One Day Outdoor Photo Workshop on Landscape and Portraiture
Destination: Madhana, Morni Hills and Tikkar Taal
Mode of Conveyance: Tempo Traveler
Instructor: Deep Bhatia, EFIAP, FIIPC, TSOF
Morni and Tikkar Tal
Situated in the lower reaches of the Shivalik range, Morni is ideal for a holiday with its cool clime, beautiful natural vistas and myriad opportunities for trekking, rock-climbing and other adventure sports. Just five hours away from Delhi and 45 kms. from Chandigarh, Morni in Panchkula district combines the best of an idyllic retreat with action, adventure and fun.
At an elevation of 3,600 feet above sea level, Morni has a fascinating range of flora and fauna. Pines crown the hilltops and trees like neem, oak, pipal, jamun, amaltas and jacaranda cover the slopes. When the flowering trees blossom, the hillsides are awash with colour, presenting a delightful sight. The trees were introduced in the hills as an experimental venture, even though the climate was not really cold enough for the trees to flourish. As a result, pine of the area has small cones. Morni is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts and birdwatchers with its teeming population of birds like quails, sand grouse and doves as well as animals like jackals, hyenas, sambhars and even a jungle cat or two.
Myth, mystery and history also have a place in Morni’s attractions. There are two large lakes or tals, which seem to be interconnected mysteriously even though they are separated by a hillock, the water level in both the tals always remains the same. Locals consider the lake auspicious and gather here on ceremonial occasions. A small temple on the banks contains a Trimurti (the Hindu Trinity), which dates back to the 12th century AD. The remains of an old fort speak of the history of the place.
Morni offers many interesting trekking options. One can trek to the two tals and the old fort and for the more adventurous, there are treks to the bank of the river Ghaggar, which flows past Morni.
At Morni, Haryana Tourism caters to tourists here with its Mountain Quail tourist resort. This is a comfortable motel that is situated ideally on the hill top overlooking a beautiful valley. A delightful restaurant and a bar with lush green lawns beckons tourists.
Lakes of Morni afford an opportunity for wonderful camping and relaxing amidst nature.
Itenary & Contents
Pick up points: 5.30AM Sector 48, Sector 46, Tribune Chowk, Chandigarh
5.50AM Paras Down Town
6.00 AM Pkl
7.00 Landscape Photography with dancers/models in Haryanvi dress in Morning light at Madhna Hieghts.
9.00 Break Fast in Green Park Resort, Madhana
9.45 Departure for Morni Hills
Landscape & Model shoot at 2-3 points upto Morni Hills
12.00 Photo Shoot outside Morni Fort (Fort is closed for repairs)
1.00PM Lunch at Mountain Quail Tourist Resort of Haryana Tourism
2 to 3.30 Outdoor Portraiture Photography Workshop
(Reflectors/Props will be used)
3.30 PM Departure for Tikkar Taal
3.50PM Tea at Haryana Tourism Resort, Tikkar Taal
4.20 to 5.45 Photoshoot in Tikkar Taal Lake
5.45 PM Departure for Chandigarh (Photo shoot at 2 points during back journey)
7.00PM Arrival in Chandigarh
Distance: Chandigarh to Madhana : 21KM
Chandigarh to Morni: 32KM
Chandigarh to Tikkar Taal : 51KM
*Itenary subject to minor change
Objective of this workshop:
The main objectives of this workshop is to clear basic concepts about Landscape and outdoor Portraiture photography and also use of various settings of the Camera in different situations.
Frequently asked Questions (FAQ)
Am I eligible for this tour?
Anyone above 18 years (unless accompanied by a parent or guardian/or with parent’s consent) is welcome to join this photo tour.
Though Priority will be given to previous students of Deep Bhatia Photography Workshops.
I am new in photography. Will I join this workshop?
Yes off course. This workshop is for all photography enthusiastic people. The more you travel and explore, your photographic eye will open. To polish your photographic skills you should join us.
What photographic equipments are required for this Trip?
DSLR camera, any zoom lens and a wide angle lens will work best. Extra memory cards and batteries are recommended.
What will be covered in the workshop
Landscape Photography placing model/dancer at the centre of interest at appropriate zone and creating the balance. Creating story
Camera techniques, on field assistance, composition of a frame, use of camera and lens in most effective way. Hyperfocal distance. Creating shallow depth of field (Bokeh). Creating more depth of Field. Focus modes understanding. Panning. Slow shutter speed effect. Fast Shutter speed effects/ action shots. There will be post shoot critique session with the instructor during the lunch hour and sharing with knowledge and experiences.
Outdoor portraiture utilising sunlight as back or side lighting and filling the shadows with reflectors. Creating Bokeh. Framing. Using props.
Panning Technique Demonstration: Using slow shutter effect.
Sunscreen Lotion and
Sports/Trekking shoes recommended
COST: Rs 1500
• It will also cover Transportation, B/F, Lunch Tea, Models/dancers.
What will not include:
• Extras personal orders and Medical & Travel insurance