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08 Sep,22

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Location

Jaisalmer

Duration

4D/3N

32,000 36,000

32,000₹ 36,000

Overview

3 nights 4 days Macro Photography Masterclass Expedition at Desert National Park, exploring the amazing biodiversity of the Thar desert.

DCP Experts

DCP Safety

Entry fees

Images Review

Meals

Rent Lens

Stay

About The Tour

India is home to a varied array of habitats and one of them are the deserts. ‘The Thar' is India’s only hot desert which covers an area of approximately 1,70,000 sq. km of which more than 60% lies in the state of Rajasthan. Looking barren and empty to an untrained eye, deserts are home to some very interesting species which have adapted to living in arid climatic conditions. The Thar Desert is home to many notable reptile and insect species which are specifically adapted to living in this habitat and are found nowhere else in India.

Some target species:

Brilliant agama, Toad-headed agama, Jerdon’s lacertid, Indian fringe-fingered lizard, Spiny-tailed lizard, Common monitor lizard, Desert monitor lizard, Keeled rock gecko, Sind sand gecko, Persian micro gecko, Sandfish, Sind awl-headed snake, Schokari sand racer, Red sand-boa, Glossy-bellied racer, Red spotted royal snake, Saw-scaled viper etc.

Quick Information

Route:

Jaisalmer

Start Point:

Jaisalmer

Duration:

3 Nights 4 Days

End Point:

Jaisalmer

Inclusions

  • Macro photography masterclass expedition in the core of Thar desert.
  • DCP Masterclass mentor for 4 days for on field handholding
  • Pick up and drop from Jaisalmer Railway Station/ Airport
  • Accommodation at for 3 nights and 4 days
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the stay.
  • All Taxes and service charges.

Experts

How To Reach

Reach Jaisalmar Airport. Pick up from airport will be arranged.

Reach Jaisalmar Station. Pick up from railway station will be arranged.

Take a cab to Jaisalmar Station/airport. Pick up will be arranged.

Getting Ready

Things to carry:

  • Carrying your macro lens is a primary need.
  • Also carry wide angle lenses for landscape photography.
  • 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
  • Fill your camera bag with silica gel to protect your gadgets from moisture.
  • You must carry headlights / torches for the night search. 
  • Carry basic first aid along with you. Carry regular medicines if you are on medication. Carry Odomos to keep you protected from mosquito bites. Carry Permite cream to keep you protected from tick bites.

Itinerary

The meeting point is Jaisalmer. Pick up and drop from Railway station/ airport will be arranged. After check-in, have a delicious lunch at the resort and then take some rest. Our expedition starts post lunch, once you feel adequately rested. For our first field session, we will move out to the sand-dunes near the resort for photographing reptiles and insects species of the region and we will return to resort by late evening. After dinner, we will go out for a night trail to one of the remote locations for some exclusive reptile photography.

Meals - Lunch, dinner, tea / coffee.

In the morning, we will move to a remote location for a guided on-field photography session covering more species of reptiles. After the morning photography session come back to resort, have breakfast and get together for an image review session. After the review-session have lunch and take rest till late afternoon. We start at late afternoon for another remote location with pristine sand-dunes for miles together; the location offers fantastic opportunities for creative macro photography during evenings and night; with no light pollution around, the beautiful night sky is a sight to behold. Once finished with the photography session come back to resort, have dinner and after an informal discussion retire to your rooms for the night.

Meals - Breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea / coffee.

In the morning, we will move to a remote location for a guided on-field photography session covering more species of reptiles. After the morning photography session come back to resort, have breakfast and get together for an image review session. After the review-session have lunch and take rest till late afternoon. We start at late afternoon for another remote location offering a completely different habitat i.e. hilly/rocky terrain which is home to some very unique species of reptiles and offers great opportunities to photograph them in their natural habitat. After the photography session, move to resort and have dinner over an informal discussion with the mentor(s) and retire for the night.

Meals - Breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea / coffee.

We will have an early morning field photography session at another remote location offering a different habitat i.e. desert grasslands and we expect to find some different reptile species here. Post session move to resort and have a group discussion over breakfast on reptile conservation in India and what we as individuals can do towards it. Our expedition will end with the breakfast session. The respective groups will depart as per the timing of their trains / flights.

Meals - Breakfast, tea / coffee


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 32,000 per head inclusive of all taxes (Stay on twin sharing basis)

*To know charges for foreign nationals please write to info@dcpexpeditions.com

Cost includes:

  • Three nights Four days Accomodation
  • Pick up and drop to Jaisalmer Railway Station/ Airport.
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea, snacks as indicated above
  • All Taxes and service charges.

Cost does not include:

  • Mumbai – Jaisalmer – Mumbai train travel expense
  • Any kind of insurance, Medical or/and Emergency Charges.
  • Any extra meals not included in the above itinerary

Map

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan


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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