Articles by Gansham Ramchandani

Falling in Love

Why photographers fall in love? And why they should?I mean it's good for them. The more often they do the better it is for their photography & better for their subjects.So am I out of my mind? Have I become an agony aunt or something?Hey! I am talking about falling inlove with the subject you are shooting. Yes,love the subject & everything will fall into place. Fame, money & self satisfaction.The other day I was shooting a Rock Star in a concert & I fell in love with his style of singing,... continue reading

Who is a true photographer?

Is he a person with a camera hanging around his neck? Is he a person who creates images with his camera & a computer? Is he just a snapshot maker who makes people happy with his images of birthdays, events, weddings, get-togethers? Or is he simply following the diktats of an art director and presses the shutter release button, when asked to shoot for ad campaigns?The answer is NO.The real photographer, once he masters the nuances of photography becomes an artist. In fact the very fact that... continue reading

The photographers' rights

1. You can make a photograph of anything and anyone on any public property, except where a specific law prohibits it.i.e. streets, sidewalks, town squares, parks, government buildings open to the public, and public libraries.2. You may shoot on private property if it is open to the public, but you are obligated to stop if the owner requests it.i.e. malls, retail stores, restaurants, banks, and office building lobbies.3. Private property owners can prevent photography ON their property,... continue reading

Enlightened Career in Photography

Two roads diverged in a wood& I chose the one less traveled& that has made all the differenceGone are the days when there were only a limited number of professions to choose from. Engineering, Medicine, Law, Govt. services topped the list and photography was not even considered as an hobby.Slowly, with the advent of the digital cameras, photography came out of the closed walls of the studio and started getting a good exposure.What used to take hours of labour pain in the lab room to... continue reading

A checklist for amateur models & studio customers

Should I wear a bright colored suit? What color shoes shall I get along with it? What about jewelry? And makeup, Hairstyling?Props? Oh so many questions are asked by models, matrimonial aspirants. But they forget to ask the most basic question.What kind of attitude to wear? What is the best time to shoot? How do I prepare for the shoot?Hey these questions were never asked of me before. I just posed in front of the camera and click click click. We got some good pictures. Good, but not great... continue reading

Turning a service into a product

Way back in 1994 Real Estate prices started going up post liberalization and lot of lazy restaurants gave way to fast food joints, which also included even the simple idli & dosa makers. They upgraded their technologies & served hot idlis, pooris, wadas & other South Indian dishes, in a 500-600 sq ft area. The customer had to stand & eat instead of sitting and leisurely enjoying a breakfast, in short he was eating on the go.To attract customers food translites were needed, which the owners were... continue reading

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