India is one of the places one has to go to if you're a photographer. But how to handle yourself in a country which is totally foreign? Well here is a small crash course on how to handle India.
India is one place you have to visit if you’re even 1% related to photography. Ask anyone who’s ever visited India and they will agree. There is nothing which matches the charm. But India can be tricky because of the poverty and the people out to fleece you. How to handle all that? Well here is a simple guide. =)
Akshay’s Pre Travel to India Crash Course
Get an Indian contact. Before the trip, Facebook friends, ask them if they have any Indian friends. India is the second largest population in the world. The odds are that you’ll get to know more than one person (there are just so many Indians, you can’t get by without knowing them =p). They will be able to guide you to places which the Lonely Planet guide can’t imagine of. They might also be able to arrange places for you to stay, advise you on travel, and just make your stay in India 99% easier.
When in need, ask. Indians have a habit of being a little too helpful when it comes to giving directions or when in trouble. So if you’re lost, just ask for directions. Or if you need something, just ask.
Relax! There is always a solution for everything in India. When you come to India, you’ll see chaos and it’s just difficult to imagine life in that flux. Don’t worry and relax. You’ll get used to it soon and enjoy it once you are all cool.
India is really huge and vibrant. So before you come, make a plan on how to spend time else you’ll just end up confused.
Go easy on the food, Indian food in India is different from Indian food abroad. So don’t end up gobbling down everything and fall ill.
The Indian public transport is safe and good. So don’t worry about traveling by train or autos. Just in case you want to make sure of the safety, there are always radio cabs in most major cities.
Sharpen your bargaining skills. Other than the shops, most street vendors will not mind you bargaining and you can end up saving a LOT.
Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta, was once the great capital of India back when the British ruled our country. This is my hometown, and not the place I study in. I enjoy photographing various urban scenes around it and this is a curated gallery of sorts introducing the old city for you wonderful people.
It's that time again — the Lomography Advent deal of the day! If you're in search of a beautiful gift for creative folks or looking to get into the game yourself, we've got your back. Today's super deal is on our Diana F+ and Diana Mini, as well as a continued discount on our plastic bodied cameras.
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The sun is shining and we are in the mood for some fun! If you're planning a trip to London this coming month, then why not book yourself for one of our special market workshops? We'll be heading off to Brick Lane, Portobello Rd and the Columbia Flower Market to shoot all the sights on film. If you’re visiting London and staying in a hostel, just present proof of your booking and get to join a workshop for free! Book your space now.
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Toshiya Watanabe is a Japanese photographer. He is from Namie-Machi in Fukushima Prefecture - which is one of the regions that has been alerted as the caution zone after the 3.11 Tohoku Earthquake due to the atomic meltdown caused by the tsunami. Here are some of the photographs he has taken continuously since the disaster happened - an incident that cannot be forgotten.
The Past and Present lies in each photo.