Walking with the God: Photowalk during Ganpati visarjan

  • Lavina Mulchandani, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Sep 26, 2015 17:10 IST
Ganesh idols in Mumbai making their final journey to the sea ((Photo: Upasana Chaudhary/TFEW))

Vibrant gulal in the air, lakhs of worshippers dancing, and majestic Ganesh idols making their final journey to the sea — capture the spectacle of Ganeshotsav, with a photowalk on Sunday.

The tour and workshop, organised by The Fisheye World Photography Institute (TFEW), will start at Chinchpokli railway station and follow the massive Lalbaugcha Raja’s route to Girgaum Chowpatty.

Faculty from TFEW will first hold a one-hour session on camera settings and shooting guidelines, before starting the walk.

“We will teach participants techniques of controlling light and setting camera angles so that they can capture different moods of the festival,” says Darshan Dixit, photographer and team member at TFEW. “This festival has so much vibrance and sees such great crowds and colour, that it makes for a very interesting subject for photography.”

“I have always wanted to capture the magnificence of the festival, which spills out onto the streets,” says Darshan Bhanushali, 30, a civil engineer from Thane who is a hobby photographer, and has signed up for the photowalk. “I will carry my DSLR camera and hope to learn essential photography tricks in a practical setting.”

While the faculty will guide participants during the photowalk, they can also email their photos to TFEW after it is over, for expert comments and review. Participants are welcome with any kind of camera, including ones on their smartphone.

WHAT: Ganpati visarjan photowalk;

WHEN: Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm;

WHERE: Starting point: Chinchpokli railway station;

COST: Rs 1,000;

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