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Hampi Photography Tour An Outdoor Photography Primer

Fri, 25 Jan 2019 10:00AM - Sun, 27 Jan 2019 6:00PM
Jungle Lodges Hampi
Rs 21650
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Travel to Hampi with us on a photography tour. Learn diverse aspects of outdoor photography with our master travel photography Arun Bhat as you travel through rich landscapes & heritage sites of Hampi. Jan 25,26,27-2019

Join our master travel photographer Arun Bhat in Hampi on a journey to unfold the joys of outdoor photography! Discover how to frame the magic of light, create images that come from your own unique perspectives and make impressions that last in the minds of your viewer.

Tavel with award winning photographers to a location with unparalleled photography opportunities, on a tour that can completely change the way you look at your subjects, and the way you make images!

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Your Mentor on This Tour

Your Mentor on This Tour

This outdoor photography primer in Hampi is mentored by award winning travel photographer and renowned mentor Arun Bhat, who comes with years of experience in mentoring photography enthusiasts through our well-known workshops and tours. Arun is also a founding members at Darter Photography. Read more about Arun below.

Arun Bhat

Arun Bhat is a multiple award-winning, internationally published photographer with more than a decade of experience behind the camera. He has conducted workshops and tours in several locations across Asia, including Dubai, Myanmar, Cambodia, Bhutan and destinations all over India.

While he has exposed himself to multiple genres of photography that expands to travel, studio work, real-estate, landscapes and much more, he is more known for his prowess in travel photography. His experience has helped him emerge a master in composition, storytelling and in framing the right moods at the right moment.

Arun has been mentoring photography enthusiasts for than five years now, designing and conducting a variety of photography workshops and tours that help people elevate their photography beyond conventionally recognized ideas.

Over several visits to Hampi in the past, Arun has understood the many moods that this incredible ancient city has to offer, and has built a large collection of images that are unrivaled. Travelling to Hampi with Arun is something not to be missed!



  • Indoor & outdoor sessions about the nuances of photography was excellent. This made me think about taking into consideration the light and the subject before clicking. [Darter Photography Lead] explains in simple terms which is nailed in to the head. He was very helpful in answering any questions which I had and also helped in correcting any mistakes.  Shashishekar J
  • Enjoyed every minute of the tour.. it was packed with sessions and field trips each part planned very welland executed well .all in all a great trip  Anilkumar GT
  • the trip really helped me learn the techniques of photography. My passion for photography has reached a new level . I really enjoyed the trip and look forward to many more trips !  Alpa G
  • The pace was perfect so well thought out and executed equally well.  Archana V



Outdoor Photography Primer at Hampi is a three-day photography tour designed to impart insights into the nuances of outdoor photography. The tour helps you to understand, assess and make the best of outdoor lighting conditions and helps you visualize your subjects as elements that help you produce beautiful & interesting images.

Hampi is not just about ancient ruins and architectural wonders. The region also offers incredible landscapes that open-up to unlimited possibilities for an outdoor photographer. This combination of landscapes and architectural heritage make Hampi a perfect ground for experimenting on outdoor photography.

Landscapes the river, boulders and hills of Hampi.

Standing on the top of one of the highest landmarks of Hampi on an early morning as we wait for the the first rays of sun, our group of photographers will see the eagles eye view of the vast boulderscapes of Hampi with ancient temples and pavilions (mantapas) dotting the landscape. The Tungabhadra River magically squeezes its way through this arid landscapes, gently reflecting the blue skylights of the morning, perhaps with a coracle or two floating on it, ferrying people from the bathing ghats to Vithala Temple. Have you ever felt, in places like this, that no photographs can justify the beauty of nature in front of you? We tend to agree, but we will also stay with you to bridge that gap between what you see and what you capture.

Sunsets can be equally captivating, as the sun paints the sky in hues of deep orange-pink, as we gather on a lively hillock littered with pillared pavilions, large boulders, small temples and a fragrant frangipani tree. Dont be surprised if you forget photography for a moment and get engrossed in the evening landscape. But Darter Photography Expert will make sure you have the time of your life, with your experiences of the place as well as with your camera. There is no way you will go back home without taking great pictures and a brilliant smile.

Architecture and the ruins

Of course you would have heard of these. Hampis architectural heritage and its temples in various stages of ruination have brought this small village the UNESCO world heritage site status. Hampi Virupaksha Temple and Vithala Temple are probably among the most well-known, but there are many jewels tucked away in every corner of the ancient city. A large number of monuments more than four hundred years old are strewn all across the plains of Hampi, inviting photographers to lose themselves in the ruins.

But it would make little sense in making mere imprints of these beauties in your camera. With nearly half a dozen visits to the site, your photography expert has done a lot of work to find out what are the best monuments to shoot at what time of the day, to assess the direction of light that works good on these monuments and some great locations of Hampi and the right hour to capture their essence. All this knowledge is at the disposal of our participants, which helps make the tour a highly fruitful photography sojourn. The photography expert is there with you all the time, helping you when you have problems, reviewing your pictures and assisting you on field, ensuring that you get the best of what Hampi has to offer.


What you will learn

What you will learn

On this photography tour of Hampi, we focus on making you an effortless outdoor photographer who can

  • bring justice to the visuals that are unfolding in front of you through your photographs and
  • create unique interesting images that stand out from the rest.

Our discussions during the three days will revolve around the following topics.

  • Understanding and assessing the light, and making the best use of available light as an outdoor photographer.
  • Thinking process that helps create unique and interesting photographs.
  • Understanding what makes an image special and infusing ideas towards making such special images.
  • Several on ground review sessions to help you assimilate the above ideas
  • End-of-the-day review sessions to identify your strengths and ideas to improvise your photography further.

While Hampi is an excellent stage and subject for discussions on the above topics, what you learn on photography will help you in making beautiful images in diverse outdoor locations and situations.


Is This Tour For You?

Is This Tour For You?

Many photography enthusiasts as we know always feel that their images do not speak what they intended to say through the images. We have often heard people say, there is something amazing unfolding in front me, but the images I captured do not reflect the awe that I witnessed in the scene. This outdoor photography primer intends to reduce this evident gap between what you see and what you capture.

How do we address this gap? This requires a multi-pronged approach. While understanding your camera is the first step to it, the important leap comes from being able to observe: observe the quality and direction of light, the subject and the elements around it and even observing how the subject/story is shaping up in your mind.

This Hampi tour, which is an outdoor photography primer, will look at all these aspects that make an image the technical parameters, the aesthetics of framing an image, sculpting the right mood with light and effectively presenting a story through your pictures.

This brings us back to the question: is this tour suitable for you? The answer is a yes, if you are looking to bridge the gap between the awesomeness unfolding in front of you, and what is captured by you with a camera.

Although this outdoor photography primer assumes that you have some understanding of the basic controls of your camera aperture and shutter speeds, you do not need worry much on this. We can refresh you with these concepts during the tour, although this outdoor photography primer focuses primarily on seeing / understanding the light, and developing a vision for interesting and unique compositions.

Fear not! You are welcome to join this tour even without the understanding of your basic camera controls. We will quickly familiarize the essential camera control required during this tour and ensure that you can seemlessly practice the ideas discussed during the tour. However, this tour is not a suitable option if you are primarily looking for an extensive tutoring on fundamental camera controls.


Tour Price

Tour Price

The cost of this photography tour to Hampi is Rs.21,650/-

The cost includes:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis at a comfortable hotel. Single occupancy can be requested at an additional cost.
  • All meals starting with breakfast on Day 1, ending with lunch of Day 3.
  • Visits to the sites and local transfers
  • All entry fees and camera fees
  • Photography sessions and services of expert photographer for the group
  • All taxes

The cost does not include:

  • Transport from your location to Hospet/Hampi
  • Additional food or beverages other than what is mentioned in the includes section.
  • Tips and anything that is not part of the includes list above

 Please note: The hotel check-in time on the starting day is 1pm. Provided the rooms are available, we will do our best to check-in sooner. Irrespective of hotel check-in timings, we may begin our activities sooner.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation at least 30 days before the date of tour commencement: 75% of the total tour fee is refunded
30 to 15 days before date of tour commencement: 50% of the total tour fee is refunded
15 to 5 days before date of tour commencement: 25% of the total tour fee is refunded
No refunds for cancellation made less than five days before tour begins.


Map & Directions

Map & Directions
Jungle Lodges Hampi Hospet, Ballari, Karnataka 583215, India
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