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DPC announces first Photowalk to Sunder Nursery

Sundar Nursery’s Central Axis with the 16th century Sundar Burj in the backdrop, New Delhi, India.

Sundar Nursery’s Central Axis with the 16th century Sundar Burj in the backdrop, New Delhi, India.

Sunder Nursery is bestowed with the first arboretum (botanical garden of trees), a bonsai house, and is home to 80 species of birds, 36 butterfly species and 280 native trees. Delhiites now have a new heritage park that is as good as the popular Lodhi Garden. The nursery came up during the British rule and in 1950 a renowned botanist whose name is unknown gifted a bonsai collection to the nursery.

A walk through the massive heritage garden — dotted with flower beds, raised sandstone pathways and marble fountains — takes one to the six monuments that were given World Heritage designation by UNESCO in 2016

The Lakkarwala Burj, Sunder Burj, Sunderwala Mahal, Mirza Muzaffar Hussain’s Tomb, Chitra Batashewala and an unknown Mughal Tomb fall under this category. Although, little is know about who built them.

Designed by landscape architect Late M Shaheer, Sunder Nursery has a 550m ornamental central vista that starts from the entrance zone of Humayun’s Tomb. An official said the landscape master plan derived inspiration from “traditional Indian concept of congruency between nature, garden and utility coupled with environmental conservation” for a truly urban scale work.

The gardens along the central vista, inspired by Mughal traditions, have lotus-shaped marble fountains. Water flows through geometric flowerbeds and raised sandstone pathways. A lake on the northern edge of the central vista will have walkways, seats and pavilions along the edges. An amphitheatre has also been built for cultural events. The lake would collect rainwater and also serve as a reservoir for emergency use.

Officials said the nursery has over 300 tree species, some not found elsewhere in Delhi. Over 80 bird species have also been recorded. As an added attraction for children, an educational resource on Delhi’s ecology has also been set up for the 5,00,000 schoolchildren who visit the adjoining Humayun’s Tomb annually. This 20-acre micro-habitat zone showcases plants of the Ridge, and the riverine, marshy landscapes that were once found in Delhi.

The heritage aspect is striking too. There are 15 Mughal monuments within the nursery, some under ASI and some unprotected. These have been conserved by AKTC over the years. In 2016, Unesco extended the world heritage designation to 12 monuments.

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Hues of Lodhi Garden : Photowalk by Delhi Photography Club

During this season Lodhi garden offer beautiful colors of flowers and Nature .

Enjoy the amazing blue sky of Delhi this Feb
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During British Raj, it was landscaped by Lady Willingdon, wife of Governor-General of India, Marquess of Willingdon, and hence named the ‘Lady Willingdon Park’ upon its inauguration on April 9, 1936, and 1947, after Independence, it was given its present name, Lodi Gardens.
As there is little architecture from these two periods remaining in India, Lodi Gardens is an important place of preservation. The tomb of Mohammed Shah is visible from the road, and is the earliest structure in the gardens. The architecture is characterised by the octagonal chamber, with stone chhajjas on the roof and guldastas on the corners.

The tomb of Mohammed Shah, the last of the Sayyid dynasty rulers, the earliest of the tombs in the garden, was built in 1444 by Ala-ud-din Alam Shah as a tribute to Mohammed Shah.
After the 15th century Sayyid and Lodi dynasties, two villages grew around the monuments, but the villagers were relocated in 1936 in order to create the gardens.
Another tomb within the gardens is that of Sikander Lodi, which is similar to Mohammed Shah’s tomb, though without the chhatris, it was built by his son Ibrahim Lodi in 1517, the last of Sultan of Delhi from Lodi dynasty, as he was defeated by Babur.
It is a simple rectangular structure on a high platform approached by a flight of steps. The tomb was renovated by the British, and an inscription mentioning Ibrahim Lodi’s defeat at the hands of Babur and the renovation was included in 1866.
Note:Closest Metro Station : Jor Bagh

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 Announces Photo Bus to Kila Raipur (Rural Olympics)

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Each year in February , Ludhiana becomes the destination for hundreds of sports enthusiasts, including foreigners flocking Kila Raipur to see the special breed of bullocks, camels, dogs, mules and other animals competing in highly professional events.

In 1946, Mr. Bakhsish Singh was instrumental in getting the most popular event of the Games – the Bullock Cart Race – introduced and in later years many more added.

 

It is to be seen to be believed, so here is the detailed itinerary of Kila Raipur. 

Date of Journey: 2nd Feb, Friday

Timings: At 10.00 pm leave Delhi for Ludhiana(pls be there 15mins prior to departure)

Meeting Place is at SDA Market opposite IIT Delhi.

Day I- 3rd Feb 

Saturday: Reach Ludhiana at around 7 am to 8 am (depending on fog).

Post Lunch: Again to Olympics site and capture all that it has to offer in the most mesmerizing sporting events.

 

Day II- 4th Feb

Sunday: Early Morning rush to the Olympics site according to the calendar of activities and activities of interest

Departure: Leave for Delhi at 6.00 pm and reach Delhi by mid-night.

 

Other Important Details:

Stay: will be on twin sharing basis at Hotel
Mode of travel: We will be travelling in an AC TEMPO traveller together.

What Gear to carry?

Can tag your camera, tripod, wide angle lenses and zoom lenses (depending on what your interest is). Comfortable shoes, shades and sunscreen, sweaters, batteries and memory card etc.  And needless to say – enthusiasm in abundance!

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.

Expenses covered: Group transfers, Food, boarding and lodging

Fee: Rs. 7500 per person (Includes travel, food, lodging and entry tickets. Does not include tickets for camera and equipment if any)

For DPC members, the fee is Rs.6500 per person.

Please carry the rest of the amount with you (only cash) :) You can also pay the remaining amount at our club in Shahpur Jat Village.

 

Please note:

1. Registration fee is refundable if one drops out 7 days prior to this trip but transferable due to advance payment on accommodation reservations.

2. Registration fee is non-refundable as well as non-transferable, if one drops-out 3 days prior to this trip. 

3. In case the registration payment is not received, if you are not coming for the trip, please let us know as soon as possible because other photography enthusiasts will be getting the opportunity to go on this trip.

For clarifications and/or communication, please contact Virendra Singh  08826712162.

 

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Advanced Composition : Art of Framing and Street Photography

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Advanced  Composition : Art of Framing and Street Photography

Launching Brand new Workshop on Composing good Pictures

About Workshop

DPC Presents composition and advanced composition workshop to enable and empower you to click better pictures. This high Quality content is based on the inputs from the Stanford University professor  Mark Levoy’s photography workshop.During the workshop we will be working on composition and various techniques to see pictures and create better pictures

Trust us this is the best photography workshop one can ever attend

Workshop Content and Highlights:

· Rules of Composition and common composition

· Rule of thirds , Rule of odds and other rules.

· Learning good Composition

· Lines as pectoral elements & arrangement of Light

· Light as decorative element

· Shapes , Patterns and repeated Patterns

· Rhythm and Texture

· Lighting and pictorial Design

· Colors and pectoral Design

· Symmetry and asymmetry

· Framing and Dynamic Framing

 

Workshop USP:

· Classes only on Weekends

· Indoor and Outdoor , hands on workshop

· Outdoor Practical session with instructor

· Assignment for practice at home

· Opportunity to interact with instructors/peers.

· Send your works for review and feedback

· Certificate of participation

 

Who can join?

Students

Amateurs & Beginners

Professionals

New camera buyers

Aspiring artists

Home makers and Mothers

Keen on improving photos

 

Requirements:

Loads of enthusiasm and a DSLR camera or Digital Point n shoot and basics of Photography and know how of the camera

 

Workshop Fee: Rs 12500

Days : Sat and Sunday

Time : 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm

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DPC announces next Photo trip to Bhateshwar 16-17 Dec 2017

Bhateshwar ( Dist Morena- MP)

This is part of the travel series for those people who cannot spare 4-5 days to travel on our amazing DPC Photo Bus trips due to scarcity and unavailability of Time .

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Bhateshwar – Gwalior

This is part of the  travel series for those people who cannot spare more days to travel on our amazing DPC Photo Bus trips to Ladakh and Spiti  due to scarcity and unavailability of Time .

The DPC Photo Trip is basically a Idea to rejuvenate your photography and yourself with a day long trip which is full of information , Photography and gossips .

The Trip will give an opportunity to click places which are in close proximity to Delhi but they are worth Visiting .

Next in series is the Bhateshwar  (Dist Morena) , site of an archaeological site comprising about 200+ ancient shrines in Morena district, Madhya Pradesh.

Gwalior : one of the prominent locations in north india from point of view of History.

Bhateshwar: Truly Mystical! This is an archaeological site comprising about 200+ ancient shrines in Morena district, Madhya Pradesh. The shrines in Bateshwar complex are dedicated mostly to Shiva and a few to Vishnu. The temples are made of sandstone and were built around 300 years before Khajuraho temples were built!

Other Important Details

Date :  16 Dec -17 dec

Pick-up Point  : SDA Market , opp IIT Delhi main gate , Ring Road

Trip Time.         : 5.30 am on 16th Dec to  17th Dec 10.00 pm

Mode of travel: We will be travelling in 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 comfortable shoes, take hats/caps, shades and sunscreen AND umbrella!

Fee (per person): Rs. 5500/- (including registration fee) for Members

Rs 5800 for Non Members

Fee includes travel & group transfers and meals

Does not include tickets for camera and equipment if any)

Please carry the amount with you (only cash) :), (please ignore if paid already)You can also pay the registration amount online or  at our club in Shahpur Jat Village.

Registration fee is non refundable and non transferable

Please carry your ID cards along, it helps.

For further clarifications feel free to call Virendra – 08826712162

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Portraits of Lima (Photography Exhibition by Embassy of Peru )

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Embassy of Peru in Collabration with Delhi Photography Club presents The Portraits of Lima (1867 – 1925) A Photography Exhibtion (All the photos are property of Archives of the National Library of Peru)

The Portraits of Lima (1867 – 1925) are a selection of photographs from the archives of Eugéne Courret, a remarkable photographer who was born in France in 1841, and decided to settle in Lima in 1860.

At that time, Lima, the capital of Peru, was one of the busiest cities in the Americas thanks to the bonanza produced by the exploitation of guano (fertilizer). It was a magnet for business travellers, artists, explorers and people from Europe who wanted to be a part of the life of “The Pearl of the Pacific”, a name given to the city, by the German naturalist Alexander Von Humboldt.

Courret, opened in 1863, his own photo studio named “Fotografia Central” in partnership with his brother Aquiles. Through the years, a big part of the Peruvian society was captured by the eyes of the Courret brothers, not only in the age of splendour but also during the dramatic years of the Pacific War (1879-1883). Entire families, babies, nannies, servants, immigrants, nuns, priest, authorities, army or navy officers and also Presidents of the Republic were portrayed by the lenses of Courret, accumulating an impressive collection of 1,57,800 glass negatives.

The photo studio Fotografia Central was awarded several prizes for its pictures and compositions not only in Peruvian contests but also in international competitions in Europe. For example in the year 1900 they were awarded with the Gold medal in the Universal Exposition held in Paris.

In 1887 Eugène Courret due to health issues left Lima and established a branch of this studio in Paris, where he continued to work until his death. Meanwhile his photo studio in Lima was managed by Adolphe Dubruil, an expert photographer and friend of Eugène Courret.

The studio in Lima remained open until 1935, after which it was forced to close due to the world economic crisis and the popularity of the automatic cameras.

This exhibition highlights the multiculturalism and diversity of the Peruvian Society in the early years of the Republic.

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DPC announces fresh Batch for 6-Month Diploma in Photography

Next level photography Workshop

About the Course and who can join

The 6-months photography course is to develop and nurture the basic and advance understanding of photography to the enrolled participants, how a photograph is made rather then just a click.

The course is developed in DPC with the experience of last 7 years in the field of photography, after meeting and talking with lots of professional, amateurs photographers and people from different walks of life and conducting more then 200+ workshops, 400+ photowalks, 65+ Photo Bus Trips, Over 20 Photography exhibitions and many tea talks.

The course will open and broaden ones mind to the world of photography. And to see the world in a different perspective. The course is mainly focused on street photography and studio techniques.

Street photography is very important and plays a vital role to a photographer. Its develops once mind and body to see to see and show LIFE and CULTURE of a place in a deeper meaning. Street photography not only develop the skill to take images on street but it helps in all kind of photography.

The course is developed in DPC with the experience of last 7 years in the field of photography, after meeting and talking with lots of professional, amateurs photographers and people from different walks of life and conducting more then 160 workshops, 100 photowalks, 60+ photo bus trips, 15 photo exhibitions and many tea talks with Senior mentors.

The 6-month course at DPC is seeking participants who wants to take photography as there profession. The minimum qualification for this course is 12+ PASS or equivalent course. Its an full time course.

Classes will be on weekdays 4 classes every week.

MODULE 1

History of photography

Functions of the camera

What is exposure and its use

Difference of film and digital

Composition techniques and its importance

Masters work and how it is important in present photography

MODULE 2

How to understand natural light

Techniques of Black and white photography

Techniques of Color Photography

Understanding street photography

Breaking the ice in street photography

In depth knowledge of street photography

Technique of using flash in indoor and out door

How to understand a good photography and selection of photos

MODULE 3

Introduction to portrait photography

Lighting technique for portrait

Understand the  studio and its layout

Studio lighting

Portrait in studio

Behavior of flash in studio lighting

Process and develop RAW files

In depth understand of editing software

The difference of digital file and print

Printing photograph and its importance

MODULE 4

Business and market of phorograhy

Developing portfolio

FAQ’s

Also, wanted to tell you

  • Workshops are conducted in small batches in order to give individual attention
  • Workshops conducted on weekends
  • Experienced faculty to help you learn the basics and go Next Level

Requirements: Any DSLR camera

Batch size: Max 10

Workshop Fee:  Rs 80,000 Plus Taxes

Venue: Building No 5 D, Second Floor, ShahpurJat Village, New Delhi, India

http://www.delhiphotographyclub.com/register