Photography tour at Lohagad fort 17 October 2015, Saturday

About Lohagad fort
Lohagad “Iron fort” is one of the many hill forts of Chhatrapati Shivaji. It divides the basins of the Indrayani and Pavna and is situated on the other side range of the Sahyadri. The Visapur fort is located on its eastern side. The four large gates of Lohagad are still in good condition and reasonably intact. Historical records show that in the later Peshwas period, Nana Phadnavis (1742-1800 AD) built several structures in the fort.
- Photographers
- Photo journalist
- Amateur / Hobby photographers
Why Lohagad photography!!
Ancient monuments is our heritage, we at TreksandTrails want to encourage photo documentation of forts across Maharashtra to create awareness about the state of this forts. As trekkers we can go to lot many places that everyone does not go. Mountains we scale scenic beauty that we breathe. By way of this activity we shall bring you closer to our heritage. This gives experts from the industry to view and learn the current status of the monument. At TreksandTrails we believe that this activity shall propel a new dimension of learning and fort conservation in Maharashtra.
Themes - A dream
Themes are very important - as a professional you can then come prepared with the right type of equipment. It always helps if you first sturdy the moment a day in advance. Like what’s available. In this way you could use different filters and take different shots of the monument to make the best full use of your time.
What is the cost of the event?
Rs 1000.00 per person
What's in for me!
Centralized pick and drop
Drive by private vehicle (easy to carry photographic equipment)
Photo documentations of Lohagad fort - backbone of Swaraj
The journey starts from Mumbai Dadar. People interested should join us enroute. Travel timings are as below:
Dadar 05:00
Vashi bridge:06:00
Panvel: 06:30
Lonavala:07:30 - breakfast
Malvali village:08:30
Your schedule for the day:
09:00 Drive till fort base
09:30 Reach fort - Summit Exploration, and start photography secession
13:00 Lunch
16:00 Tea
17:00 Pack up, sharing of best practise and learning’s of the day
17:30 Depart for Mumbai.
Includes: One tour leader for your trip, 1 Veg Breakfast, 1 Veg lunch and TreksandTrails charges if any. Travel from Mumbai to Lohagad base and back.
Excludes: Travel / personal / car insurance if any. Any other thing not mentioned in the inclusion list above. Photography equipment, hire charges etc
Missing any items from photography equipment list to carry?
Call us and we shall help you in getting the best cameras, zoom lenses, telephoto lenses on hire (hire charges to be paid by the participants separately).
Frequently Asked questions!
What Gear Will I Need? 
For general shots you will need a good wide-angle. Use a 70-300mm to zoom is recommended. A powerful flash can be really useful to fill-in or light pokey areas of interiors or paint with light on an external wall and use a polarising filter if the building has windows, to reduce reflections in the glass. However we cannot guarantee that the use of flash may be allowed at all times.
TIP: Use a tripod, increase the ISO setting and support the camera on a wall, pillar or sign post to prevent camera shake.
How to click better!! - Simple look for details
The object for photography is there we may have to just look around the building for small detail. Lets our eyes be open you'll be surprised at the stone carvings, an old cannon, rock cut steps, carvings on the walls. Alot of caving is usually found at doorways, above windows and on the line of the roof just below or on the ground level. Its may be just like we decorate our homes.
On the fort, walk around looking for the best angles to click. Could be of the Mahadarwaja or Ganesh Darwaja. The iead being to showcase shape and style. Locate a perfect view point
Things to carry!!
- Digital Single Lens Review (DSLR) camera recommended
- 55 -250 telephoto zoom lenses
- 70 - 300 telephoto zoom lenses
- Polarizing filters, lens hood, extra camera batteries, umbrella, tripod, monopod, rain cover for your camera.
- 500mm - 800mm telephoto lenses, fisheye lenses (suggested)
TreksandTrails rules:
1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
2. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
3. TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
4. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.
5. Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery (at your own risk).


Disclosures on medical conditions
It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves.

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