3 nights 4 days Macro Photography Masterclass Expedition at Desert National Park, exploring the amazing biodiversity of the Thar desert.
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.
3 Nights 4 Days
Soumabrata Moulick is a passionate wildlife photographer and nature enthusiast. Primarily interested in behavioral and conservation photography, he believes that knowledge should be shared with no holds barred and has a flair for teaching. An engineer by profession, he left his high paying full time job to devote all his time and devotion to the observation, study and documentation of nature and wildlife. His work has been published and acknowledged in various national and some of the most renowned international platforms. He is today a successful conservation photographer and contributes enormously towards the conservation of fast vanishing natural wonders. Som (as we call him lovingly) is a full time Masterclass Mentor with team DCP, taking Wildlife Photography to its next orbit.Read more
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.
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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
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
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
Rs 32,000 per head inclusive of all taxes (Stay on twin sharing basis)
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