Kutch
Photography Tour

Tour Dates

3rd - 6th October, 2024

Duration

3 Nights | 4 Days

Group Size

Min 3 pax | Max 8 pax

Tour Price

Rs. 28,500/-

Overview

Kutch landscape takes us back to pre historic times with unique sedimentary rock formation and shapes. It offers unique foreground which adds an other worldly feel to your images. The visibility of Milkyway is very good in this area making it an ideal location for Nightscape Photographers. 

Special Note: The visibility of Milkyway totally depends upon the weather conditions as the weather has really become unpredictable in recent years.

We request you to book your train/flight tickets at earliest as there are very limited trains/flights to Bhuj. There are new routes available. Kindly contact us to get more information.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

01

Star filled night skies

02.

Off-camera flash self portraits

03.

Light painting techniques with Milkyway Photography

04.

Unique foreground shapes and texture

05.

Complete advance Milkyway editing workflow

06.

A high quality printed guide book

Who Should
Join This Tour?

If you are fascinated by unique landscape, night sky objects and Milkyway this tour is designed for you. This is a mid level photo tour, which covers advance Nightscape photography and advance editing techniques. If you want to build a strong portfolio of “Moon Land” like landscape this tour is the right choice for you.

Even if you are a beginner you can join this tour as we have ‘Personal Pre Tour Support’ which clears all level of difficulties before we begin the tour. Individuals who are not photographers but avid nature-lover can also join our photography Tour to experience nature at its purest form. 

Why
Choose Us?

Ashish Kamble is a professional photographer and educator working in photography industry since 2009 (14 years). He has trained more than 900 students (B.M.M & B.A.F.T.N.M.P) in his teaching career as a visiting faculty in colleges affiliated under Mumbai University and in his own Institution ‘LotusBeam School of Photography’. His teaching experience helps every tour participant to clear their doubts from basic to advance level. To add further support we have specially designed a Personal Pre Tour Support policy at no additional cost.

 

Our maximum group size is 8 participants for this tour, which allows us to give personal individual attention throughout the tour. Our mentor Ashish Kamble has explored Kutch at ground level and is familiar with the locals and locations which will help us to get the perfect shot. We try our level best to create artistic images by adding off-camera flash or light painting technique, which helps our participants to create distinct looking images. We also cover advance post processing session which is an essential part of astrophotography as it helps the participants to bring their visuals into reality. We make sure that you go back with a satisfying powerful portfolio.

Personal Support

Pre-Tour

If you are a complete beginner in photography and you want to clear your technical doubts, a personal 1-1 meeting will be arranged via phone call if requested by you. If you still don’t feel confident, then an online video call will be arranged to clear all your doubts and we will make sure you are technically prepared for the tour.

Post-Tour

Ashish Kamble

Tour Mentor

An award-winning photographer and photography educator based in Mumbai, India. He specialises in Astrophotography and off-camera flash portraits. Read more about Ashish on his website.  

Tour Itinerary

Day 1:

KADHIYA DHROW

Pickup at 9:00 am from Bhuj airport/railway station. It takes 1-2hrs drive to reach our homestay from Bhuj. Check-in in our accommodation and rest.

After lunch a brief introduction will be given on the photography methodology to be followed for this tour. After dinner we will start our journey to reach our first destination which takes around 1-2 hrs drive. This route involves basic level of off-roading at end, so incase if you suffer from any back ailment please consult your doctor.

Day 2:

LAYARI RIVER

Early morning we will reach back to our accommodation. Freshen up and have breakfast and then rest. After lunch we will start with our editing session followed by group discussion and photo review. After dinner we will start our journey to second location which is around 1 and half hour drive.

As the temperature sometimes goes above 39 degrees, we avoid outdoor activities and travelling in daytime. If any one wants to travel in day time they can do it on their own risk and expenses.

Day 3:

SECRET LOCATION

Early morning we will reach back to our accommodation. Freshen up and have breakfast and then rest. After lunch we will start with our editing session followed by group discussion and photo review. After dinner we will start our journey to third location.

As the temperature sometimes goes above 39 degrees, we avoid outdoor activities and travelling in daytime. If any one wants to travel in day time they can do it on their own risk and expenses.

Day 4:

TOUR ENDS HERE

After breakfast we drop our participants at the airport/railway station. The tour ends here and we head back to our home with beautiful memories and powerful photos. The check out time is 10:00am

Tour Gallery

Tour Price

Min 3 pax and Max 8 pax

Rs.28,500/-

* Single occupancy can be arranged at additional cost. ​

Inclusions

  • All meals, starting from Day 1 lunch to Day 10 Breakfast
  • All local transportation required during the tour
  • Photography mentorship fees
  • Mineral water bottle

Exclusions

  • Additional beverages, snacks etc.
  • Travel from your location to Bhuj and vice versa
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the Inclusion list

Requirements

TOOLS/GEAR REQUIRED BY PARTICIPANTS:

  • DSLR or Mirror less camera
  • Wide angle fast lens
  • Sturdy Tripod
  • Head lamp/Torch
  • Wired / Wireless Camera trigger (Optional)
 

THINGS TO CARRY:
Personal hygiene and care products, Medicine etc.

Payment Policy

  • ₹ 17,500/- needs to be paid to book your seat 
  • ₹ 11,000/- needs to be paid 15 days prior to the tour starting date 

CANCELLATION POLICY: 

  • 75% refund of full fees if cancellation is made 45 days prior to the date of the tour.
  • 50% refund of full fees if cancellation is made 30 days prior to the date of the tour.
  • 25% refund of full fees if cancellation is made 20 days prior to the date of the tour.
  • NO refund if cancellation is made 15 days prior to the date of the tour.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What will be our mode of transport?
If the group size is only 4 pax or smaller we travel by Innova/scorpio. If there are 6 pax or more than 6 pax we will travel by tempo traveler.  
2. Does one need to be fit to join your tour?
We will be traveling by vehicle to all locations from hotel. So anyone can join this tour.  
3. What about accommodation?
We will be staying in a homestay run by naturalist with AC facility and has good ambience and connectivity in Bhuj. There is hardly any power cut in this area, but incase if there is any, we avoid use of inverter as this location is breeding ground to many wild birds.  
4. What type of food will be served?
We offer only Veg food for this tour. As availability of non veg is very rare in this vicinity.  
5. Does it involve hiking or trekking?
Our vehicle will drive you till the photography spot which doesn’t require any long trekking or hiking. But it might include small hikes to nearby areas to find better composition. We personally don’t recommend individuals to wander alone far from the accommodation at night, as the area is surrounded by wild animals. But just incase if you liked some near by location you can do small hike at your own risk, we won’t be involved in any type of additional support in whatsoever circumstances.  
6. How are the road conditions?
First location includes 25mins off road patch. We will travel on tarmac roads to sand and gravel filled roads. It will be smooth and bumpy ride.  
7. Does it really get hot at daytime?
The temperature sometimes crosses 42 degree thus we don’t recommend to travel in afternoon, at night the weather is pleasant.  
8. Can any one join your tour?
This tour covers many scenic spots, so if you are an avid nature-lover and stargazer you will get to experience the nature at its purest form. But the complete tour is designed from photographers perspective, as the priority is photography.  
9. The Mentor can communicate in which languages?
Hindi, English and Marathi.

Terms and conditions:

Personal Belongings and Responsibility

  • Participant(s)/Guardians should understand the risks involved in any long journey activities before enrolling.
  • In case of any injury, sickness, accident, death or any other casualty or loss or damage of valuables or luggage or any equipment; organisers, volunteers or experts or any other person involved wholly or partially, either individually or jointly with Indian Photo Expeditions shall not be responsible in any manner for the same and no claims of participants, parents, guardians, relatives or friends of participants will be entertained.
  • In case of any medical emergency while on tour, any expenses for the arrangements, medical treatment, will be solely borne by the participant.
  • If a participant is found trying to make any changes in the existing itinerary or found misbehaving with any one will be asked to leave at his own expense.
  • Incase of road block/traffic or bad weather conditions there will be change in the itinerary which be will made only by the organiser. In such circumstances no refund will be initiated.
  • During the Workshop, the decision of authorised representative of Indian Photo Expeditions shall be final and binding on all participants.
  • Be courteous to your mentor and other participants for smooth stress free Tour experience. Any discomfort please share with the mentor, we will try our level best to solve it in our capacity.
  • The participant should make the payment only once he has gone through all terms and conditions and is willing to abide by them.

SMOKING AND ALCOHOL

  • Drinking is strictly prohibited on this tour.
  •  Smoking in your leisure time is allowed, but strictly prohibited when on field with other participants or in common room.
  • Possession of illegal drugs, weapons and other illegal substances is strictly prohibited during the tour. If found breaking this Rule, participant will be expelled from the Workshop/Tour and NO REFUND will be provided

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