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National Institute of Photography is proud to announce its yearly photography exhibition. As usual, I participated & this time my three photographs are up into the exhibition. I’m really happy about this fact and would like to thank NIP & its staff along-with you guys who support me all round the year.

Here are the three photographs to be featured at the exhibition;

I cordially invite you & your friends for the same. The exhibition will be held for five days starting from 17th August – 21st August 2012 from 11AM – 7PM at P.L. Deshpande Kala Academy, Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prabhadevi, Dadar(w), Mumbai – 28. Hope to see you there. :)

Directions to Reach P.L. Deshpande Kala Academy

Canon Edge is a post-sales program by Canon to give its DSLR users some benefits when the DSLR camera is purchased with a proper bill & warranty. My recent purchase of the Canon EOS 60D entitled me for the Canon Edge Program which includes a Go Pro Training Program & a complimentary sensor cleaning. Also included are various others benefits like contests, workshop etc to help users become a better photographer.

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Venturing into Video : Mumbai at Night

I’ve confessed before that apart from Photography, I have a keen interest in Cinematography too. Offcourse, I’m a photographer first but have a urge to learn about the wonderful world of Video/Film-Making & create good short films. Since investing in an video camera is not a budget solution, I would be learning to make videos on DSLR camera’s which offer more than decent quality. For time-being, I don’t have a DSLR but I always thought of making a short film just to make myself happy & improve on my filming skills. Left with no option but my Canon Powershot SX100 IS still camera, I decided to film a short film on it.
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National Institute of Photography is conducting its annual photography exhibition at NCPA, Mumbai and I feel proud & honored to tell you’ll that two of my photographs have been selected for the exhibition showcase. It feels really wonderful to see my hard work being paid off & to see it traveling distances, reaching the masses & inspiring them. This is the first ever exhibition in which my work is being showcased and I would like to thank my family, friends(real & virtual) & my well-wishers for always being with me. You have always been a great support system & have inspired me to work hard to excel.

You can drop into NCPA anytime from 16th – 21st August 2011 to check my work. The gates open today at 12 noon. Hope you like my work & recommend it to others. I would be visiting NCPA on Friday or Saturday & if you’re lucky you may catch me there. :)

Directions to NCPA, Mumbai

“Shoot in Aperture Priority at f/8.0” – This is the advice which most budding photo journalist receive during some stage of their career. Sure its a sound advise but its not a complete advise. Photojournalism requires much more.

Today in evening, I happened to be at the bomb blast zone near Kabootar Khana in Dadar(w). As always, I had the camera with me. The decision to visit the blast zone was an instinctive out of curiosity. Once I reached the spot, I realized the gravity of the situation. People running, traffic jams, crowding, rumors flying such was the state of the area.

I was with a friend & we both were on phone communicating the incident back home. I was shaken by the sight & felt a pang of danger in air. While I was there, I wanted to shoot some photos but decided not to & left the area with a brief video footage. Primary reason being I was a bit shaken and secondly my friend & family asked me to return home quickly. This incident has increased my respect for photojournalists manifold times. These guys seriously risk their life to bring the news as fast as possible for general public. It needs a heart of steel & guts of a soldier. In fact, these photo journalists(there are war photographers too) are no smaller than war soldiers.

I don’t aspire to become a photojournalist. Not because I’m scared by such incidents but since I’m not much fond of this genre. It requires a lot on part of photographers & only those who possess it will be successful. Seriously, Photojournalism is not a piece of cake as most make it. Hats off to all photojournalists.


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