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Introduction to Studio Lighting 24-25th Sep

august 21 | 9pmthe collective-2

Introduction to studio lighting.

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.

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 2500 ( open to all)
Rs 2000 for DPC members

To register www.delhiphotographyclub.com/register or call 8826712162 for more details

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Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk Pune 2016




Saturday, October 1st, 2016 | 3:45pm – 5:45pm

Where We Will Meet

Parking lot on the Western Gate side of Shaniwar Wada

Where The Walk Will End

Parking Lot on the Eastern Gate side of Shaniwar Wada

About This Walk

This photo walk will take us through the oldest part of Pune City, on the right bank of Mutha river. It will begin from Shaniwar Wada and pass through parts of Budhwar Peth and Kasba Peth. On this walk you will see:

  • Shaniwar Wada (1730-1732)
  • Amruteshwar Mandir (1760)
  • Nana Wada (1803)
  • Kasba Ganpati Mandir
  • Muzumdar Wada (1740-1760)
  • Tambat Ali (copper craft precinct)
  • 17th Century wadas
  • alis, bols, gallis (streets)
  • Vernacular brickwork; stone and timber jallis; wood windows; doors and brackets; cast and wrought iron railings; ganesh patti

All the above apart from giving you nostalgia of a bygone era and visual delight also present excellent photo opportunities. The footpaths will be bustling with people rushing about and street hawkers selling a variety of wares.

Walkers must carry water bottles, wear caps and also carry rain capes/jackets this time of the year. Sidewalks are narrow and streets are busy with traffic. Two hours walk time is sufficient to cover the route of the walk at a leisurely pace with enough time to take pictures. Thus there is no hurry and  walkers must take utmost  care while walking to avoid accidents.

Walkers must avoid using personal vehicles to reach the venue as all of you know the lack of parking facilities particularly in old city area. Please try and use public transport, auto rickshaws or cabs. However if you do use personal transport limited parking facilities are available inside the two gates of Shaniwar Wada, PMC Parking facility is available opposite the main gate of Mahatama Phule Market(Bhaji Mandai) and a car parking is available on the left as you cross the P.M.C. Bhawan Bridge, opposite the Amruteshwar Mandir.

We request you, that in case due to any unforeseen circumstances, you are unable to attend the event, please immediately log in to the walk site and click on the ‘leave walk’ option, so that somebody else who is keen can attend the walk, as we have a strict limitation of 50 persons for the walk.

And finally we request all persons registered for the walk to please check once a week or at least a couple of days before the walk for latest updates. The walk venue being old city area, busy with traffic and people, we have to seek permission from the local police authorities, to hold a walk in this area. We will be approaching the local police authorities shortly and do not envisage any problem. However if for any reason, including the permission not forth coming, we are forced to shift the venue of the walk to a venue where such permission is not required, we shall update this information on the walk site immediately.

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Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk 2016 New Delhi powered by DPC

Scott Kelby Worldwide photowalk 2016 powered by DPC
1-The walk is on Saturday, 01st October and will start from the entrance of Humayun’s Tomb main gate at 4:00 pm, and will end at 6.00 pm.
2-May we request you to be on time to start the walk in time.
3-This HPW will be a combination of interesting and unknown facts about the tomb and Indian history. For this, we will have a trained walk leader with us.
Ways to reach:
5-By car: From the round about intersection of the Lodhi Road and Mathura Road take the the small road which is called the Bharat Scouts and Guide marg and head towards the parking. It is best to park the car at Bharat Scouts n Guige Marg. It being a morning time, it is possible it may take some time before you get the parking. So coming a little early helps.
6-By metro: Jawahar Lal Stadium metro station and a auto rickshaw ride from there.
Kindly note
7-There is no fee or payment of any sorts for the walk or tickets; It is on us :). However, ticket for camera etc., to enter any specific monument will have to be borne by the individual.
8-Any sort of soliciting or promoting any product or service among the photowalkers is a strict NO. These photowalks are to encourage amateurs and beginners to come out and enjoy photography, please help us maintain the spirit.
9-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 to virendra@delhiphotographyclub.com
10-Please bring your water bottles, shades, and wear comfortable shoes.
For any clarifications, call  Virendra 8826712162

About Humayun’s Tomb

Humayun died in 1556, and his widow Hamida Banu Begam, also known as Haji Begam, commenced the construction of his tomb in 1569, fourteen years after his death. It is the first distinct example of proper Mughal style, which was inspired by Persian architecture. It is well known that Humayun picked up the principles of Persian architecture during his exile, and he himself is likely to have planned the tomb, although there is no record to that effect. The tomb was constructed at a cost of 15 lakh rupees (1.5 million).

Mirak Mirza Ghiyath, a Persian, was the architect employed by Haji Begam for this tomb.

The tomb proper stands in the centre of a square garden, divided into four main parterres by causeways (charbagh), in the centre of which ran shallow water-channels. The high rubble built enclosure is entered through two lofty double-storeyed gateways on the west and south. A baradari (pavilion) occupies the centre of the eastern wall and a hammam (bath chamber) in the centre of northern wall.

The square red sandstone double-storeyed structure of the mausoleum with chamfered corners rises from a 7-m. high square terrace, raised over a series of cells, which are accessible through, arches on each side. The grave proper in the centre of this cell-complex is reached by a passage on the south. The octagonal central chamber contains the cenotaph, and the diagonal sides lead to corner-chambers which house the graves of other members of the royal family. Externally each side of the tomb, its elevations decorated by marble borders and panels, is dominated by three arched alcoves, the central one being the highest. Over the roof pillared kiosks are disposed around the high emphatic double dome in the centre. The central octagonal chamber contains the cenotaph, encompassed by octagonal chambers at the diagonals and arched lobbies on the sides. Their openings are closed with perforated screens. Each side is dominated by three arches, the central one being the highest. This plan is repeated on the second storey too. The roof surmounted by a double dome (42.5m) of marble has pillared kiosks (chhatris) placed around it.

The mausoleum is a synthesis of Persian architecture and Indian traditions-the former exemplified by the arched alcoves, corridors and the high double dome, and the latter by the kiosks, which give it a pyramidal outline from distance. Although Sikandar Lodi’s tomb was the first garden-tomb to be built in India, it is Humayun’s tomb which set up a new vogue, the crowning achievement of which is the Taj at Agra. There is also a somewhat common human impetus behind these two edifices-one erected by a devoted wife for her husband and the other by an equally or more devoted husband for his wife.

Several rulers of the Mughal dynasty lie buried here. Bahadur Shah Zafar had taken refuge in this tomb with three princes during the first war of Independence (AD 1857).

On the southwestern side of the tomb is located barber’s tomb (Nai-ka-Gumbad) which stands on a raised platform, reached by seven steps from the south. The building is square on plan and consists of a single compartment covered with a double-dome.

Open from sunrise to sunset

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DPC announces next photo trip to Lucknow 17 & 18 Sep


DPC is going to Lucknow to explore the food and heritage

We are happy to announce our next DPC Photo Trip

Lucknow, for a 2 day- 3 nights trip. We are going by train(3 tier).

Keeping in mind our love for foodand photography, this trip will be a mix of Mughalai and Awadhi cuisine and Mughal architecture

About Lucknow

Avadh is claimed to be among the most ancient of Hindu states. According to popular legend, Ramchandra of Ayodhya, the hero of the Ramayana, gifted the territory of Lucknow to his devoted brother Lakshman after he had conquered Sri Lanka and completed his term of exile in the jungle. Therefore, people say that the original name of Lucknow was Lakshmanpur, popularly known as Lakhanpur or Lachmanpur.

The city of Ayodhya itself, forty miles away from Lakshmanpur, was reported to be full of great riches: “Its streets, well arranged, were refreshed with ceaseless streams of water ~ its walls, variously ornamented, resembled the checkered surface of a chess-board. It was filled with merchants, dramatists, elephants, horses and chariots. The cloud of fragrant incense darkened the sun at noonday: but the glowing radiance of the resplendent diamonds and jewels that adorned the persons of the ladies relieved the gloom!..” (Ramayana).

The ancient metropolis of Ayodhya was situated on the banks of the Ghagra, a river as wide as the Ganges at Chunar and its extensive ruins can still be seen. There is no record of when and how Ayodhya came to be deserted or allowed to decay :  the legend is that Rama ascended to heaven, carrying with him all the population of the place. So large had the city been that Lakshmanpur was described as its suburb!

We are going by train.

Travel Details

16th Sep (Friday)

Start from Delhi in a train at 11.00 pm on Friday.

Overnight journey

17th Sep (Sat)

Reach Lucknow at 8.30 am

Photographing Lucknow

Visiting Imambara & la Martenier

18th Sep (Sunday)

Photographing Local and Old city of Nababs

New Lucknow

Start from Lucknow at 11 pm

19th Sep (Monday)

Reach delhi at 8.00 am


For non-members:5800

For members: 5400

Fee includes, boarding, lodging, group transfers.

Registration Amount is non-transferable and non refundable if the participant cancels trip.

To register www.delhiphotographyclub.com/register


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DPC announces Brand new Photowalk Beyond Chandni Chowk in Black and White 10-11 Sep


How about a little more than just one location this time, why not walk an extra mile? Let’s go “Beyond Chandni Chowk”  Let’s explore, SEE it through our viewfinders and try to bring out the true character of this landmark of our capital city – our very own Chandni Chowk.


Starting the Photo walk with you fellow enthusiasts at the Town Hall, we’ll be crossing Fatehpuri Masjid, the delectable Spice Market, the fragrant Flower Market and end the walk with Mirza Ghalib in Haveli.
Truly going beyond Chandni Chowk this time!
The photo walk will be concluded with a delicious breakfast at the popular Paranthe Wali Gali! Trust us, no one can eat just one. 
Closest 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 :)
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DPC Pune Heritage Photowalk Parvati Hills 21st Aug


DPC Presents it’s next photowalk at Pune for photography enthusiasts .

So Pune Gear up and lets rock with our cameras.

The walk will be at Parvati Hill, Parvati Paytha, Pune .
Date : 21st August 2016 , Time 8.00 am to 10.00 am

Parvati Hill is a hillock in Pune, India. The hillock rises to 2,100 feet (640 m) above sea level (It includes Punes MSL which is 560m from sea level, so effecitvely it’s 80m(263 feet) from ground base). Atop the hillock is the Parvati Temple, one of the most scenic locations in Pune. The temple is the oldest heritage structure in Pune and was built during the rule of the Peshwa dynasty. For visitors, Parvati hill is also an observation point that offers a panoramic view of Pune. It is the second highest point in Pune (after Vetal Hill). The hill has 103 steps leading to the top of the hill where the temple is situated.

We will finish our walk with a small photo discussion .

Register and Book your place @ www.delhiphotographyclub.com/register

Once you register for this walk we will send you confirmation mail 2 days prior to the event.

Please Note:
1. Kindly carry waterbottles and rain coats and caps in case of rain.
2. 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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World Photo Day : Bang bang Club movie screening at DPC 19th August


DPC celebrates World Photo Day with full of zeal and enthuisam keeping the spirit alive we are screen this beautiful movie at DPC.

You are invited.

The Bang Bang Club

The Bang Bang Club was a group of photographers and photojournalists active within the townships of South Africa between 1990 and 1994, during the transition from the apartheid system to government based on universal suffrage. This period saw much black on black factional violence, particularly fighting between ANC and IFP supporters, after the lifting of the bans on both political parties.
Kevin Carter, Greg Marinovich, Ken Oosterbroek, and João Silva were the four associated with the name, although a number of photographers and photojournalists worked alongside them (such as James Nachtwey and Gary Bernard). A movie about the group, directed by Steven Silver and starring Taylor Kitsch, Ryan Phillippe and Malin Åkerman, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2010.

The name “The Bang Bang Club” was born out of an article published in the South African magazine Living. Originally named The Bang Bang Paparazzi, it was changed to “Club” because the members felt the word paparazzi misrepresented their work. The name comes from the culture itself; township residents spoke to the photographers about the “bang-bang” in reference to violence occurring within their communities, but more literally, “bang-bang” refers to the sound of gunfire and is a colloquialism used by conflict photographers.
On 18 April 1994, during a firefight between the National Peacekeeping Force and African National Congress supporters in the Thokoza township, friendly fire killed Oosterbroek and seriously injured Marinovich. An inquest into Oosterbroek’s death began in 1995. The magistrate ruled that no party should be blamed for the death. In 1999, peacekeeper Brian Mkhize told Marinovich and Silva that he believed that the bullet that killed Oosterbroek had come from the National Peacekeeping Force.
In July 1994, Carter committed suicide.
On 23 October 2010, Silva stepped on a landmine while on patrol with US soldiers in Kandahar, Afghanistan and lost both legs below the knee.