During school and university, no career could be further away than that of a photographer. I was always into sport and interested in physics and economics as opposed to the arts. It was well after university that I picked up a camera with the interest to take photos. At the time, I had a job in an advertising agency as a client service executive. One of our clients, a jeweller, had a shoot in Bombay and required me to travel and ensure the safety of their jewellery. Sitting at the back of the studio, watching one of the country’s best, Prasad Naik, work his magic on that shoot was probably the moment that got me hooked. After this I decided to do a diploma in applied photography which then led me to Bombay where I have been working as a photographer for the last ten years.
How would you describe your photographic style?
My photography is a mix between fashion and portraiture. While my style is probably better described by others, I believe it to be minimal in terms of light, styling and make-up which enables me to focus on ‘moments’ through a session. I’m always on the lookout for natural light and look to re-create the same in a studio setting.
With increased competition in this genre, did you face challenges to reach where you are?
There are always challenges at every level that I have worked through. However, one of the best decisions I made when I moved to Bombay was to work in-house at a fashion magazine. This gave me access to great teams and talent (Designers, stylists, art directors, make-up artists, models, producers) as well as an introduction to many key people in the entertainment industry (Celebrities, photographers, directors). Also, as a bonus, I got a lot of my work published. It sped up my learning process and kick-started my career. The other thing that really worked in my favour was that social media, was new at the time (2010- 2015) and proved to be an amazing tool to promote my work. We were moving from a period of printing your portfolio and taking it to agencies to all of a sudden having access to whole new market of potential clients.
You’ve shot a number of high-profile celebrities, what have been some of the most interesting shoots for you and why?
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Street Photography Tips That Will Make You A Good Photographer
Many people like street photography all throughout the world, and the rules are pretty much up to interpretation. However, if you want to enhance your street photography and become a more well-rounded photographer, there are certain pointers and best practises to follow. In this post, we will look at some street photography strategies that can help you become a better photographer. We'll go through the equipment you'll need as well as the software that will assist you in processing your photographs.
Tips On Layering In Street Photography
Layering images with many subjects at various depths of focus throughout the frame is a common photographic theme. Having several points of focus may increase attention and attract the viewer in, while also pushing them to scan the entire shot to see everything. It may sometimes construct a more complicated tale in the minds of the viewers or give them a more comprehensive experience of the scene, moment, and atmosphere. Layering does not create a nice photograph in and of itself, but it may enhance a photograph. But there’s a lot more to it than merely arranging items throughout the screen. You still want strength at the heart of everything, whether it’s a key theme, visual sensation, or event. There are no rules in photography or layering, but here are some pointers to assist you enhance your images if you’re attempting to focus on layering.
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Drop the DSLR in favour of smartphone street photography. You probably didn't expect to hear that. Your smartphone meets all of the criteria for street photography. And can bring you some incredible results. Do you want to know how to get the most of your tiny portable device? Continue reading.
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Shweta Malhotra is a well-known visual artist based in New Delhi who is inspired to create visual experiences through her photographs and paintings. Stories, emotions and elements have always captivated her since she was a child. She has made a significant mark in street, commercial, advertising and corporate photography while still relatively new to the art world. Her experience extends beyond corporate communication and publishing projects, as she is also deeply invested in working on issues of greater importance, such as children from diverse communities. She has served on the jury foça number of photography competitions at some of the most prestigious institutions, including IIT Delhi and Kanpur, Delhi University and others. Her photography workshops and photo-walks with the Crafts Museum, Delhi College of Arts & Commerce, and the Indian Academy of Photography have earned her recognition within the industry and beyond. Another feather in her cap was the Art Workshops for Corporates. So in this issue we had a talk with Shweta to know how she captures such wonderful images and what's the secret behind her photographs.
Simple Technical Tips To Make Candid Street Photography Easier
Street photography puts your hand-eye coordination to the test, as vell as your ability to see and frame intriguing situations as they occur in front of you, your ability to perceive light, your camera's technical abilities, and your ability to be comfortable photographing strangers. While there is no substitute for experience, the purpose of this essay is to assist you in improving your technical abilities and camera settings so that things are lot easier for you. With some efforts, you'll feel as if the camera isn't even there once you've mastered these techniques. When done correctly, it appears that all you have are your eyes and the scene in front of you.
URBAN VS STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
To define urban, we must first define street photography in order to identify differences and the necessity for distinctiveness. Street photography is most usually defined as the photographing of subjects/people in (public) cityscapes in a documentary-style manner.
HOW TO MASTER CAPTURING STREET PORTRAITS
Street portrait photography is a lot of fun and gratifying, but it’s not always simple to get a good shot. You may struggle to locate the correct subjects and settings or you may feel uneasy photographing people as you go down the street. Many photographers like taking street portraits, and in this article, we will reveal all of our favourite ideas and techniques for stunning results, as well as explain how to work with varied backdrops, capture unusual poses, and approach individuals for a fast image. When you’re through, you’ll be able to make your own intriguing and compelling images. So, whether you’re new to rookie street photographer or simply want to improve your current talents, keep reading!
Raw Style Street Photography Types
Newcomers to the genre may believe that street photography is simple to define. Street photography is when the street serves as both a site and a subject. That, however, is far too simplistic. There are many different kinds of street photography. There are also numerous street photographers who have their own unique style. There are no defined regulations for street photography. It's adaptable and open to different interpretations. We'll go over some of the many forms of street photography with you. It'll give you plenty of ideas. By the conclusion, you'll be ready to take to the streets and snap your own street scenes.
50MM STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
There has long been controversy about whether 50mm street photography is the best option, or if wider lenses are a better alternative. Most street photographers prefer lenses with a wider field of view, such as 35mm or 28mm, but that doesn't mean 50mm is useless. In reality, it's the opposite. There are several reasons to choose this focal length while photographing people on the street. Shooting with a 50mm lens opens up a slew of new photography options while imposing certain creative limits, and the results might be among your all-time favourites.
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