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DPC announces brand new Heritage photowalk to the Ghats of Yamuna.

A unique place to click people , portrait and amazing landscapes with migrant birds.

Big rivers have throughout history been important to the development of capitals. This Photowalk is dedicated to the Yamuna river that has been an important yet silent witness to Delhi’s history. The tour starts from the Yamuna at Nigambodh Ghat which unfolds the ritualistic devotion of how the Hindus treat the historic river.

The Yamuna is a goddess to the eyes of her devotees despite its current struggles with pollution. Topping it off with an unforgettable view of the Jama Masjid back through the streets of Old Delhi, discovering the Yamuna route is truly a unique and memorable experience.

The beginning of legend: Nigambodh ghat seen from across the river. These are the sacred waters within which Brahma recovered the book of knowledge and the powers of divinity, which he had lost. Nigambodh Ghat is thus a place of ending, it marks the finality of the mortal core; but it is also the source of a regeneration of immortal wisdom, of sacred knowledge. Death and immortality exist together.

The great epics and sacred texts tell us about the beauty and power of the river Yamuna. This is the daughter of the sun god; sister of Yama, the god of death; lover of Krishna; sister to that other great river goddess, Ganga.The Gods themselves, Brahma and Shiva, are said to worship her.

The Ras Lila paintings of Lord Krishna consorting with his gopis are magical, ethereal, depictions of the river surrounded by lush sacred groves. On her banks, the great Sufi saint Nizamuddin Aulia spread his divine message. This is a river revered through antiquity; a river by which a unique culture flourished.

Today, however, as the Yamuna winds her course through the 22 kilometer stretch of Delhi, she bears no resemblance to her legend. Decades of wanton disregard have turned her into nothing more than a stinking sewer that is biologically ‘dead’ as it flows out of Delhi.

Yet there is a little stretch, a place where the story of Indraprastha begins; the story of the Pandavas, the story of Delhi. Here, despite the filth and degradation. From Nigambodh Ghat to the Lal Pul or the Old Iron Bridge, you discover ways of life that are still intertwined with the river and its sacred avatar.

Nearest Metro Kashmere Gate or Red Fort on the Heritage Lane

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 🙂
Wear comfortable shoes, carry your water bottle and keep your camera batteries charged ! 🙂

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AGENDA – (Essentially Library and Develop of Lightroom)

– Introduction to Adobe Lightroom Pro.

– A Digital Dark-Room.

– Understanding why Lightroom is an important Software for a Photographer.

– How it is different from Adobe Photoshop.

– Lightroom Workflow for Photographers who go for various Photo-Shoots of different types.

– Workspace and Setup of Lightroom.

– Do Quality work by saving time – Better Organize your Photo-Shoots.

– Cataloging, Backup and Archiving.

– Basic tools and their use.

–  Reading Histogram to decide further processing of Photographs.

– Understanding Editing in ‘Develop Module’ of Adobe Lightroom.

– Adjusting Image Color and Tone.

– Working in Grayscale.

– Retouching and correcting photographs.

– Basics of Correcting Lens Distortions and noise.

– Basics of Export and Slideshow creation.

– Creating Online portfolio.

Requirements

  • All DPC workshops require you to have loads of enthusiasm.
  • People with laptop and Lightroom installed 
  • You can have a DSLR and you know how to use your camera features

Who Should attend

  • Photography Enthusiasts .
  • Students of photography and art
  • Hobbyists and enthusiast photographers
  • wedding Photographers 
  • Persuing careers in Photography
  • Working photographers who wish to hone their skill and learn from the expert

 

Workshop Fee

Rs 3000    ( open to all)

Rs 2500 for DPC members

Rs 2000 for ( people who attended this workshop previously at DPC)

 

To register www.delhiphotographyclub.com/register or call 8826712162 for more details

About the Instructor 

VJ  Sharma –  A Software Engineer by the day and a blogger by the night, VJ tries to find photography related opportunities whenever he gets time during weekends or holidays. He hails from Himachal Pradesh, India and have been brought up amidst imposing natural beauty of the Himalayas. A desire to capture this beauty led to an interest in photography. He has since then honed his skills through a professional photography course and intense practice. Apart from Nature photography, he also dabbles in Architecture, Product, and Sports photography.

 

VJ loves practicing and discussing Digital photography and post processing.

 

 

Tea Talk with Akshat Bhargava

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This gives me immense pleasure to invite you for Tea talk session with Akhat Bhargava this Saturday.

Date       :   13th Oct  2018

Time       :    2pm to 4 pm

Duration. : 2 hours

About Akhsat Bhargava 

Photography can be an art of living for an ardent photographer like Akshat Bhargava. He is an avid traveler and his incessant passion to explore the vividness of various places and their cultural hues always inspired him to be a photographer at a young age. He strongly believes that everyone has an indigenous quality to capture a captivating image, but only a few have an eye to envisage the hidden emotion that conveys a story of a particular image.

 

So far he has traveled around 20 countries and willing to explore more. After earning a Diploma in Masterscraftman of Professional Photography and Digital Imaging from Shari Academy, Mumbai, he picked up a job in America and start doing what he always wanted to do, Travel and Photography.

Besides holding a diploma in Photography and Digital Imaging, he has done another multi-faceted course in filmmaking from Sydney, Australia.

He has worked extensively with renowned brands like – McKinsey and Company, Amazon, Shopclues, Clarks, One Championship, etc. The journey he embarked years ago to become what he is today has been full of challenges yet interesting. He is now established as a stalwart and a visionary photographer amongst his clients. He does not only believe in meeting the client’s expectations, rather exceeding them.

 

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About Garli and Masroor 

DPC brings you one more breathtaking trip to Garli  and Masroor Rock Cut Temple in the month of July.

Garli is a delightful destination for anyone looking to get away from Delhi over a long weekend or simply to explore Himachal Pradesh’s countryside. Garli has been designated a heritage zone by the Ministry of Tourism, HP.

A walk around Garli is like stepping back in time. Armed with a handy map that details the sights of interest, wander down cool alleys and lanes bordered by thick greenery to discover broken down two-storied mansions. Even in their state of disrepair it is obvious that they must have been glorious in their day. If houses could speak, these structures would have fascinating tales to tell.

There is hardly any other Indian hamlet with such stunningly diverse styles of architecture on display amongst the mansions, temples and sarais, all of which stand testimony to the majestic existence Garli that once had. Garli is a classic example of collaborative town planning, vision & foresight of its founders.

Masroor Rock Cut Temple, Kangra

Dubbed as the Himalayan Pyramid, Masroor Rock Cut Temple is a popular archaeological site in India is around 32 km from Kangra on Nagrota-Surian Link Road. A major part of the famous rock cut temples are in ruins yet one can study the relics clearly. According to different studies conducted by the experts the temple complex was built in between 8th-9th century AD. A group of 15 monolithic rock cut temples designed in Indo-Aryan style. The main shrines contain the stone idols of Rama-Laxman and Sita. It is claimed that all 15 temples are carved out of a single rock.

The details for the trip are as follows:

We are going by road.

Date of Journey:  20th July 

Meeting Place: IIT Delhi, main gate

Timings: 9.30 pm (pls be there 15 mins prior to departure)

Itinerary

July  21

Breakfast en route to Garlic village.

Check-in to Naurang Yatri Niwas, a 100 year old heritage property.

Sit back, relax & replenish yourself.

2-3 hours guided heritage walk within Garli village.

Return to the guest house & relax yourselves.

Enjoy folk music by local singers. 

Post dinner; We can go for night safari in the nearby forest reserve.

July  22

Wake up to a beautiful sunrise, fresh air & birds chirping outside your room.

Have breakfast and replenish yourself.

A 2 hour drive to Masroor rock cut temple. Indulge yourself into the historical monument.

Lunch at a local dhaba/restaurant.

Visit the picturesque Kangra fort, an hour’s drive from the temple.

Other Important Details:

Stay: On twin sharing basis 

Mode of travel: Tempo Traveller (Push-Back seats)

Total Seats: 12

Total Trip Cost:

Rs. 6300/- (including registration fee. Please carry the rest of the amount with you( only cash)

Rs. 5800/- for Members (including registration fee. Please carry the rest of the amount with you( only cash)

The cost includes stay, travel and food. However, it doesnt include any cost of camera or entry tickets ( to be paid by self)

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

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.

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.

Please Note:

1. Registration fee is refundable .

Feel free to mail or speak to us if you miss anything or you want some clarifications.