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Oct
14
2:00 PM14:00

Nepal Trek & Everest Photography Workshop

JOIN US FOR A 15-DAY ADVENTURE IN NEPAL WHERE YOU WILL DISCOVER THE UNPARALLELED BEAUTY OF THE HIMALAYAS. THIS WORKSHOP TAKES US THROUGH THE SOLU KHUMBU DISTRICT OF NEPAL IN THE REGION OF MOUNT EVEREST. WITNESS THE HIGHEST MOUNTAINS IN THE WORLD AND EXPERIENCE THE CULTURE OF THE SHERPA PEOPLE.

  Click on the image above for the Nepal & Everest gallery

Click on the image above for the Nepal & Everest gallery

OVERVIEW

Dates: October 15-29, 2016
Cost: $3200.00 USD
15 days / 14 nights
Limit: 8 participants
Instructors: Louis Au & Ariel Estulin
Type of trek: Lodge/Teahouse
Max altitude: 5360m
Trek grade: Moderate/Adventurous
 

Nepal, a land of pristine beauty offers unique opportunities for photographers interested in travel and landscape photography. We explore both a rich local culture with spectacular vistas of the Himalayas. The workshop traverses lands inhabited by the Sherpa people, known for their hospitality and incredible strength in high altitudes.

We begin the workshop in the ancient city of Kathmandu where we’ll spend 2 days exploring the chaos and tranquility of the city. We then take a spectacular flight to the town of Lukla where our adventure truly begins. As we make our way high into the mountainous terrain of the Solu Khumbu, Everest, we climb west to the village of Gokyo and the five sacred lakes on the moraine beside the Ngozumpa Glacier where we will witness some of the highest mountains in the world. We’ll walk to the top of Gokyo Ri and witness a sunset like no other, with views of 4 of the world highest peaks, including Mt. Everest.

And we’ll have lots of fun and laughs along the way, that’s a promise.

 


RESERVING YOUR SPOT
Please reserve early as group size is extremely limited. Payments can be made with Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Upon payment of your deposit, we will send you an information packet including suggestions for camera equipment, computer and software, clothing and travel information specific to your workshop destination.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE
To reserve your spot: $500 deposit
120 days before the trip 100% balance due

Cancellation fee schedule
90 days prior to workshop start date we retain 25%
60 days prior we retain 100%
30 days prior we retain 100%

Cancelled Workshops
In the unlikely event that a workshop is cancelled by Outdoor Photo Journey, all fees will be refunded in full. In the event of a workshop cancellation, Outdoor Photo Journey is not responsible for reimbursement of any travel, lodging, equipment rental, or any other related expenses. We recommend purchasing travel insurance to cover any non-refundable registration fees, travel, lodging, equipment rental, or any other related expenses.


  

ITINERARY
For the detailed itinerary, please visit the Outdoor Photo Journey page.

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Mar
31
8:00 PM20:00

Talking Photography 2016

Please join Ariel and I for the presentation of Travel in Nepal talk at The Toronto Camera Club.

Date: Thursday, March 31st, 2016.  8pm
Place: Toronto Camera Club (587 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto)
Ticket at the door: $15

  Solu Khumbu Region, Nepal

Solu Khumbu Region, Nepal

Travel in Nepal: Yaks, Mountains and Monasteries

Wedged between the Himalayan range to the north and the jungles to the south, Nepal’s cultural landscape is as diverse as its physical one. Its people’s religious practices range from Indian-style Hinduism to Tibetan Buddhism. This presentation begins in the chaotic city of Kathmandu and continues into the high Himalayas - a photographic journey of centuries-old stupas and temples and the spectacular vistas of the Himalayas.

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May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival in the Junction 2015

  • KINGSWAY CHIROPRACTIC IN THE JUNCTION (map)
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f11project is proud to present 'Buddhism in Nepal' at Kingsway Chiropractic Centre in the Junction

 

Opening Reception: May 2nd, 2015. 6-9 pm.


May 1st - May 31st, 2015
Kingsway Chiropractic Centre in the Junction
3021 Dundas Street West, Toronto M6P 1Z4

Visit Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival page here.

Religion in Nepal is an intricate mix of faiths, traditions, festivals and doctrines. Nepal is the world’s only Hindu nation with 87% of Nepalese officially declared Hindus. Buddhism is the second largest religion in this mountain kingdom and Buddhist influences permeate all layers of the society. Due to the close proximity to Tibet, Tibetan Buddhism is the most dominant and widely practiced form of buddhism in this tiny kingdom.

The intermingling of Hindu and Buddhist beliefs and practices is commonplace with Hindus worshipping at Buddhist temples and Buddhists worshipping at Hindu temples. This rich dual faith tradition binds both groups together and ensure social coherence. 

The images in this exhibit connect the viewers to the daily religious objects and acts of worship that were captured from a recent 2013 trip to Nepal. (A few of the images from the gallery above will be on view in the exhibit.) 

. Louis Au

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Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

MEC Talk: Travels in Nepal

TRAVELS IN NEPAL: YAKS, MONASTERIES AND MOUNTAINS

 Gokyo, Nepal

Gokyo, Nepal

Date: Thursday, 25 September, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Organizer: MEC Toronto
Price: Free

Please join us at MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-operative) Toronto for a seminar on travels in Nepal with Ariel Estulin and Louis Au.

Nepal is a land of high mountains, yaks, monasteries and mantras. Wedged between the Himalayan range to the north and the steamy jungles to the south, Nepal’s cultural landscape is as diverse as its physical one. Its people’s religious practices ranges from Indian-style Hinduism to Tibetan Buddhism. In this talk, photographers Ariel Estulin and Louis Au will present their work from their travels to Nepal. Their journey begins in the chaotic city of Kathmandu and continues into the high Himalayas. You will embark on a photographic journey on the centuries-old stupas and temples and the spectacular vistas of the Himalayas.

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Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Travels in Nepal: Yaks, Monasteries and Mountains

 Boudhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal. Copyright © Louis Au 2014

Boudhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal. Copyright © Louis Au 2014

Life After Digital Artist Talk Series

Presented in association with Colourgenics
Cost: Complimentary
RSVP: LAD@Colourgenics.com

Travels in Nepal: Yaks, Monasteries and Mountains by Outdoor Photo Journey

 Mount Everest from Gokyo Ri, Nepal.    Copyright © Ariel Estulin 2014

Mount Everest from Gokyo Ri, Nepal.    Copyright © Ariel Estulin 2014

Nepal is a land of high mountains, yaks, monasteries and mantras. Wedged between the Himalayan range to the north and the steamy jungles to the south, Nepal’s cultural landscape is as diverse as its physical one. Its people’s religious practices ranges from Indian-style Hinduism to Tibetan Buddhism. Nepal is also home to eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains.

In this talk, photographers Ariel Estulin and Louis Au will present their work from their recent trip to Nepal. Their journey begins in the chaotic city of Kathmandu and continues into the high Himalayas. You will embark on a photographic journey on the centuries-old stupas and temples and the spectacular vistas of the Himalayas. 


About the artists:

Ariel Estulin is an award winning photographer and graphic designer. Primarily interested in landscapes, he travels the world seeking out beauty in those wild and remote places on earth that still remain untouched by civilization and where nature commands ultimate attention. Self-taught as a photographer, he spent time with Freeman Patterson, Canada’s renowned photographer, to learn the art of making great photographs. His training as a graphic designer continually shapes what he sees through the lens. His work has been published in magazines and showcased with exhibitions. Visit www.arielestulin.com

Louis Au is a freelance event, portrait and travel photographer based in Toronto. He founded f11project  to bring forth travel foto workshops and assist emerging photographers to exhibit their work in downtown Toronto. As an ardent educator, Louis also provides hands-on digital capture training for local and overseas photographers through f11project.

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Sep
26
to Oct 18

Nepal & Mt. Everest Photo Workshop

 I am pleased to announce that I will be co-leading this photo workshop with Outdoor Photo Journey in October, 2013.

This workshop includes a 11-day trek into the mountainous terrain of Solu Khumbu, Everest, to Gokyo at 4790 m.

If you are interested in signing up, please contact Outdoor Photo Journey. October is fast approaching and space is very limited.

COST: US$3275
DATES: OCTOBER 1-15, 2013

 Copyright © Ariel Estulin

Copyright © Ariel Estulin

Discover the unparalleled beauty of the Himalayas. This trek takes us to the Solu Khumbu region of Nepal, nestled below Mount Everest. Witness the highest mountains in the world and experience the culture of the Rai, Chhetri, and Sherpa people.

During our trek, daily photographic sessions will include group and one-on-one instruction, demonstrations and critiques of your work. Instead of formal lectures, our workshop will be focused on providing support in the field to develop your photographic technique, skill and voice.

Topics we will explore are: using your camera to its full potential, capturing unique landscapes and natural portraits of local life. Our small group size allows personalized attention, with the goal of developing your technique, composition, and storytelling skills. At different locations on the trek, we will focus on cultural or landscape photography.


ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu and prepare for the trek
Day 3: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Monjo
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 5: Exploration day
Day 6: Trek to Dole
Day 7: Trek to Machhermo
Day 8: Trek to Gokyo
Day 9: Exploration day
Day 10: Exploration day
Day 11: Trek to Dole
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 13: Trek to Lukla
Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 15: Depart Kathmandu

For more details on the trip, please visit the workshop page here.

 

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