“Macro Photography lets you get close to the familiar and present it in a new manner that people aren’t used to seeing”

Date: 21st – 23rd June ‘2019
Location:
Agumbe
Mentor:
Hayath Mohammed

Expedition Overview.

This is an on-location photography workshop, in the thick rain forest capturing the flora & fauna available in Agumbe as well as post-processing of your image in our classroom. Each student will have to bring their own computer with Adobe Lightroom installed to learn how to edit their photos to get the best results.

Topics Covered.

  • What defines macro photography
  • Review of equipment
  • Setting up the perfect macro shot
  • Finding subject matter to photograph
  • Using external lights.
  • Identifying subjects, its behavior.
  • Post processing.

This is an advanced workshop that includes on-location photography inside the reserve forest area of the Western Ghats. This is a Day and night workshop.

This trip has an activity rating of light/moderate. Photographers should be in good health, comfortable walking or standing for extended periods, and prepared for multiple hours of activity on some days. Excursions may include navigating uneven terrain, climbing, traversing thick forests. To capture different variety of flora and fauna, photographers must walk along a path with moderate ascents/descents that can be slippery and muddy in Monsoons. Sturdy footwear with good traction is necessary. Carry a handy, yet sufficiently powerful torchlight to spot subjects and assist in focusing.

  • Fill your lens with the beauty of Agumbe Monsoon landscapes, from lovely small streams, waterfalls to lush green forests.
  • Hone your wildlife photography skills as you capture the macro world of the beautiful flora & fauna, accompanied by a Naturalist and several photography experts.

Expedition Team

A Macro Expert Mentor, A Naturalist & Team Photowalk Bengaluru.

The workshop is mentored by Macro photography specialist,
Mr. Hayath Mohammed ,Who will guide you in making you understand the technique involved in this fine art and maximizing the usage of the equipment you have, to deliver a brilliant output. He has in-depth knowledge of the insect world and the technical know-how needed for Macro photography.

Through out the workshop we would also be accompanied by a Naturalist, to guide us in identifying and getting to know more about the flora and fauna.

A local guide would also be present to walk us through the reserve forest in the day and the night times.

Food: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Savor the best of Malnad cuisine (Veg & Non Veg) and hospitality while staying at a wonderful Hingara Homestay.

Accommodation:
This is a basic sharing room’s homestay,close to the forest.

Weather at the Location:
The Western Ghats receives the highest rainfall and in the month of June, July it is the wettest. Its good to be dressed in layers, as in mid afternoons the weather gets warmer inside the forest area. Carry a re-usable water bottle with you to keep yourself hydrated.

Carry a dessicant//uncooked rice to help soak up any moisture from equipment.

Boots are a must, in the region we walk around. Remember the forest is not our place to be, we are just a guest. (Without boots no photowalk). This is also home to hugely biodiverse flora and fauna, many of them undiscovered. Please do not get over-enthusiastic while approaching a subject, it can have serious consequences for you or the animal.

Leaches are in plenty due to the weather condition, so come prepared.
Please follow group decorum, do not wander off alone.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Transfers upon arrival and departure at Agumbe to the Homestay Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary Meals as indicated in the itinerary. Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner. Daily activities and excursions as indicated in the itinerary Prices are per person based on sharing occupancy (unless otherwise noted) and include bus fares from Bangalore to Agumbe and back.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

Insurance or any other travel insurance.
Alcoholic beverages or any other food expenses not in the itinerary. Personal expenses, anything that is not included in the inclusions list.

Cost of tour per person: 12,750/-
Limited to 8 Participants.

Early booking Discount & Special Discount available for Photowalk Bengaluru regular workshop participants  (Alumni)
Contact any of the Admins : Russel, Ajay or Pradeep for more details.

Payment terms:
15% Of the tour fee as booking amount(non refundable)
50% of the tour fee before May 25th(non refundable if cancelled after June 1st)
100% of the tour fee before June 1st

Departure: 8:00 Pm from Bangalore on 20th June by Sleeper coach Bus to Agumbe, and arrive 21st early morning at Hingara- Agumbe 7:00 am Approximately.
Return: 8:00 Pm From Hingara –Agumbe on 23rd June by Sleeper coach Bus and arrive 24th early morning at Bangalore 6:30 Am.

Details: Photowalk Bengaluru – Agumbe 2019

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