An intense travel photography masterclass and workshop that equips you with in-depth understanding of travel photography and its components – photographing people and landscape.
Learn how to make your photo-journeys enriching, and understand what it takes to
consistently make brilliant travel images!
This workshop will cover the following topics in theory and outdoor practice
Quick coverage of important camera controls and concepts necessary for this workshop
Composition and lighting techniques
Outdoor & Travel Photography techniques to improve the quality of your outdoor & travel photography making images that are unique and stand out
Identifying what catches a viewer’s attention; identifying subjects, environment and stories effectively portraying a location and its characters with your camera. Research and homework in outdoor & travel photography observation skills·
Telling a story with your photography
Introduction to the idea of telling stories with your camera
Defining and understanding the scope of a story
Making the story interesting
Outdoor & Travel photography as an art
Making images with compositions that speak your heart and mind creating images that have an impact on the viewer
Field sessions in and around Leh
Intensive image reviews
Itinerary in short
This workshop is an outdoor sessions on travel photography in Leh. We will be travelling to different locations and depending upon the weather conditions and lighting we will be shooting. Your mentor will review the images made by you and offer feedback.
The places we visit in this workshop include
Leh- Pangong - Chumathang - TsoMoriri – Leh
Who can attend this workshop?
The travel photography workshop at Leh is for anyone who is keen to make beautiful works in travel photography that effectively tell a story. The workshop doesn’t impose any prerequisite in terms of equipment or photography skills of the participants. Join us if the learning to make beautiful travel images appeals to you.Our photographers interact closely with every participants and work with you no matter what is your expertise level in photography. Travellers keen to see and experience the places in Leh are also welcome to join this group.
Master Photographer’s Profile
Arpan is a multiple award winning travel and landscape photographer Arpan is the Vice President and Exhibition Director of Photography Club of Assam. Having judged numerous competitions and conducted many workshops to bring out the best in the travel photographers. Arpan’s photographs have been regularly published in some of the world renowned magazines like Nat Geo Traveller India, NorthEast Today,
lonelyplanetondia, WildTrail Journal, etc. Arpan is know to highlight the best a place has to offer, the vibrancy of the landscapes, the architectural grandeur of monuments or the warmth and friendliness of its people. Roads lesser travelled amazes him with their aroma of unfamiliarity while places visited often holds the excitement of discovering something new every single time.
He is a master photographer and has been accompanying fellow travellers for a decade and honing their skills of travel photography. Check out some of his work in the link below
Day 1: Arrive at Leh
Arrival by early morning flight and straightaway we will move to the hotel rooms. This will be an easy day for acclimatisation. An evening visit to Shanti Stupa high up the town will help us better understand the weather outside and also will give you glimpse of the weather for upcoming days. Photography participants will be briefed about the upcoming days and possibilities of photographing the snow filled landscapes.
Day 2: Visit to Chilling
We will start our trip on a light mode and travel through the NH1 alongside the partially frozen Indus river upto Sangam, and will further venture into Zanskar gorge upto Chilling. We might also get a chance to walk in the half frozen Zanskar river. After the first day of acclamation at Leh, this will further help us acclimatise as the route is gradually steep only. This day will warm us up for the upcoming adventures of next few days.
Day 3: Drive to Pangong
This will be an amazing day and amazing ride through the snow filled terrains. We will leave early and start driving towards Pangong Lake through Chang La. On our way, we will drive through the temporary settlements of shepherds grazing their sheep. The view of Pangong Tso, frozen as if a slate of ice is being placed over it will for sure leave us speechless.
Day 4: Drive towards Tso Moriri
We will drive to Tso Moriri Lake today, along with the partially frozen IndusRiver. At places where the river surface is solid ice, we will once again see beautiful patterns and trapped air bubbles creating interesting formations. We will spend the night at the hot springs of Chumathang Village
Day 5: Tso Moriri and ice fields of Changthang
We will drive through the vast unending snow fields of Chagthang Plains on our way to Tso Moriri. At Korzok Village, we will get to see the harshness of winters as everything apart from day to day activities are being put on hold. But life remains busy and happy. We will head towards the lake which is some
miles away from the village.
Day 6: Drive Back to Leh
We will start our drive back to Leh after early breakfast taking a detour to Puga, a semi nomadic settlement and place for a some majestic hot springs. We will reach Leh by evening.
Day 7: Leh local sight seeing
We will walk around Leh at our own lesiure and shoot some locals
Day 8: Fly back
Early morning we will head back to airport
We might have to shuffle the itinerary according to the weather. Also the stay out side Leh will be very basic home-stays. We have to be prepared to use the ‘Dry Toilets’ as there will be limited water supply during winters.