Zanskar Astro Landscape Photography Workshop

EXPOSURE – The School of Photography presents an intensive five days workshop for advanced photographers as well as for beginners on Astro Landscape Photography at Zanskar.

Tour Overview

Do you want to learn Astro Landscape Photography? Want to expertise the art of capturing awesome golden and blue hour images, nightscapes, star trails, light painting, the Milky Way galaxy and the time-lapses across the night sky? Then this Astro Landscape Photography workshop is what you are looking for. This workshop will help you to gather knowledge about everything in the mysterious night sky. 


Tour Limelight


All 8 nights at Shooting Locations.


Shoot Milky Way, magnificent star trails and golden hour shots.


Field guide from composition, and gear settings to test shots.


Daily review of fieldwork


Multiple Post Processing sessions


Participant’s images will be displayed in a special gallery on the Exposure SOP website and yearly exhibition


One year Post Processing support


One day pre-workshop class at the Exposure – The School of Photography (Or via web conferencing)


100% refund, if we cancel the workshop (After deducting the bank transaction charges)

Zanskar Valley

Zanskar, Zahar or Zangskar, is a tehsil of the Kargil district, which lies in the Indian union territory of Ladakh. The administrative centre is Padum (former Capital of Zanskar). Zanskar, together with the neighboring region of Ladakh, was briefly a part of the kingdom of Guge in Western Tibet. Zanskar lies 250 km south of Kargil town on NH301. Geographically, the Zanskar mountain range separates this region from the rest of Ladakh. The Zanskar region covers approximately 7,000 km2 at an altitude of 3,500-7,000m. The river of the same name is responsible for the many deep valleys that decorate the country, and is the greatest contributor to Zanskar’s characteristic landscape. This valley is a semi desert, with a known affinity for Buddhist beliefs. It is famous for its high snow capped mountains and surrounding landscape.

Suru Valley

The Suru Valley is a valley in Kargil District in the Union Territory of Ladakh in India. It is drained by the Suru River, a powerful tributary of River Indus. It is a must visit place for tourists for its charming landscape, sightseeing opportunities, photography and spectacular views. The Suru Valley lies just across the Pensi La on the Kargil Road.

This nine-day photography workshop will not only enrich your Landscape and Astro-landscape photography skills it will also help develop your knowledge of golden and blue hour landscape photography skills. In this workshop, you will get some enviable pictures for your portfolio, and it will also be an incredible opportunity to interact and learn from your mentors.


14th June 2023 to 22nd June 2023


Suru Valley and Zanskar Valley, UT of Ladakh, India.

Pickup and Drop

Leh IXL to Leh IXL

Phone Number


Teaching Language

English, Hindi & Bengali

Total Participants

Maximum 14

Zanskar Vally Image credit:

Santanu Majumder

Mode of Transportation

Tempo Traveller or Car (depending on the group size)


Rs. 66000.00 (Including Accommodation, Food and Transportation )

Kindly secure your seat for the workshop by making a payment using the “Pay Now” button below. You can make a minimum payment of Rs 26000 to secure your seat and then make the rest of the payment later. Our team will get in touch after we have received your initial payment or you can make the full payment if you so choose. We have both options available, kindly choose at your convenience.

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Meet Your Mentors

Rajat Malakar

Rajat Malakar

An IT professional working in IBM India, as an Application Architect Rajat is a Travel and Landscape Photographer. He started learning Astro Landscape Photography in 2018 out of curiosity. Since then he has gone through several online studies/tutorials on Astro Landscape photography and practiced & learned a few different techniques for shooting Milky Way, Star Trail, and a Starry Landscape. As he has grown up as a photographer his interest carried on to Landscape Photography also. His works have been published on many International and National Photography platforms like ViewBugs, 500px. He has been published online Photography Group Magazine and he recently received multiple awards in an exhibition organized by a Photography Group. He has contacted many workshops in the eastern Himalayas and the participants are extremely happy with the learning. Rajat has created an AI-Based chat BOT which is integrated with the Facebook messenger app to help beginners in Astro Landscape photography. The AI Agent responds to any queries on Night Photography by providing a detailed response by including external links/tutorials like YouTube. The AI Agent is available here:

Mrinmay Nayek

Mrinmay Nayek

Born in the City of Joy, Kolkata, Mrinmay first came to Siliguri 11 Years ago when he was appointed as a faculty member for Geography in a Higher Secondary School. A scholar in his field, he holds a Masters in Geography, and Education and also a PG Diploma in Remote Sensing and Geographical Information systems.

After spending over a decade working in the academic sector, he decided to nurture his childhood passion for photography with ‘Exposure – The School of Photography’ in 2018. He devoted a lot of time and effort to learning the terms and technicalities of the art and applying them in practice. Mrinmay soon carved a niche for himself in the areas of Astro Landscape Photography and Street Photography.

In a span of just five years, alumni from ETSP’s very first batch have graduated to being a faculty himself in Exposure. Mrinmay’s work has been recognised and published in several National and International photography exhibitions. He has successfully conducted multiple workshops on Astro Landscape Photography for Exposure.