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Red Jungle Fowl—Primary Progenitor of Domestic Chicken by Sh Vinod Goel

Is there anybody who is not mesmerized by the colours of the Red Jungle Fowl. My friends who are lovers of different varieties of chicken on their dinner table whether in hotel or house , who enjoys the leg piece right or left should thank the progenitor namely the Red Jungle Fowl, which was domesticated about 5000 years back .


During the breeding season the male announces its presence with his loud call ‘Cock a doodle ..doo” and the call cuts off abruptly at the end. The basic purpose of the call is to attract the potential mates as well as giving a warning to other males in the area to keep away or they have to fight a battle for the mating rights.


I have been observing this specie right from when I got introduced to the wildlife right from the year 2004.I saw it closely in Kanha National Reserve in the same year. It is found in all the parks of North and Central India. In the Deccan India you will observe the Grey Jungle Fowl and not the Red Jungle fowl. After being in the wild for so many years I found Dudhwa National Park to be the best place to shoot them with your camera. Recently at Rajaji National Park I found two males in the river bed who were ready to fight for the mating rights but did not as they thought of fighting with each other at a later time ,being disturbed by the sound of our vehicle. I also lost a rare opportunity to record the fighting sequence. Better luck next time.


Purebred Red Jungle Fowls are facing a serious threat of extinction on account of hybridisation at the edge of the forests where domesticated chickens are in plenty. Is there any solution ? Yes a good buffer zone between the reserve forest and the human habitation zone.


Enjoy the unbelievable colours of this specie.


About the Author

A retired civil servant by profession but a True wildlifer at Heart . Sh Vinod Goel started his journey from the tender age of 11 years, he left his home and parents for schooling in a hostel. Later on as a Civil Servant his job took him to various parts of the country of India. His very first visit to Kanha National Park in Central India in April 2004 ignited the passion for wildlife and has not digressed from that.

During the last 13 years he had been to more than 50 to 60 National parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Initially he visited the wildlife sanctuaries in the States of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttarakhand. He had been to all the National Parks of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar and West Bengal. Out of 50 tiger reserves in the country he has been to more than 20 tiger reserves and photographed tigers in 12 of them. Apart from tigers he has captured unbelievable moments in the wild.

Sh Vinod Goel is widely known in the wildlife community   and his work has been acclaimed globally. In his free time he can be seen capturing the unusual moments of denizens of the wild in various parks and sanctuaries of India. His daughter Nitya Goel Aggarwal and son Bharat Goel are with him in his mission.

You can also visit his page on facebook


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Meet the real people from world of Photography Interview VV SSS Sarma | DPC Member + Photography Enthusiast +Traveller | American Express – Service Delivery Leader Technology

Meet the Real people from the world of Photography

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We are featuring people who are hobbyist or professionals photographers and we think they are worth sharing of Delhi Photography Club Fan page .

The selection is purely at the Discretion of Founders and owners of Delhi Photography Club.

VV SSS Sarma     | DPC Member + Photography Enthusiast +Traveller  |  American Express – Service Delivery Leader Technology

How you started your photography


In my younger days i developed an interest in photography seeing my mother taking our pictures and covering family events, but did not get chance to click pictures. During college days learned dark room techniques reading books and attending distance learning courses etc. but count not invest much in equipment’s etc.


In 1995 after coming to Delhi for job, starting exploring Delhi / neighbouring places and thus the need / interest in photography was rekindled. In 1997 purchased a Canon Power Shot camera and after using the same for some time felt a need to buy a SLR. After reviewing many magazines online sites etc purchased a Vivitar V3000S Manual SLR and started photography more seriously.


With the advent of Digital Photography i also felt the need to explore the same and hence purchased a Sony W80 Camera in 2007 and later in 2009 purchased a Nikon D60 camera but photography was only happening when i visited a tourist places or taking photographs of kids / family members. So started to lookout for clubs and groups to explore more photographing opportunities. Got in touch with Delhi Photography Club in 2010 and then started going out for taking photographs on regular basis.


What is the role of new technology and medium in photography.

With the advancements in Imaging technologies taking photographs has become very easy and affordable to common people.

Social networking has also enabed common people sharing their photos easily

Anything specific that you want to share with people.

Creativity / composition are still the basic for any good photograph, technology can only help in capturing the same.

What gives you motivation to go out and click despite having busy schedule and on going conditions .

Photography gives an opportunity to unwind after a very busy work schedule and also meet friends with similar interest in-person which is becoming rare now a days :-)

Small write up about myself

I was born in Hyderabad, did my schooling in Sunabeda, Odisha and Bangalore. After completing Diploma in Computer Science and Engineering started working in Bangalore. Move to Delhi in 1995 for better opportunities. Currently working in American Express as a Service Delivery Leader in technologies. My hobbies are travelling, photography, cooking.

I did almost all kinds of photography but my interest lies in Landscapes and Architecture photography.

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How to Become Travel Photographer and get paid for travel


DPC announces next Travel Photography Course

Travel Photography Course

 If you love to travel, if you love to photograph while travelling, if you are bored of your routine job, if you dream of leaving the boring lethal routine, and work for your passion of travel and photography, then Delhi Photography Club organizes travel photography club, meant specially for you.

At Delhi Photography Club, we ensure that you won’t need to do your routine job after this workshop. You can take up travel photography on your own.

The unique content offered in the workshop is the compilation of the long discussions and brain storming sessions and keeping in the mind the needs of the photography enthusiast at different levels. Remain assured that we will be serving you the best of the quality content carefully tailor-made to suite your requirement s. And it is in synchronization with the experience of our subject matter experts and faculty members.

Workshop Outline

  • From early origins to today’s innovations and opportunities
  • Learning the Equipment
  • Aperture, shutter, exposure, focus
  • Composition, lighting, color, filters
  • Types of travel photography
  • Editing: Post processing and image enhancing software
  • How to plan and prepare for a photography assignment
  • Building and keeping an audience online by mastering social media
  • How to capitalize on new media
  • SEO, and adsense to monetize your blog and pay for your travels
  • Living the dream

Also, wanted to tell you

Workshops are conducted in small batches in order to give individual attention.

Workshops conducted on Friday evening and Saturday Mornings

Experienced faculty to help you learn the basics

Workshops can be adjusted with other batches in case you miss the session with the existing batch Requirements: Any digital camera

Batch size: Max 5

Venue: Building No 5 D, Second Floor, ShahpurJat Village, New Delhi, India

Fee: 45000 rupees (inclusive of all taxes) and loads of enthusiasm!

You can pay by visiting register option on DPC website

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DPC announces PhotoBus Trip Amritsar : Golden Temple and Wagah Border



Amritsar and Wagah Border Photo Trip

Rejoice Photography Lovers!! Continuing the series of looking hot with camera this summer
�We are going for a photo capture trip to Amritsar and Wagah Border

About Amritsar

Founded in 1577 by the fourth Sikh guru, Guru Ram Das, Amritsar is home to the spectacular Golden Temple, Sikhism’s holiest shrine and one of India’s most serene and humbling sights. The same cannot be said for the hyperactive streets surrounding the temple, but they’re a delight to walk through for a sensory overload of sights, sounds and smells


About Trip

Amritsar and Wagah Border Photo Trip

Rejoice Photography Lovers!! Continuing the series of looking hot with camera this summer
We are going for a photo capture trip to Amritsar and Wagah Border

This is going to be a 2 day/ 3 night (stay in Amritsar ) photocapture trip to take some breathtaking photos of Golden Temple and Experience some long exposure with twist of Patriotism at Wagah Borde. Learn photography from peers, and be your creative self 24×7 leaving office and work behind!

The details for this trip are as follows:

We are going by Tempo Traveller.

Friday  Night 30th June 2017

Leave from Delhi & have dinner on the way To Amritsar via Karnal & Chandigarh.


Reach Amritsar by 7.00am.  1stJuly  2017

After getting the required rest we’ll head to Golden Temple (what could be better to start your day?) followed by breakfast to make sure our stomach is full and the energy is on the top.

Capturing Golden Temple and Wagah Border as being Saturday it will be not that crowded .

Sunday.  2nd July 2017

We’ll start our day with breakfast and head over to Jaliawala Bagh. This place takes us back in time and reminds us of all the sacrifices our freedom fighters and countrymen have made for us. You’ll love the ambience here and this is heaven for all the Selfie Lovers.

Exploring Local Markets and some amazing food .

Experience the Heritage with delicacies of Amritsar.

Cost of Trip

Non members   5400

For Members    5000

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DPC Announces Phototrip to Ranthambore

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Rejoice Photography Lovers!! Continuing the series of looking hot with camera this summer

Let’s meet the tiger and share some memories

We are going for a photo capture trip to Tiger land of Ranthambore

This is going to be a 2 day/ 2 night (stay in Ranthambore) wildlife photocapture trip to take some breathtaking photos, learn photography from peers, and be your creative self 24×7 leaving office and work behind!

The details for this trip are as follows:

We are going by Tempo Traveller.

26th May (Friday ): Night

 Timings: 9.30 pm IIT main gate (pls be there 30mins prior to departure)

Overnight journey to Ranthambore  via Alwar and Dausa

27th May (Saturday)

Reach Ranthambore at 5.30am
Going for the First Tiger Safari at Ranthambore tiger forest Reserve

Check-in at Tent   with Swimming pool

Post lunch : Going for the safari at Ranthambore tiger forest Reserve




28thMay (Sunday): Early morning getting ready for the Safari No 3 at 6.30 am

Coming back to resort and after breakfast leaving the tents


Visiting the Chand Bowli at Abhaneri ( famous place from hindi movie paheli)


Reaching Delhi by 11 pm on sunday


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DPC announces Photo Trip to Spiti (9th Aug to 16th Aug)


In the month of August, we are  again going to Spiti, to witness and capture the most beautiful monasteries, landscapes and the local people. Its going to be a six day trip. We will be going by road.

Kindly pre-book with us, in case you are interested in going.


DAY 0: 09 th  August    Delhi to Manali

DAY 1: 10 th  August    Manali to Kaza    (Night stay in hotel at Kaza)

DAY 2: 11 th  August    Ki and Khibbar Monastery

DAY 3: 12 th  August    Rangrik , Lanza and Comic

DAY 4: 13 th  August    Dhankar and Tabo

DAY 5: 14 th  August    Nightstay at Chandrataal

DAY 6: 15 th  August    Starting Back

DAY 7: 16 th  August    Reaching Delhi


Other Important Details


Stay: will be on twin sharing basis in a home stay environment.

Mode of travel: We will be traveling in an 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 wollen cloths , comfortable shoes, take hats/caps, shades and sunscreen!

Fee (per person)        : 17000 (including registration fee)

For  DPC Members    : 16000

Fee includes travel & group transfers, stay and meals

Please note : If there is any special need please do let us  know in advance . For any medical requirements please share the history so that if required we may carry the medications to avoid any mishap.


Feel free to call us for further clarifications


DPC Announces Studio Lighting and Fashion Workshop

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Introduction to studio lighting and Fashion Workshop

In this two day workshop on studio lighting we will cover six different types of lighting.

Hi-key and Low Key lighting
Split lighting
loop , Rembrandt and butterfly
3-point lighting
It will also be covering inverse square law of lighting
Product , Food, portrait and Fashion.

First day will be theory followed by hands on practical.

Beginning of the practical will be introduction to studio: Do and Don’ts in studio, features of studio light, maintaining a studio, taking care of studio equipment, Knowing the light stands, soft box.

Key Features of the workshop:
As it will be a detailed workshop on studio lighting, It will mainly emphasize on portraits as one can deeply understand lighting on human figure. But as the workshop contains different types of lighting and it will be the base of all kinds of lighting, so one light any kind of products, food, portrait or fashion after this workshop.

All DPC workshops require you to have loads of enthusiasm.You can have a DSLR and you know how to use your camera features
Who Should attend
Photography Enthusiasts .Students of photography and artStudio ownersPersuing careers in PhotographyWorking photographers who wish to hone their skill and learn from the expert

Workshop Fee
Rs 3000 ( open to all)
Rs 2500 for DPC members

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

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DPC PhotoBus to Jaisalmer

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