Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Advanced image processing workshop

www.drcaesarphotography.com is now a strong team comprising of established wildlife photographers of the country and veterans in the field of digital photography. Having travelled through the same road, we understand the hurdles and challenges faced in taking this hobby to the next orbit. We, as a team, are putting our honest efforts to make photography learning available to the enthusiasts and amateurs at an affordable cost. In addition to the regularly running two workshop courses (Basic course and image post processing), we now announce the launch of an advanced, highly personalized, image processing workshop.

This is the first of its kind promoted by Dr Caesar Photography till date. This is not a basic course and we expect you shall be having the basic knowledge of photography. This workshop is specially crafted keeping in mind the need of a photographer, who is willing to take his / her work to the next level. We hope this workshop will add that special touch which is needed to present one’s photographs for contests, exhibitions, print-media publications or for commercial usage.

This is not a mass education program and hence we would like to restrict registrations to maximum of eight participants per workshop. There will be less of theory and more of practical sessions and therefore, we expect you should carry your laptops along*.

We would ensure that your photographs will find a better platform after attending this.

* In case you don’t possess a laptop, you may have to give us advanced intimation to arrange one for you.

Course fee – Rs 3000 per head
Course details – as follows

1. Brightness

2. Contrast

3. Levels

4. Curves

5. Exposure control

6. Color balance

7. Hue control

8. Saturation control

9. Photo filters

10. Channel mixers

11. Image selection tools

12. Sharpening

13. Blurring

14. Smudging

15. Cloning

16. Blurning

17. Dodging

18. Gradient tool

19. File types

20. Image size

21. Crop tool

22. Magic of Camera raw

23. Use of adjustment brush

24. Creating HDR images

25. Playing with layers

26. Framing and presenting your images

All the best !

Friday, March 4, 2011

Himalayan birding camps


Please note that this is a sample package - we can customize your tour package according to your need.

Pangot is a small village 15 km from Nainital, 50 km from Kathgodam and 80 km from the very well known Corbett National Park. Sat Tal (Hindi - seven lakes) is situated in the lower Himalayan range and the place has a group of seven freshwater lakes situated at an altitude of 1370 metres. Both the places, with its dense pine and oak forest, are undoubtedly the birding heavens of the country and offer a spectacular avifauna along with the breathtaking landscapes of the Himalayas.

October to June is the best season to be here. Experience an unforgettable birding expedition. Itinerary is as follows – it is extremely customizable according to your needs


Drive early morning to Pangot (6-7 hrs.). Arrive for lunch. Overnight stay in a cottage at Jungle Lore Birding Lodge. Afternoon leisurely birding in and around the lodge.

One can see crested woodpeckers such as Greater Yellownape, Scaly-Breasted, Speckled Piculet etc. Large flocks of Slaty-Headed Parakeets, numerous Spotted and Oriental Turtle Doves, Grey Bushchat, Russet Sparrow. Cuckoo: Indian, Oriental, Large-Hawk and Eurasian. Large-billed crow, Grey Treepie, Black-Headed Jay, Maroon Oriole, Large Cuckoo Shrike, Tits such as Rufous-Naped, Black-Throated & Yellow-Browed and smaller numbers of Black-Lored and Green-Backed. White-tailed nuthatches, Chestnut Bellied Nuthatches and Bar-Tailed Treecreepers.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner at Jungle Lore Birding Lodge


Full day birding at Cheena Peak, Kilbury & Timla Pani. Overnight at Jungle Lore Birding Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at Jungle Lore Birding Lodge


Another day of birding at Pangot village, Baggar and Gughu Khan. These walks can be very rewarding. Overnight stay at the lodge. One can see Crested Serpent-Eagle, Mountain Hawk-Eagle, Woodpeckers such as Brown-Fronted, Stripe-Breasted, Rufous-Bellied etc. Thrushes such as Dark-Throated, Mistle etc. Striated Prinia can be seen in the terraced fields. Warblers such as Tickell's Leaf-Warbler, Greenish, Golden-Spectacled, Grey-Hooded. Flycatchers such as Asian brown, Rusty-Tailed, Ultramarine, Verditer, Tickell's Blue, Rufous-Bellied Niltava etc., Orange-Flanked Bush Robin, Blue-Capped Redstart. Laughingthrushes such as White-Throated, Striated & Streaked, Chestnut-Crowned etc. Look for Accentor, Upland Pipit, Blue-Winged Minla, Whiskered Yuhina etc.

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner at Jungle Lore Birding Lodge


Drive to Sat Tal (2 hours) in the morning. Birding along the way. Birding around Sat Tal. Overnight stay in Sat Tal Birding Camp

The entire drive is through the forested area of Cheena Peak Range via Snow View Point and Kilbury. One can see a variety of Himalayan species along the way such as Lammergeier, Himalayan griffon, Blue-Winged Minla, Spotted & Slaty-Backed Forktail, Rufous-Bellied Woodpecker, Rufous-Bellied Niltava, Khalij Pheasant, variety of thrushes etc. More than 200 species have been recorded at Pangot and surrounding areas. The numerous perennial & seasonal creeks are home to an amazing variety of flora and fauna including the Leopard, Yellow-throated Himalayan martin, Himalayan Palm Civet, Ghoral, barking deer, Sambhar, Red Fox etc.

Meals: breakfast at Jungle Lore Birding Lodge, lunch & dinner at Sat Tal Birding Camp


Full day birding with guide. Overnight stay at Sat Tal Birding camp

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at Sat Tal Birding camp


Full Day excursion to Nainital City.

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at Sat Tal Birding camp


After Breakfast drive towards Delhi.

There are a number of ways to reach Pangot in case you don’t want us to arrange for Delhi – Pangot travel

  • Drive from Delhi via Kathgodam and Nainital: 8 hours
  • Drive from Delhi via Ramnagar (Corbett National Park) and Kaladhungi: 7½ hours
  • Overnight air-conditioned train from Old Delhi railway station (departing at 2245 hr.) to Kathgodam (arriving at 0615 hr.) and then 2 hr. drive to Pangot via Nainital.
  • Overnight air-conditioned train from Old Delhi railway station (departing at 2245 hr.) to Ramnagar (arriving at 0500 hr.) and then 2½ hr. drive to Pangot via Kaladungi.

For booking - contact

Call: 09819839821 Email: info@drcaesarphotography.com / workcaesar@gmail.com