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DPC announces photobus to Puskar this november

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♫ Padhaaro mhaare desh ♫

Every November, the sleepy little township of Pushkar in Rajasthan, India comes alive with a riot of colors and a frenzied burst of activity. It’s the world’s largest Camel Fair! The Pushkar Mela. A truly unforgettable experience to capture the vibrancy of the entire state of Rajasthan in one place!
Be there to experience it!

The ‘Pilgrim City’ and one of the oldest Indian Cities, Pushkar is a picturesque town in Rajasthan. The prime attraction is the Holy Pushkar Lake, considered sacred by the Hindus.

About Puskar

Pushkar is one of the most ancient cities of India. Located in Rajasthan’s Ajmer district in midst of Aravali range, Pushkar is often called tirtha-raj, which literally means the king of pilgrim sites. It is also among the five pilgrim sites or dhams for people following Hinduism. There are several temples in Pushkar and the most famous temple is the Brahma temple, which is one of the few temples dedicated to Brahma in the world. Pushkar is also famous for the Pushkar Lake, which has 52 ghats. Pilgrims from across the country visit the lake to take a dip in its holy water. The sacred Pushkar Lake resounds with the chants and hymns from the 400 blue colored temples located on its banks. Pushkar is also called ‘the rose garden of Rajasthan’, because of the flower farming in and around the city. These flowers are exported across the world. Surrounded by hills, Pushkar is a popular destination among the devotees and tourists alike. In the recent years, Pushkar has become one of the most famous tourist destinations among Indian as well as international tourists. The annual Pushkar Camel Fair, which is held in November, is a major crowd puller. The spirituality and tranquility will make you fall in love with Pushkar instantly. The beautiful architectural heritage and its interesting history make Pushkar a must-visit place in India.

We look forward to have you along! So Book your seats, pack the camera gear and drown yourself in most memorable experiences.


Schedule:
Leaving Delhi: 10th November – Thursday Night 10 pm

Reach Pushkar 11th November by Morning, Check in at Hotel, Have Breakfast and rush to the Fair Site
Post Lunch : Rush to Pushkar Fair and mela ground for events and evening with mesmerizing sunset.
12th November (Saturday) Morning: capture the Sunrise, visit the fair and also doing the local markets of Puskar.

13th November (Sunday) Visiting the famous Brahma Temple known as the Jagatpita Brahma Mandir . Late evening head back to Delhi.

Total Seats: 12
Travel by: Tempo Traveller
Stay: On twin sharing basis.

Total Trip Cost: Rs. 7,700/- (including the registration fee of Rs. 3,000)
and Rs. 7,200 for Members/Volunteers. [The cost includes stay, travel and food.]

Gear: You can carry tripods and wide angle lenses for cameras. Any camera is good for this trip as long as it is digital. 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.

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DPC Heritage Photowalk potters village

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DPC Heritage Photowalk to Potters Village
The potters of this village rely solely on their craft for their livelihood. You can appreciate the sharp contrast between the urban and rural parts of Delhi. Observe the daily activities and rituals of the locals. Our guide will also help you to strike a conversation with the potter community. Try your hand at the potter’s wheel. Kids playing some traditional Indian games in narrow streets make for a good camera-shot. And don’t forget to take back some memories, they have a small souvenir shop as well.

Cultural interaction with the potters
Observing different types of pottery processes
Traditional Indian pottery
Ofcourse you can buy
How to Reach
Nearest metro station is Uttam Nagar

Note:

We accept 60 people for the walk (to better manage the logisitcs and have a small group for the walk leader). 2 days prior to the walk you will get a admin mail containing all the details of the walk.

To register www.delhiphotographyclub.com/regsiter

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DPC announces call for entries for season 6

Finally the wait is over. DPC invites entries from all the photography enthusiast for its annual exhibition Nicefoto season 6 : an international celebration of Amateur Photography .

Its Free , No charges for anyone. Submit unto 10 photos , Images needs to be less then 1.5 mb per image. Share with your friends

Nicefoto season 6 will be bigger and better . Create your gallery now @www.nicefoto.in Last date of entries 05th Oct 2016 .

Exhibition date : 21st Oct onwards at India Habitat Center , N Delhi

If case of any query write to virendra@delhiphotographyclub.com

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DPC annonces photo trip to Puskar Mela (Cattle Fair)

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♫ Padhaaro mhaare desh ♫

Every November, the sleepy little township of Pushkar in Rajasthan, India comes alive with a riot of colors and a frenzied burst of activity. It’s the world’s largest Camel Fair! The Pushkar Mela. A truly unforgettable experience to capture the vibrancy of the entire state of Rajasthan in one place!
Be there to experience it!

The ‘Pilgrim City’ and one of the oldest Indian Cities, Pushkar is a picturesque town in Rajasthan. The prime attraction is the Holy Pushkar Lake, considered sacred by the Hindus.

We look forward to have you along! So Book your seats, pack the camera gear and drown yourself in most memorable experiences.

Schedule:
Leaving Delhi: 10th November – Thursday Night 10 pm

Reach Pushkar 11th November by Morning, Check in at Hotel, Have Breakfast and rush to the Fair Site
Post Lunch : Rush to Pushkar Fair and mela ground for events and  evening with mesmerizing sunset.
12th November (Saturday) Morning: capture the Sunrise, visit the fair and also doing the local markets of Puskar.

13th November (Sunday) Visiting the famous Brahma Temple known as the Jagatpita Brahma Mandir . Late evening head back to Delhi.

Total Seats: 12
Travel by: Tempo Traveller
Stay: On twin sharing basis.

Total Trip Cost: Rs. 7,700/- (including the registration fee of Rs. 3,000)
and Rs. 7,200 for Members/Volunteers. [The cost includes stay, travel and food.]

Gear: You can carry tripods and wide angle lenses for cameras. Any camera is good for this trip as long as it is digital. 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.

 

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DPC announces brand new course on Composition : art of framing

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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
Date : 22 & 23, 30 & 31st Oct and 5& 6 Nov
Time : 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

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DPC Announces photo trip to Ahmedabad Navratri ( Garba Raas)

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DPC is  happy to announce that we are arranging the next DPC Photo Bus trip to Ahmedabad, to capture the essence of Navratri and Dandya.

This trip is for 3 days- 4 nights. We are going by train (3 tier)
We will be visiting Gujrat Heritage- Sarkhez Roza, Teen Darwaza, Sabarmati River front and many more interesting sites. In the evenings will enjoy Garba Raas

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Other Important Details
We leave on 6th Oct, Thursday and be back on 10th Oct, Monday.
Stay: will be on twin sharing sharing basis in a home stay environment .
Mode of travel: Train
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! And ofcouse a traditional outfit for the dandiya raas
Cost of entry to Garba venue is not included , to be paid separately
Dates: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th October

Trip Fee: Rs. 10500/-
Prem. Mem Fee : Rs. 9400/- (this includes registration fee of Rs 3000 )

Please carry the balance or complete amount in cash as we have to pay cash.
Fee includes travel & group transfers, stay and meals
Feel free to call us for further clarifications @ 8826712162

The signification of Garba

Navratri, meaning ‘nine nights’, is one of the most popular and widely celebrated Hindu festivals in many parts of India. Gujarat, however, is the only state that erupts into a nine-night dance festival, perhaps the longest in the world. Each night, all over the state, villages and cities alike, people gather in open spaces to celebrate feminine divinity, referred to as Shakti.

The dance form known as ras garba (also joined sometimes by dandiya, which uses small wooden sticks), comes from Lord Krishna’s worship rather than Goddess worship, from the Gop culture of Saurashtra and Kutch. Stories of relationships between Krishna and the Gopis, and their emotions, also often make their way into the ras garba music.

Nevertheless, the focal point of every garba circle is the small Goddess shrine erected by each community to mark the beginning of the festival, on the first day of the Hindu month of Ashwin. The shrine includes a garbo, an earthenware pot, in which a betel nut, coconut, and silver coin are placed.

Each night the village or urban neighborhood gathers to perform a puja to one of the nine forms of Goddess. The nine nights are also broken up into sections of three; the first is for Durga, the goddess who destroyed an evil force represented by the demon Mahishasura, and who destroys human impurities; the second is for Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity; the third is for Saraswati, the goddess of wisdom and art. It is a time to celebrate fertility and the monsoon harvest, represented by a mound of fresh soil in which grains are sown.

After the puja begins the music; it is unmistakable to those who are familiar with the style and irresistible to many. People begin to dance in a circle, whirling away till late into the night. It is not uncommon to find dancers with swords or lit flames and other spectacles.

The traditional dance steps are simple, though over the years people have been inventing more complex steps. Similarly, the music was traditionally acoustic, principally composed of drums and singing, but most people now use amplified sound systems or a blend in the form of a live band with modern instruments.