How to shoot newborn babies?
So this happened, Smitha (client) the other day called me,”Hi this is Smitha Madhavi’s Cousin I saw your pictures from her wedding and they are great, are you free for a shoot this Sunday?” I saw my calendar and was free so I was like yes I am free, then I asked what is the shoot about? She said baby naming ceremony and a smile run through my face, you know I am good with babies. I love to shoot them.They are like another face of god and it’s a great time spent with them. So, I said yes and after a few talks the shoot got finalized but the glitch was we were sitting on Friday and the shoot was on Sunday and I had no time to meet the baby before to get to know him and get comfy. So with basic knowledge, I was quite confident and was like let’s do this. I assumed the baby to be at least 6-8 months old which is usually the group of age I have shot, we decided to have a small session at there home before we move to the temple. Sunday, I hop into the metro reach Smitha’s […]
22 Jan 2018 in Portraits, by
How to shoot when you have a basic gear?
Someone back then told me Camera doesn’t matter until and unless you are going for bigger prints, back then I was like seriously huh? Recently in a wedding, I was assisting one of my friend and a traditional photographer for a shoot and it was too hard to resist to not shoot in a wedding, so I decided to shoot a few candid shots for the Bride and Groom but here was the catch he was having a Nikon D 90 with a 24-120 f/4 lens and if you know the tech you will be like seriously Candid pictures with D90 and a Basic KIT lens? I knew what I exactly had to do, play with lights and shadows and never pull the iso more than 400 as it was a crop sensor Camera.The video guy had got two bright lights and I got the knack, kept my mind on hold started to frame things playing with the highlights and shadows and you see them in the pictures. Moral of the story: Yes Camera matters but what more matters is how you play with the shadows, highlights, and framing. Pictures Post processed on Adobe Lightroom CC. Camera Used : Nikon D 90/Nikkor 24-120 […]
09 Jan 2018 in Weddings, by
Sindhu + Rakesh
Probably the first serious shoot of my life after engineering lessons, I have never thought I could capture all this on a serious note. I just hired the best lens for the shoot and camera for this shoot I was fully equipped for this shoot, nothing was on my mind I had no idea about the rituals and the crowd nothing like point blank but I knew I can and my framing abilities. The first day 6 hours after I reached the venue I just pulled out 2 16 GB cards in just 6 hours I just shot whatever I could but by evening I realized what am I actually doing? I ran through the images from the past hours and found only 7 images trust me 7 images which were worth uploading or printing. I sat down for a while calmed my senses pulled out the Camera and started to play like a pro this time. In this shoot, I realized that shadows and lights and so much of a thing in Photography. I created some mind-boggling images in this shoot and it is still one of my favorite shoots ever.   Camera used: Canon 6d with Canon 70-200 […]
01 Jan 2018 in Weddings, by
How we do?
Candid Visual Arts is more than a lot of people think that it is just pressing the shutter release button at the right moment. For us it’s all about locking the eye up into the view finder. We believe we have to see things before we can capture them. No matter what camera we are using, our priority is first to anticipate what is happening next and second is to virtually compose the photo. Expressing the moment to its merit comes above cameras, lenses, equipment, file formats, technology and camera settings to us. In our eyes workflow begins much earlier than the actual shoot and never really ends. When a photo is being created and shared, its lifecycle just begins and the workflow starts again. A two phase approach we see in our workflow. The first part is the preparation, an idea, a plan to express the subject and the moment. It’s actually everything that has nothing to do with your camera. This means all your thoughts, your reading; you’re looking for new opportunities and ideas. The second phase is everything with your camera and the processing afterwards until a photo is finished. The camera does its job coupled with […]
31 Mar 2015 in How we do, by