They say a picture is worth a thousand words. That is even more true for Portrait Photography. A portrait captures a thousand emotions, a single shot can tell many stories. Human Beings are most capable of expressing a millions of emotions in an infinitesemal moment. It therefore resides on the shoulders, or rather the camera of the photographer to capture that perfect moment. Therein lies the beauty of Portrait Photography.
Featuring this week on WeekendTrivia some of the best portrait photographers of India who tell a thousand stories with a single Picture.
Cover Picture by Mohit Kumar
” The transition from being a “hobbyist” to being a “professional” photographer was slow and seemed to creep up on me. I’ve been professional now for 5 years (as in, it’s been my only job), and you can find my work on my website – Pratik Mondal Photography. Here’s the story of my journey. Starting out as a pro photographer is very exciting. It’s fun to realize that a hobby as a photographer can also be a great way to earn a little extra money on the side. Unfortunately, I have seen dozens and dozens of photographers start out with all the excitement in the world but eventually fail as a pro photographer. Oh, and I’d hardly exclude myself from this group.
It is the passion which will make you successful and not a degree from college. First, explore what really you want to be, Either a fashion photographer / Corporate / Weddings /wild or all in one.
Photography is a whole different story. There aren’t nearly as many people who try to become photographers, which is strange seeing as nearly everyone has access to a smartphone with a fairly decent camera. You’d think that we’d all get good at photography, but this is totally not the case.
Being a photographer takes a lot more than owning a camera and pointing it at pretty things. It takes thought and planning to get the perfect shot. It takes knowledge of how to manipulate light. It takes someone who can use a DSLR on manual mode because sometimes auto just isn’t good enough.
I’ve considered myself good at photography for a few years now, but I never really expected that I would become a freelance photographer. That was always a career that I thought would be way too difficult to get in to.
Instagram ID: https://www.instagram.com/pratikmondalphotography/
I am Aishwarya Kumar. I am 23 years old and today I am gonna share my story about how I started photography. Well, it was the second year of my MBBS when I went for a trip and just for experimenting I asked my dad “can you give me your DSLR?” and I am so thankful to my dad for giving me that camera because that little moment completely changed my life. It was so amazing that this beautiful little thing could capture so many memories. I eventually started exploring and I like tried everything…macro, miniature, streetlife but nothing caught my interest that much.
- 1st prize in portrait photography contest held by photographers_of_hyderabad
- 1st prize in portrait photography contest held by Captureit
- 2nd prize in a photography contest held in my college
- 1st prize in Christmas contest by Bestportraitsofindia
- Best black and white photograph in a portrait photography contest held by Worldwidephotographypage
Hello, I am Bijaya Dutta from Raiganj and currently live in Kolkata, a Freelance Fashion Photographer as well. I have completed my studies from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata and then from Jadavpur University. I work at Vis a vis photography as a fashion photographer at present
Instagram ID: https://www.instagram.com/bijaya_datta/
Mohd. Ameen (Ammy)
Saptarshi Dutta Gupta
Hi, I’m Saptarshi, a 21-year-old aspiring engineer by profession and passionate photographer in the making. Having grown up with the fascination of the limitless potential of the camera, I believe that every human being has an amazing story to tell. I had started with my first camera which was a Nikon Coolpix A10 Point and Shoot with which I literally captured everything under the sun. I was enthralled by my own pictures back then -the beauty of a sunset capture, a blunt bokeh or simply the macro image of a pollen grain of a flower thrilled me. I slowly understood the art of composition when I got my first DSLR after my 12th board exams and started looking at the world differently. From shooting flowers and sunsets, I began shooting people. I love to capture seemingly mundane emotions and bring their untold stories to life. My passion for portraits grew and I fell in love with it for changing my perspective on the dynamics of human relationships. Gradually my work started to reach out to more people and I got featured in several photography pages and my portraits were published in magazines. Here’s to 7 billion stories, one face at a time.
Instagram ID: https://www.instagram.com/the_travel_bong/
Hey, This is Anirudh Srikanth working as Freelance – Photographer, Cinematographer
For bookings and collaborations DM or Text/Call – +91 9585322201
Visit my YouTube channel for travel videos https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9DQbiM_xB0jNpLbutiat3w/feed
My Instagram Profile for more portraits: https://www.instagram.com/_the.free.folk_/
The amazing portraits featured here makes us want to be a muse as well. 😀
Exellent work by these wonderful photographers, their muses are beautiful as well and we at WeekendTrivia wish you all the best for your future and look forward to seeing more such wonderful portraits from you as well.