Akshay weds Asha!

I shot Akshay and Asha’s wedding in Kundapur in December. This is also a a great time to visit coastal Karnataka. The weather is very forgiving, and you can actually eat more food as opposed to constantly drinking water 😛 Here is a selection of processed images from the shoot.

Print Your Photos!

Photography is a wildly popular hobby in today’s times. Digital has helped make instant gratification a habit. SLR or point n’ shoot – viewing the LCD at the back of the camera screen is something we have all gotten used to. This is the first level of satisfaction – and generally comes after we go through the creative process of composing and exposing the frame. And then, after releasing the images from the confines of the memory card, we share them over the internet with friends and family. Comments via social networking sites and email make us happy until the next time we pick up the camera. Unfortunately, there ends the life cycle of most photographs.

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Photograpy Gear that I Use

Pratap's gear, 2013. Missing: 24-105L cos I used it to shoot this :) Let us face it. Men love gear talk. Be it cars, mobiles or hi-fi audio systems. We love to discuss gear. So I won’t be surprised if you are curious to know what gear I shoot with. In this page, I go one step further and also list the gear I have used in the past. And yes, I have used a lot of gear. Does that qualify me to give you gear advice? Actually no. Because I stopped keeping track of what is new in the market ever since I saturated my camera bag. I am happy with the gear I own, and my acquisition rate is much lower now. But I will be glad to answer questions about gear I have owned in the past.

Camera systemPresentPast
Camera BodyCanon 5D Mark III
Canon 1D Mark III
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 5DCanon 40DCanon 30DCanon 350D
Telephoto LensCanon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS Mark II USMCanon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS Mark I USMCanon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM
Mid-range Lens Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USMTamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8 SP XR ZL Di LD Aspherical (IF)Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
(Ultra) Wide Angle lens Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens

Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USMCanon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG IF HSM Aspherical
Macro LensCanon EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM MacroCanon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
OtherCanon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
PrinterCanon Pixma Pro9500
Flash systemsCanon 580EX II

Canon 580EX
Canon 430EX
Wireless Flash trigger systemAlienbee cybersync with 3 x CSRB receivers and 1 x CST transmitterCactus Wireless Flash Trigger Set V4 3x Transmitter 1x RecieverCactus Wireless Flash Trigger Set V2s
BagsClik Elite Nature Medium

Bumblebee-220 PL

Crumpler Karachi Outpost, Crumpler 5 Million Dollar Home

Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home
Lowe Pro Fastpack 350Lowe Pro Orion
TeleconverterNoneCanon 1.4x TC
Extension TubesKenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG
TripodsManfrotto 055CXPRO3 Carbon Fiber

FEISOL Traveler CT-3441T Rapid Tripod Legs
Benro C-269 Travel
Angel Carbon Fiber
Feisol CT-3401N
Slik Pro 700DX Tripod Legs
BallheadMarkins Q-Ball M10 with Knob Release

Photo Clam Pro Gold II Easy PQR Ballhead
Benro J-1 Ball headManfrotto 488RC0 Midi Ball Head with 030- 14 RC0 Rapid Connect Plate
Macro-accesssory Velbon Super Mag Slider Macro Rail - Magnesium with Arca-Swiss Universal Quick Release Plate and Kirk QRC-1.75 Quick Release Clamp
StrapsUpstrap x3
CF CardsPhotoFast GMonster CompactFlash 16 GB533x, 8GB 533x Plus
Photography FiltersLEE Filters 4x6" GND 0.6 - Soft Edge
LEE Filters 4x6" GND 0.9 - Soft Edge>

Hoya ND4 Filter 77mm

Hoya UV-Filter 67mm

B+W 77mm Kaeseman Circular Polarizing Multi-Resistant Coating (MRC) Glass Filter

B+W 82mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter

Haida ND3.0, 1000x Optical Glass Neutral Density Filter, 100x100mm

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