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PHOTOGRAPHY DURING DURGA PUJA

Written by Puja Agrawal
Photographing the Durga Puja days is the best thing any photographer can do. With Durga Puja what comes to our mind is Kolkata! Yes it will be the best destination to try some hand in capturing the moments of the festival. The creations of pandals and the way idols are portrayed, it is rightly said that Durga Puja in kolkata has become the largest outdoor art festival on earth.

So if you get a chance to visit the city at the time of the festival, never forget to pack your cameras with you. Here we bring a few things that are worth capturing during Durga Puja days, irrespective of the state!

1. Durga idols being made:

To capture the idols being made is something that is a must do while shooting the festivals. The raw handicraft idols are sure very stunning. One must visit such places a week ahead of the festival to capture the idols being prepared, the most attractive of which is painting the eyes.

Durga Puja Celebration
2. Pandal Hopping:

The highlight of Durga Puja is the many pandals that are built across the state. Visiting all of them is definitely a tedious task, so you first need to streamline the places and then visit them. The best time to do pandal hopping is the night when they are lit or else the day if you want to avoid the rush.

Durga Puja Pandals

3. The close up shots:

The idols are intricately and thoughtfully crafted in great detail. To capture the contemporary idols and the traditional ones is just a must to do. With all the essentials decked up, and the idols being beautifully decorated, it makes a perfect shot.

Durga Puja idol closeup.
4. Performing rituals:

One of the best shots that can be taken into consideration is the time when the pandits perform artis and different rituals. These are properly attended b the devotees and make a perfect shot for photography.

Durga Puja by Sanjay Arora.

5. The immersion of idols:

At the end of the festival, the durga idols are immersed in the water. They are the perfect moments to capture the festivity. If you are doing a photo story on the festival, it would be incomplete without these pictures.

Durga Puja end

Happy clicking!

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Puja Agrawal