Ramadaan Heritage Photowalk: Firoz Shah Kotla 16th June

DPC announces Ramadaan Heritage Photowalk: Firoz Shah Kotla  on 16th June

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Feroz Shah Kotla is located near Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg in between New Delhi and Old Delhi. In 1354, Sultan Feroz Shah Tughlaq established Ferozabad and Feroz Shah. Kotla is the core of that extensive city. Historian Shams Siraj Afif, who lived during Feroz Shah’s reign, described the city as very well and distantly established. In the north the buildings of the city stretched from Northern Ridge ( today known as Pir Ghaib). To the south the city extended to the site now marked by the Purana Qila or Old Fort. According to him the population of the city at that was around 1,50,000.

As compared to the earlier sites of substantial settlement in Delhi which had been further south only – Lal Kot/Qila Rai Pithora (now the area around the Qutub Minar), Siri a little to its north-east, and Tughlaqabad in the hills to the south-east, Ferozabad was much further north than these three early settlements, it was also the first of the capitals to be built on the bank of the river Yamuna.

Feroz Shah Kotla was the grand and opulent royal citadel of the city. Visitors, invaders like Timur and contemporary chroniclers have given glowing descriptions of its buildings. Unfortunately most of its priceless stones and gilded and painted features have extinct today. Later on, materials for the construction of cities like Din Panah and Shergarh in the south and Shahjahanabad in the north were plundered from here.

 

Capture the history in your camera in this walk with us. 

 

How to reach there:

 
Metro : Nearest station -Pragati Maidan
 
Auto/Cab : Ask to be dropped at  the entrance of the fort( near ITO ) 
 
Please note, You will receive a confirmation mail from our side two days before the event. That mail will be sufficient for you to attend the walk. However, if you reply to our mail it will be easier for us to manage the group. 
Carry your water bottle and wear comfortable shoes :)
 
See you there! 

To Register please check www.delhiphotographyclub.com/register

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DPC Annouces kids photography Workshop this summer

Creativity with Camera for Children
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Announcing the Creativity with Camera for Children workshop. A simple non-technical workshop spread over two days to help children express themselves creatively using simple cameras.

Highlights

1-Non technical instruction

2-Spread over Sat and Sun

3-Plenty of fun and practicals

4-Selected photos are exhibited at Nicefoto2018 exhibition at India Habitat Center

What is covered

1-Important buttons and functions of camera that we don’t use

2-Using flash creatively

3-Composition and framing

4-Portraiture –solo, couple, group

5-Under and over exposure for cool effects

6-Photography in low light

What do you have to bring

1-Enthusiasm!

2-Digital camera

3-Charged batteries and a memory card

Other details

Duration: 1.5 hours each day (Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur)
Time : 11.00 am to 12.30 pm


Age: Anyone aged between 8 and 14 yrs
Fee: 3500/-

Group: upto 8 (first come first serve basis)

Important: This is not a workshop for children to ace or excel in photography. Pl dont attend or send your child to attend if you want him to ace, excel photography or be the best in the group. DPC endeavors to make photography fun–ONLY!


You can register online @ www.delhiphotographyclub.com/register

 

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DPC announces Phototrip to Spiti

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In the month of August, we are  again going to Spiti, to witness and capture the most beautiful monasteries, landscapes and the local people. Its going to be a six day trip. We will be going by road.

Kindly pre-book with us, in case you are interested in going.

Itinerary 

DAY 0: 13 th  August    Delhi to Shimla.    ( Night Stay at Shimla)

DAY 1: 14 th  August    Shimla  to Tabo     (Night stay in hotel at Tabo)

DAY 2: 15 th  August.   Dhankar , Village Rama , Demul   (Night stay at kaka)

DAY 2: 16 th  August    Ki and Khibbar Monastery

DAY 3: 17 th  August    Rangrik , Lanza and Comic

DAY 4: 18 th  August    Nightstay at Chandrataal

DAY 6: 19 th  August    Starting Back

DAY 7: 20 th  August    Reaching Delhi

Other Important Details

Stay: will be on twin sharing basis in a home stay environment.

Mode of travel: We will be traveling in an AC TEMPO traveller together.

Gear: You can carry tripods and wide angle lenses for cameras. Any camera is good for this trip so long as it digital. For yourself, please carry wollen cloths , comfortable shoes, take hats/caps, shades and sunscreen!

Fee (per person)         : 22000 (including registration fee)

For  DPC Members     : 20000

Fee includes travel & group transfers, stay and meals

Please note : If there is any special need please do let us  know in advance . For any medical requirements please share the history so that if required we may carry the medications to avoid any mishap.

Feel free to call us for further clarifications 8826712162

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DPC Heritage photowalk to Najaf Khan Tomb 20th may 2018

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DPC Heritage Photowalk to Najaf Khan Tomb

 

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The Tomb of Najaf Khan lies opposite Safdarjung Airport which is situated towards the eastern side of the Delhi-Mehrauli Road and in close proximity to Safdarjung’s Tomb. It is easily accessible by local buses, auto rickshaws and hired cabs. Mirza Najaf Khan was probably born sometime in the year 1722 AD though there is no conclusive evidence to this fact. He was an Adventurer who relocated to India and became a noble in the Imperial courts of Mughal Emperor Shah Alam III. A Persian by native, his ancestry lineage traces back to Prince Safavi, a royal Persian dynasty that was overthrown by Nader Shah in 1735 AD.

Mirza Najaf Khan passed away on 26th April 1782 after serving the Country for 42 years and within six years of his demise, the Mughal Empire became feeble when its Military Forces ceased to exist. He never had a son and hence was survived by his adopted son named Najaf Quli Khan, who later, converted to Hinduism and paved his own way and a biological daughter named Fatima.

Najaf Khan was buried in a separate enclosure that lies next to Safdarjung Airport in Delhi. His Tomb is constructed in a ‘Charbagh’ or ‘Four-square Garden’ style which is typical of a Mughal as well as Persian style of architecture.

There are two marble cenotaphs next to the Tomb site of Najaf Khan with inscriptions revealing that Najaf Khan is buried in one grave and the other is where his daughter, Fatima, lies buried after she died in 1820 AD. The real graves are situated way below (underground) in the heart of the chamber just underneath the raised platform.

Today, Najaf Khan’s Tomb is survived by a wall enclosing the Garden area where his Tomb sits and an entrance doorway on the eastern side; all in ruins, however, a newly planted and reasonably maintained garden now dresses the enclosure of the Tomb site.

Ways to reach:

By metro: The nearest metro station is Jor Bagh. Take an auto from there to reach the Najaf khan tomb.

By car: You can park the car at the Najaf khan tomb

Kindly note

1-There is no charge for anything else (no fee to be paid to the facilitator ). However, tickets for camera etc., to enter any specific monument will have to be borne by the individual.

2-Any sort of soliciting or promoting any product or service among the photowalkers is a strict NO. These photowalks are to encourage amateur photographers and beginners to come out and enjoy photography, please help us maintain the spirit.

3-Some people want to help us. There are two ways,

a-tell about the club to as many of your friends as possible and ask them to join us either on the Facebook page (look for Delhi Photography Club, non-profit organization)   when you search on Facebook

b-send us photos clicked in the walk so that we may upload them in the club’s album

4-Please bring your water bottles, shades, and wear comfortable shoes as it will be hot and sunny.

5- Please send 10-15 photos zipped and compressed to virendra@delhiphotographyclub.com after the walk for submission to DPC facebook album.

For any clarifications, call Virendra 8826712162

 

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DPC announces photo Trip to Ranthambore

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Rejoice Photography Lovers!! Continuing the series of looking hot with camera this summer   
Let’s meet the tiger and share some memories

We are going for a photo capture trip to Tiger land of Ranthambore

This is going to be a 2 day/ 2 night (stay in Ranthambore) wildlife photocapture trip to take some breathtaking photos, learn photography from peers, and be your creative self 24×7 leaving office and work behind!

The details for this trip are as follows:

We are going by Tempo Traveller.

11th May (Friday ): Night

Timings: 9.30 pm IIT main gate (pls be there 30mins prior to departure)

Overnight journey to Ranthambore  via Alwar and Dausa

12th May (Saturday)

Reach Ranthambore at 5.30am
Going for the First Tiger Safari at Ranthambore tiger forest Reserve

Check-in at Tent   with Swimming pool

Post lunch : Going for the safari at Ranthambore tiger forest Reserve

Dinner

13thMay (Sunday): Early morning getting ready for the Safari No 3 at 6.30 am

Coming back to resort and after breakfast leaving the tents

 

Visiting the Chand Bowli at Abhaneri ( famous place from hindi movie paheli)

 

Reaching Delhi by 11 pm on sunday

Other Important Details:

Stay: will be on twin sharing basis in Tent Resort with Swimming pool.

Gear: You may carry tripods and wide-angle lenses and of course zoom lenses. Comfortable shoes, shades and sunscreen are important things to carry. A digital camera, batteries and memory card all set! And needless to say – enthusiasm in abundance!

Mode of Travel: We will be travelling by Tempo traveller.

Meal:  Simple vegetarian meals will be provided by the club.
The group will follow the itinerary mentioned above, however if one wants to visit places at one owns will, can visit accordingly on their own.

Fee (per person): Rs 13500/- and Rs.11000/- for members (including registration fee). Fee includes travel & group transfers, stay & meals.

Please carry the rest of the amount with you (only cash) :) You can also pay the remaining amount at our club in Shahpur Jat Village.
Please note: If for any reason you are not able to come, the registered amount is non-refundable due to advance on accommodation reservations.

 

 

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DPC announces Brand new Photo Walk at Ghats of Yamuna .

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DPC announces brand new Heritage photowalk to the Ghats of Yamuna.

A unique place to click people , portrait and amazing landscapes with migrant birds.

Big rivers have throughout history been important to the development of capitals. This Photowalk is  dedicated to the Yamuna river that has been an important yet silent witness to Delhi’s history. The tour starts from the Yamuna at Nigambodh Ghat which unfolds the ritualistic devotion of how the Hindus treat the historic river.

 

The Yamuna is a goddess to the eyes of her devotees despite its current struggles with pollution. Topping it off with an unforgettable view of the Jama Masjid back through the streets of Old Delhi, discovering the Yamuna route is truly a unique and memorable experience.

 

The beginning of legend: Nigambodh ghat seen from across the river. These are the sacred waters within which Brahma recovered the book of knowledge and the powers of divinity, which he had lost. Nigambodh Ghat is thus a place of ending, it marks the finality of the mortal core; but it is also the source of a regeneration of immortal wisdom, of sacred knowledge. Death and immortality exist together.

 

The great epics and sacred texts tell us about the beauty and power of the river Yamuna. This is the daughter of the sun god; sister of Yama, the god of death; lover of Krishna; sister to that other great river goddess, Ganga.The Gods themselves, Brahma and Shiva, are said to worship her.

 

The Ras Lila paintings of Lord Krishna consorting with his gopis are magical, ethereal, depictions of the river surrounded by lush sacred groves. On her banks, the great Sufi saint Nizamuddin Aulia spread his divine message. This is a river revered through antiquity; a river by which a unique culture flourished.

 

Today, however, as the Yamuna winds her course through the 22 kilometer stretch of Delhi, she bears no resemblance to her legend. Decades of wanton disregard have turned her into nothing more than a stinking sewer that is biologically ‘dead’ as it flows out of Delhi.

 

Yet there is a little stretch, a place where the story of Indraprastha begins; the story of the Pandavas, the story of Delhi. Here, despite the filth and degradation. From Nigambodh Ghat to the Lal Pul or the Old Iron Bridge, you discover ways of life that are still intertwined with the river and its sacred avatar.

 

Nearest Metro Kashmere Gate or Red Fort on the Heritage Lane

 

Please Note : if you register and confirm that you will be attending and do not turn up, you have denied someone as enthusiastic as you, a chance of the walk. Therefore, please register and confirm only if you are reasonably certain to make it on the day :)

Wear comfortable shoes, carry your water bottle and keep your camera batteries charged ! :)

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DPC Photo Trip to Cambodia

Thailand and Combodai Trip. April 2018

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This gives me Immense pleasure to Invite you for the next DPC Photo Trip to Thailand and Combodia .

As usual we have the history of exploring the unexplored . So this time we thought of doing a Road trip to Bangkok to Cambodia and so on .

Here is brief plan to just know you thoughts on the same

How are we travelling: Plan for the Trip

14th April     Day 1   Delhi Bangkok.                       Flight 

15th April     Day 2  Bangkok Local.                       Taxi and Local Transport

16th April     Day 3  Bangkok to Saim Reap.        Direct Bus 

17th April     Day 4  Angkor Wat                

18th April     Day 5  Angkor Wat

19th April     Day 6  Angkor Wat

20th April    Day 7  Local Siam Reap                     Taxi and Local Transport 

21th April     Day 8 Siam Reap to Bangkok.         Bus 

22nd April    Day 9 Fly to Delhi from Bangkok.    Flight 

About Cambodia

Cambodia lies entirely within the tropics, its low-lying central plain bordered by low mountains and uplands. In its transitional plains, forested elevations are found as the landscape extends outwards. And it is in these geographical changes that you will find some magnificent temples, royal palaces and other ancient architectural marvels by which to be enthralled.

Despite centuries of political turmoil, depredation and horrors of war, this nation stands as yet another testimony to the essence of endurance, a vital spirit of the human condition. Not only is its culture rich in lowland ethnic majority but also in its diverse hill tribes. In its enchanting landscapes, Cambodia has temples and beaches that attract seekers of raw elegance.

Meanwhile, renowned for the Angkor Wat ruins, Siem Reap is a province in which ancient temples exist amidst natural geographical beauty.

Like most Asian countries, Cambodia too comprises centuries of history in its varying terrains. So you may breathe its air, bathe in its light, and return with many memories to fill you travel memoirs.

What to see and photograph:

Trip to Thailand and  Cambodia will begin at New Delhi Airport. Buddhist monasteries there will make for interesting photography subjects and kindle your vision and imagination, coaxing you gently into making evocative images.

Dedicated to Shiva, the pink limestone walls containing the best bas reliefs of any temple at Angkor, Banteay Srey will charm you. The wooden houses on tall stilts in Kampong Kleang are a delight to watch. At the Tonlé Sap Lake, floating houses and people’s way of living are some amazing details you would want to record as photographs.

The magnificent remains of the Khmer Empire, the Angkor Archaeological Park will be a breathtaking encounter visually, architecturally and artistically. Explore and photograph the hidden temples, temples of Bayon, Baphoun and Terrace of Elephants and The Leper King. Visit the main temple, Angkor Wat, which is arguably the main reason many visit Cambodia.

In the remains of Roluos Group of Temples, the first major capital of the Angkorian-era Empire, visit the Lolei, Preah Ko and Bakong temples. In Bakong temple area, the largest and the most interesting of the Roluos Group of Temples, there is still an active Buddhist monastery.

Other Important Details

Stay: will be on twin sharing basis in 3 star Hotels and guest houses of that repute (Remain assured) .

Mode of travel: We will be traveling by Flight and local travel will be in taxi and mini buses and state transport .

Fee (per person): Rs. 75,000/- (including registration fee)

For Members      : Rs. 68,000/-

Cost are inclusive of Flights ( to Bangkok by Indigo or Jet Airways)

Travel & group transfers, stay and meals

Visa fee Thailand and Cambodia

3 Day pass to Angkor

Does not include tickets for camera and equipment if any)

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Memories of Peru – Photo Exhibition by Embassy of Peru in Collaboration with Delhi Photography Club

Embassy of Peru in Collabration with Delhi Photography Club presents 

“MEMORIES OF PERU”. (1890-1950) A Photo Exhibtion 

Memories of Peru

In a geography that comprises of Amazonian forests, tropical glaciers, imposing mountain ranges and arid deserts, the various indigenous cultures of Peru, came into contact with people from Europe, Africa and the East. It was a story of conquest and migration that ended up shaping the postcolonial period.

 

 

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These elements- geography, society and culture-have interacted in complex ways and have produced surprising new cultural manifestations. One of these has been photography. The images that make up the “Memories of Peru – Photographs 1890-1950” bear witness to the fact that the Peruvian photographic tradition has been nourished by the undoubted talent of a group of prominent visual creators who used the camera-one of the most influential symbols of modernity in the said period -as a means to portray, understand and interpret the country.

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For a society like that of Peru, which at the end of the 19th century was geographically fragmented, the photographic image was an important tool in acknowledging the idea of national identity.

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Thanks to these images – and to many others like them – Peru, as we know it today, began to emerge before itself and to the world, as an apprehensible reality. The natural wonders of its territory, the great monuments of its pre-Columbian past and the ancestral customs are interwoven with the modernizing aspirations, the advance of the capitalist economy and the social conflicts of a national society in the making.

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“Memories of Peru – Photographs 1890-1950” allow us to relive that era and value the talent of lens masters such as Max T. Vargas, Martin Chambi, Carlos and Miguel Vargas, Juan Manuel Figueroa Aznar, Sebastián Rodríguez, Baldomero Alejos or Walter O. Runcie, to name a few among some of the most distinguished photographers from this compilation.