience’) is a highly-ornamented pillared hall, with a flat ceiling supported on engrailed arches. The lower portion of its piers is ornamented with floral pietra dura panels, while the upper portion was originally gilded and painted. Its marble dias is said to have supported the famous Peacock Throne, carried away by the Persian invader Nadir Shah.

The Tasbih-Khana (‘chamber for counting beads for private prayers’) consists of three rooms, behind which is the Khwabgah (‘sleeping-chamber’). On the northern screen of the former is a representation of the Scales of Justice, which are suspended over a crescent amidst stars and clouds. Adjoining the eastern wall of the Khwabgah is the octagonal Muthamman-Burj, from where the emperor appeared before his subjects every morning. A small balcony, which projects from the Burj, was added here in 1808 by Akbar Shah II, and it was from this balcony that King George V and Queen Mary appeared before the people of Delhi in December 1911.

The Hammam (‘Bath’) consists of three main apartments divided by corridors. The entire interior, including the floor, is built of marble and inlaid with coloured stones. The baths were provided with ‘hot and cold water’, and it is said that one of the fountains in the easternmost apartment emitted rose water. To the west of the Hammam is the Moti-Masjid (‘Pearl Mosque’), added later by Aurangzeb. The Hayat-Bakhsh-Bagh (‘Life-giving garden’), with its pavilions, lies to the north of the mosque, and was later considerably altered and reconstructed. The red-stone pavilion in the middle of the tank in the centre of the Hayat-Bakhsh-Bagh is called Zafar-Mahal and was built by Bahadur Shah II in about 1842.

In 1644, Shahjahan commenced in Delhi his great mosque, the Jami’- Masjid the largest mosque in India, and completed it in 1650. Its square quadrangle with arched cloisters on the sides and a tank in the centre is 100 m. wide. Built on a raised plinth, it has three imposing gateways approached by long flights of steps. Its prayer-hall, with a facade of eleven arches, flanked by a four-storeyed minaret on either end, is covered by three large domes ornamented with alternating stripes of ‘black and white marble.

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DPC annonces photo trip to Puskar Mela (Cattle Fair)

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♫ Padhaaro mhaare desh ♫

Every November, the sleepy little township of Pushkar in Rajasthan, India comes alive with a riot of colors and a frenzied burst of activity. It’s the world’s largest Camel Fair! The Pushkar Mela. A truly unforgettable experience to capture the vibrancy of the entire state of Rajasthan in one place!
Be there to experience it!

The ‘Pilgrim City’ and one of the oldest Indian Cities, Pushkar is a picturesque town in Rajasthan. The prime attraction is the Holy Pushkar Lake, considered sacred by the Hindus.

We look forward to have you along! So Book your seats, pack the camera gear and drown yourself in most memorable experiences.

Schedule:
Leaving Delhi: 10th November – Thursday Night 10 pm

Reach Pushkar 11th November by Morning, Check in at Hotel, Have Breakfast and rush to the Fair Site
Post Lunch : Rush to Pushkar Fair and mela ground for events and  evening with mesmerizing sunset.
12th November (Saturday) Morning: capture the Sunrise, visit the fair and also doing the local markets of Puskar.

13th November (Sunday) Visiting the famous Brahma Temple known as the Jagatpita Brahma Mandir . Late evening head back to Delhi.

Total Seats: 12
Travel by: Tempo Traveller
Stay: On twin sharing basis.

Total Trip Cost: Rs. 7,700/- (including the registration fee of Rs. 3,000)
and Rs. 7,200 for Members/Volunteers. [The cost includes stay, travel and food.]

Gear: You can carry tripods and wide angle lenses for cameras. Any camera is good for this trip as long as it is digital. Please wear comfortable clothes according to the weather, comfortable shoes as there will be a lot of walking, take your hats/caps, shades and sunscreen.

 

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DPC announces brand new course on Composition : art of framing

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Launching Brand new Workshop on Composing good Pictures

About Workshop

DPC Presents composition and advanced composition workshop to enable and empower you to click better pictures.  This high Quality content is based on the inputs from the Stanford University professor Mark Levoy’s photography workshop.During the workshop we will be working on composition and various techniques to see pictures and create better pictures

Trust us this is the best photography workshop one can ever attend

Workshop Content and Highlights:

· Rules of Composition and common composition
· Rule of thirds , Rule of odds and other rules.
· Learning good Composition
· Lines as pectoral elements & arrangement of Light
· Light as decorative element
· Shapes , Patterns and repeated Patterns
· Rhythm and Texture
· Lighting and pictorial Design
· Colors and pectoral Design
· Symmetry and asymmetry
· Framing and Dynamic Framing

Workshop USP:

· Classes only on Weekends
· Indoor and Outdoor , hands on workshop
· Outdoor Practical session with instructor
· Assignment for practice at home
· Opportunity to interact with instructors/peers.
· Send your works for review and feedback
· Certificate of participation

Who can join?

Students
Amateurs & Beginners
Professionals
New camera buyers
Aspiring artists
Home makers and Mothers
Keen on improving photos

Requirements:
Loads of enthusiasm and a DSLR camera or Digital Point n shoot and basics of Photography and know how of the camera

Workshop Fee: Rs 12500
Days : Sat and Sunday
Date : 22 & 23, 30 & 31st Oct and 5& 6 Nov
Time : 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm