Golden Bengal Photography Expedition

A unique photo experience in the heart of South Asia

Bangladesh is south Asia’s greenest jewel – a country braided with rivers, with a rich culture waiting to be explored by pioneering travelers and enthusiast photographers. It is a paradise for photographers. This is one of the world’s most densely populated countries, but lovely and friendly peoples always welcome you.
Golden Bengal photography is one of the best photography expeditions of Image Tours. This is the best photography season in Bangladesh. Most interesting things in this season to photography on candlelight pray festival, Betel nut market, Fishing village, stone mine and more. In this expedition, you will explore Bangladesh’s riches Festivals, peoples, daily life, and culture with amazing photography opportunities.

Tour Highlights

  • Amazing Candlelight Pray Festival.

  • Best Fishing & Dry Fish Season.

  • Peak season of Betel Nut harvesting.

  • Asia’s largest Shipyard

  • Biggest Stone Mine of Bangladesh.

  • Batik fabrics villages & Sun-dry process Rice Paddy

  • Traditional Brick Factories.

  • Daily Life And Daily Labors

  • Old Dhaka City Heritage

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  Trip Date

Date: November 04-15, 2022
November 06-17, 2023

Duration: 12 Days 11 Nights
Extension: 2-5 days extension available

  Tour Type & Group

Photography Tour & Workshop
Small Group
Maximum 8 Participants.
+ One Photographer Guide
+ One Tour Manager

 Skill Level

Suitable for ALL Skill Levels,
Novice to Advanced or
Beginner to Professional Photographer.

  Physical Fitness

Easy to Moderate,

Suitable For Any Mature Age Level.

Golden Bengal Photo Tour Itinerary

Let’s discover the world most unexplored land Bangladesh

Day 01: Arrival Dhaka, Bangladesh

A Image Tours representative will greet you at the airport then take you to the hotel for check-in. this afternoon Introduce with our Photo guide, Mr. Yousuf Tushar then followed by your first photoshoot at old Dhaka city, Peoples & their costume, rickshaws. Dhaka is the capital city of Bangladesh, World’s most population density city but peoples are the most friendly so it’s easier for you to capture people’s photos.
A special Welcome Dinner & Enjoy the slideshow presentation by Yousuf Tushar, interact with Tushar you will get more information and idea which will be helpful for your journey.
Photoshoot: Rikshaws (tri wheeler bicycle), Peoples, Traditional Costumes, Streets Photography.
Meals included: Lunch. Dinner. ( Local Luxury Restaurant)

Day 02: Coal Labors – Candle Lights Festival

Morning session we will visit riverside port where every day more than 3000 daily labors come to unloading black coals, bricks and sands carry on their heads from lighter vessels. Second session drive to Temples to explore the most interesting candlelight ritual festival where you will see hundreds of Hindu devotees seating on candle lights pray, the whole area is full of prayers, Obsessed by smoke and a wonderful & captivating atmosphere of candle lights.
Photoshoot: Daily labors carry coals by head, Candlelight Festival.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 03: Dhaka-Northeast: Batik Village & Rice Factories

Drive through to northeast districts, on the way you will explore the biggest tie-dying Batik village of Bangladesh. Here people make colors on fabrics by traditional process and dry fabrics in the open sun, you will see everywhere is color in the village. The second session explores rice factories, people working in rice factories, the lines of rice paddy while the sun-dry process in the courtyard and children playing in the courtyard.
Photoshoot: Batik Village, sun-dry rice process & children playing.

Photoshoot: Batik Village, sun-dry rice process & children playing.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 04: Stone Mine at Northzone

The stone mine is located at the foot of the beautiful Meghalaya Hills in the northeastern part of Bangladesh. It is known for its lush green hills, rolling tea gardens, and a mosaic of stones and rocks. Around 15000 stone labors (men, women & children) are engaged with stone searching, collecting and crushing in this area. You will explore people are searching and collecting stone by local traditional boats, winnowing stones, crushing stones by hand.

Photoshoot: Whole-day stone mine area.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 05: Northeast – South City

Drive through to South city, on the way enter the garbage field where you will explore Men, women & Children collecting junk in the garbage field. Morning fog and garbage fire smoke mix make a dramatic effect in the field that’s great support for photography. On the way, we will explore also village life and the local market.

Photoshoot: Garbage field, village life & Local Market.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 06: South City – South Bay

Early morning visits the biggest sea fish port and wholesale fish market of Bangladesh. Fishermen unloading sea fishes from boats, repairing fishing nets and drying nets on the sun, making preparation to go deep sea. Drive through to the south bay, explore the world’s longest sea beach, seaside fishing activities and children playing at the sea beach until sunset.

Photoshoot: Fishing port, fish market, seaside fishing & Sunset.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 07: South Bay World’s Longest Sea Beach

The morning session explores the biggest betel nut market in Bangladesh. Hundreds of villagers carry betel nuts to the market, whole market full of betel nuts, peoples selling and storing nuts. The second session explores the world’s longest sea beach, colorful moon shape boats, fishing on the sea beach, fishermen making and repairing nets, dragging fishing boats, and sunset on the beach.

Photoshoot: Betel Nut Market, Fishing, Moon Shape Boats & Sunset on The Beach.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 08: Dry Fish Village – Dhaka

Early morning visits to the dry fish village, around 5000 families working on the sun-dry fish process, completely traditional process drying fish on the sun. After the morning session, we will come back to Dhaka by Flight. After arriving Dhaka explores the train track slums where people living beside train lines and their daily life activities.

Photoshoot: Dry fish process, Train track slums.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 09: Old Dhaka & Candle Light Festival

In the morning session, we will explore old Dhaka city, people working on Plastic recycling, and leather processing area.. Second session drive to Temples to explore the most interesting candlelight ritual festival where you will see hundreds of Hindu devotees seating on candle lights pray, the whole area is full of prayers, Obsessed by smoke and a wonderful & captivating atmosphere of candle lights.

Photoshoot: Old Dhaka, Leather processing area, and Candlelight Festival.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 10: Shipyard, Dhaka

Drive to Old Dhaka riverside, the place looks like 200 years old riverside city. Thousands of people crossing the river by around 3000 local small boats. Asia’s largest shipyard where more than 15000 peoples are working on dismantling, repairing and creating new ships with the recovered parts.

Photoshoot: Local small boats & riverside daily lives, Shipyards, aluminum factories.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 11: Brick Factories, Dhaka

The morning session explores traditional brick factories. Around 300 Brick-field surrounding area of Dhaka city where brick labors making brick by hand by traditional process. Red bricks with dust carry on their overhead. The second session explores the local train station and street photography. End of the day you have free time for shopping at the market near the hotel. Special Farewell Dinner tonight, spectacular views over the city, and time to review your images by Yousuf Tushar.

Photoshoot: Brick-field, Red bricks carry by the head, Train station & Street.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 12: Chicken Market- Departure

Early Morning Explore the chicken market. After breakfast preparing to check out the hotel. According to your individual Flight departure time, we will drop you at the airport and bid a fond farewell. We hope your unforgettable memories call you again to this land and show up your Bangladesh’s great images.

Photoshoot: Chicken Market.
Meals included: Breakfast

Learn post-processing like a pro

We know what your images need

Bring the touch of perfection to your digital images

Our photography expeditions are not only a simple photo trip it’s a photography workshop. Whether you are a beginner, keen amateur or professional photographer we want you to get the best possible pictures on every tour. Each of our participants will get the right infield guidance from understanding all camera settings, creating outstanding compositions, perfect exposer to the different light conditions, developing a personal style to finalizing ideas in image editing software.

We also put emphasis on Image Post-Processing which is extremely important nowadays. We will hold post-processing panels where we will teach you the workflows in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom and some additional plug-ins we use to make your pictures stand well apart from the rest. We will try to allow enough time for you to post-process your pictures while on the tour, and hopefully, you will go home with your prime shots ready for the showcase.

You will learn how to

  • Organize your photos efficiently and speed up your workflow
  • Develop RAW files with Lightroom and Photoshop and apply initial adjustments
  • Use the selection, sharpening and retouching tools properly
  • Blend multiple exposures in Lightroom and Photoshop using various techniques (HDR, luminosity masks)
  • Stylize your images to give them your own artistic signature
  • Apply various image effects… and much more

Tour Price

USD 2600 / EURO 2280 Double Occupancy
USD 3100 / EURO 2720  Single Occupancy

What is Included & Excluded in the Price

Included

  • English Speaking Professional Photographer Guide.
  • 4- Star & 5 -Star Hotel Accommodations.

  • Local Transport by Minibus.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Drinking-Water and soft drinks.
  • Local Flight South Bay to Dhaka.
  • 4G internet Int. call phone card

Excluded

  • International Flight.
  • Visa fee.
  • Personal cost & laundry services.
  • Gratuities for Photo Guides, and drivers.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Equipment and baggage insurance.

YOUSUF TUSHAR Tour Leader

Tushar is recognized as one of the leading freelance documentary photographers based in Bangladesh. As well as he is a Travel & Art photographer, writer, instructor, organizer, and judge of National & international photography competitions. He has years of experience guiding photo tours & workshops. His wide & long-time experience in Travel photography, Organizing, teaching, and prestigious international award-winning made him one of the best photographers in Bangladesh. He has excellent knowledge about perfect places to capture a photo of every place in Bangladesh. He loves to help with hands-on experience in a Creative learning environment while out in the field, and he absolutely loves leading photo tours! Since 2000 he has been working full-time professional photographer, over this time he has traveled to many countries as a travel photographer. His works published Times UK, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Forbes magazine, BBC, National Geographic, Daily Mail, Sunday Post, Express UK, The Sun, The Atlantic, USA Today, and renowned international photo agencies. His photographs exhibited different international photo exhibitions in Asia, Europe & USA. He has owned more than a hundred National & International prestigious photographic awards including HPA-UNESCO china, Emirates photo contest, Asahi Shimbun Japan, United Nations IYC Singapore, People & Planet Australia, PX3 Paris, CBRE Urban photographer of the year, Link Lady, SIENA International, A Photo Reporter, New York-Manhattan, celebrating Life Bangladesh and numerous FIAP & PSA patronage Award. Presently he is the Secretary-General & FIAP Liaison officer of Bangladesh Photographic Society. More Details about him

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