Thursday, 15 November 2012

Wildlife Photography Tour: Jim Corbett

This 2N - 3D journey will take participants through one of the most pristine and wild ecosystems across India for a truly unforgettable experience and unparalleled photographic opportunities. Anyone with a camera and a keen interest in nature is welcome to join, including both beginning and experienced photographers. Although photography coaching will be available, this trip is not a ‘workshop’ and the itinerary has been tailored to maximize time spent in the field acquiring photos in the natural environment. Time will be made on most evenings for reviewing images and discussing specific techniques. Building relationships with the people who share the same passion for nature & wildlife photography is an important part of this tour.

Photographers of any nationality are welcome.

Upon registration all participants will receive further information on suggested equipment and details on preparation for the trip.  
For registration click here...

TCRWPC Wildlife Photography Tour: Jim Corbett January 2013
Start from:
- 20th December 2012
- 4th January 2013
- 10th January 2013 

Itinerary at Arrival
Day 1 (Introduction to the forest) 

  • Reach at Ramnagar booking office at 11:00
  • Check in to the resort: The resort is one of its kind 4 star property; the property though being a 4 star property will still ensure that you are kept close the nature at the same time will give you all the luxuries and comfort. Multi cuisine restaurant will ensure that you taste buds are tickled every time you take a bite. The location of the property will also ensure that less of time is spent on travelling since the property is in close proximity with all the must see places during your stay.   
  • Lunch at 13:30 Hrs
  • Post lunch move for bird safari and nature walk to witness the beauty that surrounds the area of Jim corbett, while the trekking is on one can witness some amazing bird species that are both residential and migratory to the area. Some excellent scenes to capture from photography point of view.
  • Bird Safari ends at 18:00 Hrs
  • Back to camp for evening tea at 19:00 Hrs
  • Drinks and cocktail snacks at 19:30 Hrs
  • Dinner at 21:30 Hrs
  • Post diner move for night safari at 22:30 Hrs: its during this time one gets the opportunity to capture some very rare night behaviour of different animals and if one is really lucky you can also witness the king (Tiger) move at night

Day 2 (The Wild day)

  • Wake up call at 04:30 hrs
  • Early morning tea
  • Board into gypsy and move for safari : Jim Corbett covers a total of 520 sq km of tourist zone and though it is practically impossible to cover the entire forest however safari would be at one of the prime tiger habitat, the place is surrounded by lush green grasslands with a blend of mountains, while the prime objective of safari will be to capture the king move freely in the wild however during the safari one can also get great shots of other amazing animal population that corbett holds within. With the Ramganga River flowing all across the forest one can also spot some very rare species of birds and otters which we must have only read about in different books and publications.
  • Back from safari to the resort at 10:30 Hrs
  • Breakfast at 11:00 Hrs
  • Lunch at 13:00 Hrs
  • Board into gypsy and move for another round of safari at 13:30 Hrs : if we are not lucky the first time, here is another opportunity for Tiger Sighting.
  • Back to camp at 18:30 Hrs
  • Tea at 19:00 Hrs
  • Drinks and cocktail snacks at 19:30 Hrs
  • Dinner at 21:30 Hrs
  • Post diner move for night safari at 22:30 Hrs: its during this time one gets the opportunity to capture some very rare night behaviour of different animals and if one is really lucky you can also witness the king (Tiger) move at night

Day 3 (The Farewell)

  • Wake up call at 07:00 Hrs
  • Early morning Tea
  • Breakfast at 08:30 Hrs
  • Post checkout Visit Museum at Dhangarhi gate at 11:00 Hrs: This museum talks only abut Corbett and gives you an overview of what corbett is all about. One can also witness some artefacts about Corbett in the museum, interested in knowing if a tiger and an elephant fight who would win? The answer is there at the museum, see for yourself the size of the tiger who fought with an elephant throughout the night and later forest official found the body of both the tiger and the elephant. Their bodies have been preserved for all to see. This is just an example of what the museum stores for us.
  • Visit to Kosi river at 11:30 Hrs: India being a land of rivers, one can find at least one holy river in every state and Uttaranchal is no different however from a photographers point of view the river allows us to capture some of very rare and endangered species of fist, crocodile and tortoise.    
  • Visit Garjia Temple at 12:00 Hrs: This temple has a story of its own and we actually need to see it to believe it. A temple on a cliff top, a definite sight to capture. Garjia Devi under whose name the temple is known is said to be one of the sisters of Vaishno mata and this name need no explanation.
  • From this point we finally conclude our trip and head back to Delhi but with a promise to visit the place once again.

Rates: 
No. of Person - 1:     13,500/- INR (Indian Nationals)
No. of Person - 1: 
    390/- USD $ (Foreign Nationals).


No. of Persons - 2:     12,800/- INR (Indian Nationals) 
No. of Persons - 2: 
    370/- USD $ (Foreign Nationals).


No. of Persons - 3    12,000/- INR (Indian Nationals) 
No. of Persons - 3    350/- USD $ (Foreign Nationals).


The Total Package includes 
  • Double room for 2 Night 3 Days on twin sharing basis
  • 2 Safari in 4WD (1 gypsy will accommodate 6 people) 
  • All meals (Veg & Non Veg)
  • Morning and Evening tea with cookies
  • 2+2 Cocktail Snacks
  • Guide Fees
  • Permit  charges

REGISTRATION: Click here....

MODE OF PAYMENT :

Pay to (in favor of)Shubhendu Bikash Mazumder
Account no.:  0470010137950
Bank name:  United Bank of India
Branch name: C.R. Park Branch
Branch address: Chittaranjan Park Branch, H-1598, DDA Shopping Complex, 
                              Market No. 4, C.R. Park, New Delhi - 110019
IFSC Code: UTBI0CPK719


Tour participation confirmation will be sent only after 100% payment is received.


for any query please contact:
Shubhendu Bikash Mazumder, Mobile: +91-09899252838

email: photographysbm@gmail.com | thecritiqueroom@gmail.com

Sunday, 11 November 2012

WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY DIWALI....


Thursday, 16 August 2012

WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY DAY CONTEST IN FACEBOOK



I invite all my friends here…if you want you can participate in our World Photography Day Contest….We have a group Called “The Critique Room”…we are here to learn good photography by Senior most photographer throughout the world…….if you get there, I request you, please go through the rules, and About The Critique Room…you will learn why we are here…..



Wednesday, 23 May 2012

last couple of weeks I was missing . . .

Hi, Last couple of weeks I was missing from my online activity. I was too busy to settle my professional work and its status. It was really hard and a tough time for me. But I know life is all about  . . .no matter what, I am back again. Hope soon I will active in my online activity again.

Thanks everyone, who is stand beside me during my hard time. They are most important in my life.

Wish you all the best, and please keep in touch.
Shubhendu

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Raymond Barlow Wildlife Photography seminar series - Delhi chapter - at Delhi - 1st May, 2012

Raymond explaining Jobu design Gimbal head to participants - 1st May, 2012
 — at Indipix Gallery.


Courtesy: © drcaesarphotography 
It was an wonderful experience for me. I am really thankful to my friend Dr. Caesar Sengupta for his initiative to give us a scope to learn photography skills from "The master of Creative Wildlife Photography techniques – ‘Raymond Barlow’ . . .I was amazed the way he(Raymond Barlow) explain - the photography how it is. I salute him for his wonderful work, achivements and the energy level he has within himself . 


Courtesy: © drcaesarphotography
He gave us every detailed information on his photographs. How he took his position, how was the situation, weather, day times, lights, detail EXIF information, etc. . . .and ofcourse we have a highly interactive participants too . . .Mr. Barlow explain a lot to us with our queries, put his 1000% effort tomake this event/workshop a wonderful memorie for us. I wish If I can use 10% what he explain to us, I can get a certain level in my photography.  


me & my friend Caesar
One more thing happen very interesting that is, I meet my dear friend Dr.Caesar after 23 years long gap. All the old memories come alive. I was so happy to meet him after so long.  We both specially thanks Facebook for the reason. 


At the end again I would love say "it was a great workshop" and I am happy to be there as a participant and I wish many more Workshop in nearfuture.  


Thank you so much Sir "Mr. Raymond Barlow" for the coming and the tips you gave us. 

Thank you: www.drcaesarphotography.com  . . .for this event and wish to have a many more event like this in near future too . . .  



Few photographs of the event: 
Highly interactive crowd at Delhi - 1st May, 2012

The Man with a Machine Mr. Raymond Barlow

Its an honor just to stand beside him (Mr. Raymond Barlow)

The Man with a Vision "Mr. Raymond Barlow"

The Man with a MISSION "Mr. Raymond Barlow"



Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Try to catch him close . . .


Yes I tried several times . . .he is so small . . . can not get him properly. yes I am talking about little spider. Size less then 1cm. So, here he is . . .

cloud in the evening sky . . .

It was a game playing between sun and cloud  . . .I love the movement all around the sky. Here I am trying to catch some moments, so, please have a look and if you like it, then please leave your comments.

Thank you








Thursday, 19 April 2012

Samsung NX20 - Which first look



Nikon launch the D3200! please have a look on the Nikon D3200 - Review


Nikon launch the D3200!

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The Nikon D3200 Digital SLR
Nikon announced their third new DSLR camera for 2012, and the first new addition to their consumer range for the year following recent announcements of the pro-end D800/D800E and D4. Today’s attention will be on the new D3200, a worthy replacement to the extremely popular entry-level D3100 Digital SLR. This isn’t just a camera for beginners though – with a 24.2 megapixel DX-format sensor and improved ISO range, along with the simultaneous announcement of the clever little WU-1a mobile adapter that wirelessly connects the D3200 to a smart phone, it’s an exciting addition to an already impressive Nikon DSLR range.
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The D3200 with 18-55mm VR Lens

Specifications

  • 24.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor
  • A standard ISO range of 100-6400, extendable up to 12800
  • Next-generation EXPEED3 image processing engine
  • Capable of wireless transfer and remote shooting in collaboration with smart devices with the use of the WU-1a adapter unit (sold seperately).
  • Full HD 1080p movie capability
  • 3.0″ 921k dot resolution LCD screen
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Top view of the new D3200 DSLR

Key Features

The D3200 boasts a really impressive 24.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor, a huge improvement on the 14.2 megapixels seen in the award-winning D3100. Other key upgrades include the addition of the latest EXPEED3 image-processing engine (as found in Nikon’s pro-range D800 and D4 DSLRs) and a boost in standard ISO sensitivity range from 100-3200 in its predecessor to 100-6400 in the new D3200, also extendable up to ISO 12800.
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The Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
One of the most intriguing new features is the D3200’s ability to wirelessly transmit images to smart phones, tablets and other smart devices (Android compatible only at this stage) by utilising the new Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter. This small adapter also has the capability to deliver the D3200’s live view display to smart devices to enable remote camera control. We’re looking forward to seeing the D3200 and WU-1a adapter in action, it’s another exciting glimpse at the role smart devices are beginning to play in DSLR photography. As Nikon put it themselves, this adapter will “provide new ways for users to enjoy shooting, viewing and sharing photographs”.
Despite some impressive specs, the D3200 is still Nikon’s entry-level offering and therefore maintains the popular Guide mode feature as found in both the D3000 and D3100. This time, there’s been a few tweaks to make it even more intuitive and new options have been added to the Advanced Operation menu to help users become more accustomed to the functions of their new camera.
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Guide mode displayed on the D3200′s 3.0″ 921k dot resolution LCD screen
As expected, the D3200 can shoot 1080p full HD movies (as did the D3100) with the D-movie function, but can now do so at frame rates of 30p, 25p and 24p where its predecessor was limited to a rate of 24p. In-camera movie editing has also been improved, making the process simpler.

In Comparison: D3100 vs D3200 vs D5100 vs D90

D3100D3200D5100D90
Megapixels14.224.216.212.3
ISO range100-3200100-6400100-6400200-3200
Max extendable ISO100-12800100-12800100-25600100-6400
Image ProcessorEXPEED2EXPEED3EXPEED2EXPEED
HD Video1080p1080p1080p720p
Autofocus11-point11-point11-point11-point
FPS3444.5
Screen (dot resolution)3.0″ LCD (230k)3.0″ LCD (921k)3.0″ LCD (921k)3.0″ LCD (920k)
Weight*455g505g560g620g
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Side view of the new Nikon D3200

Sample Images

We’ve sourced these sample images from Nikon (original source here or click through on the individual images) for a first look at what the D3200 is capable of. More sample images will be added here as and when they become available.
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D3200 – 1/400 sec at f/8, ISO 100. Taken with an AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens. ©Fraser Harding , courtesy of Nikon
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D3200 – 1/25 sec at f/5, ISO 100. Taken with an AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens. ©SONOE, courtesy of Nikon
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D3200 – 1/1600 sec at f/5.6, ISO 200. Taken with an AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens. ©SONOE, courtesy of Nikon
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D3200 – 1/1600 sec at f/5.6, ISO 200. Taken with an AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens. ©SONOE, courtesy of Nikon

NIKON D3200 Review