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Yes! 5 days it is.

I know it sounds like a far-fetched goal. You may not believe that 5 days is enough to become a better bird photographer. You might even laugh at me as you might have been practicing bird photography for a couple of months or a couple of years.

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Silhouette of Indian Peafowl Interaction during Sunrise in Keoladeo National Park or Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan, India.
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Initially, when I started offering workshops, I thought it’s not possible to turn someone with limited knowledge into a better bird photographer. But I was wrong.

Here’s a story of a novice bird photographer Sunil who attended my Ranganathittu Bird Photography Workshop because his friend Sandeep wanted to go! He accompanied his friend with almost no knowledge about me or my teachings. In fact, he was not there to learn any great deal. It was more of an outing with his friend.

Sunil had an incredibly inferior equipment Canon 1100D + Canon 75-300mm lens. If you get a chance to shoot with a Canon 75-300mm lens @ 300mm, you will get to know what I am talking about. It literally wobbles @ 300mm!

But then, it didn’t stop Sunil to understand what it takes to be a bird photographer. He became a fan of bird photography and has decided at that moment to become a serious student of bird photography.

But within 2 short days, Sunil made a phenomenal jump from a casual visitor to a serious student of photography. Here’s a short and sweet feedback from him:

Your 2 days Seminar [Masterclass] has changed my view about bird photography, and you made it impossible to possible. It was power-house of technical knowledge of photography for us – Sunil Karangale

I have a couple of such stories. It’s proven time and again that a bird photography workshop can literally push you from mediocrity to a profound photographer. But let me warn you that you have to go to the right master. If you end up going to a master who is a bluff or not interested in teaching, then you are ruined. Because there are several terrible stories I have heard from my students.

Beware of the teachers who teach you paint by numbers techniques. In nature photography, there is nothing that is constant. Everything changes. You have to be a better judge in picking the right conditions, techniques, and settings.

Make a careful judgment by following the workshop leader’s work, closely for some time.

Here’s an overview of this article:

  • 7 must-know facts why Bharatpur bird sanctuary is the most preferred location in India for bird photography
  • Here’s what you can expect out of this well-designed workshop
  • Why I don’t follow paint-by-numbers approach
  • What others are saying about my photography workshops
  • 3 must-know reasons why people love my photography workshops
  • Irresistible bonus applicable only for 1st-week registrations
  • Should I spend money on a new lens or should I attend the workshop?
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

And much more…

5-DAY BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP IN FAMOUS BHARATPUR BIRD SANCTUARY

Imagine spending 5 days in the best bird sanctuary of India – The Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. It’s one of the best places to improve your bird photography in a short time. My most famous photographs are from the same location. I fell in love with this place on my very first visit a couple of years ago.

7 MUST-KNOW FACTS WHY BHARATPUR BIRD SANCTUARY IS THE MOST PREFERRED LOCATION IN INDIA FOR BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY

  1. It spans 29 sq.km. with abundant birds and wildlife. These diverse habitats are home to 366 bird species, 379 floral species, 50 species of fish, 13 species of snakes, 5 species of lizards, 7 amphibian species, 7 turtle species, and a variety of other invertebrates.

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    P in Keoladeo National Park or Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan, India.
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  2. The park is eco-friendly with only allowed mode of transportation is on a bicycle or a cycle-rickshaw. You are truly in the unspoiled nature.

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    A Scene to Behold! Photographers and Tourists enjoying the incredible nature in Keoladeo National Park or Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan, India, by walk, bicycles, and cycle-rickshaws.
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  3. The birds are well accustomed to the human beings as there are a high number of tourists and photographers during the winter season. This allows us to get close to them. Sometimes you might get extremely close to the birds who wander on the streets, especially the juveniles.

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    Common Kingfisher Portrait in Keoladeo National Park or Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan, India.
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  4. There are well-designated spots for getting the best light, background, and eye-level shots.

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    Intermediate Egret in Backlight Against Red Algae formation in Keoladeo National Park or Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan, India.
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  5. We can shoot all day long starting from Sunrise to Sunset. Imagine 12 hours of fun shooting these beautiful creatures in an extraordinary setting.

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    R in Keoladeo National Park or Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan, India.
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  6. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is one of the very few places that give you a mesmerizing background. Added to this a light mist in the winter months transforms the scene into something magical.

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    The Sarus Crane Pai Calling On A Foggy Morning in Keoladeo National Park or Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan, India.
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  7. It’s by far the best place to take breathtaking silhouettes shots during the Sunrise and the Sunset! What else can a bird photographer need?

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    Indian Peafowl Silhouette in the Gorgeous Twilight in Keoladeo National Park or Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan, India.
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HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT OUT OF THIS WELL DESIGNED WORKSHOP

The Bharatpur bird photography workshop is defined to get the maximum benefits with a lot of fun. Below listed are some highlight of what you’ll learn.

  • Find out the difference between a snapshot and a photograph.
  • Learn what exactly makes a bird photograph win accolades.
  • Find out how a professional photographer approaches a given scene.
  • Learn the best-kept secrets of professional bird photographers.
  • Find out how pre-visualization concept can change the way you take the photographs. This technique alone can prove worth a million.
  • Learn the simplest and efficient post-processing workflow in one of the best post-processing software – Adobe Lightroom ®. Apart from learning the simple and no-brainer techniques, you will also learn a lot of time-saving techniques. These time-saving techniques can make a frustrating workflow into a fun-filled activity. It’s kind of a magic that saves you a whole lot of time.

The Bharatpur bird photography workshop is designed in such a way that:

  • You’ll learn a concept in the field not in a classroom.
  • You’ll apply the concept in the field and see how it works.
  • Make a decision based on what works and what doesn’t.
  • You’ll get instant feedback which will save you a lot of frustrations later on.
  • You’ll be taught about the most important concepts repeatedly until it really gets into your mind.
  • Know firsthand why there’s nothing called paint-by-number technique.
  • Discover how important it is to learn the techniques from a true professional.

I think above all, what I like the most about these short and sweet workshops is the time we spend while we are not shooting. It’s a lot of fun to have breakfast and lunch amidst the chirping sound. You’ll hear plenty of exciting experiences by the co-participants. We’ll share our experiences and joy of bird photography. I have heard several of my workshop participants claiming it to be their best lifetime experience.

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The Painted Storck Juveniles Pleading for the Food as Great Egret Watches for an Easy Meal in Keoladeo National Park or Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan, India.
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I like to keep my workshop very informal so that I can work with each one of you separately. I have found that throwing the same concept on everyone in the same language and same speed typically doesn’t work. Some are fast learners, some are slow, and some are shy. I try my best to keep everyone comfortable when it comes to learning.

Let me warn you. When it comes to teaching, I can go to any length to make sure the participants derive the most value. So, if you are up for learning a great deal about bird photography, then here’s a photography workshop for you.

WHY I DON’T FOLLOW PAINT-BY-NUMBERS APPROACH

The paint-by-number approach is pretty much like spoon-feeding. It will only make you a dumb photographer. Naturally, you wouldn’t know why you are using certain settings as you are just following someone’s advice.

Here are 2 of the most common assumptions I see in many photographers who follow the paint-by-numbers approach:

Assumption #1: Focus Point Should Be On The Eye Of The Bird

This assumption alone can hold you back considerably. Can you imagine moving the autofocus point on the bird’s eye all the time? Birds are never still.

The idea is to get the eye in sharp focus. That doesn’t mean you have to always move the focus point on the eye. I have written a whole article on why bird’s eye should be in tack-sharp focus. Read One Bird Photography Tip Which can Make or Break Your Bird Photograph.

Do you think I have kept the focus point on the bird’s eye here? It would have been impossible to do so as it was a surprise move from the Green Heron which happened before I could realize. It was my reflexes which helped me get one of my most memorable and most applauded photographs.

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A Green Heron Taking a Bird’s Eye View Look at its Prey in an apartment complex in Grayslake, IL, USA.
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Assumption #2: White Subjects Needs To Be Underexposed By 1 Stop

Really? If this was true, then I should always under expose my most favorite subject – Egret. Isn’t it?

Let’s take a look at the below photograph of a Little Egret in the early morning soft sunlight.

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A Little Egret Wading Through the Shallow Waters on a Beautiful Morning in Kabini Backwaters.
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I have over exposed the above photograph by +0.7 stop! You see…you can never bet on a setting.

If you blindly follow paint-by-numbers technique, you’re sure to be disappointed. Above all, you keep wondering what went wrong.

Do you want to be like that? I don’t think so. You wouldn’t have been reading this if you were.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT MY PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

Below listed is a small sample of numerous testimonials from my previous and ongoing workshop students.



I am really happy that I joined this [
3-Month Photography Mentorship Program] course. Though it’s been seven months since I became a student of this wonderful art, my learning curve got a great push in the last few weeks with this course. Prathap Sir has a very good style of keeping things simple at the core. You learn to get the basics right – the simple things which we often miss out when learning too many. I initially thought he would teach me camera settings… manual focus, exposure, different modes of shooting, etc. but he started with what I considered my best shots and then moving from thereon. In every session I get a detailed analysis of my new clicks and learn what I did wrong, how I could have made it better – in a way teaching me focus, exposure, different modes of shooting and the most important of all – composition. In a one to one session, I get his undivided attention. He can be very critical at times but also doesn’t shy away when it comes to praise.  With a deadline to mail him by the end of the week the clicks based on what has been learned, one is pushed in the field, to take shots, to compose rightly, to practice which I think is the only way to learn any art.

Thanks Prathap Sir for sharing things which you have learnt the hard way and making our path a lot simpler. 

– Rajeev from Agra.


I attended photography course at Bharatpur National Park with Prathap as my one on one mentor from 19 to 21 st Jan, 2016. 

I arrived at Bharatpur on 18th Jan cold and foggy evng. But warmth of Prathap and friendly atmosphere and hot home food at Iora guest house made me feel very comfortable.

Next two days of intensive photography followed with Prathap keeping a close eye and giving useful tips. I learnt many useful techniques of using my camera followed my composition, habitat, bird portrait and action shots.

On the final day whole morning was spent very usefully on discussion about using lightroom and photoshop.

After three days with Prathap I am very confident that my photography will go to next level.

Also enjoyed Prathap’s very informal teaching while still keeping a very close eye on my shots. 

– Dr. Ragu from Saudi Arabia.


I have been on a few Wildlife Photo trip with some experts, but have to admit that the Trip with Prathap was by far the best. Being reasonably new to the DSLR world, Prathap makes the whole learning process very simple. The stress on Composition and exposure, has helped me to improve my photographs a lot . Prathap is very patient, and even answers some of the silly questions that we beginners may ask. Thanks Prathap for the great trip to Bharatpur. 

– Sridhar Sivaram from Mumbai.


3 MUST-KNOW REASONS WHY PEOPLE LOVE MY PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

Below are the 3 strong reasons why people love my photography workshops.

  1. I think the first and foremost reason people love my workshops is because I dedicate my 100% time towards improving my student’s skills. Yes! 100%. I don’t shoot unless I want to show a composition, or I am on a long workshop schedule or a customized trip. This allows me to dedicate my complete time and attention to the workshop participants.After all, you have paid to learn from me, not to see me shooting. Isn’t it?
  1. Secondly, I teach in my trademark style – Simple and Practical. No technical jargons, no high-end vocabulary, and no nonsense. It’s full of field tips and techniques. I take utmost care in helping you improve your bird photography skills. My goal is to make you feel it was well worth your time and money.
  2. As a professional photographer, I urge every student to get to a role of a professional photographer. I stress a lot on THINK LIKE A PRO concept. I think once you get a hang of it, you’ll never be the same photographer again. That EUREKA moment is something that makes me happy.

BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP DETAILS

Here’re the details of 5-day bird photography workshop. I am offering 2 batches so that you can pick the suitable dates.

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Batch – 1 [FULL]

Workshop Dates: Dec 10th to 14th of 2016

Workshop Place: Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

No. of Participants: 8 (Max.)

Cost: INR 31,500/- for Indian Residents. US $600 if you are a foreign national.


Batch – 2

Workshop Dates: Dec 14th to 18th of 2016

Workshop Place: Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

No. of Participants: 8 (Max.) [Only 2 Seats Available]

Cost: INR 31,500/- for Indian Residents. US $600 if you are a foreign national.


EXTENDED ITINERARY FOR THE PARTICIPANTS FROM OUTSIDE INDIA

Interested in a long-haul? Check out the Incredible 18-day Photography Trip in Rajasthan which includes Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Ranthambore National Park, Agra, Varanasi, Jaipur, and much more. There’s ONLY ONE seat. So, act fast.

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IRRESISTIBLE BONUS APPLICABLE ONLY FOR 1ST-WEEK REGISTRATIONS

Only those workshop participants who will register within a week (on or before 10th June 2016) receive two of my most popular eBooks and 1-hour FREE consultation on bird photography.

  1. Bird Photography Simplified – A Virtual Masterclass eBook worth INR 2,400 (US $39.95)Best Bird Photography Post Processing Tips for Bird Photographers Using Adobe Lightroom. Birds, Wildlife, and Nature Photography by Prathap. Nature Photography Simplified.
  1. A Step by Step Guide to Post-Processing Bird Photographs using Adobe Lightroom ® and Photoshop ® eBook worth INR 1,200 (US $19.95) Best Bird Photography book or eBook. Professional bird photography tips. Practical bird photography tips.
  2. 1-hour FREE consultation on Bird Photography worth INR 3000 (US $50) [NEW BONUS]

A total worth of INR 6600 (US $110) free! Most importantly, you’ll receive these eBooks right after you confirm your participation. This will help you immensely to improve your bird photography and post-processing skills right away!

This is a great way to learn the concepts so that you can apply them in the field during the Bharatpur bird photography workshop. It’ll enable you to focus more on advanced topics than worrying about the basic concepts. It wouldn’t have been any better.

But, then you’ll have to ACT FAST.

You’ll receive these exceptional bonuses worth INR 6600 (US $110) absolutely free only if you register for the workshop within next 48 hours (before 10th June 2016).

NEW BONUS: 1-HOUR FREE CONSULTATION ON BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY

I am offering this exclusively for my workshop students for the first time. I have seen a great improvement with my online workshop students when I review their images and suggest improvements. Of course, at the end of the day, it depends on you. You have to take action to see the results.

Here’s an overview of what happens in my 1-hour free consultation.

  • I’ll review 10 of your best bird photographs.
  • I’ll point out the good, bad, and ugly details in your photograph.
  • I’ll offer you the best advice to improve your bird photography quickly.

It’s also a good way to connect. We’ll get to know each other. The consultation will be via Skype or Google Hangout after we decide on the time. It’ll be done within this month so that you get to act immediately on my suggestions.

Follow my advice to the word. Practice all the professional tips and techniques given in my 2 of the most useful eBooks. I bet you’ll make the best use of the workshop when you are with me.

Already Registered?

Don’t worry; you’ll get the new bonus too!

BUT I HAVE ALREADY BOUGHT YOUR EBOOKS

No problem at all. Send me the payment receipt and get a discount of INR 1,500/- (or US $25) on the workshop cost. Effectively, you’ll pay just INR 30,000/-. And you’ll pay just US $575 if you are a foreign national.

COST INCLUDES

  • Stay and Accommodation @ one of the best hotels in Bharatpur – Hotel Sunbird.
  • Accommodation in the Standard A/C room on twin sharing basis.
  • All meals, tea, and snacks.
  • Park entry fees and Cycle-rickshaw charges on twin sharing basis.
  • Tuition Fee.

COST EXCLUDES

  • Airfare or Train fare or any other mode of transportation.
  • Travel to and from Bharatpur. We can arrange a taxi from Airport (Delhi/Jaipur) to Bharatpur on request for actual costs.
  • And any other personal expenses that are not listed in the “cost includes” section.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP?

Send me a mail using the contact form. Mention the workshop details and the batch you want to choose. And ask for the bank details or PayPal ID. Post that, you have to send me INR 10,000 (or $200) to reserve your seat.

You have to pay an advance of INR 10,000/- (non-refundable) to confirm your seat. The remaining amount has to be paid no later than 10th of November 2016.

Let me warn you that seats are filling fast for both the batches. You’ll have to ACT FAST to avoid any disappointment.

You’ll receive these exceptional bonuses worth INR 6600 (US $110) absolutely free only if you register for the workshop within next 48 hours (before 10th June 2016).

  1. Bird Photography Simplified – A Virtual Masterclass eBook worth INR 2,400 (US $39.95)
  2. A Step by Step Guide to Post-Processing Bird Photographs using Adobe Lightroom ® and Photoshop ® eBook worth INR 1,200 (US $19.95)
  3. 1-hour FREE consultation on Bird Photography worth INR 3000 (US $50) [NEW BONUS]

SHOULD I SPEND MONEY ON A NEW LENS OR SHOULD I ATTEND THE WORKSHOP?

That’s a logical question.

As I recommended in my article about best lenses for bird photography, you should save money for the lens. This will help you buy the best lens possible.

However, what you should understand is that if your skillset is the same before and after buying the best lens, your results are going to be the same. There will be few changes regarding the sharpness, the contrast, and the reach. But all these factors will just not make any difference unless you change your point of view.

I would bet on improving my skills much more than buying new equipment. And I suggest you do the same. Several students have claimed that they should have attended my workshop much earlier. So, is true if you read the comments in some of my popular articles. Many readers have wished that they knew about my blog long ago which would have saved a lot of frustrations.

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A Phenomenal Fight Between the 2 Indian Darters in Keoladeo National Park or Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan, India.
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All said I will leave the decision to you. As I think you are the best judge. At the end of the day, you have to decide whether your current skillsets are more than enough to take you to the next level.

WHY 5 DAYS? WHY NOT 3 DAYS SO THAT I CAN TAKE JUST 1 DAY HOLIDAY?

I completely understand the fact that getting leaves is the toughest in today’s fast paced work. Asking your manager for 3 days leave can be a nightmare. I have had this experience too.

But then, it becomes my responsibility to make you a better bird photographer. I have done the 3-day workshops before, but I somehow feel it’s not enough. Though I can get my participants produce amazing results, personally I think it’s not sufficient. Because often the participants forget the tips and techniques in the future as there was not enough repetition. You see, we typically learn by repetition.

With 5 days in hand, I think you can work on the most important concepts repeatedly until it becomes a habit for you. The chances of remembering in the future and executing it, in the same manner, might be quite high.

3 Days of leave might seem quite significant now, but the fruit of it can be well worth the pain. You might thank yourself for your seriousness in improving your skills in bird photography. That’s the key to success in bird photography.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP?

Anyone who is keen on learning bird photography can attend the workshop. Even if you had only started bird photography a couple of weeks or months ago, don’t hesitate to register. I have had two such participants who have kickstarted their bird photography and are grateful that they attended my workshop.

If you are committed to learning, then this workshop is going to be a life changer.

WHO SHOULD NOT ATTEND?

If you need a paint-by-numbers way of learning, then it’s not for you. I don’t teach you only with the slideshows, and I wouldn’t give you any predetermined settings either. You can find such things on the internet. Please don’t waste your time and money.

WORKSHOP ITINERARY

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Day 1: Check-in at Hotel Sunbird by 1 pm.

Take Rest after long travel. Or, visit Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary for a quick photo shoot. We’ll arrange a cycle-rickshaw for you at the actual cost. At 6 pm we’ll meet and discuss some of the most important bird photography techniques. Also, I will give you a hint of what it takes to make successful bird photographs.

Day 2, 3 & 4: Full Day Field Workshop in Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Yes! It’s a full day field workshop for 3 successive days. We enter the park before the sunrise at around 6:30 am and will be there until the sunset!

We shoot at various famous locations that give us the best chance of making some stunning photographs. Also, we will learn to wait for the action to unfold. You will get to understand it’s not really about the equipment or the settings, but it’s something more subtle.

We come back to the hotel quite exhilarated, most often. Then we discuss for an hour about what went right and what went wrong. I will review few of your best photographs if I haven’t already done it in the field. Then, we plan for the next day photo shoot to improvise.

Day 5: Post-Processing Workflow & Check-out

We will meet after the breakfast at around 8 am for the post-processing workflow. It will take not more than 2 hours to understand the complete workflow using Adobe Lightroom ®. Post my class you will have 2 hour time to work on your photographs using the post-processing software.

Check-out by 12 noon.

Airport transfers from/to Delhi/Jaipur can be arranged at extra cost.

WHAT EQUIPMENT SHOULD I BRING?

To make the best use of this photography workshop, I would recommend you to bring a lens that has at least 400mm reach. The more reach, the better.

Check out my articles to figure out the best camera and best lenses for bird photography.

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A Grey Hornbill in Flight in Keoladeo National Park or Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan, India.
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ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

Please feel free to contact me if you have any doubt regarding the bird photography workshop. I will be happy to help you.

Or, you can put a comment so that it helps all the other readers who might have similar questions.

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HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP?

Send me a mail using the contact form. Mention the workshop details and the batch you want to choose. And ask for the bank details or PayPal ID. Post that, you have to send me INR 10,000 (or $200) to reserve your seat.

You have to pay an advance of INR 10,000/- (non-refundable) to confirm your seat. The remaining amount can be paid no later than 10th of November 2016.

Let me warn you that seats are filling fast for both the batches. You’ll have to ACT FAST to avoid any disappointment.

You’ll receive these exceptional bonuses worth INR 6600 (US $110) absolutely free only if you register for the workshop within next 48 hours (before 10th June 2016).

  1. Bird Photography Simplified – A Virtual Masterclass eBook worth INR 2,400 (US $39.95)
  2. A Step by Step Guide to Post-Processing Bird Photographs using Adobe Lightroom ® and Photoshop ® eBook worth INR 1,200 (US $19.95)
  3. 1-hour FREE consultation on Bird Photography worth INR 3000 (US $50) [NEW BONUS]

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

I have listed few of the common questions I keep getting from my workshop participants or enthusiasts. I hope you’ll get your answers here.

1. I may not be able to shoot for 12 hours in a day.

The beauty of Bharatpur bird sanctuary is that you just don’t feel the exhaustion. You are mostly going around on a cycle-rickshaw the whole day. Or, you are sitting in a particular location and waiting for the action to unfold.

You would hardly walk. What I have seen is, the participants who initially felt that they cannot do it, are the ones who were full of energy the entire day. That’s the magic of Bharatpur bird sanctuary.

Above all, you have complete freedom to rest at any point in time. There’s no pressure whatsoever.

2. Is it safe for the female participants?

It’s absolutely safe. In fact, there were 2 female participants in my earlier workshops too. There’s nothing to worry as the sanctuary has well-paved paths/roads and normally will have plenty of tourists.

I go with only a few of the most trusted cycle-rickshaw people who are like a family. They make sure you feel extremely comfortable. We are always there as a team.

I can arrange single-occupancy for you at extra cost. Otherwise, if you confirm pretty soon, then I might as well float a mail to see if there’s any other female participant interested in joining you. That might help both of you to share the room and the rickshaw.

3. I have a basic kit lens or zoom lens, can I come?

Honestly, I would say no. Though I am a firm believer of skills and techniques, then the equipment, I wouldn’t want you to feel burdened. You are investing on the workshop for improving your skills quickly as well as to get home some of the most beautiful bird photographs. Then, it becomes my utmost responsibility to help you achieve it.

It’s possible only if you have a decent camera with at least 5 fps and above. And a good lens with focal length of at least 400mm and above.

I say this because I have seen many participants cursing themselves because they failed to buy or rent a good lens. Most often they feel it because they experience what they are missing. They understand how critical it is to make the best of the moment.

For more info, read my articles on best camera and best lens for bird photography.


If you have any more questions, don’t forget to contact me here.

Talk to you soon.

Prathap

 


 

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