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29 Jul,22

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31 Jul,22

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Location

Sindhudurg

Duration

3D/2N

20,000 25,001

20,000₹ 25,001

Overview

2 nights 3 days of Macro Photography Masterclass Expedition at Amboli, one of the hotspots of the Western Ghats for the amazing herpetofauna that is found around this place during monsoons.

DCP Experts

Meals

Stay

Transport

About The Tour

Aptly called Maharashtra’s Cherapunji – a Biodiversity Hotspot, Amboli – is situated deep within the dense foliage of the Sahyadris range in the southern most portion of Maharashtra and exhibits the highest rainfall to the tune of 7446 mm. An amazingly calm and serene atmosphere of this place has still not seen the ugly face of commercialization. With the exotic lesser fauna, eye catching waterfalls, greenery spread upto the horizon, play of wind with clouds and densely packed fog in the woods with a surrounding silent and calm atmosphere and mouth watering Konkani food – one is bound to feel out of the world during his stay in Amboli. DCP is organizing a two night three days Herpetofauna Photography workshop at Amboli.

Quick Information

Route:

Sawantwadi-Amboli-Sawantwadi

Start Point:

Sawantwadi

Duration:

2 Nights 3 Days

End Point:

Sawantwadi

Inclusions

  • Macro photography exppedition in the core of Western Ghats
  • DCP Masterclass mentor for on field handholding
  • Pick up and drop from Sawantwadi - Amboli - Sawantwadi
  • Accommodation at for 2 nights and 3 days
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the stay.
  • Biodiversity expert for all days
  • All Taxes and service charges.
  • All entry tickets

Experts

How To Reach

Reach Goa airport. Take cab to Sawantwadi. Contact our team for complimentary pick and drop service included in your package.

Reach Sawantwadi railway station.Contact our team for complimentary pick and drop service included in your package.

Contact our team for complimentary pick and drop service included in your package.

Getting Ready

Things to carry:

  • Macro lenses – kit lens will help if you dont have one
  • Carry fully charged batteries for your camera / flash.
  • Carry battery charger. Carry extra pack of camera batteries
  • Carry backup memory cards / HDD storage drives, Laptop
  • Torch - (If you have a head torch it would be useful)
  • Batteries (For your torch and other equipment’s)
  • Proper trekking shoes, Cap / hat, Slippers
  • Raingears to protect you and your equipment
  • Dull coloured clothes (Camouflaged, olive or khaki - avoid bright colors)
  • Extra pair of clothes (for overnight stay)
  • Medical kit, Toiletries
  • Equipment available on rental - please mail us at rentals@dcpexpeditions.com.

Itinerary

The first glimpse of the forest mesmerizes with a typical picture of a mystic rainforest with tall trees and their whispering canopies, creepers and climbers, with intertwining branches of trees with mosses hanging down and most of times made even more mysterious by the dense fog packed above the forest floor. Every corner of the forest is alive, below every little leaf, behind every dried bark and under every soaked rock, there is a life vibrating.

Tutari Express (11003) departs from Mumbai Dadar at 00:05 hrs early morning (29th July) and reaches Sawantwadi station by 11:30 hrs same day. Please take care not to book previous day train. 

Amboli is situated approximately 40 kms from Sawantwadi. From Sawantwadi railway station. Our expedition starts post lunch, after our guests have taken adequate rest after the travel. After lunch we will move out for a nature trail in Amboli Ghat and we will return to hotel by evening. We will have one exclusive session on 'Amphibian and reptile Photography' in the evening. After dinner, we will go out for a night trail to Shirgaonkar point.

Meals - Lunch, dinner, tea, snacks.

Stay - Whistling Woods

Amboli was developed as a hill station by a British political agent, Col. Westrop, who chose this location in the Vengurla – Belgaum state highway no. 112 situated in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. Extremely rich herpetofauna, wild flowers and birds make this place a dream destination for any naturalist.

In the morning, we will go upto Parikshat point and will have an onsite macro photography hands on training. We come back the hotel by lunch. During late evening, we will go for a trail near Mahadevgarh. Post dinner we will have a night trail near the resort.

Meals - Breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea, snacks.

Stay - Whistling Woods

We will visit Shirgaonkar point in the morning and will do onsite macro photography for two hours and then come back to the resort for breakfast. After breakfast, we shall conduct a short trail near the resort till 11 am. Our expedition ends here. 


Field Learnings

On field learning from the experts is said to be one of the best methods of improving your skillsets. Our Wildlife Photography Expert will hand hold you at every possible step for a better understanding of perspectives, camera controls and how to make use of the best opportunities to get better images. The training will focus on the following

  1. How to approach Wildlife in the field
  2. Different modes of shooting (Av / A, Tv / S, M and P)
  3. Exposure control in field under difficult light conditions
  4. Mastering metering techniques (Spot, partial, center weighted, evaluative)
  5. Mastering auto focus, focusing points, AF locking and focus tracking for moving subjects
  6. How to get sharp images of moving subjectså
  7. Framing and composition in the field
  8. Ethics in Wildlife Photography

Image processing workshop

To maximize and complete your photographic learning, join our evening session of informal discussions on digital image processing. Our Expert will work on few of his own images or a few of yours (which you have clicked during the day) and demonstrate various techniques of image processing to give a final shape to your artwork. The following will be discussed

  1. RAW files processing
  2. Histogram and exposure control
  3. Colour correction methods
  4. Cropping and image resizing
  5. Sharpening, cloning, dodging and burning
  6. Noise reduction
  7. Composition

Package Cost

Rs 20,000 per head inclusive of all taxes 

Cost includes:

Two nights three days at Whistling Woods
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea, snacks as indicated above
Two night trails along with onsite macro photography each of 4 hours.
Three day sessions of macro photography with tips and tricks.
All Taxes and service charges.


Cost does not include:
Mumbai – Sawantwadi– Mumbai train travel expense
Any kind of insurance, Medical or/and Emergency Charges.
Any extra meals not included in the above itinerary


Map

Amboli


Policies

Cancellation policy

  1. All cancellations before 30 days of the event date - 100% credit
  2. All cancellations between 20 - 30 days of the event date - 50% credit
  3. All cancellations within 20 days of the event date - No credit possible

FAQ's

Yes. Please write to us on info@dcpexpeditions.com as it is subject to availability.



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