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Ganges & The Taj: A Photographic Expedition

DURATION
11 days
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£2375.00 per person
LOCATIONS
Varanasi, Lucknow, Agra,
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Stunning locations, Inspiring photography with an expert

DURATION 11 days
FROM £2375.00 per person
STYLESmall Groups
LOCATIONS Varanasi  Lucknow  Agra 

Do you love photography? If so, join us in our new expert led photography expedition to India. With a maximum of 12 guests, receiving an intensive immersion into photography. Not only will you receive expert photographic guidance from an established professional on our photographic holiday, you will also enjoy the delectable local cuisine and become mesmerised in the magic and charm of this inspiring destination.

Learn how to make compelling and memorable magazine-quality photographs – skills you can use to document travel experiences, build a portfolio, or simply capture great images of your family.

This tour is ideal for anyone who is reasonably confident with their camera, this holiday is popular with beginner, intermediate and more advanced photographers alike. With an emphasis of capturing the amazingly varied subject matter your tutor will be with you at all times, offering you advice and creative inspiration while on location so you never miss a shot.

What You will Learn?

Your pictures should reflect your personality, so during this workshop we will show you how to develop an individual style

How to present a ‘story’ with your image

Rules of composition, both basic and more advanced

All about exposure – ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture (for beginners and those requiring a refresher)

How to make the most of your subject and location

Taking better portraits, both candidly and posed

 

BEST FOR:

Those who love to combine travel and photography

ITINERARY DETAILS

DAY 1: Depart UK

Board your flight at Heathrow to Varanasi (via Delhi).

DAY 2: Arrive Varanasi

Early morning arrival in Delhi and transfer to domestic terminal for a short flight to Varanasi (c. 80 mins). At Varanasi airport, you will be met by our representative who will take you to your hotel where you will be met by your tour leader Tommy Reynolds. In the evening, welcome dinner to meet and get to know your fellow travelers. First of four nights in Varanasi. (D)

DAY 3: In Varanasi

An early start to the day with pre-dawn meet at the hotel lobby. As an introduction to Varanasi, we will take a sunrise boat trip on the Ganges river to witness the morning activity at the ghats, the pilgrims performing the morning sun salutations. (B)

DAY 4: In Varanasi

After a walking tour of Varanasi, we visit Sarnath – a treasure trove of archaeological findings and a great location for architectural photography. (B)

DAY 5: In Varanasi

After breakfast, we will visit Chunar, which is approximately 40km from Varanasi. Chunar is the place where religion, history and nature intermingle with each other. The imposing Chunar Fort makes for an ideal location to take some memorable photographs. There are many stone temples with rare figures and inscriptions on the walls which will test your composition skills. (B)

DAY 6: Varanasi to Lucknow

After breakfast we drive (approx. 6 hours) to the state capital of Lucknow. This bustling city, famed for its Nawabi era finesse and amazing food, is a unique mix of the ancient and modern. It is home to extraordinary monuments depicting a fascinating blend of ancient, colonial and oriental architecture. After checking in to your hotel in Lucknow you will be met with your local English guide and we will take an evening walk around the city. (B)

DAY 7: In Lucknow

After breakfast, we will spend the majority of the day exploring this fascinating city, with an opportunity to see monuments such as Imambara, Rumi Darwaza and Kaiserbagh. You cannot visit Lucknow without trying the incredible Kebabs and Biryanis on offer. Evening at leisure. (B)

DAY 8: Lucknow to Agra

Today, we continue our journey to Agra. Arrive Agra and check in at your hotel for a leisurely evening. First of three nights in Agra.

DAY 9: In Agra

An early start this morning to photograph the Taj Mahal as it sparkles in the dawn’s light.  After breakfast we visit a marble inlay workshop to see how the intricate stonework on the Taj Mahal was created. In the evening we cross the Yamuna river to photograph the Taj Mahal from a different vantage point, with an opportunity to capture the Taj’s reflection on the water.

DAY 10: In Agra

Morning visit to Agra fort. Afternoon, free for independent activities. Evening Q&A session with the expert followed by farewell dinner. (B+D)

DAY 11: Depart Delhi

After breakfast we drive to Delhi (approx 3 hours) in time to board your return flight to Heathrow. (B + Inflight meals)

INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS

WHATS INCLUDED

  • International return economy flights from Heathrow
  • Domestic economy flight from Delhi to Varanasi
  • Accommodation on bed and breakfast basis in single room
  • All intercity travel in air-conditioned mini coach
  • Sightseeing with private English speaking guide
  • All entrance fees to places of visit
  • Expert photographic tutor for the duration of the trip
  • All tuition and photographic excursions
  • Welcome & Farewell dinner
  • Camera fees (for one still camera only)

WHATS EXCLUDED

  • Passport & Visa Fees
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Gratuities and tips
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Video camera or audio guides (if available)

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Tour expert

Tommy Reynolds is a professional portrait and travel photographer and director based in South East England. His assignments include work with well known brands such as Universal Music, Sony Music, Ben Sherman not to mention  famous bands and artists such as Pixie Lott, The Vamps & UB40. Tommy’s photography has had him working on both commercial assignments and personal projects around the world including India, Switzerland, China, Sri Lanka, Germany, France, Dubai, Netherlands, Sweden.

DATES AND PRICES

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30 Oct, 2017 09 Nov, 2017 £2375.00 BOOK NOW

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