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DPC announces workshop on Post Processing 18th Nov

DPC announces fresh workshop on post processing in Lightroom by V J Sharma
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Photography & Post-processing.
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.
Workshop fee.        : Rs 3000
For DPC members : Rs 2500
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.
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30 under 30, Be the India’s Coolest Young Photographers

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DPC launching a brand new program to nurture new talents in the domain of Photography.

30 under 30 is a unique initiative to create pool of young and talented photographer from all walks of life .

Unique opportunity to meet senior photographers , get your work critiques and of course the super 30 will take you to places .

Last date for sending your resume and works 31st December 2017.

Please read the instructions carefully.

1. Entry is open to all individual professional photographer and amateur photographer of upto 30 years of age from India including NRI.

2. Definitions

1. Entrant: Person intending to participate in the show. For the purpose of simplification, entrant and the words -photographer, participant, are used interchangeably

2. Works: Defined as image(s) or photos submitted for consideration in the competition.

3. Complete Resume along with the 20 images should be sent to the mentioned email ID.

4. If the individual is not an adult (above 18 years of age), the resume must be supported by the guardian and the guardian must furnish his/her details wherever required.

5. Works can be monochrome, black and white or color. More than 20 images will not be considered for selection.

6. The selectors will look for particularly interesting way of presenting the picture. The images must solely be the work of entrant and the entrant must the copyright to exhibit these. DPC reserves the right to accept or refuse work submitted. No individual assessment of images will be made available and the decision of selectors will be final

7. Work/images exhibited earlier in other exhibitions is encouraged / any awards won must be mentioned.

8. Awards. 30 under 30 Certificates and cash rewards. The DPC appreciation letters , Recommendation letters  & Printed Certificates and online certificate will be given to final participants.

9. Copyright: If the image is selected by DPC , the entrant agrees and authorizes DPC  to create copies, hang or use on walls/internet, books or publication or in any document created by DPC  . In such usage, DPC  will give due credit to the participant. Entrant also agrees, that DPC may use selected/exhibited work to promote photography and/or the photographer at its discretion for a period of 3 years. Any commercial value if derived from the sale of photograph during the next 6 months will be passed on to the participant/photographer by DPC after deducting an administrative charge and due share. The photographer retains the rights to sell his work independently as well. Image(s) uploaded/submitted by Entrant must not infringe copyright or intellectual property of any third party. Entrant indemnifies DPC  and Prayatnsheel E-venture Foundation from any suit or claim by any third party regarding the copyright or intellectual property of the accepted image(s). All work submitted must be the sole work of the entrant. The copyright of all entries remains with the entrant/photographer.

12. Entry fees: There is no fee of any kind to enter the competition.

13. Please do not mark your images with any kind of water mark (your name, copyright sign etc). Any image containing any watermark will not be considered for the competition

14. Personal Data: By  submitting the resume, you agree that DPC or its affiliate organization or any sponsor may use this data to reach out to you to promote photography.

15. Warranties and representations: With respect to the images/entries submitted, you (the entrant) warrant and represent that:

1. You are the sole owner and author the image(s)

2. You have the sole right to enter the image(s)

3. The image submitted by you do not breach or compromise national security, are defamatory, derogatory towards a particular gender, religion, nation or community.

Please send your entries to   30under30@delhiphotographyclub.com

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Meet the real people from world of Photography Interview Yashpal Rathore

Meet the Real people from the world of Photography this week we are featuring Yashpal Rathore

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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.

Yashpal Rathore  : Naturalist & Photography Mentor :  Owner: JMD Images & Rathore Nature Photography

1. How you started your photography

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My interest in Nature & wildlife dates from Childhood. I was regular in conservation related activity for college days whether its wildlife census or other activities. I did Naturalist certification course conducted by Jungle lodges & Resorts Karnataka, also did Certified Volunteer course conducted by Karnataka Forest Department & Eco tourism board. Photography came late, but naturally into my life. Once I got into nature photography, it was easy for me to move into it, as my engineering background & being Naturalist help me.

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

The residents of “Khichan”, a small village in Indian state of Rajasthan, have a special affinity to these Demoiselle cranes (Grus Virgo) called “Khurja” in the local language. The arrival of the birds is considered auspicious and several ballads celebrate the importance of these birds in the culture of Rajasthan. Few Decade years ago, the villagers started putting grain out for the few dozen birds that stopped over during their migration from breeding grounds in Eurasia. Over these years number of winter visitors grown to about 20 thousands. I wanted to portray the birds from the perspective of the spread out Grain by an ultra low - ultra wide angle. I dug small hole in ground so that camera can be placed inside with fisheye lens front element at ground level also made postcard size diffuser over external flash. This was not an easy task. The birds, even though they were habituated to the Human scape, would not venture within 5-6 feet of the camera hidden away in a well camouflaged cardboard box and buried under the ground. Ultimately I left the box for a couple of months to allow the cranes to become habituated to this. During my last visit towards end of winter, the proximity of the birds to the camera was unbelievable. They came in droves exploring the lens and pecking at it. This brought its own unique challenge. If the first few frames were not suitable, the rest would be unusable as the lens would be covered with dust, feather & foot marks. During post processing I had removed dust marks. Camera Gear: Canon 7D ; lens canon 8-15mm f/4 fisheye at 10mm ; Exposure 1/160sec; f/16 ; ISO 800; External flash EC -1/3; Remote trigger with Camranger device Location: Khichan, western Rajasthan, India

The residents of “Khichan”, a small village in Indian state of Rajasthan, have a special affinity to these Demoiselle cranes (Grus Virgo) called “Khurja” in the local language. The arrival of the birds is considered auspicious and several ballads celebrate the importance of these birds in the culture of Rajasthan. Few Decade years ago, the villagers started putting grain out for the few dozen birds that stopped over during their migration from breeding grounds in Eurasia. Over these years number of winter visitors grown to about 20 thousands.
I wanted to portray the birds from the perspective of the spread out Grain by an ultra low – ultra wide angle. I dug small hole in ground so that camera can be placed inside with fisheye lens front element at ground level also made postcard size diffuser over external flash. This was not an easy task. The birds, even though they were habituated to the Human scape, would not venture within 5-6 feet of the camera hidden away in a well camouflaged cardboard box and buried under the ground.
Ultimately I left the box for a couple of months to allow the cranes to become habituated to this. During my last visit towards end of winter, the proximity of the birds to the camera was unbelievable. They came in droves exploring the lens and pecking at it. This brought its own unique challenge. If the first few frames were not suitable, the rest would be unusable as the lens would be covered with dust, feather & foot marks. During post processing I had removed dust marks.
Camera Gear: Canon 7D ; lens canon 8-15mm f/4 fisheye at 10mm ; Exposure 1/160sec; f/16 ; ISO 800; External flash EC -1/3; Remote trigger with Camranger device
Location: Khichan, western Rajasthan, India

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In recent times technology is changing very fast, also in the field of photography. Today everyone is a photographer, those who own smartphones or stand-alone camera. In photography advancement of technology has made many things possible which was not possible before. Today camera’s high ISO performance makes shooting possible at late evening time, earlier we used to pack up camera bags those times. In-camera Multiple exposure, HDR, etc. creates opportunities to make new images.

The residents of “Khichan”, a small village in Indian state of Rajasthan, have a special affinity to these Demoiselle cranes (Grus Virgo) called “Khurja” in the local language. The arrival of the birds is considered auspicious and several ballads celebrate the importance of these birds in the culture of Rajasthan. Few Decade years ago, the villagers started putting grain out for the few dozen birds that stopped over during their migration from breeding grounds in Eurasia. Over these years number of winter visitors grown to about 20 thousands. Central to the spectacle is the spreading of JOWAR (millets, a form of grain) in a protected enclosure called Chugga ghar (or the feeding house ). Every morning at first light, cranes in Rows of v shapes would come from every direction, sky will be filled with sea of cranes, the birds descending into the dunes or grounds around feeding house. Then one group entered the enclosure, others would follow. Meanwhile other cranes wait patiently for their turn outside enclosure. I had setup camera with wide angle lens on ground well camouflaged such that, these Marching crane army walks till camera before taking leap to clear 7ft high fence to enter into Chugga ghar. Camera Gear: Canon 7D; lens Tokina 11-16 mm f/2.8 II at 11mm ; Exposure 1/2000sec; f/11; ISO 640; 1 No’s external flash (580EXII, -1), Remote trigger with Camranger device Location: Khichan, western Rajasthan, India

The residents of “Khichan”, a small village in Indian state of Rajasthan, have a special affinity to these Demoiselle cranes (Grus Virgo) called “Khurja” in the local language. The arrival of the birds is considered auspicious and several ballads celebrate the importance of these birds in the culture of Rajasthan. Few Decade years ago, the villagers started putting grain out for the few dozen birds that stopped over during their migration from breeding grounds in Eurasia. Over these years number of winter visitors grown to about 20 thousands.
Central to the spectacle is the spreading of JOWAR (millets, a form of grain) in a protected enclosure called Chugga ghar (or the feeding house ). Every morning at first light, cranes in Rows of v shapes would come from every direction, sky will be filled with sea of cranes, the birds descending into the dunes or grounds around feeding house. Then one group entered the enclosure, others would follow. Meanwhile other cranes wait patiently for their turn outside enclosure. I had setup camera with wide angle lens on ground well camouflaged such that, these Marching crane army walks till camera before taking leap to clear 7ft high fence to enter into Chugga ghar.
Camera Gear: Canon 7D; lens Tokina 11-16 mm f/2.8 II at 11mm ; Exposure 1/2000sec; f/11; ISO 640; 1 No’s external flash (580EXII, -1), Remote trigger with Camranger device
Location: Khichan, western Rajasthan, India

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3. Anything specific that you want to share with people.

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I see many new photographers devote too much time in discussion over various brands of camera or technical aspects of it. Every new model with few additional Megapixel or extra fps draws more attention. But Advancement of technology can’t replace knowledge of your genre of photography. You can be successful wedding photographer only if you know detail customs of wedding you are planning to shoot. You can’t be better fashion photographer if you don’t know the latest trends in fashion. Similar we can be better nature photographers if we have deep knowledge about our subjects of interest, because it’s all about anticipating moment well in advance. So to be better nature photographer we need to be a naturalist first, otherwise instead of doing good to nature by your photography, you will end up harming nature because of our ignorance.

4. What gives you motivation to go out and click despite having busy schedules.

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My desire to capture nature in new or different perspectives or derives me to go out in wilderness again & again. I had developed remote controlled buggy & developed dslr camera trap systems to capture wildlife in innovative ways.  I try to manage balance between my work, my family and my passion, which is very important.

About Yashpal Rathore :

Yashpal Rathore, is an Electrical engineer by qualification, but a naturalist and an avid nature photographer by choice.

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To enrich his knowledge for wildlife behaviour, he undertook the “Certified Naturalist training” conducted by Jungle lodges & Resort, a Karnataka govt. enterprise in the year 2008. Being a Certified Naturalist, he conducts weekend bird walking & photography tours in India & Africa  and introduce new people to basic of photography & nature. The joy derived out of providing orientation on these subjects to young people encouraged him to educate himself more in this field. Subsequently he did the “Certified Volunteer course” jointly conducted by Karnataka forest Department & Karnataka Eco tourism Board in the year 2013. These certifications provided him the opportunity to take part in forest management and participate in activities like Wildlife census, Bird survey, forest fire fighting and other conservation activities.

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He has visited the far-flung corners of India & Africa to be amidst Nature. These visits have given him an intimate insight into the dynamics and diversity of nature. He wanted to capture Indian wildlife in new perspective by innovative means. As he grew as nature photographer his photographs began receiving recognition & awards, National & International forums. He sells his work through leading UK based nature stock agency www.naturepl.com.

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Equipment and Gear:

Camera Bodies:  1DX/ 5DM3/6D body

Lenses:  17-40mm f4/ 24-70mm F2.8 /100mm macro F2.8/ 24mm F1.4 & 500 mm F4

3 sets of canon 550D body & 10-22mm lens for camera trap with Nikon SB-28flash and PIR motion sensor

To know more about Yashpal Rathore & follow his work, visit: www.facebook.com/natureglimpse  or www.natureglimpse.com

Join our Delhi Photography Club  at  www.facebook.com/delhiphotographyclub

Send in your sample works at Virendra@delhiphotographyclub.com

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DPC SCOTT KELBY WORLDWIDE Heritage Photowalk: DELHI Redfort — New Delhi, INDIA

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About Red Fort

The Red sandstone walls of the massive Red Fort (Lal Qila) rise 33-m above the clamour of Old Delhi as a reminder of the magnificent power and pomp of the Mughal emperors. The walls, built in 1638, were designed to keep out invaders, now they mainly keep out the noise and confusion of the city.

The main gate, Lahore Gate, is one of the emotional and symbolic focal points of the modern Indian nation and attracts a major crowd on each Independence Day.

The vaulted arcade of Chatta Chowk, a bazaar selling tourist trinkets, leads into the huge fort compound. Inside is a veritable treasure trove of buildings, including the Drum House, the Hall of Public Audiences, the white marble Hall of Private Audiences, the Pearl Mosque, Royal Bathsand Palace of Color.

About World wide photowalk

1-The walk is on Saturday, 07th October and will start from the entrance of the Red Fort gate at 8.00 am, and will end at 10.00 am .

2-May we request you to be on time to start the walk in time?

3-This HPw will be a combination of interesting and unknown facts about the fort and Indian history. For this, we will have a trained walk leader with us

4-We will end the walk with breakfast (indian paranthas) at the Paranthe wali gali. ( Payment to be made directly)

Ways to reach:

5-By car: It is best to park the car at the Meena Bazaar parking or Jama Masjid parking. It being a morning time, it is possible it may take some time before you get the parking.  So coming a little early helps.

6-By metro: Chandni Chowk metro station and a rickshaw ride from there.

Kindly note

7-There is no fee other then the entry tickets;

8- Ticket for camera etc., to enter any specific monument will have to be borne by the individual.

8-Any sort of soliciting or promoting any product or service among the photowalkers is a strict NO. These photowalks are to encourage amateurs and beginners to come out and enjoy photography, please help us maintain the spirit.

About Delhi Photography Club

About Delhi Photography Club   people fondly call us DPC 

DPC is a platform for Beginners , hobbyists , Amateurs and Enthusiast photographers. We have complete solution for your photography needs . DPC organizes Workshops ( Basic, Intermediate and advanced ), Heritage Photowalks to keep you active in photography , Photo Bus trips to various locations around Delhi (typically 300-400 km) , Exhibitions to showcase your selected pictures and Community connect programs to give back to society (teaching underprivileged kids and other people to express themselves creatively.

DPC Membership 

Agenda of DPC membership is to keep you active in the game and helps you to block your calendar in advance and helps you to meet like minded people and learn from peers. Cost of the membership is Rs 10000 for 365 days /one year.  Helps you to meet and connect with senior photographers from the industry and helps you to get constructive feedback on your progress and growth in photography.

Join Beginners Photography Workshop 

DPC organises  Beginners Photography Workshop and it is for 5 Sundays , every Sunday there is a class for 2 hours .  Our Beginners workshop is not just Beginners workshop but it kick starts photography and it helps you to solve small issues and larger confusion of your day today photography. If you cannot commit 5 Sundays , no problem  once you start this workshop this workshop is free for you for next Five months . Join unlimited classes , unlimited outdoor sessions till the time your are not proficient with your camera. Please feel free to come . Just call and confirm the class time and rush.

Join Intermediate Level and Advanced level Workshop 

DPC organises 6 days workshop spread across 3 weekends (3 hours *6 classes) on Advanced Composition and Art of framing : street Photography , a new batch starts every month . This will help you in identify frames and will give in-depth knowledge of what to click rather than thinking what to click.

DPC organises various one day and two days workshops , these workshops are topic specific (like lightroom, studio lighting , star trails and so on) and we have 2.5 Months foundation course , 3 months Travel photography course and 3 months dedicated course on wedding Photography.

 

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DPC photowalk Durga Idol Making

DPC presents exclusive photowalk Durga idol making
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Delhi Photography Club invites you for a heritage photowalk to the The Durga Idol Making, at Chittranjan Park, on 10th Sep, Sunday. The walk will start at 08.00 am and will end at 10.00 am.
 
​How to reach there:
 
By Metro : Nearest station – Nehru Place and/or Hauz Khas
 
Auto/Cab : please reach at Kalibari Temple, Chitranjan Park Near market no 4
 
See you there at 8.00 am at Kalibari Temple, Chitranjan Park Near market no 4
 
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. We want people to store their memories more beautifully. The club is perhaps the first initiative of this kind in the entire country.
 
To offer situations to practice photography, we do free photo walks every month. For learning the technique, we have workshops for various levels (beginner and intermediate), for motivation, we offer memberships and finally for platform, we have these exhibitions. The club also helps the underserved children to express themselves creatively through its outreach activities.
 
As a club, we have brought together businessmen, diplomats, doctors, lawyers, homemakers, students and children and helped them in their creative expression using a camera.
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DPC Photobus to Garh Mukteshwar ( the First day trip)

The first in series is the Garhmuketshwar , An old historic town and place for River Ganga .

About  Garhmukteshwar

Garhmukteshwar is situated on the National Highways 24 joining New Delhi   with Lucknow. The town is the closest point from the capital where the river  Ganga flows. Garhmukteshwar is also famous for its bathing fair that takes place on the Full Moon Day in the month of Kartik. This city hosts two important fairs in a year. One is the bathing fair on the full moon day of Kartika and another fair is held on the occasion of Dussehra, both of which attracts tourists from all over the country.

The Gadho-ka -Mela which is a part of the big Garh Ganga fair is a huge trading center for asses, donkeys and horses.

Garhmukteshwar has also been mentioned in the Bhagavata Purana and the Mahabharata. It is said that Garhmukteshwar was a part of the ancient city of Hastinapur. The place boasted off a very ancient fort that is said to be built by later Pandavas, brothers of Kauravas. The name of the place is derived from the great temple of Mukteshwar Mahadeva that is dedicated to the goddess Ganga who is worshipped here in four temples. The place is also known for its eighty Sati Pillars.