Interview : Sh Vinod Goel, Wildlife photographer . Meet the real people from world of Photography

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Vinod Goel  I  Wildlife Photographer I  Retired Excise and Income Tax Commissioner

1. How you started your photography?

I had interest in photographs as i use to take out cutting of flowers and scenries from the News papers during my college days. But had no money to purchase even a  basic camera Click III . It was only after joining as a probationer in the Indian Customs and Central Excise Service , I purchased my first camera in 1983 .At that time photography was limited to travel to different places for enjoyment with family. With my posting to different cities the interest kept on changing. My posting to Raipur took a turn as started visiting the  Archaelogical  monuments as well as Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks of  State namely Chhatisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. From  the year 2004 it zeroed down to nature and wildlife.

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

With the digital camera in my hands in 2004/05 the expenditure on the film role was over  and once the memory card was with you could take as many photographs depending upon the memory capacity of the card. Secondly you could review your images at the touch of the button. The life from uncertainity to certainity was over and one could relax as the result was with you in no time . At the same we also became habitual in capturing  undesirable data which was of no use till date.

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

In wildlife, every photographer”s mind set is to capture  tiger at the top most priority. I don’t deny but please do not follow others. There are  so many  areas which has not been touched upon. Depending upon what you like to do and different from others  , choose your subject and work hard to realize your goal.I can only say that nature will not send you back empty.

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

The greatest motivation for me has been to be, just  with nature.The nature is the greatest stress buster. I do not need anybody when I am with nature as nature is the greatest teacher. Secondly  there is strong desire to be  different from others in the field and would like to make my own foot steps .

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About Sh Vinod Goel

Profile as Writer and a Wildlife Photographer

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 12 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 48 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.

He held his first solo exhibition “Tiger’s Realm; at The India International Centre New Delhi in Dec 2011.The second exhibition namely “Jewels of the Wild  was  held at India Habitat Centre  New Delhi along with his son ‘Bharat Goel’, now Director of  Wildnest Travel and photography Private Limited. In May 2012, Ministry of Environment and Forest invited duo of father and son to hold an exhibition during the world level conference on Global tiger recovery Program at New Delhi. In April 2016 Ministry of Forest, Environment and Climate change invited to hold a Photo Exhibition for the delegates of the 3rd Asian Ministerial Conference for tiger conservation at India Habitat Center, New Delhi

From 2013 he started writing. His articles on Wildlife have appeared in reputed magazines such as ‘Airports India’, ‘Rail Bandhu’ (monthly magazine in India’s premier trains namely Rajdhani Express, Shatabadi Express and Doronto Express), ‘Shubh Yatra’ (an inflight magazine of Air India airline), ‘Exotica’ (Magazine  in five star hotels), and ‘Terrascape’ etc.

 

His photographs have appeared in the books namely, ‘Wild Fire’, ‘Winged Fire’ and ‘Saving Wild India – A Blue Print for Change’ by the well-known conservationist and writer ‘Valmik Thapar’.  Another photograph appeared in the book named ‘Tadoba Inheritance’ by Sanctuary Asia magazine.

After superannuation, he is completely into wildlife. Through his articles and photographs he is trying to make people aware of the rich wildlife heritage of the country and exhorting them to protect the same for the benefit of future generations. He regularly loves to capture the most uncommon behavior of the common things and that too in our common life. Normally we intend to ignore the flora and fauna around us and it is his goal to spread the awareness in the neighborhood to make it a global movement supported by the people.

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Members Activity : Portraits in available lighting

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Members only Event

Here is brand new Talk Talk on How to click portraits on available light .

Date. : 21st mayl, Sunday
Timings : 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Venue:    Delhi Photography Club Lounge,
                Shahpur Jat Village

A return mail from your side confirming your participation will help us plan better.

History of Portrait photography .
Various genres of portraits
Portraits in available light .
And finally one good portrait photo of Your self.

Details of Workshop

What Portrait photographers or portraiture photographers aim is to focus on the person’s face and many more such details. As long as people have made art there have been portraits. For the first few thousand years at least, portraits, whether drawn, painted or sculpted, were mostly reserved for those deemed important enough to be honoured with a work of art bearing their likeness. The wealthy–mostly royalty and nobility– and important religious and historic figures were the most common subjects.

Feel free to call us for further clarifications on nos. undersigned.

 

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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

 

Dinner

 

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)

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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.

Itinerary 

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 Heritage Photowalk : Beyond Chandni Chowk 05th March 2017

 

13886427_1434508229897772_9024989993740354539_n A paradise for people with an inclination towards street, people and candid photography – Chandni Chowk is one of the oldest and the busiest markets in Old Delhi built in the 17th century by the great Muslim emperor ShahJahan and designed by his daughter Jahan Ara.

Chandni Chowk boasts of a historical character; another world in itself.

Vibrant, colorful, always on-the-move, crowded, chaotic and reflecting the culture of the bygone Mughal era – a walk in the streets of Chandni Chowk gives a photographer opportunities aplenty to get desired pictures worth saving for a long, long time.

So, join in and have a walk to remember!

Nearest Metro Station: Chawri Bazar

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 ! :)

 

DPC announces Holi trip to Barsana Nandgoan and Vrindavan

HOLI TRIP

DPC announces most awaited DPC photobus trip of the year for covering Holi at Barsana-Nandgaon-Vrindavan. A place full of color, people, faces, festivity, mornings and evenings shot providing photo-opportunity in abundance!  

 The trip will be for 3 day 2 night. We will be going by road.

 Day 1 – 06th March, Monday

Leave from IIT Delhi, main gate at5.00 am (pls be there 20 mins prior to departure)
Reach Barsana by 9.00 am and cover Holi festivities. After lunch, capture Holi festivities in the narrow lanes of Barsana.
Stay is in Vrindavan at Ananda Krishna Van Hotel.

Day 2 – 07th March, Tuesday
At 5.00 am, start for Nandgoan early morning photography when there’s no crowd and traffic.
Post breakfast visit Nandgoan.
At 5.00 pm start back for Hotel at Vrindavan 

Day 3 – 08th March, Wednesday
8.00 am: Start with a visit to narrow lanes of Vrindavan and early morning photography when there’s no crowd.
Visit the Banke Bihariji Temple
Have breakfast and hang around for the complete day
By 5.00 pm: Start back for Delhi

Other Important Details:
Stay: will be on sharing basis in Vrindavan at  Ananda Krishna Van Hotel.
Mode of travel: We will be travelling in an AC TEMPO traveller together.
Gear: Barsana-Nandgaon-Vrindavan offers some breathtaking morning and evening shots. Hence wide angle and zoom lens are advised with camera covers because of HoliCelebrations.
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.
Fee: Rs. 8000 per person, DPC members: Rs. 7500 per person.

The cost includes stay, travel and food. Does not include tickets for camera and equipment if any.
Please carry the balance amount in cash.
Anything taken in room service at guest house will be paid individuals.

Please Note:
1.Please carry your identity proof (any govt document)

2.Rain cover for cameras will be arranged n cost you b/w rs 300/- to 350/-

3.Registration fee is non-refundable, non transferable

4. Please let us know advance in case you are unable to come for this trip so that other photography enthusiasts may get the opportunity to go on this trip