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Ladahk Photography Tour

This coming May, June & July join Chantelle Flores, renowned International Photographer from 51 Countries and Counting and Kzara Visual Concepts, Danish Mir from Go Kash Adventures and Being Kashmir, and Muktar Ahmed - the valleys renowned photographer for an epic photography journey through the unsurpassed wonder and beauty of Ladakh – a fascinating region of the Himalayas.  

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Travel Photography Masterclass 

| Learn how to take amazing travel images |

Join us on this intense travel photography master class that equips you with in-depth understanding of travel photography and it’s components – photographing people, landscapes, architecture, heritage and culture. Learn how to take your photo-journeys to the next level by creating engaging awe inspiring images, and understand what it takes to consistently make brilliant travel images.

This 9 day guided photography workshop will help you understand outdoor & travel photography and take you through the intricacies of making beautiful images of various genres that a travel photographer will encounter. This photography workshop comprises of indoor sessions, several outdoor photography shoots, and regular image reviews that help improve your photography skills. We encounter a wide variety of photography opportunities during our 9 days in the mystical region of Ladahk. 

"There is a kind of magic about going far away and then coming back all changed.” 

Feel like you have stepped into Tibet, with Ladakh's unique similarity of landscape and culture this region of India  shares with Tibet.

It is India’s most north-most state of Kashmir and a magical Buddist Ex Kingdom. This barren land houses 3 of the highest mountain passes in the world and is a canvas of unparalleled beauty.

 

This region offers a melting pot of many photographic genres. Sublime, unforgettable and supernatural  landscapes, picture-perfect gompas (Tibetan Buddist monasteries) with colourful interiors, clear exotic alpine lakes and meadows, whimsical meandering and scintillating rivers, vibrant people and inseparable rich Buddhist and Tibetan culture are just a few of the things you can expect to capture on this unique tour.  It is an abode for adventure seekers and outdoor lovers. Explore some remote and inaccessible locations that will surely tap into your adventurous side and get your adrenaline pumping. 

We will spend our days photographing the many flavours of nature, multi-hued mountains silhouetting at a distance, remote settlements, uninhabited lands and village lifestyle. We will embark on challenging high altitude passes through the Kunlun Mountain and Great Himalayan Mountain ranges, driving through the words most highest motorized road, stopping along the way to take in the many sights. 

 

In addition to improving your photography skills, you will walk away with a renewed sense of gratitude, unwavering faith, satisfaction and serendipity – all new skills learned from the remarkable people from the valley.

 

Its natural, rustic rugged splendor, shades of nature and majestic mountains will feed your photography soul and you wouldn’t be able to put your camera down.

Tour Highlights

  • A soul-enriching 9 day exploration and photographic journey through India's most remote destination. 

  • Limited group size to ensure exclusivity and unrestricted photography.

  • An exotic time in a truly untamed wilderness and amazing part of our planet.

  • A productively satisfying time enjoying travel photography

  • Extensive photography learning under the guidance of accomplished experts and tour guides. 

For a detailed tour itinerary click here

Upcoming Departures - 2019

1 - 9 May 2019 - Chantelle Flores

2 - 21 May 2019 - Chantelle Flores 

12 - 21 June 2019 - Chantelle Flores & Muktar Ahmed

23 - 2 July 2019 - Muktar Ahmed

Upcoming Departures - 2020

Coming soon. Watch this space.

Topics covered

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Quick coverage of important camera controls and concepts. You will be taught how to optimize your camera for travel photography.

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Techniques to improve the quality of your outdoor and travel photography. 

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Effectively portraying a location and its characters through your camera lens. You will learn how to create the perfect portrait of the locals and capture the essence of the culture.

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Understanding ND filters and their usage.

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Composition and lighting techniques. Understanding long exposure for star trails and night landscape photography.

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Creating Images that are unique and tell a story that impacts your viewer. 

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Learn the art of HDR photography, why it is important and techniques to getting the perfect shot. 

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Post Production of your images in Photoshop & Lightroom and learns way to market and sell your images

 

Tour Investment

All prices above are excluding taxes. A 5% GST tax is applicable. 

Exchange rates listed here as on the date of payment will apply. Additional bank charges may be payable at actuals.

It’s our endeavour to make this the best possible trip that it can be, but we would not be liable for delays/cancellations due to bad weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Inclusions

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Return airport transfers from Leh Airport.

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8 nights twin share accommodation in comfortable hotels, guest houses and one night tented accommodation. Hot water for bathing.

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Local cuisine based breakfasts and dinners. 

Mineral water during the duration of the trip.

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All necessary inner line permits and camera entry fees where necessary.

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Internal travel in luxury SUVs.

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Photography training fees and printed course manual.

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English speaking tour guide with extensive information on the region.

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Oxygen cylinders for the entire tour - if required.

Exclusions

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All airfare and airport taxes to and from Leh. All visa fees.

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Lunches, snacks and beverages required by yourself.

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Any tips and gratuities to staff.

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Optional activities are available at an additional cost. 

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Applicable taxes. A compulsory 5% GST tax will be additional to your tour price. 

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Laundry services and medical expenses / insurance.

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Post paid sim cards are available at an additional cost if required. Please note that sim cards purchased else where in India will not work in Kashmir. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is this tour different from any other photography tours

Most photography tours throught eh region follow the tourist trail, myself and Go kash adventures have put together a bespoke tour that will take you through stunning landscapes, away from the people.

I am a beginner photographer? Can I participate?

Absolutely. Beginners will get all the advantqage of learning on and off the field. We have designedworkshop has been designed in such a way that it is suited to anyone that has a keen eye for photography and would like to enhance their photography skills. There is no prerequisite in terms of equipment or photography skills of the participants. Join us if learning to make beautiful travel images appeals to you.  Serious hobbyists benefit from our homework of scouting the right locations, right timings and the lighting.

As a newbie you should make sure that you are aware of the basic fundermentals of photography – like camera set up, rule of thirds, etc. I offer paid skype sessions to teach you the basics before embarking on the trip.

We work closely with each participant no matter what your expertise level is. Travelers keen to see and experiece the places in Ladakh are also welcome to join this group.