Maharashtra Unplugged - Malshej Ghats, September 2017
Saturday, 23 September 2017, 06:00
Maharashtra Unplugged is a concept with an objective of making the lesser known, lesser seen and less visited landscape wonders of Maharashtra’s unparallel natural beauty accessible as an advanced photography platform to all photographers who have a desire to capture the monsoon magic of the Sahyadris and at the same time, are looking for an atypical weekend destination away from the typical tourist crowd. It is basically a landscape photography platform organized by DCP Expeditions team, which intends to teach you the tips and tricks of landscape photography. These programs are mostly weekend programs. With the onset of Monsoon, the rain kissed roads, rainbows in raindrops … mists and clouds and a beckoning green that comforts in its lushness and purity… the entire range of the Sahyadris, nestled in the clouds, covered with a lush green coat gets converted into a simply awe-inspiring phenomenon. It just cannot be explained. It needs to be experienced… and when captured in your frames – it works as lifetime nostalgia.
Scheduled date: 23rd - 24th September 2017
We will meet at Dadar station at 5 am and then travel via Thane and Kalyan stopping for breakfast enroute at Murbad by 8.45 am. After breakfast, we will proceed to Malshej Ghat base. We will get ample opportunity to shoot waterfalls and landscapes at this beautiful location. Our photography experts will acquaint you with various photographic techniques of landscape photography. Do take a note of the essentials mentioned in the list of things to carry. We will then proceed to Flamingo resort. After we check in and freshen up, we will meet over the lunch table. By 1.30 pm we will move to Naneghat and Nanacha Angtha. By 5.30 pm we will start our journey back to the resort shooting on the way and reach back at resort by 8 pm. We will have our dinner and call it a day.
Get up early morning, and we will visit Dimbhe Dam wall. We will be back to our resort at 8.30 am for breakfast. We will do photography near our resort till 11.30 am. Various tips and tricks of photography will be shared. Check out at 12 pm, have lunch and travel back to Mumbai.
Things to carry
1. Wide angle lenses.
2. ND and polarizer filters.
3. Carry fully charged batteries for your camera / flash.
4. Carry extra pack of camera batteries.
5. Carry backup memory cards / HDD storage drives, Laptop.
6. Carrying a Tripod is a must for shooting the waterfall.
7. Since it is a rainy season, carry some cover for camera
8. Poncho, Umbrella
9. It is advisable to carry basic first aid along with you.
10. Please carry suitable mosquito repellants to keep you protected from mosquito bites.
11. Carry a pair of good binoculars.
Do not worry if you don’t own a wide angle and macro lens as we now have an equipment support division. Equipment is available on rental - please mail us at [email protected]
On field learning from the experts is said to be one of the best methods of improving your skillsets. The Landscape Photography maestro 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
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
A microbiologist by qualification, a home maker turned wildlife photographer and a skilled administrator, Sonal Patil is associated with us since the day of inceptiion and currently involved as a Panel Expert and a Consultant in the Strategy Team of DCP Expeditions. She is a passionate and a skilled bird photographer. Her knowledge about the avifauna is appreciable. She has travelled across the wild places of the country, specially the birding hot spots, have thorough knowledge of the local biodiversities, excellent photographic skills and a great teaching acumen. She loves to share her knowledge with people around her. Her images have been acknowledged and appreciated across many publication houses, social media, websites, forums and print media.
Swapnil Agaskar is a Printing Technologist from the Sir J. J. School of Arts Mumbai, where he studied photography as part of the curriculum and later followed it with a Diploma in Photography under Professor Shreekant Malushte at the Indian Institute of Photography. With a special interest in Candids and Street, he shoots across various genres including Landscapes & Wildlife. He has participated in various photography exhibitions and online forums, with a few contest winning entries. At a professional level Swapnil has over 25 years of experience in the Pre-press, Web and Digital Media domains in the capacities of graphic designer, creative head, project manager and head of business. Swapnil is associated with the group as Group Leader-DCP Team Mumbai.
Rs 8500 per head inclusive of all taxes.
Travel from Mumbai to Malshej and back
Stay in shared accommodation in MTDC, Malshej
Day 1 Breakfast to Day 2 Lunch
Photography Workshop by DCP Panel Expert
Any kind of insurance coverage
Any meals other than the above
Cold drink, water and other snacks
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