Monday, 26 December 2016

Exposing the Conspiracy against Men of this World – Part 1

Exposing the Conspiracy against Men of this World
Hello friends my name is Manav Singhi and in this and in future posts I am going to expose the conspiracy and planning of one of the World’s most dangerous organization. I know after this expose anything can happen to me because members of this secret organization are spread in every part of this world. But instead of thinking about my life I will fulfill my duty toward my brothers and going to expose this conspiracy for the future of all Men of this World.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Naina Khan

One of my favorite Model Naina Khan, the important thing is that she listens to me at the shoot and try to understand what I want from her. I think this is the most important quality for a great shoot a model can have.

Monday, 19 December 2016

ये धुवाँ

Arvind Jodha at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
देख तो दिल के जाँ से उठता है
ये धुवाँ सा कहाँ से उठता है

Arvind Jodha at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.

Ayushi Anand

Ayushi Anand
Ayushi Anand at Jawahar Kala kendra, Jaipur.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

खाली

Empty
कई कमरों में कोई नहीं रहता ना कोई इंसान ना ही कोई सामान।

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Jab bhi milati hai mujhe. . .

Jab bhi milati hai mujhe
Jab bhi milati hai mujhe
Ajnabi lagati kyon hai
Zindagi roj naye
Rang badalati kyon hai


Movie: Umrao Jaan (1981)
Singers: Asha Bhosle
Song Lyricists: Shahryar
Music: Mohammed Zahur Khayyam
Director: Muzaffar Ali

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Pink

Pink
Pink it's my new obsession
Pink it's not even a question,
Pink on the lips of your lover, 'cause
Pink is the love you discover . . .

I think today Indian’s can totally relate with these lines sung by Aerosmith in 1997.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Thirak Utsav

Aditi Mangaldas
Aditi Mangaldas - We attain this kind of effect in photography by using the slow shutter speed or you can say long exposure technique.
Jaipur, 11 December: The 3 day ‘Thirak Utsav’ concluded on a high note today at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur. with power packed dance performances that left the audience in awe. The day commenced with a symposium in which the guest speakers shared the teachings of their Gurus as well as their contribution in the arena of Kathak.

Padma Vibhushan Uma Sharma from New Delhi spoke on ‘Contribution of Guru Sundar Prasad’; Guru Sushmita Mishra & Kajal Mishra from Kolkata on ‘Contribution of Guru Pt. Jaylal & Pt. Ramgopal’; Guru Pannalal Kathan from Ganganagar, Dr. Rekha Thakar & Sangeeta Singhal from Jaipur on ‘Contribution of Guru Gauri Shankar’ and Pt. Rajkumar Javda from Jaipur on Contribution of Guru Kanhaiyalal Javda’. The session was moderated by Guru Prerana Shrimali from New Delhi.

Later in the evening JKK’s Rangayan Auditorium witnessed an enchanting ‘Sattriya’ dance performance by Anwesa Mahanta. The theme of her performance today was ‘Narsingh Leela’. She started with ‘Sudh Nritya’ – ‘Ramdani’ followed by ‘Geetor Nach’ (the pure form of dance), which has both the nature of ‘Male’ and ‘Female’. 

This was followed by a gripping Kathak dance by Ms. Aditi Mangaldas. Her performance – ‘Widening Circles’ -- was based on the concept of ‘pratityasamutpada’ or interdependent co-arising. The performance was presented in three parts – ‘The Sun’, ‘The Earth’ and ‘The Moon’. Through the metaphor of the blossoming lotus that connects to the ever widening circles of life, Aditi Magaldas tried to explore the concept of pratityssamutpada. Her dance presentation reflected on the fact that everything in the universe is interlinked and connected. She was accompanied by Mohit Gangani on Tabla, Faraz Ahmad on Vocals and Harmonium, Ashish Gangani on Pakhawaj and Amir Khan on Sarangi.

About the Artistes

Anwesa Mahanta is a dedicated young exponent of Sattriya dance. She has received accolades from the art connoisseurs and scholars for the grace and liveliness of her dance and the expressiveness of her abhinaya.

Aditi Mangaldas is a leading dancer and choreographer in the classical Indian dance form of Kathak. With extensive training under the leading gurus of Kathak – Shrimati Kumudini Lakhia and Pandit Birju Maharaj, Aditi is today recognized for her artistry, technique, eloquence and characteristic energy that mark every performance.
Anwesa Mahanta
Anwesa Mahanta - This picture is not photoshoped the technique of taking these kind of Pictures is known as Double Exposure.

leap of faith.

leap of faith.
People come to Jalmahal, Jaipur with food to feed fishes and they believe that by doing this they will be blessed. A pic from today’s photowalk.

Friday, 9 December 2016

Yaral Bhatt

Yaral Bhatt
In between beautiful Yaral Bhatt is busy in her project submission.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Jaipur Art Summit

Jaipur Art Summit
The 4th edition of the Jaipur Art Summit (JAS) began today at Ravindra Manch, Jaipur and I took this shot there only today. It is a 5 day event which will witness various segments like art talks and discussions, Book Release; Art Movies; Creative Work Shop; Art & Musical Performance; Demonstration of Traditional Art Forms; International Artist Camp; Art Exhibition & Galleries Show; Calligraphy; Art Installations, among others. 

Artists from different countries such as Austria, Argentina, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, France, Germany, Hungry, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Myanmar, New Zealand, Netherlands, Nigeria, Singapore, Sri-Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Ukraine, UAE, UK, USA, and Vietnam will showcase their art at the event and will also participate in various activities to promote the craft.

I will say if you are in Jaipur and you love art then you will definitely Love this, So don’t miss it and be there.

The British Polo Day India

Today I have been invited to a Polo practice session and I took this shot there. So if any of you are interested in Polo don’t miss the matches from tomorrow at Rambagh Polo Ground.

‘The British Polo Day India’ is all set to begin on December 7 at the Rajasthan Polo Club, Jaipur. The event trophy was unveiled today by Maharaj Narednra Singh and Mr. Ben Vestey, Partner & Managing Director of ‘British Polo Day’ at the Polo Club.

It is to be recalled that this is the second time the city will witness this event.

Monday, 5 December 2016

A Beautiful Young Dreamer.

Akanksha Agarwal
And in between the chaos of models and supermodels at Rajasthan Heritage Week, I found this beautiful young dreamer (Akanksha Agarwal) just waiting to spread her wings.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Rajasthan Heritage Week 2016

Rajasthan Heritage Week fashion show Jaipur

FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA KICKS OFF AT DIGGI PALACE

Jaipur, 01 December: The gala fashion show series of Rajasthan Heritage Week (RHW) began today at Hotel Diggi Palace in grandeur. The show was formally inaugurated by Rajasthan Industries Minister, Mr. Gajendra Singh Khimsar and Principal Secretary, MSME, Mr. Rajeeva Swarup.

Known for their patronage of art, literature and music, members of the Diggi family --  Rudra Pratap Singh, Raghav Pratap Singh, Aparajit Singh, Gaurangini Singh and Katyayini Singh opened the show as hosts and patrons of Heritage Fashion and Handmade in Rajasthan.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Right to Smoke.

Question is Smoking at a No Smoking area or No Smoking sign at Smoking area?
This small area of café has been reserved as a Smoking Zone since 8th April 1993 the day when Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur was inaugurated. But few months back the administration decided and installed this sign of No Smoking here. Now this sign has became a reason of many verbal clashes between smokers and non smokers, which is very disturbing for artists like us who just come here to relax and have a cup of coffee on an interesting discussion.

I don’t smoke nor I promote smoking but I understand that even those who smoke have some rights. The café area of Jawahar Kala Kendra is huge and till now before the sign was installed the smokers and non smokers were used to live in harmony in their own spaces. All I want is that although administration had taken the old smoking zone but please allocate the new smoking zone to smokers in the café area. So that again smokers and non smokers can share the café in harmony, as the smokers are also citizens of India with few basic rights.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Yogesh Moda at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.

Yogesh Moda at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
Today I went to Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur in afternoon and fond the winter light and this frame interesting. As a lifestyle photographer it’s kind of hard for me to imagine a frame without people. So I look around me and found Yogesh Moda he is an aspiring director, recently he has done a short film which is in its final editing stage. So I asked him to give me a pose in that frame and here is the outcome.

Monday, 28 November 2016

A Break.

World Trade Park Jaipur Moon
I was shooting some products at my penthouse studio and as I took a break and came out on terrace I saw this and just clicked.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Nature

Nature
“Nature” A pic from today’s PhotoWalk at Smriti Van, JLN marg, Jaipur.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

All Alone.

All Alone.
I don’t know why but this pic looks very depressing to me. I took this shot at the Auditorium of Jawahar kala Kendra, Jaipur.

Friday, 25 November 2016

India's Conspiracy against Black and White Photographers.

India's Conspiracy against Black and White Photographers.
India is a very strange country; I am born in India but still trying to figure it out. I love black and white photography and always try to click some good ones. But in India it’s kind of impossible to click a good black and white pic without killing your soul. No matter how much you try but you end up with colors in your frame. Finding a good frame without colors in India is a task in itself. Sometimes you feel like it's a conspiracy going against black and white photographers in India. You will feel like people intentionally wear these colors and make a frame in front of you to capture. 

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Reflection in glass of Tea.

A mobile shot took at Indian Coffee House, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.

Friday, 4 November 2016

The Rule of Thirds in Headshot Photography with 20 Examples.

The Rule of Thirds in Headshot Photography with 20 Examples.
After my recent article “Rule of Thirds in Photography with 20 examples” I got some queries about how to apply “The Rule of Thirds” in Headshot Photography correctly. So here I am explaining The Rule of Thirds in Headshot Photography in details but I will suggest before you read this article read the main article on Rule of Thirds first. ( Rule of Thirds in Photography with 20 examples )

Basically as I had already explained to you about the role of Hero in your picture, so in headshots we have to keep our hero (subject) on the lines of Rule of Thirds. Although every part of Human body is important but Eyes are considered to be the most important part of Human body. You can see lot of pictures and paintings where all the emphasis is put on the Eyes. It is said that “The eyes are the window to the soul”, there are many psychological reasons why we consider eyes to be the most important part of Human body but we will not go in that details in this post. So our hero in close Headshots are eyes and rest of the things are just to compliment eyes. I always say Art created with the help of rules is not an Art but to create a masterpiece without rules first you have to master the rules then you have to find the way to break rules. I think these 20 examples will be enough to clarify this topic but still if you have some queries feel free to ask them in comment section below.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Rule of Thirds in Photography with 20 examples.

Rule of Thirds in Photography with 20 examples.
Concept of Rule of Thirds is to divide your image in 9 equal segments with the help of 2 vertical and 2 horizontal imaginary lines while taking picture. According to the Rule of Thirds you have to position the most important subject or element in your scene along these lines, or at the points where these lines intersect.

Origin of The Rule of Thirds.

Monday, 31 October 2016

Night of Diwali Blessing or a Curse?

This picture is clicked and edited on my mobile on the night of Diwali. The picture is looking good because it is looking balanced and well composed. Now let’s get back to the story behind the pic.

Diwali is a very big Hindu festival in India or I should say all around the World, it is a symbol of victory of good on evil and light on darkness. You can imagine its popularity by a simple thing that this year Diwali was even celebrated by UN (United Nations). I was happy with the symbolization of good on evil but this symbolization of light on darkness created lot of problem for me on the night of Diwali.

The process of Diwali celebration involves buying new clothes, feeling festive, sharing gifts, lighting your home & workplace and doing fireworks & burning crackers. All the other things are good enough and depend upon the individuals but the direct effects of burning fireworks is not restricted to individuals. I was just reading the article on BBC News that how “Angry Indians tweeted after Diwali fireworks choke Delhi”, and Delhi is just 250km from Jaipur where I live. Anyhow this is not just about Delhi this is the condition of every town of north India. In India it looks like the fireworks industry is growing, people are suffering and government is celebrating Diwali. 

I was all set to celebrate Diwali with friends and family when suddenly in the evening I started feeling choked. Although I was not comfortable from last couple of days because of the increase of pollution levels due to the added pollution of fireworks but on the Diwali evening condition started to worsen. As soon as I came to my balcony I understood what and why it’s happening. The view from my balcony was spectacular you could see the sky filled with fireworks all around you. With that spectacular view the smoke and pollution produced by those fireworks were also easily visible and with every second smoke and pollution were getting denser and denser. 

Population of Jaipur is approx 4 million people who are living in approx 50sq Km of main city area. Imagine if even 1% (40,000) of those 4 million people starts burning fireworks at the same time in the area of 50sq Km what will be the condition going to be of Noise and Air Pollution. This was just about the Pollution from fireworks, rest of the normal day pollution of factories and vehicles was just icing on the cake.  This is what happened on the Diwali night all this pollution combined made the city a Gas Chamber.

With the feeling of choking soon I started coughing also and I could see the smoke and pollution was getting denser and denser by the minute. I knew I had to get out of this pollution soon otherwise I would be in a very bad condition, so I took some water bottles few medicines and jumped into my car. I straight away headed to the nearest highway and drove approx 40Km away from the population and this pollution. Went out of the car took some long breathes of fresh air and within few minutes I was relaxed. Instead of celebrating Diwali with my friends and family I was somewhere on the highway all alone, where I took this pic and spend few hours. “Waited for the city to sleep and Pollution to gone and then I returned to home at the crack of dawn”.

Sunday, 30 October 2016

12 Tips for Successful Fireworks Photography

12 Tips for Successful Fireworks Photography
Hello friends Happy Diwali and I know most of my friends in India will going to enjoy lot of Fire Works tonight and some of them will even try to Capture it. So for those who will be trying to capture those Fireworks extravaganza tonight in India here are the Best 12 tips for fireworks photography which will make your work a lot easy. 

For all those new bees who will try to shoot fireworks today for first  time keep in mind that it’s all about practice and experiments there is no shortcut. When I started to capture fireworks I also made lot of mistakes, the initial results were very bad but eventually I learned from my mistakes and finally able to click the results I was looking for. 

12 tips for fireworks photography


Tuesday, 18 October 2016

“Ignite” Festival of Contemporary Dance, Jaipur.

“Ignite” Festival of Contemporary Dance 2016 Jaipur Edition has started Today. Jaipur edition is for two days only on 18th & 19th Oct 2016 so if you are in Jaipur tomorrow and interested in contemporary dance I would say don’t miss it. 

Today was “Nidravathwam” it was about Kumbakarna and Lakshmana’s Boon of sleep and how in course of time this Boon seem to acquire the dimensions of a curse. And the beautifull Script, Direction and Performance was by Nimmy Raphel.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

SAARC Jaipur Sufi Festival.

Sufi Artist Vidya Shah SAARC Jaipur Sufi Festival
Sufi Artist Vidya Shah SAARC Jaipur Sufi Festival
Jaipur Sufi Festival an annual fest celebrating the Art, Literature and Culture of South Asian Countries has started today 14th Oct and will go on till 16 October 2016 at Hotel Diggi Palace. Although there were lot of activities which happened all day long but I was interested in the Musical Evening. The Musical evening started with A mesmerizing performance by the well renowned Sufi Artist Vidya Shah from India. Next was the performance by Shah Rasool Qasemi from Afganistan. Next came the performances from Nathu Lal Ji and group which was followed by "JOGAN" The Sufi Fashion Showcase.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Raining In Jaipur, Lovely Weather.

Raining In Jaipur, Lovely Weather.
Today’s weather of Jaipur is just lovely it’s raining all around and the temperature has come down. Today is Wednesday only but it looks like that it will going to be a long weekend.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Value of Water.

Value of Water Jaipur Save
I was somewhere in Jaipur, shooting something else and suddenly saw them and I just took this shot. Mind is a very strange thing, the moment I saw them thousands of thoughts crossed my mind and one of the thought was what I did that morning.

I have a 3 year old kid and we had bought a big plastic swimming pool for him few days back. Occasionally and on that morning also we filled that pool for him he enjoyed in it for an hour and then we just drained the water.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Monday, 1 August 2016

Rajasthan Style Fest.

Fashion Show "Rajasthan Style Fest 2016" Jaipur
A Grand Fashion Show was organized at the Royal Darbaar Hall of Hotel Diggi Palace, Jaipur on the eve of 31-July-2016 under the umbrella of “Rajasthan Style Fest”. Gazal Mishra, Sumit Dasgupta and Payal Sangtani were the main designers of the show, other than them the students of “Heights Institute of Fashion and Technology” also got chance to present their designs in one sequence. Designer Jewelry and accessories were by Anshu Jain for all the sequences and Makeup was by Sundra Bains. The beautiful dance performance was by Peeyushri Shukla and Live Music performance was by Kayam Ali Kawa and Nazim Ali Kawa (Rahnuma Band). And the Lovely show was choreographed by Abhimanyu Singh Tomar.
Fashion Show "Rajasthan Style Fest 2016" Jaipur
Komal Kalra Pagarani Mrs Asia 2014
Fashion Show "Rajasthan Style Fest 2016" Jaipur
Dancer Peeyushri Shukla
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Fashion Show "Rajasthan Style Fest 2016" Jaipur
Model Priyanka Parashar 
Fashion Show "Rajasthan Style Fest 2016" Jaipur
Sangeeta Gharu and Gang
Fashion Show "Rajasthan Style Fest 2016" Jaipur
Model Naina Khan
Fashion Show "Rajasthan Style Fest 2016" Jaipur
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Fashion Show "Rajasthan Style Fest 2016" Jaipur
Model Monika Karwasra
Fashion Show "Rajasthan Style Fest 2016" Jaipur
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Fashion Show "Rajasthan Style Fest 2016" Jaipur
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Fashion Show "Rajasthan Style Fest 2016" Jaipur
Model Elly Emily
Fashion Show "Rajasthan Style Fest 2016" Jaipur
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Fashion Show "Rajasthan Style Fest 2016" Jaipur
Kayam Ali Kawa and Model
Fashion Show "Rajasthan Style Fest 2016" Jaipur
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Fashion Show "Rajasthan Style Fest 2016" Jaipur
Kayam Ali Kawa and Model Priyanka Parashar 
Fashion Show "Rajasthan Style Fest 2016" Jaipur
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Fashion Show "Rajasthan Style Fest 2016" Jaipur
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Fashion Show "Rajasthan Style Fest 2016" Jaipur
Gazal Mishra, Sumit Dasgupta and Gang