Can a person who is unable to speak and hear, do a photography course and win an international diploma? The answer is a Big YES.
A dream location for street photographers…Pushkar, a holy town of Rajasthan. One of the beautiful and artistic locations in India, Rajasthan has a lot of places to shoot. Pushkar, particularly during the Pushkar festival and camel fair in late October and early November is a location a photographer must visit and enjoy. This year I had gone to this place with twenty of my full time photography students and spent about a week in Rajasthan. During this trip I was roaming around a small street near the Bhramaji Temple, Pushkar with my camera. To my surprise in about half an hour I was able to shoot a lot of people pictures. There are amazing subjects everywhere. You just need to be little smart and spontaneous to get the shots right. I tried to bring in the colours and expressions of the place and people. Sadly, child labour is pretty much common here in Rajasthan and Pushkar in particular.
Even though I am a commercial photographer, I did enjoy the street photography for its candidness and the authenticity. Every photographer must take street as a location to practice the overall aspects of technics and art of photography.
hey are ideal photo models. They come in endless varieties, stay put through the shoots, throw no tantrums, and are happy to pose on tables. Sure, they suffer meltdowns in the heat and excitement, and sometimes wilt. That’s okay, say their photographers. There is nothing we can’t fix with a little make-up. Too far gone? Replace them! We “prepare our subjects well,” says K.L. Raja Ponsing, founder-director, Ambitions4 Photography Academy. “We make them look good on brochures, cookbooks, restaurant boards, hoardings, menu cards and newspapers.”
Food photography (FP) is huge business now. Raja’s Academy has FP in its curriculum. Well-known photographers boast of expertise in FP. Our new-found love for international cuisine has launched a tribe of specialists in food photography.
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It was in the early morning on my first day I entered in to the camel field of holy town of Pushkar in Rajasthan, I saw this camel dead in a pool of blood and other body fluids lying down on a mud path.
The reason for the death is unknown but the decaying carcass of the animal was there for more than three days. All the other activities are happening around the dead animal so normally. Only few photographers like me noticed the carcass seriously and wondered as why the body of the camel was not disposed off from the field. May be death of this kind is normal and disposal of the carcass is by natural process…!
When I moved in to the camel field, I had noticed the front legs of some camels are folded or the front legs are tied closer so that the animal could hardly move. Later I found an answer that these ‘disobedient, rowdy’ camels are treated this way in the process of taming them.
Little away from my position, a loud howling sound was heard continuously from a camel in pain and I along with other few photographers moved towards the direction to find that the nose bridge of the animal was pierced hard to insert a sharp arrow like mechanical thing without anesthesia..! The animal was tortured for atleast little less than an hour and most of my photography friends moved away as they were unable to see the camel suffering in extreme pain.
This is a once in a lifetime ceremony to tame the camels to put them in hard work. Though it is pretty much a routine, you need a hard heart to see and hear the camel screaming…!
Circular Polarizing filter is the first filter you need to buy after UV filter. It is a magical filter that does wonders in photography.