Right to Smoke.

Question is Smoking at a No Smoking area or No Smoking sign at Smoking area?
This small area of café has been reserved as a Smoking Zone since 8th April 1993 the day when Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur was inaugurated. But few months back the administration decided and installed this sign of No Smoking here. Now this sign has became a reason of many verbal clashes between smokers and non smokers, which is very disturbing for artists like us who just come here to relax and have a cup of coffee on an interesting discussion.

I don’t smoke nor I promote smoking but I understand that even those who smoke have some rights. The café area of Jawahar Kala Kendra is huge and till now before the sign was installed the smokers and non smokers were used to live in harmony in their own spaces. All I want is that although administration had taken the old smoking zone but please allocate the new smoking zone to smokers in the café area. So that again smokers and non smokers can share the café in harmony, as the smokers are also citizens of India with few basic rights.

Yogesh Moda at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.

Yogesh Moda at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
Today I went to Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur in afternoon and fond the winter light and this frame interesting. As a lifestyle photographer it’s kind of hard for me to imagine a frame without people. So I look around me and found Yogesh Moda he is an aspiring director, recently he has done a short film which is in its final editing stage. So I asked him to give me a pose in that frame and here is the outcome.

A Break.

World Trade Park Jaipur Moon
I was shooting some products at my penthouse studio and as I took a break and came out on terrace I saw this and just clicked.

Nature

Nature
“Nature” A pic from today’s PhotoWalk at Smriti Van, JLN marg, Jaipur.

All Alone.

All Alone.
I don’t know why but this pic looks very depressing to me. I took this shot at the Auditorium of Jawahar kala Kendra, Jaipur.

India's Conspiracy against Black and White Photographers.

India's Conspiracy against Black and White Photographers.
India is a very strange country; I am born in India but still trying to figure it out. I love black and white photography and always try to click some good ones. But in India it’s kind of impossible to click a good black and white pic without killing your soul. No matter how much you try but you end up with colors in your frame. Finding a good frame without colors in India is a task in itself. Sometimes you feel like it's a conspiracy going against black and white photographers in India. You will feel like people intentionally wear these colors and make a frame in front of you to capture. 

Reflection in glass of Tea.

A mobile shot took at Indian Coffee House, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.

The Rule of Thirds in Headshot Photography with 20 Examples.

The Rule of Thirds in Headshot Photography with 20 Examples.
After my recent article “Rule of Thirds in Photography with 20 examples” I got some queries about how to apply “The Rule of Thirds” in Headshot Photography correctly. So here I am explaining The Rule of Thirds in Headshot Photography in details but I will suggest before you read this article read the main article on Rule of Thirds first. ( Rule of Thirds in Photography with 20 examples )

Basically as I had already explained to you about the role of Hero in your picture, so in headshots we have to keep our hero (subject) on the lines of Rule of Thirds. Although every part of Human body is important but Eyes are considered to be the most important part of Human body. You can see lot of pictures and paintings where all the emphasis is put on the Eyes. It is said that “The eyes are the window to the soul”, there are many psychological reasons why we consider eyes to be the most important part of Human body but we will not go in that details in this post. So our hero in close Headshots are eyes and rest of the things are just to compliment eyes. I always say Art created with the help of rules is not an Art but to create a masterpiece without rules first you have to master the rules then you have to find the way to break rules. I think these 20 examples will be enough to clarify this topic but still if you have some queries feel free to ask them in comment section below.

Rule of Thirds in Photography with 20 examples.

Rule of Thirds in Photography with 20 examples.
Concept of Rule of Thirds is to divide your image in 9 equal segments with the help of 2 vertical and 2 horizontal imaginary lines while taking picture. According to the Rule of Thirds you have to position the most important subject or element in your scene along these lines, or at the points where these lines intersect.

Origin of The Rule of Thirds.