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June Wallpaper and India workshop update

Udaipur is known as “The Venice of the East” and will be just one of a handful Indian cities we will be exploring on the workshop in November.

As I have been planning for the Photo workshop in India I have been thinking back to some of the great cities that we will be exploring. One city I have enjoyed in the past is Udaipur, which is called “The Venice of the East”. Now I don’t think it quite measures up to Venice in the sense of waterways and ambiance, but it is still an amazing city, which is why I chose to have the June wallpaper be of this great Indian city. To download the wallpaper, click here.

I also wanted to give you a quick update on the Photo workshop to India. The workshop is going to be from November 1-9, 2012. That means we will have nine days together of shooting and the total length of the trip will be 11-13 including travel time to and from New Delhi, depending on where you are coming from.

We are still working on nailing down the final price but we will get that to you as soon as possible. Here is an itinerary of the trip so far:

Day One: Old Delhi
During our first full day we will take some time to get to know each other, discuss the itinerary, philosophy and details of the workshop as well as venturing out to begin exploring Old Delhi.

Day Two: Old Delhi and Nizamuddin Dargah
We will spend the morning of our second day continuing our exploration of Old Delhi. After lunch at Kareem’s, a famous lunch spot in Old Delhi, we will head to Nizamuddin where we will spend the afternoon and evening wandering through this neighborhood and shrine.

Day Three: Jodhpur
Our journey to Jodhpur, “The Blue City” will begin with a quick flight from Delhi. We will spend the rest of the exploring this wonderful city filled with blue houses, great markets, forts and more.

Day Four: Desert Safari
Leaving early in the morning, we will spend the day on a desert safari, exploring the desert landscapes around Jodhpur and enjoying local Rajasthani food and hospitality.

Day Five: Jodhpur to Udaipur
We will leave Jodhpur early in the morning to make the full day’s drive to Udaipur. Along the way we will stop to explore the beautiful Ranakpur Jain Temple, admire the incredible beauty of the Aravalli mountain range and the wonderful countryside of rural Rajasthan. In the evening we will explore the city of Udaipur at night.

Day Six: Rural Udaipur
Leaving early in the morning, we will venture south of Udaipur where we will spend the day exploring the picturesque landscapes of Rural Udaipur and village life.

Day Seven: Udaipur
Known as “The Venice of the East”, Udaipur is home to many waterways, ghats, palaces, temples, markets and more. As we wander through this wonderful city we will enjoy an early morning boat ride and a tram ride to the top of a hillside fort at sunset affording us wonderful panoramic views of Udaipur.

Day Eight and Nine: Jaipur, The Pink City
We will end our adventure together wandering through the wonderful markets, mosques and more of Jaipur which is known as “The Pink City”.

You are not going to want to miss this trip so mark off the dates on your calendar!

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Upcoming Photo workshop to India

India is a country of unmatched diversity, spiritually, geographically, culturally, linguistically and more which makes a favorite for photographers around the world. Of all the places I have visited India is definitely one of my favorites, which is why I am excited to announce this photography workshop in partnership with The Flat Planet Travel.

Sufi Muslims at Nizamuddin Dargah in New Delhi

On this photography workshop we will start out in New Delhi wandering through the neighborhoods, markets, mosques, shrines and temples of Old Delhi, Nizamuddin, Mehrauli and more. Next we will head to Jodhpur, The Blue City, where we will explore this wonderfully colorful city and the surrounding desert landscapes that are home to wonderful and beautiful people and cultures.

One of the stops on this Photography workshop will be Jodhpur, The Blue City.

From Jodhpur we will drive to Udaipur along a route that will take us through the incredible Aravalli mountain range, past the magnificent Ranakpur Temple, a beautifully and intricately carved Jain temple, as well as wild monkeys, Rajasthani camel herders, painted elephants and more; it is truly an amazing drive.

Udaipur is known as the “Venice of the East”

Once in Udaipur we will take our time as we explore the beautiful waterways, ghats, palaces and more. Additionally, we venture outside the city to the south to experience rural Rajasthani desert life. We will have the privilege of eating with locals, creating images of the beautiful rocky landscapes of Rajasthan and more. Finally we will make our way back to New Delhi, stopping for two days in Jaipur, The Pink City before we make our way home.

This workshop will be an unforgettable adventure and is designed for photographers who want to enhance their visual storytelling skills in a relaxed yet focused mentoring environment.

The exact dates and price will be announced soon so be looking for these details. Until then stop buying Starbucks, have a garage sale and do whatever else you need to do to find the money to join us because you will not want to miss this adventure of a lifetime!