The whole process of making Durga Pooja idols is very interesting and has been a very popular amongst photographers and artists. At the same time, lot of folks keep planning and don't find time to visit these beautiful places where Durga Puja idols are created. At times, Photowalks encourage you to move out with like minded people and explore such places/experiences at their best. This Photo Journey shares photographs, information and interesting facts about Durga Pooja Photowalk organized by Canon. #pujowithcanon
Everyone met at Kali Temple in CR Park. Walk started at 3pm. There is a compound just behind the temple, where these idols are created. Since it's the time when Durga idols are moved to respective pandals, all idols were properly decorated after painting.
Few weeks back I was in Kolkata, where I visited World's largest producer of Durga Puja Idols in Kumartuli. At that time, idols were being created and painting was yet to be started.
Definitely it was a great opportunity for photography enthusiasts to walk around these places with like minded people and skilled mentors.
There are lot of Photo-walks happening in the town these days and some of these are unique. This one was organized by Canon India and more details about their walks can be found at - https://edge.canon.co.in/photo-walks.aspx
Now these idols were being moved to the pandals in different parts of the city.
Closer you look at these idols, more detailed work you notice. It was awesome to see the detailed art-work. We can imagine the kind of time, skill and hardwork needed to create these idols.
While walking around these idols I realized that it could be an interesting idea to come this place multiple times and capture different stages of idol creation. I will try to find details about the timelines and share on the blog soon. Probably a good reference for next year :).
Some of the idols were placed on the tempos and then artists were doing the final touches. The whole process of Durga Idol creation needs a good planning and brilliant execution.
Mentor was closing observing different activities happening at the place and used to guide folks to shoot different types of photograph. I heard him asking folks to try zoom-bursts, top shots, silhouettes, Close-ups etc. Folks were welcome to ask technical questions from the Mentor at Photowalk.
Many of the ready idols were being loaded into the trucks. Few of them were going to Ghaziabad and Noida.
And it was good to catch up with Photographer friends Shoba and Bhaven. Shoba was there to shoot frames for her upcoming exhibition in December.
Overall it was interesting experience to be in these walks and shoot with like minded folks.