Raise your travel portrait skills to a new level in India's most colourful state, and one of the most photogenic locations for people photography on the planet. A place where the biggest photographic challenge is deciding whom to photograph, from among several several attractive subjects around you at all times.
Indulge in a symphony of colours, filled with spectacularly vibrant dresses, insanely photogenic faces, combined with some of the finest, intricate Indian architecture.
You will be swept away by Rajasthan's intensity, caleidoscope of colours, and raw yet refined beauty.
We will also have two photoshoots with local models in traditional saris against the backdrop of gorgeous palaces.
No entry restrictions.
Level of Difficulty
This trip is easygoing and comfortable, with no physically demanding activities, limited domestic travel and a fairly relaxed pace.
You just need to be prepared for:
A 5-hour train journey
Several early starts to catch the best morning light (sunrise is around 6:30am)
Jodhpur is affectionately called Blue City, as most buildings in the old town are painted blue - providing a beautiful backdrop to people's colourful dresses. Jodhpur's daily market is a photographer's paradise, as people from nearby villages show up in their best, immaculately clean dresses, complete with spectacular jewellery.
Jaipur is home to some of the most beautiful architecture in India, featuring elaborate structures and intricate ornamentation - a perfect setting for people photography. Outstanding palaces, step wells, and open-air astronomical instruments of Jantar Mantar will all be on our busy itinerary.
Sun 19 Nov
Arrive in New Delhi (morning)
Flight New Delhi - Jodhpur 13:45-15:10
Mon 20 Nov - Jodhpur
Tue 21 Nov - Jodhpur
Mandore Garden photoshoot with local model
Wed 22 Nov - Jodhpur
Jaswant Thada memorial temple
Train Jodhpur-Jaipur 16:00-21:15
Thu 23 Nov - Jaipur
Palace of Wind
Fri 24 Nov - Jaipur
Amber Palace photoshoot with local model
Sat 25 Nov - Jaipur
Gatore Ki Chhatriyan temples
Flight Jaipur - New Delhi 20:50-21:55
Night flight back home
Full-time coaching by Pawel Lipski
Creative techniques & tips for travel portraits - both candid & posed
Camera settings for travel portraits
Location-specific briefings & assignments
Daily reviews of best photos
Written feedback on your 10 best shots after the trip
Full-time travel portrait coaching
Accommodation in 4-star hotels (twin sharing)
All meals (with beverages)
Domestic flights and train tickets
Ground transportation in private minivan
English-speaking local guide where needed
Boat fares & entry fees
Tips for guides
International flight into New Delhi
Personal expenses (e.g. room service, porters, laundry)
20% (CHF 500) refundable deposit to reserve your place
Balance 2 months before the trip (by 15 September)
10% (CHF 250) for returning trip customers
Single room occupancy: CHF 300
Based on twin room sharing
This Trip Is For...
This trip has been designed primarily for people who have already completed my training "3 Steps To Stunning Portraits", and are already familiar with natural light and composition techniques for people photography.
During this trip, you will learn how to apply these techniques to travel portraits - both candid and posed.
You need a good camera with a telephoto lens up to at least 200mm (full frame) - plus a wider lens when we can get up closer to people.
Personally, I will bring 24-70mm f2.8 and 70-200mm f2.8.
Important To Know
Information pack including a packing list and clothing recommendations will be sent 2 months before the trip
No vaccinations required
Visa: most nationalities are eligible for e-visa (applied for online)get visa on arrival (please bring US$ 55 in cash). Check eligibility: India Visa
If YOU cancel participation:
100% refund if canceled by 15 September
50% refund if canceled between 16 September and 15 October
0% refund if canceled after 15 October
If the TRIP is cancelled:
If the trip is cancelled due to Covid surge or other force majeure, it will be postponed to the next year OR full refund will be given minus costs I have already paid that cannot be recovered (e.g. domestic flight tickets).
If the trip is cancelled due to insufficient number of participants or any other reason else than force majeure, full refund will be given.