EXPERIENCE SOUTH INDIA 2015
20 – 31 JANUARY 2015
11 Nights / 10 Days
The name alone evokes hundreds of different images, experiences and sensations. There is no doubt that India is one of the most photographically stimulating places you’ll ever visit, with its magical mix of colourful landscapes, cultural traditions and vibrant street life.
MUCH MORE THAN A PHOTO TOUR
Join Sam and Yael Harris on this photographic and personal journey that will stay with you forever! With Sam leading the way, offering guidance, one-on-one mentoring, group tutorials and review sessions, this 10-day workshop will stimulate your senses and make an invaluable difference to your photographic development.
Having travelled and lived in India for several years, as well as birthing our second daughter in a small beachside village, we are very excited to share some of the magic that Southern India has to offer, and give you the best possible photographic experience.
A THREE PART ADVENTURE
Our adventure will begin in the relaxed and palm fringed GOA, with its thick coconut groves, enticing beaches and Gothic Portuguese architecture. Here you will be photographing the world famous Anjuna Flea Market; a melting pot of Indian faces, costumes and produce from all over India. You will capture fishermen bringing in their morning catch and visit world heritage Cathedrals as well as quaint Portuguese-flavoured neighbourhoods with narrow streets, overhanging balconies and the nostalgia of Mediterranean towns of days gone by.
No trip to India would be complete without an authentic train journey… so after flying from Goa to Bangalore (1 hour) we’ll be catching an afternoon train through classic Indian villages and fields to our next destination MYSORE. This ancient capital is famous for its glittering royal Maharaja’s palace, bustling markets (overflowing with spices, flowers) and the production of perfumes, silk, sandalwood, incense and mythological temples. You will also photograph traditional wood carvers while they create classical scenes of elephants, parasols and royal parades on tabletops and chairs.
On route to our final destination we’ll be visiting the Tibetan settlement of BYLAKUPPE with its awe inspiring Golden Temple, giant golden Buddas and monks clad in spice coloured robes….
Lastly we’ll be taking you off the beaten track and up into the Western Ghats and the lush forested mountains of COORG, the region of coffee & spice, known as ‘The Scotland of India’. Here you’ll experience complete tranquillity, surrounded by an abundance of flowers and birdlife as well as stunning vistas, forested walking trails and waterfalls.
We are excited to offer you the rare opportunity to take portraits of the indigenous tribal plantation workers in their simple homes scattered through the forest, as well as capturing them at work during the annual coffee harvest.
Limited to only 10 photographers, this very special workshop, offers you the photographic experience of a lifetime!
AUD $3,250 per person (in shared twin rooms) includes 10 days tuition, 11 nights accommodation, internal flight and all transport within workshop dates and certain meals where stated. Price excludes international flights. Single accommodation may be possible, subject to availability (charges apply). $500 deposit now will secure your place with us.
You can save yourself $250 off the price of this workshop by registering with your partner or a friend. So that’s $500 reduction per couple!!
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