They say a picture is worth a thousand words.
Photography can take us down the memory lane and help us cherish and re live all those long forgotten memories we shared with our loved ones.
Today as we celebrate World Photography Day, Tellychakkar.com speaks to the very talented and immensely good-looking photographers cum actors of Telly town about their passion for photography.
Raj Singh Arora:
As a child I always had my camera with me and I used to carry it during my day outs with my friends. I still remember that in 2009-2010, I visited the Gallery of Modern Art where photographers from Paris had exhibited their work.
It was then that I came across a photograph of Henri Cartier-Bresson and I froze. It seemed like time stopped and it made me realise my passion lied in photography. Just like him, I too practice street photography using two cameras Nikon D3000 and Nikon D7000.
I always have loved capturing moments which transform into beautiful and cherished memories for life. I still remember the time I had gone with my family on a holiday to Jammu and I clicked a girl selling strawberries. Earlier, I was not sure if I could call myself a photographer and always experimented but this was one photograph which inspired me to click more pictures. The camera I am using currently is a Canon 60D and Canon 5D.
I am practicing photography from the past 5 years now. I never learnt photography. It was during the time when I was shooting for a daily soap that I closely watched how the lighting and plotting was done. These two things have helped me groom myself as a photographer to a level where I own a studio company and people call me Faisal miya photowale too with love.
Out of the many photographs that I have clicked, I guess the best one is when I was teaching one of my colleagues’ photography on a railway track. I saw a handicapped kid walking on the tracks with great difficulty while a local train passed on the adjoining track. The feel of the picture was amazing. I usually indulge in fashion photography as there is more creativity involved and I like doing whacky stuff using Mark 3 5D and 7D.
I learnt photography because of my best friend Shraddha Kadakia who once organised a photography workshop. I was initially not too keen but when I started learning I realized that there are so many ways to look at one particular object. I particularly loved a night photography shoot we both went for around Mumbai. I clicked the breaking dawn and it is one of the most memorable pictures I have clicked so far. Also, we clicked historical monuments in South Mumbai with my DSLR 5D and it was simply amazing.
I have been in love with photography right from the start. I earlier used to click using my mobile phone and used to think of earning money to buy a camera and do better portfolio shoots. I am passionate about photography not for money but for the love of it. I own a Mark 2 and Mark 3 but I usually give it on rent. I also own a Nikon D7000.
I was primarily attracted to technology and I was saturated with things I could explore. So that is when I bought a camera and started exploring it. But when I started clicking pictures the machine and the man behind the machine kind of synced to click some good pictures. I love clicking all kinds of pictures, mainly the candid ones. There is one picture where I clicked the little, Avika Gor after we wrapped up our shoot. I think that picture is simply amazing.