COORG

Macro Photography Workshop

16th Sept - 19th Sept (4D/3N)

Kodagu district aka Coorg is a hotspot of biodiversity within the Western Ghats, which is one of the hotspots of biodiversity in the world according to IUCN. This ecologically fragile district has 80% of its area under tree cover – making it one of the most densely forested districts in the country, and is threatened by increasing anthropogenic pressure on its natural resources.

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Learn to create creative macro photographs like never before!

Highlights

                This 4days/3nights workshop is designed with a focus on the creative aspects of Macro photography. Macro photography is not only about having a macro lens and taking close-up photographs of everything you come across. Most of the brilliant closeup pictures are the ultimate output of your photography equipment and not something which can be called your own creation.

      In this workshop, I'll teach you the thought process I always have when I go out in nature and take creative pictures. Understand the kind of preparation which is needed to be able to consistently create some fresh perspectives of nature. I will share all my photography learnings from the past 15 years.

    So, don't miss your opportunity and join me in South India's macro photography heaven!!! 

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How to reach by Air

Madikeri is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Mysore at a distance of 99 kms.

 

Airports: Mysore Airport

How to reach by Rail

There are no regular trains to Madikeri from other major cities in the country. The nearest Railway station is at Sakleshpur which is located at a distance of 58 kms.

 

Railway Station(s): Sakleshpur

How to reach by Bus

There are direct buses from Bangalore to Virajpet. From Virajpet you could take a private bus to Kabbinakad. From Kabbinakad we will arrange a 4-wheel drive Jeep to pick you up.

16th Sept - 19th Sept (4D/3N)

Itinerary 

DAY 1

Arrival at Coorg in the daytime. Check in to the hotel.  After lunch a short introduction session & briefing by Pratik. After that evening field session in search of the amazing macrofauna of Coorg. On-field practical photography guidance ... 

DAY 2

Daytime nature trails in the nearby area. A photography indoor session by Pratik about different Macro/Creative Photography techniques. Evening nature trails till late night

DAY 3

Wake up early, breakfast followed by nature trails in the different locations of Coorgs. In the afternoon, back to the hotel for lunch or packed lunch on the field according to the distance we are traveling for a particular species of reptiles & amphibians.  

Day 4

Morning breakfast is followed by a review session of the photographs taken during the course of 3 days. Check-out from the hotel. Tour ends.

Workshop fees-17,999/- Rs.
(With Early Bird Discount-15,999/- Rs. before 31st July 2022)

Inclusions 

1) Accommodation for 3 nights and 4 days on a twin-sharing basis.

 

2) Breakfast, lunch & dinner during your stay.

3) Photography workshop charges.

Exclusions

 

1) Travel cost of reaching Coorg(Madikeri).

2) Guide Tips, Mineral Water, Soft Drinks, Laundry, etc.

 

3) Any kind of Insurance, Medical or/and Emergency Charges.

4) Any extra meals not included in the above itinerary.

5) Anything not mentioned in Inclusions. 

Payment Terms:


Full amount to be paid 45 days prior to the workshop starting date.

  • 50% of the Tour fee if cancelled prior to 50 days before departure.

  • 100% of the Tour fee between 0-49 days before departure. (NO REFUND)

  • In case the workshop is cancelled from our end due to some unfortunate reason you will get a 100% refund.

(Please note: The date of written (email) communication of intent to cancel is the date considered for the calculation of the cancellation fees.)

Checklist of Coorg's Rich Biodiversity

Note: This workshop is not species oriented and we will mainly be focusing on Photography techniques. Although, you can check the list below to know what are all the surprises hidden in the jungles of Coorg. 

Frogs species

  • Rhacophorus malabaricus

  • Roarchestes luteolus

  • Raorchestes glandulosus

  • Raorchestes charius

  • Raorchestes chromasynchysi

  • Micrixalus elegens

  • Ghatophryne ornata

Snakes/lizards species

  • Bibron's Coral snake​

  • Cat Snakes

  • Wolf Snakes

  • Vine Snakes

  • Malabar Pit viper

After all, it's mother nature :)  we can't guarantee to show you any of these. We just make sure we have the best possible guides for you from all the respective locations.

Things to Carry

Camera+ Flash+ Diffuser
Macro Lens or any other lens which is available 

Tripod

Leech socks if possible

Rain gear

Warm clothing

Umbrella

Hand torch normal 

Gumboots

sports shoes

Personal medical kit

ID proofs

Is this Workshop for you?

     This workshop is for any nature lover who wishes to spend time learning the tiny elements in nature and understanding macro biodiversity. Even if you don’t own a camera you still can join a group of like-minded people and enjoy nature.