Are you a photographer..?
Or want to get your photo-shoot done,
And looking for the best place in term of different factors.
To avoid unnecessary time waste & get the best click done.
May be for:
- Pre wedding
- Personal shoots
- Fashion shoots
- To upload on social media’s (like instagram lovers)
Or let it be any outdoor shoots.
You are going to find these place suitable as it will save your time and help you with many other things which I am going to discuss below.
This blog is written by my personal experience as I give training to students for photography course in Delhi (DPA).
I have covered all these places for photo-shoots and came across with many things which could definitely help you to find the best place.
There are many good places in Delhi, but it’s difficult to try all of them. Because everyone has their own style of doing photography and clients are not comfortable in every place.
So here in this blog I have tried my best to make the things easy for you.
According to my experience I have selected 2 best photo-shoots places for outdoor photography in Delhi.
Even I conduct photography course training to DPA student’s in these places.
Now let’s talk about it.
By Experience: Best Photo-shoots place for outdoor photography in Delhi.
Location: Main Lodhi road, Beside India International centre,
-Nearest Metro: Jor Bhag metro Station
(Free parking available).
I have been to this place many times for photo-shoots and I do visit here to provide photography course practice session to my students.
But why Lodhi garden..??
There are many reasons to select this place on the top list.
Why this place:
- Free photography zone
- Large area
- Historical monuments
- Small water bodies
- Easy to communicate
Now let jump into these benefits
Free Photography Zone:
Yes, this place is free photography zone. You can do photo-shoot for free of cost.
There is no one to charge you for that.
So, if you are looking for a place where no one will stop till the sunset then this is the place for you.
Go visit and click as much as pictures you can.
This garden is surrounded with high class society of Delhi.
People go for morning walk, yoga and to breathe fresh air as the place is loaded with
It is a peace full place, which helps you to focus over your photography and even the
models find a comfortable zone to give their best.
It covers a very large area of 90 acres land.
You can roam around everywhere to find the best frame and background.
It has a very beautiful scenery and landscape.
As I told it on earlier points, this place is full of trees, flowers, bushes and
small water lake (swam & duck swimming over it).
Its gives a very beautiful background to choose. You have multiple options
for your background. This makes your pictures more beautiful.
This is the benefit of outdoor photography.
It has Architectural site which you can use it in your composition. This gives a
beautiful composition to your pictures. The structure looks brown (light & dark)
in color which adds amazing background to the image.
Small water bodies:
It has a small lake surrounded with palm trees and a pool over it which gives a beautiful frame to capture.
Check the image clicked by my photography course student’s.
Easy to commute:
This place it located in center of Delhi.
So it becomes easy to reach this place from different part of the city.
The different modes of transportation you can use to reach here are
- Metro: Race course metro station is the nearest one
You can park your Car and bike outside the main gate of the garden, which is free of cost.
- Dress changing not allowed
- Very large area
- No local food zone
Dress changing not allowed:
You are not allowed to change your dress in the washrooms of the premises.
If you are here for photo-shoot you have only 1 outfit option.
Or else you can manage of your own.
This is the drawback of this garden.
There are many washrooms all over the garden but the authority has clearly mention by
posting a notice board in every washroom “Changing dress is not allowed”.
But there are ways for everything which few people manage doing it illegally.
Very large area:
Don’t be confused as earlier I told its area as a positive point.
Yes, you can consider its area as positive and negative both
it’s depend upon you and your team.
As the area is of 90 acres it will make you tired to cover whole section of the park.
And if you are fit enough then you are going to enjoy the shoots
Local food zone:
You will not find any small food zone area outside the park or inside the park.
But you can get water, snacks and soft drinks outside the park and even you can
get it inside the park which is not allowed but the hawkers do.
Please have your proper breakfast before going to the shoots for both photographer
and the models as the shoots sometime gets too tiring if you don’t find anything to eat.
2. Hauz Khaz Village:
Location: Near Khaz khas complex, New Delhi-110017 India
- Nearest metro: Green Park and Hauz khas metro station
- Auto rickshaws
(Paid car & bike parking available)
Hauz Khas village is one of the popular places for photography in Delhi.
I have been to this place for photography course training to my student’s.
This place is surrounded by buildings, tree, flowers and water body.
Let’s see why I have considered this park.
Why this place:
- Free photography zone:
- Historical architecture sites
- Water body
Free photography zone:
This place is also free of cost to do photo-shoots like lodhi garden.
You can click as many pictures you want.Being free of cost,
the place is not over crowded comparing to many other parks and gardens in Delhi.
But yes this place is more crowded than Lodhi garden.
Try out this place. You may get the best shots.
This place is surrounded by beautiful buildings.The most interesting thing,
it is one of the most happening place for Delhi people’s.
Because this Park is behind of Hauz khas complex where there are
so many pups, clubs, cafes and restaurants.
It is very popular for Saturday night. As the place get fully packed
with party freaks to enjoy their weekend.
You can try some different concepts of outdoor shoots by clicking pictures
with some cafes, shops and the unique street of Hauz khas villages.
You may love this place. Go visit and start pressing your shutter button.
This park too has a very large area like Lodhi garden but both has their own features.
Lodhi garden is much more peaceful than hauz khaz village.
Having a large area has its own benefits, you can use the whole area and try out different
-& to do some experiments
The place is full of different trees, grass, flowers and you may find monkeys too so stay way 😛
So, now it’s up to you whether you like peace or crowed place with youngster.
As discussed above this place is covered with lots of trees
You can use these landscapes to create some amazing pictures.
You can also get a very good composition when the sunsets.
Historical Architecture sites:
It has a very good architecture sites which gives a very beautiful background in the frames.
Just have a look to the pictures clicked by my students of photography course while training them.
These are the architecture you can use it and create your best shoots.
Yes, you can more friendly get clicked with these sites as comparing Lodhi garden.
Because some places they won’t allow you to do photography inside the structure in lodhi garden.
It has lake, with swarms and ducks swimming. This lake is much bigger than the lodhi gardens lake.
You can find a very unique composition around the lake. When, in front of the lake the sunset takes place.
You can do lot of experiment to capture some unique pictures.
Check the below pictures you will get some idea about the place.
Yes, Photographers & models are human species too :p
So after the entire shoots, you people will definitely get tired and
will look for some good foods around.
So don’t worry guy’s the best part of this place is, it has lots of restaurant and cafe outside.
This place is very happening place for the youngster.
Here, hauz khas village wins from Lodhi Garden.
So you can make a choice according to your priorities.
- Dress changing
There place is nearby hauz khas metro station.
You can use following modes of transportation to reach there:
- Auto rickshaw
You may find traffic while reach here, rest all good.
This place is bit crowded than lodhi garded because there are many other things
connected to the park like
- Deer park
But you may enjoy having such crowd.
Changing the outfits is a problem here. You will not find a proper washroom round the lake or the park.
It is difficult to change dress if the model has more than 1 change.
But as there are many restaurants, you can ask them if they allow doing the changes.
It’s totally up to you to solve this problem. People do manage somehow.
So you can find some ways…
Here, In the entire blog I have mentioned all the positive and negative points of both the places taking the priority of the photographers and the models.
Now it’s your choice and your preference.
Generally gardens and parks in Delhi are not so decent to shoot.
But according to my experiences these two places will definitely
help you get the best outdoor photo-shoot done.
Note: I reply to all the comments and queries. If you have any question then, feel free to ask.
As I give training to students for photography course in Delhi. If you want any tips for photography, I don’t mind answering your question.
Start clicking, stay happy & keep the environment clean.