Munish Khanna Fashion Photography: Blog en-us (C) Munish Khanna Fashion Photography (Munish Khanna Fashion Photography) Sun, 08 Jul 2018 20:58:00 GMT Sun, 08 Jul 2018 20:58:00 GMT Munish Khanna Fashion Photography: Blog 120 90 Looking for a good wedding Photographer? Looking for a good wedding Photographer? Do not wait for the last minute!

Good wedding photographers get booked early so start your search and bookings at least one year in advance! It also gives enough time for good photography companies to assign the wedding to their best photographers.

Photographs on this Blog have been shot by Munish Khanna's team of Together We Rock - one of the most talented wedding photographer and videographers.

I have a complete team of wedding professionals, both good photographers and cinematographers working for me on various wedding projects. The team is known as " TOGETHER WE ROCK" and includes some of the most talented wedding photographers and cinematographers. We have our own editing studio so all editing of the photographs and videos is also done under direct supervision by experts.

What Photography style suits you the most? Candid or Traditional ! or Both styles

Understand what kind of photography style, you relate to most. Do you like posed photographs or very natural candid photographs? You wish to cover your wedding in a photojournalistic manner or in a more conventional manner. Discuss all these factors beforehand to choose the right wedding photographer for yourself. Photographed by the team of Together We Rock

The Personality of your Wedding photographer is important too

The Photographer and his team are going to be around all throughout your wedding event. In fact they are the one who will be a coordinating a lot of things around, promptly suggesting you in case you get confused with any of the ceremonies as they have witnessed thousands of weddings if not more. The Photographers and Cinematographers pay a key role in the whole wedding, so choose the ones who have a good personality and gels with the elite crowd. They may not be dressed in the most expensive attire but should be presentable enough as they are going to be all around. Our Crew may not be in stiff formals, as they are at work but we do have a strict dress code for them. They are all in their deep blue "Together We Rock" jackets or dark semi-formals. Most of them speak fluent English and can communicate well. 

Clear all your Doubts beforehand. Do not assume things.

"I thought this was included" might end up being too risky. Make sure to go through the inclusions and exclusions. If Drone is not mentioned in the inclusions, it can not possibly be arranged at the last moment. Double check all the parameters.

What is your Photography Budget?

It all depends on your taste and style. You may have spent a fortune on the Venue, decor and food but may give little significance to Photography which is actually going to show across your spending. Wedding planners and experts are of the opinion that you Photography Budget should not be less than 10-15% of your total Budget. 

It's unfair to compare the rates of different Photographers.

Different genres in Photography are very relative. Wedding Photography and cinematography requires a large team both while shooting as well as later to retouch your images and to make a good cinematic wedding film. 

Albums are important but make a decision by the style of photography and not just the layout of the albums.

Even if you do not go for a formal Contract when you are dealing with a good reputed photographer, do make sure that you have put your point across and everything is very clear. Generally, Good reputed Photographers will share all the important highlights of the package and all the details in writing with you so that there are no misunderstandings. this also helps you understand the payments terms and various timelines involved in reference to the deliverables.


Photographs on this Blog have been shot by Munish Khanna's team of Together We Rock

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Shadows are as important as Light in good Photography Shadows and Light go hand in hand in Photography as they do in real life. We derive our photography rules and principles from nature and how light exists in nature. We come across light in our everyday situations and thus we see the shadows as well. Shadows are cast in the direction opposite of the light source.

Most of the time, since out eye has an ability to see detail in both light and dark tones together, we are able to see the detail in shadows as well. In other words our eyes, due to the involvement of the brain reduce the contrast that exists. The film or the sensor does not record the image in the same way. It records through one aperture and shutter speed combination and thus can register detail either in the lighter tones or the darker tones. With an improvement in technology and with larger sensors, the ability to record detail in varied tones is greater as compared to a crop sensor.

We all like dramatic photographs. The shadows and the darker tones make the photograph more interesting than a regular plain shot.


To make this Fashion editorial of Ogaan for Dubai based Magazine - "Friday", more interesting, I decided to let the shadow of the beauty dish rim be visible in the frame, right around the face. I love shooting with single light and love the play of shadows that it creates.


The objective of these shots for a Body Builder was to well define the tones on his body. Single directional hard light and it's shadow plays the perfect role in achieving this. You may not always be looking for a good modelling portfolio for a career in modelling but may even go for a portfolio or a set of good photographs just for your self after making all the efforts on your body. One may even go for a Boudoir session in case of women or couples. A lot of couples are opting for a Boudoir session as a change from a typical pre wedding shoot. 


Shot for the jewellery for men, the overhead lighting threw the eyes in shadow but helped bring out the jewellery in a prominent manner.

Patterns make the photograph more interesting. It's not illuminated through blinds but a similar pattern created in the studio. A GOBO was used to create the pattern on the orange wall above.

While light defines the contours in fine art nude photography, it's the shadows that make it more artistic. It's sexier to conceal than to reveal. The subject has not been illuminated directly but through the large window creating a rim lighting.   view it largeview it large

Only what is relevant is important and not everything. In photography, do not illuminate the whole scene uniformly and that happens on stage as well. Expose for the right tones and let the other areas go into shadows. We look at the brightest part of the photograph or the scene as we look around as a common man. It's always better to let the shadows be deep without detail rather than having detail in the shadows with washed out bright tones.

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Both the Sadhus in this photograph I shot in Haridwar are silhouettes or I can say, in shadows. I released the shutter just before they crossed the path of each other, thus defining the shapes.

In Modelling and Glamour photography Shadows are generally avoided but for this modelling portfolio shot, the feel of candle lights could only be apparent if they were in darker shadows. In the following fashion, Glamour and modelling photographs, you will notice a significant role of shadows in highlighting the main subject.

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Shadows are not always limited to low key photography but can be widely used even when the mood is very light.

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Is it necessary to hire a professional photographer for the portfolio of the Miss India audition? Is it necessary to hire a professional photographer for the Modelling portfolio of the Miss India contest auditions ?

Why does one go for a professional photographer? Simply because you want to be photographed the best way possible. You do not want to take any chances with the way you are being photographed. It's all about the eye behind the camera. A good photographer can bring out the best even in an average model or an aspiring model whereas a novice is unable to exploit the potential of the person in front of the camera.

Experience of the Photographer also matters. He or she knows what works well for these Beauty contests and auditions. They are able to guide you accordingly. Good photographers have their own team of makeup artists and stylists who know how to groom you in the right manner based on what will work for you.

Good professional Photographers do charge a lot but then it's worth the price as you are paying for good work. You cannot get a good modelling portfolio on your own. You need a good team of professionals to guide you and shoot you the right way, bringing out your assets and hiding your flaws.

Do not trust someone who does not even know photography well or does not know what light will work best for a particular face structure. You are trusting someone with your whole career? These photographs are going to be your first step forward.

Check out the past work of the Photographer and then Do meet the Photographer to understand and discuss the whole process before you go ahead. Discuss the looks and the outfits. It's a team work. You can fix up an appointment with Munish by sending a whatsapp message at 9871020341 or simply drop an email.

It's is highly recommended to go for a good professional Photographer, if you are planning to enter a beauty pageant or a modelling or acting career.

The following photographs were shot for the final contestants of Miss Earth India.

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If you are an aspiring model looking forward to get a Modelling Portfolio made for yourself or need guidance in general as a Model, do get in touch with Munish Khanna. You can get more tips on modelling and photography as you flip through this website and also get complete details of the Portfolios being offered by Munish Khanna. 

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steps after a good modelling portfolio Now that you have a good modelling portfolio in hand, what's next? How do you go about once you get a professional modelling portfolio made. Some of the key points are summed up for your convenience.

# Less is More - Most of the good Photographers will hand over limited photographs to you to be included in your portfolio. This is to exclude all the unwanted pictures which are not close to absolute perfection. More images were shot so as to get that perfect smile or the perfect expression or the pose. Show only the best shots to the modelling or casting agency.

# Once you have the list of casting directors and modelling agencies in hand, start distributing your photographs. Once again, send in the best shots only and not too many photographs. while It's good to email the photographs you may also opt to fix up an appointment to meet the casting director or the modelling agency personally. Some places may not entertain you without an appointment, so it's always good to check up beforehand.

# Be Presentable -  Don't we say -"she looks like a model !"  You may look stunning in your modelling portfolio as it involves the efforts of a good photographer and a makeup artist as well. Do come across nicely and confidently  as you meet the people who matter. While your portfolio is important, how you look personally also plays a role.

# Presentation of your portfolio is also important - You may opt to have hard copies of your photographs in the form of nicely put together prints or a coffee table book. You may simply show the portfolio on an iPad / tablet or a laptop. Everyone is busy and may not be able to devote too much time to you. They may not be comfortable, if you need to log on to your own Facebook of other accounts to access and show your photographs.

# Do not get trapped -Although we suggest and recommend only the most reputed agencies in the industry, do use caution and do not get trapped into fraudulent deals. 

# Performance matters - You portfolio will give you the break and help you get more and more assignments but eventually it's your own performance which will take you places. Be professional and perform your assignments well.

# Be clear - Discuss the requirements of the shoot beforehand. If you are not comfortable wearing a particular kind of outfits or are are comfortable with specific roles, do not take up the assignment instead of not being able to do things properly. It's all your choice and it is not necessary to take up every assignment.

# Take Advise and be Guided. - If you are not sure of any steps in your career as a model or an actor, do take advice and discuss with your mentor. Please feel free to contact me for any guidance as you strive to make a mark for yourself in the modelling and acting industry. You may drop a whatsapp message ( 9871020341) or simply comment below.

# Have Patience - Sometimes, it takes time for things to work in your favour. As long as you are making the efforts and moving in the right direction, things will certainly work for you in one way or the other.

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Direction of Light in Photography The direction of Light in Photography

The type of lighting that illuminates your subject will have a major impact on the success and feel of a good photograph. In Digital Photography, it is not the amount of light that really matters and we can control that or adjust that through various settings on the camera or from the light source itself. Even in the darkest of locations, it is possible to get enough light rays to reach camera’s sensor. You simply need to use a longer shutter speed. Today's advanced cameras are able to produce good enough noiseless image even at very high ISO.

It is the quality of the lighting that transforms an ordinary shot into a great picture.

Several factors contribute to lighting quality, but the most crucial is the direction of the light source relative to the subject. This determines where the shadows fall, and which areas of the actual subject are lit. The light on a subject can come from any angle. Many pictures are taken using daylight, so the angle it comes from can vary through 360° around the subject, but also through a 180° arc depending on the height of the sun in the sky.

In the studio, a good Photographer would always replicate the light, the way it exists in nature. The subject can also be lit from below but does natural light does that ever? Sun is always above the horizon except for early morning and late evening.

For simplicity, photographers usually talk about just three broad types of lighting direction. The light can be in front of the subject—this is often called frontal lighting. Alternatively, it can be behind the subject—known as backlighting. Or the light source can be to the side of the subject, and this is called side lighting. Which side you should illuminate is also an important creative decision on part of the Photographer. Each type of lighting has its own characteristic effect on the image and plays an important role in setting up the overall mood of the Shot. With Side lighting, depending upon the position of the subjects face, the lighting can be Broad or Short.

This simplistic view is complicated by intermediate angles—a scene may exhibit features of both sidelighting and frontal lighting. You also have to take into account the characteristics of the lighting itself. Direct lighting on a clear day, or from a built-in flash, gives a different feel than lighting from the same angle but on an overcast day, or if the flash is being scattered through a clip-on diffuser.

It is also important to realize, particularly in outdoor photography, that although shadow areas are not lit directly, they are not in complete darkness. Even in the shade, subjects are lit indirectly by the sun’s reflected rays.


When the side of the face towards the camera is illuminated, the side lighting is called Broad lighting. pallavi_00837pallavi_00837

Shot in the mirror of the makeup room, the model is illuminated with Rembrandt lighting. It is typical of getting a triangular highlight on the cheek.

Yet another example of Rembrandt lighting. 

Although natural light is falling behind the models in these Advertising shots, the fronts are supplimented with artificial lighting. Without the artificial lighting the subject would have turned up dark. In case the exposure was opened up, the background would have turned out to be too bright.

In Fashion and Advertising, one does need to work around the lighting. At twilight, unless the models are illuminated artificially, it will all be dark. In this case, the models have been side lighted with hard light to get some natural shadows as well.

the light is quite frontal in the following shots.

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while it is side lighting for the models and the garments they are wearing, they have been asked to look towards the light, making it kind of front lighting for the face.  Best Fashion Photographer of Delhi – Munish Khanna

When the light is frontal and just a bit above the subject creating a shadow under the nose, it's called Butterfly lighting.

It's because of the side lighting that you see the detailing in self on the Black lingerie. Shooting Lingerie is quite difficult as it generally involves situations where there is a lot of detailing in done with the same colour. The texture is important as well. A Good understanding of lighting helps to bring out good detail in lingerie. 

Light is Directional in reference to the camera position. It's the same window in the following three photographs. In the first one the subject is rendered as a silhouette as it is being photographed absolutely against the light.


As the camera position is changed, the subject is now being illuminated from the side. The light from the window facing north west in the first part of the day is quite diffused and not so directional.

Towards the evening as the time approaches the sun set, the light is quite warm and directional. It's relatively hard and the pattern of the wire mesh is also quite visible in contrast to the light in the earlier part of the day. So, the natural light coming from the same direction can have a different effect on the same subject during different time of the day. Light is constantly changing over the period of one day and over the period of time as the seasons change.

All Photographs have been shot by Munish Khanna.


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What makes for a good Photograph? Seeing light and the subject or one can say - light in relation to the subject or vice versa plays a much more crucial role as compared to the camera. Having an expensive camera or a lens does not make you a better photographer. it's the vision that matters the most.

Actually, besides seeing light, you need to be good at seeing. Anyone can take a photograph but when you talk about taking a good photograph, it’s all about seeing not just the light but your complete subject. What to shoot? How much to show are important questions that decide if the photograph is good. That’s the difference between a good Photograph and a snapshot. The content.

Once you are able to take a good Photograph, a costly ( or good ) camera or a lens may make your shooting easier or convenient but not that a costly camera by itself will create good photographs. You may have the most expensive camera or lens with you along with eventually the experience of handling it, but if you do not have the aesthetic sense of seeing, composing, framing, spontaneity and an understanding of your subject, be it an object or a person, You cannot take a good photograph. You can just click a picture. so there is a lot more to it than just clicking. Think beyond the equipment.

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Though the wall behind is white, i decided to illuminate the whole image in such a manner so as to keep the wall in shadows. Lighted up the model with a strip light from the side. 

While shooting lingerie, one needs to take care that the detail is prominent enough. A simple photograph was illuminated with a round Beauty Dish and what you see on the pink backdrop is the shadow created by the light. The direction of light plays an important role in defining the contours, form and texture. one beliefone belief

Although I do not generally crop my photographs but for this one of a Ghat in Varanasi, shot from a boat was cropped from top to exclude some part essentially because I wanted to give the image a wider feel. 

The subject has been illuminated with external light source besides having the light sources in the frame. This is actually a combination of two different exposures. One to get the right effect of the candles and the other one to suitably illuminate the subject. technically speaking, if the light source is included in the frame one may think of showing that as the source of light on the subject. However, in this case the light is coming from a source not in the frame. 

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While shooting one may always take options and do stuff which is not really conventional. noticed it and could not resist keeping the face just behind the leaves. Fashion photography let's you explore  such chances and opportunities to experiment.

There is generally a debate if it's a good photograph when you create it all or when you click it which already existed. Both involve efforts and require a good eye and vision. You create what you imagine and in the other case you see and frame only what you wish to convey through your photograph. It exists but it needs a photographers vision to show that in his photograph. A good photographer would spontaneously capture and exclude the unwanted elements in the existing scene. On the other hand in a well planned setup, it will again involve the Photographer to be able to show it the way he wants to to with the help of lighting, filters, and the choice of lenses. abstractsabstracts

While shooting the original Constitution of India, found the side of the large book quite interesting and shot it in an abstract form.

Found these seed pods very interesting as these these were quite large in size. Noticed them while conducting a Photography workshop in Hyderabad. Brought them back and shot them in water. This is a triptych which was put together for one of my photography exhibitions on abstracts.


This photograph is all about colours. The Pre-wedding shoot of the young couple was shot at one of the exciting locations in Delhi - Hobbiton. 

The lavish big fat Indian Destination wedding was spread over a Royal fort palace in Rajasthan. Used a Fish eye lens here to capture this fun moment in between the shots.   Best wedding Photographer in Delhi It's not always necessary to photograph the Bride when she is emotional about leaving her family. These are mixed feeling and there are moments when she is happy and is smiling. Why not include one of those shots as well in the final wedding collection. cameras have evolved a lot. Though the bride was illuminated by the ambient light and she was looking in the right direction, it's quite possible to shoot in very low light situations as well with today's advanced sensors in our cameras. It was the natural spontaneity of the child that was caught on the camera. being able to shoot fast is very important especially when photographing children, just for yourself or professionally for kids modelling portfolio.

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Shape, Form, Tone and Texture for good Photography Essentials of Photography - Shape, Form, Tone and Texture 

The three dimensionality of the subject in Photography is revealed by the mid tones, the most important tone as compared to the light and dark tones. The subtle gradation of shades in between the brightest whites and the darkest blacks gives body and substance to all photographs and plays a key role if the photograph is flat.

These tones are the photographic equivalent of the shading in an artist’s drawing. It's this shading - the mid tones that help distinguish and define the contours of a face, or a cube. These help us visually distinguish between a cone from a sphere. To accentuate form, you want the changes in tone between areas of dark and light to be as gradual as possible. This is primarily achieved using lighting. A good understanding of the direction and quality of Light can help a photographer depict a form with the help of tones.

The Direction of light helps add the tones in the subject and thus reveal the form. If a subject is lit from the side, rather than 
from another lighting angle, you get a higher proportion of areas that are half in shadow and half in the light. This then provides the crucial mid tones that reveal the contours of a subject. Varying the angle of the lighting in relation to the subject, either by moving the light itself or by changing the viewpoint, will change the mid- tones, and the amount of form that is revealed. The lighting must not be too direct, because this can create intense highlights that tend to drown out the subtlety of the shading. Full frame cameras and medium format cameras are able to handle such situations much better as compared to the cameras with smaller sensors. The Lighting should not be too soft or frontal as the illumination is too even in such cases. The best light for accentuating form is halfway between the two. The partially diffused light you get by using a soft box over a Bare studio light, or from sunlight that is softened by clouds, is ideal.

Outdoors, the darker side of a side lit subject will almost always be lit indirectly—from sunlight reflected from surrounding buildings, the ground, or even from the sky. This natural fill-in helps to soften the shadows, and create a better range of mid tones to suggest the three-dimensional form of the subject. Alternatively in the studio or outdoors you can use a reflector or a wider light source it self which warps around the subject besides being directional. without a reflector or a fill in, there is too much of a contrast and the shadows can end up being completely black and featureless.

The reflector or the fill light needs to be strategically placed to bounce light back from the main light source into the deepest shadows on the subject. Although specially made reflectors can be bought, a large sheet of white cardboard, paper, Thermocol or a simple white bed sheet, can be just as effective.


The backlighting creates middle tones as well, highlighting the form. If the lighting was shifted further back, the subject would have turned more towards being a silhouette, emphasising more on shape than the form. While shooting artistic nudes, a good understanding of lighting to reveal shape and form with the help of tones, adds that artistic touch to the nudes, which may not look very appealing otherwise. Another thing that you may notice is that the skin retouching in these nudes is almost not there. Besides revealing form, directional lighting reveals texture as well. Its the feeling of skin texture that makes a nude more artistic and abstract.   


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The characteristics of Shape and form are extremely important and significant in Food Photography. Its because of the lighting that one gets to know the shape and form of the food. texture is also important as it lets us know how the food feels like. While certain elements in the same shot are smooth others are with quite a rough surface. Form conveys that feeling of three dimensionality.

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Product Photography is another area where these key areas need to be understood and highlighted. Its because of the form that the volume of the bottle or a can can be understood by the consumer. besides highlighting the form, showing texture is very important in case of products like shoes.


Form and shape can be deceptive at times. This photograph of the outside of the rusted pipe has bee shot through the hollow of another rusted pipe. so you see the inside of one pipe in the foreground and outside of another pipe in the background.


While shooting intricate lingerie, its significant to show both form and texture. Its the fine detailing that's an integral part of lingerie.

Do check out the Mentorship programs and Photography courses offered by Munish Khanna at Delhi for more in depth information on various aspects of Photography.

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Invest in yourself to be a better photographer " A small amount invested in yourself brings a much bigger change compared to thousands spent on the equipment"

One often ends up investing huge amounts on equipment, many a times the stuff you end up using very sparingly. If you can afford to buy expensive equipment, go ahead. However if you are on a budget, make a priority list and buy the equipment which will directly have an impact on your photography. Go for a good lens which you intend to use everyday and which constitutes the most of your photography portfolio which you are going to show around. Rather than spending  a lot of money on unnecessary equipment invest in yourself. Equipment can't by it self create great photographs. It needs you more than you need the extraordinary equipment. What it means is that you can create a great photograph even with mediocre piece of equipment and the difference is visible only when two pieces of equipment are compared together. Concentrate more on yourself, on your subject rather than chasing the fancy equipment with the photographer next door is using. His photographs are stunning not because of his equipment but because of himself. The time and energy he has devoted to bring out the best in himself and his subject. yes, if you already understand life and light, if you already understand what make a good photography and why, if you already understand who you are and what should you be shooting, buying the best equipment around will certainly help you achieve better results. 

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Tips on candid Photography Here are some useful tips on candid Photography. Be it the street or a wedding, some of these tips on candid photography will certainly help you in your career as a Photographer. © munish khanna

Be aware and be alert of whats going on around you! 

Good shots will not just come over to you. You need to continuously look for them. There could be something happening just around you a while you are going through and checking your earlier shots on the cameras LCD screen. There will be enough time back home for you to check out the images. While you are on the feild, continue to keep and eye on things around you.

Be fast

You should be always ready to shoot. If you do not have the right lens on the camera you should be fast enough to change. Or you may keep two bodies with you so that you do not really have to change the lens

Anticipate the moment

So many times, you can anticipate the moment, which is about to happen. If you do not have the right lens on the camera, change it now. If you are not at the right spot, better reach the right place where you can get the right view.

Shoot from the Hip

Many of us, who are used to shooting through the optical viewfinder may not find it very usual but then this practice was utilised even at the time of film as well. When the camera is not next to the eye, the subject is usually not aware that you are going to take a picture. the subject stays quite off guard with the camera at the waist level.

Wait but Don't just Wait for the right emotion!

When you see something happening, wait for the right moment to click. But sometimes, in the hope of getting a better moment, you do not click the existing moment and the better moment never comes. So shoot what you are getting and stay alert to shoot what may turn out to be even better.

Long Lenses help!

A longer focal length lens like a 400mm lens lets you shoot from quite a distance with the subject unaware of your presence. The subject does not get to know that he or she was photographed. But if you are visible, the subject may be more self conscious merely because of the size of the lens.

Reach out for Action!

You need to reach out for action, it won't come to you. You cant expect to get the actions sitting at your home.

Shoot first and think later!

Sometimes you are unsure if you should release the shutter as you see something. Think later and shoot first. If you feel it's not appropriate for anyone to see an image, keep it for yourself only. But if you do not shoot, you may later regret not taking a great shot.

Catch the moment!

Many Photographers release the shutter a bit too early or a bit too late. learn to click just at the right moment and that will come with practice and experience. 

The moment does not have to an action moment but can be an expression as well.

Action repeats itself.

If you miss, do not lose heart. many actions are repetitive. You get a second chance if you missed the first one.

Shoot in between

While the subjects are posing for you, do shoot inbetween the posed shots as you will get several candid moments.

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Do not hesitate to use wide angle lenses.

Yes, you read it right! candid photography can't be done with long lenses only. You can get very good natural and candid shots with wide angle lenses as well. Sometimes, when the lens on your camera is not too big the subject does not really take you so seriously. Does not feel that you might be intruding into his privacy and remains natural and unaffected by the presence of a camera around. Also, a wide angle lets you shoot from within the action.

Check out more about candid Photography in Weddings. 

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how to shoot better portraits How to shoot Better Portraits

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You maybe taking portraits of your friends or you may have been hired to photograph a group of family, the headshot of a celebrity or a corporate CEO or a complete modelling portfolio of an aspiring model. 

You could be shooting in a professional studio or outside in a park or a street, the useful tips below will help you become a better portrait or Fashion photographer.

Shoot at Aperture Priority

Shoot in Aperture Priority mode to control the Depth of field. In this mode, your SLR will automatically set the shutter speed on its own for a correct exposure based on the aperture selected by you. 

At Aperture priority mode, a common photography problem while shooting people with light skin tones is under-exposed tones and a bit of an overexposure in case of dark-skinned subjects. You’ll notice this more when shooting closeups or when there’s lots of white in the scene –people wearing white outfits or standing against a bright source are typical examples. 

In such situations, the subject appears to be darker than what he or she actually is, especially in case of very fair people or if the subject is wearing a white outfit. You can try using Exposure Compensation. Try dialling in up to +1 stop of positive Exposure Compensation to lighten up people’s faces. In earlier times, the camera's typically used to have an "against the light compensation button" to be used in such situations. One of my first cameras, Canon AE1 used to have this button.

For average skin tones, one does not need to do anything as these tones are closer to 18% grey card and the camera's metering is based on the assumption that all subjects are of the same average tone as a standard 18% grey. So the exposure in such situations is generally correct and one does not need to make any changes.

Also while shooting tight portraits with a long focal length lens, there is no need to compensate for the exposure while shooting against the light. The camera in such situations is measuring light from the face and is not influenced by the camera being pointed against the light. No stray light of other areas are included in the frame so "against the light" does not influence the exposure.

Shoot with an opened aperture

When shooting portraits, it’s best to set a wide aperture (around f/2.8-f/5.6) to capture a shallow depth of field, so the background behind your subject is nicely blurred, making them stand out better. But do keep in mind that do not open so much that the face itself becomes out of focus. With such large apertures, one does need to be careful with focusing and focus at the area which is most important in the portrait. generally, its good to focus on the eyes. Many photographers are too obsessed with getting an out of focus background that they end up having the subject itself out of focus.

Play around with the Foreground as well

Most of the Photographers concentrate on a blurred background and ignore the foreground. Including the foreground in the frame can help achieve a sense of depth in the photograph. Ensure that an opened aperture is used in this case as well to render the foreground out of focus. Since the foreground is closer to the camera, it will anyways be less sharp compared to the subject. Depth of field is less in front of the subject and more behind the subject.

Photographed through the space between the car door, the photograph draws the eye on the model without even letting the car be noticeable.

A little wider frame gives an idea about the car as well.


Foreground could even be the person herself with the reflection as the main subject in focus.

Shoot with specialised lenses for Portraits

Specialist portrait lenses tend to have even wider maximum apertures (from f/1.4 to f/2.8) in order to blur backgrounds further.  135mm prime is a typical lens quite widely used for portraits. The 85mm prime is another example.

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Canon 50mm on 5d mark III at f2.2 ~ 1/60th sec. Although 50mm is not really for portraits but being a very versatile focal length, when used correctly, it can give very effective results.

Do not let shutter speed drop low

While shooting at Aperture priority, the camera automatically sets the right corresponding shutter speed but do ensure that the shutter speed is higher than the focal length of the lens being used or at least above 1/60th of a second.

As a general rule, make sure your shutter speed is higher than your effective focal length. For example, at 200mm use a 1/250 sec shutter speed or faster.

Use the Right focal length

You can get away with slower shutter speeds when using a wide-angle lens – such as 1/20 sec with an 18mm focal length. However, do not use a wide angle lens very close to the subject as that will lead to distortion, unless you are looking for it, intentionally. A wide-angle lens will capture more depth of field compared to a telephoto lens. This is also one of the reasons why telephoto lenses are favoured over wide-angle lenses for portraits, as they further knock backgrounds out of focus to make persons being photographed more prominent in the scene. If you are shooting an environmental portrait, you may want to include a lot of other areas in the frame beside the person you are photographing. You may still opt to shoot with a longer focal length lens unless there are space constraints or you are looking for the perspective of a wide-angle lens.

A long focal length has helped throw the background out of focus even though the aperture is not completely opened.

Focal length 210 mm ~ 1/60th sec at f5.6 Phase One P30+

Release the Shutter at the right moment while taking candid portraits.

People move around a lot as they’re photographed, not to mention blink and constantly change their facial expressions – and there’s nothing worse than a photo of somebody half-blinking instead of smiling!

To avoid these problems, and to prevent motion blur appearing, you’ll need to use a fast shutter speed which is relative to the motion of the subject.

This will also help to ensure sharp shots and avoid camera-shake as mostly you’ll be shooting portraits handheld. 

Continue shooting even in low light

During low light situations, while in Aperture Priority mode with a wide aperture, if you still need to increase your shutter speed increase your ISO in small increments just to reach the right shutter speed (for example from ISO100 to ISO400 instead of straight away increasing it to 1600). In very low light (indoors and outside), you may need to increase it to ISO800, 1600 or even 3200. 
A little grain is infinitely better than a blurry, useless photo. You may add a flash in such situations but I would always prefer an off-camera flash instead of attaching it on top of the camera. Adding the flash is not always a practical choice especially while you are travelling or on a holiday and not exclusively doing photography. One needs to understand light and should be capable of balancing the ambient and the flashlight.

Make the best f the Golden LIght

you can achieve very good deep skin tones at the Golden hours when the sunlight is warm and Golden


Go Tight - Frame tight portraits.

This helps exclude the areas not required or which are disturbing the main subject. A tight frame also helps focus and concentrate on the fine expressions and detail of the face.

Go Wide !

Contrary to what i just mentioned above. If there is more than just the face of the person being photographed include the space around the subject in the frame. It helps add character to the portrait. The photograph of the lady in Ladakh gives an idea about her activities and livelihood through this photograph.

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who is better for a modelling portfolio? Agency or directly the Photographer? A Professional Photographer. Why ? When you are getting a Modelling portfolio made, you need someone creative to do it. Someone who understands light and other parameters involved and shoot you the way you look the best. A good Photographer will shoot you to bring out the best in you using his experience, talent and equipment. The Photographer will also guide you as to what steps you should take next. How you should go about the business of modelling.

On the other hand the job of a modelling agency is to get you work. The modelling agency would market your Portfolio and keep a commission for every assignment that you get.

When you get a house made, you hire a good architect or an interior designer but not a property dealer. You go for a property dealer only when you wish to sell or rent it out. And you may go for several agents but one good architect.

same way, when wish to get a good modelling portfolio made, go for a good reputed photographer and not an agency. Once you have your portfolio, you can market it through a number of modelling / casting agencies or signup with one agency.

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visual feast VISUAL FEAST

Munish Khanna, considers himself to be a Photographer who can shoot anything - and everything - that comes before him. the reason: he does not want to be labelled as a photographer who can shoot only specific types of pictures.

Khanna developed his interest in photography at an early age and has done a couple of professional courses in this stream. He has shot for several designers, ads, celebrities like Ravi Shanker and Nandita Das, amongst others, and has also done several interior shoots. At the moment Khanna teaches a professional course in Photography in Delhi.

Timber Trail 

A shot taken for Timber Galery for an ad campaign. The effect of the lights and the arrangement of the pottery have been crafted well to make the picture interesting. very interesting, in fact.

It is the View

What is the highlight of this visual? The lighting has actually been done from the top, and not from the bottom, even though it may seem so. the smaller glass piece has been filled with crystals to let the reflection of the light play about on the surface.

Stark reality

A shot taken with an emphasis on leaves drying during autumn, Says Khanna " I enjoy taking shots which would otherwise go unnoticed. And this photograph was one of those".

Big Apple

A shot taken in the streets of New York for a designer based in the US. Khanna had chosen this locale particularly because of the old brick-laid streets, which are still present in some areas of New York.

One on One

This shot was developed after merging two snaps on each other. the first shot was of the model while the second one was of a rough fabric texture. the shot of the texture was then imposed upon the previous shot to get this effect.

Glory in colour

The Niagara falls at night. This shot shows the Canadian side. During the night the falls are illuminated and keep changing colours.

The Bond

Pristine affection. This shot aims to capture the love between a father and his son. According to Khanna, this shot was particularly difficult to take as it involved a lot of running around to capture the reflection of the sun in the center.

Don't Look at The Food

This snap was taken in a restaurant at Delhi's Maurya Shereton. Khanna had to use his lights, along with the lights in the restaurant.

Naturally beautiful

This shot was the cover of a book on natural beauty techniques, to be published by harper-Collins. the model's body has been covered with sand granules to bring out the message in the book through its cover. 

Two in One

One of his favourites. No, the other Polo is not a reflection. There are actually two of them. the Polo that is only partly visible has been placed behind a magnifying glass, The surface used is made of glass which is wet, for overall effect.

Eye of the Tiger 

This shot was taken at the Calcutta Zoo. " The camera was placed in a manner to avoid the wired enclosure. But the light was directly on the tiger's face and it seemed as if he was posing for me," claims Khanna

Numbers Game 

Guess how many people are in this snap? Well, three. A snap from his personal portfolio, it has the reflection of three children standing in front of a laughing mirror.


Tunisha behind the veil poses for a catalogue shoot for kanwaljeet's designer collection." The shot was taken from the top in order to make it attractive," says Khanna. The beauty of the golden-coloured fabric is enhanced by the effect of lights. 

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Role of Light in Photography The very fundamental of Photography is the Light. Light has been one of the most transient elements which has existed on earth since the existence of earth itself and for more practical purposes since the existence of the mankind and us.

Light is changing every moment and one thing which has not changed over the ages is also Light. If we observe light carefully as it exists in nature over the course of time in the day and all throughout the year, we can bring a lot of improvement in our photography. It can change the way we look at things. In other words, since we have looked at things with a critical eye from the perspective of light in everyday situations, we can relate light better to our work in Photography.

Light conveys life and if the light is right in our pictures they will be closer to life. Photography completely depends on the Light and its changing qualities. This change in the quality of light is what brings out the mood in our photographs. Photographers need to understand this aspect of Light very well so as to apply the right mood or kind of light in the right situation.

It is the light that brings life to our photographs. Light is the most basic raw material for any picture of any genre. It is the light which conveys the whole mood of the photograph, the message which you want to convey in your image. Photography in Advertising is usually made up and staged. Unless the Photographer has good knowledge of Light in the real life and how it exists in nature, it can't be replicated realistically.  Fashion photography also involves actual natural outdoor or elaborate created indoor sets. Whatever the situation may be, the Photograph should look natural and appealing. Not only should it reveal all the detail in the outfits, but should add to the overall mood of the photograph as well. In other areas like in case of wedding Photography or while shooting interiors, the lighting in one way or the other is already set up to create a particular mood. While you add your own artificial lighting to supplement the existing lighting, make sure that you do not overdo and kill the mood created by the event decorator or the interior designer. 

A photograph conveys a thousand words but if the lighting is not good enough it may convey the wrong words instead. For example, a bright sunny day will add to the warmth and happiness shown in the photograph whereas a dull overcast day may convey sorrow, sadness, thoughtfulness, defeat and other negative moods. Something often noticed in movies, whenever there is a dramatic situation, there is lightning and thunder, but it does add to the impact. When there is hunger and poverty a "flare" is added in the frame to get that feeling.

Most people think of light in terms of intensity, if the light is bright or dark, more or less, high or low. There is more to light than just the intensity.

These fashion photographs for New York heritage - leather bags were shot against the light, which creates a beautiful highlight on the hair. External artificial lights and reflectors were ofcourse used to fill in the shadow areas.


The evening light falling on the side is quite subtle and soft. The beauty of shooting on the digital format is that the while balance can be fine tuned at a later stage on the computer to get the desired effect. It's not about the correct white balance but more about the one that looks appealing to the eye. 

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With Light modifiers, one can control the way the light falls on the subject. For creative fashion Photography, it's not always essential to illuminate the whole scene completely. The light and shade looks nice and directional lighting helps reveal the texture in the garment as well. I do love playing with light and you will see a lot of shadows in my photography.

In Wedding Photography, lighting plays an important role. It plays the key role in setting up the mood for the whole wedding. For such candid shots one needs to make the best of the moment and be able to shoot in the existing light without any artificial support.

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The warm golden light of the setting sun was falling just at the right spot where I wanted the couple to be positioned for one of their pre wedding shoots.  This warm golden light is there in fact before the sun sets and the intensity of the sunlight, though it lasts a brief period is quite strong.

Natural light the way it exists as one shoots images of random people around the globe, has it's own challenges. No modifiers and no support of artificial light as one gets in commercial assignments, be it Advertising or fashion. With experience, I have got the knack of shooting outdoors in unexpected lighting conditions also with proper exposure. Painted with LightPainted with Light

Your exposure in the camera should be just right to get the deep and saturated colours straight out of the camera. If you have shot well, you do not need photoshop or any other image enhancing software to bring out the desired effects in a photograph.

A simple photograph of a leaf illuminated from behind, photographed in the studio with artificial lights.

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While the subjects above are nude, the photographs are creative and artistic because of the way these have been lighted up. A good control over the lighting helps to show only what the Photographer wishes to show. The Photographer's vision helps him create the image that is there in his mind.

Munish Khanna is an Advertising and Fashion Photographer who has specially created one of the best online photography courses with a vast experience of teaching photography at his photography academy in Delhi. He has been running his Photography course in Delhi since 1993. Munish also specializes in helping young (or any age ) aspiring models to build up a career in the world of modelling and Acting. Do check out more details about the Modelling portfolios which he offers in Delhi.

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Looks versus number of Photographs in a Modelling Portfolio I am often asked this question, "How many photographs will be there in a Portfolio?" 

"well", I reply, "there are no restrictions on the number of Photographs as such, It's all about the number of looks.  a portfolio with about 5 looks is good enough and works for all"

"Just 5 Images ?" .......

Let me explain the difference between the number of photographs and the number of looks.

When any good professional photographer shoots, he or she does not shoot just one photograph to get one final photograph. One needs to take a number of photographs to get the one, the photographer is looking for. Well, it does not mean that it's a hit and trial method. It's all about how you look at a person. The aspiring model in front of the camera needs to be shot in such a manner that it enhances her or his over looks, beauty and personality as the case may be. The whole exercise is gradually build up to achieve the desired results. As you look through the camera, directing the model, you take a picture or two to further direct the model and continue to improve the posture, expressions and the overall performance of the model, who may be facing the camera for the first time.

When you pay a good Photographer, you pay him for his talent and ability to photograph you in the best possible manner, using the lighting and the camera angles to bring out the best in you. A slight shift of face in one direction may make you look better and more beautiful and gives the photographer and the model the required variations in terms of lighting and expressions. You do not want to settle for just one shot. You want to do the pictures without a smile, a faint smile and a big one as well. Some models have a great smile, some are just beautiful while some have that killer look even though they may not be conventionally very good looking. Some may be quite introvert and open up only after a few clicks under the guidance of an able photographer entrusted with the task of making a great modelling portfolio.

So, if you are looking for one good image, it certainly needs more than one shots to get that perfect shot. Not because the model may not know exactly how to pose or the photographer may not know how to click but simply because, when there are more options, you get the opportunity to pick up the best shot.

A lot of aspiring models would say, that they need just two or three photographs because they are participating in a contest and the application requires them to submit a close-up, a mid shot or a side profile and a full-length shot. so this does not mean that you need to send just about any three photographs for a beauty contest. You need your very best shots to be submitted so that you clear this very first round of a beauty contest.

I would need to work on your looks, your expressions, the body language and the overall feel of the photograph before you send across anything for a Beauty Pageant. This is why you are paying for a good professional photographer. otherwise, you could have easily clicked these three specified photos yourself or asked a friend to do it.

I generally recommend going for a portfolio with the five different looks as it shows a models versatility very well. If you have a budget constraint you may opt for 3 or 4 looks but a portfolio with 5 looks is always more economical. While you may need one kind of looks for a particular assignment, you may probably need different looks while approaching another client. With a complete portfolio, you get all the possible variants in one go.

While there are no restrictions on the number of photographs you can have, it's always good to show around a limited number of photographs and that too just the best ones only. The idea of going for more number of looks in a models profile is to open up to different kind of roles and assignments.  

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The rise of Boudoir Photography - Man's world magazine Interview excerpts from Man's World April 2018 issue on Boudoir Photography - Hot Shots : The Rise of Boudoir Photography by Cynthia Lewis

What drew you to this field?

It’s a derivative of Fashion, Nude and Modeling. These all involve humans. Probably the artistic interest in shooting Humans in their nude forms and the Photography exhibitions which followed created the category of Boudoir Photography on my website. A lot of people wish to be photographed like a model. A lot of people like to flaunt their assets but just for themselves or their loved ones.

Did you have any apprehensions about its feasibility as a business?

Since I am involved in a whole variety of genres, it does not really matter to me if Boudoir as one of the options in my photography portfolio works or not. As a standalone business option, I don't think India is ready for it as yet. On the other hand, as it grows, I do have the lead and the experience to take it forward.

What lessons did you learn from early shoots?

Not really from early shoots but early inquiries, I would say. One has to be careful before the shoot and the terms and conditions should be very clear. The outfits need to be discussed and most importantly the objective needs to be discussed. I do not earn my bread and butter from this category so I turn down a lot of inquiries, where I do not have the right feeling of proceeding ahead.

One gets an idea. Some would say, a model release is important, but it is meaningless when no one is going to see the images. Or when the face can’t be identified at all.

Who are the sort of people who usually do these shoots and why?

It can be any sort of people who can afford to pay for the shoot. The main reason to do it is for themselves for their own memory. They may not have the same figure in years to come so basically would like to document the way they look today. Many are not perfect but do have the confidence. Aspiring models, may add such looks to aim for certain categories in Films and modelling. In that case the reason is more of a commercial aspect.

I usually avoid getting into the details of “why” beyond a point. You never know if you are being told the right reason. Mostly it is for oneself only.

Do the grooms often join in?

Let’s not mix it with a Pre-wedding shoot kind of a scenario. Most of the couples have a lot of reservations. It will take years in India for Boudoir photography to blend with a photography session before marriage.  We are still very conservative or at least pretend to be for the world. Sometimes women go for it as an experience and sometimes it’s a mutual decision between a couple after the marriage.

Are there any concerns often that need to be addressed, on your part or the client's?

It’s very important to understand what exactly the client is looking for. If the expectations are not artistic in nature, the shoot is declined. Unfortunately, in India, there are clients who are at the extreme ends. Very few who can understand, that exposure can be subtle or more but still artistic in nature. It can be sensual without being vulgar.

Some would ask if there would be a female Photographer! Or How many people would be there! So, one needs to explain the technical aspects and that it’s all very professional. You either do it or you don't do it. Psychologically, in general, Husbands are usually fine if the wife is wearing revealing outfits or posing erotically but in front of a camera with a woman behind it. However, when women take a decision, it’s based more on the talent of the Photographer irrespective of the gender. 

What do you use to convey a sense of sensuality or create the right mood?

Light and the absence of Light works for me to create the right mood in a Photograph. I do not take it up if the basic understanding on this aspect does not exist. I am more inclined towards lowkey photography and shadows play an important role especially in case of Implied Nudes or a pure form of Boudoir. Next to lighting, it’s the body language that plays a key role. Accessories are next.

How different is India's boudoir photography scene from other countries?

It’s one of the major segments abroad while it’s still coming up very slowly in India and most importantly it’s very private, confidential and Anonymous in India. One can say it’s still very much a taboo to go for a Boudoir Photography session. Trust and confidentiality are major issues and for many people, eyebrows can be raised at a slight hint of flesh. Most importantly and unfortunately the whole character in our country is decided by the kind of clothes one wears. So, Boudoir Photography session if one has gone through remains as a hidden part of one's life and personality. Something one does only for personal reasons and not to put across on the social media.

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Getting Married? Do check out "Together We Rock" Wedding Photographers Together We Rock was set up to put together some of the best wedding Photographers and Cinematographers in Delhi. With a vast experience in Commercial photography, be it fashion or Advertising, Interiors or Industrial, Food or Automobiles, I have been shooting all varied and different genres of Photography besides what I shoot for my own Photography exhibitions. Teaching and running Photography courses helps one understand and evaluate other photographers very well.

Wedding Photography requires a good team of Photographers, Cinematographers, Editors and album and film makers. As wedding photography was moving from more conventional ways of shooting to more interesting and candid styles of Photography, I decided to set up my own company of wedding photography to offer creative and modern photography to new and existing commercial clients. My own Photography students come from varied background and not all pursue photography as a career, many of them opting photography as a serious hobby along with their own professions. Picked up some of my own students who wanted to get into Wedding Photography and picked up a lot of new as well as well established free lance Photographers to work as a team. Besides freelancing for us, many of our photographers and Editors are now permanently employed with "Together We Rock".

our wedding photography company covers everything from the most basic but technically perfect traditional or conventional photography to the documentary style candid photography story telling of your wedding. The Cinematographers using one of the most advanced filming equipment, cover every fine detail of your wedding from outfits to decoration, from moments of fun to excitement both in a traditional as well as a cinematic manner. You not only get the full versions of your wedding but a crisp cinematic film as well. Do check out some of the wedding films shot by "Together We Rock" 

We cater to all kind of Budgets. Though we have a minimum starting price which we feel is very affordable for good wedding photography and filming that we offer, the package can be completely customised as per your budget and the talent added to the crew. Depending upon the venue size, number and flow of events, number of guests, location etc. we can advise you with the right options within your suggested budget.

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Best gear for Portraits in Modelling photography Shooting a portrait of a Model, an Actor or otherwise a corporate leader, Celebrity or even a Bride, all involve one common target in the mind of the Photographer - To make their subject look great! And I did not mention the girl or the boy looking forward to getting married.

While how you shoot - The way you illuminate the subject, The angles you choose to bring out the best bone structure or the body contours, the tactics you use to bring out the best or in some cases, the relevant expressions, is important and the major part of making a good photograph, the equipment you use also plays a significant role.

Equipment alone cannot make a good photograph but yes it does aid and help in creating a good photograph.

You may choose to shoot in natural light or artificial, A full frame or a crop sensor camera, A DSLR or a Mirror less camera, Outdoors or in a studio or on location, with a zoom or a Prime lens...the list of decisions to be made before shooting a model, is endless.

With so much experience in shooting models for various magazines and fashion designers, I decide things mostly based on my Instinct.

The Camera - Unless, its a fashion or an advertising shoot, a medium format is not really required as the file sizes are too big and an aspiring model does not really need such large files. On the other hand, I do not like to use the crop sensor either. I always prefer shooting on canon 5d markIII which is working quite well for me and I have not really taken a step to change over. Many of my wedding Photographers at " Together We Rock", our wedding Photography company also use Nikon cameras besides Canon Cameras. With both the brands we get some great shots and it is more about the Photographer than the camera that matters more.

The Lenses - I use a mix of Zooms and Primes which shooting a model or a corporate profile. the selection of lenses also depends on the available space and what really is the objective. If I am looking for a nice Bokeh in the photograph, i may go for one of the lenses I have with an opened aperture. While it lets me shoot in low light situation, it helps balancing the light even while shooting at twilight with mixed available lights and a flashlight. pallavi_01060pallavi_01060

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On the personal front, I love to shoot with a 40mm pancake lens as it makes even a 5D Mark III quite portable and gives a bit more wider view as compared to a 50 mm prime.

Studio Lighting - As we also shoot automobiles and large interiors, we have a huge stock of Elinchrom lights with a whole lot of light modifiers. Though Broncolor and Profoto are great as well but have not really changed to any of these from Elinchrom.

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On the other hand, while shooting Models and CEOs I generally do not use more than one light unless it's absolutely essential or I may use another light just as a fill.

These photographs have been shot with a single main light in the Studio.

Flash - While shooting outdoors I often add on a Subtle flash to fill in the shadows or the balance the light especially at twilight or for Bokeh at Night.

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This interesting Composition of a Young couple for their Pre Wedding Shoot was clicked with 24-105 mm lens on a Canon 5D Mark III

The Bride was short lighted with external Speed light -RT 600 through remote trigger on Canon EOS 5D mark III with 24-105mm lens at f5. Flash works very well when not on top of the camera. With experience one can certainly understand the placement of Flash strobes and pre visualise the effect the light would have on the subject. Flash Lights are more portable as compared to the mains powered strobe lights. These are quite handy during weddings, be it during a formal setting for Bridal portraits or more on the go candid shots during the course of wedding events. 

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It's not just the long telephoto lenses that bring out the subject by throwing the background out of focus but wide angle lenses can also be used in a very effective manner. The closer subject appears bigger in comparison to the background. Wide angle lenses do not always lead to distortion when used properly. 


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Travel tips for all Travellers Travel tips for all - We love to travel, some do it for work while some for pleasure.

Some are single travellers while some are on their Honey moon trip just after the marriage. Some go out more often while others go just about once in a while. Some prefer to stay in their own country but others prefer to roam around the Globe. I have had a chance to fit into all of these categories from time to time. This particular post is for all the travellers, irrespective of whether they are into photography or not. On the other hand, everyone today is a Photographer, shooting with a good DSLR, mirror-less camera or a mobile.

Plan in Advance

While traveling, it always helps to plan much in advance and certainly before you make any booking. If you have done one booking, you will either have to go ahead with other bookings or cancel the one which is already confirmed. So, I would suggest that one should make the complete day to day itinerary first and then make the Bookings.

Be open to change

Once you have planned your overall itinerary, set out to book the air tickets first and the rest of the Bookings can follow based on the flight tickets. Be flexible with your travel dates as that can help you save a lot on the price of flight tickets. Tickets on the same route and to the same city can be quite a bit lower a few days here and there. changing the departure and arrival dates, while keeping the duration of your holiday almost same can help reduce the overall cost especially when you are travelling in a group.

Once the flights are booked, you can book the Hotels. The ones offering refundable bookings are a bit expensive as compared to the ones who offer non-refundable confirmations. It's always a good idea to keep a note of all the bookings separately as well as you may book through different online booking sites. Ideally, note it down in a diary instead of just noting it digitally. Most of the hotels allow you to cancel the booking up to a particular number of days before the stay. Keep a track in case you wish to make a cancelation.

Travel Cards

Multi-currency Travelcards are more economical and convenient as compared to cash and Credit cards. However, keep all options handy. I avoid withdrawing cash from ATMs while traveling abroad. Use the Travelcard, which is accepted almost everywhere. use cash for small transactions. Credit cards are good backups. In my experience, especially in Europe, it's good to have a VISA or a MasterCard as well besides American Express, which is not accepted in many places just as in India. You may inform the credit card issuer about your travel plans beforehand. To increase the limit of your credit card, you may prepay sufficient amount if funds are not a problem.

Beware of pickpockets and Frauds

They are all over, even in the most developed and modern cities. Use caution. Do not leave your bags and cameras hanging around carelessly. 

Keep it all together

It's difficult to put together all the stuff required for traveling so I have put all the essentials in a dedicated Travel Box for convenience. However, do not store items which can expire over a period of time. Locks, weighing scales, straps etc are all kept in one place.

Keep the passports with you

It's very important to keep the passports with you instead of leaving them in the hotel safe. Do keep the photocopies with yourself in case you feel it's safer to leave them in the hotel. In many European countries, it's mandatory to show the passport while shopping as you are paying through a foreign Travel or credit card.

Remember, there are more chances that you may need your medical insurance while you are not in the Hotel room. So keep it with you as it's the most important document/card which you would need in case of an emergency. 

Explore the place as a Local may have done it.

Commute by metro instead of a cab. This also lets you walk around and explore as you would be required to reach the nearest metro station. For this reason, It's worthwhile to book a good hotel which is closer to the metro station. 

Keep it light

It not only helps you move around easily but also allows you to add on while you shop around various cities you visit.

As you pack leave enough space in your bags for new purchases. Also, ensure that there is enough scope for adding the weight while returning.

Do not handover or trust anyone with your bags especially at the Airports

Well, we have all seen films and see it happening all the time in movies. Strictly keep your Bags with yourself and do not leave them unattended at any time. Do not go by the looks of the fellow travellers, especially while travelling internationally. A small negligence on your part can cost you very heavily.

Check out all the required directions

Check out the directions to your Hotel from the Airport or the railway station as the case may be. In most of the international destinations, airports are well connected through metro. Check out the popular destinations you plan to visit and work out the best directions from the Hotel you are staying at. This will give you a good idea to plan the mode of commuting and the time involved. Know the whereabouts of the embassy of your native country, just in case you need any help in case of an emergency. 

Weather Forecast

Check out the minimum and maximum temperatures Check these for the dates of your travel and not at the time of booking. You may also refer to past years weather conditions during the period of travel to get and idea. Plan your clothing accordingly. In many European countries, even if the temperature is not so low, the wind may make you feel cold. so do keep some extra warm clothes.

Go for Layers

It helps to dress up in layers. Wear a Jacket which can be taken off or the buttons opened if you feel hot. You can take off your shirt if you have another layer inside. During the same day, as you will not return back to the hotel, you will come across a huge variation in temperatures.

Carry the essentials

Carry with you al that you may possibly need in case of an emergency. Some medicines, raincoat, water bottle, some snacks, sunscreen, sun shades, Goggles.....etc. etc. based on person to person.

Be Punctual

Do not book an early morning flight if you are a lazy person unable to get up on time. Please do keep in mind that the early morning flight usually would also mean reporting 3 hours prior to that time. Add an hour to travel as well. These flights may be cheaper but do consider these factors as well. Same applies for sightseeing locations as well. There are closing times and unexpectedly long ques for you to enter inside. If you start late, you would end up having limited time, enjoying the place. 


I have noticed a lot of people documenting the live shows on their mobile phones and video cameras, may to show their loved ones back home. rather, enjoy the show and the fact that you are viewing it live over there. See it with your eyes rather than seeing through your mobile phone screens. That's why you are there. Today everything is available online but going out and seeing it all for yourself is a totally different experience. Do not dilute it by putting a Phone between the real scene and your eyes. Simply be present in the moment and be a part of that.

Carry a Backpack

It helps you to roam around with your hands-free and all the weight on the back. carry a bag which is ergonomically designed to balance the weight on the back. There are backpacks which are specially designed for the purpose of photography from brands like Lowepro, Manfrotto and Kata. Various options are available and you can choose the one which fits your photography style and the equipment that you carry around. Besides your camera, you can carry a lot of other stuff as well in the same bag. 

On your own or a Travel Agent?

A lot of this depends on the individual. Some may prefer to leave it all on the per configured tour packages with the rigidness of timings and schedule while others may prefer to be free to explore everything as per their own pace, be it fast or slow. You wish to stay longer at a particular spot, you are free to do so if you are on your own. at the same time you also need to be responsible enough in a foreign country to understand the timing and availability of public transport, closing of restaurants etc. so as to be able to manage the everyday affairs. I have always planned all my trips be in our own country or abroad all by myself, from Bookings to Visa to accommodation and everyday planning.  

Respect the local customs religion and law

This is one of the most important aspects of your travel especially if you are traveling to a country which is rigid about their religion and laws. Respect and appreciate their practices as everyone has a right and freedom to practice their faith. Respecting others is the very first responsibility of Humanity.

Do not forget the Camera!

Being a Photographer myself, this is one advice which i must give. Carry a good camera. While you travel all around the world covering so much of a distance, spending so much of time, energy and money, it's certainly worthwhile preserving all those memories on a good camera with a capability of shooting well in low light conditions as well. ( to avoid carrying a Flash ) You may opt to go for a good mirrorless camera if the weight of a DSLR is an issue. However good mobile phone cameras maybe, I somehow feel good clicking only with a camera. I use a canon 5d Mark III but you can also explore some good cameras in a limited Budget.   

Munish Khanna is an Advertising and Fashion Photographer based in New Delhi, India who travels around both for work and pleasure. He has exhibited in America, England and Australia besides India. He runs a Photography course in Delhi for photography enthusiasts and professionals. His Photography course is also available online and can help you take the first steps in taking a good photograph.

Images on this page have been sourced from pexels under CC0 licence ( Creative commons Zero Licence )

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Guidelines for posing Female Models As a Photographer, How do I pose the Models ? or what are the guidelines one should keep in mind while posing as a model.

There is no rocket science involved in posing a model whether it is for modelling or for a fashion shoot. It could even be for a simple corporate portrait or a formal portrait of a Bride. Once you gain some experience as a Photographer, it all comes naturally to you and you very instinctively guide your model, who may have been hired for a professional Fashion shoot or who may be getting her own professional modelling Portfolio made from you. In both the cases, it's very important and relevant to meet the model beforehand so as to understand her potential. Once I meet, I get an idea about the models expressions and overall body language. 

While shooting I do not have this list, which I kind of compiled for this article but these are the general parameters which are involved while a model is being photographed. The poses are also worked out on the basis of the objective you as a Photographer or a representative of your client or the Fashion designer have in mind. Sometimes posture is a part of what you wish to show or convey through your photograph, be it a look or an outfit.

How one poses can vary a lot from model to model and depends on her Body type as well to some extent. What ever the case maybe, one should not be nervous and confidently pose without getting conscious about your body. Do it naturally and with spontaneity.

Role of Hands

Using Hands affectively helps a lot in Posing. Many Models are clueless about the positioning of their hands.I generally ask my models to play around with their hands and mostly it helps. Models may not be able to make out but you should be careful in not showing absolutely flat palms which may not look very pleasing. A slightly curved hand looks better than keeping it just straight and flat towards the camera.

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Looking back over the Shoulder

A very romantic and delicate pose, works quite well to emphasise the back, especially if it's bare. It could be a backless blouse or even just a bare shoulder or Back. This can be quite a revealing shot without actually revealing at all. As a Model, you should have the right attitude and confidence to pose with a Bare back.

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Make the Model lie down

Somehow, I love doing this as it puts the model at ease and there are numerous possibilities of shooting her around from different angles. 

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Full length Shots

Many models find it more difficult when it comes to a full length shot. Positioning the legs and balancing the body weight are key to good posing as a model faces the camera upfront. You may need to curve the body in the right manner, usually arched in an S shape helps but is not always essential. I generally tell the model to fine tune her posture by moving slightly in one direction and ask her to stop once I notice that the posture is looking appealing to the camera.

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Just as the right placement of Hands is important, the right positioning of the legs is equally important for a Model.

Slightly bending one of the legs while suitably shifting the body weight helps a lot. It's difficult to explain and express but the following photographs will give an idea.

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Lean on to a Wall

Simply leaning against a wall helps a lot in confidently facing the camera as compared to when you are without any props or surroundings.

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You could even be facing the wall instead of just your back towards it.

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It does not always have to be wall behind. Something in the front or on the side like a pillar can also be used to lean on to. Munish Khanna is a leading fashion photographer of India


Be on your own

Sitting shots, but there are no props around and the model is on her own. Simple, yet interesting poses can be worked out.

Don't Hold back. Simply express

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Swirl around

It works well in many cases particularly where the garment is quite flowing.

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No Eye Contact

It's generally good to have a direct eye contact in a portrait but sometimes looking away or looking down works as a good variation. While shooting a Model, I do keep in mind to have as many variations as possible. jia_0152.TIF-01771.jpgjia_0152.TIF-01771.jpg jia_0089.TIF-01708.jpgjia_0089.TIF-01708.jpg

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Holding hands above the hands is a sensual pose and requires a lot of confidence and a perfect body to carry.

Here, it was a good option to show off the outfit. 

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Leaning the Body slightly forward can accentuate the upper body of the Model in a very subtle manner 

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Lean forward and rest on something

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Hold on to something

Holding on to something helps the model be more at ease. It could even be her own knee for that matter.generally, it helps one hold on and lean back.

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Play around with Hair

Either you can use a fan to blow off the hair or the model can turn around towards the camera to bounce the hair.

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Play around with the outfit itself

Go for a Side Profile

I usually go for good side or short lighting for the model while shooting her side profile.

Posing a Model with a Male model can be quite challenging for many Photographers.

It's important to understand and keep in mind the objective of the shoot. Is the male model equally important? Is the product being advertised or promoted equally applicable to both. Based on these aspects, poses can be worked out to give equal or more weightage to one over the other.

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If you are an aspiring model looking forward to get a Modelling Portfolio made for yourself or need guidance in general as a Model, do get in touch with Munish Khanna. You can get more tips on modelling and photography as you flip through this website and also get complete details of the Portfolios being offered by Munish Khanna. 

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Behind the Scenes with Top Models Here is a compilation of videos, showcasing different Models I have photographed over a period of time. These are only from some of the shoots as many shoots are done without a Behind the scenes Video and due to a lot of work in hand, we are not able to edit the videos of all the shoots, though we do record most of our Modelling, fashion and advertising shoots.

Before we go ahead with a shoot, we discuss in detail the objective the aspiring model has in mind, before she planned to venture out in modeling or took the decision to go for a modeling portfolio. Many are just starting out while many have already made a name for themselves and would like to further refresh the looks in their portfolio. Some aspiring models are clueless as to what they are heading for. It's very important to meet and freely discuss all the aspects of a portfolio in advance and plan the shoot in accordance. The models are guided and given tips on the kind of clothes and the kind of looks that will go well with their personality so that they take a conscious decision after properly evaluating their own potential.

Different models perform differently, as they face the camera for the first time. I always meet the model, before hand to answer all his or her questions and to clear all doubts which one may have in mind in reference to modelling as a career. If you wish you can even go for a mock shoot before the actual shoot to help you build up the confidence and to understand the whole process of getting a portfolio made. during this session, I guide the model about the poses and expressions which they can go for. Aspiring models can also practice the poses and expressions on their own in front of the mirror but during this session, I am able to actually judge and help them improve their performance in front of the camera. It's totally optional to go for this session as many models approach a fashion photographer for a portfolio only a the last minute before applying for a beauty contest like Miss India or Miss India Earth.

It takes more than just sending across and submitting your photographs. You need to groom yourself and be more presentable in front of the camera. Especially for your interviews you need to gain that much needed confidence.






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Munish Khanna is one of the best Advertising and Fashion Photographer who has specially created one of the best online photography courses with a vast experience of teaching photography at his photography academy in Delhi. He has been running his Photography course in Delhi since 1993. Munish also specializes in helping young (or any age ) aspiring models to build up a career in the world of modelling and Acting. Do check out more details about the Modelling portfolios which he offers in Delhi. 

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