Milkyway In Maharashtra:
Basic Photography Tour

5th-6th March, 2023

Duration

1N/2D

Group Size

Min 4 pax | Max 10 pax

Tour Price

Rs. 6,000/-

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Participants should have completed both doses of Covid-Vaccine for the tour

Tour Overview

Always wondered how the photographers capture the Great Milkyway? Or you always thought it is impossible to shoot Mikyway using your kit lens? Then we are here to break all those myths. Join us with your basic kit lens and we promise that you will be able to capture the Milkyway and EDIT it. In this workshop, we will be briefing about the importance of long exposure photography. The main objective of this workshop is to explain the shooting and editing workflow of Milkyway.

  • Photographing Milkyway
  • Understanding basics of night sky
  • Organic Food
  • Complete editing workflow

Special Note: The visibility of Millyway totally depends upon the weather conditions as the weather has really become unpredictable in recent years.

If you are fascinated by stars, galaxies and Milkyway this workshop is designed for you. This is a basic level photo tour, which covers Milkyway Photography & Editing. If you ever wanted to add stunning Milkyway images in your portfolio this is the right choice for you. Even if you are a beginner you can join this workshop as we have ‘Personal Pre Tour Support’ which clears all level of difficulties before we start the Tour.

 

Ashish Kamble is a professional photographer and educator working in photography industry since 2009 (13 years). He has trained more than 900 students (B.M.M & B.A.F.T.N.M.P) in his teaching career as a visiting faculty in colleges affiliated under Mumbai University and in his own Institution ‘LotusBeam School of Photography’. His teaching experience helps every tour participant to clear their doubts from basic to advance level. To add further support we have specially designed a Personal Pre Tour Support policy at no additional cost.

Our maximum group size is 8-10 participants for this tour, which allows us to give personal individual attention throughout the tour. We try our level best to create artistic images by adding elements like light painting which helps our participants to create distinct looking images. We also cover post processing session which is an essential part of photography as it helps the participants to bring their visuals into reality. We make sure that you go back with a satisfying portfolio.

Personal Support

If you are completely new to Milkyway photography a private lecture will be arranged to clear all doubts without any extra charges. All participants will be guided about the tools and gear required for this shoot to have a clear idea about the shoot. If any basic or advance query they will be cleared via phone call to make sure you are technically prepared for the shoot.

After the workshop ends if you have any doubts related to post processing we provide 2 hours online support to clear all your doubts on prior appointment basis. Once a part of Ashish Kamble Photography and Tours you get a life time support to clear your general doubts related to photography on prior appointment basis.

STAY OPTION: As we will be traveling to extreme remote areas of Maharashtra the stay will be arranged in a local homestay as its safer & hygienic. If requested before the workshop a tent will be arranged at an additional charge.

Tour Itinerary

MEETING POINT: Sanjay Gandhi National Park at 9am

PICKUP POINT: MIRAROAD HIGHWAY, THANE Opp. Lake City Mall

 DAY 1: Drive to Naneghat via Thane – Murbad Road – Junnar

We start our journey from Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali East lunch Enroute. Reach Naneghat by evening.  After evening tea, we will brief you about the gear and how to set it up for night shoot followed by local area exploration. After Veg/Non Veg Dinner we rest and start shooting Milkyway at Midnight till early morning hours.

 

DAY 2: Drive from Naneghat to Borivali

After Veg breakfast, we will start with post processing on the images clicked by participants followed by certificate distribution. On the way back we will have Veg lunch. The final drop location will be Borivali East. The Tour ends here.

TOUR PRICE: Rs. 6,000/-

Minimum 4pax and Maximum 10 pax (Single occupancy/tent can be arranged at the additional cost of ₹.1000)*

TOOLS/GEAR REQUIRED BY PARTICIPANTS:

  • DSLR or Mirror less camera
  • Sturdy Tripod
  • Wired / Wireless Camera trigger (Optional)
  • Head torch/ Torch (Optional)

THINGS TO CARRY:
Personal hygiene and care products, Medicine etc.

  • Mumbai – Naneghat – Mumbai Travel by AC Vehicle
  • All meals, starting from Day 1 lunch to Day 2 Lunch.
  • Photography mentorship and on field assistance fees
  • Additional beverages, snacks etc.
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the Inclusion list
  • ₹ 6,000/- needs to be paid to book your seat

CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • 75% refund of full fees if cancellation is made 45 days prior to the date of the tour.

  • 25% refund of full fees if cancellation is made 20 days prior to the date of the tour.

  • NO refund if cancellation is made 15 days prior to the date of the tour.

  • 50% refund of full fees if cancellation is made 30 days prior to the date of the tour.

1) Is this a luxury Tour?

As Naneghat lies in the remotest area of Maharashtra we cannot expect luxury. If you are looking for luxurious tour we won’t recommend this tour as it involves stay in homestay with basic amenities in remote areas.

 

2) What will be our mode of transport?

If the group size is only 4 pax or smaller we travel by Innova/scorpio. If there are 6 pax or more than 6 pax we will travel by tempo traveler.

 

3) Does one needs to be fit to join your tour?

We won’t be doing any serious hike or trek. A small evening walk to near by area only.

 

4) What about accommodation?

As we will be traveling to extreme remote areas of Maharashtra the stay will be arranged in a local homestay as it’s safer & hygienic. If requested before the workshop a tent will be arranged at an additional charge.

 

5) What type of food will be served?

We offer Veg and Non-Veg food on our tour. But while traveling we recommend to eat only veg food due to motion sickness problem. If non veg food is available in the hotel one can opt for it at no additional cost.

 

6) Does it involve hiking or trekking?

Our vehicle will drive you till the photography spot which doesn’t require any long trekking or hiking. But it might include small hikes to nearby areas to find better composition which is optional. We personally don’t recommend individuals to wander alone far from the camping site. But just incase if you liked some near by location you can do small hike at your own risk, we won’t be involved in any type of additional support in whatsoever circumstances.

 

7) What about washroom where we stay?

An Indian and western washroom is available at home stay.  Bathing facility is also available. It’s a basic washroom.

 

8) How are the road conditions?

We will travel on tarmac roads to sand and gravel filled roads. It will be smooth and bumpy ride.

 

9) Does it really get cold at night?

Naneghat is located at the height of 2,461 ft. So it gets very cold at night. Thus we recommend you to carry warm clothes for night photography. A thick fleece/ sweater/ winter jacket with full pants should suffice.

 

10) Can any one join your tour?

This tour covers many scenic spots, so if you are interested in star gazing this is a great opportunity to experience night sky. So if you are not a photography enthusiast and want to experience the night sky you can join this tour.

 

11) The Mentor can communicate in which languages? Hindi, English and Marathi

  • Participant(s)/Guardians should understand the risks involved in any long journey activities before enrolling.
    In case of any injury, sickness, accident, death or any other casualty or loss or damage of valuables or luggage or any equipment; organisers, volunteers or experts or any other person involved wholly or partially, either individually or jointly with Ashish Kamble Photography and Tours shall not be responsible in any manner for the same and no claims of participants, parents, guardians, relatives or friends of participants will be entertained.
    Any expenses for all medical treatment and arrangements made by the organisers for the participants will be solely borne by the participant.
    During the Workshop, the decision of authorised representative of Ashish Kamble Photography and Tour shall be final and binding on all participants.
    Please be courteous to your mentor and other participants for smooth stress free Tour experience. Any discomfort please share with the organiser, we will try our level best to solve it in our capacity.
    The participant should make the payment only once he has gone through all terms and condition and is willing to abide by them.
  • SMOKING AND ALCOHOL:  Consumption of alcohol, possession of illegal drugs is strictly prohibited during the tour. Participants who want to smoke are allowed to smoke in their leisure time only in permitted smoking areas. Smoking is prohibited when we are on field with other participants or in common meeting area. If found breaking the above Rules will be expelled from the Workshop/Tour and NO REFUND will be provided.

Tour Mentor

Ashish Kamble

Ashish Kamble

Photographer & Educator