How to make your model comfortable during shoots ?

 Guiding your model is as important as it is to do proper lighting, or proper camera settings. I personally believe guiding and making your model comfortable , is the key factor to get the exact output or poses from the models.

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How to protect camera gears during monsoon – A must read for all photographers.

Monsoon photographs are definitely one of the most challenging yet rewarding types of photographs. The monsoon is here and it’s time to start taking special care of your equipments. Its not a time to forget them and keep them under lock. Believe me its one of the best times to use your cameras and get some amazing pictures .

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No Studio? No Problem – Create your photography studio anywhere.

Shot you see in the banner of this article has been shot in a very tight hotel room space with one profoto b1x and , a reflector working as the background for the image. Buying your own professional photography studio can be a big investment specially for beginner level photographers. In the beginning of your photography career , when every investment matters , buying a photography studio is not a good idea. Obviously there are studios available on rent but that also effects the shooting budget . So my suggestion for all of you who does not own a studio or not planning owning one right now, is to utilise whatever resources you have and create your best images. Now the question is how ? And what you will need ?

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Fashion photography workshop in Udaipur – Varun Patel

ABOUT WORKSHOP 

I always try giving my photography workshops an edge over all other basic photography workshops happening in India. This time we thought to go a bit out from everyone’s comfort zone, and shoot something crazy and dynamic on location. So I thought why not to try some place which can offer us everything from architectures to nature. And thats the reason we finalised Udaipur city as our workshop location .

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Profoto A1 India – Review and field test shots by Varun Patel

PROFOTO A1 “World’s smallest studio light” . I got to test this amazing flash during my recent fashion photography workshop. During the workshop we used the flash with both canon and nikon systems and here is what I feel about the Profoto A1.

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Product photography basics – Shooting products with natural lights only

Today we are going to learn about “How to do product photography using natural lights and minimal equipments.” Product photography now a days has a boom in the market due to E-commerce and digitalisation. So every product manufacturer has to get their product shoots done on regular bases. From past few months, I been getting lot of requests from amateur photographers and small scale product manufacturers, for writing a blog on how they can shoot the product with basic equipments and lighting systems.

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Photography As Career – Become A Professional Photographer

 Working as professional photographer is very exciting. Now a days lot of amateur photographers are considering photography as career. It is fun to know that your photography hobby can get you money as a side business, or even can be your primary business. I have seen dozens and dozens of the photographers starting their photography business with all excitements, but eventually fail as a professional photographer and end up closing down. Well there can be many reasons for them not able to sustain. May be a wrong start can also lead to not being successful professional photographer. 

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A commercial food photographer from Ahmedabad India – Varun Patel

An award-winning food photographer specializing in food and beverages, Varun Patel brings an artist’s eye and a chef’s perspective to every image he creates for his clients. The food we eat and order in cafes not only deserves to be eaten, it also deserves to be photographed. 

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How to shoot amazing natural light portraits, using window light and a hotel bed sheet ?

Natural light is your best friend if you are a portrait photographer. When it comes to shooting those dreamy looking portraits, I always prefer to use natural light only. As the natural light gives you ease of working. My blog today will explain you the reason why I use natural light for such portraits. Also I will be sharing the BTS images and a simple lighting diagram for your understanding. And not to forget, I will be showing you how to use the available stuff like hotel bed sheet to get that professional touch on your images.

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Guide to create a golden hour shot using just a flash – In a cloudy day or Monsoon .

 Faking the sun light effect using flash to create golden hour during cloudy days. BUT HOW? Well first of all, for those photographers who are new to the term “GOLDEN HOUR”. Golden hour is a period shortly after sunrise, or before sunset during which daylight is redder and softer than when the Sun is higher in the sky. But during cloudy days or monsoon, it is not easy to find this magical hour. But today i will be teaching you how you can create a fake golden hour, on any day around the year.

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