12 Days in Rajasthan
The Indian Traditions Tour
This Photo Tour has only one place left available!
Photo tour led by Laurent Dambies and Patrick Firouzian
A cultural and exploratory journey to capture the scenes and immerse in one of the most picturesque regions in India, this guided photography tour evokes the exuberance of life. Rajasthan is a region incredibly rich in history, culture, tradition, and arts developed for centuries, being home to one the earliest civilizations. With myriad of spectacular landscapes to feast one’s eye on, Rajasthan definitely stands out as a photographer’s paradise.
We embark on this expedition to bring you a unique, memorable experience. We travel by trains and buses along with the locals, to places where we meet horse traders, gypsies, musicians, poets. We will get to know and understand who are the “Untouchables” and the “Bopas”, the desert people, the camel herders and more. We will sleep in the magnificent Thar Desert, witnessing breathtaking sunsets, skylines, and sunrises.
Developing your photo skills is an absolute must on Laurent's and Patrick's tours. For every tour they select relevant topic areas to workshop through and also design specific practice exercises for people while on tour. Most of the tour is aimed at developing composition and storytelling skills. Each day our itinerary is focused on how to best approach and photograph subjects such as architecture, landscapes, portraits, street photography, trains, camels and horses, while all the time working on approach, storytelling, composition, editing, correction. All tours include at least two photo critiquing sessions as well as workshops. This not only gives each person invaluable insight into their work but also enhances the group bonding experience. So you are guaranteed to go home a better photographer than before – plus you will have had an amazing travel experience!
Special delight: we will bring a drone along with us, a stabilized Osmo gimbal with a great 4k camera, a goPro, and Canon/Sony/Leica lenses you’ll be able to play with. So, anyone interested in aerial photography?
Day 1 • Delhi
Regrouping, getting to know each other, last minute logistics
Day 2 • Delhi to Bikaner, first class on the night train
Day 3 • Bikaner
Street photography, markets, red fort, sunset.
Day 4 • Jaisalmer
The Fort and Jain temples
Day 5 • Thar Desert
Travel to the Thar Desert, to sleep there and meet the gypsies.
Day 6 • Travel from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur
Day 7 • Jodhpur and Pushkar
Meet the horse and camel traders
Day 8 • Pushkar
Camel fair: finding the story, and letting the story find you
Day 9 • Jaipur
Furthering story and composition
Day 10 • Agra and the Taj Mahal
Monument photography, composing to get a picture which stands out
Day 11 • Agra to Delhi
Day 12 • Back to Delhi
Debrief, book discussion, farewell
Reserve your place on this tour
Once we receive your request we will call and email you to confirm details.
Bookings are made directly with the photographer. For more details please contact Laurent Dambies by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or Patrick Firouzian by email to email@example.com.
- Fees are exclusive of your own travel to and from Delhi.
- Fees do not cover international travel and medical insurance.
- 50% to be paid on confirmed booking.
- Balance of 50% paid at least 45 days before the tour start date.
- By credit card or bank wire transfer.
- 100% refund if made 30+ days before the tour start date.
- 50% refund if made 15+ days before the tour start date.
- 25% refund if made 7+ days before the tour start date.
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With an MBA and PhD from his native France, Laurent Dambies worked over ten years doing research and development around the world, before deciding to focus on what he loves doing the most: photography and travel. Now based in Cambodia and living in Siem Reap for over three years, Laurent is extremely knowledgeable of the best shooting locations in the temples of Angkor and the surrounding countryside. Beyond Angkor, Laurent explores and captures beautiful temples in Thailand and Myanmar, the sights of India and the majestic Himalayas.
Patrick studied Arts in Paris and earned his MBA in California. After a career in world class technology companies, now Patrick is mostly known for his work in the humanitarian field. He loves immersing himself in diverse cultures, where he uses photography and drone videography to help bring visibility to social cases and innovations which aim at improving living conditions. Patrick’s over-arching goal is to make people successful at what they love to achieve, and he will invest all his energy and talent to make it happen.