B N H S

Wildlife Photography Workshop


Wildlife Photography Workshop

(Capturing the Essence of the Wild)

16th March 2024


BNHS-Conservation Education Centre(CEC) is conducting a “Wildlife Photography workshop” at CEC-BNHS Nature Reserve.

Wildlife photography is a mesmerizing art form that not only captures the beauty and diversity of the natural world but also serves as a powerful tool for conservation, education, and inspiration. Through the lens of a camera, photographers have the ability to transport viewers to remote landscapes, unveil the mysteries of elusive creatures, and evoke a deep appreciation for the fragile ecosystems that sustain life on our planet. As stewards of the natural world, wildlife photographers have the power to inspire change, raise awareness, and foster a deeper appreciation for the beauty and diversity of our planet's precious ecosystems.

This Wildlife Photography Workshop will help photographers and nature enthusiasts seeking to enhance their skills, deepen their understanding of nature, and contribute to conservation efforts through hands-on learning and ethical guidance. The workshop aims to empower participants to capture the essence of wildlife responsibly and ethically under guidance of known wildlife photographer.

So, get ready with your cameras to explore the field of wildlife photography in the wild backyard of Mumbai.

Fees: Rs. 2,500/- per head for non-members. Rs. 2,300 per head for BNHS members.

Fees Includes: Experts Charges, CEC Charges and Food (2 Tea, 1 Breakfast, 1 Snacks, 1 Lunch)

Maximum Participants: 20 persons. On first come basis.



Last Date for Registration: 12th March 2024.


08:00 AM: Assemble at CEC, Goregaon & Registration

08:30 AM: Tea & Breakfast

09:00 AM: Classroom Session on Basics of Photography by Dr. Abhishek Satam

09:45 AM: Break

10:00 AM: Classroom Session on Advanced Photography by Mr. Lokesh Tardalkar

11:00 AM: Practical Demonstration

11:30 AM: Photography Practice around CEC Building

12:00 PM: Evaluation of Photos (Only 3 Photos per participant)

01:00 PM: Lunch Break

02:00 PM: Classroom Session on Field Techniques for Wildlife Photography

02:45 PM: Practical Photography Session in Hide at CEC

03:45 PM: Tea Break

04:00 PM: Nature Trail and Wildlife Photography in BNHS Nature Reserve

05:30 PM: Snacks Break

06:00 PM: Group Discussion and Q&A Session

07:00 PM: Certificate Distribution and Wrap-Up


Points to be noted:

1. Participants should bring their own camera and other related equipment’s.

2. Clean, hygienic and homely vegetarian food will be served as per itinerary.

3. Please carry some insect repellents for protection against mosquitos.

4. Wear full clothes, Cap and a good pair of walking shoes for outdoor sessions.

5. Carry your water bottle, which you can refill at CEC.


Resource Person:

1. Dr. Abhishek Satam, PhD-Zoology

A keen biologist and wildlife photographer, working as Biologist / Education & Public Relation Officer-IC at Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Botanical Udyan and Zoo. Winner of prestigious Sanctuary Asia Awards for Photography, Wold Record Holder Artist, Founder of HarshaAbhi Creations and many more.


2. Mr. Lokesh Tardalkar, Phd Scholar

Ace wildlife photographer and bird expert, working as Assistant Professor at SVKM's UPG College of Arts, Science & Commerce. NIKON INDIA NPS Member (Wildlife and Landscape Photography). Co-Founder of Travers India (Adventure Tourism Venture) and Fotocaters Photography & Films (Commercial Photography Venture). Active Researcher in the field of Wildlife Tourism currently pursuing Ph.D from University of Mumbai. Life Member and Award Winner of PSI (Photographic Society of India). Life Member of Artist Association of India and Commerce Association of India. Indulge in Teaching Photography, Print Production, Photojournalism, development journalism, Cinematography to UG and PG students at Campus as well as at HMMRA (For TISS Associated Program).


About Conservation Education Centre (CEC): The CEC is a privately protected forest area adjoining the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai. Spread over 33 acres of natural forest, the centre has numerous nature trails that crisscross over a variety of different habitats and provide plenty of opportunities for engaging with the wilderness. In the centre building, it has spacious rooms for dormitory accommodations separately for males and females. Separate hygiene facilities for males and females are available in the centre. The area is guarded round the clock by our private guards.


Contact Details:

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Contact Number: 8104420535 (Sumit) / 8591318027; 8591315589; 9594929107; (CEC)