DPC PhotoBus Trip to Jaisalmer -Sam-Bikaner 15th Dec 2021

DPC one more most amazing trip to Jaisalmer-Sam-Bikaner 

About Jaisalmer-Sam-Bikaner

Jaisalmer holds a major place in the tourism landscape of Rajasthan. Located in the northwestern part of the Indian State, it is popularly called as the golden city because of its bounteous golden sand dunes and castles built with golden honey sandstones.

The city is adorned with a number of lagoons, ornamental Jain places of worship, and lavish havelis. This is however one side of the coin. Jaisalmer is also known for its offbeat desert safari experience. The city offers pleasant stays in the middle of the vast spread Thar desert and loads of adventure activities to give you a completely unforgettable experience. The city is also packed with colorful handicraft marketplaces that will take you back in the timeline to offer you an experience of Indian culture and heritage.

Jaisalmer is home to some of the most sought after attractions of the nation like the majestic Jaisalmer Fort, full of live desert national park, ancient Kuldhara Village, beautifully designed Jain temples, surreal Gadisar Lake, rustic Sam Sand Dunes, artistic Tazia Tower and Badal Palace, intricately designed Patwon ki Haveli, glorious bada bagh, and many more significant places of tourist attractions.

In the course of your visit to the city of Jaisalmer, you can indulge in a number of desert experiences which are not only adventurous but also filled with fun. Heading out on a safari tour on a jeep or camel and traversing your way through the sands is certainly a great experience. The desert camps have also got loads of other fun for you. You will be spending amazing evening hours at the campsite witnessing the traditional performances of music and dance. The campsites are also known to offer the best ever authentic Rajasthani dishes to delight your taste buds.

The details for the trip are as follows:

DPC Photobus Trip to Jaiselmer – sam – Bikaner

Day 1: Explore Jaiselmer Local
After travelling overnight and Check In at Hotel we will get ready for exploring the real heritage of india
We will be visiting – Jaiselmer fort, Patwon ki Haweli, Gadisar Lake
Nathmal ki Haweli, Sunset at Gadhisar Lake and Sunrise from Jaiselmer Fort
Overnight Stay In Jaiselmer ( Heritage Hotel)

Day 2 : Visiting Sam Sand Dunes
After exploring the heritage Spots, we will be going to the heart of the desert by camel ride to sunset point .
will be spending time watching the heart taking mesmerizing sunset and will get to Camp where we will have bonfire and Dinner.
Overnight stay in Sam at Camp
Day 3 : Sam- Jaisalmer – Bikaner
After freshening up we will checkout Camp and will be leaving for Kuldhara
After a long drive/Ride we will be reaching Bikaner and will Check In hotel,
Day 4 : Local Bikaner
Morning After breakfast we will be visiting Junagarh Fort and Local Market.
Evening 3 Pm Leaving Bikaner and Reaching Delhi by 11pm.

Other Important Details:
1. Stay: will be on a sharing basis at a comfortable guest house or Heritage haveli. You Can opt for individual rooms at extra cost .
2. Mode of travel: We will be travelling in an AC TEMPO traveller together.
3. Gear: Jaisalmer 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’s own will, can visit accordingly on their own.
Fee: Rs. 17500 per person, DPC members: Rs. 16500 per person.
The cost includes stay, travel and food. Does not include tickets for camera and equipment if any.

We Are Featured in – The New Indian Express

Framed perspective

This city exhibition displays an assortment of engaging images by global shutterbugs

LINK : https://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/delhi/2021/nov/30/framedperspective-2389873.html

Express News Service

Be it a landscape, a street full of people or animals, photographers have the ability to portray these scenes in unique and creative ways. Avanish Dureha from Greater Noida, a former commander in the Indian Navy who has taken up photography as a hobby, shared, “If you ask 10 people with cameras to capture the same place, you will get 10 starkly different photographs.” 

One of his images titled ‘Baby’s Day Out’ is on display at the Gurushots New Delhi Exhibition at the Open Palm Court at India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road. The photographs at this exhibition, which began on November 26, will be displayed for viewing till 7pm today. A first for Gurushots—an international community of photographers—in India, this exhibition is in collaboration with the Delhi Photography Club. Divided into two themes ‘Powerful Lighting’ and ‘Our Amazing Planet’, 74 global artists are exhibiting their works here.

Capturing the world around

Of the 20,000 photographs submitted for the Gurushots photography challenge, only 74 were selected. When we visited the gallery on Monday afternoon, we saw innovative shots of landscapes, wildlife photographs, street portraits, and collection of varied moments captured by the artists. The exhibition also has a compilation of the 20,000 submissions displayed on an LED screen.

Featuring submissions from countries such as Patagonia, Denmark, United States, as well as India, the photographs on display are also on view virtually on Gurushots’ Meta (earlier Facebook) page. “Post COVID-19, since a lot of work has been shifted to a virtual platform, working with Gurushots has been extremely interesting. We were worried about the people who would visit the exhibition, but now we provide a virtual walk-through of the exhibition twice a day for anyone who is unable to visit,” said Virendra Shekhawat, founder of Delhi Photography Club. 

Speaking of his photograph, which is a part of the ‘Our Amazing Planet’ theme and taken in Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve, Dureha shared, “Elephants are protective, so to get a picture of a baby elephant with its mother, away from the herd walking into the sunset, was something that needed to be captured. Wildlife photography is a challenge; these moments, where the animals are in their natural habitat with their guard down, therefore make it special.”

Members Heritage Photowalk Chandni Chowk

17th Oct 2021 (Sunday) FROM 08:00 AM-10:00 AM


DPC Members Heritage Photowalk Chandni Chowk

DPC Announces the fresh set of Heritage Photowalks post the Covid Era . And we are keeping our tradition with Chandni Chowk.During the walk we are going to explore the Narrow Lanes of Chandni Chowk plus the newly renovated spaces of the main road .
Please note:
1-Please confirm with a return mail from your side confirming your participation will help us plan better. You receiving this mail may have meant that we may have not been able to accommodate someone else. Therefore, we request you to send us a line of confirmation back for us to know that you are certainly coming 

2-The walk is on Sunday, 17th Oct 2021 and will start from the Meena Bazar Parking and we will go till the Town Hall. Time : 8.00 am to 10.00 am .
3-May we request you to be on time to start the walk in time?Ways to reach:

4-By car: It is best to park the car at the Meena Bazaar parking or Jama Masjid parking. It being evening time, it will take some time before you get the parking. So coming a little early helps.

6-By metro: Jama Masjid or Chawdi bazaar or Chandni Chowk metro station and a rickshaw ride from there.
Kindly note

7-There is no fee or payment of any sorts for the walk 

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 photo walkers 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, Blue Tic Verified Page ) when you search on Facebook.

b-send us photos clicked in the walk so that we may upload them in the club’s album. Post walk please send 10-15 photos zipped and compressed to virendra@delhiphotographyclub.com.
10-Please bring your water bottles, goggles, and wear comfortable shoes. Wear conservative cloths and No shorts allowed inside the mosque.For any clarifications, call Virendra (9560810011)

For further clarifications feel free to call Virendra – 08826712162

Entries for Andre Stenin Contest is open Now

Submission of Entries Opens for Andrei Stenin Contest 2021

The seventh Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest kicks off in Moscow. As per tradition, the submission of young photographers’ entries opens on the birthday of Rossiya Segodnya’s special photo correspondent after whom the contest was named.

Professional photographers aged 18-33 can apply through stenincontest.ru (http://stenincontest.ru) in Russian, English (https://stenincontest.com) and Chinese (https://cn.stenincontest.com). Photo series and single photos can be submitted in four categories Top News, Sport, My Planet, and Portrait: A Hero of Our Time. One single entry and one photo series can be submitted in each of the four categories. Submissions will be accepted until February 28, 2021.

In 2021, the prize fund will be 125,000, 100,000 and 75,000 rubles for the first, second and third places in each category. The winner of the highest Stenin contest award – the Grand Prix – will receive 700,000 rubles.

Of no less importance is the fact that young photojournalists will have the opportunity to show their works at Russian and international venues – a touring exhibition of the winning entries has become an integral part of the project and has been shown in dozens of cities in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East.

Since 2018, the New York headquarters of the main international organization for strengthening peace and security in all countries, the United Nations (UN) has been one of the exhibit venues for Stenin contest winners. Since 2019, the contest’s exhibitions are also held at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.

Oksana Oleinik, the curator of the photo contest and the head of the Visual Projects Service at Rossiya Segodnya, commented the launch of the 2021 contest: “Launching another year of our contest is always like a shot of adrenalin for us. It means joyful anticipation of new works, new names, and new discoveries. This year, the start of the contest in such difficult conditions all over the world – during the COVID-19 pandemic – is also symbolic. New realities can change habits, dictate new conditions of work, but they cannot change basic values such as professionalism, the desire to create and share your ideas and vision of the world with a potential audience. Our contest is proceeding as planned. We believe it’s the same for our participants. We hope and wait for them to send new works, perspectives, and new topics. And, of course, we wish them good luck and victory!”

The 2020 Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest was supported by major Russian and international media, news agencies and the photo community. Shanghai United Media Group (SUMG), the China Daily web portal, the Al Mayadeen Arab media network, and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), one of the largest humanitarian organizations in the world, were partners of several categories.

About the contest

The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest, organized by Rossiya Segodnya under the patronage of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO, aims to support young photographers and draw public attention to the challenges of photojournalism today. It is a platform for young photographers – talented and sensitive individuals open to all things new – to highlight people and events near us.

2020 Stenin contest partners

General media partners:  Vesti.Ru news website and the nationwide state  Rossiya K TV Channel (Russia Culture). International media partners: Sputnik news agency and radio, Askanews news agency,  Independent Media multi-platform company, Notimex news agency, ANA news agency, RT TV channel and website, Shanghai United Media Group (SUMG)China Daily website, The Paper website, Al Mayadeen media network, Prensa Latina news agency, News1 news agency, DBW website and Brasil 247 website. Industry media partners: National Geographic Russia magazine,  Russian Photo website, Photo-study.ru website, Photo AcademyYOung JOurnalists website, Fotoargenta magazine, Delhi Photography Club, Enfoque Visual magazine and LF Magazine, the All About Photo website. International exhibition partner: PhotOn Festival.

Photographer robbed at Dhanuri Wetlands . Shocking News

News Alert : Dhanuri wetland

This is not the first of its kind of incidence that has taken place in the area. Previously also it happened but still photography enthusiasts and wildlifers continue to visit.You might be feeling why we are posting this piece of information on DPC . The reason is to make you aware that it is very important to go in a group . You could choose to be part of a big group or a small group . Male group or a female group but please try to go in a group. And if you are going with a group of like minded people and people who know the place then safety is assured.Many people who started their photography in Delhi NCR with Photowalks with Delhi Photography Club (DPC ) now the importance of being in the company of like minded people and peer learning .


I am 100% sure that the gentleman who was robbed was neither a newcomer nor first timer to the place. As in the video you can see the attire. The only thing that was missing was the group . Many times we get carried away that we want to visit a place alone as when you go with a group there are chances of disturbing the birds. I would also agree but it is extremely important to be safe. And above all we should not forget that we carry expensive camera’s and lenses. Aa everyone these days everyone knows the monetary value of these products ie cameras and lenses. I am thankful to the god that despite having a revolver these robbers have not done any harm to the people. And please do remember the place is in Uttar Praresh (UP).


This morning while I was browsing through WhatsApp , I happened to see this disturbing Video shared in the DPC whatsapp group about Dhanuri Wetlands where a photographer has been robbed off. Yes he was carrying a Nikon D4S camera ( high end camera in Nikon) along with Zoom lens 200-500 mm. The incident that happened at (https://youtu.be/qxUY44gzha8 Link of the video) Dhanuri wetlands is shocking as DPC is also visiting this site as the site is very famous for Saras Cranes . Currently these Saras Cranes are hatching eggs and adding new members to the family which is obviously a photo moment rather a photo treasure for the photography enthusiasts .Dahnuri wetland is situated some 18 kms from greater noida and lies in the close proximity to Bhatta Parsol Village. The wetlands are very popular amongst enthusiasts in the last 3-4 years as this is the dwelling place for largest Saras cranes in Asia. This wetland has over 42 pairs of cranes and houses other varieties of birds in the area.


So my last request to all the hobbyists, Amateurs , Beginners, Enthusiasts and Professionals . It is extremely important to be safe . Try having a group and if you don’t have one, Please wait for a Photowalk or Photo trip being organised by someone experienced.Stay safe . Keep Clicking .


Photo Courtesy : Avanish Dureha