How I made this family portrait

Some time back I made a composite family portrait from three headshots taken at my home studio. It started getting a lot of comments on social media. Many people asked me how it was made. In this post, I’ll try to answer all those questions. I’ll explain and show how I made this photograph right from… Continue reading How I made this family 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

Outdoor Portraits using Fujifilm x100s and strobes

Swapna. At Parkala, near Manipal. November 2013.

In the last seven years of my life as a professional photographer, a majority of time has been spent as a photojournalist on the field in the open outdoors. Conventional studio setting was not part my work (and wasn’t even the point of interest) when I embarked my journey as a photographer with the intention… Continue reading Outdoor Portraits using Fujifilm x100s and strobes

Composition in Photography is a Political Decision

Bangalore. October, 2013

I’d like to share an important point with respect to composition in photography. This is from the learning and real life experiences, that I have had as a photojournalist and as a Visual Story-teller.

Photo sphere for visual story-telling : Nexus 4

A photo sphere photographed using the Nexus 4 phone camera. © Nishant Ratnakar

  Photography and Visual Story-telling have undergone tremendous changes over the last hundred years. From a single or a series of  images printed in newspapers, to online slide-shows, and to a convergence of motion picture and still photography, the world has changed a lot. Today, a visual story-teller has plethora of options to tell a story. From info-graphics,… Continue reading Photo sphere for visual story-telling : Nexus 4

A year without a Job

Seeing new landscapes while work takes me to newer places. En route to Vijayawada. July 2012. © Nishant Ratnakar

A year without a job… But not without work! Yes! It has been exactly one year since I last stepped out of a workplace as an employee. At that moment, it wasn’t clear on how exactly I will get through the year. But, I had a clear plan on how I wanted to attempt reaching my… Continue reading A year without a Job

A Slow-motion Music Video on a Digicam

Evenings With Arnie - A music video. © Nishant Ratnakar

Evenings with Arnie is a music video where I follow my nephew Arnav during his playtime on one fine overcast Summer evening at our home in Bangalore city. This is as simple as I can get with the description of this video :).

Photo Books and Weddings

Mobile phone snapshot of my Engagement Coffee table book / Photo Book printed by Canvera

Photo Book- Nishant & Swapna Engagement There is one question that is very relevant to present day photography – Do people still print the images from their digital camera? Industry might pull out charts, graphs and all sorts of figures to show sales of photographic prints to a consumer market. The Art World might speak… Continue reading Photo Books and Weddings