October 16–26, 2017
Single Rooms Only
$6995 per person
The Destination Philosophy
Small groups. Fewer locations. More one-on-one.
The Leica Destinations are designed for passionate photographers and enthusiasts who want to travel with our pro team. We have chosen to photograph fewer locations to allow you the time to get to know the cities, experience the wonder of each place, and truly have an opportunity to dive into your photographic creativity.
You won’t be pushed on and off a bus by a tour guide and hustled from place to place. Instead, we cultivate each day’s itinerary so you will be able to explore the locations we have scouted for you to find your perfect moment. You will travel in small groups to hidden gems in each location with our incredible support team of guides and instructors.
We will stay in luxurious accommodations in the bustling city of Delhi on the beginning and the end of our trip. During our stay in Johdpur and Varanasi, we selected boutique hotels with accommodations for our group’s editing and discussions need. You will enjoy local fare, privacy, and a support staff with a personal touch while staying in neighborhoods best suited for our photographic needs.
Our guides in India are like family.
To those of us who have traveled to India with Momenta, our guides become trusted friends and we work with the same knowledgeable people every trip. We wouldn’t go to India without the team we hand-select supporting us. The guides who work with us help us to go off the typical tourist’s path and into the heart of India they know so well. Not only do our guides love traveling but each one is a trained, passionate photographer. They know where good pictures are to be found in hidden corners of the country and they love sharing their secrets with fellow photographers.
The Leica Akademie USA is famous for exceptional travel experiences.
The production of a Leica camera is an exploration in excellence and the Leica Destination trips reflect that feeling in each location we explore. You are taking a journey with us to our favorite places on earth, with some of the best instructors in photography, and we expect you will fall in love with them like we have.
If you would like to discuss Destination: India in more depth with our production team, our staff can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 202 203 8758 (US) to speak to someone directly. We are happy to answer any of your questions about our collaboration with this exciting Leica Series.
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Our Travel Itinerary
Many workshops overlook this incredible city, which means they miss out on some of the best moments to be found in India. We start our journey in this ever-changing, fascinating metropolis. Our instructor team will take you to our favorite night markets with eclectic vendor stalls where you will be surrounded by intoxicating smells of curries and spiced meat wrapped in the visual banquet of the heart of the city. This day of photography is the best way to start a journey in India.
Rajasthan is calling you to its famous Blue City. From Delhi, we will fly to Jodhpur for four days and three nights to join the city as it prepares for the marvelous festival celebration of Diwali. Holiday shoppers crowd the streets to find presents and ingredients for their family’s favorite dishes. Temples are crowded with citizens engaged in reflection and revelry. From the famous blue city neighborhood to the bustling merchant sector to the beautiful fortress that overlooks the city to the world famous antique markets, our base for this holiest of festivals will become a second home to you and your camera.
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Workshop Fees Include: single accommodations, in-country air and car travel, daily breakfast & dinner meals (excluding alcohol), one-on-one private editing sessions with our instructors including Craig Semetko throughout the trip, personalized portfolio reviews (optional), handouts and workshop learning materials, daily slideshows and lectures, software and equipment supportive staff, a final night celebration and slideshow.
Workshop Fees Do Not Include: international airfare, early arrival or late departure accommodations, visa fees (if applicable), travel and medivac insurance (required), medical or vaccination costs, meals not indicated on the itinerary such as lunches, items such as personal excursions, phone calls, laundry, alcoholic beverages, etc.
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Each workshop requires a minimum deposit to reserve your place in the workshop. To register and hold your place on the workshop, you must put down a $2000 deposit. After you have registered for a workshop, final payments will be due within 120 days of the start of the workshop. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email from us via our secure registration company, RegOnline.com.
As we near the start of the workshop, you will receive informational documents from our staff including a reading and research list, your final workshop itinerary, and travel guides. Our itineraries are subject to change at any time as we find even better opportunities for outstanding photography. We will alert registrants of any changes in writing. We work very hard to insure you are prepared in every way for this learning adventure. Our staff stands ready to answer any of your questions and to help facilitate the smoothest travel experience possible. Please reach out to us with any questions via our Contact page.
We require all attending photographers to bring their own cameras, laptop and support gear like external hard drives. Our staff and instructors can offer gear recommendations and help you understand the nuances of your equipment.
We ask all photographers bring at least a digital SLR or rangefinder camera with 1-2 lenses. We encourage you to bring a lightweight tripod. Should you choose to participate in a multimedia project, you must come with a working knowledge of the required software programs and your equipment.
Please see our Resources section for a list of suggested gear and traveling tips.
This course is designed for people who are good natured, flexible, have a working knowledge of photography. If you are interested in one of the most unique documentary photography workshop experiences on the planet, this is the trip for you!
We will work with each photographer to improve their photography on your level. We will find the right theme for your vision and help you learn how to make even more beautiful imagery in this exciting country.. We will provide support every step of the way, and we only ask you to bring a positive attitude and a willingness to learn in return.
The educational journey will be amazing and eye opening but working overseas is not always easy. You will be photographing for long hours. Our team will give you daily photographic challenges and push you to new heights with your photography. We will encourage you to stretch and think creatively. It will be a wonderful experience and an adventure where we know you will learn more than you imagined possible in just two weeks!
You may encounter people or organizations challenging to photograph. You may have to photograph in dark rooms or outside at high noon. You may have stressful days and we want to help you be successful in this endeavor by helping to support you and give you insight on the best way to handle the situation as a professional. We are a team in your goals of making beautiful images!