More awards flow in for our India photography tour leader
Verge Magazine — an important player in the student travel and 'voluntouring' space — runs an annual Travel With Purpose photography contest.
The 2012 competition saw over 1,500 entries from talented readers, and I'm delighted to say that photojournalist and ethnographer Sridhar, who leads many of Travelshooters' India photography tours, has been awarded the Grand Prize for his stunning image Long March Home. » more
Fame, a £2,000 prize — and a stunning image for a client on our Ladakh photo tour
One of our clients on this trip, Anthony Skidmore, has just let me know that a photograph he made on that tour (click thumbnail right) walked away with the top prize in Round 6 of the 2012 Photographer of the Year competition run by Practical Photography, Digital Photo and Photo Answers magazines. Tony shot the winning image on his Nikon D90, and his prize is a complete Nikon D7000 kit, plus a £500 Jessops voucher that takes the value of Tony's prize comfortably over the £2,000 mark. » more
High on the Himalayas
One of my stand-out memories in a busy 2012 was our Ladakh photography tour. Photographing Ladakh was just an amazing experience: the region is spectacularly beautiful and the way the mountain weather plays shadow-games with the landscape beneath makes for some stunning photographic opportunities.
The team of photographers that assembled for this photographic tour of Ladakh was amazing too. One by one, they flew in to Delhi from all over the world and were wafted over the mountains to Ladakh's main city, Leh. A fantastic team chemistry promptly unfolded, with a laid-back and collaborative creative mindset, supportive idea-sharing and team reviews, and many a shared laugh as we explored the high Himalayas together. (Loads of giggles over the BRO's road-safety signage as we explored the mountains on some of the highest motorable roads in the world. The winning BRO slogan: Don't be silly in the hilly…) » more
Photographing the lacquerware-makers
Every time I take a photograph I learn something interesting. Sometimes it’s about photography and sometimes it has nothing to do with photography at all.
I’m sitting here in a floating hotel on Inle Lake, flipping through the latest crop of photographs from Bagan, the most recent stop on our photographic tour of Myanmar and Southeast Asia. The broadband is a bit on-again, off-again and none too swift but hey, this is a gorgeous backwater in the Shan State of Burma and only the fact that it’s late at night excuses my sitting in an hotel room when I could be out photographing Myanmar.
- Face values: A Thanaka photo-session in Myanmar
- Lasting images: Photographing Myanmar
- They’re saying things about us
- Kerala: Sugar and spice and all things nice
- Photographing Pushkar Camel Fair
- The meter reader of Jodhpur
- Lucky break: Unscheduled photo shoot in Rajasthan
- On the road to Jodhpur
- Delhi, India: Smog and spice
- Sridhar's Ladakh photography gets Humanity Photo Award
- Prepping for our Pushkar Camel Fair photography tour
- Spiritual Asia: A new southeast Asia photography tour
- God is in the details
- Banff Mountain Festival award for Sankar Sridhar’s Himalayan photography
- Dark magic in Ladakh
- It’s hotting up in Kerala
- Flash floods in the Thar Desert
- Currying favour: Bring on the Jalfrezi
- God's own wealth: $22 billion of temple treasures
- A new India photography tour: Goa, Kerala & the Deccan 2011
- Social Documentary winners announced
- Travel Word of the Day (#twotd) is "Jayus"
- Ask questions first, shoot later
- Travel Word of the Day (#twotd) is "Wabi-Sabi"
- Travel Word of the Day (#twotd) is "Julley!"
- Travel Word of the Day (#twotd) is "Mamihlapinatapei"
- Timescapes: Rapture
- TPOTY 2010: Travel Photographer of the Year 2010
- A little Reflex action