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DPC photowalk Durga Idol Making

DPC presents exclusive photowalk Durga idol making
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Delhi Photography Club invites you for a heritage photowalk to the The Durga Idol Making, at Chittranjan Park, on 10th Sep, Sunday. The walk will start at 08.00 am and will end at 10.00 am.
 
​How to reach there:
 
By Metro : Nearest station – Nehru Place and/or Hauz Khas
 
Auto/Cab : please reach at Kalibari Temple, Chitranjan Park Near market no 4
 
See you there at 8.00 am at Kalibari Temple, Chitranjan Park Near market no 4
 
About Delhi Photography Club
 
Delhi Photography Club was setup with the intent of taking photography homes. The purpose of the DPC is to stimulate, enable, and nurture a fraternity of photography enthusiasts for mutual benefit.
 
Due to fast changing internet and mobile devices space, many more people are consuming photos. We want people to store their memories more beautifully. The club is perhaps the first initiative of this kind in the entire country.
 
To offer situations to practice photography, we do free photo walks every month. For learning the technique, we have workshops for various levels (beginner and intermediate), for motivation, we offer memberships and finally for platform, we have these exhibitions. The club also helps the underserved children to express themselves creatively through its outreach activities.
 
As a club, we have brought together businessmen, diplomats, doctors, lawyers, homemakers, students and children and helped them in their creative expression using a camera.
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DPC announces Photo Bus trip to Cattle fair Pushkar this October

Pushkar PhotoBus   27 to 29 Oct 2017

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About Pushkar Fair

The sprawling annual festivities of the 100 year old Pushkar Mela through its dramatic collage of diversified pictures, mirrors the vibrancy of the gracious state of Rajasthan. It is celebrated for five days from the Kartik ekadashi to Kartik Poornima, the full moon day of Kartik (October–November) in Hindu calendar. The full moon day is the main day and the day, according to legend, when the Hindu god Brahma sprung up the Pushkar Lake, thus numerous people swim in its sacred waters. This iconic fair attracts thousands of livestock and almost a million tourists including many from across the world.

Then & Now

The original intention behind the Pushkar Camel Fair was to attract local camel and cattle traders to do business during the holy Kartik Purnima festival. Today the Pushkar Mela creates a stir among travellers with its awe-inspiring celebrations at this grand event cherished with life oozing activities, cultural and musical events, thrilling camel safari tours and a stay in the traditional yet modern camps. Images of silver bells making heart pleasing jingles, animals walking over sparkling sand dunes and beautifully decked up camels with their owners sitting on their backs has become the most fascinating norm at this stunning cultural retreat. A huge carnival is held, with an array of musicians, magicians, dancers, acrobats, snake charmers and carousel rides to entertain the crowd. The grand occasion of the Pushkar Mela is definitely a priceless treat for those who wish to eye the vibrant culture and traditions of Rajasthan.

About DPC Photo Bus

DPC is all set for its next photobus trip to Pushkar to witness the world’s largest Camel Fair- ‘The Pushkar Mela’. 

A truly unforgettable experience to capture the vibrancy of the entire state of Rajasthan in one place!

Travel Details from Delhi to Pushkar

Date of Journey: 26th October, Thursday

Timings: 10.00 pm (pls be there 15 mins prior to departure)

27th October (Friday): Reach Pushkar by morning, check-in at a Hotel, grab breakfast and rush to the Mela

28th October (Saturday): Morning capture the Sunrise, visit the fair and also doing the local markets of Pushkar.

29th October (Sunday): Visiting the famous Brahma Temple known as the Jagatpita Brahma Mandir.

Late evening head back for Delhi and reach by Monday early morning.

 

Other Important Details:

Stay: will be on twin sharing basis.

Gear: You may carry tripods, zoom lens and wide-angle lens. Carry some warm clothing, comfortable shoes, shades and sunscreen. A digital camera, batteries and memory card all set! And needless to say – enthusiasm in abundance!

Mode of Travel: We will be travelling by ac 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.8500/- Non Members and Rs.8000/- for members (including registration fee of rs.3000).

Fee includes travel & group transfers, stay & meals.

Please carry the balance amount with you (only in cash) :) You can also pay the remaining amount at our club in Shahpur Jat Village.

Please note: 

1. Registration fee is non-refundable.

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DPC Announces Photo bus Trip to Ladakh

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DPC announces most awaited Photo trip of the year : Photo Bus to Ladakh.
A truly unforgettable experience to capture the most beautiful landscapes, monasteries, people.
 
Date of Journey: 15th September to 25th September
Meeting Place: IIT Delhi, main gate
Timings: 4.30 pm (pls be there 20 mins prior to departure)
 
Itinerary for the Leh Trip September 2017
 
15th Sep : DAY 0: Delhi to Jammu
16th Sep : DAY 1: Srinagar (stay in Hotel)
17th Sep : DAY 2: Srinagar to Kargil Night halt at Kargil
18th Sep : DAY 3: Kargil to Leh
19th Sep :Day 4: Acclimatization at Leh (Visit Shanti Stupa & Leh Palace)
20th Sep : DAY 5: Nubra valley. Diskit Monastery
21th Sep : DAY 6: Nubra valley to Pangong Tso to Leh via seyok river
22th Sep : DAY 7: Pangong Tso to Leh Via Chendmay Monastery
23th Sep : DAY 8: Start Back from Leh to Keylong via Sarchu and Night Halt
24th Sep : DAY 9: Keylong to Rohtang Pass Manali to Delhi
25th Sep :DAY 10: Delhi by 10 AM.
Other Important Details
 
Stay: will be on twin sharing basis in a home stay environment.
Mode of travel: We will be travelling in 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): Rs. 33,000/- (including registration fee)
For Members: Rs. 30,000/-
Fee includes travel & group transfers, stay and meals
 
Does not include tickets for camera and equipment if any)
 
Please carry the rest of the amount with you (only cash) :) ,(please ignore if paid already)You can also pay the remaining amount at our club in Shahpur Jat Village.
Please carry your ID cards along, its mandatory.
For further clarifications feel free to call Virendra – 08826712162
Other Important Details
Stay: will be on twin or triple sharing basis in Siala Guest House, a cozy and comfortable home stay environment.
Mode of travel: We will be travelling in an TEMPO traveller .
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): 33000 (including registration fee)
For Members: 30000
Fee includes Travel from delhi, Local travel & group transfers, stay and meals
All Inclusive . Need not even pay for extra water bottle.
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.
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ॐ (AUM ) and its significance. by Shri Vinod Goel

“ॐ (AUM ) and its significance. by Shri Vinod Goel

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We nature lovers always tries to find out something different from our surroundings whether it is fauna , flora or the sky. Of course during the rainy season when most of the wildlife parks and the sanctuaries are closed except for the Southern India we look to the clouds which gives us chance to imaging as lot of patterns are formed among the clouds and it depends upon the viewer what he has in mind and what he is looking for.

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In the morning hours I always try to look towards the sky before the sun rises and even afterwards and one may be lucky to observe a lovely pattern which one relate to a known thing. Recently a viewer happens to see a Shivalinga in the sky. Another viewer observed lord Budhha in the clouds. I too is in search of something unique for a long time .

It was on 15th of July 2017 when I appear to have seen the formation of AUM in the sky. But really not satisfied. Again search .It was a better representation of AUM which I was looking for on 27th of July 2017.

What is so special about AUM ?

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It is considered as most sacred and powerful utterances across all Dharmic traditions of India whether it is Hinduism, Buddhism ,Jainism or even Shikhism as Omkar.

In Sanatan Dharma AUM is the most powerful and spiritual symbol. It is often found at the beginning and end of many mantras.

Adi Shankracharya in his review states that Aum is a symbolization of Atman .

As per Shiva Puran –Shiva is declared to be Aum and Aum is Shiva .

It encompasses all words and all kinds of sounds of the universe.

It represents all the three fold divisions of time ie PAST ,PRESENT and the FUTURE.

The AUM mantra when chanted sequentially activates the stomach ,spinal chord ,throat ,nasal zone and the brain. The energy moves from the abdomen all the way up to brain thereby channelizing energy and activating the super consciousness of our being.

It has a very clear and physiological affect on the body.

Lord Ganesha is identified with AUM or OM . Ganapathi Atharvashirsa refer to this association. Even one can see similarities between the shape of Ganesha body in the iconography and shape of AUM in the Devanagri and Tamil script.

Let us enjoy the beauty of the AUM through the images from the nature .”

About the Author

A retired civil servant by profession but a True wildlifer at Heart . Sh Vinod Goel started his journey from the tender age of 11 years, he left his home and parents for schooling in a hostel. Later on as a Civil Servant his job took him to various parts of the country of India. His very first visit to Kanha National Park in Central India in April 2004 ignited the passion for wildlife and has not digressed from that.

During the last 13 years he had been to more than 50 to 60 National parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Initially he visited the wildlife sanctuaries in the States of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttarakhand. He had been to all the National Parks of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar and West Bengal. Out of 50 tiger reserves in the country he has been to more than 20 tiger reserves and photographed tigers in 12 of them. Apart from tigers he has captured unbelievable moments in the wild.

Sh Vinod Goel is widely known in the wildlife community   and his work has been acclaimed globally. In his free time he can be seen capturing the unusual moments of denizens of the wild in various parks and sanctuaries of India. His daughter Nitya Goel Aggarwal and son Bharat Goel are with him in his mission.

You can also visit his page on facebook

https://www.facebook.com/wildlifephotographyindia/

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Meet the Real people from the world of Photography Sachin Arora

Meet the Real people from the world of Photography this week we are featuring Sachin Arora

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We are featuring people who are hobbyist or professionals photographers and we think they are worth sharing of Delhi Photography Club Fan page .

The selection is purely at the Discretion of Founders and owners of Delhi Photography Club.

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Sachin Arora    | DPC Member  and Photographer Enthusiast   |  Managing Director Macizo Technologies

1. How you started your photography

Well, It all started 5 years back.  Being a software engineer by profession, I was fed up of the monotony of life. So to balance the work life, I chose traveling. I love to travel and explore different places & culture. Initially photography became my reason to travel. As I started exploring the different aspects and techniques of photography, Interest of learning the details of it raised and working on it since then. People choose different ways to express the artist in them, I chose photography.

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2. What is the role of new technology and medium in photography.

Technology started a drastic change in the field of photography, and I am in favour of changes. The biggest role of technology and medium is that it gave everybody a chance to try themselves. Photography, which used to be a very expensive hobby, but not anymore. Now a days, because of the technology, photography has became very convenient and affordable. It doesn’t mean everybody is a photographer, but definitely, everybody gets a chance to try out the hidden photographer in them. Also, the ease of reaching out to the audience is very easy. Though important thing to understand here is, with such ease of getting started, comes the big responsibility. So share responsibly which makes sense, it is very easy to blend in the crowd. So one need to figure out its own style of photography to stand out of the crowd.

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3. Anything specific that you want to share with people.

It is very important to adapt to the changes and keep learning new things. The best way to learn photography is with consistent touch of mentors and seniors. Try to be in a group of like minded people and share your ideas and experiences.Joining a photography community or club is helpful. If there isn’t any in your area, start one. Try to figure out your own photography style up to that extent that people recognise you with your photograph, not with the credits below it. And believe me, developing a photography style takes years of time. Patience is the key.

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4. What gives you motivation to go out and click despite having busy schedules

Very often, a photography idea comes into my mind, to click something specific. That happens randomly, and whenever that happens, I keep a note of it. I keep chasing until I make that photograph which I have plotted in my mind. That is the biggest motivation I have. Thus said, Art is a self motivated activity. Apart from travel photography, I am interested in indoor experimental photography, so that makes life bit easier.

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Additionally, Delhi Photography Club, which creates the opportunity to meet like minded people. Such circle pushes you to get together and click regularly, getting feedbacks, sharing your work. A continuity is really necessary, whether you are proceeding slow or fast, all what matters is that you are proceeding.This is the external motivation factor which keeps me going.

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About Sachin Arora    :

Sachin Arora was born and raised in a small town in Punjab. Shifted to Delhi 8 years back and working as a software engineer since then. He is founder of a medium scale software company, Macizo Technologies Pvt. Ltd. He chose the way of photography to mix technology with the art 5 years back and working since then on it. He loves to travel , explore different cultures & communities and write blogs on his experiences. In photography, he is mainly interested in technical aspects of photography. Photography for him is is  something which keeps his mind & body balanced.

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Join our Delhi Photography Club  at  www.facebook.com/delhiphotographyclub

Send in your sample works at Virendra@delhiphotographyclub.com

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DPC PhotoBus to Haunted Bhangarh and Alwar 26th and 27th August

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DPC PhotoBus to Haunted Bhangarh and Alwar      26th and 27th August

Launching a Brand New Travel destination for the month of August 2017

The Day trip is basically a Idea to rejuvenate your photography and yourself with 2D1N  long trip which is full of information , Photography and gossips .

The Trip will give an opportunity to click places which are in close proximity to Delhi but they are worth Visiting .

Next in series is Bhangarh and Alwar     26th and 27th August 2017

About Bhangarh

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Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan

Bhangarh fort is located in the ruined city of the same name, somewhere between Jaipur and Alwar, in Rajasthan. The place is so haunted by paranormal activities that even the Archaeological Survey of India has put up a board that restricts people from visiting the fort area before sunrise and after sunset. Legend has it that a tantric named Singhiya fell in love with a princess from the fort. He tried to use black magic to get her to fall in love with him, but it backfired and he died. Just before his death, he cursed the fort saying all who lived within it would die.

Today, villagers who live in the area continue to build roofless dwellings because everytime they do build a roof, it inexplicably collapses. People have also mysteriously gone missing after-hours inside the fort. It’s an hour and a half by road from Jaipur on the Jaipur-Alwar road.

About Alwar

Located in Rajasthan , Alwar’s history dates back to 1500 BC. Located around 160 km south of Delhi , the capital of Rajasthan. A Rajput state for a long time, Alwar eventually fell to the Delhi Sultans in the 12th and 13th centuries. In 1771 AD Maharaja Pratap Singh, a Kachwaha Rajput belonging to the clan of Jaipur’s rulers, won Alwar back and founded a state of his own.

Known earlier as Mewat, Alwar gained reputation as a remarkable seat of art and culture under the patronage of Maharaja Pratap Singh. In the 18th century, Pratap Singh evicted the rulers of Jaipur to the south and the Jats of Bharatpur to the east, and successfully resisted the invasion of Marathas. It was one of the first Rajput states to ally itself with the British Empire. Like all the princely states, this stronghold of the Rajputs also came under British rule and remained so until India gained independence.

Places we will be visiting  Siliser lake, mooch Maharani Ki Chatri and Bala Quila

About Bhangarh

Other Important Details

Mode of travel: We will be travelling in 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 comfortable shoes, take hats/caps, shades and sunscreen AND umbrella!

Fee (per person): Rs. 4800/- For Members

Rs 5400 for Non- Members   (including registration fee)

Fee includes travel & group transfers and meals

Does not include tickets for camera and equipment if any)

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Meet the Real people from the world of Photography this week we are featuring Ashok Verma

Meet the Real people from the world of Photography this week we are featuring Ashok Verma

We are featuring people who are hobbyist or professionals photographers and we think they are worth sharing of Delhi Photography Club Fan page .

The selection is purely at the Discretion of Founders and owners of Delhi Photography Club.

Ashok Verma | Street Photography | Advertising, Fashion, News & Street Photography

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How you started your photography?

My photography started when I was gifted a SLR camera (Pentax k1000) by my father.

It took wings and became an extension of my deep-rooted love for painting, sketching and writing since my school days.

I was not allowed to join an art college as it was considered a bad career choice and photography became the medium to bring out all my creative ideas to the floor. This all happened after I finished my school and three years of my graduation period. In 1995 I opened a small studio to take up photography as my profession, with no formal training and no mentor. 

Street Photography. Photo by Ashok Verma

Street Photography. Photo by Ashok Verma

What is the role of new technology and medium in photography?

The new technology has revolutionized photography and gave everyone an opportunity to become photographer with cameras producing amazing picture quality and output. The first change I see is in the mindset of photographers. As photography, has become more accessible to everyone. It’s become easy for everyone to jump into photography with digital revolution. Every second person wants to be a photographer. People are looking for overnight results and fame while doing photography. People have lost the patience and practice which is the base of photography.

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Street Photography. Photo by Ashok Verma

The digital revolution and access to social media has made such a deep impact on emerging photographers that they feel that success can just be achieved by merely buying the best cameras and laptops.

The fact still remains the same that there was no shortcut when there were analog cameras nor there are any shortcuts even after the digital technology has takeover.

Street Photography. Photo by Ashok Verma

Street Photography. Photo by Ashok Verma

It’s just that in today’s world we have produced more of would be photographers then actual serious professionals.

Street Photography. Photo by Ashok Verma

Street Photography. Photo by Ashok Verma

Anything specific that you want to share with people.

The only suggestion I can pass on to all budding photographers is simple, when you see a great photographer and get inspired by them to jump into photography, just see the number of years they have given to photography to reach to a point where they are able to inspire you.

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Street Photography. Photo by Ashok Verma

In nutshell… there are no overnight success tricks for you. All you need to do is have a lot of patience, deep love and passion for what you do, not just in words but in actions. Never give up, till you reach where you want to reach, no destination is easy and no destination is inaccessible too.

What gives you motivation to go out and click despite having busy schedule.

My motivation is to beat myself by creating a better visual than the last best image I shot. All the visuals I present on social media or on my website/blog are my favorite shots.

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Street Photography. Photo by Ashok Verma

But over a period of time I start to hate them when I produce other interesting work. I feel the process of learning and unlearning makes this happen and it’s this phenomenon which keeps me going.

The day I feel that I know everything, will be the end of me. I am still learning and unlearning. So, a photo which I love today becomes a normal when I improve, learn and produce a better work. This is the process of growth and self-evolving.

About me

Born and raised in Delhi, India.

Parents Dream: To see me as a Doctor.

My Dream: To pursue Arts.

End Result: Revolt.

Final Outcome: I graduated from Delhi University with Retailing &Trade

Street Photography. Photo by Ashok Verma

Street Photography. Photo by Ashok Verma

The inclination and passion towards Arts made me jump into photography with the sole dream in young eyes to establish as an Advertising & Fashion photographer.

With no mentor and experience, a long struggle was inevitable.

Immense Faith, Strong dreams and an instinct to never give up, propelled me to make my space in the industry.

Street Photography. Photo by Ashok Verma

Street Photography. Photo by Ashok Verma

Worked with top advertising agencies, models, designers, art directors, magazines, stylists, make-up artists and production houses in India and abroad.

Migration: Year 2007-08 from Advertising & Fashion photography to Photo Journalism.

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Street Photography. Photo by Ashok Verma

From controlled environment to candid and story based shoots.

Same camera made me see things differently.

Photo Journalism led me to a new passion called Street Photography around 3 years back.

Based in UAE the challenge got tougher to do street photography to produce work of international standards.

Street Photography. Photo by Ashok Verma

Street Photography. Photo by Ashok Verma

The challenge, challenged me more.

Bought a small fixed lens, mirrorless camera just to do street work. Made sure to produce at least one picture for myself every day. Learnt from my bad pictures.

My Mantra is to Unlearn to Learn more.

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Street Photography. Photo by Ashok Verma

Presently, I do Street Photography with advertising and fashion work as my backbone propelled by the experience I gain while doing Photo Journalism.

“I share what I learn and I never hesitate to ask what I don’t know.”

Website : www.ashokverma.com
Blog : https://ashokvermablog.wordpress.com/
Flickr : https://www.flickr.com/photos/123460390@N05/albums/

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DPC Photobus to Garh Mukteshwar ( the First day trip)

The first in series is the Garhmuketshwar , An old historic town and place for River Ganga .

About  Garhmukteshwar

Garhmukteshwar is situated on the National Highways 24 joining New Delhi   with Lucknow. The town is the closest point from the capital where the river  Ganga flows. Garhmukteshwar is also famous for its bathing fair that takes place on the Full Moon Day in the month of Kartik. This city hosts two important fairs in a year. One is the bathing fair on the full moon day of Kartika and another fair is held on the occasion of Dussehra, both of which attracts tourists from all over the country.

The Gadho-ka -Mela which is a part of the big Garh Ganga fair is a huge trading center for asses, donkeys and horses.

Garhmukteshwar has also been mentioned in the Bhagavata Purana and the Mahabharata. It is said that Garhmukteshwar was a part of the ancient city of Hastinapur. The place boasted off a very ancient fort that is said to be built by later Pandavas, brothers of Kauravas. The name of the place is derived from the great temple of Mukteshwar Mahadeva that is dedicated to the goddess Ganga who is worshipped here in four temples. The place is also known for its eighty Sati Pillars.