On the occasion of Onam, I decided to paint a quick Kathakali dancer. Apparently this one is called Pacha Katti and represents noble characters like Krishna, Rama, Arjun etc. While I used several reference images for this, I decided to do the half face approach which I had used for an earlier painting of mine. Read More
This painting is inspired by a snap I took many years back. I took this as a challenge mostly to understand how to paint clouds and waves. I do admit I went a bit overboard with the clouds Read More
“Like the classic Sharmila Tagore pose” remarked Priya excitedly when we discussed what we will click next, “and..” she continued “I have the perfect sari for it.”. As she unfolded her suitcase to reveal the sari she continued blabbering. “It’s my mom’s you know! She wanted to give this away! I saw it and said, I will keep it, it’s so beautiful…”. She continued remarking about the color and texture and I like any other guy in the world who is clueless about clothes, colors, etc, just nodded my head in agreement, and remarked “It looks great!” Read More
As I walked around exploring Manvar resort in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, I came across a shop selling some cool local handicraft items. The clay pigeons lined up in a row were very aesthetic, and I tried a few shots at capturing this. Read More
Firstly kudos to Zaver Shroff for such an outstanding pose.
One popular method of using flash is using a bounce method where you would bounce the flash off the roof at an angle so that rather than direct harsh light, a reflected more scattered and even and balanced light would hit the subject. While this works well most of the time, it does tend to love shadows below the eyebrows, and eyes because of the direction of the light as it comes from above from an angle. One method to easily solve this is to choose a spot which has a wall behind and turn your flash in the opposite direction (180 degree) to the subject Read More
The cultural program in Rajasthan is worth watching especially if there is a fire dance Read More
Our idea was to use the Haveli wall background to give a royal setup, and the outfit was selected accordingly. Rather than have a front profile we decided to get the shoulder glance to work as Priya walks away from the camera. Rather than being still in that pose she had to walk many times and turn and give a casual glance Read More