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

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Soon you will be able to hire a wedding photographer who is just out from jail after completing his sentence.

Soon you will be able to hire a wedding photographer who is just out from jail after completing his sentence.

Yes it may sound shocking but it is true. It may not sound like a story from India but yes it is from India. Here we are talking about State of Haryana.

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In a first, Haryana Prison launches first Photography Skill Development Center at Central jail, Gurugram, Haryana . These are one of its kind of unique pilot project launched at Gurugram Jail on 19th January by Director General (DG) Haryana Prisons, Sh. Yahspal Singhal & Commissioner of Police (CP) Mr. Sandeep Kishwer .  He further congratulated Virendra Singh Shekhawat, Founder Delhi Photography Club and Monica Dhawan, Director India Vision Foundation for starting this unique training and skill development program for inmates inside the prison.

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Skill Development and Employment generation: Project Second Innings

As shared by the founder of Delhi Photography the Project is divided in 3 Phases and spread across 9-12 months.

In the first phase, the inmates will be given basic Knowledge of photography for 3 Months. After this there will be an assessment. Selected inmates will be part of the phase two which will be for 6-9 months. In this Phase, inmates will be sorted according to interest and release dates and they will be provided training on wedding photography and portraiture. In the third and final phase, post release of the inmates Delhi photography Club and India Vision Foundation will help the inmates to set-up photography studio in their respective hometown. During the program there will be separate modules on applying and arranging for funds for Studio set-up and getting ready for the new age business (how to start business) Setting up studio, lead generation and lead conversion as told by Mr Virendra Shekhawat , Founder Delhi Photography Club.

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Photography as an art

Be it a painter or a sculptor nature has always been the first inspiration for any artist. Anything that an artist creates is from the inspiration that he gathers from his life and surroundings. All the artists try and bring a part of nature into their art forms. For ages, the inspiration from nature has been evident. From the “Inlay Work” of the Mughal era to the more recent Opera house in Sydney, the inspiration has been flowers. Artist through the years have tried and made nature a part of their lives. It’s been a conscious effort on the part of humans to bring the natural flora and fauna around them into their inspiration and give them their own touch, thereby creating masterpieces of art. Photography tones you down. Photography helps you to live in present.

Why Photography Workshop in Jail?

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Despite having all the resources and funds why cant we integrate the inmates and convicts to mainstream after they have served the sentence quotes Virendra Shekhawat. So we worked on creating a module for skill development and employment generation though our workshops and trainings.

Finally, a step in the direction of skill development program in creative arts.

This unique program is developed by Delhi Photography Club in collaboration with India Vision foundation currently in pilot project at Gurugram Jail, Haryana .

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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.  The club is perhaps the first initiative of this kind in the entire country.

The club also helps the underserved children to express themselves creatively through its outreach activities.  As a club, they have brought together businessmen, diplomats, doctors, lawyers, homemakers, students and children   and helped them in their creative expression using a camera.

You can also share your thoughts and suggestions at hi@delhiphotographyclub.com

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About India Vision Foundation

India Vision Foundation was born with the receipt of the Ramon Magsaysay Award by Dr Kiran Bedi in the year 1994. The India Vision Foundation began its work inside the prison, by setting up a bread making unit within the Prison, for the welfare of the inmates. The profits earned went to the Prisoner’s Welfare Fund. The India Vision Foundation also set up a Plant Nursery where rare saplings were grown and marketed outside. The proceeds again went to the welfare fund. The Foundation also made a video documentary on the life and reforms in Tihar Jail, with a view to promote the efforts of reformation and generation of community support. Now IVF is instrumental in creating a framework of skill development for inmates and convicts in various jails across country.

DPC Photowalk beating retreat

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DPC announces next photowalk to capture the beautifully lit Rastrapati Bhawan.

The Beating the Retreat Ceremony is held in the capital city of Delhi in India. The Republic Day celebrations in Delhi initiate with a multihued parade on the 26th of January along the Rajpath. The parade comes to a close with the ‘Beating the Retreat Ceremony’, which happens on the 29th of January. The location of the Beating the Retreat Ceremony in Delhi is at Vijay Chowk or the victory square, with the stately Rashtrapati Bhawan at the background.

Closest Metro Station : Central Secretariat

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 :)

This walk is free for all

Image courtesy First post

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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.

Requirements
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

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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