What if all of a sudden, you are told that you cannot plan your dear sister’s fairytale wedding, the one she always wanted? What if your own dream of having a lavish wedding just goes down the drain, not because of you, but because of an external and impersonal factor? Imagine the nuptial set-up getting completely changed, due to a government-imposed bill, setting expenditure limit for a wedding. Continue reading “Is This The End of The Big Fat Indian Wedding?” »
In the last few years we have seen a dramatic change in the realities of wedding photography in India, as more and more women choose to take up the profession, which was previously a men-only dominated field. Do women make better wedding photographers than men? The jury is still out on that one. Most women wedding photographers believe they have an edge when it comes to capturing the bride on the special day.
“It is relatively easy for a woman to open up to another woman,” Puja Kedia, a Surat-based wedding photographer says, “that makes me a bride’s best friend for that particular day.” Others like Payal Kumar, who has been shooting weddings for five years says that her proximity to the bride and the constant attention she trains on the lady means that at certain weddings she almost gets designated as bridesmaid. Rimi Sen, a mentee in the RAW SILK program, describes feeling like she is part of the family even before the actual wedding and getting easier access to places than other photographers. Continue reading “Do women make better wedding photographers than men?” »
This week the south Indian city of Kochi in Kerala became the setting of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016. The massive art exhibition now in its fifth year was inaugurated on December 12th and will run until March 2017. This celebration of international contemporary art, the only one of its kind in India, has become synonymous with the city, but, what is lesser known is that another professional art form thrives in Kochi: wedding photography.
Over the years the city has emerged as a hub for wedding photographers and the centre of a bustling wedding photography industry that is spread across the state of Kerala. Though the city of about 2 million is not counted among the large metropolises in India, it is at the forefront of the adoption of new photography technology and products. Continue reading “Kochi – The World’s Largest Hub for Wedding Photography” »
As much as photographers love Fuji cameras they seem to hate the service provided by Fujifilm India.
At the centre of the love-hate relationship is Fuji’s flagship X-series that veteran photographers cannot stop raving about. This year has been busy for the Japan-based company. In July, they launched the X-T2, an upgrade on their X-T1, a high-end camera. A few months earlier the company has also released the new and awaited XPro2. Continue reading “Fujifilm X-Series: Bad service overshadows entry to the Indian market” »