1. When and where does the workshop take place?
The photography workshop in the north eastern state of Nagaland in India. It is scheduled to take place from 26 February ‘17 - 6 March ‘17.
2. Who can apply for this workshop?
A photography enthusiast with a DSLR camera, dedicated and passionate about furthering their knowledge of photography and sensitive about different cultures and people. However, please be warned, this is not a vacation but an 8-day intensive workshop. We are restricting the group to a maximum of 8 participants, so application is highly competitive. Only your experience and interest matters.
3. What is the total cost of the workshop?
The total cost of the workshop is $1500 for foreign nationals and $1000 for Indian nationals. This includes all transport in India, Accommodation, meals, workshop fees, water, translator/guide and village entrance fees. Your international flights, Visa fees, tips to the locals who you photograph and other personal expenses are not included.
Once you apply and the application is reviewed, we will help you with the payments.
5. What about travel arrangements, VISA and local permits?
Participants are expected to book their return flight tickets from their city of residence to Delhi, where you will meet us. In case you are flying from New York, you can coordinate with Trupal to travel together. We will take care of pickup and drop from Delhi Airport.
All foreign nationals entering India are required to possess a valid international travel document in the form of a national passport with a valid visa obtained from an Indian Mission or Post abroad.
All Individual visa seekers are requested to apply for the Indian Visa through Online application link , in order to make an application for getting the Indian visa.
6. Where would the participants stay and what about daily meals, sleeping arrangements, toilets?
Accommodation in the Longwa, Nagaland is very basic. There are only one or two home stays and are of very basic standards. We will be staying in a small guest house at the beginning of the village.
Water: We will have at all times have enough packed water.
Meals:I recommend local food. Part of the trip experience is trying local dishes. I have been going there quite often and have been eating without any problems. Food is normally prepared from fresh local produce. Meals will usually be hot.
We recommended you consult your doctor and carry vaccines for travel to India.
8. What is the weather conditions in the month we visit Nagaland? How will we get around?
Cold. Please carry jackets,warmers and hand gloves.
We will be taking a flight from Delhi to Dimapur. Once in dimapur, the options are very less. We will either take a private 4x4 car or an overnight bus ride to reach Longwa.
7. What is the photography gear participants should carry?
Mandatory: DSLR Camera, lenses, tripod, extra batteries, memory cards & card readers, laptop to transfer data, external hard drive for backup.
Other essentials: Flashlight, dust/rain protection for your cameras and bags, ziplocks, bug repellant spray or cream, hand/face wipes, basic medical supplies and first aid kit, good shoes, light cloths.
You will have to restrict your luggage to 2 bags max. 1 for your equipment and second for clothes/other supplies. We will be traveling in a car and will have limited space. Try and bring only the necessary things.
9. What about communicating with the headhunter and locals?
We have a guide/translator who has been helping me from the last couple of years. He is a local and has grown up with the tribes. Its home for him!