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Rural Photography Workshop with Grassroutes Journeys Private Limited


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Rural Photography Workshop

Ever wondered why some photos are more appealing than others: some too bright, others too dark, blurry, out-of-focus or grainy? Here’s your chance to learn the principles of exposure & composition i.e. achieving optimum exposure by light metering, understanding & setting the shutter-speed, aperture & film-speed etc., taking the subject, intensity & direction of light into consideration during the two day residential workshop in the rural village near Mumbai.


Key Learnings

  1. You will be able to use the camera in the Manual or ‘M’ mode for effective exposures: no more over/under-exposed photos!
  2. No blurry photos in low light! You will be able to achieve crisp and clear photos in any lighting conditions
  3. Make powerful pictures by choosing the most relevant focus point and understanding the simple rules of composition
  4. Understand and read histograms and curves.
  5. Exposure under various light conditions: Dusk to dawn, Natural & Rural backdrop
  6. Experiential rural tour


Additional activities & photo opportunities: [If Nature & Time permits]


  1. FARMING:  Plough the fields, sowing, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, pounding, de-husking of rice etc.
  2. LIFESTYLE: chopping wood, fetching water from the well, milking cows/goats, powdering of rice, antiseptic treatment of houses & storehouses, traditional cooking, swimming in the river, fishing etc.
  3. NATURE: Bird watching, tree identification, learn  about the medicinal properties of certain plants, stargazing. [Identification of trees, birds and medicinal plants is subject to the availability of the local expert]
  4. Sunset Trek [2 Hours to complete]
  5. Riverside Fun 
  6. Rice Pounding/Collecting Water/Pluck and eat!
  7. All hands on the fields
  8. Chopping wood for the Bonfire 
  9. Preparing food with the Local Women


Workshop inclusions:

  • Photography session from 8 am to next day 14:30 pm
  • Exposure under various light conditions (Dusk to dawn)
  • Natural rural backdrop
  • Experiential rural tour
  • Travel - Travel in private AC car from Dadar, Mumbai to Purushwadi village, Ahmednagar & back to Mumbai next day
  • Accommodation - one night in the tents around campsite in the vilage (with mattress, blankets, bed-sheets, pillows & pillow-covers with common washrooms in the campsite) Once there, the guests are briefed on the accommodation. If the guest is unable to accommodate in a tent then we have villager’s houses that can be used.
  • Food - Organic Vegetarian meals in Villager’s homes (Day - 1: Lunch & Dinner Day - 2: (Breakfast & Lunch) 
  • Filtered drinking water
  • Local Village Guides

Exclusions: * Any personal expenses during the trip


Workshop cost:

  Rs. 6,000.00 + Tax (Per person)



Additional workshop information:

Do you need to have an SLR/DSLR/Micro-four-thirds camera with you?

The scope of understanding the core technicalities of professional photography on a camera that’s not SLR/DSLR/Micro-four-thirds is limited. But if you don’t have one, you are more than welcome to bring whichever camera that you have and master the art of using it to its full potential.

Rarely anyone takes the time to set a point and shoot camera as per the available light before using it. The fact of the matter is that even a point and shoot camera needs to be set in accordance to the available lighting conditions if one wants to make effective photographs.


What is the impact of you booking a Weekend Rural Photography Workshop?

  • 20 % increase in average annual household income of over 80 households
  • Over 2000 days of employment created annually
  • Reduction in migration
  • Conservation of traditions & biodiversity
  • Connecting urban & rural communities
  • We endeavour to contribute towards the UN’s MDG’s through Rural Tourism


Please note: This is not a luxury holiday. It is an experiential and rustic weekend village getaway. The food is always vegetarian consisting of chapatis, rice, dal and 2 vegetables along with pickle or salad.


Essential things to carry during the workshop


What should you carry?

  • Pair of good walking shoes / Clothes / Cap 
  • Personal medications if any
  • Basic Toiletries (towel, soap, toothbrush, paste etc.)
  • A bottle of water – 1 Litre is good enough (We have Pure-It and Purified water and you can re-fill as and when required)
  • Spirit of Adventure


What you should not carry?

  • Electronic Gadgets like iPod etc. (You won’t get time to listen to it.)
  • Expensive jewellery
  • Lots of Cash (Unless you plan to buy a cow…)
  • Office-work and Laptops. (The Cows in this Village don’t like IT; and may attack the Laptops)

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