Landscapes of Valparai

2018 Dates To be announced

Landscapes of Valparai  

Limited to 5 participants

Valparai, an area of unspoilt natural beauty is perhaps the best place in South India to photograph landscapes.


Located in the Eastern Ghats in the Annamalais Valparai is relatively pristine landscape, expansive and unspoilt by untrammelled development. This makes it an ideal place to photograph landscapes and to learn to photograph landscapes using different techniques.

What's in it for you?

Over the course of three days we will learn the following techniques of landscape photography:



High Dynamic Range Imaging

Time lapse photography

Long Exposure techniques

Monochrome (You will learn how to think in black and white and create real black and white instead of having your picture in simply 50 shades of grey!)

Night Sky photography

We have superb accommodation in a plantation bungalow.

Tour will be guided by AB Apana.

In-the-field instructions on photography, presentations, and image reviews. 


This course is ideal for those with digital SLRs who want to take their nature and wildlife photography to the NEXT level. 
We also rent out PRO-equipment & high focal length lenses.

To get the most out of this workshop you must have the following:

DSLR camera

Wide-angle lens

Laptop with at least 4 GB RAM

Adobe Photoshop (trial version is fine, please install before the workshop)

Alien Skin Exposure OR Silver Efex Pro (trial versions are fine, please install before the workshop)

HDR Efex Pro or Photomatix Pro (trial versions are fine, please install before the workshop)

Star StaX (please install before the workshop)

An ND filter if possible.

A sturdy tripod

An intervalometer for your camera


Day 1 - On arrival at Coimbatore at 9.30 am we will collect our luggage and after a quick breakfast stop at Coimbatore proceed to wards Valparai. After Pollachi we begin our climb up the Annamalais. We will stop at viewpoints along the way to experiment with some techniques of landscape photography, notable HDRi and Pano.

Once we reach our bungalow at Valparai and check-in we have some time to relax. Towards early afternoon we go to one of Valparai’s most expansive viewpoints where we will shoot a time-lapse.

Day 2 - We leave before dawn to shoot the sunrise from various viewpoints. We return to our bungalow for breakfast. Post-breakfast we will concentrate on monochrome, in particular how to think and see in black and white. You will learn about the real black and white instead of having your picture in simply 50 shades of grey!

After lunch and a siesta we will go to a waterbody to shoot long exposure images. Post this session we will concentrate on sunsets using various techniques acquired until now.

Day 3 - On our last day in Valparai we have till noon to experiment with the techniques we have learnt and to re-visit any of the viewpoints we have covered over the last few days.


Transportation from Coimbatore and return in an Innova / Xylo
3 nights - 4 days accommodation on twin sharing basis.

All meals from check-in to check-out.

In-the-field instructions on photography, presentations, and image reviews.


Airfare to Coimbatore.

All items of a personal nature, tips, gratuities, medication, telephone expenses, alcohol, room extras and any item not included in the Inclusions above.


Rs 23,000 Ex-Coimbatore

Single supplementary charges extra.

Foreign Nationals please contact us for details on cost.

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