fashion photography

INDIAN FUSION

It is always fun to mix up your Tradition with western spice. I had to the opportunity to have Shalini Vadnikatti in this shoot. She had the perfect face for what I was planning and such an amazing soul for coming out of her comfort zone, giving her best. 

This shoot turned out to be even more special cause a friend of mine owns this beautiful cafe called Nirvana Bistro in Hyderabad who was willing to give me their space for this shoot. They have this crazy concept of letting you play whatever music you want, you have a projector to play your own Netflix or Prime videos, Food part is special cause it's literally like home food and if you have a nice recipe please go ahead and give it to them they 'll have it on their menu. 

I happened to get my hands on Profoto A1 so decided to make a use of these beauties in my shoot. Please look at the output for yourself. 

I'm attaching few Light Setups for you all to get an idea how lights were placed. 

This shoot wouldnt have been possible with this amazing team I had back in Hyderabad!
Styling: Shilpageethastyles 
Makeup Artist: Hurmat Klair
Hair: Satya Rachamalla
Assisted by: Pranil Chintewar & Ankit Thota
Designer: Mamatha Tulluri

Hope you all liked this series.
Thank You!

MAZE OF CURIOSITY

*MAZE OF CURIOSITY*
You’re scared what will people think of you cause you’re not sure about how you look or appear. That’s not people’s problem but yours. Fear of acceptance is the most horrible thing you’ll go through. It’s a maze where people are very curious to know what happened and what you’re going through. Stop caring, look beautiful for your self.

This project is very dear to my heart and It was one of the quickest shoots of all time. I had an idea and I knew exactly what I needed from my makeup artist and my model. 

Here is the Light Setup I used:

Here is Light Setup I used. Basic 2 Light Setup with one Silver & Golden Reflector. 

Here is Light Setup I used. Basic 2 Light Setup with one Silver & Golden Reflector. 

Model: @olgasimanovich 
MUA & Hair: @khushbusoni06 
Assisted by: @vaibhavdpandey 
Agency: @blumodelmanagement
Magazine: @7huesmag

Link to buy the Magazine: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1479566

Gear:
Sony A7RIII
SONY 90MM F2.8 MACRO
PROFOTO B1
BEAUTY DISH
PROFOTO OCF 2X3 SOFTBOX

Thank you so much for having a look.

PUNKED UP

PUNKED UP!

This is my latest editorial got featured in @elegantmagazine thanks to the team in #Hyderabad for putting up this great editorial!

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Model: @apoorva_srinivasan 
Styled: @makeupbyamisha 
MUA: @makeupbyamisha 
Digitec: @rohan.foto 
Assisted by: @pranil_chintewar

CHAPLIN IN A NEW ERA

CHAPLIN IN A NEW ERA

Chaplin in a new era! 
This concept was in my mind for quite some time where we find a woman in the form of Chaplin and @kat.kristian our model was very much up for this editorial with all positive vibes. She’s just too stunning you must check her out. 

Please take a look at the images.

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Styled by: @khushikarwa54 
MUA: @khushisoni.khushbu 
Assisted by: @arroon.nair @nikhilmore77 
Magazine: @elegantmagazine
Magazine could be purchased here: Fashion #9 (November 2017)
Thanks for taking a look. 

TALK WHICH MIGHT MAKE SENSE TO ALL THE ARTISTS!

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. 

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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.
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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. 

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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.    

Wild & Free - Editorial Feature

WILD & FREE

We all have it in us. We all are wild and free. We get wild after the breakups, we get free after the first family fights, we get stronger after the first loss. Experience in life teaches us lessons and we have to go on forward with that. If you were wondering all the wrong things are happening to you, you've mistaken cause your issues are very small compared to others. 

Everybody works hard and when you meet that somebody thats who they are. It has taken the great amount of time to experience, for who they are.

Work hard and don't lose hope. Believe it or not, while we were on our way it started raining heavily and shooting in that kind rain was impossible but "belief " that it should stop raining we drove down around 50kms from Mumbai. My assistant Arroon Nair rode down in that rain cause we didn't have space in the car. After reaching the location we realize rain is not going to stop. We have to look for the places in that location where we could shoot, we got lucky when it was just drizlling and came up with this SERIES.

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TEAM CREDITS
PHOTOGRAPHER & RETOUCHER: SHREYANS DUNGARWAL

MODEL: OLLY ESSE
STYLIST: KHUSHI KARWA
MUA: NIKANKSHA MEHETA

HAIR: KHUSHBU SONI
ASSISTED BY: ARROON NAIR
MAGAZINE: 7HUESMAG 


Thank you.


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Mobile Photography

Hey hey hey! What's happening? 
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. 

Grid Mode - Rule of third
  • 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.

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  • Color Wheel (Color Theory)
Color Theory
SNAPSEED
  • Postproduction
    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. 



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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!