A Bangalore based Indian portrait,lifestyle and pet photographer. Photography happened quite late in life for me. It in a way changed the way I look at things. I am a self taught photographer and my primary interests are portraits, fashion, lifestyle and Pets. Portraits include Maternity, Kids, Couples and Adults (...more...)
phone: +91 9986091646
loc: Koramangala, Bangalore
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17th June 2013 | Sruthy's Maternity Photographs
Sneak peek at what's up next. Stay tuned. :)
So here is another lovely family I got an opportunity to shoot with recently. I think one of the best things that I am beginning to realize as far as photography is concerned is the people I get to meet. It's such an amazing experience meeting with people from different walks of life, chatting and getting to know them in the short 1-2 hours that we are together. Each one of them has an interesting story to tell. It's always something that I am looking forward to with every shoot :) Here a few photographs from this session. I am pretty sure everyone would agree that this is one good looking and happy family. :)
13th May 2013 | Aarav, 11 Months
I have to admit, I have been getting some awesome people to shoot and here is another set of images from a shoot I did recently. Remember, at this age, its very difficult to get them to sit still and considering the heat in Bangalore these days, doing something indoors made a lot more sense.
By the way, who said "studio" photographs are not candid and natural? :)
24th April 2013 | Pilates Photo Shoot
So here is something different this time. Suba, who runs Core Method in Bangalore got in touch with me and was looking at getting some photographs done in her studio. Now although the shoot is more in line with Advertising and Commercial photography with a more lifestyle sort of a feel to it, the idea really was to use real students and not models with barely any makeup and to keep the photographs as real as possible with the least amount of Post Processing. She believes in the whole mind-body connection and all of you who are looking at getting in shape should head over to her place, Core Method in Koramang,ala. I for one, could feel the pain in my body seeing these extremely fit students flex and stretch like crazy. Just goes to prove, what the human body and mind is capable of! She is an awesome person and a great teacher.
15th April 2013 | Vihaan - 11 months
Photographing kids requires a lot of patience. Especially, when they are just a couple of months old. Its very difficult to get them to sit still and does result in a complete workout :) We decided to do a more studio'ish shoot for this boy. Here are some of the photographs from the session.
23rd March 2013 | Custom Portrait Photo Albums
Product Goodness! - So in today's time, where everything is digital, most of the images are generally stored on a computer or a mobile device. I guess with everyone having access to smart phones and the latest gadgets, its just so much easier, right? However, for some reason, for me personally, there is nothing like looking at prints in your hand. Yes, digital images can be opened any time you want, but how many of us actually even do that? I think I for one, however good a photograph is, after looking at it for a couple of times, never again go to that folder :) But when you have a beautiful album which is more like a coffee table book, things are different. It's something that could trigger conversations over tea, something that you could look at when you are all by yourself, something that takes you back in time. Here is a Custom Flush Mount high end album I designed for a client recently. Planning on doing a lot more of these in the future for sure :)
28th February 2013 | Nidhi's Maternity Photographs
When Nidhi contacted me to do her maternity photographs, I wanted to do photographs which were real, showed her personality and at the same time were fun. However, since I had not met them before, I was not sure what to expect. At 8 months with all the changes in the body, I thought I would have to keep the session really short without tiring her out. But I was in for a surprise. Not only was she game to stand in front of the camera for extended periods of time, she was a complete sport in terms of doing what ever I was asking her to do. Well, asking them(she and her husband) to be precise. The thing is that it can be quite awkward for anyone to stand in front of the camera when it is not something that you do regularly. But she and her husband were totally open to suggestions and doing what ever I was asking them to. This kind of gives you a lot of flexibility to try and get the photographs that you want. The best subjects are the one's who are open to suggestions. So I thought I should put a couple of photographs from this session on the blog. Here are a few. :)
04th December 2012 | What to wear for a Photo session?
So I get this question almost every time by every customer who contacts me.What do we need to wear for the session?
I thought might as well write a post on it. I generally do sessions either indoors in a studio type setup or outdoors in a more natural setting. I generally recommend wearing "solid" colors rather than heavy duty prints, checks, or any clothes that have distracting emblems etc. The whole idea of a photo session is to create photographs where the emphasis is on the subject and not on the clothes or surroundings. Yes, those are important, in fact very important, but they should assist in creating an appealing image and not take away from the the subject. Indoors, I generally, prefer very subdued, solid, earthy colors, like light blues, greens, reds etc for girls and maybe something that complements those colors that Men can wear. I think Men can never go wrong with plain white shirt along with khakis or denims. For couples, I don't necessarily want them to wear the same colors, but at least the colors they wear should complement each other. Now, if you are a fashion conscious person or extremely good looking and know your sense of style, then I guess, everything written above does not matter. These are just guidelines that one can follow. Another thing to keep in mind, is that outdoors, there are a lot of distractions and a lot of colors, so its always good to wear something that does not add to that confusion. Remember, in fashion, the focus is on the clothes, but in a Portrait session, the focus is on the person.
Having said that, it is equally important that the kind of clothes you put on are well fitted, look good on you, go well with your skin color and body structure. Accessories also add to the overall look of the image, although care should be taken that its not overdone in any way. It's also a good idea to always bring along 4 to 5 outfits just in case a specific color is not working out or does not look as good. Many times we perceive things based on what we think we like but in camera those outfits and colors may not look good.
Last but not the least, wear something that you are comfortable in. :)
19 September 2012 | Joey's Maternity Photographs
Got a chance to do some portraits of Jyoti and Gautam over the weekend. They are expecting their baby in January. :)
15 August 2012 | Max, Bangalore
Have you see a socks obsessed dog with a hairy ass?! So this chap was over at my place for the weekend since his folks were out for the weekend. Got a chance to take some good photographs of this fellow. Great fun. He was actually playing the whole 'throw and fetch" game during this session. :)
18th July 2012 | A trip in the woods, Bangalore
12th July 2012 | Max, Bangalore
26th June 2012 | Mat Pilates session, Bangalore
She actually has a proper photoshoot scheduled for her studio, so we decided to do a couple of test shots over the weekend.
Got a chance to take some quick portraits of this pretty kid in Bangalore over the weekend. :)
14th May 2012 | Agfa Click3
Found this really old Agfa Click3 black & white film camera in the garage :)
11th May 2012 | Vacation Time
You know you are on vacation when you are shooting flowers, trinkets, pens etc..haha. Was out for a two week break which included a lot of Squash, a trip to Mumbai and a 1200 km drive from Bangalore to Maharashtra with two friends and a dog. As always, when you go home, you spend a lot of time going through old trinkets and stuff that lie around :)
25th April 2012 | J's Photographs
20th April 2012 | Portraits
10th April 2012 | Portraits G&J, Bangalore
Always fun to do a quick portrait session especially when it involves a 2 month old pup. The session was entertaining but this chap was all over the place. :)
15th March 2012 | Maximus, Bangalore
Had this little chap staying over at my place for 2 days :) Getting him to stay still for a few seconds was almost next to impossible, but somehow did manage to get a few photographs.
10th February 2012 | Ankita, San Francisco
03rd February 2012 | N's Portrait, India
04th January 2012 | Shanker and Ankita, US
02nd January 2012 | Ankita and Nikita, San Francisco