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Blog | Photography

20 October 2017

Creative Head of the week: Roshan Ravindra Mandavkar

Roshan Mandavkar is a 20-year-old professional photographer who captures portraits, people in situations and real life events in an artistic manner. Roshan owes his inspiration to his friend with exceptional photo skills when he was in grade 9!

Sumedh Sawant is one of those persons who inspire him because of his will, determination, perseverance and the willingness to never stop learning.

 

As a kid, Mandavkar was very fond of painting which is art and very similar to photography, he says. During this time he came with an idea to click first and paint the same picture later. This is when he realised there is a lot more to than just taking a photo.

He believes photography is not only about creativity and clicking photos, basics are to be known. Roshan joined a photography institute to acquire the fundamentals of photography, he also got to meet people who were creative, had amazing vision, were willing to share and always willing to learn.

 

Roshan started out with a Canon 600D enough for his amateur days as a photographer graduating to a Canon 5D Mark III. He uses Adobe Photoshop CS6 for post-processing his works.

The young lensman imagines how a picture would look before clicking a photo. He then decides on the background, foreground, his subject and lastly the exposure.

He then compares the picture taken to his actual visualisation, if the picture is the way he had imagined he goes ahead otherwise he keeps clicking till he achieves the point.

 

Photos by ©Roshan Ravindra Mandavkar

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Blog | Photography

23 June 2017

Creative Head of the week : Sachit Chainani

Sachit Chainani is a person trying to step out of the box with his vision and ideology. He is someone who likes chilling on the beaches as well as trekking on mountains. He loves the sunset and waits for the sunrise. He clubs on the songs like one dance, closer and loves listening to old kishore kumar songs late night. He is on a mission to create innumerable stories in his life to tell people about. He just picked his mom’s phone in his teens to click pictures around wherever they went and they luckily would turn out to be great. He started enjoying that part and started practising it more to just get better but he wasn’t exposed to this part of creativity still. He demanded for a camera when he realised he is ready to seriously practise this little hobby that gives him happiness and makes other people smile when he shows them his pictures. He didn’t realise when did this hobby turn into passion and now, he would want to make this something he could survive on.

As per Sachit, taking a picture is quite simple which anyone and everyone can do. What actually interested him in a picture is its beauty, simplicity, elegance and the way he looks at it because this is going to be his signature in his picture. In his belief, a watermark isn’t something that is going to tell people this is his picture but his vision would. He approaches the nature the way he wants it and approaches people with a smile to never offend them and makes sure to get the best of that consent.

Travelling anywhere gets him to observe things in a way people wouldn’t generally. A very typical photographer’s thing drives him to create a picture.

He himself is pretty sorted as an inspiration to click but the amazing photographers he sees on Instagram who create something marvellous are his major inspirations to keep learning new things and implementing a lot of techniques in his pictures.
He, currently, is not to fancy with his equipments and software. He uses a Nikon D5100 (crop sensor camera) with a basic kit lens and he edits his pictures on Light room.

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Photos by ©Sachit Chainani

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12 May 2017

Creative Head of the week : Veronica Gera

A 17 years old student- she is putting up in Delhi and loves travelling and exploring new places. She liked clicking pictures since she was 13, but she got to know the real meaning of photography when she got her new DSLR, she started learning photography on her  own from YouTube by watching videos and learning new tricks to improve your skills. She has not taken any course  and spent a lot of money, she would rather prefer to buy new lenses for her camera, she says.

 

 

She was just a beginner when she started capturing, she didn’t start creating beautiful frames, she chose beautiful subjects to make her frame look beautiful. She doesn’t actually think before taking pictures, the best shots in her gallery are mostly candid and if we talk about frame, she just improves her frame by clicking as many pictures as she can, this improves her skills, she says.

As per her, Capturing streets is way too interesting. You get to meet beautiful people, and because we can practice actual photography in the streets only(rules of thirds, compositions etc). Her inspirations are all the pros, specially Steve McCurry , Raghu Rai, Auditya Venkatesh and other professional photographers, and all those who have taught her something in her life and supported her. She says that she doesn’t know how to use Photoshop perfectly, she just uses mobile apps like snapseed to edit her pictures. And she only has  one camera. She  doesn’t carry multiple cameras.

Her valuable words about Inspiro India Magazine,

“Inspiro India is doing great for the beginners to display their talent. Keep exploring such beginner photographers, this gives us a lot of confidence and motivate us to do better! Thanks a lot Inspiro India for this initiative! Kudos to them, wish them luck.”

 

Photos by ©Veronica Gera

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Blog | Inspiration

31 March 2017

Creative Head of the week : Rahul Khobragade

The digital artist uses a variable approach to his art, rather than staying real, he chooses a variety of views to express his inner thoughts. He usually loves to do abstract, typography, symbolic, geometric, swiss and other types of art.
He loves to do gradient (his favourite), vector and typography. There is a lot to explore, he would love to learn a lot and explore the coming trends in the market.

 

 

‘The growing importance of visual art has spoken for itself’, says Rahul. He also believes that man is so busy in his daily routine that even one look at art can tell the whole story.
Visual art is something that’s appealing to the eye and can tell a story to remember and change the perspective in today’s generation for the good. The value of editorial and conceptual illustration has been an important phase in today’s world and it can even humour or make an impact on a life believes the artist.

Khobragade did his ATD (Art Teacher Diploma) and then graduated in Applied Arts, he later acquired a Masters Degree specialising in illustration from Government Chitrakala Mahavidyalaya (Government College of Art and Design now).

Rahul does not prefer any typical working process, he hates routines. Digitally, he prefers gradient, fluorescent and transparent colours. Some of the software he fancies are Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Painter and Corel Draw.

The artist loves to play cricket, watch movies, travel and munching on non-vegetarian foods when he’s not creating.

Rahul feels it’s very important to sketch and paint which helps to develop one’s skills, ultimately help in working at speed in digital art. Inspiration is always good as long as one’s own style is also being developed. Copying someone’s work is a big no-no when it comes to creating art.
‘If you have dreamed of being an artist, you can always achieve if you choose to believe in yourself and practice harder’, advises Rahul Khobragade.

 

©Rahul Khobragade

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17 March 2017

Creative Head of the week : Akash Negi

Akash Negi, the photographer to whom photography came as a realisation while scrolling down Instagram, lives in Nagpur and is presently pursuing engineering. It was almost three years ago when he shifted to Nagpur. When he was new to Instagram, he used to upload selfies only. Later, he came across some really good Indian photographers and admired their work, but all he had was a cell phone. That’s when he thought “Can I click good pictures without any professional camera?”

 

Akash Negi

 

Eventually, he started trying ‘cell phone only photography’. He uses a phone which costs less than 15000 INR, so there’s no high-end equipment involved. When shooting with a mobile you have to take the perfect frame, there’s no scope of cropping the photo as the quality degrades, says Akash.

 

People say it’s very easy shooting with a phone, on the contrary Akash believes that it needs a lot of precision and hard work. The pictures he clicks are never pre-planned. He has immense love for long exposure shots that are spontaneously composed at the location only. People appreciating his work and asking him to help out with phone photography drives him to create more and he makes sure that he never misses out on any of the Direct Messages he receives. The whole Instagram community inspires him. His favourite accounts being @brandonwoelfel, @bryanadamc and @achalmishra.

The Tool Kit, Equipment and Softwares he uses are phone based, for clicking, YU Yureka and Nubia Z9 mini. Nubia Z9 mini has a fully manual camera, he then processes the pictures using phone apps like Snapseed, VSCO, PicsArt and Polarr. He has recently started using Adobe Lightroom.

 

©Akash Negi

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Art | Blog

17 February 2017

Creative Head of the week : Pulkit Kamal

Pulkit Kamal is an Artist with interests in ‘Minimalism’ art. He thinks it’s the most complicated of all digital art. He came across minimalism when he went through the archives of famous Swiss designers such as Joseph Müller-Brockmann, Armin Hoffman and other legendary artists. Also, amazed at the judicious use of space, subject, grid and typo in their posters, he has since then been on a voyage to discover and dedicate his life to the love of what he does and loves the most.

Pulkit Kamal

 

To identify and justify ‘who he is and what he wants in life’ is his biggest challenge till date. It is worth mentioning that Pulkit has never studied art and has neither gone to school to study it! Even though he says it’s not pure talent, hard work according to him is quintessential for any talent to appear.

When he hated his first job which was in Ahmedabad, all he wanted to do was to get out eagerly. He’d always liked the Scandinavian and Swiss design and used to follow a few agencies based in the Scandinavian region. That’s when a decision to make that kind of art in Microsoft Power Point, Photoshop and Illustrator commenced. ‘Even today, whenever I see a digital art or a poster, I feel like I’ve seen an inexplicably beautiful lady’, says Pulkit Kamal.

 

 

©Pulkit Kamal

©Pulkit Kamal

©Pulkit Kamal

©Pulkit Kamal

 

To Pulkit, visual art is the depiction of an idea or philosophy into an emotional experience. He says, ‘My day starts with making weird art on Photoshop and my day ends with a finished art on Instagram with an excerpt from my novel’. He also makes use of time by making conceptual composite artworks work on fonts or some disfigured nudes.

 

Mr Pulkit Kamal also doesn’t want to categorise his art and has been exploring everything starting from Fine Art to Conceptual Art and even making Composite Images! To put it briefly, he makes dark and surreal moody conceptual art that is inspired by ‘pure human emotions’. To our surprise, Pulkit has been creating art for only a year now. He recently started creating composite artworks which he believes ‘keeps the therapists at bay’. His strongest skill set is definitely the ability to feel everything and anything ‘strongly’!

His typical working process consists of starting with a rough scribble or a hazy image in the head and then spending time looking for stock pictures under ‘CC0 license’. If he finds something close to what he wants, then he starts working on the composition and editing. The image takes around 3 hours to 3 days which heavily depends on his state of my mind. He experiments on the image for hours solely based on the emotions he’s been feeling. The artwork creations have different modus operandi, feelings and Photoshop blend well for him!

 

On asking him what are his five favourites other that art, he promptly replies, ‘My Family, keeping quiet, studying the universe, photography and wine (not in order)’.

The inner artist in him advises our readers to ‘work hard, be true to yourself and understand who you really are. Fall in love and smile if you fail!’.

When asked about mentioning an interesting story, this is what he had to say; ‘Andromeda galaxy is approaching our Milky Way galaxy at about 110 km/s and will collide with our galaxy in next 4 billion years.’

 

 

©Pulkit Kamal

©Pulkit Kamal

©Pulkit Kamal

©Pulkit Kamal

©Pulkit Kamal

©Pulkit Kamal

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