Three walks promise to help you record the city’s highlights like never before.
If you’re looking to explore the city and further, camera in tow, you are likely to be spoilt for choice over the next few weeks. Combine your love of the lens with your interest in nature, history or heritage with the photowalks being planned.
Up first is a Macro Photo Walk by wildlife photography training academy, DCP Expeditions, scheduled for this Sunday at the Guindy National Park. “This is part of our free weekend photo walk series, where our experts help photography enthusiasts with subject ideas and techniques at a specific location,” says Saritha Dattatreya, panel expert at DCP, who is monitoring the walks in Chennai. This is the sixth photo walk organised by the Mumbai-based organisation in the city, and will focus on macro photography (close up photography of extremely small objects). You can also sign up for their nature photography walk in Thiruneermalai (February 28). “The focus will be on capturing the sunrise and the clouds,” she explains.
Next month, you can choose between photographing the heritage of Mylapore or the blueprints of the British at photo walks organised as part of the Chennai Photo Biennale. These have been organised to rope in amateur and hobbyist photographers, says Varun Gupta, co-founder of the event. For a peek into how the British lived here, be a part of Storytrail’s British Blueprints. The scripted trail has been split into two: on March 5, they will cover structures from the lighthouse to the War Memorial. On day two, they will start at the Beach Station and go up to Fort St George. But if you’re interested in exploring the various architectural styles dotting Mylapore—from agraharams to art deco—join the Houses of Mylpore Heritage Walk (March 5). But it is not just about architecture, explains Samyuktha Ganesh, of Houses of Mylapore, adding that participants will be given an opportunity to explore the locality, its people and their activities.
Register on dcpexpeditions.com for the Macro Photo Walk and Thiruneermalai; firstname.lastname@example.org for Mylapore heritage photography; and email@example.com for British Blueprints.