Travel Photography Adventure in South India: January 8-26, 2015

5. India

Please join me next January on an unusual travel photography workshop that I will lead to South India, one of the world’s most exotic and colorful destinations. I’ve been to India several times and can tell you that it is a photographer’s dream — visually rich and culturally fascinating.

South India is home to fabulous Hindu temples, colorful markets, fascinating villages, beautiful gardens, unspoiled beaches, misty hillside plantations and much more, offering a stunning array of photographic opportunities.

Our trip runs at the perfect time: in January the weather is more temperate and it’s the month of the amazing Pongal harvest festival. We start in Chennai (formerly Madras) and end in Bangalore. In between, we will experience the vast array of South Indian culture — all with excellent guides who know the region and have relationships with its people.

This workshop will pay special attention to the needs of photographers. The group is limited to ten participants. That means you’ll have plenty of individual attention in the field and enough time in each location for serious photography. We’ll have opportunities to respond to the unexpected and even for review sessions every few days along the way.

The cost of this incredible trip is just $5,000 per person, double occupancy; an additional $1,000 per person if you want a single room. A deposit of $1,000 is required with your registration; the deposit is refundable less a $100 administrative fee until October 15 and the balance is due by November 15, 2013.

In addition to my daily photographic instruction, the price includes transfers at arrival and departure, accommodations at 4-and 5-star hotels throughout; all breakfasts and dinners; air-conditioned transportation, local English-speaking guides, monument entrance charges, taxes and service charges. It does not include international airfare but we can help you with making those arrangements.

I urge you to join me on this unusual photographic journey. For a detailed itinerary and additional information, please call me at (646) 519-1751 or email me at arokach@me.com. I know this will be one of your most memorable travel experiences and a photographic opportunity of a lifetime.