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India Insights - Young Photographer
Photography - Expert tuition from Andrew Newey, photo challenges & feedback.
Transport - Minibus, train, 4WD, auto-rickshaw.
Accommodation - Hotel (6nts).
Meals - 6 breakfast
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Take an overnight flight to Delhi. On arrival transfer to your first night’s accommodation and check in. Delhi is a city of contrasts. The present metropolis is the eighth city to have been founded on this site; its predecessors have been largely razed to the ground. After a chance to freshen up and have some lunch you will make a short orientation walk around the local area.
Apartment 52 Hotel (AAA) - 2 nights
(Other hotels of a similar standard may be used in Delhi according to availability)
This morning you head into New Delhi. Its wide boulevards and imposing buildings conjure up images of the British Empire at its peak. You visit the main sights - Parliament House, President House and India Gate before returning to your hotel.
Later you will explore Old Delhi, a bustling and vibrant network of narrow streets and alleys teeming with people. Mosques and temples are squeezed into unlikely places between shops and market stalls. You’ll visit the Jami Masjid, Delhi’s largest mosque. Not only is it a place of religious worship, but also a lively meeting place for the city’s Muslims and a fascinating insight into Delhi’s way of life. You travel by rickshaw (own expense) and ply your way through the crowds and down to the impressive Red Fort. (B)
Introduction to India Insights photogaphy trip & travel photography basics. An overview of the photographic opportunities you will encounter on the tour. Establish what you would like to achieve during the holiday. Test cameras and ensure everyone is familiar with the controls.
Explore the photographic opportunities in the city. Learn about observation, subject matter, composition and exposure. Your aim today is to get to grips with your camera, start taking some pictures and learn what make a good picture!
Evening - Get together and review the day’s images; likes & dislikes, charge batteries, back up images.
Agra & The Taj Mahal
This morning, it’s a very early start for your train journey to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal! Alternating with Delhi as the capital of the Moghul Empire, the cities past is inextricably linked with the most famous of India’s rulers. Today it is best known as the home of the Taj Mahal but also boasts a fort, a Friday Mosque and the royal tombs on the opposite bank of the river. Explore the Taj Mahal, the masterpiece which shelters the tombs of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal. Many people believe it to be the most perfectly proportioned building ever constructed; at first glance it appears to be simply white marble, but closer inspection reveals that the surface is inlaid with a profusion of semi-precious stones which form stylised flowers and bowers. Words fail to do it justice; only by visiting it can you appreciate its exquisite beauty. Further along the banks of the river Yamuna, you visit Agra Fort. It was from here that the Moghul Empire was ruled and you spend some time exploring the nooks and crannies within. The afternoon is left free for you to wander at leisure, or relax. You may wish to visit the Wildlife SOS bear rescue centre.
Mansingh Palace Hotel (AAA) - 1 night - Swimming Pool - may be closed in winter (B)
Explore the photographic opportunities in and around the Taj Mahal & Agra Fort.
Photo challenge 1 - Photograph the Taj Mahal at sunset (for those who would like to) with plenty of one-to-one support and guidance. Learn about aperture, shutter speeds, ISO, focal lengths, composition, light and more.
Evening - Get together and review the day’s images, charge batteries, back up images. Advice will be given to help you improve so you can practise throughout the week.
Fatehpur Sikri & Jaipur
Today you head to Fatehpur Sikri, some 38km (about two hours) away. You pass the remains of the Kos Minars - wayside markers which survive only as crumbled towers, pointing the way to this city built of rich red sandstone. Akbar the Great built Fatehpur Sikri, (the ‘City of Victory’), outside Agra as a tribute to a sage who foretold the birth of three sons. The court moved to this new capital, only to abandon it after 15 short years because the water supply deteriorated. Today its rose-coloured walls provide the visitor with an unforgettable impression of the majesty of a 16th century royal court. Later you travel by mini bus to Bharatpur and take a cycle rickshaw around the bird sanctuary. Then settle in for a drive (approx 3.5 hours) to Jaipur, the "Pink City". A maharajah painted the city pink to welcome Prince Albert on his royal visit.
Mahal Khandela (AAA) - 2 nights - Swimming Pool – may be closed in winter (B)
Explore the photographic opportunities in and around the 16th century, rose coloured royal court of Fatehpur Sikri.
Photo challenge 2 - Learn more about aperture, focal lengths, composition, depth of field, light and more with plenty of one-to-one support and guidance.
Evening - Get together and review the day’s images, charge batteries, back up images. Advice for photographing on the move in preparation for tomorrow’s game drives.
Jaipur, like Delhi, has both old and new parts. Today you will visit the City Palace which was once the home of the Maharaja. Spot the quarter size flag above that of the Maharaja to honour the child prodigy Jai Singh II. You’ll also see the famous Palace of the Winds; here royal maidens once watched the streets below through the fabulous jali (lattice screens) which hid them from prying male eyes. Today snake charmers and fortune-tellers ply their trade below the same hideaway. Free time in the afternoon to explore further. Kids will be goggle-eyed as the streets are busy with camels, bullock-carts and naughty monkeys that make their home in the old city walls. (B)
Explore the photographic opportunities in Jaipur
Photo challenge 3 - Learn more about aperture, focal lengths, composition, depth of field, light and more with plenty of one-to-one support and guidance. Advice on how to anticipate the subjects movement before taking the picture and advanced shooting camera modes.
Evening - Get together and review the day’s images, charge batteries, back up images.
Jaipur to Delhi
Today you will take a sightseeing tour of Amber Fort set on the hilltop and see the elephants in their brightly coloured decorations.
Then you continue by bus to return Delhi (approx 5 hours). Check in to your hotel and if you wish go for a farewell dinner tonight with your group.
Apartment 52 (AAA) - 1 night (B)
Explore the photographic opportunities of and around the Amber Fort
Photo challenge 4 - Your chance to have fun with all the different photographic techniques you've learnt so far, including close up and detail shots, shape, space, colour, patterns and textures. Professional tips on copyright and online presentation of images.
Evening - Final get together to review the images you have taken over the course of the week and discuss which images you like, dislike and the reasons for both.
Your tour ends today in Delhi. Those travelling on our group flights transfer to the airport and fly home. (B)
Price include flights, transfers, all accomodation and entry fees, and a selection of meals.
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