Ladakh, India | Minimum Age – 14 years | Difficulty Level – 3.5

Whether you are aspiring to get your travel photos published in NatGeo, dreaming of your own travel blog, or just want to learn photography, this trip will introduce you to the world of photography that’ll teach you how to capture and create stunning photographs. Classroom sessions on equipment, composition and use of light come together with practical sessions on visual, design & emotional elements of good photography, followed by critique sessions. Set in the beautiful landscapes of Ladakh, you’ll discover super-blue lakes, drive on the highest motorable road in the world, spot wildlife unique to the region and observe an ancient culture unchanged for centuries. And of course, capture them all on a camera.

Your guru on this trip will be none other than Selvaprakash Lakshmanan, an International Award Winning photographer whose work has been acclaimed internationally and in India.

What can you expect to achieve from this trip

  • Learn Photography from the award-winning photographer Selvaprakash Laxmanan with the stunning countryside and monuments of Ladakh as your backdrop
  • Classroom sessions on equipment, composition, light, flash photography and etc. as well as the importance of the visual, design & emotional elements of good photography
  • Practical exposure to photographing people, architecture, and landscapes
  • Group critique sessions with secret tips & tricks to capture great photographs
  • Spend a night in swiss tents & practice low light photography in the open
  • Discover the Indo-Tibetan culture of Leh through its villages, people, food and monuments
  • New experiences in a safe, secure environment and an opportunity to acquire skills - independence, interdependence, and personality development
  • Drive on the highest motorable road Khardung-La pass (5600 m)

Trip Highlights

  • Photography with an Experienced and Award Winning Photographer
  • Classroom & Outdoor Sessions
  • Practice People, Architecture & Landscapes
  • Local Sights & Adventure
  • Group Critique Sessions

What's Included

Arrival and departure transfers at the destination at specified timings. Our team will help you with the details for your trip.

Safe, secure and fun accommodation at hostels, lodges & camps on shared basis – separate for girls and boys.

All meals. Breakfasts are continental style with cereal, toast, jam, butter. Picnic style lunches and hot dinners with snacks available on most days.

An experienced Internship Leader from the #DoTheDifferent team who travels from India and stays with the group at all times.

Meaningful experiences to introduce you to practical exposure on the subject of your interest.

Certificate for the valuable real experience and knowledge you have gained to boost University Applications & your CV.


Flights are not included in your trip. When booking flights, please keep in mind that you need to arrive in Leh before 12noon on day one. Should the connectivity from your destination not allow this, please arrange to arrive the night before. We can help with the extra night accommodation (at a nominal cost). The Trip Leader from DoTheDifferent will be in Leh a day before the trip starts.

On this trip, accommodation in Leh is at a modest hotel and at Pangong Tso we are going to be using tents. All accommodations and washrooms are on sharing basis.

The program is designed to cater to both beginners and experienced students as we will be covering all the basic concepts and since this is going to be a small group each participant can expect individual attention to improve their skills. So, no prior photography is needed, only a real interest in the subject.

All participants are expected to carry their own DSLR cameras with manual settings so that your learning is detailed. If you do not have a DSLR camera we would suggest that you borrow or rent one instead of investing in one at this stage.

Leh is at an altitude of 3,500m and altitude sickness can impact some people who visit this destination. We overcome this by acclimatising on the first day with very little activity. If you have concerns about this, you may like to consult your doctor and carry preventive medication like Diamox. The program is sufficiently spaced for the participants to adjust to the new altitude and as such this trip is not a physically exerting one.


Start Date End Date
30 June 2019
06 July 2019

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