When winter got Goofy
Most of the time people think my production is big. I've lots of assistants, I've all the ease possible to do a great shoot outdoor with all the permission but you know what? It's not easy I don't get permissions all the time. I'm as scared as each one of you while I'm shooting outdoor with models but I keep my mind straight and shoot thinking if somebody comes we will see them.
You should know or maybe you'll learn by the time passes when you experience situations. I end up bribing these cops or may talk to them in the sweetest tone, or sometimes just run away.
This particular shoot was not my concept. I shot this one for a friend I recently met. Finished this shoot in 2 hours - 2 lenses, 1 Camera & 1 Light. This time I didn't even have an assistant since it was last minute shoot.
When you're trying to shoot with somebody who you've never spoken to its going to be tough. You need to win their trust and try to make them pose, and when the whole team is new. Everybody is talking & suggesting poses to the model while you're shooting and that pisses you off. Always remember you as a photographer:
- You're the boss.
- Nobody should be taking over.
- If you're shooting ask everyone to shut up.
- Win the trust of the model.
- HAVE A CONNECTION WITH THE MODEL WHILE YOU'RE SHOOTING.
I go with any colors and I don't think much while I'm shooting or editing. I just go with the flow I really don't care if people will like my work or somebody will criticise. Its simple I'm here to explore new things and I want to show my bad and great work altogether. I'm not looking for appreciation, I just want to keep trying new things. I cant stick to same things. I would like to change my style every single day, explore new ideas, meet new people and inspire my work as much as possible.
As an artist, it is very important for you to be to open to any kind ideas, you cannot stick to the same thing forever, limiting your self cause you can't do it? THAT'S A BAD IDEA! I push my self every single day to do something new if I'm not able to do something new I take a break for few days and get my ass back to where I belong. No profession is easy, no job is easy, no business is going to make your life easy. It's all about what you think about your work, about how much you love doing it, about what makes you the happiest?
DON'T RUN BEHIND SUCCESS. You'll eventually get there.
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They always ask me which camera do you use, is it "Canon Mark III"? well firstly I would like to let you all know that now we have Mark IV in market so you might want to update your knowledge, and I use anything and every thing which can take pictures for me cause you know what I don't depend on the equipments I believe in my self, I know i can create fantastic images with any camera or lets say any "phone"!
This blog is dedicated to all of them who would want to do phone photography but not sure how to do it. Well guys its easy, trust me it is the "easiest thing ever". We all have smartphones, right? well if you don't then I'm really sorry I cant buy you one. Anyhow, Here are some tips, might be helpful for you all.
Shoot on Grid Mode on (Rule of third)
1. Go to your mobile's Camera setting - look for grid mode if you dont find please youtube about how to switch on grid mode on your mobile phone.
2. Try and research about Rule of Third. You'll will have better understanding.
- Understanding Natural Lighting (Ambient Light)
1. Try to shoot outdoor when there is a good light.
2. You could experiment low light on your phone once you get better.
- Subject & Background
1. You ll have to understand what background will suit your subject.
2. Not every images will look beautiful till you flavour it with a great and suitable background.
- Color Wheel (Color Theory)
1. Editing your image is very important and we have few applications which does really good job. My Favourite is SNAPSEED.
2. You can enhance your images, play with exposure, contrast, crop, transform any thing and every possible, in this application.
3. You ll find this application free on App store in iOS or Play Store in android.
Here are some images I've clicked on my smart phone:
Check how I edited the image on Snapseed.
Left images are edited*
Hope this blog was useful for all of you. Thank you!
We have both of it within us. Angel & devil! That is the pretty much idea for this shoot.
Believe in what you think is right, listen to your heart but don't run behind glamour which might just mess you up. Take your decisions wisely cause that is going to set your future right. Shortcuts are not available ;)
This concept was in mind for a really long time and when I spoke to my stylist Khusboo she was even more excited about the whole idea. We had to figure our outfits and arrange few things like how to build a crown, get the feathers, and yes wings! #Mumbai is a beautiful city where if you start to look what you want you can find anything you need, all you need do is start looking for it. Once we were ready with all the things we needed for the shoot we started to hunt for a model and we met Tasha who was more than happy to do what we had planned.
You must have heard that if you plan to visit Europe. You must have atleast 2 months to see around few great places but, hey! I had to finished that trip in 20 days and I managed to go around to all the awesome places - touch and run to the next one.
I spent some great time while I was traveling there, got my work inspired from the people, and the architecture. But must tell you all that one trip is not enough for the whole europe, you need to have good amount of time & lots of money to travel europe.
Do let me know how you like these images.
Taking this decision was not easy, but then I had no other option, I found my self at the dead-end with this huge freakin wall and climbing that dead-end was needed. Thats when I decided to leave #Hyderabad, move to a city which will challenge me even more, make me stronger and show me the reality which I haven't faced yet.
I wrapped up all my work in Hyderabad, finished all the deliverables, started my car and drove down to #Mumbai.