Jhalana Reserve Forest, Jhalana,Jaipur, India, Jaipur, India
Wildlife Photography Masterclass Expedition - Jhalana, March 2022
Jhalana, Famous for its leopard sightings is located close to Jaipur city. Situated in the Aravlli hills, the park consists of granite rocks, quartzite rocks and also consists of the region covered by dry deciduous and tropical rain forests. This makes this park an ideal habitat for the big cats. More than 20 individuals are known to inhabit this small 24sq km park. Apart from Leopard, Jhalana has other attractions such as Striped Hyna, Desert Fox, Golden Jackal, Chital, Indian Palm Civets etc.
Scheduled dates: 1st-3rd July 2022 (2 nights and 3 days)
Reach Jaipur in the morning. You will be transferred to the hotel. After breakfast join the team for a briefing on Jhalana, its ecosystem and biodiversity. This will be followed by introduction to gears for safari. Enjoy the lunch and join for the evening safari. In the evening participate in the informal interaction and assessment of your pictures that you made during the safari, followed by dinner.
Get up early to join the morning safari. We will come back to the hotel for breakfast. Take some rest. After lunch we will go for the afternoon safari. Image assessment. In the evening our mentor will do an assessment of your pictures that you made during the safari followed by dinner.
Morning safari. Back to hotel for breakfast. Take some rest. Freshen-up quickly at hotel. You will be dropped to the airport.
Twin sharing accomodation at a very good hotel at Jhalana
Things to carry
Telephoto lenses – preferably above 300 mm
Carry fully charged batteries for your camera / flash.
Carry battery charger. Carry extra pack of camera batteries
Carry backup memory cards / HDD storage drives, Laptop
Carry a bean bag to stabilize your gears while shooting from safari vehicle
Carry a big towel / cloth to protect your gear from dust
Carry a big cloth / bandanna / scarf to protect you from the dust
Carry good sun glasses to protect your eyes from heat
Sun screens (above SPF 30) are very important
It is advisable to carry basic first aid along with you.
Please carry Odomos to keep you protected from mosquito bites.
Carry a pair of good binoculars
Equipment available on rental - please mail us at cmVudGFscyB8IGRjcGV4cGVkaXRpb25zICEgY29t.
On field learning from the experts is said to be one of the best methods of improving your skillsets. Our Wildlife Photography Expert will hand hold you at every possible step for a better understanding of perspectives, camera controls and how to make use of the best opportunities to get better images. The training will focus on the following
How to approach Wildlife in the field
Different modes of shooting (Av / A, Tv / S, M and P)
Exposure control in field under difficult light conditions
Mastering metering techniques (Spot, partial, center weighted, evaluative)
Mastering auto focus, focusing points, AF locking and focus tracking for moving subjects
How to get sharp images of moving subjects
Framing and composition in the field
Ethics in Wildlife Photography
Soumabrata Moulick is a passionate wildlife photographer and nature enthusiast. Primarily interested in behavioral and conservation photography, he believes that knowledge should be shared with no holds barred and has a flair for teaching. An engineer by profession, he left his high paying full-time job to devote all his time to the observation, study and documentation of nature and wildlife. His work has been published and acknowledged in various national and some of the most renowned international platforms. He is today a successful conservation photographer and contributes enormously towards the conservation of fast vanishing natural wonders. Som (as we call him lovingly) is a full time Masterclass Mentor with team DCP, taking Wildlife Photography to its next orbit.
Rs 32,000 per head inclusive of all taxes
4 photographers in a gypsy, twin sharing accommodation
Accommodation for 02 nights at resort
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, tea / coffee, snacks in morning and evening
Four safaris in the park in private safari gypsy with trained Driver and guide
All Park entry permits
DCP photography expert
Train / Air Fares to reach Jaipur
Any meals / mineral water during the train travel.
Any drinks (hard / soft) during your stay at any of the place of your choice.
Any kind of insurance/personal expenses, etc.
Anything not mentioned in ‘the Package Includes’.
All cancellations before 30 days of the event date - 100% refund
All cancellations between 20 - 30 days of the event date - 50% refund
All cancellations within 20 days of the event date - No refund possible
Please take a note that sighting of a Leopard and / or a good photography opportunity to capture it in an ideal frame is a matter of luck. Though the possibility of sighting is high but it can never be guaranteed in the wild.