Photographer robbed at Dhanuri Wetlands . Shocking News

News Alert : Dhanuri wetland

This is not the first of its kind of incidence that has taken place in the area. Previously also it happened but still photography enthusiasts and wildlifers continue to visit.You might be feeling why we are posting this piece of information on DPC . The reason is to make you aware that it is very important to go in a group . You could choose to be part of a big group or a small group . Male group or a female group but please try to go in a group. And if you are going with a group of like minded people and people who know the place then safety is assured.Many people who started their photography in Delhi NCR with Photowalks with Delhi Photography Club (DPC ) now the importance of being in the company of like minded people and peer learning .


I am 100% sure that the gentleman who was robbed was neither a newcomer nor first timer to the place. As in the video you can see the attire. The only thing that was missing was the group . Many times we get carried away that we want to visit a place alone as when you go with a group there are chances of disturbing the birds. I would also agree but it is extremely important to be safe. And above all we should not forget that we carry expensive camera’s and lenses. Aa everyone these days everyone knows the monetary value of these products ie cameras and lenses. I am thankful to the god that despite having a revolver these robbers have not done any harm to the people. And please do remember the place is in Uttar Praresh (UP).


This morning while I was browsing through WhatsApp , I happened to see this disturbing Video shared in the DPC whatsapp group about Dhanuri Wetlands where a photographer has been robbed off. Yes he was carrying a Nikon D4S camera ( high end camera in Nikon) along with Zoom lens 200-500 mm. The incident that happened at (https://youtu.be/qxUY44gzha8 Link of the video) Dhanuri wetlands is shocking as DPC is also visiting this site as the site is very famous for Saras Cranes . Currently these Saras Cranes are hatching eggs and adding new members to the family which is obviously a photo moment rather a photo treasure for the photography enthusiasts .Dahnuri wetland is situated some 18 kms from greater noida and lies in the close proximity to Bhatta Parsol Village. The wetlands are very popular amongst enthusiasts in the last 3-4 years as this is the dwelling place for largest Saras cranes in Asia. This wetland has over 42 pairs of cranes and houses other varieties of birds in the area.


So my last request to all the hobbyists, Amateurs , Beginners, Enthusiasts and Professionals . It is extremely important to be safe . Try having a group and if you don’t have one, Please wait for a Photowalk or Photo trip being organised by someone experienced.Stay safe . Keep Clicking .


Photo Courtesy : Avanish Dureha

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 If the image is strong enough and connects emotionally with the viewer,   you have succeded as a photographer


Chief photographer (Indian sub-continent) for the European Press Photo Agency (EPA)

Q. The outcome of every contest depends on the experts judging it. But jurors are just human beings with their subjective views and professional likes and dislikes. What could help you keep an open mind and avoid current influences/trends/clichés? 

A. The digital world has had an overhauling impact on photography – the way it is shot, edited, viewed and transmitted. It has reduced the time lag between an event and the point where the photograph is seen by the end viewer. As for profession and passion – if you want to feel rooted to your work and enjoy it  cannot be done without passion.


Photojournalism mostly involve human interest stories. From disasters to famines to current affairs and daily life the gamut of the medium rotates around the person on the street and the public at large.


It is very important for a photographer or if your are a Jury member,  to connect with viewers or photo enthusiasts emotionally.


The more work experience you have better you connect with the images, for example,  if a Jury  looking and trying to form a conclusion on  the set of images on the earthquake and a Jury member himself or herself being in that same situation in the past, will surely help the Jury member to gain a better understanding about the photographer’s effort he or she put in taking the picture.


For me if the image is strong enough and connects emotionally with the viewer or jury,   you have succeded as a photographer and you deserve to be a winner.

Q. Since its invention, photography has been positioned as an independent art form that doesn’t need any additional formats to explain the themes or subjects in the image.  However, today photographers make use of a multitude of other formats to express their meaning more clearly. Many photo projects are based on multimedia formats. Is the art of photography driving itself into a corner by abandoning the purity of the genre, which is a direct dialogue between the image and the viewer?


A.Well, there is no comparison between the social media ( that include every platform that photographers are using to reach their followers )  and mainstream media as mainstream media still holds credibility and helps the masses to shape their thoughts. In my opinion any social media can be a good platform to advertise your work and to interact with your followers but surely it is not very reliable unless you know the photographer personally or understand the background of his work.

Multimedia and other formats can help for the overall understanding for your photographic project but there is a risk element in that if you have other stuff more then the visuals. The risk of  only being impressive but not being expressive enough.

Indeed “A picture is Worth a Thousand Words” today as anytime before. Even bloggers need photographs to weave their story. The two complement each other. The impact of a photograph actually gives the story mileage than the other way round.

Q. What can make you exclaim about a photo: “Well done!”?
 A. When I  work or look into on a long projects I like to spend some researching and reading about the subject. I feel the more indepth knowledge one  should have about subject the better the depth with which one can portray in it. Ultimately photographs have to speak for themselves and retain a timeless appeal.


Like I said before For me if the image is strong enough and connects emotionally with the viewer or jury,   you have succeded as a photographer and you deserve to be a winner.

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