Wetlands, dry grasslands and woodlands intersperse and overlap to form Bharatpur’s landscape that is nothing short of magical. Changing light conditions over the course of the day add to the mystique while giving you dramatic backdrops for your images.
Subjects are aplenty here, and the landscape is varied. Unlike tiger destinations where you may have to anticipate and wait for your subject to cooperate, Bharatpur gives you the opportunity to apply your learning then and there. With the whole day to yourself (park is open until 6:30 pm), you get plenty of time to interact with and learn from Sudhir. He will offer practical guidance on how to approach your subjects, experiment with backgrounds, optimize your equipment, play with the light conditions and so on.
Why do this photography learning tour with SSP?
Who should attend this tour?
What can you expect from this tour?
Prerequisite for the workshop
Participants are expected to know the basic fundamentals of exposure triangle parameters, metering, focusing and various camera settings. You can watch the “How to be a better photography in 45 mins” video of Sudhir on YouTube to have a good understanding on the basics and then attend this tour.
Your camera needs to have the different AF area modes like:
Nikon – auto-area AF, single-point AF, dynamic-area AF, Grp focusing and 3D-tracking
Canon – Single point AF, AF point expansion, Zone AF, Large Zone AF, Automatic selection
Sony – AF options of wide, zone, centre, flexible spot, expand flexible point.
While we are extremely serious about our photography, we never play down the importance of some good old-fashioned fun. And great food. Dinnertime is our designated “huddle time” where we share safari stories that continue well past bedtime. Last night of the workshop is official party night where we match steps with the local tribal folk over a celebratory dinner. So, what do we celebrate? Good times, great food, awesome friends. And of course, photography!!
New Delhi Airport which is 4.5 hr drive or Jaipur Airport which is 3 hrs drive. Alternatively Bharatpur railway station.
Arrive at Delhi/Jaipur by 9 am (day 1 of workshop) and depart Delhi/Jaipur after 7 pm (last day of workshop).
We will coordinate with you for pickup/drop from/to Delhi or Jaipur. Generally we car pool participants coming in at similar flight timings and the taxi cost is shared between them.
You can get 2 camera bodies, preferable a full frame and a crop sensor. A zoom lens of 70-200 or 100-400 range will be good for wide perspective shots combined with a long tele of 500/600/800. The Sigma or Tamron 150-600 will also be a good choice. Since this is an advanced photography workshop, we recommend to get camera bodies which supports the advanced focusing features of different AF area modes.
4 nights and 5 days at Birders-inn Hotel, Bharatpur. We will be doing 3 full days safari in the park.
Check-in: 12 pm (day 1 of workshop) and Check-out: 12 pm (last day of workshop). Depending on the check-out time, you can have lunch and leave for your destination.
We will have a total of 3 full days of safari / field outing in the park. Day 1 and 5 will be 1/2 day and day 2-3-4 will be 3 full days from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm. One cycle rickshaw per participant.
The weather will be very cold through out the day. A bit very chilly early mornings and late evenings.
The primary subjects will be Sarus Cranes, Pelicans, Black-necked storks and a lot of other winter visitors along with mammals like Rhesus macaques, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Nilgais and Jackals.
The recommended Camera gear, Binoculars, Hat, Sunglasses, Essential medicines
What our students say about Sudhir Shivaram.
My friends were little skeptical in the beginning about learning photography through on-line video tutorials. This concept was really new to our country. Though I was doing… Read story