MUNNAR

Macro Photography Workshop

26th Aug - 29th Aug (4D/3N)

Beautifully cuddled on the lap of Western Ghats, Munnar is one of the easy escapes for weekenders as well as nature lovers anytime round the year. The hill station has now revealed a new side to itself as an exciting Macro Photography destination during the monsoon season. People with a keen interest in herping and macro-photography are now opting for Munnar for enjoying its amazing biodiversity.

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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 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 Munnar by Air

Nearest airport from Munnar is Cochin International airport which is just 125 kilometers away from this beautiful place. Taxi services are also available from the airport to Munnar and usually cost Rs 3000. Cochin airport is well-linked to all the major cities in the country as well as many cities abroad.

How to reach Munnar by Rail

The nearest railway station from Munnnar is Kochi or Ernakulum. It is a major junction in the south from where you can get trains for the major cities of the country including Delhi, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Mumbai, Mangalore, Bangalore and many others.

How to reach Munnar by Road

Munnar is connected to other cities of Kerala and Tamil Nadu by state government public transport buses. Many tour providers arrange packaged bus tours services to Munnar from Cochin. You can also get buses to the cities like Kochi (124 km), Thrissur (148 km), Madurai (152 km) and Thiruvananthapuram (281 km).

26th Aug - 29th Aug 2022 (4D/3N)

Itinerary 

DAY 1

Arrival at Munnar in the daytime. Check in to the hotel.  Evening high-tea with an introduction session. After that evening field session in search of the amazing macrofauna of Munnar. On-field practical photography sessions... 

DAY 2

Wake up early, breakfast followed by nature trails in the different locations of Munnar. 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 3

Daytime nature trails in the nearby area. A visit to Eravikulam National Park. Packed lunch. Evening nature trails till late night.   

Day 4

Morning breakfast followed by check-out from the hotel. Tour ends.

Workshop fees - 27,999 Rs.
(with an early bird discount-24,999rs. before 25th July 2022)

Inclusions 

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

 

2) Breakfast, lunch & dinner during your stay.

3) Special local guide charges.

4) Photography workshop charges.

5) All internal transfers within Munnar during the workshop.

6) Entry tickets if any.

Exclusions

 

1) Travel cost of reaching Munnar.

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 canceled prior to 50 days before departure.

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

  • In case the workshop is canceled 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.)

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. 

Checklist of Munnar'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 Munnar 

Frogs species

  • Raorchestes munnarensjs

  • Raorchestes jayarami

  • Raorchestes chlorosoma

  • Raorchestes griet

  • Raorchestes resplendens

  • Raorchestes uttamani

  • Raorchestes kadlarensis

  • Raorchestes sushili

  • Raorchestes dubois

  • Raorchestes bedomii

  • Ghatixalus astrops

  • Ghatixalus magnus

  • Rhacophorus calacadensis

  • Rhacophorus pseudomalabaricus

  • Bedomixalus bijuii

  • Indirana sp 

  • Nyctibattracus poocha

  • Nyctibattracus akanthodernis

  • Micrixalus adonis

  • Fejervarya sp

  • Uperodon montana

  • Sylvirana sp

Snakes/lizards species

  • Anaimalai spiny lizard Salea anamallayana

  • Gunther's Vine snake (Ahaetulla dispar)

  • Sheildtail snakes (Uropeltidae)  

  • Wolf snake (Lycodon_travancoricus)

  • Large scaled Pit Viepr

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