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>>> My personal selective photographic works from 2016 <<<

01/01/2017 Personal Posts
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The year 2016 has drawn to a close & most of the photographers I know have been using some app or other on Instagram & other social media platforms to pick their best works.
Obviously, the algorithm picks up the most liked and/or commented uploads, which is tad unfair in my opinion.

 

So, I decided to manually pick those works of mine, from the past year, that are close to my heart. And here they are:

 

1. THE RAD POSER

The Rad Poser photograph >>> My personal selective photographic works from 2016 <<< 01

The Rad Poser

Portraiture has always been my first love & will always be, I hope! Incidentally, this was my very last post of 2016.
Arguably one of the best portraits I have shot till date, this image is a perfect example of what you can achieve by using only a single light source.
Lady in the photograph: Shraddha Gurung (fashion blogger) | Insta handle: lilmissgurung

 

 

2. MAJESTIC

Majestic photograph >>> My personal selective photographic works from 2016 <<< MG 5592 copy

Majestic

Ok, here is a pro tip for all you shutterbugs out there: half of your work will be done if the model is confident & knows what he/she is doing.
I was fortunate enough to photograph Monalisha, an ace fashion blogger, on the very first day I met her at an event & truth be told, I am yet to come across someone who is as natural & nonchalant in front of the camera as herself!
Lady in the photograph: Monalisha Mahapatra | Insta handle: thegreyhalfway

 

 

3. AN ETHEREAL ENIGMA

An Ethereal Enigma photograph >>> My personal selective photographic works from 2016 <<< MG 5530 copy

An Ethereal Enigma

Another great example of using a single light source however what really makes this image is her calm & serene posture.
Lady in the photograph: Shruti Pawar | Insta handle: pawarshruti

 

 

4. THE PERFECT GAZE

The Perfect Gaze photograph >>> My personal selective photographic works from 2016 <<< 04

The Perfect Gaze

A self declared ‘incurable foodie’, she is as quirky in reality as one can be! She is also one of those people of whom you cannot take a bad photograph of even if you want to.
Lady in the photograph: Agnieszka Bunia | Insta handle: herlittlecookbook

 

 

5. MANALI DIARIES

Manali Diaries photograph >>> My personal selective photographic works from 2016 <<< 05

Manali Diaries

Manali has always held a special place in my heart. Not all of you know this but before I started doing photography, I had been a writer!
And the first & only novel I wrote had a major chunk based in, you guessed it, MANALI. The novel is called,
“Love, Heartbreak, Repeat…?” & its available as an e-book on Amazon.
Link to my e-book: FIND IT HERE

 

 

6. ROHTANG PASS

Rohtang Pass photograph >>> My personal selective photographic works from 2016 <<< 06

Rohtang Pass

If you ever want to see the magnanimity & sheer beauty of nature then go to the hills & you will never be the same again.
The last time I went to Manali, fortunately there was no snow at the Rohtang Pass & the sight was a majestic & humbling experience.

 

 

7. JOHNSON’S CAFE, MANALI

Johnson's Cafe, Manali photograph >>> My personal selective photographic works from 2016 <<< 07

Johnson’s Cafe, Manali

The one place where you abso-freaking-lutely have to go when in Manali: The Johnson’s Cafe. Spectacular food, jaw-dropping view of the Himalayas & homely environment.
Put it all together & you have perfection in front of your eyes.
P. S. they have therapy dogs to keep you company so be prepared to go there & not wanting to leave :) photograph >>> My personal selective photographic works from 2016 <<< simple smile

 

 

8. MONOCHROME SOLITUDE

Monochrome Solitude photograph >>> My personal selective photographic works from 2016 <<< 08

Monochrome Solitude

A great photographer once said that shooting landscapes is the easiest as well as the hardest thing to do & I couldn’t have agreed more with this statement.
This shot was taken on my way from Manali to Rohtang Pass.

 

 

9. PLAY OF LIGHT

Play of Light photograph >>> My personal selective photographic works from 2016 <<< 09

Play of Light

Shooting in hard light can be extremely challenging in most situations. I also did a photo series few months back called PLAY OF LIGHT, wherein I tried showcasing how you can shoot in hard light with a natural advantage of having highly contrasting scenes at your disposal. This image is one such example & I also love it for the frame-within-frame look that it has.
Location: Naggar Castle, Himachal Pradesh

 

 

10. PLAY OF LIGHT II

Play of Light II photograph >>> My personal selective photographic works from 2016 <<< 10

Play of Light II

I kept this photograph in storage for several months after I took it.
Once I started working on my PLAY OF LIGHT photo series, this was an obvious front-runner!
Location: Mehrauli Archaeological Park, Delhi

 

That’s it for now! Hope you liked scrolling through the photographs.
Tell me which one you liked the most!?


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