Ek Shaam Kavitaoen Ke Naam.

Ek Shaam Kavitaoen Ke Naam.
Ek Shaam Kavitaoen Ke Naam, A poetry recital program organized at the Gungun’s (Padmaja’s) home on 22-Dec-2017. Aunty (Gungun ki Mummy, I don’t know her name.) was reciting her poems when I clicked this shot. It was a lovely evening and after the poetry recitals she treated us with tasty Pav-Bahji.

But two days later Sir urrf Mr. Himanshu Vyas exposed to me that it was Uncle’s (Gungun ke Papa’s) hand behind the tasty Pav-Bahji.

Suman Sarkar.

Suman Sarkar Urrf Dada at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
Suman Sarkar Urrf Dada at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.

Arvind Jodha and Padmaja.

Arvind Jodha
A Closeup Shot of Arvind Jodha Smoking Taken Today at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.

 Arvind Jodha and Padamja.
 Arvind Jodha and Padmaja.

What is the Criteria of Good Photography?

A mobile shot taken today of two friends Arvind Jodha and Anjali Shekhawat at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur. Sometimes when you share this kind of photography and like it then many questions arise in your mind and the biggest question of them all is what is the criteria of good photography? 

I am doing Photography from last 20 years and still I learn new things every day. With every new situation you come up with new Idea and that gets converted in the new result. Initially when I started I studied that A Photo should be Sharp, With High Contrast, Colourful, Well Exposed, Well Composed and Have Some Creativity. Then came a time when things got more advance and I added few more points in my definition of “Criteria of Good Photography” Like Impact of Photograph,  Proper Use of Light, Story it’s Telling, It's Technical Quality and Proper Presentation of Photograph. All these points helped me a lot in my Journey of Photography and I will recommend all the new bees to memorize these points for output of a good Commercial Photograph.

With the Time I learned that there are Two kinds of Photography First Commercial and Second Personal

In Commercial Photography you have to keep all the above points in mind and Commercial Photograph is a Photograph which does not have any Emotional Involvement of Photographer in it. The sole purpose of Commercial Photograph is to get maximum viewership and appreciation. For example if a photographer is at a place of tragedy and he clicks a very Painful Picture of tragedy then don’t think that it’s not a Commercial Photograph. It is also a Commercial Photograph because Photographer didn’t had any Emotion Involve in the Photograph he is just trying to take most painful picture with all the Criteria of Good Photography so that he or she gets maximum viewership and appreciation. Some Photographers might say that no they are Emotionally Involved in those kind of Photographs but that will be a lie because just think if your loved one gets a bad cut in his hand what is going to be your first reaction to take his photograph or to help him? If you are Emotionally Involved in any situation then taking a Photograph with the Criteria of Good Photography becomes kind of impossible. If you are Emotionally Involved in a situation then you forget about all the Criteria of Good Photography, Viewership and Appreciation. This is the same reason that the best of the best surgeons don’t operate on their loved ones.

Second Kind of Photography is Personal in which Emotional involvement is so much that you forget about the “Criteria of Good Commercial Photography”, Viewership and Appreciation and that automatically becomes the “Criteria of Good Personal Photography”. According to me Personal Photography is the real Photography because it captures the emotion between Photographer and the situation or subject. Photographers don’t generally share those photographs but keep it safe cause viewing those photographs give them pleasure in whatever way. For example I had taken many Photographs of My Son, My Family and My Friends which I keep with me or sometimes share and I enjoy watching them. But that does not mean I had not taken their Commercial Photographs I had taken their Commercial Photographs also but at those times my Emotional involvement with the subject or situation was nil.

So according to me there are Two different types of “Criteria of Good Photography” First “Criteria of Good Commercial Photography” and Second “Criteria of Good Personal Photography” as mentioned above. Please feel free to post your comments below.

Communal Politics is Ruining India.

Christmas Jaipur Street Mobile Photography and how Communal Politics is Ruining India.
Yesterday evening when I was coming home I saw this guy on red light selling these Santa Caps. I took this Mobile Shot and a cap for my Kid (I am a Hindu and Santa has already got few Gifts for my kid this month). On the way I was thinking that every year we celebrate Christmas in such a big way in Jaipur and every year it’s growing Bigger and Bigger. You will see all the market and the city in the festive color of Christmas at this time of year. So I was thinking like what is the population of Christians in Jaipur? I Googled my query and the Jaipur Population Census 2011 Data came in front of me.

I was shocked after seeing the result, according to the Jaipur Population Census 2011 Data.

Total Population of Jaipur was 6,626,178 in 2011 out of which
Total Population of Hindus in Jaipur was 5,819,980 in 2011
and Total Population of Christians in Jaipur was only 12,708 in 2011
And still if you come to Jaipur at this time of year you will feel like entire city is celebrating the Christmas.

Mean while I reached home and there was smile on my face, I was thinking that all this propaganda of Communal Politics in India is not true now and Time is changing. Had dinner and went to bed, opened the twitter to check any last minute interesting news and saw this article “Hindu group disrupt Christmas celebrations in Rajasthan.” by a Journalist friend of mine Tabeenah Anjum who works for Deccan Herald.

Ah. . . this was enough for ruining my good mood. These were just 5 to 8 guys trying to get easy fame through Communal Politics and ended up in defaming the entire Hindu Ideology of Love and peace.

Kashmir in Jaipur.

It's Winter time and what could be more beautiful then capturing Kashmir?
Tabeenah Anjum in Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.