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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.

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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 Pune Heritage Photowalk Pashan lake 3rd Dec 2016

p1020374DPC Pune Chapter announces next photo walk at Pashan Lake.  3rd Dec Saturday 

Pashan lake is a manmade lake, built by bunding a small rivulet (Ramnadi). The rivulet originates from Bavdhan and flows via Pashan, SutarwadiBaner to Someshwarwadi before flowing into the main Mula river.The total catchment area is 40 square kilometres (15 sq mi). Lake served as a source of water to old Pashan village, for growing crops all the year round and to nearby Governor’s house. Lake and its surrounding area attracts migratory birds and so is popular spot for bird watchersPune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has constructed a 300-metre footpath called the nature trail alongside the lake. It is constructed along the western shore of Pashan lake. Also, PMC has built a bamboo plantation and wall alongside the lake to protect it and attract birds. Within municipal limits of Pune city, Pashan has the maximum hill area of 5111.89 hectors (excluding 23 fringe villages). 

Date :  3rd December 2016. 

 The photo walk will start from the main gate of the Pashan Lake complex at 6.45 am. 

 Participants should reach the venue at least 5 minutes before the start if they want to see and capture the sunrise which is enerally around 6.45-6.50 am.

Activity open to all. 

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 :)