‘Celebrating Women’s Photography’ Varanasi, India

29 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 202

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Camera Story and Big Sista Adventures welcome you to join us in December 2019 for a week of photography. Here in this oldest city in the world we will immerse ourselves in all aspects of documentary and travel photography, taking you deep into practice of capturing exquisite moments and developing compelling stories.

This residential is suitable for women photographers at all ages and levels of experience.

Selfies with the girls. Definitely a favorite pass time in India

Selfies with the girls. Definitely a favorite pass time in India

Celebrating Women’s Photography

We are excited to offer this women’s only adventure in collaboration with Camera Story.

Join professional photographers Jacqueline Warrick and Sara Landro from Camera Story on this once in a lifetime residential in the oldest city on earth.

Your week is packed with daily interactive workshops covering technical aspects of photography along with sessions on how to capture meaningful travel photos and develop ethical photographic narratives. We will be out and about creating images everyday and taking time for daily reflection and review sessions. By week’s end you will have a body of work that digs deep beneath the surface and expresses your unique creativity and eye.

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We will stay together in a peaceful, humble guest house on the banks of the Ganges River. The guest house is light and spacious with common sitting and dining areas. The rooms, each with a bathroom, are basic, fresh and comfortable. The guest house is beautifully maintained throughout.

Daily brunch, includes delicious home made yogurt, all the usual favorites and a few new ones too. Fresh fruit and herbal teas available across the day. Some other meals and light refreshments will also be included. There is a cook in the guest house and there are several restaurant options close by. The week will commence with a welcome dinner and special guests from a local music academy. Also from the academy, an evening performance in our guest of classical music and dance, later in the week.


See The World Though New Eyes

Small group tours of the busy main ghat area and temples will be available daily at a very small additional cost paid to our guides and friends, Sandip and Vishnu. By moving in a small group, and with our local friends, you will be taken into twisting laneways deeper and deeper within the city, places of legends (that will be told ), temples high above the Ganges and tiny cave like shrines below.

Optional yoga is also available within the guest house in its own Yoga Shalla. Ayurveda consultations, remedies and massages are also available on request at an extra cost to the practitioner.



What’s included:

  • We will meet you in Varanasi Airport, transfer you to and from your accommodation.

  • Seven nights accommodation in a guest house

  • Daily Breakfast.

  • Two Dinners

  • Daily Cultural events including boat tours and classical music and dance concerts

  • Daily photographic work shops with one on one coaching group presentations and field assignments.

  • You will leave with a portfolio of your work showcasing your fresh skills and unique perspective.

  • The first day is all about arriving and sharing a welcome dinner

  • The last day is set aside for leaving at your pleasure after brunch



Shared room: $1,500 AUD + booking fee

Private room: $1,700 AUD + booking fee


“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” -Maya Angelou