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 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
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
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
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
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
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.
One of the emotionally difficult decisions to make, is to part with things that you own and love a lot. I am making one of those decisions now. I am selling my trusted old compact camera Canon PowerShot s100 . Anyone interested? Then please read on.
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
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