Sep 4 2010

Of Photowalks & Hand Holding

I finally made it to a Photowalk in Delhi after a full 2 years .
The last one which came close, was the Heritage walk in Ahmedabad some 4months ago.

What I like about the Photowalks is how the group collectively behaves. There are some who have done a recce the previous day to make sure everything is organized perfectly, and that the caretakers of the area are alright with a group coming in. Some have created online groups & communities to educate the newcomers on how to be better prepared for the shoot, detailed road-directions for convenience & even to-dos & not-to-dos lists . Most of the Photo Enthusiasts also talk & help each other, ask questions, get to know more about their camera, that oh-so-cool setting etc. And then there are a few seniors, who have been there for more than a decade and would take your questions with delight!

Its a great way to learn. Its a great way to meet upcoming photographers & the Pros at the same time. Its a great way to know your city better.

This Photowalk at Sultan Ghari, New Delhi – ‘The First Islamic Mausoleum’ conducted by DPEG – [Facebook Community] was well Organized by Rajiv, Kinshuk, Sundreysh & Nimish.
This was not one of those click & go walks – where everyone was more bothered about getting that best shot to flaunt later. But everyone in the community (unlike me, who was a newcomer – and knew only a few) knew each other and sat down to spend some more time with each other. To discuss how they could take Photography to the next level. To work Commercially, and learn on the go. It was amazing to see the enthusiasm of the Photographers.

This Photowalk was a great experience for me. More so, because I could see people going out of their way to help others grow with Photography. A very rare find these days.

DPEG-Photowalk

DPEG-Photowalk SultanGarhi

*Click to see the Bigger Version. Downloadable 4k Resolution Image.

With the Group Shot, I wish everyone who participated, and all the members of DPEG who couldnot – The Best of Luck & Light. Wishing you endless photowalks (never ending – as in multiple times – and not a ‘single one’ that doesn’t end :p)

cheers…

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Ramit Batra is a Lifestyle & Art Photographer. Open for Travel/Editorial/Commercial Assignments Worldwide. For Destination Wedding Photography – Kindly Visit his Flickr Stream or drop in an email at ramit@f-stop.in


Sep 5 2009

The Monk who went to School – Nimachering

Nimachering
‘Nimachering’ – He who was born on a Sunday.
At the ‘SangaChoeling’ Monastery.
SangaChoeling means ‘the island of esoteric teaching’.
This ‘Gompa’ is the second oldest monastery of Sikkim, is a 1hr walk from Pelling.
Lazy Poser - Nimachering


Aug 20 2009

Eerie

Eerie
A Walk in the Park can refresh you.
If it is Eerie, its all the more better. It will scare the shit out of you, and your ugly thoughts.. :D


Aug 14 2009

Horsie, Bad Horsie

A very Exciting Moment. A little Scary. A little Panicy.

Bad Horsie

The Horsie, who was a little too active for the morning, down on the sand in a very playful mood. (*It Scared us for a while too.. ) :D

This picture always reminded me of the Steve Vai Performance – ‘Bad Horsie’ from ‘Alien Love Secrets’


Jun 11 2009

Eyes on Rent

This is a common spectacle at the Gateway of India. You can get Binoculars on rent as cheap as $2 per hour.
Eyes on Rent
The Gateway is traditionally the first thing visitors arriving by boat would see of Mumbai. Behind the Gateway steps lead down to the waterfront, where boat trips can be had to locations such as Elephanta Island.


Jun 11 2008

Surf and Stone

One of the Stones used as a foot-bridge to get on and off the boats across the sea surrounding the Gateway of India, Mumbai.
Mumbai - Gateway of India
The Gateway is traditionally the first thing visitors arriving by boat would see of Mumbai. Behind the Gateway steps lead down to the waterfront, where boat trips can be had to locations such as Elephanta Island.


Jun 11 2008

Taj Mahal Palace & Tower

The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, located at the Gateway of India, Mumbai.
Taj Mahal Palace
The Gateway is traditionally the first thing visitors arriving by boat would see of Mumbai. Behind the Gateway steps lead down to the waterfront, where boat trips can be had to locations such as Elephanta Island.


Jan 12 2008

Let your light Shine Down

“Give me a word
Give me a sign
Show me where to look
Tell me what will I find
Lay me on the ground
Fly me in the sky
Show me where to look
Tell me what will I find..
Mumbai - Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Oh, heaven let your light shine down. ” – Extracted from Ed Roland’s – Light Shine Down