photography

The Mantra for Making Good Images

While reviewing our Tour participants’ images and sharing feedback on what could’ve been done better to make them kick butt harder, a common objection we hear is: “But there was no time!  Can we really think about all that in the heat of the moment?” Well, if you want to make great images,
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All is Fair

Camels Silhouette
Beware! You might go high on the explosion of colours between an incredibly blue sky and the golden sands. You’ll see camels and horses and other livestock lined up to be traded, but their pulse just as wild as ever, and skin just as gleaming. While the air seems rigid with bargains on one side, […]
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What’s the World but What the Stories Tell of It?

Hampi
“Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet,” said Vietnamese Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh.  He knew what it meant in essence.  Do you? We believe that every bit of this Earth is sacred; and this thought almost has a spiritual connotation with a scientific exactness to it because this planet is our only
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Coorg July 2015 Trip Report

Bronze Frog
They wanted to kiss a frog even if there was no promise of Prince Charming!  Like a heady concoction of all things beautiful, Coorg is about the irresistible aroma of coffee and other spices, of a rich culture, of an irreversible love for the land, of relentless rains…and of the lively little creatures that
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Nature in Frenzied Colours: Rahul Pratti

Malachite Kingfisher
If a traveller is also a hoarder of all things nice, is there a better way to accumulate priceless moments than carrying a camera around? Toehold Patron Rahul Pratti, a fervent explorer of nature and wildlife, has known this simple truth from the days of film cameras. He fondly recollects how he never went
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Bharatpur February 2014 Tour Report

Bharatpur is special for all bird lovers.  And on this Tour, the magical man-made wetland just found some new fans. We reserve the first week of February every year for this place, because over the years, it has been the most productive time for us to be there in terms of light and birds. We arrived […]
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SkipperSpeaker – Kenya Photography Tours

In this brand-new series called SkipperSpeaker, Toehold’s Kenya Photography Tours Skipper Sachin Rai speaks about what makes Kenya special as a wilderness destination, and outlines our annual calendar of Tours to the celebrated land of the lion, designed specially for you. Head to www.toehold.in/phototours
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Kenya May 2014 Tour Report: Nakuru

Day three dawned, and the group took the long drive to reach Lake Nakuru by evening.  En route to the lodge, they drove around, and at first found an impala.  Within five minutes of entering the park, they were watching a white rhino on a meadow with the backdrop of a fever forest.  Just then, […]
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