Cattle Fair, Pushkar

15th-18th November, $595


Seats Available

Held each at the time of the Kartik Purnima full moon, Pushkar Cattle/ Camel Fair is one of India’s most highly-rated travel experiences, a spectacle on an epic scale, attracting more than 11,000 camels, horses and cattle and visited by over 400,000 people over a period of around fourteen days.

For visitors it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the colour, spectacle and carnival of one of the last great traditional melas, which brings livestock, farmers, traders and villagers from all over Rajasthan.

Leica Akademie India is organising a 4 day intensive Photography Master Class which is tailor made to cater to needs of anyone who wishes to train their eyes to find order in chaos of Pushkar Mela.

The Pushkar Master Class will be limited to an intimate class of max 12 passionate individuals who want to polish their skills and break out of their comfort zones. We’ll talk about street and travel photography. This workshop is designed to help improve your photography, enhance your style and find your vision by providing expert advice and knowledge specifically aimed at helping you achieve success in your work.

Mentors : Vineet Vohra and Rohit Vohra

During this Intense shooting 4-day workshop, we will focus on the following topics:

  • How to work towards a theme and focus on projects.
  • Travel Photography and art of story telling
  • How to edit your images to enhance the final result.
  • Photography assignments to put theories to work while walking with the mentors in Pushkar.

The mentors will work with students both in critique sessions and in the field, sharing their working knowledge and techniques.

Each day will include shooting and theoretical session on all you need to know about Street and Travel photography, dos and don’ts, ways to overcome the fear of getting close, detailed look into various composition aspects and the common mistakes while composing, understanding layering in photography, Gestalt vision and its application in photography, developing ones own style, understanding peripheral vision, ways to see and treat light, video documentary of how their images are made as they shoot and how they fine tune their vision and more.

During the course of this workshop, the mentors will discuss technique, composition, vision and intent and how to use the camera and lens in a creative way. They will discuss careers, talk about how to get published and how to work on a story.

On the final day we make a presentation and have an in depth review session with the mentors and each participant presents their work.

Students need to bring the following to the workshop:

–       A digital camera with a fixed wide angle lens preferably (a 35mm focal length lens would be best). You are most welcome to get your Long telephoto lenses and zooms for your personal work. Please feel free bring your own cameras, Leica or not. Leica Cameras can be provided if you would like to try one out.

–       A laptop with software to edit/tone your images

–       A notebook to take down notes during the workshop

Includes : Workshop Charges Only


– Hotel Stay, food and other expenses
– Return international air ticket to Delhi and back
– Any private expenses
– Room service fees
– Porter services
– Visa fees (if applicable)
– Lunch/ Dinner/ Beverages
– Personal travel insurance (compulsory; self-purchase)

– Local Travel

Please Note : A complete package inclusive of 5 star Hotel stay and breakfast, Delhi-Pushkar-Delhi Travel in a private bus is also available for Rs 75000 on room sharing and Rs 85,000 for single room basis (3 nights stay). This total price also includes workshop charges. To book the complete package please write to us at

Date Time Itinerary

15th Nov 11:30AM Meet at Saket in South Delhi, New Delhi
Depart for Pushkar in a private bus (cost is $100, please let us if you want transport)
9:30PM Arrive at Pushkar and check into hotel


16th Nov 7:00AM Walk and shoot with the Mentors at the Mela grounds
9:45AM Breakfast at the hotel
12:00PM Indoor Session: Download pictures, reviews and discussions
3:00PM Lunch break
3:30PM Outdoor walk and shoot
7:30PM End of day 1


17th Nov 7:00AM Walk and shoot with the Mentors at the Mela grounds
10:00AM Breakfast at the hotel
12:00PM Indoor Session: Download pictures, reviews and discussions
3:00PM Lunch break
3:30PM Outdoor walk and shoot
7:30PM End of day 2


18th Nov 6:00AM Final shooting session to complete your story
9:30AM Breakfast at the hotel
11:00AM Final session and presentation by participants
2:00PM Depart for Delhi via private bus
12:00AM Arrive at Saket, New Delhi
End of workshop
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