photography

SIGMA 50MM FOR SONY E-MOUNT

I started using Sony mirrorless cameras when we didnโ€™t even have lenses from Carl Zeiss Batis. Iโ€™m talking around 4 years back when I decided to move from Nikon and its been quite a journey with Sony Cameras.
Anyhow, now we almost have all the lenses available for Sony E-Mount but today Iโ€™m not talking about Sony Lenses.
Iโ€™m talking about one of the most famous lenses from Sigma Art 50mm f1.4

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Earlier I tested 35mm f1.4 Art from Sigma, this was my second lens I tested for sigma and I need to agree this lens has some ability. Why I say that is because the lens actually works really well without any focusing issues, and agrees to use all the ability available in Sony cameras. I donโ€™t want to get technical with specs and all the other jazz cause you all must have already checked it out on all the other vlogs and blogs. Iโ€™m here to show what I could click with this lens and my experience.


Some random images I shot of the River while the sun light was falling onto the water, shot on the wide open to see what kind of bokeh we can create. I would give 8/10 cause I see a little chromatic aberration on the bokeh.


This image below I had little trouble to focus on the subject since I was trying to take a silhouette shot but I wouldnโ€™t mind cause every other lens has that kind of issues.


This is one of the images I shot at a wedding recently where I was shooting through a transparent glass. I was surprised, It did a pretty good job on focusing.

This is one of the images I shot at a wedding recently where I was shooting through a transparent glass. I was surprised, It did a pretty good job on focusing.

1st image I had trouble to focus even though I had my single auto focus point on the Female Subject but it still kept focusing the Male Subject so I ended up shooting on Manual Focus. 2nd shot took no time and focused right away.


I met this cute girl at a wedding. I convinced her parents to let me shoot her. She had no experience of posing and getting a shoot done. Itโ€™s a task to capture such moment when focusing and getting the right expression is very important there is a long story behind these images but my lens needed to be ready to get the right shot on the right time sigma didnโ€™t fail there which is extreme happiness for me.


We were shooting some products around the water side, I asked my fellow photographer friend to pose for me cause I wanted to see how it focuses while the person is wearing a glasses. You can take a look.


She was chilling at the location where I asked her to be in the moment but she got little conscious I still got one shot. If youโ€™re being little candid about your images. Itโ€™s quite fast.

She was chilling at the location where I asked her to be in the moment but she got little conscious I still got one shot. If youโ€™re being little candid about your images. Itโ€™s quite fast.


I also got some of my self images shot with this lens. Looks good to me.

Iโ€™m pretty happy with the lens what I donโ€™t like about this lens is its too huge for 50mm but if you donโ€™t care about the size and weight this lens should be there in your bag pack without any second thoughts. Its priced reasonable for f1.4.

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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

Smartphone Photography

SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY

Our generation is always asking for more. Technology has gone to another level where we have Drone flying in the sky and clicking what we see from through its eyes. If I think of it, when they launched cell phone it was just for calling and messaging and few games like snakes. We never asked for cameras, internet, wifi, video calls, WhatsApp, iMessage or anything. They gave us more comfort, asked us to chill relax - everything should be given even if you didn't want it. 

But hey, its easy to criticize! What they have made is beautiful, your life is much faster, you can finish all work within no time. Life is confusing but still so damn easy. Well, I just wanted to let these creators know that I'm proud of them and I love you guys what you all keep creating every single day. Hats Off! 

Smartphone Photography

I somehow get to learn a lot just by shooting regularly on my smartphone. I'll tell you how?
I don't really want to carry my Camera everywhere but I can always carry my smartphone - its SMART, you remember? There is a portrait mode which lets me click as if I'm shooting on bloody 50mm 1.8. There are applications like Snapseed which makes your life more easy cause it has everything you need to do a professional editing. Its small you can shoot whatever you want and nobody point a finger. You can put it in those places where you cant fix your cameras? Well, may be! All what I'm trying to say is, it teaches me more, gives me better ideas of angle, better understand about framing and this education I use when I'm doing my professional shoots. NO BIGGIE! 

Well here are some images from my recent tour to #Kasol with my iPhone! 

Please let me know how you like these images. Thank you

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. Sheโ€™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.    

You'll Shine - Motivational View

Recently I was traveling around Maharashtra for 5 days. I happen to shoot a lot of landscape videos and photos. This video has been on the list for a very long time. Finally, I could get some. time to shoot and edit. The reason, why I love traveling, is that it inspires me the most. Keeps me rolling let me think right. I try not to lose my patience, I really try hard to not to abuse people. But we all are humans and we end up losing our shit sometimes. Here is the video which might give you little inspiration.

Please watch the video below and read everything that I've written 


Here are some pictures from my trip. Let me know how you like them.

All the best! If there is any question you have please feel free to ask. 
Thank You :) 

Jazz Hours by Happy Hours Dance Place

Jazz Hours by Happy Hours Dance Place

Dance workshop hosted by Harsha Maheshwari aka Komet in Hyderabad. 


All these while I've been doing slow motion video with slow songs last night I decided to make a video on 25fps and use a slow song to create a story. Let me know how you all link this video. 

I shot this video on 4k and edited on my MacBook pro 15" 2015-16 model. It's not tough to shoot and edit on 4k you have got to give a chance. 

Gear:
Sony a7rii
Sony 85mm f1.4 GM
Sony Zeiss 35mm f1.4
Sony 70-200 f2.8 GM
PS_Shot this video hand held ;)

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Europe is always a good idea

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.

Paris - City of Fashion & of-course LOVE!

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. 

Thank you!