Photography Expedition in India

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Join The Image Flow’s photography expedition in India!

If you’re looking for a little something to spice up your experience as a travel photographer, look no further than our upcoming workshop, where you’ll explore India like a local! The Image Flow has a history of premier travel photography tours like no other, and with its architectural riches and colorful culture, this journey is not to be missed. Join instructor Stuart Schwartz on one of our most exciting photography vacations yet!

With special access and insight from photographer Ardy Arani, you’ll experience the most vibrant and culturally engaging sights that India has to offer – from a personal invitation to a traditional Indian wedding, to the bustling artisan markets of Jaipur, and of course, the glittering crown jewel of the country, the Taj Mahal.

Through it all, you’ll enjoy 13 nights of luxury in stunning accommodations like the ornate Raj Palace and the ITC Mughal hotel in Agra. Transportation during the photography expedition will be provided in a private air-conditioned vehicle with chauffeur and helper, with window seats for everyone!

Our extensive itinerary will also take us on an expedition through the tiger sanctuaries of Ranthmabhore National Park, the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri, and a village safari by jeep in Samode. At every turn, our trip promises to be one of the most eventful photography tours India has ever seen.

Throughout our photo workshop adventures, instructors Stuart and Ardy will host demonstrations and discussions in the field to elevate your shooting style and technique. With its rich tapestry of colors, textures, and people, you’ll have ample opportunity to explore your unique vision in architecture, portraiture, street photography and more.

 Trip Schedule:

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Photo © Ardy Arani

February 3:  Arrive in Delhi. You will be met outside of customs and taken to the hotel.

February 4: Delhi: Sightseeing in Delhi, including new Delhi, Qutub Minar and Rajpath.

February 5: Delhi: Heritage walk in old Dehi, including Humayun’s Tomb, Raj Ghat, and Chandini Chawlk- the heart of Delhi.

February 6: Delhi – Samode – Jaipur: Travel to Samode village for a village safari by jeeps, high tea at Samode bagh and dinner at Samode. Evening travel to Jaipur.

February 7:  Jaipur: Sightseeing in Jaipur including Hawa Mahal, City Palace Museums, Mubarak Mahal and a private visit of the residential area of the Royal family. After dinner, travel by horse carriage to a private Hindu Wedding for unparalleled photographic access to this elaborate ritual.

February 8: Jaipur: Sightseeing at Amer Fort. Then onto a private farm to ride elephants and experience feeding these amazing animals. The day concludes with a stunning vista of the city from Nahar Garh Fort.

February 9: Jaipur: Early morning exploration of Galtaji (monkey valley), followed by heritage walk of Jaipur, including flower, spice and vegetable markets. Jaipur is described as a “shopper’s paradise” by many travel writers, and there will be time to do some shopping. Cooking demonstration and dinner with an Indian family.

Photography Expedition in India with The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

Photo © Ardy Arani

February 10:  Jaipur –Ranthambhore: Drive to Ranthambhore National Park. Enjoy an adventurous open jeep game safari in afternoon.

February 11:  Ranthambhore: Spend the entire day in this amazing National Park, with early morning and evening jeep safaris.

February 12:  Ranthambhore – Agra: Tour Fatehpur Sikri with its ghost town palaces and travel to Agra.

February 13: Agra: Spend the entire day exploring one of mankind’s greatest creations, The Taj Mahal.

February 14:  Agra – Delhi – USA : Visit Itmad-ud-Daula, the Baby Taj, described as “jewel box”. Travel to Delhi airport for evening flights.

This workshop has been designed to include every reasonable expense from meals to tips, and to deliver a level of service, accommodations and access that is nothing less than five-star.

For a more detailed itinerary and additional workshop information, please click on this link: Itinerary for India

The Workshop cost is $9700. Deposit of $3000 due at time of registration. Final payment of $6700 due on or before November 3. Check or cash payments are preferred.

** Double occupancy available for a reduced cost. Please call for details.

Price: $3,000.00
Price: $6,700.00

Please review our Registration Terms & Conditions

Call 415-388-3569 for more information or to register.

February 2 – 14, 2018

Who should take this workshop: 

Any level photographer with a thirst for travel photography and interest in creating high quality images

Pertinent details:

  • Maximum ten (10) students
  • Meals and 5-Star deluxe lodging included with single rooms for everyone. Double occupancy available: see below.
  • All transportation in India included
  • Participants must be in good physical condition to walk uneven streets without harm to themselves and without hindering the pace of the group
  • Airfare to and from India not included
  • Visas not included

Required materials:

  • DSLR or mirrorless camera with manual settings
  • Laptop computer with Lightroom installed for review
  • Tripod

Instructor Bios:

Stuart Cuba bio pic newStuart Schwartz graduated from the Art Center in 1979 and then spent 35 years as an advertising photographer in the U.S. and Europe. Stuart is comfortable working in the studio, on location, and with all sizes of productions. He continues to shoot for a limited number of clients. Stuart’s personal work spans a variety of styles, from street photography to abstract and mixed media. Stuart founded The Image Flow in 2008 with the vision to empower the avid photographer looking for personal growth in photography.


From the moment he first picked up a 35mm Retina rangefinder camera as a kid, Ardy Arani has been exploring the world through the lens of a camera.  He was developing film and printing his own images before he was a teenager, and over the years has traveled extensively to capture evocative images from locations around the world. He has taken numerous trips to India, and with an eye on culture and photography, nurtured relationships with locals that create access for his photographic adventures.