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Mesmerizing Konkan - Seascape Photography Tour

DCP Expeditions LLP
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Konkan is the coastal strip that lies between the Western Ghats (Sahyadri mountains) and the Arabian sea, stretching from Lower Maharashtra across Goa to Karnataka. This tour focuses on the Sindhudurg district in Konkan, with Malwan and Devgad as the central points. Dotted with pristine beaches, Sindhudurg offers excellent photo opportunities for seascapes & landscapes. The Malwan harbour is always bustling with activity. Apart from Seascapes, one can get ample images ranging from candids to silhouettes & sunsets. The Sindhudurg Fort provides a majestic backdrop to the harbour. Devgad is popular globally for its Alphonso mango, locally known as the Devgad Haapus. But apart from the mango, this town provides natural beauty unique only to the Konkan region. Overall, a perfect mix of Seascape & Landscape photography.

Scheduled dates: 6th October to 12th October 2018

Day 1

Depart from Mumbai early, around 5am. Breakfast/ Lunch/ Evening tea will be on the way. Reach Malwan/ Tarkarli by evening (mostly it will be dark by the time we reach, but in case we reach early we can try for some sunset shots). After freshening up we will have an introductory discussion and wind up after dinner.

Day 2

Early morning shoot with the rising sun at Tarkarli beach, near the hotel. Here we get to shoot some long exposure seascapes in the morning light. After breakfast proceed to Malwan harbour to capture fishermen and harbour activity with lots of boats anchored and fresh catch coming in. After lunch at the resort and a little rest, visit Malwan fort. It is an island fort and can be accessed by boat (this visit will be subject to weather conditions). Spend an hour inside the fort shooting architectural abstracts and end the day with some sunset shots across the Malwan harbour. Back to the hotel for an evening discussion and dinner.

Day 3

Leave early morning for Bhogave beach. Bhogave has a good expanse of rocky beach, ideal for slow shutter drama. Move to Nivate beach which is long stretch of sandy beach. Return to the hotel for lunch and some rest. Visit Khavane beach in the evening to shoot sunset and the blue hour. Khavane which a very less visited beach in Konkan, has some rocky areas and is surrounded by cliffs giving excellent photo opportunities

Day 4
Depart early morning and explore Amboli waterfall/ Khavane beach in the morning light (depending on the prevailing situation).
Move to Redi, with a lunch stopover on the way. Redi is another beautiful rock scattered beach, lined with coconut and beetle nut trees.
Back to the hotel for dinner.

Day 5

Checkout early morning and leave for Savdav waterfalls. Here we can shoot till late morning and then proceed towards Devgad to check into our hotel. After a good rest we will visit Devgad beach along the Windmills road.

Day 6

Visit the Devgad fort area to shoot the Sunrise and post breakfast visit Vijaydurg fort. Back to the hotel for lunch and visit Kunkeshwar beach in the evening for our final round of shooting

Day 7

Check out and leave for Mumbai . Breakfast, Lunch and Evening tea will be done on the way.

Hotel Visava, Tarkarli or equivalent
Hotel Alankar, Devgad or equivalent

Things to carry
Wide angle lens
Carry fully charged batteries for your camera / flash.
Carry battery charger. Carry extra pack of camera batteries
Carry backup memory cards / HDD storage drives, Laptop
Remote shutter release with or without cable (preferably with a lock)
Adequate rain protection for you and your gear is MUST
It is advisable to carry basic first aid along with you.
A sturdy tripod is a MUST.
Enough warm clothing
Equipment available on rental - please mail us at rentals@dcpexpeditions.com.

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
Image processing workshop

To maximize and complete your photographic learning, join our evening session of informal discussions on digital image processing. Our Expert will work on few of his own images or a few of yours (which you have clicked during the day) and demonstrate various techniques of image processing to give a final shape to your artwork. The following will be discussed

RAW files processing
Histogram and exposure control
Colour correction methods
Cropping and image resizing
Sharpening, cloning, dodging and burning
Noise reduction

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 Travel, Landscape and Street photography, he shoots across various genres. He has participated in various photography exhibitions/ contests and International circuits, with some winning entries and numerous Acceptances. At a professional level, after working for over 25 years in the Pre-press, Web and Digital Media domains, he is now a full time commercial photographer. Swapnil is associated with DCP Expeditions as a Group Leader.

Rs 46200 per head inclusive of all taxes

Cost includes:
Complete tour travel (Mumbai – Malwan/ Tarkarli - Devgad - Mumbai) in AC Mini Coach, as per the program
All meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Accommodation on twin sharing basis
Single room supplement (INR 3000 additional per head, per night)
Photographic guidance of DCP Photography expert
Cost doesn't include

Mineral water, additional meals, drinks, laundry, tips, etc
Additional excursions or trips apart from those specified in the itinerary
Any kind of Insurance, medical or / & emergency charges
Cancellation policy

All cancellations before 30 days of the event date - 100% credit
All cancellations between 20 - 30 days of the event date - 50% credit
All cancellations within 20 days of the event date - No credit possible

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