I am Atul. I am photographer based in New Delhi and I specialize in Wedding and Portrait photography. I am a relaxed, outgoing person who is passionate about making images.
Every photographer has a story of how they came to pick up a camera. For me I purchased a Rs. 250.00 (US$7.00) film camera in 8th grade. It was essentially a point and shoot plastic camera with a film in it. No batteries, no flash it was a ‘shoot day only’ camera.
The amount I spent was my personal savings and was a huge amount for me to pay for a camera. I was unsure whether it is a real camera and exhausted the first roll of film within hours of purchasing it. In the next couple of days the film was developed and I got the first glimpse of the images. The images were not great but I liked one of the image with some of my friends as ‘subject’ with blue sky as background with some clouds.
My brother gifted me my first DSLR in November 2008. I started photography as a weekend photographer and attended a few workshops by experts in Wildlife, Wedding and Studio photography. I became focused towards photography in July 2011 where I begun to take small jobs and I am in the process of establishing myself as a professional photographer.
Presently I shoot Weddings, you can visit my wedding website by clicking over here. Besides shooting weddings I am getting into shooting portraits.
To me “Photography is like time travel”. I believe that a person’s emotion and memory attached with a photograph, plays with the complex network of circuits in the brain taking him/her back in time. I truly believe that a person should always document his life by way of photographs for him and for his closed ones.
So Why the F-Stop Diary Blog
With this blog, I want to share everything I do and learn in the field of photography. My methods, my lighting setups, the books I read, the places I visit etc. The approach behind making an image – it’s all out there for you to see. I’m not trying to show off – that’s definitely not my purpose. I hope that my experiences can help you improve your photography.
If you are new to photography I shall soon be uploading the basics of photography e-book for you to download.
And finally, please read this carefully:
I don’t consider myself an expert in photography, my techniques are not secrets and the kinds of things you’ll read here will not make you a photographer overnight. Trust me there is no shortcut to making great images. The information I could give you can be found for free here on my blog or elsewhere online. If you need some help figuring stuff out, just use my contact form to send me an email and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
Thank you for taking the time to read about me, I hope to see you on this blog sometime soon!