2014 Rajasthan, India Photo Trek *SOLD OUT* WAIT-LIST AVAILABLE
This workshop was such a success that we had to do it again! Just as we did last time, we will be traveling through some of the most storybook locations a photographer could hope to visit. There will be an abundance of camels, castles, and color - throughout this trip. We refer to this as a "photographic trek" in that we will be traveling across Rajasthan and stopping all along the way to photograph it's amazing culture and traditions. We will take time to visit historical locations and our local "fixers" will show us things that few travelers get to see. Throughout the trip we will be staying the nights in ancient forts, castles and classic Rajasthani Haveli.Sign Up & Register Now
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The places we will visit.
Our trip starts off in New Delhi where we will visit some famous shrines and markets. After Delhi we will proceed by train overnight to Jodhpur, Rajasthan also called the "Blue City". Jodhpur stands on a range of sandstone hills surrounded by a strong wall. Dominating the city is a massive fortress. Very near Jodhpur are the Bishnoi settlements, the eco soldiers. Unique and highly photogenic, these shepherds and farmers live simple lives that we will be able to photograph. From Jodhpur we travel to Pushkar, a friendly town built around the edge of the small Pushkar Lake with its many bathing ghats and temples. For Hindus, Pushkar is a very important pilgrimage center where you will find plenty of sadhus. After Pushkar, we travel to the small village of Pachewar where we will photograph village life. Then on to Jaipur, the "Pink City", the capital of Rajasthan. Surrounded on all sides by rugged hills, crowned with forts. Enclosed by embattled walls, the city was built in the early eighteenth century. While staying in Jaipur we will make the excursion to city of Amber to visit it's ancient fort and the amazing Amber Step Well. After Jaipur we drive down the road 3 hours where we will stay our last two nights at a 15th century fort.
What does this Price includes?
A heck of a lot!
- ◊ 14 days of personal instruction by Matt Brandon & Piet Van den Eynde
- ◊ A private room in India's amazing heritage properties
- ◊ Breakfast, lunch and dinner
- ◊ All ground transportation
- ◊ A local SIM card with a limited data plan
- ◊ Local support staff
- ◊ Models for class time
- ◊ Model's fee
- ◊ Local guides and fixers in some locations
Don't worry about roughing it on this trip to India, because you won't be. Participants in this workshop will be staying at some of the most beautiful heritage resorts and accommodations in India. From the 15th century Kesroli Hill fort (above) to the beautiful stylized Rajput architecture of the Khandela Haveli in Jaipur. These heritage properties have been chosen specifically to give our participants the rest and relaxation that they need, all the while being immersed in the heritage and culture of Rajasthan.
“I joined Matt on the Rajasthan tour in Feb/Mar 2013 – I cannot recommend it highly enough! One of the best (if not THE best) photo tours I have been on. Matt genuinely cares that the participants come away with a great experience, and we did.”
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A Word About the Workshop:
We are calling this a “photographic trek and workshop”. What that means in plain English is simply a photo tour with a strong teaching element. Most of the teaching will be done in the field or in the evening in an organic fashion. There will be some actual “classtime”. Often there will be times of review and informal teaching in the evenings to cover events from the day and prepare for the next. If you desire a portfolio review, Matt will take time to give you one. But it must be scheduled early in the trip. Even though in several locations we will have a “fixer” there will be no flag toting tour guide to follow in these cities. We’ve built time in for everyone, those who want one-on-one time with Matt will get it. Those who want to simply shoot will get it. We’ve built the tour around flexibility, community, discussion, freedom and your ability to learn what you want from Matt while also having the opportunity to shoot what you want, it is your trip!
Matt Brandon is a Malaysia based humanitarian and travel photographer, who collaborates with NGOs to tell their stories and to train their field staff to do the same. Well known as a photographer and international workshop instructor, Matt’s images have been used by clients such as Partner Aid International, NeighborWorks, the BBC, Honda Motor Corporation, and Bombadier Transport Corporation, Asian Geographic and others. His photographic pursuits have taken him to India, Indonesia, Thailand, Maldives, Philippines, Cambodia, Egypt, Africa, Malaysia and more. Matt also is known for teaching presenters how to present their message in the most effective and memorable way. This makes Matt a great teacher to any workshop or classroom. Matt is also on the advisory board for Focus for Humanity and on the design board for Think Tank, a camera bag manufacturer.
Piet Van den Eynde is a Belgian freelance travel and documentary photographer. In 2009, he put his camera, a flash and a couple of lenses in his bicycle panniers and set off for a one year trip through Turkey, Iran, India and Indonesia. When he’s not photographing, Piet is writing books and eBooks on practical photography and postprocessing: he’s also an Adobe Lightroom Certified Expert and he has written a number of eBooks for David duChemin’s Craft & Vision label