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Picture-perfect professionalism

27th Oct 2012 Sharjah-Kalba feature

Being a ‘professional’ photographer is something I tend to gloat about a little too much. Not something I do verbally, but it is how I approach a shot-worthy subject or scenario. The thinking cap is showed off; going down on the knees to get a different angle has become a habit of profound observation and trying to get that perfect image in one shutter actuation is the unwanted, superficial pressure. Today as a makeshift photo trip, Shruti and I headed out to Sharjah-Kalba highway in search of a dam that I managed to find on Google maps. The dam itself was bone-dry but on the way we stumbled...

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Event Photography

Event photography feature

Currently my bread and butter, corporate event photography are by far the most lethargic kind of photography I do. With client expectation usually in the realm of posed snapshots while creativity kept to a bare minimum, there isn't much you can do to hone your photography skills. Add to that the usual mob of event photographers who live by the “spray and pray” rule that clients prefer most of the time as quantity trumps over quality. You see, the mob event photographers use the trusted direct/auto flash *I don’t know anything about lighting* methodology which feeds perfectly towards the clients...

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