Designed for Photographers by Photographers
Our aim is to provide training and practical instruction on location. Each of these trips is focused on capturing images in the field and providing you, the photographer, with the service, support and flexibility to capture the images you desire – whether these are at one of the many locations we take you to on the tour or a spot of your own choice.
In addition our tour lead and resident photographer, Ian Preece, will talk you through the key elements of planning, capturing and processing images in the field. Ian will also be available to provide guidance and instruction whenever needed.
For the adventurous photographer we offer a service perfected by Ian’s own extensive experience of shooting in the field giving you:
- no hassle and the flexibility of having your own gear where and when you need it
- freedom to work at your own pace and compose the shots you want
- unique locations that typically restrict the equipment and support you would normally experience – a barrier we have overcome for you
- an highly experienced and acclaimed trekking company putting your safety and security first
Our service to you includes:
- Access to amazing locations in remote parts of the Himalayan and Tibetan plateaux that are very different to other locations you may have visited. They are inhabited by ancient cultures which are still in evidence today and provide unique, exciting photographic opportunities.
- The Hindustan Trekking Company has operated in these areas for many years and has in depth knowledge of the environment, its people and the key spots for capturing the ideal photograph.
- Individual porters carrying your gear and offering you flexibility over pace and choice of photographic locations. Our trekking days focus on a maximum of 4 hours walking to give you plenty of time to stop, think and capture pictures.
- Laptops are provided on location with Photoshop to complete the photographic experience and learning process ready for the next day’s shoot or an early rise to recapture that special image. However, you are more than welcome to to bring your own laptop your own choice of software.
- On site generators across all our multi-day tours meaning you will never run out of power for your camera, laptop (or ours if you are using it) and any other electrical device you have with you.
- The groups are small with maximum of 6 people. This gives flexibility and support at an individual level as well as a large enough group of people to share experiences with and learn from – a key part of the photo adventure.
- In addition you have the safety and comfort of knowing that the trek is being run by a very experienced and acclaimed organisation who have spent many years working in these areas.
- We offer our service to all levels of experience from the novice to the seasoned photographer. Whether you need instruction on the technical or creative uses of your camera and how to process images, or simply wish to benefit from our tailored support- which enables you to have access to all of your gear at the location of your choice – is up to you.
Whilst we have a standard itinerary, the main element will be focussing on what you want to get out of the trip. Ahead of the trip we will discuss with you your development areas and what you want to achieve.
On the treks we will be covering a wide variety of photographic opportunities including:
- landscapes and use of wide angle, telephoto land macro lenses for different shot types
- capturing and stitching panoramas in the field. Focusing on where, when and how do you do them?
- low light photography – including early morning, evening and indoors
- long exposure shots – particularly of rivers, streams and water bodies
- portrait shots of the local villagers, both outdoors and indoors
Typical scenes we will see include:
- valleys and narrow gorges
- passes and high peaks
- religious and cultural artefacts, such as stupas and prayer walls
- parachute tents run buy the local Ladakhi women
- stark contrasts in terrain and land use
- river crossings
- local farms
- monasteries including the monks who live there and the artefacts that they use.