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Saturday, 25 August 2012

Dawn of Creative Candid Photoraphy in India

Dawn of Creative Candid wedding Photography in India

Candid wedding photography is at an infant stage in India and there are no proper sites to connect the wedding photographers with clients who are looking for such creative services. Many of my associates  have requested me for details of candid photographers in India and this post aims to do the same. Unlike the traditional style photography nowadays the younger generation is preferring something creative, something different, something interesting. This something different is invariable sometimes called Candid wedding photography, sometimes in a more refined manner called 'Fina Art Wedding' Photography. Whatever the name, fact remains that more and more people are now preferring Candid wedding photography. What then is candid wedding photography. Candid or also known as Creative candid wedding photography is an art form of wedding photography where the creative aspect of a wedding event is captured, where emphasize is given on candid style. The photographer remains hidden in the crowd and shoots candid moments of the guests, bride-groom etc. Most candid wedding photographers will carry good quality lenses and professional grade DSLR. So what are the criterias of a good candid wedding photographer in India and how much do they charge.
If you are looking for a good creative candid wedding photographer either in Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai or Hyderabad then following guidelines will help you in your hunt for a good candid wedding photographer.

1. Candid style: 

Always compare photographs of different candid wedding photographers to get an idea of their style. See if these photos are posed or shot in a candid moment. In a candid moment generally the subjects remain free and happy and the stiffness in the muscle is not evident. A candid moment also creates an interesting perspective.

2. Professional lenses and Camera

A professional grade lenses and camera is a must, since specialised lenses gives an unique perspective. For example most candid photographers now use 50mm prime portrait lenses, which offers a new dimension in portrait photography. Some advanced candid  wedding photographers may go for 24-70 f2.8 lenses which are more appropriate for wedding photography. A good camera is also a necessity. Most desirable are the full frame cameras as these have good low light performance, that is even under low light condition the photographer can shoot a candid photograph without using the flash. So it is important that you ask your photographer a little about the camera gear to be used. Generally the following cameras are considered good. Canon - 550D, 600D, 60D are semi professional cameras and generally accepted, anything below these range is a no-no. Good ones are 7D and 5D Mark II and above. For Nikon D90, D7000 are considered good ones.

 3. Portfolio

Always insist on seeing the portfolio. For any particular wedding event ask for a set of photos from that event, that way it will help you understand the consistency of the candid photography. Surely you would not hire someone who delivers only 10% good photos and rest average ones. Post processing is also important. An average photo can be made to look great as well. So see the overall portfolio.

4. Pricing

This is very important because pricing decides whether you want to go with Mr X or Mr Y even though both might be producing similar results. Some well known top candid wedding photographers charge Rs 75,000 and above for the entire wedding. Some charge between 50-70k and some 30-50k range. If you ask me what is the difference, well then I would say why would you want a Reebok and not Bata, whereas both serves the purpose. To me if I see a Rs 40k guy is producing the same results, I will go with 40k guy, if I have all the money to spare and want to brag about exclusivity then I will spend in excess of Rs 1 lakh.
The photographs here were produced by photographers who charge Rs 35-40k per wedding event.
Following is a list of Wedding photographers. The charges may vary depending on which city you are calling from, where is the photographer based and what time of the year the booking is made.

List of Candid Wedding Photographer


Vinayak Das     -
Sanjay Austa


Pradeep Sanyal     -
Prasanta Singha    -
Abhijit Bhowmick  -


Mayuresh Patil   -
Sunil Umbre      -
Subhendu Sen   -
Vinayak Das     -


Sunil Umbre         -
Abhijit Bhowmick  - 
Pradeep Sanyal     -
Creative Chisel     -

Friday, 24 August 2012

Marwari Destination Candid wedding photography

Marwari Destination Candid wedding photography

We had this unique opportunity to travel to Puri this year for a destination wedding photography shoot. The occasion was a wedding, Marwari wedding ceremony where the Groom was from Kolkata and Bride from Cuttack. We took this creative candid wedding photography opportunity without a second thought. After all we don't get to shoot in the sea-beaches too often. The mood was just perfect. We had the sea, sand and a grand wedding. The shoot was held at Puri Hotel a 5-star property in the secluded side. 


After we arrived we took a nice bath in the sea and took some rest. This was our first Marwari wedding and we must acknowledge that the arrangements were very good. The moment we were in the venue we were onto it. We did a recce of all the vantage points. There were 2 of us, Debangon and me. Debangon was ever excited as this was his first creative candid wedding photography and that too a destination wedding project. The project was undertaken by 35mm World Studio ( a Kolkata based candid wedding photography company. We were happy to see so many colors which were evident by the decorations. In the photo above we see a pink saree worn by the bride. We used Canon professional L series lenses in this project as we wanted the best candid wedding photographs to be shot. The first day was Sangeet night where the youngsters danced the night away. The second day was the wedding day. The wedding on till 3 AM in the morning. We were happy to see our final candid wedding photographs. Afterall we are happy when we see our clients happy.

Marwari Bride. Creative candid photography.
35mm world Studio has more than 2 years of experience in creative and candid wedding photography in India, specializing in Marwari, Bengali, Bihari and Odiya candid wedding photography. We can be reached at +91 9051518411 .