Incredible Bandipur

November 2019 (Dates will be announced shortly)

Venue:
Bandipur Government Stay
Price:
Normal Registration – INR Rs 9000/-
COG Elite Members – INR Rs 8500/-

*Participants who have previously attended at least 1 COG workshop/class are part of the COG Elite members group.

Capture 'O' Graphy offers you an opportunity to photograph birds and mammals in Bandipur National Park, one of the richest wildlife parks in Southern India. This section of the Western Ghats ecosystem provides budding ecoconscious photographers with a chance to sight & photograph elephants, tigers and leopards among other mammals and birdlife. With frequently reported sightings from the region and the guidance of a naturalist and COG Photography expert, chances of returning with beautiful wildlife images are fairly high.

Bonus: Tour participants qualify for a 10% discount on all equipment you may wish to rent from www.otoworld.in

Talk to COG before you rent in order to avail this exclusive offer.

Many times, Tigresses are sighted with their cubs near watering-holes in Bandipur. Besides big cats and large mammals, we will also focus on the diverse wildlife in Bandipur, such as Sambhar Deer, Elephants, Indian Gaur, Malabar Giant Squirrels, Stripe necked Mongoose, Jungle Fowls, Serpent and Hawk Eagles and Green Pigeons.

Please Note: Sightings in the wild are not guaranteed. But, if we are silent and can keenly observe our natural surroundings, nature is known to be rewarding.

Day 1:

12:00 pm Arrive at Bandipur National Park
Participants are free to take a stroll, relax, socialise & complete your lunch break* by 2:00 pm (*Enroute to Bandipur, lunch break can be had at Gundlupet or packed lunch can be purchased to be enjoyed at a later time)
2:00 pm Meet & greet discussion and Introduction to wildlife photography.
3:00 pm Leave for the group safari and return around 6:00 pm
6:00 pm Head to Gundlupet (about 15 km from Bandipur National Park) for coffee/snacks Get dinner parcelled and head back to our stay in Bandipur
8:00 pm Group will assemble for a critique session of the images captured
9:00 pm Enjoy the packed dinner and continue the learning and discussion until bedtime
10:00 pm Head to your rooms for some well-deserved sleep

Day 2:

5:15 am Wake-up call. Freshen up and assemble at the safari point by 5:45 am
6:00 am Leave for the morning safari and return by 10:00 am
10:00 am Head to Gundlupet for Breakfast and order packed lunch* (*Occasionally, local staff at the stay take orders for lunch. The same can be pre-ordered when possible)
11.30 am The group will assemble in the room for a discussion on the morning safari's captures A learning session focusing on practical tips about the art of wildlife photography is scheduled after the discussion.
1:30 pm Break for lunch. Participants are free to rest/socialise
3:00 pm The groups will leave for the safari and return around 6:00 pm
6:00 pm Head to Gundlupet (about 15 km from Bandipur National Park) for coffee/snacks.Get dinner parcelled and head back to our stay in Bandipur
8:00 pm Group will assemble for a critique session of the images captured
9:00 pm Enjoy the packed dinner and continue the learning and discussion until bedtime
10:00 pm Time to hit the bed.

Day 3:

5:15 am Wake-up call. Freshen up and assemble at the safari point by 5:45 am
6:00 am Leave for the morning safari and return by 9:00 am
10:00 am Check out and assemble for a group photograph to commemorate the incredible tour & bid adieu to Bandipur National Park

10% Flat off for all the Equipment you rent from www.otoworld.in Please do let us know if you need to hire any equipment.

Cost :

  • Normal Registration – INR Rs 9000/-
  • COG Elite Members* – INR Rs 8500/-
*Participants who have previously attended at least 1 COG workshop/class are part of the COG Elite members group.

Inclusion:

  • 2 nights non-ac accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • All meals.
  • 4 jungle safaris and entry to Bandipur national park
  • Photography expert who will accompany you on the safaris and conduct the sessions and discussions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Tips & gratuities.


Exclusions:

  • All travel related expenses except for safaris
  • All food & beverage costs (including bottled water, soft drinks or non-alcoholic beverages)
  • Camera/Video charges – as applicable to the equipment carried by the participant. This fee may be collected by Forest Department of Karnataka where applicable.
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Insurance, laundry and phone calls
  • Any other charges not included in the inclusions list
If you need travel assistance from Bangalore or any other place of origin, please do let us know upfront. Travel to and fro Bandipur national park if required will be an additional cost apart and needs to be specificed and confirmed beforehand.

Cancellation Terms:

Cancellation for an event will be considered via verbal communication followed with a written mail to cog@captureography.com

Refund policy:

  • 50% fee to be refunded if cancellation is done 30 days prior to the event
  • 330% fee to be refunded if cancellation is done between 15-30 days of the event
  • No refund if cancellation is done between 0-14 days of the event

FAQ's

What should I carry with me for the tour?

Equipment: Equipment: Your camera and extra batteries with memory card, tripod, lens & laptop.
Toiletries, Clothes preferably Green, Brown coloured or camouflage frienldy.
Medicines (If you are taking any/ First-aid Kit).

What equipment do you suggest we carry for this tour?

A lens with a Focal Length of 200mm and above for Mammals and 400mm and above for Bird photography.

What will be the key take away for me from an photo tour?

Professionals in the field will guide you with respect to the technicalities involved in Wildlife photography. You will learn to observe behavioral aspects of mammals in order to compose and capture wildlife in better frames. The do’s and dont's of human behaviour while visitng a wildlife habitat.

Who should participate in this Tour? Is there any eligibility criteria?

This Workshop is for Intermediate level to Advanced level Photographers. However if you are a beginner and interested in Wildlife, we can help you pick up a few tips and techniques through online sessions prior to the tour.

I don't possess the adequate equipments to shoot wildlife. Can I still be a part of a photo tour?

You can always rent the necessary equipments so go ahead and contact us and we will help you out in renting the necessary gear from www.otoworld.in, our equipment partner for the tours.

Why aren't onward and return journeys included on this tour?

Since participants of our tours travel from various parts of the country as per their individual preferences, we have scheduled it this way. We can however provide the necessary assistance you might need in arranging logistics, where possible.
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Testimonial

Veda VS   Immigration Specialist, IBM
It was a great experience for me, Capture 'O' Graphy gave me the right start towards photography. Great fun, Talks from experts gave it another level of experience. ppl interested in wildlife photography got great buddies here... :P
Yathiraju N, Manager, Capgemini
A very big Thanks for Kiran and his team for conducting and sharing the knowledge on Photography, Activities are well placed and phased for a beginner to understand the photography skills and techniques. Looking forward for your next workshop.....Cheers!!
Catherine Parson  Managing Director of Principle Selection Ltd, London
I have used twice the services of Capture 'O' Graphy and was really impressed with 1- the professional approach; 2- the quality of the pictures. Kiran spent very valuable time with me to understand exactly what I needed; I didn't have to correct anything as the results were better than what I expected. We had to do lots of external pictures on top of the internal ones. Kiran is not just any photographer; he is someone who is passionate about life and how to capture the essence of it.
Kiran H T, Sr.Software Engineer, LG India
I liked the way Kiran transferred his knowledge about photography to the people around him. I can now very confidently tell that I have a decent knowledge on camera parts and how to use it and about the technicalities. I recommend this workshop to guys who want to get good hold on photography. Looking forward for your next workshop...Kudos to C'O'G...Cheers!!