Ten years a photographer

Benjasiri Park. Thailand

This year, the date falls on a Thursday. But, ten years ago, it was a Friday the 13th which couldn’t spook me from making the decision that altered the course of my life. Some would probably say that it was an inauspicious move to make on such a day. But, I am glad that I… Continue reading Ten years a photographer

The Grip : Making of a Portrait

Pavithra. 13 years old. Chamrajpet. Bangalore. July 2016. Photograph by NIshant Ratnakar. www.nishantratnakar.com

The kids took their turn one by one for me to make their portraits that day. Most of them were children from families that lived on the streets or children who ran away from their homes. But, now all of them were in the care of the shelter home run by an NGO in Bangalore… Continue reading The Grip : Making of a Portrait

A Basic Photography Workshop at Pause Studio Bangalore

Photography 101 : A Basic Photography workshop my Photography mentor Nishant Ratnakar, at Pause Studio Bangalore

Sometimes, I wish my photography education started during my primary school years. And then I think otherwise. The very thought of learning photography from school conjures up visions of a methodology of learning something with the objective of cracking an examination question paper. Imagine, “Explain Focal length in 20 sentences for 10 marks”.  Would this… Continue reading A Basic Photography Workshop at Pause Studio Bangalore

Bangalore Pete Photo Walk

A photo Walk at the Pete area of Bangalore. This walk was held as part of the multicity photo walks held over a week across India in connection with the World Photography Day. The walks were organised by Photo Konnect, and the Bangalore photo walk was led by photographers Mahesh Bhat and Vivek M. August 2015.

When you read the signage on the street that has words Balepet, Chikpet, Upparpet, Huriyopet, Darjipet, and so on, then you know you are in Bangalore’s “Pete” area. Last weekend, I was part of a photo walk held at the Bangalore Pete area. This walk was held as part of weeklong events to mark the World Photography day… Continue reading Bangalore Pete Photo Walk

Say hello to Snapbook : A Mini Photo Book

Snapbook for Portrait Photographs in Bangalore

A printed photographs has a charm that can’t be matched by a digital version of it. Look at that wallpaper on your smart phone or laptop screen. Maybe it is a brilliant candid moment from your wedding, or a portrait of your loved one, or some valuable memory frozen for posterity. Touch that screen with… Continue reading Say hello to Snapbook : A Mini Photo Book

A week with Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art series lens

Somebody asked me what is that one good affordable zoom lens that every photographer must have. My reply was that the best affordable zoom lens is a 50mm prime lens. You can use your legs to zoom in and zoom out effectively. Any fast 50mm focal length lens can serve a variety of applications from portraits,… Continue reading A week with Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art series lens

Featured on Yahoo India Lifestyle

A grid on my Indian Wedding photography featured on Yahoo India Lifestyle

Suddenly when you notice an increased traffic to your website, especially in a week when you haven’t posted any new content, one of the reasons  could be a media interview. That’s what happened when my interview by Khristina Jacob of  Yahoo India Lifestyle got published on their portal, and was featured on their homepage.

When Clients Inspire A Wedding Photographer

  Thinking Outside the box, fresh ideas and innovations inspire me. And I guess it inspires others too. As a photographer, I seek inspiration from the world around me, and also from the subjects I work on. And when the people whom I photograph come out with innovations themselves, then the inspiration has a greater effect.… Continue reading When Clients Inspire A Wedding Photographer

How my Business Card evolved with the power of Crowdsourcing

Photographer Visiting Card Design

I have been working on creating new stationery for my photography business. It also meant new Business Card too. Being an independent photographer, I decided to create things on my own. Then I realized that there were shortcomings in my business card design. I am a professional photographer but not a professional graphic designer☺. So,… Continue reading How my Business Card evolved with the power of Crowdsourcing