He then took on assignments for renowned global brands including PVR, L’Oréal, Soie, and leading magazines like Femina and Filmfare. He has also worked with A-list celebrities like Aditi Rao Hydari, Amy Jackson, and Isha Talwar amongst others. It’s been six years since he founded Knotting Bells and has shot more than 250 weddings, but there is certainly no stopping him. He is tremendously passionate about documenting weddings and lends his own personal touch and finesse to every photograph. With a keen sense of dramatic lighting and angles, he is brilliant at composition. Photography to him is more than what meets the eye. In an engaging chat, Asian Photography talked to him how about he began his career, his inspirations and more. Excerpts:
How did you get into the world of Photography and what sparked your interest in Wedding Photography?
Entering into the world of Photography was initially not a part of my book of plans. Ironically it was my sister’s wedding in the US that made me fall in love with photography. I had just purchased a new phone that had a good camera and I was clicking away out of sheer excitement. But when we all saw the pictures I had clicked, a sudden love for this art emerged. I came back, studied photography, and assisted one of India’s leading fashion photographers - Jatin Kampani. The art of capturing emotions at their purest form and the sheer happiness of freezing moments in photographs was something that caught my attention and sparked my interest. While assisting Jatin Kampani, I came across several experiences and insights that helped me understand the nuances of photography. And eventually, the love for capturing wedding pictures and the emotions behind it caught on and we started Knotting Bells.
How long have you been in business? How has the wedding photography industry changed in these years?
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Instagram Tips For Photographers In 2021
In today’s mobile-driven world, even a small image can make a significant difference. “I don’t have time for another social network, and I don’t need Instagram,” other photographers frequently tell me. Despite this, they spend hours publishing on Facebook, 500px, and Flickr, where their work is seen by nearly no potential clients. Other photographers are essentially giving them followers, likes, and comments. Instagram can be valuable in ways you hadn’t considered before, and it shouldn’t take you long to establish a presence there.
Best Mirrorless Cameras Of 2021
Mirrorless cameras, often known as small system cameras, are no longer the daring upstarts they once were. The DSLR is no longer the king among cameras. Obviously, the greatest mirrorless camera to buy is determined by your skill level and preferred subject matter. Overall, you’ll want something tiny and portable, with an EVF, fast and precise focussing, and excellent image quality. Isn’t it too wonderful to be true? These aren’t the dates.
Nikon launched the NIKKOR Z 28-75MM F/2.8
Nikon recently introduced the NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8, an all-purpose zoom lens that delivers both versatility and value.
SIGNS IT'S TIME TO RAISE YOUR PRICE IN 2022
There’s no reason to raise your fees if your company provides these services! And when I say “raise your prices”, I’m not talking about a small increase each year to account for inflation. Is it true that I’m increasing my rates for the appropriate reasons? This is a crucial issue to emphasise. There are various incorrect reasons for boosting your photography rates: * you want to make more money; *you are attempting to replicate the prices of other photographers; *you haven’t raised your prices for a long time; *your style or specialty has changed. This is not a valid cause to increase your charges, as you should be confident in yourself and your company. Here are six points that will assist you in increasing your photography prices for good reasons:
Researchers have created an ultra-compact camera the size of a salt grain
Princeton University and the University of Washington researchers have created an imaging system the size of a coarse grain of salt. It is based on a metasurface with 1.6 million cylindrical posts and functions similarly to a camera sensor.
A Glimpse Inside the Glitzy World of Fashion- Taras Taraporvala
Taras Taraporvala’s images are sensual and stunning, providing an intriguing insight into the glittering worlds of fashion and film. He has effectively established his own imprint in the market thanks to his extensive experience dealing with eminent personalities. We spoke with Taras about his path into fashion photography and the individuals who have motivated him to keep chasing his greatest shots in order to bring the best of fashion and celebrity photography to the forefront. Excerpts:
ICONIC IMAGES THAT IMPACTED 2021
Every year in January, Asian Photography selects hundreds of images from photographers from every media possible. The greatest ones that make the final cut for the top might be magnificent in composition, disturbing to experience, news-making stories, or a combination of all three. We pause to honour these photos and their owners because we know there is so much more to photography than pressing the button on the camera. Photographers in these circumstances are intensely immersed in the people and surroundings depicted in their work, forming bonds that extend well beyond the single frame. These photos reflect the tale of a year filled with hardship and strength, a year in which photography provided views of a world that felt out of reach at times. The photographs, and the individuals who created them, demonstrate the power of great photography to inspire us, unite us, and remind us of our common humanity and how we had a crazy year.
10 Photography Project Ideas to Start in 2022
A full-time professional photographer frequently undertakes studio work, which is capturing photographs with professional or amateur models in a controlled interior setting. These photographers might work on a freelance basis or be hired on a retainer basis by magazines and fashion houses. The following is a list of the most profitable photography business opportunities:
“I LOVE BEING CREATIVE...”- Marie Barsch
Marie was born in Germany in 1986 and began her career more or less by accident in her late teens, picking up a friend’s camera and just starting to shoot. Since transitioning from a hobby to a professional career in 2013, Marie’s passion for photography has brought her all over the world to well-known fashion and beauty locations such as Los Angeles, Dubai, Miami, Cape Town, and Mumbai. Marie’s distinct style is defined by clean, effortless beauty aesthetics combined with exotic places depicting stunning bodies and features. Marie has collaborated with a wide range of multinational clients, including MAC Cosmetics, Nikon, Eucerin, Nescafe, ProFoto, and many more.
Tamron 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD
In recent times Tamron has made the all-in-one ultrawide telephoto zoom lens market a world of their own honestly. They have some great lenses for the Canon and Nikon mount in similar focal ranges which we have reviewed as well and we’ve enjoyed using them. You can go onto our website or our YouTube channel to see those reviews as well. But in all our reviews I have always wondered and asked why isn’t Tamron making more lenses for the Sony and Fujifilm mounts? And looks like someone has been listening at Tamron and we now have the lenses for the Sony and Fujifilm cameras as well. Today we are reviewing the Sony E-mount lens and soon we will be reviewing the Fuji mount as well, so do stay tuned for that. The price of this ₹62,000 which is same for both the mounts and it is now available with a seasonal offer as well which you can check out on Tamron’s website as well. So we are very excited to review this and let’s see how it does.