The trail began with a session on Architectural Photography by our Experience Architect Ajay Sood. On the first day, the participants covered the heritage marvels of Bhopal and the next day, they went for a field shoot at Islamnagar Palace and Sanchi Stupa. They were also provided valuable feedbacks on their clicked photographs by Experience Architect Ajay Sood.
Ajay Sood runs ‘Travelure‘ - a travel stories website. He is a photographer with Getty and the 2016 winner of OSM (Outlook Social Media) ‘Photographer of the Year’ by Outlook Magazine. Prior to his travel photography stint, inning, he worked for 27 years with numerous advertising agencies like Ogilvy, Lowe (earlier Lintas), Contract, Rediffusion, etc.
Ajay Sood’s articles are regularly published in travel, in-flight, and photography publications like Condé Nast Traveller, Huffington Post, JetWings, Travel3Sixty°, Smart Photography, Taj Magazine, GoGetter, etc.
Besides running ‘Travelure’, Ajay, a self-taught photographer, shares his photography learnings across the globe through travel media conferences like TBEX Europe 2016 (Stockholm), TBEX Asia 2016 (Manila), TBEX International 2017 (Jerusalem), and TBEX North America 2017 (Huntsville, AL). He recently spoke on ‘The 7 Deadly Sins of Travel Photography’ at TBEX Europe 2018 (Ostrava, Czech Republic). Some of this learning is also shared by him on ‘Travelure’.
Ibn Battuta’s famous saying – ‘Travelling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller’ is what aptly describes his journey. He has travelled across 40 countries to narrate stories that inspire, guide, and provide answers to travellers.
From witnessing the first traces of human evolution to a journey back to 3rd Century BC, followed by a rendezvous with Chanderi, discovering the hidden gem of Central India Orchha, and witnessing the majestic grace of Khajuraho’s 1000 year old architecture – the Culture & Heritage Trail, Madhya Pradesh offered a multitude of historically rich experiences for our experience seekers. Have a look!