Delhi Photography Presents Dauji ka Kuranga Date : 3rd March 2018
Day Trip to Dauji ka HUranga
Unique opportunity to Click the wet Holi and Colors
The festival of Holi is celebrated in the small town of Baldeo located at a distance of about 20 km from Mathura by the name of Dauji Ka Huranga.
The most striking characteristic of Dauji ka Huranga is that here Lord Balaram or Baldeo replaces Lord Krishna as the presiding deity of the festival. There is a temple dedicated to him in the heart of the town and that is the prime spot of the celebrations.
A wild craze marks the festivities. Men and women assemble within the premises of the temple by afternoon. Sangeet Samaj, a kind of devotional music fills the atmosphere. Then they drench each other with hues of myriad color. The ambience is very colorful and joyous. From the roofs of the temple women pour buckets of colored water on the men.
The men tear off their clothes. Whips are made of these clothes and are used to beat the men up. It is all done in the right spirit. However the men are not permitted to touch the women or remove the veil from their faces.
You have no respite even if you are an on looker. You will be dragged into the merrymaking and soaked in colors. But there is no doubt that it is thoroughly enjoyable. Fun, frolic and loads of delight mark the Dauji ka Huranga.
Time for celebrating the Dadjee Ka Huranga in Baldeo, Uttar Pradesh
It is celebrated two days after the day on which Holi is celebrated throughout the country. Holi is celebrated on full moon day in the month of Phalgun. Dauji Ka Huranga comes two days later. This year it is celebrate on 3rd march 2018
Trip Details :
Date 3rd March 2018
Travel Details: Leave Delhi for Baldeo mathura by AC Tempo Traveller
Meeting Place: IIT Delhi, main gate
Timings: 6.00 am (pls be there 15mins prior to departure)
Breakfast on the way to Mathura
2000 for DPC Members
2500 For Non DPC Members
Breakfast , Lunch and Evening snacks included
Sunder Nursery is bestowed with the first arboretum (botanical garden of trees), a bonsai house, and is home to 80 species of birds, 36 butterfly species and 280 native trees. Delhiites now have a new heritage park that is as good as the popular Lodhi Garden. The nursery came up during the British rule and in 1950 a renowned botanist whose name is unknown gifted a bonsai collection to the nursery.
A walk through the massive heritage garden — dotted with flower beds, raised sandstone pathways and marble fountains — takes one to the six monuments that were given World Heritage designation by UNESCO in 2016
The Lakkarwala Burj, Sunder Burj, Sunderwala Mahal, Mirza Muzaffar Hussain’s Tomb, Chitra Batashewala and an unknown Mughal Tomb fall under this category. Although, little is know about who built them.
Designed by landscape architect Late M Shaheer, Sunder Nursery has a 550m ornamental central vista that starts from the entrance zone of Humayun’s Tomb. An official said the landscape master plan derived inspiration from “traditional Indian concept of congruency between nature, garden and utility coupled with environmental conservation” for a truly urban scale work.
The gardens along the central vista, inspired by Mughal traditions, have lotus-shaped marble fountains. Water flows through geometric flowerbeds and raised sandstone pathways. A lake on the northern edge of the central vista will have walkways, seats and pavilions along the edges. An amphitheatre has also been built for cultural events. The lake would collect rainwater and also serve as a reservoir for emergency use.
Officials said the nursery has over 300 tree species, some not found elsewhere in Delhi. Over 80 bird species have also been recorded. As an added attraction for children, an educational resource on Delhi’s ecology has also been set up for the 5,00,000 schoolchildren who visit the adjoining Humayun’s Tomb annually. This 20-acre micro-habitat zone showcases plants of the Ridge, and the riverine, marshy landscapes that were once found in Delhi.
The heritage aspect is striking too. There are 15 Mughal monuments within the nursery, some under ASI and some unprotected. These have been conserved by AKTC over the years. In 2016, Unesco extended the world heritage designation to 12 monuments.
During this season Lodhi garden offer beautiful colors of flowers and Nature .
Enjoy the amazing blue sky of Delhi this Feb
During British Raj, it was landscaped by Lady Willingdon, wife of Governor-General of India, Marquess of Willingdon, and hence named the ‘Lady Willingdon Park’ upon its inauguration on April 9, 1936, and 1947, after Independence, it was given its present name, Lodi Gardens.
As there is little architecture from these two periods remaining in India, Lodi Gardens is an important place of preservation. The tomb of Mohammed Shah is visible from the road, and is the earliest structure in the gardens. The architecture is characterised by the octagonal chamber, with stone chhajjas on the roof and guldastas on the corners.
The tomb of Mohammed Shah, the last of the Sayyid dynasty rulers, the earliest of the tombs in the garden, was built in 1444 by Ala-ud-din Alam Shah as a tribute to Mohammed Shah.
After the 15th century Sayyid and Lodi dynasties, two villages grew around the monuments, but the villagers were relocated in 1936 in order to create the gardens.
Another tomb within the gardens is that of Sikander Lodi, which is similar to Mohammed Shah’s tomb, though without the chhatris, it was built by his son Ibrahim Lodi in 1517, the last of Sultan of Delhi from Lodi dynasty, as he was defeated by Babur.
It is a simple rectangular structure on a high platform approached by a flight of steps. The tomb was renovated by the British, and an inscription mentioning Ibrahim Lodi’s defeat at the hands of Babur and the renovation was included in 1866.
Note:Closest Metro Station : Jor Bagh
Please Note : if you register and confirm that you will be attending and do not turn up, you have denied someone as enthusiastic as you, a chance of the walk. Therefore, please register and confirm only if you are reasonably certain to make it on the day 🙂
Advanced Composition : Art of Framing and Street Photography
Launching Brand new Workshop on Composing good Pictures
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
· 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?
Amateurs & Beginners
New camera buyers
Home makers and Mothers
Keen on improving photos
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
Time : 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Bhateshwar ( Dist Morena- MP)
This is part of the travel series for those people who cannot spare 4-5 days to travel on our amazing DPC Photo Bus trips due to scarcity and unavailability of Time .
Bhateshwar – Gwalior
This is part of the travel series for those people who cannot spare more days to travel on our amazing DPC Photo Bus trips to Ladakh and Spiti due to scarcity and unavailability of Time .
The DPC Photo Trip is basically a Idea to rejuvenate your photography and yourself with a day long trip which is full of information , Photography and gossips .
The Trip will give an opportunity to click places which are in close proximity to Delhi but they are worth Visiting .
Next in series is the Bhateshwar (Dist Morena) , site of an archaeological site comprising about 200+ ancient shrines in Morena district, Madhya Pradesh.
Gwalior : one of the prominent locations in north india from point of view of History.
Bhateshwar: Truly Mystical! This is an archaeological site comprising about 200+ ancient shrines in Morena district, Madhya Pradesh. The shrines in Bateshwar complex are dedicated mostly to Shiva and a few to Vishnu. The temples are made of sandstone and were built around 300 years before Khajuraho temples were built!
Other Important Details
Date : 16 Dec -17 dec
Pick-up Point : SDA Market , opp IIT Delhi main gate , Ring Road
Trip Time. : 5.30 am on 16th Dec to 17th Dec 10.00 pm
Mode of travel: We will be travelling in AC TEMPO traveller together.
Gear: You can carry tripods and wide angle lenses for cameras. Any camera is good for this trip so long as it digital. For yourself, please carry comfortable shoes, take hats/caps, shades and sunscreen AND umbrella!
Fee (per person): Rs. 5500/- (including registration fee) for Members
Rs 5800 for Non Members
Fee includes travel & group transfers and meals
Does not include tickets for camera and equipment if any)
Please carry the amount with you (only cash) :), (please ignore if paid already)You can also pay the registration amount online or at our club in Shahpur Jat Village.
Registration fee is non refundable and non transferable
Please carry your ID cards along, it helps.
For further clarifications feel free to call Virendra – 08826712162
Embassy of Peru in Collabration with Delhi Photography Club presents The Portraits of Lima (1867 â€“ 1925) A Photography Exhibtion (All the photos are property of Archives of the National Library of Peru)
The Portraits of Lima (1867 â€“ 1925) are a selection of photographs from the archives of EugÃ©ne Courret, a remarkable photographer who was born in France in 1841, and decided to settle in Lima in 1860.
At that time, Lima, the capital of Peru, was one of the busiest cities in the Americas thanks to the bonanza produced by the exploitation of guano (fertilizer). It was a magnet for business travellers, artists, explorers and people from Europe who wanted to be a part of the life of â€œThe Pearl of the Pacific”, a name given to the city, by the German naturalist Alexander Von Humboldt.
Courret, opened in 1863, his own photo studio named “Fotografia Central” in partnership with his brother Aquiles. Through the years, a big part of the Peruvian society was captured by the eyes of the Courret brothers, not only in the age of splendour but also during the dramatic years of the Pacific War (1879-1883). Entire families, babies, nannies, servants, immigrants, nuns, priest, authorities, army or navy officers and also Presidents of the Republic were portrayed by the lenses of Courret, accumulating an impressive collection of 1,57,800 glass negatives.
The photo studio Fotografia Central was awarded several prizes for its pictures and compositions not only in Peruvian contests but also in international competitions in Europe. For example in the year 1900 they were awarded with the Gold medal in the Universal Exposition held in Paris.
In 1887 EugÃ¨ne Courret due to health issues left Lima and established a branch of this studio in Paris, where he continued to work until his death. Meanwhile his photo studio in Lima was managed by Adolphe Dubruil, an expert photographer and friend of EugÃ¨ne Courret.
The studio in Lima remained open until 1935, after which it was forced to close due to the world economic crisis and the popularity of the automatic cameras.
This exhibition highlights the multiculturalism and diversity of the Peruvian Society in the early years of the Republic.
About the Course and who can join
The 6-months photography course is to develop and nurture the basic and advance understanding of photography to the enrolled participants, how a photograph is made rather then just a click.
The course is developed in DPC with the experience of last 7 years in the field of photography, after meeting and talking with lots of professional, amateurs photographers and people from different walks of life and conducting more then 200+ workshops, 400+ photowalks, 65+ Photo Bus Trips, Over 20 Photography exhibitions and many tea talks.
The course will open and broaden ones mind to the world of photography. And to see the world in a different perspective. The course is mainly focused on street photography and studio techniques.
Street photography is very important and plays a vital role to a photographer. Its develops once mind and body to see to see and show LIFE and CULTURE of a place in a deeper meaning. Street photography not only develop the skill to take images on street but it helps in all kind of photography.
The course is developed in DPC with the experience of last 7 years in the field of photography, after meeting and talking with lots of professional, amateurs photographers and people from different walks of life and conducting more then 160 workshops, 100 photowalks, 60+ photo bus trips, 15 photo exhibitions and many tea talks with Senior mentors.
The 6-month course at DPC is seeking participants who wants to take photography as there profession. The minimum qualification for this course is 12+ PASS or equivalent course. Its an full time course.
Classes will be on weekdays 4 classes every week.
History of photography
Functions of the camera
What is exposure and its use
Difference of film and digital
Composition techniques and its importance
Masters work and how it is important in present photography
How to understand natural light
Techniques of Black and white photography
Techniques of Color Photography
Understanding street photography
Breaking the ice in street photography
In depth knowledge of street photography
Technique of using flash in indoor and out door
How to understand a good photography and selection of photos
Introduction to portrait photography
Lighting technique for portrait
Understand the studio and its layout
Portrait in studio
Behavior of flash in studio lighting
Process and develop RAW files
In depth understand of editing software
The difference of digital file and print
Printing photograph and its importance
Business and market of phorograhy
Also, wanted to tell you
- Workshops are conducted in small batches in order to give individual attention
- Workshops conducted on weekends
- Experienced faculty to help you learn the basics and go Next Level
Requirements: Any DSLR camera
Batch size: Max 10
Workshop Fee: Rs 80,000 Plus Taxes
Venue: Building No 5 D, Second Floor, ShahpurJat Village, New Delhi, India
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