“Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.”
– Matt Hardy
A strong passion for photography is what led to the creation of this club. The Journeys Photography Club is not only a club, but also a community of photography experts and enthusiasts who believe in the power of this art.
Photographs can express emotions without words and convey beauty without bias. They can move hearts and change minds. The art of photography is beautiful and challenging at the same time. It requires a skill that involves patience and dedication. It is an art that’s also constantly evolving.
We are a community inspiring to be creative and original in this diverse field. We want to explore, develop and preserve the art of photography. Our club is a platform for all the photography enthusiasts to demonstrate their work. We welcome here all the people with a camera and a love for outdoor photography. Over here, you can share your work safely and get a chance to participate in exhibitions held across all the metro cities of India, the images for which will be curated by our panel members.
On our panel, we have professional, eminent and experienced photographers who’ll be there to provide you with constant guidance and constructive feedback to nourish your skills and widen your horizons. Not only that, industry experts from all around the country and the world will conduct qualitative tutorials.
Ours is a community that doesn’t discriminate people on the basis of the camera they own or their age, gender, race or photography experience. A picture’s greatness isn’t defined by a name or a person’s stature in the society, but it’s defined by the person behind the camera irrespective of his/ her name & stature.
The JPC is a place where you can share your images and expect to grow with a newer and evolved skillset. It is a place where you can learn about the different facets of photography. You can network with people who share your passion and desire to rise above, in the field of photography. We encourage transparent networking and learning with components of fun.
Apart from that, we conduct photography journeys. With these journeys, you can explore photography at breath-taking and life altering locations. These journeys will give you a chance to be closer to nature and its elements.
Photography is the essence that converts that past into present. It is a means to spread love, awareness and education. Be it the portrait of a tranquil woman or an image of a fierce lion, it will communicate with you the view of the photographer. We believe in giving back to this beautiful world of photography by creating learning experience & opportunities, increasing exposure, building a network of like-minded people and showcasing talent
The origin of travel photography goes all the way back to 1888. It was a time when the equipment was very heavy and developing photos was a diﬃcult task. An era where a viewer had to depend on photos with lower quality to understand a place’s beauty.
However, with time, travel photography has evolved beautifully. With traveling becoming cheaper and accessible, documenting travels has become easier too. With sophisticated equipments and an educated crowd, this field is almost as marvellous and engaging as it can get.
A photograph has the power to engage a mind in a thousand unspoken words and with travel photography, a photographer can capture a place, its story and bring it to life in all its glory. The viewer through a travel photograph gets to see a place from the photographer’s perspective.
Travel photography is usually a combination of multiple genres like landscape, street, portrait, daily life, environmental and architecture photography.
Portraiture is undoubtedly one of the most interesting genre of photography. It is usually aimed at capturing the personality, character and mood of the person. It is meant to depict the person in all his/her clarity.
Remember, a good portrait will always attract attention and emotion. It will evoke in you a sense of being and make you wonder about your existence. The eyes of the humans in the portrait will talk to you as if they’re telling you a story.
Landscape is usually a pleasant and enjoyable form of photography. Most of the times, it is one of the favourite genre for both professionals and amateurs. It captures the essence of nature and outdoors along with the emotional connection of the photographer with the said place. As a viewer, a
landscape photograph should make you feel the emotion and environment of standing in that place.
Landscape photography showcases the beauty of a place that you may have not been to.Time and patience are important investments one can make to seize the grandeur of a place.
Light and shadow play an important role in landscape photography. The best time or the golden hour for landscapes is usually 2-3 hours after the sunrise or before the sunset. This helps avoid direct sunlight while setting a perfect backdrop for your image. Cloudy days usually set soft light for landscapes.
We are gifted with all the possible natural wonders like mountains, deserts, plains, forests, grasslands, waterbodies, waterfalls, etc. These gifts along with varied weather conditions bring out the best in landscape photography. Be it a snow clad mountain range with a river flowing and the blue skies or a forest with a beautiful waterfall, we’ve got it all to make landscape photography appealing to a viewer’s eye.
The process of telling stories (from the news mainly) via photography is known as photojournalism. The photographer may choose to tell the story through a single image or a series of images.
Photojournalism initially began as war photography capturing portraits of soldiers before the start of a battle, in case they didn’t return. It then expanded to journalism during on-going wars to show events as they were, without any biases. And gradually, it spread to all the newsworthy events like sports, politics, climate change, globalisation, etc. It is a powerful means of communicating with a vast and diverse public.
The images traditionally produced were black and white. However, with the passage of time, experts started producing colourful images that conveyed an event in all its honesty. A photo story has the power to strike a chord within the viewer.
A good photojournalist tells a story that is relevant, timely, narrative and of aesthetic interest.
Some fields of photojournalism are general news, spot or breaking news, documentary, sports photography and portrait photojournalism.
Wildlife photography is one of the boldest genre of photography. You don’t have a model to pose for you and work according to your directions, and
your subject may run or fly away before you get a chance to capture it. There is also the question of clothing. In this field of photography, patience isn’t a virtue, it is a necessity!
Habitat photography has seen a huge growth in the last few years due to better availability of higher quality equipments and a rising awareness about the importance and beauty of wildlife. In order to capture the vision that you have in your eye, you need to break the norms and conventions.
Knowledge of wildlife is an added advantage of this genre because most species have diﬀerent patterns of reactions. Quick, slow, sharp, aggressive, timid or fierce are the emotions that you may be working with. Distance is another hindrance that makes this field quite challenging. You may not be able to approach your subject as you normally would get to in other fields.
Think about all the wildlife photographs that you’ve seen, you will know that not every photo of a wild animal spoke to you. But remember, a great photograph is the one that speaks. Photography is all about working with light, and a good wildlife picture is the one that plays perfectly with light and depicts the expression of the animal.
FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
Fine art photography is the medium for creative expression. The goal is to showcase an idea, message or an emotion.
Fine art photographers have a concept in their mind and are usually looking for or creating something specific that relates to their ideas. These photos are created for their imaginative or aesthetic qualities. They may or may not have any meaning and the idea can be a hypothesis.
Fine art images usually need a statement from the photographer in order to understand the concept behind them. These images could be landscape, portrait, still life or abstract. Art is subjective but according to Photographer and Professor Ariel Wilson, “Great fine art photos often have three things. They have an aesthetic draw and are visually appealing, are well constructed and crafted and have some form of conceptual engagement.”
The diﬀerent genres of fine art photography are – fine art portraiture, conceptual photography, still life photography, fine art landscape and nature photography, fine art architectural photography, and street photography.
Festival photographs have the capacity to elevate a viewer’s emotions. They take them to a happy place of celebration.
A festival photographer has excellent skills to capture expressions that rarely ever stay still. S/he is also usually quick as there’s always something wonderful happening diﬀerent areas of the same venue.
The best way to prepare for a festive event is by knowing the itinerary and arriving way before the event starts in order to scan the venue for good spots, positions and angles. It’s very easy to get distracted during a festival and hence focus is an important attribute required to ace festival photography.
The art of festival photography needs to be uplifting and variant. There are so many colours, decorations, people, cultures, rituals and ethnicities to play with. Imagine having to look at 200 photos from an event and feeling that
they all look the same! You wouldn’t want that, right? The idea here is to grasp the emotions in groups and individuals, from heights and depths, with soft and/or bright lights, from a distance and closer angles. They can’t be static or stagnant. Remember, the story is always hidden in the gestures and body language.