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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

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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

Winter Photography Trip to Ladakh

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DPC announces one of the most awaited Photo trips of the year : Winter Photo Trip to Ladakh

In the month of Febuary we are once again going to Leh, this time to capture the Most beautiful monstries , landscapes and people and if conditions will help we will go for Snow Leopard as well.

During this season, as you know very well that Februarury is one of the coldest month of the year, the temp. dips up to -15 to -20 degree celcius at night , day is OK, so you should come with well equipped along with warm clothes like jacket, inner thermal, sweater, caps, woolen socks, good shoe , gloves etc.

You have to also understand and cooperate with the situation during stay at the hotel, as we will not get lavish treatment as compared to summer .

Details: 8 days trip (4th Feb to 12th Feb)
We will be covering Pangong Too, Changla Pass, Khardungla Pass , Nubra Valley and we will be staying at Let only.

Other Important Details

Stay: will be on twin or triple sharing basis in Siala Guest House, a cozy and comfortable home stay environment.

Mode of travel: We will be travelling in an TEMPO traveller or Xylo or innova in and around LEH 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): 28000 (including registration fee)

For Members: 25000

Fee includes Local travel & group transfers, stay and meals
Cost does not include cost of Flight from Delhi to Leh and Back.

Additional Cost : Snow Leopard tracking (depends upon season and availability)

Please note : If there is any speacial 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.

DPC Announces Photobus to Keoladeo National park 14-15th Jan 2017

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Outstanding Universal Value

Keoladeo National Park, located in the State of Rajasthan, is an important wintering ground of Palaearctic migratory waterfowl and is renowned for its large congregation of non-migratory resident breeding birds. A green wildlife oasis situated within a populated human-dominated landscape, some 375 bird species and a diverse array of other life forms have been recorded in this mosaic of grasslands, woodlands, woodland swamps and wetlands of just 2,873 ha. This ‘Bird Paradise’ was developed in a natural depression wetland that was managed as a duck shooting reserve at the end of the 19th century. While hunting has ceased and the area declared a national park in 1982, its continued existence is dependent on a regulated water supply from a reservoir outside the park boundary. The park’s well-designed system of dykes and sluices provides areas of varying water depths which are used by various avifaunal species.

Due to its strategic location in the middle of Central Asian migratory flyway and presence of water, large congregations of ducks, geese, coots, pelicans and waders arrive in the winter. The park was the only known wintering site of the central population of the critically endangered Siberian Crane, and also serves as a wintering area for other globally threatened species such as the Greater Spotted Eagle and Imperial Eagle. During the breeding season the most spectacular heronry in the region is formed by 15 species of herons, ibis, cormorants, spoonbills and storks, where in a well-flooded year over 20,000 birds nest.

The Keoladeo National Park is a wetland of international importance for migratory waterfowl, where birds migrating down the Central Asian flyway congregate before dispersing to other regions. At time of inscription it was the wintering ground for the Critically Endangered Siberian Crane, and is habitat for large numbers of resident nesting birds. Some 375 bird species have been recorded from the property including five Critically Endangered, two Endangered and six vulnerable species. Around 115 species of birds breed in the park which includes 15 water bird species forming one of the most spectacular heronries of the region. The habitat mosaic of the property supports a large number of species in a small area, with 42 species of raptors recorded.

Integrity

This is the only park in India that is completely enclosed by a 2 m high boundary wall that minimises the possibilities of any encroachment and biotic disturbances, but there is no possibility of a buffer zone. As the wetlands of Keoladeo are not natural, they are dependent on the monsoon and on water pumped in from outside, traditionally provided from the “Ajan Bandh” reservoir. The water shortage caused by the erratic rainfall in the region is being addressed by initiating two large water resources projects that will bring water from permanent water sources in the region. There has been some concern expressed over possible air and water pollution effects from the adjacent city of Bharatpur, but these effects are unknown at present.

Through eco-development activities in the surrounding villages, the grazing of cattle within the park has been minimised and the local communities are also engaged in participatory resource conservation, which includes removal of invasive alien species. Keoladeo attracts many visitors who are taken for bird watching in bicycle rickshaws by trained local guides from surrounding villages, which provides additional livelihoods as well as reduces noise pollution.

A recently started conservation programme for the 27 satellite wetlands surrounding this park has further enhanced the protection of the migratory waterfowl arriving in the Central Asian flyway to winter in Western India.

 

Here are the trip details

DPC’s is announcing next Photo bus trip to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary / Keoladeo National Park a paradise for the avian world and a pilgrimage for the bird lovers. This is going to be a 2 day/ 1 night stay in Bharatpur photo capture 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 traveling by road.

14th January (Saturay):

Travel Details: Leave Delhi for Bharatpur
Meeting Place: IIT Delhi, main gate
Timings: 5.00 am (pls be there 15mins prior to departure)
Breakfast on the way to Bharatpur

Reach Bharatpur checking in at Guest House and after Lunch rushing to National Park and clicking till the sunset dinner.

15th January (Sunday):

Early morning getting ready for the Photographing through the day at National Park
Coming out of the park for lunch
Start back at 6.00 after the sunset .
Dinner on the way

Other Important Details:
Stay: will be on twin sharing basis in a home stay environment.
Mode of Travel: We will be travelling by 12 seater tempo Traveller.
Meal: Simple vegetarian meals will be provided by the club.

Fee (per person): Rs 5000/- and rs.4600/- for members (including registration fee). Fee includes travel & group transfers, stay & meals, ticket to part and rickshaw ride in the sanctuary are not included in this, Because we are planning to walk.

Please note: Ticket for camera is not included.
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Please note:
1.If for any reason you are not able to come, the registered amount is non-refundable and Non transferable.

For clarifications and/or communication, please contact Virendra Singh 8826712162

 

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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 :)

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DPC Heritage Photowalk : Red Fort (3rd and 4th Dec 2016)

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Red Fort

In 1638 Shahjahan transferred his capital from Agra to Delhi and laid the foundations of Shahjahanabad, the seventh city of Delhi. It is enclosed by a rubble stone wall, with bastions, gates and wickets at intervals. Of its fourteen gates, the important ones are the Mori, Lahori, Ajmeri, Turkman, Kashmiri and Delhi gates, some of which have already been demolished. His famous citadel, the Lal-Qila, or the Red Fort, lying at the town’s northern end on the right bank or the Yamuna and south of Salimgarh, was begun in 1639 and completed after nine years. The Red Fort is different from the Agra fort and is better planned, because at its back lies the experience gained by Shahjahan at Agra, and because it was the work of one hand. It is an irregular octagon, with two long sides on the east and west, and with two main gates, one on the west and the other on the south, called Lahori and Delhi gates respectively. While the walls, gates and a few other structures in the fort are constructed of red sandstone, marble has been largely used in the palaces.

From the western gateway after passing through the vaulted arcade, called Chhatta-Chowk, one reaches the Naubat- or Naqqar-Khana (‘Drum-house’), where ceremonial music was played and which also served as the entrance to the Diwan-i-‘Am. Its upper storey is now occupied by the Indian War Memorial Museum.

The Diwan-i-‘ Am (‘Hall of Public Audience’) is a rectangular hall, three aisle deep, with a façade of nine arches. At the back of the hall is an alcove, where the royal throne stood under a marble canopy, with an inlaid marble dias below it for the prime minister. The wall behind the throne is ornamented with beautiful panels of pietra dura work, said to have been executed by Austin de Bordeaux, a Florentine artist. Orpheus with his lute is represented in one of the panels here. Originally there were six marble palaces along the eastern water front. Behind the Diwan-i-‘ Am but separated by a court is the Rang-Mahal (‘Painted Palace’), so called owing to coloured decoration on its interior. It consists of a main hall with an arched front, with vaulted chambers on either end. A water-channel, called the Nahr-i-Bihisht (‘Stream of Paradise’), ran down through it, with a central marble basin fitted with an ivory fountain. The Mumtaz-Mahal, originally an important apartment in the imperial seraglio, now houses the Delhi Fort Museum.

The Diwan-i-Khass (‘Hall of Private Audience’) is a highly-ornamented pillared hall, with a flat ceiling supported on engrailed arches. The lower portion of its piers is ornamented with floral pietra dura panels, while the upper portion was originally gilded and painted. Its marble dias is said to have supported the famous Peacock Throne, carried away by the Persian invader Nadir Shah.

The Tasbih-Khana (‘chamber for counting beads for private prayers’) consists of three rooms, behind which is the Khwabgah (‘sleeping-chamber’). On the northern screen of the former is a representation of the Scales of Justice, which are suspended over a crescent amidst stars and clouds. Adjoining the eastern wall of the Khwabgah is the octagonal Muthamman-Burj, from where the emperor appeared before his subjects every morning. A small balcony, which projects from the Burj, was added here in 1808 by Akbar Shah II, and it was from this balcony that King George V and Queen Mary appeared before the people of Delhi in December 1911.

The Hammam (‘Bath’) consists of three main apartments divided by corridors. The entire interior, including the floor, is built of marble and inlaid with coloured stones. The baths were provided with ‘hot and cold water’, and it is said that one of the fountains in the easternmost apartment emitted rose water. To the west of the Hammam is the Moti-Masjid (‘Pearl Mosque’), added later by Aurangzeb. The Hayat-Bakhsh-Bagh (‘Life-giving garden’), with its pavilions, lies to the north of the mosque, and was later considerably altered and reconstructed. The red-stone pavilion in the middle of the tank in the centre of the Hayat-Bakhsh-Bagh is called Zafar-Mahal and was built by Bahadur Shah II in about 1842.

In 1644, Shahjahan commenced in Delhi his great mosque, the Jami’- Masjid the largest mosque in India, and completed it in 1650. Its square quadrangle with arched cloisters on the sides and a tank in the centre is 100 m. wide. Built on a raised plinth, it has three imposing gateways approached by long flights of steps. Its prayer-hall, with a facade of eleven arches, flanked by a four-storeyed minaret on either end, is covered by three large domes ornamented with alternating stripes of ‘black and white marble.