Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is a colourful, vibrant city and a favoured destination of travellers from all over the world. It is an exciting mix of culture, religion, people and places that leaves the traveller with wonderful memories.
Both ancient and modern, Kathmandu is a photographer’s paradise with opportunities to capture the panoramic expanse of the Kathmandu valley, bustling city streets, produce markets, religious landmarks and the daily life of the people who live there.
Damian Caniglia, in conjunction with Back Track Adventures has developed a travel and street photography workshop for keen amateur photographers who wish to expand their image library while learning from a professional. You can undertake these workshops in Brisbane (see the tab ‘Local Photo Workshops’ below) and/or take the ultimate photography workshop trip to Kathmandu.
With five days of full access to many areas of Kathmandu, there is ample opportunity to not only learn and improve your photography, but see and experience Kathmandu in depth. The Kathmandu Photography Workshop includes daily feedback, discussion and critique of your images. You can devote your time to taking images while receiving full support and help along the way.
This is the ideal forum to explore travel photography in this amazing city. The workshop is strictly limited to eight photographers and is timed to allow you to take advantage of additional activities for which Nepal is famous such as trekking in the Himalaya, mountain biking or viewing the wildlife at Chitwan National Park.
November is an ideal time of year to be in Nepal. The Kathmandu Photography Workshop is structured to give you the ideal setting and opportunity to improve all aspects of your photography.At the same time, you’ll experience much of what Kathmandu has to offer – religious ceremonies, rural life, artisans plying their trade and people going about their daily lives.
In addition to Damian Caniglia as facilitator and instructor, The Kathmandu Photography Workshop involves the partnership of Nepalese office staff, tour guides and drivers. You’ll be delighted with the friendly, cheerful nature of your hosts and your interaction with them will be a major highlight of your time in Kathmandu.
For keen photographers, group travel can have its drawbacks; it may be difficult to find the time to shoot at the best time of day in the best locations, and there may be cultural and privacy considerations when photographing local people. With Damian’s experience and local guided support, you are able to be in the best position while maintaining a level of respect. Damian is also on hand to help with any technical questions as well as guidance with the visual communication aspects of your image making. If you’re ready to take the next step with your passion for photography, join the Kathmandu Photography Workshop and you’ll be rewarded many times over.
Cost & dates
|TRIP DURATION & GROUP SIZE||7 days from Kathmandu: 03–09 November 2017
Minimum 4, maximum 8, plus Photography Workshop Facilitator
|COST||From Kathmandu AU $2750 *(Please contact us for best available fares from Australia. All prices are subject to change based on exchange rate fluctuations.)
Single Supplement AU$250
^Please refer to Booking Terms and Conditions regarding pricing.
|OTHER ADVENTURES||Please contact Back Track Adventures for information on Nepal treks and tours, or the Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek that dovetails with The Kathmandu Photography Workshop.|
Local photo workshops
If you would like to get the most value for money from your Kathmandu Photography Workshop and ensure you come back with an amazing resume of photos, then join Damian for a 2017 photography workshop before you go.
- Travel photography workshop #1: Sat 1 July & Sun 2 July (max 10) Maximum of 10 people per course
- Travel photography workshop #2: Sat 9 Sept & Sun 10 Sept ( max 10) Maximum of 10 people per course
• A half day course – $395
• A full day course, at $595 -up to 8 hours.
• Individual one-on-one workshops Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided for 2 day workshops and for one-on-one workshops .
What you will learn:
You will learn the following skills:
- Confident handling of your camera;
- Framing a shot for best effect;
- Understanding white balance for correct colour balance;
- Auto focus and controlling focus, shooting in manual exposure;
- The right equipment for the job;
- What makes a winning shot;
- What lense does what and why;
- How to get arty with your shots;
- Depth of field; and,
- You will have the opportunity to ask questions in an intimate group of like-minded people with a passion for photography!
For the passionate, continue your journey after the Kathmandu Photographic Workshop with the following add-on tour option:
EVEREST BASE CAMP AND GOKYO LAKES TREK:
Designed for the passionate photographer who wants to extend their holiday experience, or do the Kathmandu Photography Workshop then test their skills on an Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek.
Date: 11 November to 03 December
Trip: 15 days from Kathmandu
Cost: AUD $4,760
Tour leader: TBC
What to expect: marvel at the beauty of Mt Everest from Gokyo Lakes or be awe-inspired by the views from the rugged Khumbu Icefall while trekking to the Everest Base Camp. Capture it forever framed in your camera, long after your memories fade.