Considered as one of the places a photographer has to visit, Jaipur has so much to offer that you'll surely feel you didn't bring enough film!
Some time ago, I took a trip to Jaipur to Jaiselmer. Both are desert towns of Rajasthan, India and are known to be a photographer’s paradise. Most photographers from India or those visiting make sure to visit Rajasthan for its vibrant colors, slow pace of life, and moody desert landscapes.
Jaipur is about 250 kms from Delhi, a great good four-and-a-half-hour drive from New Delhi. You can either take a train or just drive down. In case that doesn’t suit you, then you can also take a bus. The roads are really great so you won’t have any trouble on the way.
Lodging is easily available. I got a place to dump my luggage for $10 a day and just hang out the whole day outside. In terms of places for tourists, you’ll find a listing on any website. But the real part of Jaipur lies in the small streets of the old city.
There are shops here that are not shown in any tourist map. So take your time and walk around. You’ll be sure to see some great places.
Tips for all visitors :
Start early if you want to see the forts. The earlier, the better.
If you plan to be out all day then simply hire an autorickshaw for the whole day. It doesn’t cost more than $10 for a whole day! Stop anywhere and do anything!
Jaipur is a city of colors, carry color film.
On every tourist destination, you’ll find a lot of guides. Don’t take those guides just randomly. There is always someone at the tourist center who will help you get an official guide at an affordable cost. It’s always better to stick with them. Also don’t get coaxed into going to shops or craft centers with them, they might rip you off.
It’s going to be sunny and hot. So bring your sunglasses and low ISO films.
Here's the third and final part of my Lomography Day Trip features about Ubud. To be honest, there are a lot of places there that are worth visiting, but I just picked some of them to help you make the best of your trip. So prepare your notes or travel books and take note of the must-see places that I'll mention below. Maybe one day you'll visit Ubud.
Probably each one of you has been annoyed with failed film. This is particularly annoying when you get the developed film back from the lab, but you get blanks because the film was not exposed. It's either the film transport didn't work, or you have not taken the lens cap off, etc. Read on and I'll show you an alternative to just throwing away the film: Simply use it as a color filter for your camera, with the La Sardina for example.
If you're like me who has a film lab at home, you'll know the feeling of having too much film rolls lying around the house. Instead of throwing them out, you can use them to decorate the way I fill our transparent coffee table with them!
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We already had the honor of introducing Svenja as part of our 5 Questions Series. Her analogue fashion portraits intrigued us so much that we begged the Hamburg-based photographer to test the Petzval lens for us. In this article, you’ll learn why she’s so into the Petzval lens and find enchantment in her dreamy double exposures!
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Aside from the fact that Ubud is a must-visit tourist spot in Bali, it is also the perfect place to relax and get inspired. There, you’ll see and feel something different. Staying there for a month in 2012 made me discover good places to visit. If ever you'll be in Bali for a holiday, don't forget to visit Ubud. Now, I shall take you on a quick visit to this town!
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