Corporate photography is essential to any business. – Great Images make a big Brand Leaders. For big brand need good images. Because these are required for internal communication, news letter, posters, presentations etc . These are also usr for external communication,Press releases,f or brochures ,Website ,Social media and Blogs. Corporate houses need a photographer who can shoot with his experience with great equipment and technique.
All businesses are looking for growth and differentiation, and in any business, it’s the people within them that really make a business unique.
Outlook of consumers has changed, mostly they communicate easily with social media. They want to know about the people behind the businesses that they buy from.
Most of brands adopted social media to showcase their products but what better way is there to show the people and the personalities and products behind a business than with photography?
Personal, engaging and interesting photography gives a business a real edge over their competitors by creating a strong personality and identity that gives their customers a better understanding of them.
Educational institutes also needs to present their personalities, prospectus, campus, facuility, facilities through external communication, press releases,procpectus,and for Website ,Social media.
We also enjoy shooting at schools, colleges and educational institutions. Its a great way to capture the vibrancy of the young in a picture. These pictures were taken at an international university in Himachal Predesh.
I have just uploaded a gallery of my corporate photographs here. Like many photographers, I combine my editorial work with assignments for business and corporate clients.
You can see more of my freelance photography work here. — www.manjotphotography.com
I am a professional photographer, I am discussing here today, why we should need to hire a Pro Photographer.
No doubt, due to the growing advancement of technology. Everybody now has a smart phone with a camera in their pocket. And some of the newer models are taking good photos. Thanks to digital, versus film, you can take 1000’s of photos,there will be at least one that might look like a magazine cover print. But let’s face it, taking photos of your homemade food or your new nike shoes is not the typical reason you’d hire a photographer.
What are the main reasons?
Your Business Products: If you’re a business with a new product, how are you going to compete with the market? You’ll need a professional photographer at some point to reach that next level in your marketing and sales. Especially when many businesses make most of their profits online, it’s best not to let a meagre effort to represent your product. If you’re an entertainer or market yourself in any way as a brand, only a professional photographer can really deliver the quality to exceed or match your competition. This includes headshots, business portfolios, politicians, and even homemade blogs. Just because you can make an online business from home, that doesn’t mean it should look like it. Everyone’s business model should include at least one professional photoshoot in their expenses. Too many small businesses forget to do this and end up trying to hire a photographer with the change in their pockets, when their profits aren’t where they hoped they’d be. Don’t mess around with your business, hire a professional photographer.
Unless we are talking about wedding photographers, or portrait photographers who photograph our kids for school, most folks just never have a need for a commercial photographer.
Commercial photographers usually deal with other businesses, a B2B approach that makes Graphic Designers, Ad Agencies, Magazines and Corporate Communications their main points of contact for work. Those entities are usually working on behalf of another company that is needing photography to promote their business, product, service or craft.
Every product has challenges to making it look great. Every service has challenges in bringing that service to a photograph. Professional commercial photographers are uniquely prepared to meet those challenges and provide solutions that make images that work for you. Most commercial photographers consider themselves problem solvers first… and that is good for you.
Don’t look for “your photograph” in their portfolios
Photographers always have portfolios of images they have taken for someone else. Those images solved that client’s problems, and provided the unique visual solution that had been worked out with that with them. Your needs and challenges will most likely be different than theirs, and the photographer will work with you to find the best solutions to your unique visual challenges.
Most professional photographers are decent, honest people and want to work with you. They can take your budget and find the best way to get what you need done. If your budget will not be enough for a studio rental, they will find a way to shoot it on location. If you only have a specific amount of money to spend on the photography, most photographers will find a way to make sure you get the absolute best work possible. And for sure, different photographers have different ways of getting things done.
Good photography sells more product. It makes your service look better. It takes your business and shows it in the best light (no pun… seriously). Look at the premium brands for the truth. They spend tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of dollars on their imagery. Why? Because they KNOW it works. In side by side comparisons, consumers and purchasers choose brands with great photography over products with bad, boring or mediocre imagery.In short… better photography sells more stuff to the clients you want to serve.
Hiring a professional photographer should not be difficult or cause angst or pain. It is an important business decision, and should be considered with deliberate thoughtfulness. Choosing the wrong photographer, or making visual decisions that are not in keeping with your brand and the goals of your business can have long reaching consequences. Choosing the right photographer can bring more to the bottom line of your business than you even imagined.
NOTE: this post was inspired by this excellent post by Mike Montiero of Mule Design. He was discussing hiring a designer and I, being a designer as well, realized that many of those thoughts transfer to hiring a professional photographer. Great post, Mike.
An engrossing conflict between man and animal, business and faith in the Ranthambore National Park has thrown up so many intriguing questions that India’s highest courts have been drawn into the debate for answers.
At the centre of the debate is a ferocious male tiger (T-24), whose recent behaviour has given rise to suspicion that it has turned into a man-killer and perhaps also a man-eater.
On 8 May, the tiger caught a forest guard by the neck and killed him near the Park’s entrance. Forest staff managed to scare away the tiger for a few minutes and retrieve the guard’s body. But the tiger soon returned, began sniffing around for the victim and licking the blood that had formed a crimson pool on the spot.
Tigers generally do not grab humans by the neck or eat their flesh or drink their blood. When they attack humans, mainly in self defence, tigers strike them with their paws and then run away.
But T-24, forest officials believe, may have started believing that human beings could be killed and devoured. Concerned about the change in its behavior, last week the forest department lured T-24 with bait, tranquilized it and within minutes transferred the tiger who ruled over a territory exceeding 30km to an open cage in a biological park in Udaipur, nearly 400 km from Ranthambore.
“The forest department declared T-24 a killer and put him behind bars without a fair trial. It is unfair,” says local activist, lawyer and biologist Akshay Sharma. The matter has now reached the Rajasthan High Court, which is hearing a petition challenging the tiger’s incarceration without proper trial or scientific evidence.
T-24 isn’t an ordinary tiger. Before being relocated, unlike other tigers who prefer the interiors of a forest, T-24 lived on the periphery of the forest and Ranthambore town.
For almost nine years, tourists held him in awe and villagers in fear. It would often be seen loafing on the road that connects the Park with Ranthambhore, or seen lazing in the lawns of its busy hotels. A few days ago, it killed a sambhar (a large deer) near the entrance of Jhoomar Baori-Ranthambore’s oldest hotel-and sat there in full public view for hours, leading to a long queue of curious tourists and local villagers outside the hotel.
A tiger that can be spotted easily is a boon for the tourism industry. Guaranteed a darshan, tourists flock to a sanctuary. But the pre-requisite of this tourist-tiger relation is that the animal stay docile and allows itself to be peered at and photographed without gnashing it teeth.
But T-24 isn’t a model tiger. A few years ago, it attacked a chowkidar just a few metres from the town’s main road and sat with the body for almost 30 minutes. Earlier, two men were killed and eaten by a wild animal. The finger of suspicion again pointed at T-24 because the incidents happened in its territory.
T-24 also interfered with matters of faith. Its territory overruns the only road that leads to a centuries old temple of Lord Ganesha near the Ranthambhore fort. Thousands of people go to the temple every year. But two weeks ago, the road was closed for a few hours and devotees were allowed only after forest officials managed to steer T-24 away from the temple.
Daya Shankar alias Rupa, a forest department employee, has patrolled the Ranthambhore park for almost 25 years. “I have never seen a tiger that grabs a man by the neck. Forest guards go deep inside the jungle, often all alone, with just a lathi. When one of their colleagues is killed, there is bound to be a lot of fear,” he says, echoing wildlife expert Valmik Thapar’s view that T-24 has become extremely dangerous.
But activists claim there isn’t clinching evidence of the tiger’s culpability. “We don’t know why it attacked the guard. Perhaps it felt danger, maybe the guard went too close to the animal,” says Sharma.
The activists are convinced that the state-government panicked under pressure from the hotel lobby, which has encroached the buffer-zone of the sanctuary, leading to popular opinion that ‘tigers have come out of and hotels have entered the park.’
T-24 was relocated on the recommendation of a team comprising four forest officials, an hotelier whose property falls in the tiger’s territory and an activist who runs an NGO in Ranthambhore. The National Tiger Conservation Authority should have been consulted before locking up the tiger, but the state government buckled under pressure from the hotel lobby and influential experts like Thapar, activists opposed to the relocation allege.
“Hoteliers forced the decision on the Rajasthan government because they feared tourists will avoid Ranthambhore if T-24 continues to remain close to human habitats. They were scared of losing business,” says Sharma.
Forest department officers claim T-24 is best locked up in a cage. If a tiger becomes dangerous, the chief wildlife warden of the state has the power to get it killed. So, keeping it alive in an open cage is the better option.
Activists opposed to its relocation are demanding a scientific study to prove T-24 is a danger to human lives. And, if it is proven that it has turned into a man-eater, they want him to be sent to some other jungle, instead of a cage, where there is no risk of interaction with humans.
The problem is, where in India can you guarantee that a tiger will never come face to face with a human being?
I am blessed with a Ustad’s #T24, I spent time with the Ustad that I can not forget in my life. Who brought me so close to nature, I never see a gentle like a tiger in its natural habitat, and neither I have ever seen man nor animal . Ustad had nothing to do with anyone, he was just enjoying nature in its fun, and I was able to capture from the eye of my lens.
Who says Ustad is a man eater. … Unfortunately, greedy people are putting on him allegations. …..
On May 8, 2015, Rampal Saini, a Forest Guard at the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, Rajashthan, was allegedly mauled and killed by a tiger, while he was patrolling the forest. The killing has been attributed to a male tiger T-24, christened Ustad, though no one saw the tiger commit the act. Some so-called local experts zeroed in on Ustad as the culprit, as he is known to be an aggressive tiger, with a history of previous alleged attacks. Many vested interests want this tiger removed:
1. Ranthambore tiger Reserve sees thousands of pilgrims walking through the park every Wednesday to visit a temple. This brings in a lot of money to local businesses.
2. Illegal grazing, logging, etc cannot continue in the reserve for fear of this aggressive tiger.
3. Someone is instigating the forest guards to strike work, and local leaders are threatening to create a law-and-order problem.
A local committee of so-called experts has persuaded the CM of Rajasthan to release an order for capture and relocation of this magnificent animal to a zoo. They have allegedly informed the CM that the tiger is a man-eater, and have even attributed attacks by other tigers to Ustad to strengthen the case. Today, the tiger has been tranquilized, and will be ferried away soon. I implore your goodself to take proper action, to prevent the tiger’s relocation. Sadly, if this tiger goes, his two cubs, whom he protects, will soon fall prey to other male tigers encroaching into his territory. Hope you can help Ustad.
For one, under orders from the Chief Wildlife Warden of Rajasthan, there was an extraordinarily swift response by the Forest Department. Though initially it was presumed that the cat responsible was T72 (Sultan), about 30 minutes after the incident, T24, already under the scanner for three human deaths, was sighted at the exact spot, apparently searching for the body, which had by then been removed. The whole saga started from here. And it opened up massive, emotional debates that polarised wildlife lovers. – See more at: http://www.sanctuaryasia.com/magazines/conservation/9955-ranthambhores-ustad-saga.html#sthash.OvhUbxX1.dpuf
‘Ustad’ was branded a ‘man-eater’ after he mauled to death a forest guard on May 8. Within days of the incident, he was drugged and translocated 530 km from Ranthambore to the Udaipur park, considered a rescue centre.
But for the tiger, now caught in transit between his natural habitat and a zoo, a return to the Ranthambore forest, to his female companion and her cubs, is still a long way off. On the brighter side for the big cat, a Vacation Bench, led by Justice A.K. Sikri, has ordered status quo. That means, the tiger stays on at the biological park until the Rajasthan High Court decides his fate. The High Court will hear his case on May 28.
This urgent hearing came on a petition filed by Chandra Bhal Singh, a Pune resident and tiger lover. The hearing itself was a rare gesture from the Supreme Court, which only considers urgent matters during the summer break. Mr. Singh, through counsel Sanjay Upadhyay and Salik Shafique, said ‘Ustad’ had only acted in self-defence when the guard trespassed into his territory.
The tiger, he said, had merely acted to protect his family. His absence from the tiger reserve spelt danger to the tigress and the cubs left helpless in the wild, he said.
He blamed the National Tiger Conservation Authority for acting in haste, under pressure of public opinion and without conducting any scientific probe or understanding the circumstances of the attack.
Credit — http://www.thehindu.com/
WE SIGNED: “KING OF RANTHAMBORE” DYING IN A ZOO, UNABLE TO PROTECT CUBS – RETURN TIGER T24 TO THE WILD!
My Food photography is a still life that I specialized of commercial photography, aimed at producing attractive photographs of food for use in advertisements, packaging, menus or cookbooks. Professional food photography is a collaborative effort, usually involving an art director, a photographer, a food stylist, a prop stylist and their assistants. We are providing all in same roof.
Introduction: The Spotted Owlet is a small, white-spotted greyish-brown to brown owl with a round head, yellow eyes and prominent white eyebrows.
[For help with terms used in the description, see parts of an owl. For general characteristics common to most owl species, see owl physiology.]
Description: [Note: following description is for raceindica, nominate race brama is generally darker and smaller] The facial disc is creamy-buff with brown concentric lines. The forehead and lores are white to pale buffy. Eyebrows are white and curved. Eyes are pale to deep golden-yellow. The sides of the face are dark, contrasting with white rear edges. The cere is dusky green or greenish brown, the bill being greenish-horn, but sometimes darker, and somtimes more yellow on the upper ridge. The crown, sides of the head, and upperparts are earth-brown to greyish or rufescent, marked with small white spots. The nape has very large white spots, forming a collar, while the back has large white spots, and the scapulars have broad white edges. The chin, throat, and front and sides of the neck are white, with a dark brown band below this. The remainder of the underparts are whitish, spotted and mottled with brown, sometimes with broken bars.
The wings are spotted and banded white, and the tail has narrow white bars.
The tarsi is feathered, and the toes bristled and dirty yellowish. Claws are dark horn, and soles yellowish.
Size: Length 19-21cm. Wing length 143-171mm. Tail length 65-93mm. Weight 110-114g. females usually larger than males.
Habits: Generally crepuscular and nocturnal, but sometimes seen by day. Roosts by day in tree hole or on a branch. May roost in pairs or small groups. Flight is deeply undulating, consisting of a few rapid flaps followed by a glide with wings pressed to the body.
Voice: A harsh screeching chirurrr-chirurrr-chirurrr…followed by, or alternating with cheevak, cheevak, cheevak and a variety of other screeches and chuckles.
Hunting & Food: Mainly preys upon beetles, moths and other insects. Also takes earthworms, lizards, mice and small birds. Usually hunts from a perch, pouncing on prey, but occasionally takes insects in flight. Often uses street lamps as hunting bases, hawking insects attracted to the lights.
Breeding: Northern races breed from February to April, while Southern races breed from November to March. Nests are in natural tree hollows, or in holes and cavaties in human dwellings. May also nest in cavities in the sides of ravines and earth cliffs when suitable trees are scarce. The nest is sometimes liked with grass and feathers.
3-5, sometimes 5 white, roundish oval eggs are laid (average 32.2 x 27.1mm), with incubation begining with the first egg. This causes the young to hatch asynchronously, resulting in a considerable size difference within the brood.
Habitat: Open or semi-open country, including semi-desert. Within and on outskirts of villages and cultivation, groves with old trees, and ruins. This species avoids thick forest. Lives from sea-level to about 1400m.
Distribution: Southern Asia, from Iran to Vietnam. Present on most of the Indian subcontinent (except Sri Lanka) and Southeast Asia, except peninsular Thailand and Malaysia.
Distribution of the Spotted Owlet Athene brama
Status: Generally common.
Original Description: Temminck, Coenraed Jacob & Laugier de Chartrouse, (Baron) Meiffren. 1821. Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d’oiseau pour servir de suite et de complément aux planches enluminées de Buffon, livraison 12, pl. 68.
Subspecies: A. b. brama, A. b. indica, A. b. mayri, A. b. albida, A. b. pulchra, A. b. ultra
Oil painting is the process of painting with pigments that are bound with a medium of drying oil. Commonly used drying oils include linseed oil, poppy-seed oil, walnut oil, and safflower oil. The oil may be boiled with a resin , such as pine resin or frankincense to create a varnish; often prized for its body and gloss.
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Patterns surround us in both natural and man-made forms, offering photographers great opportunities for dramatic and eye catching shots. But how do we best utilize pattern in our work? Today we’ll be taking a look at several different examples to better understand patterns in photographic composition.
Our world is filled with repetition and patterns. They’re everywhere when you start looking for them and they can be a powerful element to think about when out and about with your camera.
Patterns are simply repeated shapes, colours or objects, ordered in either regular or irregular formations. As a photographer, using pattern is key to good composition and, when used effectively, can transform an otherwise bland image into something dramatic and eye catching. Patterns are formulated all around us – in both natural and man made settings. The key for photographers is firstly to find them, and then secondly to use the scene to our advantage.
It’s very hard to define where to find pattern, as it can be anywhere and everywhere! The key is to keep your eyes open as you go about your daily life and ensure you have a camera on you at all times just in case! Try exploring around the nearest town or city and I can almost guarantee that you’ll find some great examples of patterns.
What is important is the vantage point from which you shoot. If on a small scale, ensure that you get in close to capture all the detail of the pattern. Often, however, patterns can emerge on a large scale and the best way to view them is from above, so if you can, get up high for a birds eye view and who knows what you’ll find!
The natural world offers an endless range of possible patterns to find and make the most of. Simple rock formations, lines of trees or veins in a leaf are all easy to find and capture. Make sure you search on both a small and large scale. Often the detail in natural objects can contain fascinating patterns, but similarly, something like a large sandstone formation with many layers and tones of sediment will be great subject material.
As always, try to master the basic principles and then get creative. You never know when or where you’re going to find patterns, so try and take your camera with you – whether in the countryside or in the city – and keep your eyes peeled! Remember to utilise angles, light, composition variation, and if you’re feeling adventurous, try combining patterns together in the same shot…
Bokeh is a very popular photographic effect referring to the aesthetic quality of an out of focus area in the image. Bokeh can have different appearances. Smooth round dots as Robert used in his sample. Multi‐sided geometric shapes like hexagons, caused by the number of blades in the lens, and everything in between.
BOKEH PHOTOGRAPHY TRIAL AND ERROR TIPS:
1. Set up (or find) a background that will have a potential to produce good bokeh. If working in studio / home environment poke holes in dark background paper and project light from the back. (As demonstrated in the video above) Alternatively use Christmas lights or background with strong contrast in details.
2. Focus your lens close. Manually turn the focusing ring to the minimal focusing distance, the opposite side of infinity. You may use an object or a person as your subject. Make sure the background is far enough from the subject to allow your lens to produce a shallow DOF, depth of field. (blur / bokeh)
3. Test you lens at various f‐stops. Adjust shutter speed to compensate for the correct exposure. Or use “A” / “AV” setting for aperture priority, the camera will adjust the shutter speed automatically while you are changing f‐stops. Please note that the difference in appearance of bokeh will vary greatly even with a subtle change of ½ f‐stop. Often ½ f‐stop change will turn a circle into hexagons, or other shape depending on how many aperture blades your lens has and handful other variables mentioned above.
4. Test, test and test some more. Change distance between camera and subject,subject and background, focal point, f‐stops, test all your other lenses, test with different focal length.Bokeh effect