Composition by Design >>> Aug 2013 [SOLD OUT]
Workshop on the Art of Composition cum Photo Tour to Orchha
The topics covered will be:
Composition is the placement of Graphic and Photographic Elements using Design Principles inside an Image Frame.
This Composition by Design workshop exposes you to the Theory of Composition in a structured manner. It is geared to assist in developing the Photographer’s Aesthetic Skills – to be able to apply basic composition techniques for creating a good photo.
This workshop is for those who want to develop a strong understanding of the concepts of composition in photography using the principles of design. Through on-location assignments, you’ll be able to put into action the concepts learnt in the classroom and get feedback on how to improve your photography.
In order to maximize your experience we will spend lesser time in getting to and away from the various places on the trip. We have taken utmost care in order to design this trip and activities that showcase these amazing aspects of the region. We know that your time is valuable and this trip means a lot to you and our trip design is a testimony to that.
This trip is intended for photographers at all levels of expertise who want to enhance their photography skills in a way they never thought possible, in terms of composition techniques. There will be presentations, as well as critique of your work. And all this while you interact with fellow photographers in one of the most stunning and graphic architectural monuments located in Orchha.
For experienced photographers this is an opportunity to spend more time taking stunning photographs and not hunting for locations and bother with the logistics of organising and managing a trip.
Accompanying Non-photographers: On this photo tour, you don't have to go alone. Since we'll be in the middle of the best action, in places where the rest of the family would love to go on a holiday. So they can come with you and go do their own thing (special activities for them) while we go shoot all day.
Tour accommodation and facilities …
Pre-tour briefing: 12 Aug 2013
Photo Tour: 15-18 Aug 2013
Post Tour Review: To be announced
4D/3N + 2 Pre-tour briefing and Review days.
Please read all details on this page and Detailed Terms and Conditions, Disclaimer / Undertaking in the Registration cum Booking Form.
WORKSHOP INSTRUCTOR / TOUR LEADER
The establishment of the Jehangir Mahal dates back to the 17th century A.D. when the then ruler of the region Bir Singh Deo built the structure as a symbol of warm reception of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, during the latter’s first visit to the city. Jehangir Mahal is a three storied structure that is marked by stylishly hanging balconies, porches, and apartments. Like other palaces in Orchha the Jehangir Mahal has a number of domes that are shaped like an onion. These domes cover the central courtyard of the palace.
There are fourteen Chatrries or Royal Cenotaphs to the rulers of Orchha grouped along the kanchan ghat of the river Betwa.The 14 Chattries were constructed as a mark of respect for the imperial blue blood of the mighty rulers of Bundelkhand dynasty. Build in Indo-Mughal style, these three storey buildings are open to all sides and have nicely designed tops - domes or pinnacles.
There is a fascinating tale behind the history of the Ram Raja Temple. This temple was at one point of time, a palace of the then ruler Madhukar Shah. Legend says that once Lord Rama appeared in his dreams due to which Madhukar Shah brought the idol of Lord Rama into the palace before installing it inside the temple. But for some reason the idol could not be moved from its original place in the palace. The ruler then remembered the bit of his dream where it was said that the idol would stay at the place it would be kept initially. It was then that the king turned the palace into a temple.
The original place where the idol of Lord Rama was placed is the Chaturbhuj Temple. The history of the Chaturbhuj temple is associated with an interesting legend that imposes the faith of the people. It is said that Maharani Gansh Kunwar, wife of the Ruler of Orchha, Raja Madhukar built the temple for Lord Rama. She wanted to relocate the idol of Rama that was placed in Rani Niwas, her private apartment to the temple. But the idol refused to move. Thus, the king instead of Lord Rama, places the idol of Lord Vishnu, with four arms in the temple. That is how, the name Chaturbhuj temple was attained.
More about Orchha.
Detailed Trip Schedule will be sent after the booking.
Fun activities at Orchha (Optional: Free/Cost Extra)
Post-Tour Presentation and Review:
Presentation of images by the participants and review session by the instructors.
All ground transport, accommodation, meals and workshop presentations and reviews for the trip participants as per details below:
Workshop Presentations and Reviews (for workshop participants only):
Accommodation: On twin-sharing basis. Single supplement option available. Ask for details.
Meals: All Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner as detailed in the itinerary. All meals will be vegetarian/non-vegetarian buffet as part of the hotel package.
Any and all personal expenses, not limited to:
Trip booking and Final Payment:
A deposit of 50% of the trip price per participant is required at the time of booking. Full payment is due 21 days prior to departure of the trip. Please print the registration cum booking form along the Disclaimer/Undertaking (back to back). After completing the form send it to us along with the trip booking deposit intimation.
Cancellation: On cancellations more than 21 days prior to departure, all monies are refunded less a Rs.1,000 administrative fee. Less than 21 but at least 7 days prior, 50% of trip price is forfeited. Less than 7 days prior to departure, 100% of trip price is forfeited. Notification by phone or email is acceptable, but it has to be followed with a written notice. In the unlikely event we have to cancel a trip, a full refund will be given.
Force Majeure Conditions: In case of cancellation/delay due to Force Majeure conditions, the terms and conditions relation to cancellation charges will not apply and we will not pay any refund.
Itinerary: While IndiPix Images endeavours to make the itinerary as accurate as possible, it should be considered as an approximate schedule of activities rather than a rigid schedule of events. Trip itineraries are subject to revision due to weather, road or trail conditions, government restrictions, and other reasons beyond our control. The trip leader has the right to make changes in the published itinerary whenever in his sole judgment conditions warrant, or if he deems it necessary for the comfort or safety of the trip. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this Trip Schedule neither IndiPix Images or its officers or employees can be held responsible for damage or consequential loss arising from any inaccuracy in this Trip Schedule.
General Information for this trip:
Health: It is the responsibility of each trip participant to inform the trip operator of any possible health problems or handicaps upon booking. By forwarding a signed registration cum booking form and trip deposit, you certify that you do not knowingly have any physical or other conditions of disability that would create a risk for you or other trip participants. Once a trip has been confirmed, medical circumstances will not be considered as exceptions to our cancellation policy. We assume no responsibility for medical care, emergency evacuation or for special dietary requirements.
Trip Insurance: To allow for any unexpected contingencies, all participants are strongly urged to purchase trip cancellation, interruption, baggage and personal insurance.
Medical Facilities: Orchha has a hospital with most basic facilities. The nearest hospital with medical facilities is Jhansi. A basic medical kit will be available with the trip leader.
Communication Facilities: Basic mobile phone connectivity is available and there might be free wi-fi connectivity at the hotel.
Weather: The temperature on this trip is expected to be cloudy/sunny with possibility of rain. Average temperature expected on this trip: Min 12°C, Max 29°C.